2021 Presentations 

LH200 Materials that Matter

Carolyn Ames Noble, Principal, Interior and Product Design ASID, Ames Design Collective

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, Suite 131

Selecting sustainable materials can help reduce carbon footprint and nurture the overall health of the planet. Discuss the integration of both into materials and interior spaces and solutions that empower the architect and designer in specifying materials that are harmonious to people and the planet.

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Carolyn Ames Noble

LH201 Colormix Color Forecast 2022

Michael Plank, Director, Color Marketing and Design, Sherwin-Williams

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Meet on 6 Conference Center

Nothing is permanent; all is ever-changing. We plan, progress, draft designs — set our intentions — and over time they slowly take shape. This is MODE: a collection of 40 trend colors from which four unique palettes have been drawn to welcome a truly wondrous transition.

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Michael Plank

DC200 Living with Art

Jill Sieracki, Managing Editor, Galerie | Richard Norton, Owner, Richard Norton Gallery | Steve Kadlec, Owner, Kadlec Architecture & Design | Suzanne Lovell, Owner/Interior Designer, Suzanne Lovell, Inc. | Todd Raymond, Principal, Studio Todd Raymond

9:00 am - 10:00 am | The Bright Group, Suite 6-166

More than just a finishing touch, artwork can completely transform an entire space. Join to discuss building functional, yet visually compelling residences that integrate a collection of art.

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Jill Sieracki
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Richard Norton
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Steve Kadlec
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Suzanne Lovell
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Todd Raymond

LH202 Live and Work Now: Finding Inspiration

Kaitlin Petersen, Editor in Chief, Business of Home | Victoria Hagan, Designer and Principal, Victoria Hagan Interiors

9:00 am - 10:00 am | The Shade Store, Suite 105

Join for a lively conversation about Victoria's book, LIVE NOW, the new significance of the home, and the career-changing lessons learned through her tenure as one of the country's most celebrated designers.

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Kaitlin Petersen
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Victoria Hagan

LH203 The Making of the Modern Design Entrepreneur

Kate Marker, Founder, Kate Marker Interiors | Sophie Donelson, Editorial Ambassador, Ann Sacks

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Ann Sacks, Suite 100B

Kate Marker is running a new kind of design business fueled by nearly half a million Instagram followers and a sophisticated digital marketing plan — and all from the Chicagoland suburbs. Hear about her brightest business insights, the offers she always turns down, and her top takeaways on building a brand.

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Sophie Donelson

LH204 Boss Ladies 4.0: Building Enterprises

Alisha Serras, Owner, Scavolini Chicago | Daniele Busca, Creative Director, Scavolini USA | Melissa Skoog, President & Founder, Skoog | Young Huh, Principal, Young Huh Interiors

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Scavolini Store Chicago, Suite 110

ELLE DECOR hosts an empowering conversation featuring a group of dynamic women in the design and construction industries. Join us for a powerhouse panel with an in-depth discussion on the women who are doing-it-all and breaking the mold for good.

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Alisha Serras
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Daniele Busca
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Melissa Skoog
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Young Huh

DC201 Designing a Custom Rug

Jennifer Hoevker, Showroom Manager, Scott Group Studio | Jennifer Kirchgessner, Product Director, Scott Group Studio

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Scott Group Studio, Suite 14-129

Explore the craftsmanship and care of designing rugs using only high-quality, sustainable materials - something to be valued for decades.

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Jennifer Hoevker
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Jennifer Kirchgessner

LH205 Connecting With Nature

Amy Kartheiser, Founder, Amy Kartheiser Design | Jessica Lagrange, Principal, Lagrange Interiors | Randy Heller, Founder, Randy Heller Design | Shannon Sharpe, Editor, Luxe Interiors & Design

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Divine Flooring, Suite 105B

Discover how three local Interior Designers incorporate nature thoughtfully and intentionally in their residential projects. Guest attendees will enjoy a delectable 'Farm to Table' brunch provided by a sustainable caterer, Big Delicious Planet.

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Amy Kartheiser
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Jessica Lagrange
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Randy Heller
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Shannon Sharpe

DC203 The Synergistic Juxtaposition of the Familiar and the Unexpected

Jeff Forrest, Founder, STACKLAB

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Jean de Merry, Suite 1466

Jeff Forrest explains his signature "STACK"-based approach to design and how technology and regional manufacturing fundamentally enrich process and product.

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Jeff Forrest

LH206 How to Hire and Retain in the 2021 Talent War

Kenneth Roberts, Principal, Interior Talent | Nadia Roberts, Founder, Interior Talent | Pam McNally, VP of Marketing, NKBA

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Meet on 6 Conference Center

We are in a candidate-driven market that is just getting started. How is your company going to compete? Discuss specific tools to attract the right candidates, understand their motivators for making a job change, and how to create a compelling offer that they will accept. Stay for a quick 2022 Trends Presentation from 12:15 - 12:45 p.m., featuring Pam McNally, VP of Marketing, NKBA in the Poggenpohl studio, Suite 138.

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Kenneth Roberts
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Nadia Roberts

DC202 Residential Home Theater Design and Build

Kenneth Walker, Owner and Founder, Artisan Electronics Group

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Artisan Electronics Group, Suite 1486

In the course of the past 18 months, most of the world has taken a reexamined view of how quality escapism in our own homes is defined. To our way of thinking, it is difficult to imagine that there could be a better form of escapism than having a best in class dedicated theater to disappear into at any hour of the day, for two (or more) hours.

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Kenneth Walker

DC204 What's Modern vs. What's Current

James Dolenc, Owner/Interior Designer, James Thomas Interiors | Jill Sieracki, Managing Editor, Galerie | Kim Scodro, Owner/Interior Designer, Kim Scodro Interiors | Thomas Riker, Owner/Interior Designer, James Thomas Interiors

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Hickory Chair, Suite 1477

What seperates making a home current as opposed to making it modern? Explore how to transform traditional living spaces that will delight clients and enhance how they live today.

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James Dolenc
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Jill Sieracki
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Kim Scodro
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Thomas Riker

LH207 Innovative Door Locking Technology

Rodd Salvatore, Vice President, Accurate Lock & Hardware | Tarra Del Chiaro, Director of Marketing, Accurate Lock & Hardware

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Katonah Architectural Hardware • Lighting • Furniture, Suite 163

Join for a presentation by industry leaders as they demonstrate innovative new door locking technology, SmartEntry by Accurate, and how to combine it with luxury hardware options.

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Rodd Salvatore
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Tarra Del Chiaro

DC210 Color Trends 2022

Beth Maguire, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore | Jason Walker, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore | Mary Hoffman, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Meet on 6 Conference Center

Join for a discussion on the concepts and ideas that formed the Color Trends 2022 palette, as well as an informative dialogue on specifying both color and product to achieve your vision for every project.

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Beth Maguire
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Jason Walker
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Mary Hoffman

LH208 Building Your Brand

Jean Stoffer, Interior Designer, Jean Stoffer Design

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Monogram Design Center, Suite 124

Join Jean Stoffer as she discusses the evolution of her design career and how she built a well-known brand along the way.

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Jean Stoffer

LH213 Designing with Art

Angelina Vivant, Artist, Angelina Vivant Fine Art | S. Somogyi & F. Malyszko, Founders/Interior Designers, steve+filip design

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | New Style Cabinets, Suite 163

Join steve+filip and local artist Angelina Vivant for a one-of-a-kind discussion and learn how to utilize custom millwork when designing a room around art.

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Angelina Vivant
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S. Somogyi & F. Malyszko

DC205 Grandmillenial Design in the New Roaring Twenties

Clary Bosbyshell Welsh, Owner/Principal Designer, Clary Bosbyshell Design | Emma Bazilian, Content Director, Schumacher | Sarah Vaile, Owner/Principal Designer, Sarah Vaile Design | Summer Thornton, Owner/Principal Designer, Summer Thornton Design

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Schumacher / PFM, Suite 6-133

Explore all things grandmillenial. What is it? How do you achieve it? How do you corner the emerging millennial market? All the questions will be discussed and refreshments will be served.

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Clary Bosbyshell Welsh
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Emma Bazilian
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Sarah Vaile
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Summer Thornton

LH209 Luxury Is... A Conversation About Connectivity at Home

Amy Kartheiser, Owner/Interior Designer, Amy Kartheiser Design | Julie Laux, Owner, J. Jordan Interiors | Paul Guerrero, Chef, Reflection Ridge Golf Club | Samantha Emmerling, Market Editor, Hudson One Media

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Dacor Kitchen Theater, Suite 142

Join in a discussion about the relationship between technology and luxury in the home. After a unique year that popularized the importance of ergonomics, function, and form, this discussion will focus on ways to use technology in the kitchen to change the luxury experience.

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Amy Kartheiser
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Julie Laux
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Paul Guerrero
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Samantha Emmerling

LH214 Designing with Large Format Porcelain Tiles

Carlos Monsonis, Sales Manager, Krion Solid Surface & Xtone Porcelain Slab

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Porcelanosa | Tile | Kitchen | Bath | Hardwood, Suite 149

Learn about the comparison between large format porcelain slabs and other large format materials, understand the main advantages of porcelain, the fabrication/installation process and learn about all the possible applications for porcelain slabs.

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Carlos Monsonis

LH212 On the Horizon: Kitchen & Bath Design Insights for 2022

Brian Schoener, Design/Build Manager, Schoener | Pamela McNally, VP of Market Place, National Kitchen & Bath Association | Peggy McGowen, Co-Owner, CMKBD, CAPS, ASID, Kitchen & Bath Concepts | Rose Dostal, Architect, Showroom Owner & Principal Designer, AIA, ASID, RMD Designs | Steven Abruzzo, President & CEO, Abruzzo Kitchen & Bath

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center, Suite 119

Designers from different regions of the US share their insights into kitchen and bath trends to watch for in 2022 and beyond. This panel will explore commonalities among US design trends, but also speak to regional influences that are shaping kitchen and bath designs in different parts of the country.

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Brian Schoener
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Pamela McNally
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Peggy McGowen
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Rose Dostal
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Steven Abruzzo

DC206 Verellen Product Walkthrough

Brandon Snyder, VP of Business Development, Verellen | Thomas Verellen, Sales Manager for West Coast Mountain & Rocky Corridor, Verellen

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | C.A.I. Designs, Suite 1495

Belgian conception, American perfection. Meet Verellen, a luxury upholstered furniture brand unlike any other. Join Thomas Verellen and Brandon Snyder for an exclusive product tour in the C.A.I. showroom. Cocktail reception with light hors d'oeuvres to follow.

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Brandon Snyder
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Thomas Verellen

DC207 The State of Design: Reborn, Rebuilt, Reimagined

Andrea Goldman, Owner & Interior Designer, Andrea Goldman Design | James Dolenc, Owner & Interior Designer, James Thomas Interiors | Philip Bershad, President, Phillip Jeffries | Steele Marcoux, Editor in Chief, Veranda | Thomas Riker, Owner & Interior Designer, James Thomas Interiors

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Meet on 6 Conference Center

Join Steele Marcoux and Philip Bershad, along with esteemed designer guests Andrea Goldman, James Dolenc and Tom Riker for a lively panel discussion on the state of the design world today – industry trends, learnings, what’s important now and what’s next will all be revealed. Reception immediately following at the new Phillip Jeffries Chicago showroom, Suite 6-136.

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Andrea Goldman
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James Dolenc
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Philip Bershad
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Steele Marcoux
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Thomas Riker

LH210 Inspiring Color in the Kitchen

Andrew Shead, Marketing Manager, True Residential

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | True Residential, Suite 163

It’s impossible to not use color. Nothing is devoid of color. But how can you leave your stamp on a client’s space by using color in expected or unexpected ways? Understand the power or color and find different ways to incorporate hues in the kitchen while furthering your business by creating memorable spaces.

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Andrew Shead

DC208 The View From the Third Coast

Bob Zuber, Architect, Morgante Wilson Architects | Erin Humphrey, Project Lead, James Thomas Designs | Jim Josephson, Project Lead, James Thomas Designs | Josh Cooperman, Director of Broadcast Media, Hudson One Media | K Tyler, Architect, Morgante Wilson Architects

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | deAurora, Suite 1499

Where do Chicago and the Midwest get their creative inspiration for design and architecture? It’s often said, "The values of the Midwest are so different than either coast,” but in that negative space the style of a “third coast” is created. Join Design Chicago Director of Broadcast Media Josh Cooperman as he hosts a panel discussion with architects Bob Zuber and K Tyler of Morgante Wilson Architects, and Project Leads Erin Humphrey and Jim Josephson at James Thomas Designs, about this effect on the second home market. How design and architecture marry to form a true third-coast style, and how a venerable bench made an industry leader like Chaddock look to incorporate that style.

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Josh Cooperman

LH211 A Chat with Libby Langdon - Building Her Dream Business

Libby Langdon, Owner/Interior Designer, Libby Langdon Interiors

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | House of Rohl Studio, Suite 135

Join legendary interior designer Libby Langdon, as she discusses the journey of how she built her dream business.

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Libby Langdon

DC300 Color Trends 2022

Beth Maguire, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore | Jason Walker, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore | Mary Hoffman, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Meet on 6 Conference Center

Join for a discussion on the concepts and ideas that formed the Color Trends 2022 palette, as well as an informative dialogue on specifying both color and product to achieve your vision for every project.

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Beth Maguire
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Jason Walker
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Mary Hoffman

LH301 Water, Wellness, & Sustainability

Céline Marcotte, Global Projects | Hospitality Manager, GRAFF

9:00 am - 10:00 am | GRAFF-art of bath design center, Suite 103

Discuss three elements that can enhance our daily lives: water, wellness, and sustainability.

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Céline Marcotte

LH300 Designing For the Home, Kitchen and Beyond

JP Anderson, Editor in Chief, Interiors Chicago | Rama Dandamudi, President & CEO, Snaidero Chicago/Dandamudi's Inc.

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Studio Snaidero Chicago, Suite 140

A discussion with Editor-in-Chief of Interiors Chicago, JP Anderson & President of Studio Snaidero, Rama Dandamudi 

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JP Anderson
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Rama Dandamudi

DC301 Bespoke, Handcrafted Designs for Seating

Dennis Novak, Business Development and Territory Sales Representative, George Smith Upholstery

10:00 am - 11:00 am | George Smith, Suite 14-110

A discussion of custom/Bespoke design processes, starting with the development of an original idea. Examine the fabrication process from selecting raw materials to the utilization of skilled craftsmanship, creating that one-of-a-kind aesthetic, with unique function and luxurious comfort.

DC302 Curating Elevated, Yet Functional Spaces

Amy Kartheiser, Owner/Interior Designer, Amy Kartheiser Design | Lakesha Rose, Owner/Interior Designer, L Rose Interior Design | Suzanne Lovell, Owner/Interior Designer, Suzanne Lovell, Inc. | Zlata Naumovski, Freelance Writer and Editor, Freelance

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Kravet, Inc., Suite 6-121

Join Kravet for an informative panel, featuring interior designers Amy Kartheiser, Lakesha Rose, and Suzanne Lovell, moderated by design editor, Zlata Naumovski. Learn from experts on how to approach high-end design that is made to be both flawless and functional.

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Amy Kartheiser
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Lakesha Rose
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Suzanne Lovell
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Zlata Naumovski

LH302 Tranquility in the Home

Amber Golob, Owner/Interior Designer, Amber Golob Interiors | Josh Cooperman, Host/Publisher, Convo by Design | Louis Andrade, Marketing Director, Vicostone

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Vicostone, Suite 163

Mind, body, and soul have an inherent connection with habitat. Balancing function and expression in homes can create sacred spaces but achieving that ideal can be frustrating. Color can be a pleasurable and impactful element for designers or homeowners aspiring to enable tranquility in the home. Join Hudson One Media's Broadcast Media Director Josh Cooperman for a panel discussion with Vicostone’s Marketing Director Louis Andrade, and Interior Designer Amber Golob, on how to utilize color in design and gain insights on creating a tranquil and functional home without overthinking design.

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Amber Golob
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Josh Cooperman
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Louis Andrade

LH303 The Six Principles of Organic Architecture

J.P. Anderson, Editor in Chief, Modern Luxury Interiors | Judd Lord, Sr. Director, Industrial Design, Brizo Kitchen & Bath | Stuart Graff, President & CEO, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Brizo and Delta Chicago, Suite 127

A conversation about looking to the future through the lens of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Six Principles of Organic Architecture, inspired by the new Frank Lloyd Wright® Bath Collection by Brizo®. SOLD OUT - View virtual option

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J.P. Anderson
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Judd Lord
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Stuart Graff

DC303 Turning the Tide On Ocean and Landfill-Bound Plastic

Lindsay Schleis, VP of Business Development, POLYWOOD | Oliver Hart, Customer Service Representative, POLYWOOD

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | POLYWOOD, Suite 15-105

Explore a material in the Outdoor Living industry, known as HDPE, that is gaining prominence in outdoor living and the effect that this material has on the overall reduction of ocean and landfill-bound plastics.

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Lindsay Schleis
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Oliver Hart

LH315 Colormix Color Forecast 2022

Michael Plank, Director, Color Marketing and Design, Sherwin-Williams

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Meet on 6 Conference Center

Nothing is permanent; all is ever-changing. We plan, progress, draft designs — set our intentions — and over time they slowly take shape. This is MODE: a collection of 40 trend colors from which four unique palettes have been drawn to welcome a truly wondrous transition.

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Michael Plank

LH306 The Luxury of Longevity

Andrea Goldman, Owner/Designer, Andrea Goldman Design | Devon Wegman, Creative Director & Owner, Devon Grace Interiors | Elizabeth Taich, Owner/Interior Designer, Elizabeth Taich Design | Roy Marcus, Brand Ambassador, Artistic Tile | Shannon Sharpe, Editor, Chicago Homes | Smita Sahoo, Founder & Creative Director, asaya | Design

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Artistic Tile, Suite 105A

Learn how timeless design resonates in a world of instant gratification.

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Andrea Goldman
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Devon Wegman
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Elizabeth Taich
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Roy Marcus
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Shannon Sharpe
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Smita Sahoo

DC304 Redefining Outside

Duane Draughton, Owner/Designer, VisX Designs

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | MAMAGREEN, Suite 1586

Join designer Duane Draughton, as he discusses the rapidly evolving world of outdoor design and how to design modern spaces that harmonize with a home's existing architecture.

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Duane Draughton

LH305 Breaking the Barrier: Women in the Industry

Brooke Lang, Owner/Interior Designer, Brooke Lang Design | Colleen O'Donnell, Senior Designer, NCIDQ, Chipman Design Architecture | Liz Kivland, Architect, Chipman Design Architecture | Meg Piercy, Owner, MegMade

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Moen Design Center, Suite 135

Come share a toast with us as we celebrate women in the design industry! Find out how a self-made, family-oriented designer, a soulful Master Architect with Millennial Modern design flair and two brilliant members of the well-established and technologically-innovative Chipman Design Architecture firm have been able to thrive in today’s ever-changing climate.

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Brooke Lang
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Colleen O'Donnell
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Liz Kivland
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Meg Piercy

DC305 Artistic Elements

Jenny Valle, Interior Designer, Valle Design Studio | Jill Sieracki, Managing Editor, Galerie

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Baker Furniture, Suite 6-187

Join Galerie Magazine’s Managing Editor, Jill Sieracki, and Baker Furniture’s Chicago Sales Associate, Jenny Valle, for a curated product tour in the beautiful Baker Chicago Showroom. Sieracki and the Galerie team have hand-picked a selection of pieces from Baker’s dynamic Baker Luxe collection that are truly works of art, featuring bold sculptural profiles paired with modern forms and semiprecious materials.

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Jenny Valle
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Jill Sieracki

LH307 Design Through the Prism of German Engineering

Natasha Shtapauk, BauTeam Brand Ambassador, BauTeam

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | BauTeam German Kitchen Tailors, Suite 117

What makes German kitchens stand out from the crowd? Without a doubt, a modern German kitchen is the dream of many US households,. Not only do they deliver aesthetically, they incorporate a multitude of functional design features that make working in the kitchen a dream. Discuss "Thinking out of the box" design approach, usage of unconventional sustainable materials and the most innovative kitchen technologies.

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Natasha Shtapauk

LH308 Designing for Dining: Navigating the New Normal

Alice Benjamin, Interior Designer, Alice Benjamin Interiors | Bill Kim, Chef/Owner, urbanbelly | Donna Mondi, Founder and President, Donna Mondi Interior Design | Jaime Laurita, Chef/Showroom Designer, Middleby | Meghan Daro, Vice President, Consultant Services, Middleby Residential | Nina Mariano, Director of Brand Engagement, Dom's Kitchen & Market | Rachel De Marte, Owner, Rachel De Marte Events & Interiors

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Middleby Residential | Viking Range | La Cornue, Suite 137

Top industry specialists in the design, commercial and restaurant world provide impactful insights and recommendations about navigating the new normal in their industries. Join us in this discussion as we learn how they continue to recreate their brands, set expectations and adapt during these evolving times.

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Alice Benjamin
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Bill Kim
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Donna Mondi
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Jaime Laurita
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Meghan Daro
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Nina Mariano
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Rachel De Marte

LH309 High/Low: Unglamorous Tales from Luxury Design

Celeste Robbins, President, Robbins Architecture | Christopher Peacock, President & CEO, Christopher Peacock | Jessica Lagrange, Owner/Interior Designer, Jessica Lagrange Interiors | Nicholas Moriarty, Owner/Interior Designer, Nicholas Moriarty Interiors | Shannon Sharpe, Homes Editor, Luxe Interiors & Design

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Meet on 6 Conference Center

Join for an afternoon of champagne, Shake Shack burgers, and fries. Discuss the less glamorous tales from working in luxury design.

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Celeste Robbins
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Christopher Peacock
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Jessica Lagrange
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Nicholas Moriarty
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Shannon Sharpe

LH310 The Perfect Kitchen

Joan Craig, Principal, Craig & Company | R. Michael Graham, Principal, Liederbach and Graham, Architects | Stuart Cohen, Principal, Cohen Hacker Architects | Suzanne Lovell, Principal, Suzanne Lovell, Inc.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Waterworks, Suite 136

In recent years, kitchens have become more public as family-oriented spaces, striking a balance between functionality and elegant aesthetics. Join three leaders of design and architecture as they discuss designing the perfect kitchen.

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Joan Craig
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R. Michael Graham
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Stuart Cohen
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Suzanne Lovell

DC309 Cultural Influences in Design

Amy Storm, Founder & Principal, Amy Storm & Company | Cody Davis, Business Development Director, Katonah Architectural Hardware | Josh Cooperman, Director of Broadcast Media, Hudson One Media | Steve Kadlec, Founder & Principal, Kadlec Architecture & Design

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Katonah Architectural Hardware • Lighting • Furniture, Suite 6-170

From Bridgerton to The Crown, the series that we've been binging during lockdown have soothed our souls and may have encouraged us to take a second look at how we're decking out our homes. In response, designers have found extraordinary ways to spruce up spaces to look more like what fans see streaming. Join to discuss how favorite entertainments are having an effect on decorating trends.

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Amy Storm
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Cody Davis
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Josh Cooperman
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Steve Kadlec

LH311 A Fresh Take: Brand Evolution & Staying Power

Carisha Swanson, Market Editor, House Beautiful | Kesha Franklin, Principal Designer, Halden Interiors | Sarah Vaile, Principal Designer, Sarah Vaile Design

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Miele Experience Center, Suite 133

Miele has remained a leader in the appliance arena for their commitment to innovation, ever-evolving technologies, and the promise to be “forever better.” Join for a discussion with House Beautiful honoring brand legacy, originality, and staying “cool” through the ages.

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Carisha Swanson
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Kesha Franklin
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Sarah Vaile

LH312 Artful Living

Andy Lauber, Director, Soucie Horner | Brandon Rogalski, Director, Power Construction | Celeste Robbins, Principal, Robbins Architecture | Gary Beyerl, Principal, Burns + Beyerl Architects | Patricia Rotondo, Senior Principal/Director of Interior Design, Antunovich Associates

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | New Style Cabinets, Suite 163

Art comes in all kinds of shapes and forms and is inextricably linked to design in a complex aesthetic. Explore the intermingling of art and interiors and learn ways to make them coalesce.

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Andy Lauber
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Brandon Rogalski
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Celeste Robbins
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Gary Beyerl
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Patricia Rotondo

DC306 The Next Step: Brand Evolution in the Design Industry

Amhad Freeman, Founder, Amhad Freeman Interiors | Amy Kartheiser, Founder, Amy Kartheiser Design | C. Samatas & R. DiSanto, Founders, Park & Oak Interior Design | Chad Stark, CEO, Stark Carpet | Devon Wegman, Owner & Creative Director, Devon Grace Interiors | Sarah Montgomery, Founder, Sarah Montgomery Design

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Stark Carpet Corp., Suite 6-100

Hear from a panel of trail-blazers and movers on the power of looking inward to propel brand growth. Understand why brand evolution is essential to staying relevant in an ever-changing industry.

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Amhad Freeman
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Amy Kartheiser
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C. Samatas & R. DiSanto
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Chad Stark
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Devon Wegman
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Sarah Montgomery

DC307 Livable Luxury: The World of Gabby

Brynn Olson, Owner/Interior Designer, Brynn Olson Design Group | Emily Mackie, Founder, Inspired Interiors | Samantha Emmerling, Market Editor, Hudson One Media

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Summer Classics & Gabby, Suite 1411

What is Luxury? Is luxury formal and fussy, or is comfortable and inviting? Is it rooted in classic, timeless designs evocative of the past? Can it be achieved using a mix of vintage and modern pieces? How does one create a luxurious home that's livable? Discuss this elusive concept.

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Brynn Olson
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Emily Mackie
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Samantha Emmerling

LH314 An Introduction to the Kitchen Workstation

Alexandra Yeager, Midwest Sales Director, TGMW

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | The Galley | Zipwater, Suite 163

A kitchen workstation is a new category of kitchen appliance, where one can prepare, cook, serve, entertain and clean all in one central and convenient place. This new linear cooking concept is much more efficient than the traditional kitchen work triangle layout.

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Alexandra Yeager