The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center Unveils New Design Series

With each changing season comes the opportunity to spice up your approach to home decor with new design ideas and inspirations. The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) is just in time for the summer season as they unveil a new design series guaranteed to bring the freshness of summer into your humble abode. Happy decorating! ADAC, in partnership with Hearst Design Group- Elle Decor , House Beautiful and Veranda -invites designers and design enthusiasts of all levels to begin the season with a fresh look "Inside Design."

Learn about the newest products in home decor, ways to define personal style, develop strong web presence, and how to find inspiration from a group of leading design experts. On Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20, editors from the Hearst Design Group including Newell Turner , editorial director of the Hearst Design Group; Amy Preiser , editor of ElleDecor .com; and Leslie Newsom Rascoe , contributing interiors editor of Veranda , along with other special design guests, will speak to attendees on how they can make design fit into their lifestyle this summer. "This is the first time ADAC and Hearst Design Group will bring together three established publications for two days of events.

Designers and design enthusiasts will be able to hear from not just one, but three prominent editors who will share insights from each of their distinctly different perspectives," said Katie Belveal, ADAC general manager. "By teaming up with Hearst Design Group, we will be able to bring the best of the national design community to ADAC." Turner said, "I am always excited to come to ADAC, and am particularly delighted this time as I get to discuss the evolution of how we make sense of our lives through design.

"From the earliest days of journal-keeping and scrapbooking to the new ways we scrapbook with Pinterest and other digital methods, I'm very interested in how people assemble and keep track of images that are important to them, whether they are favorite patterns or textures or photographs that inspire." "Inside Design" schedule includes: June 19, 2013 10:30 a.m. How to Make the Web your Most Creative Tool - Four Ways the Internet is Changing - and Improving - the Way Designers do Business ElleDecor .com Editor Amy Preiser and interior designers Susan Ferrier and Capella Kincheloe discuss how the Web has been a game changer for the design industry. They will cover the four main components improving communication, finding inspiration and ideas, researching and shopping, and building a web presence and share examples of successes and challenges along the way.

Designers with all levels of web-savvy will enjoy this lively conversation about how they can use the internet to build business and make their lives easier. 11:45 a.m. Showroom Presentations Additional programming will be hosted by Dering Hall, Kravet, Sunbrella and Thibaut throughout ADAC showrooms. 1:30 p.m. Cut & Paste - From Scrapbooks and Journals to Flipboard and Pinterest Join Hearst Design Group Editorial Director Newell Turner for a lively presentation exploring the visual ways we make sense of our lives. *Reception to follow in BRADLEY.* 5:00 p.m. "Insiders" Cocktail Party Decorative Furnishings Association, Hearst Design Group and ADAC have invited the readers of Elle Decor , House Beautiful and Veranda to meet and interact with Atlanta's top interior designers. June 20, 2013 10:30 a.m. Thomas Pheasant: Inspired Join Veranda contributing interiors editor Leslie Newsom Rascoe and acclaimed designer Thomas Pheasant for an in-depth look at the inspirations behind Thomas' creative process - how his education, travels, and day to day life all come together to influence his work. *Reception to follow in Designer Carpets showroom hosted by Stanton Carpet.* For registration and more information on the scheduled events, please visit http://www.adacatlanta. com/events . For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings.