Big Names Join Design ADAC During Spring Market Week

Spring Market Week is one of the biggest and busiest times for the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) and boy do they have a doozy up their sleeves for this year's event. Some of the biggest names in the home decor and design world will be on hand for what is sure to be not only a memorable event, but also full of insight and advice. Read on to find out who's slated to appear and when this event takes place! Join ADAC as they welcome back their signature series Design ADAC , April 28 through May 2. Co-sponsored by VERANDA magazine, this highly anticipated week of entertaining events and panel discussions will encompass interior design, lifestyle and new industry trends. The presentations and seminars will introduce designers and design enthusiasts to new home decor inspirations and trade secrets while providing first-hand experiences from industry experts.

VERANDA magazine Editor in Chief Clinton Smith will lead keynote presentations with Aerin Lauder, whose recent AERIN home collections in collaboration with Lee Jofa, EJ Victor and Visual Comfort & Co. have been tremendously successful, and California-based designer Windsor Smith, whose elegant and modern, yet livable interiors are frequently featured in VERANDA . "We are excited to bring back Design ADAC this spring," said Katie Belveal , ADAC General Manager. "The speakers will range from classic and timeless to edgy and modern and are all experts in their fields. With everything planned during Design ADAC and VERANDA's week of events, industry professionals and design enthusiasts alike will be able to walk away with the latest ideas from the world of design and a breadth of new contacts." During Design ADAC , VERANDA will present a variety of leading designers and industry experts who will share inside knowledge.

The week will culminate in the announcement of the prestigious, annual Southeast Designers and Architect of the Year Awards Ceremony. During the ceremony, VERANDA and ADAC will recognize winners in three categories of design: Interior Design - Residential, Interior Design - Contract and Architecture. "As a former Atlantan, ADAC has a very special place in my heart and I am thrilled to be working with them again this spring for what promises to be a very compelling, fun, and informative series of events," said Clinton Smith , editor in chief of VERANDA . " Design ADAC is always one of the year's highlights and consistently draws the best design talent from across the country. The stellar lineup they have planned for this season is no exception."

Guest Keynote Presentations include: Aerin Lauder - Aerin Lauder is the founder and creative director of the global luxury lifestyle brand AERIN. Based on the premise that living beautifully should be effortless, the brand develops curated collections in the worlds of beauty, fashion accessories and home decor. With a passion for art, travel, fashion and design, Aerin's own lifestyle serves as a focal point of inspiration for the brand. Classic but always with a modern point of view every piece is created to make life more beautiful, with a sense of ease and refinement. Clinton Smith - Clinton Smith is the editor in chief of VERANDA magazine. As an award-winning journalist, he has devoted his career to covering style, design and decoration, most recently serving as editorial director of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.

His expertise, coupled with a personal passion for beautiful interiors and great design, will continue VERANDA's legacy of delivering the very best in home decoration and garden design, as well as jewelry, flowers, art and travel. A native Texan, he is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. Windsor Smith - Windsor Smith, founder and creator of Windsor Smith Home, Windsor Smith Home Collection and Windsor Smith Room in a Box is widely known as a force in the design industry. Her elegant interiors are infused with a modern sensibility and are frequently featured in shelter magazines.