Discover ADAC Design Series Returns this October

A new season means a chance to reinvigorate things in the style department, especially if it's the home decor style arena. All the designing details and inspiration you may have picked up this summer to decorate your domicile needs to be put away in favor of rich, lush autumnal decor details that will spice up your home for the cooler latter half of the year. The ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center) is once again prepping for their popular Discover ADAC Design Series that highlights the best in home decor style for the fall season. Get ready to be wowed!

Join ADAC this October as they welcome back their signature series, Discover ADAC ! Commemorating ADAC's first anniversary after opening its doors to the public, Discover ADAC will feature a variety of events and seminars showcasing guest speakers who will share their design and lifestyle expertise. Fit for designers and design enthusiasts at all stages of experience, Discover ADAC runs Monday, October 14 th until Friday, October 18 th , 2013. "What makes Discover ADAC unique is the caliber of design talent who will participate," says ADAC General Manager, Katie Belveal. "We have curated a special week for Southeast's design community to share their trade secrets and allow the public to dig even deeper into the world of design and trends that the upcoming season has to offer." While prepping to lay out the red carpet for all of the local, national and international design celebrities planning to attend this year, Belveal dishes on a designer she is looking forward to. "Michael S. Smith, designer to the White House, is just one of the keynote presenters we have in store for attendees," said Belveal. "ADAC has become a place where design enthusiasts can mingle with icons in the industry, and this year's line-up is sure to impress." The repertoire of design talents is not the only enhancement this year.

The experience will include more than 35 events, keynote presentations, showroom receptions and the third installment of ADAC: Behind The Windows. "Our growth from the first year of Discover ADAC stems from the Atlanta community's desire to connect with the design community," said Belveal. "Atlantans want a place where they can get to know designers and sit at the same table. They want to gain insider access to discover what makes each of them tick. For some it is hearing about how these special guests have navigated the business and for others it is a glimpse into their personal style and stories of what's to come! We hope everyone will find it useful."

Some of the celebrity keynote speakers and design icons who attendees can look forward to seeing this October in order of presentation date and time are Timothy Corrigan; Sarah Richardson; Jan Showers; Michael S. Smith; Steven Stolman and Jennifer Boles; and Ellie Cullman, Mario Buatta and Susanna Salk. A complete calendar of all 35 events taking place during Discover ADAC , including all showroom events and receptions, is available at www.adacatlanta.com/design- adac . About ADAC ADAC is a community-focused, nationally-recognized leader in the world of interior design and home fashion, built over 50 years ago by renowned architect and developer John Portman. For a half-century it has served as the essential one-stop shopping resource for interior designers, architects, and builders.

The ADAC campus consists of 550,000 square feet with over 60 showrooms offering 1,200 of the industry's finest product lines including furniture, fabric, rugs, lighting, accessories, floor and wall coverings, antiques, fine art and framing, kitchens, bath, tile and stone, and home theater products. Likewise, ADAC's extensive services include custom designs such as framing, electronic systems, faux-finishing, and draperies. In addition, signature industry presentations, celebrity and media events, educational programs and networking opportunities held throughout the year make ADAC truly a one-of-a-kind, design destination.