Magic of the Mix

Jesse Carrier, Co-Owner, Carrier and Co. | Mara Miller, Co-Owner, Carrier and Co.

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Century Furniture, Suite 1464

Join Mara Miller and Jesse Carrier as they share their Positively Chic approach to modern luxury. The talented design duo has created one of the leading interior design firms with an impressive client roster of tastemakers. Miller and Carrier will inspire you with the creativity behind designing rooms with a mix of familiarity and freshness.

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Jesse Carrier
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Mara Miller

The Role of Integrated Technology in Kitchen and Bath

Moderator: Suzie Williford, Executive Vice President, Industry Relations and Chief Strategy Officer, National Kitchen & Bath Association

9:00 am - 10:00 pm | SANDOW Innovation Lab, Suite 624

Join the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) for an insightful presentation and panel discussion on the role of integrated technology in kitchen and bath, and the importance of designer knowledge in this field. The panel discussion will include an NKBA designer and integrated technology professional, and will be moderated by Suzie Williford, Executive Vice President, Industry Relations and Chief Strategy Officer at National Kitchen & Bath Association. Breakfast fare will be served.

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Moderator: Suzie Williford

Why Pigments Matter

Beth Maguire, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore

9:30 am - 10:30 am | Benjamin Moore & Co., Suite 6-131

Pigments serve many functions in paint other than supplying color. This course will explore how color choices affect the appearance and performance of architectural paints. We will discuss the types of pigments used in architectural paints. How paint is tinted, and how pigments and colorants influence factors such as hide, gloss, fading, durability, and price.

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Beth Maguire

Getting it Right with Prints and Stripes

David Matuszko, Cutter/ Pattern Maker / Drapery Designer, Interior Crafts / David Wayne Interiors

9:30 am - 10:30 am | Interior Crafts, Suite 617

When fabric patterns meet a frame many questions arise: Will the pattern work on the shape of the furniture frame? How will the repeat layout? Is the size of the repeat a good match for the frame? How will stripes line up? On curved frames how will a repeat fall? Understanding a drop repeat and does this type of repeat work on the frame? These and many more questions will be discussed.

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David Matuszko

Bringing Nature Home – The Value of Biophilic Design in Residential Interiors

Jase Frederick, Senior Interior Designer, Tom Stringer Design Partners

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Anacara Co., Suite 14-127

Explore the evidence-based positive health and well-being effects of biophilic design, and learn how to incorporate biophilia into residential interiors through natural and simulated elements including light, air, water, vegetation, materials, colors, views, shapes and forms, and biomimicry. Biophilic design is a sustainable design strategy that strives to reconnect humans with the natural environment and fulfil the inborn need to connect to other living things.

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Jase Frederick

Fashion-Forward Fabrics

Brynn Olson, Principal, The Brynn Olson Design Group | Christina Samatas, Park and Oak Interior Design | Kedra Pai, Owner, Kedra Chalen Design | Moderator: Jill Waage, Editor in Chief, Traditional Home | Renee DiSanto, Park and Oak Interior Design

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Gabby/Summer Classics, Suite 1411

Luxury textiles, bold patterns and unexpected mixes can be used to create customized looks for your clients. Sunbrella and Gabby invite you to join Traditional Home Editor in Chief Jill Waage as she talks with designers Brynn Olson, Kedra Pai and Christina Samatas and Renee DiSanto of Park and Oak about how they stay intuitive on what’s coming next while at the same time maintaining an authentic look for their clients. And the impact fabric can have in making your projects stand out of the crowd in both social media and magazine publication.

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Brynn Olson
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Christina Samatas
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Kedra Pai
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Moderator: Jill Waage
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Renee DiSanto

Winning New Clients In The Age of Instagram

Stacey Kallenbach, Junior Designer, PROjECT Interiors | Hayley O’Hara, Principal Designer, Sarah Vaile Design | Dan Rak, Principal, Dan Rak Design | Devon Wegman, Co-Owner + Creative Director, Devon Grace Interiors, LLC | Moderator: Laura Hine, Editor in Chief, Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago

10:30 am - 11:30 am | Broome + Greene, Suite 14-119

Four designers at varying stages of their careers discuss how they leverage the power of Instagram to increase brand awareness, showcase projects and drive new business opportunities.

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Stacey Kallenbach
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Hayley O’Hara
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Dan Rak
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Devon Wegman
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Moderator: Laura Hine

Fabric Intelligence: The Evolution of Performance Textiles

Sydney Vigitov, Director of Residential Outreach, Crypton

10:30 am - 11:30 am | Kravet, Suite 6-121

The evolution of residential performance textiles is growing and designers are now seeking new innovations in technology. This course discusses consumer behaviors and sociological shifts leading to greater demand for these products, which technologies work best, various fiber types and key cues to watch for on the label.

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Sydney Vigitov

Monjardin: 100 years of Garden Furnishings and Environments

Joseph Batchelor, Director of Sales and Marketing, Gloster Furniture, Inc.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gloster, Suite 1452

An overview of gardens both domestically and internationally and the furniture used to create the environment or focal point. This presentation will dwell into the importance and ever changing ideology from looking or strolling through a garden to living within the garden. Enjoying the outdoor space, dining in the environment, sleeping, resting, meditating and realizing that nature; and it’s sounds, smells and temperature reflect our furniture and how we enjoy furniture.

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Joseph Batchelor

Design Then and Now, What Goes Around Comes Around

Co-Moderator:
Libby Ferin, Director of Marketing & Brand Experience, Scott Group Studio | Co-Moderator:
Pamela McNally, Executive Vice President, SANDOW | Frank Ponterio, Founder + Owner, Frank Ponterio Interior Design | Jennifer Butler, Founder + Owner, Principal Designer, Jennifer Butler Design | Kruti Zaveri, Studio Lead, Tom Stringer Design Partners | Sarah Montgomery, Founder + Owner, Principal Designer, Sarah Montgomery Design

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Scott Group Studio, Suite 14-129

In celebration of Scott Group Studio’s 50th Anniversary, you’re invited to a retrospective conversation of “Then and Now.” Join this designer panel for a spirited talk of what goes around, comes around! They’ll share great throw-back design trends from yesterday, how they’re making a comeback today and what look is on-deck.

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Co-Moderator:
Libby Ferin
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Co-Moderator:
Pamela McNally
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Frank Ponterio
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Jennifer Butler
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Kruti Zaveri
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Sarah Montgomery

Our New Consumer: Understanding the Millennial Designer and Their Digital-First Client

Erinn Valencich, Owner, ERINN V.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Michael - Cleary, Suite 6-102

In the age of speed of information, digital readiness in business takes on a whole new meaning. But how did we get here? More importantly, where are we going? Presentation: MEET ON 6, Suite 6-180, Reception to follow: Michael - Cleary, Suite 6-102

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Erinn Valencich

A Trip Back in Time: A Discussion with Style Library Brand Ambassador Claire Staszak

Claire Staszak, Principal and Owner, Centered by Design | Pamela Jaccarino, Editor in Chief, Luxe Interiors + Design

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Style Library, Suite 6-117A

Join Luxe Interiors + Design editor in chief, Pamela Jaccarino as she sits down with celebrated designer Claire Staszak for an in-depth conversation and behind the scenes look at Style Library’s archives and factories in the U.K. The duo will reflect on the storied patterns, molds and materials from the brands’ past and explore their influence on future designs. A light breakfast will be served.

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Claire Staszak
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Pamela Jaccarino

RetroSpectrum: A Look Back at 5 Years of Color Trends

Steven Baumann, Showroom Manager, Benjamin Moore | Mary Hoffman, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore | Beth Maguire, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore | Jason Walker, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Benjamin Moore & Co., Suite 6-131

Join us for a lively panel discussion as we take a look back at Benjamin Moore’s color trends from 2014 through the present. We’ll explore common threads and discuss the social, political and economical influences that drove those color choices...all in anticipation of the 2020 Color Trend launch!

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Mary Hoffman
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Beth Maguire
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Jason Walker

Photography & Styling that Engages

Christina Samatas, Interior Designer & Co-Founder, Park & Oak Interior Design | Dan Rak, Interior Designer, Dan Rak Design | Moderator: Amy Sneider, Editor in Chief, ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME | Renee DiSanto, Interior Designer & Co-Founder, Park & Oak Interior Design

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Made Goods, Suite 14-106

Join ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME’s Editor in Chief, Amy Sneider for a lively conversation about the importance of designing images for social media and a professional portfolio. Interior designers Christina Samatas and Renee DiSanto, co-founders of Park & Oak Interior Design along with Dan Rak of Dan Rak Design will share what it takes to design a compelling image that will inspire and engage your audience.

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Christina Samatas
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Dan Rak
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Moderator: Amy Sneider
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Renee DiSanto

Curating Global Collections into a Cohesive Design: Storytelling through Design

John Cialone, Partner, Vice President, Tom Stringer Design Partners

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Noure’s Oriental Rugs, Inc., Suite 6-155

Turn a home into a masterpiece of timeless elegance with a consciously collected interior. Learn tips on how to layer a client’s personal collection into a curated design.

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John Cialone

Lighting Control Illuminated

Ken Walker, Artistic Director, Artisan Electronics Group

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Artisan Electronics Group, Suite 1486

Lighting control has become a standard in new construction and existing retrofit solutions. Those who have it love it and wonder how they ever lived without it!

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Ken Walker

Evolution of Artisan Upholstery Manufacturing

Dennis Novak, Business Development Manager, George Smith

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | George Smith, Suite 14-110

Learn how traditional manufacturing techniques and materials have evolved to meet modern interiors.

The Kim Scodro Collection: An Elegant Collaboration

Kim Scodro, Principal, Kim Scodro Interiors | Shannon Sharpe, Homes Editor, Luxe Interiors + Design Chicago

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Hickory Chair, Suite 1477

Join Luxe Interiors + Design Chicago Homes Editor Shannon Sharpe as she raises a glass to Kim Scodro and her new luxury collection with Pearson. Meet Kim and discuss her inspiration for this elegant collaboration. Refreshments will be served.

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Kim Scodro
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Shannon Sharpe

Bringing Luxury Home

Joyce Romanoff, CEO, Maya Romanoff

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Maya Romanoff, Suite 6-167

“How does one bring luxury into the home environment?” At Maya Romanoff’s speaker panel, design leaders will discuss their approach to creatively using wallcoverings, art, jewelry, iconic brands, and other tools to bring luxury into the home.

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Joyce Romanoff

The Science Behind Performance Fabrics by Applied Textile

John Schroeter, President and Founder, Applied Textile

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Pindler, Suite 618

Let’s bond over bonded chemistry! This CEU dives deeper into the science behind performance textiles, explaining the difference between various applications, their health and environmental impact, providing you with scientific facts and data that will enable you to choose the best and safest performance technology. Suite 618, Presentation: MEET ON 6, Suite 6-180

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John Schroeter

Trends: Timely + Timeless

Moderator: Diane Falvey, Editor in Chief, Furniture, Lighting and Décor Magazine

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Surya, Suite 619

When it comes to home design inside and out one of the more common discussions revolves around trends. What’s on the fashion runway that will follow in the home? What color and patterns are most popular at markets? Trends change often. So, the question for designers is how do you communicate home design trends with your clients or potential clients and how do you implement them in your projects for timely – and timeless – appeal?

Profiting at the Convergence of Technology and the Design World

Corey Damen Jenkins, Principal, Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates | Julia Buckingham, Principal, Buckingham Interiors + Design | Moderator:
Michael Mazzola, Director of Business Development, ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME | Vincent Bruno, CEO, Rayva Home Theatres | Walker Thisted, Director of Business Development, FGP Atelier

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Broome + Greene, Suite 14-119

Smart homes, smart technology, smart design: how do you satisfy the demands of today's tech-savvy client? What are the current and emergent offerings essential to your success? Designers and retailers are capitalizing on technology to outshine the competition while simplifying and enhancing client lifestyles and wellbeing. Our panel of prominent experts will explore the breadth of innovations, both available and developing, and ways to integrate technology into your interior and commercial designs for success. Rayva Home Theaters CEO, Vincent Bruno; nationally acclaimed designers, Julia Buckingham and Corey Damen Jenkins; and FGP Atelier Director of Business Development, Walker Thisted will share their work and insight with moderator, ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME Director of Business Development, Michael Mazzola.

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Corey Damen Jenkins
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Julia Buckingham
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Moderator:
Michael Mazzola
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Vincent Bruno
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Walker Thisted

Color Theory

Amanda Frisbee, Sunbrella

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Gabby/Summer Classics, Suite 1411

Uplifting, healthy, optimistic, creative, productive — these are just some of the descriptions of places we all might prefer to live and work. To help designers intentionally create such spaces, this course will outline elements that foster positivity. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of choices that can contribute to positive, healthy environments. At the end of this program, participants will be able to: • discuss “color psychology” and the effects of colors on mood, health and wellness • cite research findings regarding impacts of light on health • define biophilic design and its principles • describe the importance of tactile experience for achieving comfort, with particular emphasis on fabric selection

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Amanda Frisbee

Field to Floor: Exploring Natural Fibers in Rugs and Carpets

Libby Ferin, Director of Marketing & Brand Experience, Scott Group Studio

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Scott Group Studio, Suite 14-129

In today’s increasingly virtual world, people’s biophilic lust and appreciation for natural materials has surged to become a dominant theme in interior design. Natural materials affect how a setting looks and also how people feel when they’re in it. This is especially true in the case of carpets and rugs, where the opportunities for impact are aesthetic, tactile and large-scale. But do you know where these natural fibers come from, the processes that take them from field to floor, and the variances that can occur along the way? In this presentation, you’ll gain an overview of the natural fibers from around the world used in carpetmaking today and the unique attributes of each, with an in-depth focus on wool and silk. You’ll learn key terms and the processes that transform raw fibers into yarn into finished carpets. Additionally, you’ll acquire insights into the dye/no dye choice and better understand the many sustainability advantages of specifying all-natural fiber carpets.

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Libby Ferin

Insta – Design: A No Filter Panel Discussion

Brynn Olson, Principal, The Brynn Olson Design Group | Moderator: Tori Mellott, Style Director, Schumacher | Sarah Vaile, Principal, Sarah Vaile Design | Shelley Johnstone, Principal, Shelley Johnstone Interiors | Summer Thornton, Principal, Summer Thornton Design

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Schumacher, Suite 6-133

How to use Instagram to engage your clients, connect with community and build your brand. Join Tori Mellott, as she sits down with four of Chicago’s top celebrated designers for a no filter discussion on all things Instagram.

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Brynn Olson
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Moderator: Tori Mellott
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Sarah Vaile
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Shelley Johnstone
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Summer Thornton

Evolution: Designing a Furniture Collection

Leslie Newsom Rascoe, Design Director, Milieu | Thomas Pheasant, Interior and Furniture Designer, Thomas Pheasant

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Baker Furniture, Suite 6-187

Thomas Pheasant, the prolific and inspiring Washington, D.C.-based interior and furniture designer speaks candidly with MILIEU Design Director, Leslie Newsom Rascoe, about his furniture collection with Baker for over 15 years. Join us as they explore his process of creating innovative designs and why they have become the new classics.

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Leslie Newsom Rascoe
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Thomas Pheasant

The Vale London: Premier Collection at Fabricut

Melinda Marquardt, Owner, The Vale London

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Fabricut, Suite 6-117

We would like to invite trade professionals for drinks and nibbles and a presentation of The Vale London’s first collection and launch in the Fabricut showroom. The Vale London was founded in 2017 by Melinda Marquardt. After working in sales for Fabricut for seven years, she decided to start up her own business. Partnering her education in fine art with her many years of sales experience, Melinda created the Vale London providing exquisite textiles and wallpapers to the luxury interiors market. Each pattern starts out as an original piece of art work; illustrated by hand and produced by the finest mills. Each metre of fabric or roll of wallpaper is a piece of art for the home. Texture, colour and design work symbiotically to create each unique piece. Melinda creates timeless designs that will adorn windows and walls for many years.

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Melinda Marquardt

Bubbles, Bites, and Book Signing: Jay Jeffers Be Bold, Bespoke Modern Interiors

Jay Jeffers, Principal, JayJeffers Inc.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Katonah Architectural Hardware, Suite 6-170

Join Jay Jeffers, San Francisco based interior designer, as he launches his finely crafted hardware for the modern home exclusively at Katonah Architectural Hardware and signs his latest book.

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Jay Jeffers

Sustainable. Timeless. Design

Beverly McAuley, Moore & Giles Leather | Bondi Coley, VP of Marketing, Lee Industries | Michelle Rohrer-Lauer, President & Interior Designer, Michelle’s Interiors | Susan Inglis, Executive Director, Sustainable Furnishings Council

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | C.A.I. Designs, Suite 1495

Now more than ever, sustainability is of critical importance to designers, manufacturers, clients and global brands. Join us for this exciting CEU Seminar as a panel of industry experts help us navigate the core tenets of sustainable design, and why it is inherently timeless.

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Beverly McAuley
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Bondi Coley
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Michelle Rohrer-Lauer
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Susan Inglis

Opening Night Reception

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | theMart, Suite

This signature event offers the opportunity to network and toast fine design while supporting a good cause. A portion of the evenings proceeds will be donated to Chicago Design Alliance in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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Master Class - Plumbing Specification Writing for Luxury Hospitality & High-End Multi-Family Residential

Deborah Lee Peña, Director of Business Development and Project Management, Lefroy Brooks | Cooper & Graham

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Lefroy Brooks | Cooper & Graham, Suite 117

This course will offer concrete tips and tactics for writing a clear and concise plumbing specification, with focus on luxury hospitality and high-end multi-family residential. The learner will recognize potential pitfalls and will be able to avoid costly errors. It will demystify plumbing in general and empower the learner to specify more confidently. The course will also offer best practices for working with plumbing vendors so that your projects flow smoothly and seamlessly from start to end, resulting in successful, cost-efficient installations and high client satisfaction.

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Deborah Lee Peña

Meet the Editor Breakfast with Shannon Sharpe, Homes Editor, Luxe Interiors + Design

Shannon Sharpe, Homes Editor, Luxe Interiors + Design

9:00 am - 10:30 am | Exquisite Surfaces, Suite 143

Join Exquisite Surfaces and Luxe Interiors + Design for an exclusive Meet and Greet breakfast with Luxe Homes Editor, Shannon Sharpe. Mix and mingle with design industry peers and acquaint yourself with Exquisite Surfaces’ meticulous selection of antique salvaged materials and innovative surfaces ranging from stone, wood, terra cotta, tile and more. For over twenty years, Exquisite Surfaces has been the standard bearer for extraordinary flooring, old and new, classic and cutting-edge.

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Shannon Sharpe

An Introduction to the Kitchen Workstation

Alexandra Yeager, The Galley

9:00 am - 10:30 am | The Galley, Suite 163

This one-hour course will give a new understanding to the kitchen workstation - a culinary system, where one can prepare, cook, serve, entertain and clean all in one central and convenient place. The kitchen is even more functional and ergonomic with a cooktop next to the workstation. This new linear cooking concept is much more efficient than the traditional kitchen work triangle layout. Hosted In: Monogram Design Center, Suite 124

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Alexandra Yeager

Why Pigments Matter

Mary Hoffman, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore

9:30 am - 10:30 am | Benjamin Moore & Co., Suite 6-131

Pigments serve many functions in paint other than supplying color. This course will explore how color choices affect the appearance and performance of architectural paints. We will discuss the types of pigments used in architectural paints. How paint is tinted, and how pigments and colorants influence factors such as hide, gloss, fading, durability, and price.

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Mary Hoffman

Designing Luxe Kitchens & Baths from Faucets to Finishes

Jill Waage, Editor in Chief, Traditional Home

9:30 am - 10:30 am | Brizo and Delta Chicago, Suite 127

Faucets play a big part in today’s most compelling kitchens and baths. How do you master their finishes in the mix? Traditional Home editor in chief Jill Waage asks designers Donna Mondi, Julia Buckingham, and Corey Damen-Jenkins to share how they create kitchens and baths with color, texture, and materials that help faucets shine.

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Jill Waage

Wood Floor Manufacturing Process and Its Effect on Your Design Decisions

Chris Sy, President, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

9:30 am - 10:30 am | Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, Suite 131

In this dynamic one hour course, we will cover the various stages involved to manufacture a wide plank floor; from the initial stages of sawing the log, to the final prefinishing process. We will discuss how each of these steps can impact your desired design vision and fulfill your design requirements. In addition, we will cover how to question and evaluate potential suppliers to determine their ability to fulfill specific design requirements.

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Chris Sy

Disrupting the Kitchen Triangle

Andrew Shead, Marketing Manager, True Residential | Jennifer Kelly, Retail Project Manager, Poggenpohl | Moderator: Rebekah Zaveloff, NKBA Insider - Co-Founder and Director of Design, KitchenLab Interiors | Nicholas Moriarty, Principal/Owner, Nicholas Moriarty Interiors | Vanessa DeLeon, Designer, Editor, Lifestyle Expert, Vanessa DeLeon Associates

9:30 am - 10:30 am | Poggenpohl, Suite 138

Today’s “Living Kitchen” is pushing design in new directions. The classic kitchen triangle is designed primarily around one cook and the pattern of traffic that they will take to access 3 main points: Cooking, Washing and Cold Storage. As appliance/plumbing size, shape and technologies evolve, the fundamentals behind kitchen planning need to do the same. Join Poggenpohl and True Refrigeration for a lively panel on how today’s kitchen triangle is being disrupted.

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Andrew Shead
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Jennifer Kelly
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Moderator: Rebekah Zaveloff
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Nicholas Moriarty
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Vanessa DeLeon

Modern Wonder: Enduring Legacy of Mid-Century Design

Michael Berman, Interior and Product Designer,

10:00 am - 11:00 am | House of Rohl Studio, Suite 135

Every style has a story. Join renowned designer, Michael Berman, as he discusses the influence that timeless Mid-Century Design has had on today’s culture and design industry based on his own personal experiences and observations. Drawing inspiration from art, history and nature, Berman has completed interior projects from New York to Los Angeles for an enviable client list made up of the business and entertainment worlds’ elite. He has also lent his creative vision to various exciting alliances including an American Modern plumbing line for Rohl. Coffee, Tea and Pastries will be provided.

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Michael Berman

LifeSpa: Relaxation, Well-being and Healthfullness

Kelli Zaremba, Territory Sales Manager – Midwest, KAM – Hospitality Americas, Dornbracht

10:00 am - 11:00 am | K&B Galleries Ltd., Suite 1454

Learn about the growing wellness industry and the impact spas have on commercial and residential projects. Explore the basics of integrating a spa environment into bathroom designs.

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Kelli Zaremba

Iconic House

Doug Farr FAIA, | Julie Hacker FAIA, | S. Claire Conroy, Editor in Chief, Residential Design Magazine | Scott Fortman, AIA, | Stuart Cohen FAIA,

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Pella Windows & Doors, Suite 100

For most of recorded history, the history of architecture has been the history of the house. Architects Stuart Cohen, FAIA; Julie Hacker, FAIA; Doug Farr, FAIA; and Scott Fortman, AIA will discuss the houses that have most influenced their architectural thinking and their built work. The panel will be moderated by S. Claire Conroy, Editor in Chief of Residential Design Magazine, a new national magazine for residential architects and custom builders. Join us to hear about Iconic Houses that have widespread appeal based on culturally determined ideas and forms which they embody, idealize, and often transcend. Coffee and pastries will be served. Followed by Q&A. Attendees earn 1 AIA CEU Seminar

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Doug Farr FAIA
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Julie Hacker FAIA
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S. Claire Conroy
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Scott Fortman, AIA
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Stuart Cohen FAIA

The Perfect Match: Color in the Kitchen Decoded

Moderator: Carisha Swanson, Market Director, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL | Shelley Johnstone, Principal, Shelley Johnstone Design | SuzAnn Kletzien, Owner/Principal, SuzAnn Kletzien Design | Tiffany Brooks, Interior Designer and Owner, Tiffany Brooks Interiors

10:30 am - 11:30 am | Dacor Kitchen Theater, Suite 142

When daydreaming about your new kitchen, do you dream in color or black and white? Join House Beautiful Market Director Carisha Swanson and Tiffany Brooks, Shelley Johnstone and SuzAnn Kletzien for a lively conversation that cracks the kitchen color code and explores bringing personality – and perhaps a magenta Heritage range – into a traditionally utility-first space. What do your kitchen color choices say about you? Pick a color, literally, and let’s find out!

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Moderator: Carisha Swanson
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Shelley Johnstone
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SuzAnn Kletzien
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Tiffany Brooks

Color Mix 2020

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

10:30 am - 11:30 am | Sherwin- Williams Color Studio, Suite 163

Colormix 2020 – Color in Balance – This course will take the participant on a visual journey with stimulating imagery, factual statistics and perceptive research that supports the 2020 forecast for color and design trends. We will explore the diverse ideas influencing future color and design trends that include global, technological, historic, psychological and economic factors that shaped our forecast. Introducing 45 trend colors, spun into five welcoming and intuitive palettes that bring joy, serenity, and focus to the mind, body, and spirit. Presentation: MEET ON 6, Suite 6-180, Reception to Follow: Sherwin Williams Color Studio, Suite 163

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Michael Plank

The Guide to Area Rugs

Anne Callahan, Sales Specialist, Surya | Quinn Costello, Showroom Manager, Surya

10:30 am - 11:30 am | Surya, Suite 619

This course will demonstrate materials, fabrication and application practices that will improve designers’ ability to provide informed rug style solutions for clients.

Discover Color and Style

Stephen Elrod, Executive Vice President, Creative Director, Lee Jofa / Brunschwig & Fils

10:30 am - 11:30 pm | Lee Jofa / Brunschwig & Fils, Suite 6-136

Executive Vice President, Creative Director Stephen Elrod takes us through what’s new from Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils with a spotlight on the latest color and style trends in the industry today.

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Stephen Elrod

Motorize, Automate, and Integrate Window Treatments

Ken Walker, Artistic Director, Artisan Electronics Group

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Artisan Electronics Group, Suite 1486

There are many different types of window treatments that can be installed in residential and commercial projects. This course provides an introduction to these various types of products, the considerations (and client benefits) when automating shade and window treatments.

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Ken Walker

Closet Drama

Christopher Peacock, Founder and CEO, Christopher Peacock | Jacqueline Terrebonne, Editor in Chief, Galerie Magazine | Shea Soucie, Principal, Soucie Horner, Ltd. | Suzanne Lovell, Architect & Interior Designer,

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Christopher Peacock, Suite 148

With innovative details and custom touches, a highly personalized dressing room is becoming the new must-have space in any highly curated home. Couture cabinetry designer, Christopher Peacock, design experts Suzanne Lovell, and Shea Soucie join Galerie Magazine editor in chief Jacqueline Terrebonne for an intimate discussion touching on all the opportunities for individual style that go beyond simply what’s hanging in the closet. Presentation: MEET ON 6, Suite 6-180, Reception to Follow: Christopher Peacock, Suite 148

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Christopher Peacock
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Jacqueline Terrebonne
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Shea Soucie
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Suzanne Lovell

Kitchens: How to Transform a Physical Room into a Feeling

Jill Waage, Editor-in-Chief, Traditional Home | Mick De Giulio, President, de Giulio kitchen design | Samantha Hart, Executive Editor, Meredith Luxury Home Portfolio

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | de Giulio kitchen design, Suite 121

Join Traditional Home editor-in-chief Jill Waage and Meredith Luxury Home Portfolio executive editor Samantha Hart, as they share Mick De Giulio’s latest published project from their pages. Learn how he broke new ground for the home- and in his own work

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Jill Waage
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Mick De Giulio
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Samantha Hart

Easy Holiday Cooking

Joel Chesebro, Corporate Chef, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove | Shannon Sharpe, Homes Editor, Luxe Home + Interiors

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom, Suite 134

Eliminate holiday cooking stress with easy-to-prepare dishes that will make a big impact. Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Corporate Chef Joel Chesebro will present delicious tips with Shannon Sharpe, Homes Editor.

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Joel Chesebro
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Shannon Sharpe

The Truth about Cotton and Thread Count in Fine Bedding

Mark Reed, Vice President of Sales, SFERRA

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Designers Linen Source, Suite 1461

Mark Reed from SFERRA will discuss the importance and quality of cotton used in fine linens and answer questions about thread count

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Mark Reed

How to Get your Project Published

Anne-Marie Barton, Principal, AMB Design | Beth Dickstein, Founder & CEO, bde | Elaine Markoutsas, Freelance Editor,

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Hosted by Fantini in Artistic Tile showroom, Suite 105A

You finished a great project but need a little help promoting it and your work. Learn how to get published in this panel discussion hosted by Fantini. Esteemed editor Elaine Markoutsas will tell you how, while architects, designers and industry professionals share their tried and true tips for working in today’s world of media.

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Elaine Markoutsas

Re-Designing Your Life

Susan Brunstrum, Principal and Founder, Studio Brunstrum | James Dolenc, Principal and Owner, JamesThomas | Kathleen Henson, Founder & CEO, Agency H5 | Caroline Manzo, Real Housewives of New Jersey | Donna Mondi, Founder & President, Donna Mondi Interior Design | Tom Riker, Principal and Owner, JamesThomas | Co-Moderator: Jaime Laurita, Creative Director/Brand Ambassador, Middleby Residential|Luxury Portfolio | Co-Moderator: Laure Hine, Editor-in-Chief, Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Middleby Residential/Viking Range/ La Cornue, Suite 137

An open conversation with a panel of movers and shakers that are literally faced with having to re-design their homes based on their actual life situation.

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Susan Brunstrum
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James Dolenc
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Kathleen Henson
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Caroline Manzo
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Donna Mondi
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Tom Riker
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Co-Moderator: Jaime Laurita

Knowledge is Power When Information is Everywhere: Tools and Strategies to Connect With Today’s Tech-Savvy Luxurians

Chad Stark, Senior Vice President, Stark Carpet and President of Scalamandre

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Stark Carpet Corp., Suite 6-100

Fact filled motivational presentation will provide you with strategies that will help you take your business to the next level.

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Chad Stark

Progressive Lunch

11:30 am - 1:00 pm | Design Resource Center, Suite 163

Make the Rounds! Join the ten companies housed in the Design Resource Center for a delicious and relaxing progressive lunch.

Understanding Luxury: The Hearts and Minds of the Affluent

Michela O’Connor Abrams, MOCA+ | Richard Anuszkiewicz, (known as Richard A2Z), Richar Livi | Sheri Gold, CKD, ASID, National Showroom & Design Manager, CLIPP-Monogram Appliances

11:30 am - 1:15 pm | Monogram Design Center, Suite 124

Good design is not a luxury, but a necessity. Hear from three industry veterans what luxury means today. The Design Insights Forum has new data on the most affluent design concentric consumer, and we will show you how to reach and retain the most desirable design minded clients.

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Michela O’Connor Abrams
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Richard Anuszkiewicz
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Sheri Gold, CKD, ASID

Defining Italian Design: Embracing a Classic Approach with Modern Applications

Luca Lanzetta, Founder, Luca Lanzetta Group

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Antoniolupi and Ernestomeda Chicago, Suite 128

Italian design is recognized for a commitment to utilizing the highest quality materials, implementing luxurious details and balancing ultramodern style with everyday functionality. While these classic design tenets have been around for decades, they evolve as Italian designers and products remain on the leading edge of interior design. In this session, Luca Lanzetta will lead a discussion on how to leverage the best of Italian design and implement its distinctive philosophies in residential interiors.

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Luca Lanzetta

The Evolution of Modern Design

Phil Miller, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Thayer Coggin, Inc.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | C.A.I. Designs, Suite 1495

Travel back through the years of modern architecture and interior design with Thayer Coggin’s, Phil Miller. He will highlight the American masters of the modern movement, how modern design was influenced and discuss its hallmarks, motifs and defining materials.

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Phil Miller

Building a Brand and the Impact of Social Media

Josh Young, Chicago-based Artist, Designer, and Tastemaker, | Sophie Miura, Digital Content Coordinator, Domino Magazine

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

Social media can be a powerful tool to grow your business – especially when it comes to interior design. Join Chicago-based artist and designer, Josh Young, and Sophie Miura, digital content director for Domino magazine, as they discuss the impact the digital age has had on the design industry. Young will share his experience, how he created a name for himself and built a brand that was strongly impacted by social media, and demonstrate how to connect to an uncapped audience. Learn how Josh Young has created a name for himself and built a brand strongly impacted by social media. Lunch will be provided.

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Josh Young
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Sophie Miura

RetroSpectrum: A Look Back at 5 Years of Color Trends

Beth Maguire, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore | Jason Walker, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore | Mary Hoffman, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore | Steven Baumann, Showroom Manager, Benjamin Moore

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Benjamin Moore & Co., Suite 6-131

Join us for a lively panel discussion as we take a look back at Benjamin Moore’s color trends from 2014 through the present. We’ll explore common threads and discuss the social, political and economical influences that drove those color choices...all in anticipation of the 2020 Color Trend launch!

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Beth Maguire
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Jason Walker
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Mary Hoffman

Wood Flooring 101

Michele Ahern, Sales Representative, Divine Flooring

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Divine Flooring, Suite 105B

Learn the different types of saw cuts which create unique grain structures, as well as the different color, stain and finishes used for wood flooring. The presentation will outline the major differences between engineered and solid wood flooring. You will also leave with basic knowledge of installation guidelines as well as care and maintenance of wood flooring. Coffee & pastries served

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Michele Ahern

Beyond Interiors: The Evolving Role of the Modern Designer

Mayer Rus, West Coast Editor, AD | Nathan Turner, Designer & Lifestyle Expert,

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Experience and Design Center, Suite 108

After moodboards are approved and appliances and furniture installed, there’s always more styling to be done. Designer & Lifestyle Expert Nathan Turner and AD West Coast Editor, Mayer Rus, discuss the evolution of the design industry from decorating to “lifestyling” — and how to expand your business into this new space.

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Mayer Rus
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Nathan Turner

Material as Message: Hand-Woven Rugs

Rowland Ricketts, Textile Designer, Ricketts Indigo

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Tai Ping / Edward Fields, Suite 635

Join Rowland Ricketts as he speaks about his collaboration on hand-woven rugs that highlight materials and the hand of the individual weaver.

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Rowland Ricketts

The Digital Edge: Eight Ways to Beat the Competition

Pam McNally, Executive Vice President, SANDOW

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Ann Sacks, Suite 100B

How do you stand out in an increasingly competitive online world? You use these eight (mostly free) website, social and email tactics to create a fierce digital brand strategy that will set you apart from everyone else.

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Pam McNally

Conjuring Atmosphere with Dering Hall’s Michael Boodro

Donna Mondi, Principal, Donna Mondi Interior Design | Kara Mann, Principal, Kara Mann Design | Moderator: Michael Boodro, Dering Hall

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | The Shade Store, Suite 105

How do the best designers create rooms that go beyond the standard array of handsome furnishings? How do they use light and shadow, color, materials, and composition to delight and inspire—whether in a charming children’s room; a sumptuous, serene bath; a dazzling and dramatic dining room; or a living room that evokes serene comfort and ease? Dering Hall’s Michael Boodro will moderate a conversation with some of today’s top designers as they share the skills and techniques they use to create truly special and memorable rooms.

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Donna Mondi
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Kara Mann
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Moderator: Michael Boodro

Solving Lighting Problems with Custom LED Solutions

Stephen Bowen, National Sales Manager, ART+ALCHEMY

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | A.Rudin, Suite 6-169

Learn the basics of light spectrum and how to apply color metrics to interior lighting specifications using the latest in custom LED technology.

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Stephen Bowen

How Technology Has Changed Door Systems

Brian Jevremov, Principal, DOM Interiors | Wendy Lew, Designer, DOM Interiors

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | DOM Interiors, Suite 106

Join DOM Interiors to discover the latest innovations in door technology and the dramatic role pre-manufactured doors will play in your projects. In this accredited course, we will explore the differences between custom millwork and pre-manufactured doors, uncover the hidden costs in typical door proposals, and examine the different types of doors available in today’s market.

Color Mix 2020

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

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Sherwin- Williams Color Studio, Suite 163

Colormix 2020 – Color in Balance – This course will take the participant on a visual journey with stimulating imagery, factual statistics and perceptive research that supports the 2020 forecast for color and design trends. We will explore the diverse ideas influencing future color and design trends that include global, technological, historic, psychological and economic factors that shaped our forecast. Introducing 45 trend colors, spun into five welcoming and intuitive palettes that bring joy, serenity, and focus to the mind, body, and spirit. Presentation: MEET ON 6, Suite 6-180, Reception to Follow: Sherwin Williams Color Studio, Suite 163

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Michael Plank

Technological Innovation in Luxury Design

Brandon Rogalski, Director, Power Construction | EJ Silver, Showroom Manager, Studio 41 | Joe Barrett, President, Barrett Technology | Martin Horner, Principal, Soucie Horner | Mike Tracz, President, New Style Cabinets | Moderator: Shannon Sharpe, Homes Editor, Luxe Interiors+Design | Steve Kadlec, Principle, Kadlec Architecture+Design

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | New Style Cabinets, Suite 163

New Style Cabinets invites you to join Luxe Interiors + Design Homes Editor Shannon Sharpe and top design, architecture and construction experts to explore innovation in technology and design, with discussion on challenges around smaller spaces and high-rise buildings. Join us for an engaging panel discussion as we examine the impact of new knowledge on the future of design. Soft drinks and pastries will be served.

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Brandon Rogalski
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Moderator: Shannon Sharpe

The Iconic Room

Margaret McCurry, FAIA, FIIDA, Tigerman McCurry Architects, Ltd | Stuart Cohen FAIA, Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC | Summer Thornton, Summer Thornton Design | Vladimir Radutny AIA, Vladimir Radutny Architects

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Waterworks, Suite 136

The rooms that move us the most as memorable experiences can be the conceptual starting points for interior architecture and design. Stuart Cohen FAIA will introduce the idea of an iconic room and three architects and interior designers will then make presentations discussing what they consider to be a room or space that has been influential in their work. They will then show examples of their current work and discuss the relationship between the two. Julie Hacker FAIA will moderate a discussion after the presentations, followed by questions from the audience. Waterworks will be serving light fare and Beverages.

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Stuart Cohen FAIA
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Summer Thornton
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Vladimir Radutny AIA

The Smart Kitchen Consumers Really Want

Samantha Hart, Executive Editor, Meredith Luxury Home Portfolio

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Miele Experience Center, Suite 133

Technology is one of many factors influencing the way people live, work, and gather in their kitchens. But a smart kitchen is not defined exclusively by technology. What makes a kitchen smart is how well it works for the people who cook and congregate there. In this presentation, we’ll explore the keys to creating a real-life smart kitchen, from customizing a layout to choosing the right appliances, finishes, and features—both high-tech and low-tech—to complement the life that’s lived there. Special cooking demonstration and tasting by Girl & the Goat.

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Samantha Hart

From Modern to Classic: A Tour of the Work of Estate Architects Landry Design Group

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Presentation: Marshall’s Landing, 2nd floor | Book Signing Immediately Afterward: GRAFF, Suite 103

Please join GRAFF as Brian Pinkett, partner in the world-renowned architecture firm Landry Design Group, demystifies the process behind creating grand estates and shares completed and upcoming projects from the new monograph. A celebratory book signing immediately following the lecture will be held in the GRAFF showroom, Suite 103.

The Ins and Outs of Licensing

Lori Weitzner, Textile and Product Designer, and Author, “Ode to Color”

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Artistic Tile, Suite 105A

Join Lori Weitzner as she discusses the ins and outs of licensing and what designers should consider to make the most of opportunities.   Following the presentation Lori will open the floor to a Q&A discussion, sign copies of her book “Ode to Color,” and offer customized color readings.

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Lori Weitzner

Sericulture, How Silk is Produced

Tim Johnson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Jim Thompson

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | HOLLY HUNT, Suite 1428

Production of silk from the beginning: presented by Tim Johnson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Jim Thompson.

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Tim Johnson

The Heart of the Home

Anne Hartnett, Publisher/Partner, Chicago Agent Magazine | Rama Dandamudi, M.D., President, Snaidero Chicago

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Studio Snaidero Chicago, Suite 140

How designers can help homeowners add value into their home or properties they want to flip or sell to get the most value.

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Anne Hartnett
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Rama Dandamudi, M.D.

Book Signing and Reception: Modern to Classic II - Residential Estates by Landry Design Group

Brian Pinkett AIA, Partner, Landry Design Group

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | GRAFF, Suite 103

Join us as we welcome architect Brian Pinkett to the GRAFF showroom for a book signing and celebration of the firm’s newest book. Bellinis and Bonbons will be served!

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Brian Pinkett AIA

A Recipe for Marketing Success: The Secret Ingredients Behind a Leading Design Publication A Media Round Table Discussion and Chef's Tasting

Amy Sneider, Editor in Chief, ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME | Jen Sergent, Contributing Editor and podcaster, ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME | Moderated by Lisa McMahon, Lisa McMahon Communications | Steven Mandel, Publisher, ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Monogram Design Center, Suite 124

Join ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine Editor in Chief Amy Sneider and publisher Steven Mandel along with contributing editor and ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME podcaster, Jen Sergent as they discuss today’s media landscape and the makings for a powerful cross-platform marketing strategy. They will also reveal best practices for media pitching and follow-up, major no-nos and many more insider secrets and insightful advice. Moderated by ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME Communications Director, Lisa McMahon Communications. Followed by a delectable tasting with Executive Chef at the GE Monogram Design Center, Jon Liddell.

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Amy Sneider
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Jen Sergent
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Steven Mandel

LEEDing the Way: Sustainable Design & Leather’s Contribution to LEED

Beverly McAuley, Midwest Account Manager, Moore & Giles

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Moore & Giles, Suite 1424A

Moore & Giles is pleased to offer our third Leather CEU approved by the IDCEC and AIA. This course will examine sustainable design, the green building movement, and sustainable leather and how it contributes to LEED buildings. Resources for searching for sustainable products will also be discussed. Our goal is to share our passion for sustainable leather and highlight the movement of transparency and intention in the built environment. Presentation: MEET ON 6, Suite 6-180

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Beverly McAuley

Luxurious Pairings: Wines & Products with Soul

Ilene Chase, Interior Designer,

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Paris Ceramics, Suite 146

Join Paris Ceramics, Luxe Interiors + Design and influential Chicago-based interior designer Ilene Chase for a unique pairing of Paris Ceramics’ gorgeous stone, marble, limestone, and terracotta collections with select premium wines.

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Ilene Chase

Designed for Entertaining

Andrew Shead, Marketing Manager, True Residential | Claire Conroy, Editor in Chief, Residential Design Magazine

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | True Residential, Suite 163

Join True Residential and Residential Design Magazine for a CEU presentation, “Designed for Entertaining.” Discover the optimal elements and features for entertainment-focused clients and entertainment-based spaces. Enjoy light bites and champagne following the presentation.

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Andrew Shead
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Claire Conroy

Boss Lady 2.0: Women in Design and How They Got Here

Moderator: Daniele Busca, Creative Director, Scavolini Soho | Jean Brownhill, CEO and Founder, Sweeten | Mary Jo Fasan, Founder, Jo Chicago Communications | Lonni Paul, Celebrity Interior Designer

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Scavolini Store Chicago, Suite 110

Join ELLE DECOR to meet the successful women of design who are breaking boundaries, building companies and finding the perfect work-life balance. Panel: Powerful Women in Design

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Moderator: Daniele Busca
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Jean Brownhill
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Mary Jo Fasan
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Lonni Paul

A Window Into My World

Alison Victoria, Windy City Rehab | Bridget Daley, Creative Director, Sophisticated Living

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Pella Windows & Doors, Suite 100

Pella Windows & Doors invites you to look inside Alison Victoria’s design & development business. Please join us for this rare view behind the doors of this HGTV star’s world, both on and off screen.

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Alison Victoria
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Bridget Daley

Benefits of Large Format Porcelain

Javier Henares, Sales Manager, Xtone

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Porcelanosa Tile/ Kitchen/ Bath/ Hardwood, Suite 149

CEU presentation showcasing the benefits of using porcelain on kitchen countertops, walls/floors.The event will be accompanied by a live cooking demonstration by a local Sushi restaurant which will give attendees a firsthand look at the features and benefits of using the material. Guests will have the chance to try the food and there will also be bar service.

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Javier Henares

Chicago VIP Luxury Gala

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | theMart, Suite