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Desert Design Days
Featuring Keynote Speakers Barbara Sallick and Candice Olson

November 1, 2018 at 10 am
at Scottsdale Design District

Join us for the Fall 2018 Desert Design Days event featuring keynote speakers Barbara Sallick and Candice Olson. Experience a full day of various design presentations, CEUs, and more!

 


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

 9:00 am

Palavela Home

Welcome Brunch: Welcome Osborne & Little/Designer’s Guild Presentation. Coupled with light breakfast bites and coffee.

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 10:00 am

Waterworks

Keynote Speaker: Barbara Sallick

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 11:30 am

Pacific

CEU: The history of Performance Fabrics. Presented by Shawn Berry from Alta. We are excited to unveil our new line of locally made to order motion furniture for the design trade. Stop by all day to discover the new releases from Fabricut, Stroheim, Vervain and S. Harris fabrics, trims and wallpapers.

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John Brooks

Design Inspiration: A Meet and Greet with renown Interior Furniture & Product Designer Michael Berman.

11:30-12:30 at the John Brooks Showroom

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Noon

C.A.I. Designs

Mark Minick, Sales Manager for Old Biscayne Designs presents “Mastering Furniture Design: Form and Function.” Lunch to follow.

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 1:00 pm

Organic Looms

CEU: “INTERMEDIATE RUG EDUCATION: Fibers, Construction and Essentials to Make Informed Buying Decisions.” Presented by Scott Gwilliam, RugWorx

 2:00 pm

Kravet

Keynote Speaker: Candice Olson

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3:30 pm

John Brooks

Marketing Your Design Business in Luxury Publications: Keynote lecture by Holly Scott, Vice President and Group Publisher of Mountain Living Magazine

Reception immediately to follow, featuring:

  • A book signing by author and local interior designer Julia Buckingham, owner of Modernique Lifestyle Boutique. Julia’s unique style fuses modern and antique sensibilities in a vibrant and playful way.
  • New partnership with Studio Ressource, an importer of reclaimed and rare architectural elements, building materials and unique objects. Now open on the John Brooks showroom patio!

 

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Barbara Sallick

Senior VP of Design, Barbara Sallick co-founded Waterworks to pursue her mission: making kitchens and baths as sophisticated and livable as any other room in the home. Today, she’s a sought-after authority on a wide range of design topics and the author of several books, including The Perfect Bath (2016). Inspired by a wide range of design influences, she has a passion for classic architectural principles and artisanal craftsmanship.

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Candice Olson

Candice Olson is one of North America’s leading professional Interior Designers.  Featured on HGTV’s Divine Design and Candice Tells All, her signature style is a fusion of traditional form, scale and proportion with the simplistic beauty of modern design.

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Holly Scott

Holly Scott is the Vice President & Group Publisher of Mountain Living and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles magazines. With over 20 years of experience in the publishing and media industry, Scott has been a popular speaker nationwide and was awarded the 2017 “Woman of the Year” Award for Mentorship by Folio: magazine.

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 ALL SHOWROOMS WILL BE OPEN ALL DAY

FLOOR STYLES

Creep out your friends rug contest: Celebrate Halloween and Desert Design Days at Floor Styles by taking a selfie in front of our “Twilight” Rug by Nourison and posting it on social media.  All postings are entered into a drawing for the $5000+ retail rug. For details of the contest, click here.

CENTURY FURNITURE OPEN HOUSE

Stop by the Century Showroom to see several new products. Pick up our Save the Date flyer for our November 29th CEU with Paul Grace. The first 25 designers will receive a Century gift that you can use throughout the year. Enjoy a glass of something sparkling while you browse.

DESIGN SURFACES OPEN HOUSE

Design Surfaces will be introducing Lili Alessandra Area Rugs to the Arizona Design Market. A San Antonio, Texas-based fine linen and soft furnishings manufacturer; Lili Alessandra has extended its portfolio to include an inaugural rug collection of 21 designs which debuted at the spring 2018 High Point Market. Known for high-end quality and lavish embellishments in bed fashions, decorative pillows and throws, the company has adapted its styling techniques and patterns into what Lili Alessandra president Sandra Hernandez Yedor describes as woven art for the floor. The collection includes hand-knotted and hand-loomed rugs made in India, Pakistan and Nepal of 100 percent wool, or blends of wool with viscose or linen. About a third of the introductions are machine woven in India of 100 percent sisal. Drop by the showroom: 10-4 for a preview of the rugs and meet with Sally Windnagle; Sales Manager. See other new arrivals and enjoy a refreshment.

PINDLER OPEN HOUSE

Stop by to view our beautiful exclusive collections and new product offerings, and hit up our Popcorn Bar while you’re here!

INTERIOR ESSENTIALS

Interior Essentials is introducing Hunter Douglas’ SoftTouch motorization solution and the new Sonnette shade. A FroYo and fruits bar will be open all day.

THE MN COLLECTION

COSTELLO CHILDS FINE ART

HORIZON ART

TOWN


 

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