Atlanta Schedules Fall Design Week Events & Seminars

AmericasMart® Atlanta’s all-new buying, design discoveries and networking experience – the Fall Design Week featuring Atlanta Gourmet and Gift – offers newly imaged events and services, all timed within the business week for the greater convenience of retailers and designers. The design-driven events and seminars – sponsored by Olliix – explore a variety of topics ranging from trend forecasts to mobile photography best practices to entertaining in style. Programming kicks off with New York designer Young Huh, Vice President of Design and Product Development for Bunny Williams Home Audrey Margarite, producer, photo stylist and author of “Picture Perfect Parties” Annette Joseph and lifestyle expert and author of “Soiree Entertaining with Style”; Danielle Rollins dishing out advice for being a masterful host—from setting the right environment, to designing the menu and table, and even styling tips to capture the moment for social media in “;Impress The Guest! The Insider’s Playbook on Masterful Hosting and Entertaining with Style” on Tuesday, September 20. Later, designers Tami Ramsay, Steve McKenzie and Melanie Davis discuss their arts-minded approach to design and nature as showcased in their work at the 2016 Serenbe Showhouse in panel discussion moderated by Editor-in-Chief of “Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles” Elizabeth Ralls. Joseph returns on Wednesday, September 21 for a 90-minute workshop “;Strictly Styling Workshop: Prop, Style and Photograph Like a Pro and Improve Your Social Brand” where she teaches the basics of styling, and talks composition and must-know tricks for using an iPhone camera. The same day, the Southern region’s most celebrated design tastemakers –; Lisa Mende (Charlotte, N.C.), Meredith Ellis (Austin, Texas), Traci Zeller (Charlotte, N.C.), Paige Sumblin Schnell (Rosemary Beach, Fla.) and Jennifer Boles (Atlanta, Ga.) – muse on the definitive styles and influences that continue to capture a well-lived Southern lifestyle in a panel discussion “;A Salute to Southern Style: The Essence of Southern Design & Hospitality.” Finally, Editor-in-Chief of “The Atlantan,” “Modern Luxury Interiors Atlanta,” “Men’s Book Atlanta” and “Modern Luxury Weddings Atlanta” Phebe Wahl leads a panel discussion “;What’s in? Going Out! Trends for the Ultimate Outdoor Living Spaces” with Rollins, leading luxury landscape architect John Howard and founder of Thrasher Pool & Spa Chris Fogleman. Thursday, September 22 begins with a fun session “;Weddings-ish: Connecting with Millennials and Capturing the New Bridal Market” featuring uber-stylish and popular Brooklyn-based wedding planner, designer and podcaster, Jove Meyer sharing event planning tips and trends, and dishing on all things wedding-ish with special guest, Los Angeles-based event planner Jesi Haack. Next, Senior Trend Consultant for WGSN Ali Lind leads one-hour tour of the hottest looks, colors, patterns and trends for women’s and menswear from the Spring/Summer 2017 runway...

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