Next week is a BUSY week at the Design and Decoration Building. They have some excellent panel discussions and launches, not to mention the opening of new showrooms, like a personal favorite, Claremont.
If you happen to be hitting the market for inspiration on October 1st, I hope you will stop by the David Sutherland Showroom in Suite 813 at 4pm. Ann and David Sutherland, along with House Beautiful Magazine's Kate Kelly Smith are hosting an event I will be moderating. The topic, a panel discussion on "Building The Perfect Team" to create the best design experience should be a lively one. We will discuss the process of working with an architect, builder and landscape designer, and the panel includes classical architect, historian and ICA fellow Philip James Dodd, master builder and developer John Finton and landscape architect Kathryn Herman of Doyle Herman Design Associates. Their expertise and wisdom gleaned from years in the business, at the highest level, will help guide you and the choices you make with clients, relationships and helping them realize a mutual vision. Plus, they all have recent books out, and will discuss the process and how being published has advanced their businesses. It should be a lot of fun -- I know I always learn so much from the conversation and being part of the design dialog moderating provides. Then join us for a book signing and a cocktail afterwards. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org