2022 Presentations 

01200 A Conversation with Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Ann Sacks, Suite 100B

In support of the launch of Eutopia, Martyn's new collection for Ann Sacks, we're catching up with the leading interior designer for an intimate chat and story-telling session. Martyn will talk about his inspiration, celebrity clients' projects; and learn about the surprising habits and rituals of this inspiring design leader.

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Martyn Lawrence Bullard

14223 Achieving Success Through Your Firm’s Financials

Gary E. Wheeler, FASID, FIIDA, NCIDQ, Former CEO, ASID | Mark Bonnett, Managing Partner, CorePath Wealth Partners

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

As a business owner, you need to set business goals to both grow your design firm and support the life you want to live. To do that, it’s essential to have a healthy business, one that runs smoothly and is profitable. In this workshop, gain a better understanding of cash flow, benchmarking and tracking trends, and discover how to build your team of trusted experts to become a more productive business owner.

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Gary E. Wheeler, FASID, FIIDA, NCIDQ
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Mark Bonnett

01226 Evoking the Emotional Side of Design

Knikki Grantham, Director of Style/Brand Ambassador and Outreach, Belwith Keeler

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center, Suite 119

Trends as we now know them have shifted from static observations of colors, materials and products to more emotionally connective ideas. Ones that engage our senses and consciousness. We now see trends more readily associated with how they affect wellness and well-being emitting feelings such as happiness, serenity, peace and even escapism. Join Knikki Grantham, Belwith Keeler director of style / brand ambassador and outreach, for a discussion about the evolution of trend forecasting, creating a visceral response to design and how we as designers can anticipate the emotional signal that a design could evoke in the end user.

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Knikki Grantham

01201 Natural Full & Thin Stone Veneers: Best Practices on Sustainability

Rick Schneider, Design Center Manager, Buechel Stone

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Meet on 6 Conference Center

This program will describe the qualities of natural building stone and best practices associated with quarrying, fabrication and product selection processes that support historically accurate aesthetics and sustainable design. Participants will acquire insights about the natural stone industry's advocacy for social, economic and environmental responsibility while providing this valued building material for architectural use.

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Rick Schneider

14222 Trends on the Horizon & Walking Tour

Jill Sieracki, Managing Editor, Galerie

10:00 am - 11:00 am | deAurora, Suite 1499

Join Jill Sieracki, Managing Editor of Galerie Magazine, for a conversation and a walking tour of the showroom discussing the newest deAurora product launches, trends on the horizon, state of the luxury market and much more. Champagne and light bites will be served

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Jill Sieracki

01202 Colormix Forecast 2023

Michael Plank, Director, Color Marketing, Sherwin-Williams

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Meet on 6 Conference Center

As you create meaningful connections to the world around you, our trend forecast gives you an exclusive look at tomorrow’s color stories. Introducing, Terra by Sherwin-Williams, 40 trend colors curated across four palettes, inspired by the natural interweaving of ourselves and our spaces.

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Michael Plank

06203 Join Thomas Pheasant for a Conversation on Evolution of Furniture Design

Thomas Pheasant, Interior Designer, Thomas Pheasant

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Baker Furniture, Suite 6-187

Renowned interior designer and long-time Baker and McGuire collaborator, Thomas Pheasant, hosts an intimate discussion moderated by Tori Mellott, Style Director of FREDERIC, on his evolution of furniture design through a creative lens. To illustrate the topic, Pheasant will showcase his dynamic 2021 McGuire collection, comprised of 33-pieces inspired by Japanese history, culture, art, and design – followed by a sneak peek of his upcoming collection with Baker, including an exclusive first look at select items before they officially debut at High Point Market this fall. Kindly RSVP to bkrchicago@bakerinteriorsgroup.com.

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Thomas Pheasant

01204 Water, Wellness, and Sustainability

Celine Marcotte, Global Projects | Business Relations Manager, GRAFF

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | GRAFF-art of bath design center, Suite 103

Join our CEU event to discover how water and wellness can positively impact our daily life and learn how to integrate wellness and sustainability in bathroom designs.

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Celine Marcotte

06224 “Creating the Perfect Dining Table” Keith Fritz teaches you how to custom design dining tables.

Keith Fritz, Keith Fritz Fine Furniture

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

Keith Fritz is the son of a carpenter raised in Siberia, Indiana. His passion for furniture blossomed early. As a teenager, Keith designed his first piece of furniture, an award-winning ornate Bombay Chippendale secretary with over 1,200 hours logged in its design and creation. Since 1999, Keith Fritz and his team of artisans have been privileged to craft custom furniture for the finest homes in America.

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Keith Fritz

01205 “The Experience of Collecting Art”

Amy Kartheiser, Principal, Amy Kartheiser Design | Darren Jones, Moderator and Chicago Artist | Jeff Cote, Chicago Artist and Art For Life Selected Winner | Sergio Gomez, MFA, Artist, Director of 33 Contemporary and Curator, Zhou B Art Center | Steve Kadlec, Founder + Principal, Kadlec Architecture + Design

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Paris Ceramics, Suite 146

Presented by Paris Ceramics. Sponsored by and DIFFA/Chicago and Art For Life Chicago. Join Art For Life’s Co-Chair Darren Jones as he leads a discussion with an esteemed panel of architects, residential designers and local artists on the importance of curating an art collection for your clients. Learn how to establish relationships with artists and unique ways to find that perfect piece. Let’s talk art!

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Amy Kartheiser
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Darren Jones
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Jeff Cote
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Sergio Gomez
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Steve Kadlec

01207 2023 Global Color & Design Trends

Ruthanne Hanlon, PPG National Color + Design Manager, PPG Architectural Coatings

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, Suite 131

The 2023 Global Color Forecast exposes the most significant color and design directions for the coming year, including discussions of influencers, consumer mood, styling, materials, textures, finishes and surface treatments as they apply to various commercial and residential market segments. The driver of our 2023 trend forecast is REFLECTION - reflecting on what matters to us most, our relationship to the planet and even the way we engage with others moving forward. Under this overacrching idea, we will explore how the need for peace, wonder and connection will manifest their unique color and shape narratives in Design.

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Ruthanne Hanlon

06225 DESIGN FORWARD: THE TRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF KITCHEN AND BATH

Pamela S. McNally , SVP of Marketing + Digital, NKBA

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Meet on 6 Conference Center

NKBA unveils exclusive research and key data points on the design trends impacting the Kitchen and Bath industry over the next 2-3 years. This session specifically looks at the product and material trends shaping the two most important spaces in the home based on recent designer and consumer insight.

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Pamela S. McNally

01206 The Modern Kitchen: Where Luxury & High-Tech Meet

Jennifer Quail, HOME+ by aspire, aspire design and home | Jennifer Ames, License Partner & Private Officer Advisor, Engel & Volkers/Ames Group Chicago | Krista Nye Nicholas and Tami Ramsay, Partners and Principal Designers, CLOTH & KIND | Kruti Zaveri, Studio Lead, Tom Stringer Design Partners

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Poggenpohl, Suite 138

Long regarded as the heart of the home, the kitchen is also the place where the latest in technology intertwines with design at every turn. From advances in appliances that transform home cooks into aspiring family chefs to breakthroughs in the hidden tech that resides within cabinetry, counters, and more, designers consistently rise to the creative challenge of designing luxury kitchens that are at once technologically advanced, functionally forward, and aesthetically pleasing. Join us for a conversation about the modern luxury kitchen and its ever-expanding role in the home.

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Jennifer Quail
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Krista Nye Nicholas and Tami Ramsay
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Kruti Zaveri

14208 Vladimir Kagan

Jill Sieracki, Managing Editor, Galerie | Chris Eitel, Director of Design and Production, Vladimir Kagan Design Group | Amy Carman, Owner and Principle, Amy Carman Design | Steve Kadlec, Owner and Principle, KADLEC Architecture + Design

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | HOLLY HUNT, Suite 1428

Join Chris Eitel, Director of Design and Production for Vladimir Kagan Design Group, Amy Carman, Owner and Principle of Amy Carman Design, and Steve Kadlec, Owner and Principle of KADLEC Architecture + Design, for a discussion on incorporating Vladimir Kagan furniture in projects and the history behind the iconic pieces.

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Jill Sieracki
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Chris Eitel
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Amy Carman
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Steve Kadlec

01210 Kitchen, Baths & Beyond: Snaidero & the State of the Industry

J. P. Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago | Rama Dandamudi, President/CEO, Snaidero America-North

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Studio Snaidero Chicago, Suite 140

This year's EuroCucina expo focused on revisiting design to meet the evolving standards for both comfort and sustainability. With so many incredible debut launches and technological innovations at play, Snaidero Chicago's President, Rama Dandamudi, noticed one consistent theme across the board while on the ground in Milan - an emphasis on approachable and inclusive design that fosters a comfort and usability for all. Join Rama in discussion with J.P. Anderson, Editor-In-Chief of Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago, as they highlight Snaidero's innovation in design.

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J. P. Anderson
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Rama Dandamudi

06211 Color Trends 2023

Beth Maguire, Benjamin Moore | Jason Walker, Benjamin Moore | Mary Hoffman, Benjamin Moore | Steven Baumann, Designer Showroom Manager, Benjamin Moore

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

Using bold, expressive color with confidence has been a differentiator for many design professionals, bringing innovation and inspiration to the world of design. Join Benjamin Moore for a discussion on how impactful use of color has served as a defining characteristic in the careers of select designers and architects, in addition to a look at the Color Trends 2023 palette and Color of the Year.

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Beth Maguire
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Jason Walker
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Mary Hoffman
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Steven Baumann

14212 Introducing Bernhardt Residential Furniture

Dustin Mirwaldt, Sales Representative, Bernhardt Furniture

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | C.A.I. Designs, Suite 1495

Founded in 1889, Bernhardt is a global leader in furniture manufacturing and is the largest family-owned furniture company in the country. Drawing inspiration from the vibrancy of the world around us, their newest collections of indoor and outdoor furnishings are expertly crafted with artful design in mind. Inspired to create options for every design project, many Bernhardt products are customizable with a variety of different fabrics and finishes. Join Dustin Mirwaldt, Sales Representative for Bernhardt, and discover how you can create effortlessly sophisticated spaces with Bernhardt Residential Furniture.

01213 Francophilia-Designing with the French Aesthetic

Christina Samatas & Renee DiSanto, Principals, Park & Oak | Jasmin Reese, Principal, Jasmin Reese Interiors | Lucas Goldbach, AIA, Design Director and Principal, En Masse Architecture and Design | Shannon Sharpe, Home Editor, Luxe Interiors + Design

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Divine Flooring, Suite 105B

From furniture choices to lighting and flooring, discover how local Chicago Designers Jasmin Reese, Lucas Goldbach, Christina Samatas and Renee DiSanto interpret the sophisticated and elegant look of the Parisian Chic style. Parisian themed cocktail reception immediately following presentations.

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Christina Samatas & Renee DiSanto
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Jasmin Reese
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Lucas Goldbach, AIA
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Shannon Sharpe

01214 Design Mixology: Reinvigorating historic properties for today’s lifestyles

Martin Horner, Principal, Soucie Horner, Ltd. | Jessica Lagrange, Principal, Jessica Lagrange Interiors | Steve Rugo, AIA, Principal, Rugo/Raff Ltd. | Scott Fortman, President, Gibbons, Fortman & Associates

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

Join interior designers Martin Horner and Jessica LaGrange, and architect Steve Rugo, for a lively and insightful panel discussion on transitioning historic properties from relics to relaxed environments for modern day living. The trio will share perspectives and experiences across a wide range of projects, from residential to hospitality, for a well-rounded look at the many ways to meet the needs and desires of contemporary clients while respecting and celebrating the character, charm, and hand-crafted details that draw people to historic properties in the first place. Moderated by architect Scott Fortman.

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Martin Horner
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Jessica Lagrange
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Steve Rugo, AIA
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Scott Fortman

01215 Designing for the Future: Transitional Spaces Designed for Multi-generational Living

Danielle DeBoe Harper, Senior Creative Style Manager, Fortune Brands Water Innovations LLC | Jessica Birchfield, Principal Industrial Designer, Moen | Jessica Blue, Owner and Interior Designer, Jessica Blue Interiors | Smita Sahoo, Owner, Founder and Creative Director , āśaya I DESIGN

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Moen Design Center, Suite 135

With today’s living environments including more inter-generational needs than ever before, how do we incorporate design in a way that proves durable and inviting for all? Join us for this discussion with esteemed Chicago interior designers Jessica Blue and Smita Sahoo as well as Moen’s Principal Industrial Designer Jessica Birchfield and Senior Creative Style Manager Danielle DeBoe Harper.

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Danielle DeBoe Harper
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Jessica Birchfield
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Jessica Blue
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Smita Sahoo

01216 How to Build and Grow a Successful Design Firm with Brigette Romanek

Brigette Romanek, CEO/Owner, Romanek Design Studio

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Monogram Design Center, Suite 124

Join AD100 designer Brigette Romanek as she discusses her journey to building her own design firm and the key components every designer must focus on to nurture and grow a successful design business.

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Brigette Romanek

06217 Building A Room

Jill Sieracki, Managing Editor , Galerie | Dirk Denison, Dirk Denison Architects | Laura Lee McAllister, Kara Mann | Stephanie Wirth, Leo Designs

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | The Bright Group, Suite 6-166

When designing a captivating space for an art-collecting client, what comes first – the artwork or the furniture plan? Join Galerie Managing Editor Jill Sieracki as she leads a panel of industry experts in a lively discussion on balancing the major facets of a beautiful interior.

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Jill Sieracki
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Dirk Denison
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Laura Lee McAllister
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Stephanie Wirth

14218 Modern Glamour: Lighting Trends for Today's Interiors

Amy Storm, Amy Storm & Company | Kristin Dittmar, Kristin Dittmar Design

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Wired Custom Lighting, Suite 14-132

Lighting has changed in the 21st century. Current trends can be complex, but they can take your designs from beautiful to spectacular. Learn about the new scale, new materials and how to specify custom lighting for the best effect with Kristin Dittmar. Born and raised in Aspen, Kristin has quickly become one of the town’s most sought-after designers for projects large and small. She has cultivated a distinctive modern-mountain aesthetic that incorporates the latest contemporary design with the finest natural materials.

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Amy Storm
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Kristin Dittmar

01219 The Secrets Behind the Marketing Success of Luxury Brands

Christopher Peacock, CEO and Founder, Christopher Peacock | Laura Bindloss, Founder, Nylon Consulting | Melissa Galt, CEO and Founder, Melissa Galt, Inc | Sasha Adler, Principal, Sasha Adler Design | Shannon Sharpe, Home Editor, Luxe Interiors + Design

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Meet on 6 Conference Center

Please join us on the 6th floor at the Merchandise Mart for an insider's talk on marketing luxury brands. Panelists will pull back the curtain on marketing to high-end consumers and discuss what it takes to reach the rich and famous - and keep them hooked. Please join us directly after the panel for "Bubbles and Book signing" featuring author Melissa Galt in the Christopher Peacock showroom.

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Christopher Peacock
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Laura Bindloss
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Melissa Galt
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Sasha Adler
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Shannon Sharpe

01228 Innovations in Residential Appliances

Michael Schluetter, Old Castle Design Center

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Miele Experience Center, Suite 133

Provides an understanding of smart home technologies and the benefits to the built-in environment and its occupants. Additionally, this session will recognize available appliances that promote healthy living. Attendees will learn about the future of residential appliances and how it can deliver intuitive and meaningful features that benefit the built environment. Lastly, we will review safety mechanisms available in home appliances which provoke occupant relief and welfare.

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Michael Schluetter

01220 Using Large Format Porcelain Slabs

Carlos Monsonis, National Sales Director, Porcelanosa | Santiago Ramos, Product Manager, Krion Solid Surface & Xtone Porcelain Slab

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

This course reviews the benefits of using large porcelain panels in a variety of applications and reviews the sustainable characteristics of the material in comparison to others.

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Carlos Monsonis
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Santiago Ramos

06221 Tackling TikTok in Design: Why Video Content is the New Frontier

Candace Mary Griffin, Principal Designer and Founder, Candace Mary Interiors | Claire Staszak, Principal Designer and Owner, Centered by Design | Sarah Vaile, Firm Principal, Sarah Vaile Design | Tori Mellott, Style Director, Frederic Magazine

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Schumacher / PFM, Suite 6-133

Whether it's TikTok, Instagram Reels or YouTube, video content is top of mind. Please join Frederic Style Director Tori Mellott and panelists for a lively discussion on video content and this new frontier.

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Candace Mary Griffin
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Claire Staszak
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Sarah Vaile
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Tori Mellott

01300 ELLE DECOR x Scavolini: BOSS LADY 5.0: Design, Evolved

Jennifer Kranitz, Set Setting Studio | Joy Williams, Joyful Designs Studio | Alisha Serras, Scavolini | Niki Serras, Scavolini

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Scavolini Store Chicago, Suite 110

Join ELLE DECOR for a dynamic conversation between Scavolini’s Alisha and Niki Serras with leading women, Joy Williams and Jennifer Kranitz for an in-depth look at the ever-evolving design industry, and changing platform for “boss ladies” everywhere. From manufacturing and innovative practices to optimizing functional and beautiful design; these do-it-all women rise to every occasion, seemingly effortlessly — but what does it really take? After the talk, feel free to stay and enjoy some light morning refreshments as you tour Scavolini’s beautiful showroom.

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Jennifer Kranitz
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Joy Williams
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Alisha Serras
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Niki Serras

01318 Colormix Forecast 2023

Michael Plank, Director, Color Marketing, Sherwin-Williams

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

As you create meaningful connections to the world around you, our trend forecast gives you an exclusive look at tomorrow’s color stories. Introducing, Terra by Sherwin-Williams, 40 trend colors curated across four palettes, inspired by the natural interweaving of ourselves and our spaces.

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Michael Plank

01311 Natural Patterns in Biophilic Design: Expressing Nature with Design Elements

Jennifer Quail, Editor, aspire design and home | Geoffrey Valentino, Hollander Design | Louis Andrade, Assistant Director, Marketing, Vicostone USA

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Vicostone, Suite 163

Designers can use specific elements to connect people and nature within our built environments. By applying biophilic design, spaces with patterns and colors inspired by the natural world can facilitate benefits similar to the direct experience of nature. Join our panel discussion as we explore how designers can bring nature inside through their material specifications and understanding of ecology.

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Jennifer Quail
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Geoffrey Valentino
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Louis Andrade

14301 Dedicated Home Theatre Design

Kenneth Walker, Owner/Founder, Artisan Electronics Group

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Artisan Electronics Group, Suite 1486

Recreating the cinematic experience in the comfort and convenience of your home

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Kenneth Walker

01302 Taking the Leap: How These Women Turned a Vision into a (Business) Reality

Amy Kartheiser, Founder and Principal, Amy Kartheiser Design | Christina Samatas and Renee DiSanto , Park and Oak | Marissa Nelums, Glasshouse Interior Design | Elizabeth Sweet, Elizabeth Sweet Interiors and Architecture Writing

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Brizo and Delta Chicago, Suite 127

Join us for an invigorating conversation featuring entrepreneurial-minded, industry-leading women with a drive to take chances, push boundaries and change the way people think about design and beyond. These women share what drove them to take the leap, combining passion and mission with an eye for the right opportunity, to create new lines of business, product lines and charities, all while running successful design businesses.

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Amy Kartheiser
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Christina Samatas and Renee DiSanto
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Marissa Nelums
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Elizabeth Sweet

06303 From Cocktails to Canapes: The Art of Curating a Beautiful Brunch

Jill Sieracki, Managing Editor , Galerie | Krista Nicholas and Tami Ramsay, Partners and Principal Designers, CLOTH & KIND

10:00 am - 11:00 am | Sanderson Design Group, Suite 6-117A

Inspired by the work of William Morris, a visionary British designer known for 19th century Arts and Crafts prints, Morris & Co.'s new tabletop collection with William Sonoma elevates any gathering into a notable fête. To celebrate its debut, join Krista Nicholas and Tami Ramsay, Partners and Principal Interior Designers at CLOTH & KIND and Jill Sieracki, Managing Editor of Galerie, as they discuss crafting a tablescape, cultivating a menu, and concocting the perfect cocktail for a memorable brunch.

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Jill Sieracki
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Krista Nicholas and Tami Ramsay

06305 Unfiltered: The Business Questions You are Dying to Ask

Amy Kartheiser, Founder and Principal, Amy Kartheiser Design | Emily Williams, Head Designer, Z Properties | Lucas Goldbach, AIA, Partner and Design Director, En Masse Architecture and Design | Mike Shively, AIA and Founding Partner, En Masse Architecture and Design | Tori Mellott, Style Director, Frederic Magazine

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

Bring all of the design business questions you always want to ask - but never get the chance to - for this interactive Q & A panel discussion that dives into the five business topics that always leave you wondering: Finances and budgeting, process and efficiencies, marketing and social media, client relationships, and company culture.

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Amy Kartheiser
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Emily Williams
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Lucas Goldbach
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Mike Shively
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Tori Mellott

01304 More than Design: Becoming a Brand

Gil Melott, Principal Designer, Studio 6F | Katy Olson, Luxe Magazine | Michael Del Piero, Founder, Michael Del Piero Good Design | Roy Marcus, Brand Ambassador, Artistic Tile | Shea Soucie, Principal, Soucie Horner

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Artistic Tile, Suite 105A

Leveraging social media, showhouses & editorial connections to position yourself as a brand. Moderated by Katy Olson of Luxe Magazine, with panelists Gil Melott of Studio 6F, Shea Soucie of Soucie Horner, Roy Marcus of Artistic Tile, and Michael Del Piero of Michael Del Piero Good Design.

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Gil Melott
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Katy Olson
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Michael Del Piero
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Roy Marcus
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Shea Soucie

01322 Taste for Design: Throughlines between Food and Design

Noah Sandoval, Chef and Owner, Oriole | Pilar Guzman, Patina Modern

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gaggenau, Thermador, Bosch Experience & Design Center, Suite 108

Join Gaggenau and the MICHELIN Guide for a discussion and tasting with Chef Noah Sandoval, chef and owner of the two MICHELIN-starred restaurant Oriole, and Club 1683 member Pilar Guzman of Patina Modern. Enjoy light bites and beverages, inspired by the pair, as Chef and Pilar discuss the intersections and throughlines that blend contemporary ingredients, flavors and styles in design and food at this exclusive Taste for Design event.

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Noah Sandoval
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Pilar Guzman

06306 House Beautiful x Thibaut: Design Must-Haves (According to the Experts)

Brynn Olson, Founder, Design Principal, Brynn Olson Design Group | Carisha Swanson, Editorial Director, House Beautiful | John Cialone, Partner and Vice President, Tom Stringer Design Partners | Lakesha Rose, Founder and Design Principal, L Rose Interior Design

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

House Beautiful’s Carisha Swanson sits down with style stars John Cialone, Brynn Olson, and Lakesha Rose in a fascinating conversation on their personal design tropes and essentials in reimagining spaces of the moment—and the future—for their clients. Enjoy this dynamic and polarizing discussion on what qualifies “necessity” to these industry experts, exploring the balance between market trends and design longevity for different homeowners, from wallcoverings to fabrics, and everything in between. Join the panel for a lunch reception at Thibaut’s showroom, located in Suite # 6-129, immediately following.

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Brynn Olson
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Carisha Swanson
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John Cialone
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Lakesha Rose

06307 Color Trends 2023

Beth Maguire, Benjamin Moore | Jason Walker, Benjamin Moore | Mary Hoffman, Benjamin Moore | Steven Baumann, Designer Showroom Manager, Benjamin Moore

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Meet on 6 Conference Center

Using bold, expressive color with confidence has been a differentiator for many design professionals, bringing innovation and inspiration to the world of design. Join Benjamin Moore for a discussion on how impactful use of color has served as a defining characteristic in the careers of select designers and architects, in addition to a look at the Color Trends 2023 palette and Color of the Year.

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Beth Maguire
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Jason Walker
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Mary Hoffman
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Steven Baumann

01309 Preparing Easy, Seasonable Brunch Using Simple Ingredients

Jennifer Quail, Editor, Aspire | Pawel Siemion, Corporate Chef, Sub-Zero Group Midwest

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom, Suite 134

Join Sub-Zero Corporate Chef Pawel Siemion and Aspire Editor, Jennifer Quail as they demonstrate how to easily prepare a delicious brunch. Highlights include proper griddle use, the importance of convection and plating techniques to make your meal photo-worthy.

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Jennifer Quail
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Pawel Siemion

01209 The Future of Technology In Kitchen Appliances

Ilene Chase, Owner and Lead Designer, Ilene Chase Design | Rose Cowell, Corporate Chef and Brand Account Manager, Middleby Residential | Sarah Goesling, Owner and Principal Designer, Goesling Group | Stacy McCarthy, Residential Designer Services Manager, East, Middleby Residential

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

Middleby Residential is a collection of premier international consumer brands dedicated to manufacturing and distributing many of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interior furnishings in the world. Panelists will share what is up and coming for technology in kitchen appliances to bring to your clients.

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Ilene Chase
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Rose Cowell
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Sarah Goesling
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Stacy McCarthy

01321 Innovations in Residential Appliances

Michael Schluetter, Old Castle Design Center

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Miele Experience Center, Suite 133

Provides an understanding of smart home technologies and the benefits to the built-in environment and its occupants. Additionally, this session will recognize available appliances that promote healthy living. Attendees will learn about the future of residential appliances and how it can deliver intuitive and meaningful features that benefit the built environment. Lastly, we will review safety mechanisms available in home appliances which provoke occupant relief and welfare.

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Michael Schluetter

01310 Traditional Design - Always in Style

Elizabeth Krueger, Principal, Elizabeth Krueger Design | Jasmin Reese, Principal, Jasmin Reese Interiors | Jessica Lagrange, Principal, Jessica Lagrange Interiors | Michael Abraham, Principal, Michael Abraham Architecture | Zlata Naumovski, Design Journalist, Freelancer

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

Traditional design is many things and there isn't one design scheme fit for all clients. Find out how panel guests - interior designers Jessica LaGrange, Elizabeth Krueger and Jasmin Reese and architect Michael Abraham - embody elements of traditional design in their work. In a market saturated with contemporary art, sleek furnishings and modern technology, they explain why traditional design is still relevant and how it works with modern design.

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Elizabeth Krueger
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Jasmin Reese
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Jessica Lagrange
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Michael Abraham
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Zlata Naumovski

06312 The Importance of Art to Design

Darren Jones, Moderator and Chicago Artist | Eric Gushee, Chicago Installation and Textile Based Artist | Jenny Vyas, Chicago Artist and Muralist | Joan Craig, Principal, Craig & Company Architecture & Interiors | Michael Abrams, Principal, Michael Abrams Interiors

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Watson Smith Carpet - Rugs - Hard Surface , Suite 622

Presented by Watson-Smith Sponsored by DIFFA/Chicago and Art For Life Chicago. Join Art For Life’s Co-Chair Darren Jones as he moderates a discussion with local artists, architects and residential designers on how the importance of art has evolved in this post covid and work from home world. Learn tips on curating that perfect art collection and how to integrate art into your design plans. Let’s talk art!

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Darren Jones
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Eric Gushee
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Jenny Vyas
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Joan Craig
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Michael Abrams

06313 10 Things to Know About Handmade Rugs

Chad Stark, CEO, Stark Carpet

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Stark Carpet Corp., Suite 6-100

STARK is a premier design industry partner for luxury residential and hospitality carpeting projects. Hear from the CEO and third generation family owner, Chad Stark, on 10 things to know about handmade rugs.

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Chad Stark

01227 Entertaining with The Galley Workstation + Zip HydroTap

Alexandra Yeager, The Galley | ZipWater

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | SubZero, Wolf, Cove, Suite 134

Discover a better way to serve hors d'oeuvres with The Galley Workstation and experience the convenience of mixing cocktails with the Zip HydroTap. Join us for tiny tastings and refreshing beverages in the newly renovated SubZero, Wolf and Cove Showroom.

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Alexandra Yeager

01314 The Iconic Bath

Christina Samatas, Principal, Park & Oak | Mike Shively, AIA, Founding Partner, En Masse | Pamela Lamaster-Millett, AIA, Principal, Searl Lamaster Howe Architects | Renee DiSanto, Principal, Park & Oak | Stuart Cohen, FAIA, Principal, Cohen Hacker Architects

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

The Iconic Bath program will explore questions of what makes a bathroom iconic, influential and memorable by first tracing the history and importance of the bath from Roman times to present day and by asking three design practitioners to present residential bathrooms and discuss the issues, constraints and client fantasies that shape their work.

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Christina Samatas
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Mike Shively, AIA
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Pamela Lamaster-Millett, AIA
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Renee DiSanto
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Stuart Cohen, FAIA

01315 Designing Luxury Lifestyles

Keon Khajavi-Noori, Principal, Managing Director, Xander Noori | Xander Noori, Principal, Creative Director, Xander Noori

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | House of Rohl Studio, Suite 135

Join the designers of the new House of Rohl Apothecary collection, Xander & Keon Noori, and learn how they design for luxury customers.

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Keon Khajavi-Noori
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Xander Noori

06316 Why Wellness in Design Matters

DeAndre DeVane, Well-Designed | Caleb Anderson, Well-Designed | Lisa Kahn, Lisa Kahn Designs | Desi Creswell, Desi Creswell Life & Business Coaching

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

Well-Designed, a new design industry organization founded by interior designer Caleb Anderson and partner DeAndre DeVane, presents: Why Wellness in Design Matters, with Founding Partners Kravet and Benjamin Moore. Join us for a timely and relevant panel discussion moderated by life and business coach, Desi Cresswell. Anderson and DeVane are joined in conversation by co-panelist and Finding Sanctuary designer, Lisa Kahn. This enlightening panel will discuss new possibilities for our lives and the impact we can have as designers and industry professionals by shedding light on the unsustainable pattern of high-stress and anxiety that is so prevalent in our community. Panelists will offer insight on a path we can take individually and collectively to a healthier way of being where creativity, relationships, and business flourish alongside wellness. After the presentation, please join us for a reception in the Kravet Showroom, Suite 6-121.

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DeAndre DeVane
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Caleb Anderson
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Lisa Kahn
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Desi Creswell

01317 Tour of Brands

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Middleby Residential | Viking Range | La Cornue, Suite 137

Middleby Residential is a collection of premier international consumer brands dedicated to manufacturing and distributing many of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interior furnishings in the world. VIKING | LaCornue | AGA | Lynx | U-Line | Marvel | EVO | Novy | Masterbuilt | KamadoJoe

06319 DESIGN FORWARD: THE TRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF KITCHEN AND BATH

Pamela S. McNally, SVP of Marketing + Digital, NKBA

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Meet on 6 Conference Center

NKBA unveils exclusive research and key data points on the design trends impacting the Kitchen and Bath industry over the next 2-3 years. This session specifically looks at the product and material trends shaping the two most important spaces in the home based on recent designer and consumer insight.

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Pamela S. McNally

01320 The Anatomy of a Home Bar

Andrew Shead, Sales & Marketing Manager, True Residential

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | True Residential, Suite 163

True Residential sets the stage for the state of the Home Bar. In the past 2+ years, who hasn't entertained guests in their home in one way or another? Hosting at home isn't going anywhere, with more homeowners designing whole spaces around their at-home 'watering holes'. Learn to identify key elements and decision points for bar design, as well as striking layouts and inspiring features that will set your space apart.

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Andrew Shead

01323 The A+D Toolkit for Daily Creative Renewal

Megan Mazzocco, WELL AP, Founder, yogaXdesign and AD Inexplorata

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center, Suite 119

yogaXdesign’s immersive continuing education experience, The A+D Toolkit for Daily Creative Renewal pairs the learning power of movement with crucial information using interactive micro-practices. These practices equip designers with daily habits proven to contribute to soft skills, such as wellbeing, harmonious engagement and innovation among creative leaders. Participants will learn the science of why a broader constellation to personal wellbeing is critical to designing healthy spaces. This highly engaging and interactive presentation includes a number of unique and simple daily practices that bolster all aspects of designer wellbeing.

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Megan Mazzocco, WELL AP