#WDCDesign Center Events

FOCUS: Business & Design

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Washington Design Center's

2018 FOCUS: Business & Design

9:00am - 2:00pm

Designer Resource Connection

FEATURE EVENT: Designer Resource Connection

The Washington Design Center | Atrium

Join us in the Atrium of the Washington Design Center for a special VIP Meet & Greet with the region's most trusted and preferred vendors. From workrooms to wallpaper installers, this will be the premier event for all of your design resources. Coffee and pastries from Nino's Bakery will be served. General admission is required.

10:00am - 11:00am

Hines & Co

The Leading Edge

Hines & Co | Suite 440

Join Samuel & Sons' Sales Manager, John Hoshko, and nationally recognized drapery designer, Gretchen Everett at Hines & Co for a creative conversation on fresh and innovative applications of trimming for drapery and upholstery as they unveil the latest collections from the famed passementerie house. Light Breakfast will be served.

TICKET REQUIRED - Please RSVP for this event

10:00am - 11:00am

AmericanEye Frank Lloyd Wright

CEU: PPG and AmericanEye present Frank Lloyd Wright

AmericanEye | Suite 300

Please join PPG Paints as we present an IDCEC & AIA accredited CEU "Frank Lloyd Wright: American Icon, Architectural Master, Modern Dreamer". This presentation discusses Frank Lloyd Wright - a true American icon, highly influential architectural master and all-around modern dreamer. It highlights the professional life of Wright, his influence on and achievements in modern design, and his body of work resulting from his time at Taliesin (West) with a special focus on the color palette developed for Taliesin (West). Attendees will learn about Wright's design philosophy and how it is still relevant in today's contemporary market.

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11:00am - 12:00pm


CEU: Across the Board — Wallpaper 101

Duralee | Suite 400

Wallpaper is the easiest way to make a statement in a room. From bold prints to hand-woven grasscloth and embossed vinyl to natural cork, there are so many options available. Choosing the proper style and/or material of wallpaper is easier when you are armed with the knowledge of print method and application. This CEU will teach you about the many different types of wallpaper printing methods—including block printing, surface printing, and rotary screen printing, and the many types of specialty wallcoverings such as bead and cork. You’ll become the expert on being able to identify these methods while browsing sample books or display boards, and feel comfortable knowing what rooms are best suited for each type of wallpaper. General (0.1 CEU)

Lunch reception to follow.

TICKET REQUIRED - Please RSVP for this event

11:00am - 12:00pm

Stark Carpet

"Storied Interiors" by Patrick Sutton. A Conversation And Book Signing.

Stark | Suite 430

Interior designer Patrick Sutton discusses his new book that explores the relationship between the story we all carry in our mind of what life might look like, the spaces we live in and the lifestyle we dream of. By sharing with his readers how to create evocative interiors and spaces, he helps them find, craft, tell and share their stories. Light lunch to follow for attendees.

TICKET REQUIRED - Please RSVP for this event

11:30am - 1:00pm

Century Furniture

Light Bites and Book Signing by LuAnn Nigara, Podcast Host of A Well-Designed Business

Century Furniture | Suite 250

LuAnn Nigara is a best-selling author and host of the design industry's #1 podcast, A Well-Designed Business ©. LuAnn and her book have straight-up, no-nonsense advice for the entrepreneur who is ready to take action with their business. Join us for light bites and a fun, informative book signing!

TICKET REQUIRED - Please RSVP for this event

12:00pm - 1:00pm


Amanda Lindroth - A Life of "Island Hopping". Discussion and Book Signing

Quadrille | Suite 335

Join us in the Quadrille Showroom for a fun and lively conversation as we host the internationally recognized interior designer, Amanda Lindroth as she discusses her life of "Island Hopping". Amanda is a Bahamian-based interior designer, known for imbuing projects with the whimsy and charm that is central to resort living. Lindroth's new book "Island Hopping" takes the reader on a journey of her recent works and explores them within the context of the island lifestyle, both past and present, and her many sources of inspiration. Lindroth will discuss the culture and quirks that enclosing water brings to her projects and the delightful results it helps to inspire. From Lyford Cay to Spurling Point, Maine, Lindroth will transport audience members to an island getaway. The discussion will be followed by a book signing and a Meet & Greet. Her new book "Island Hopping" will be available for purchase. Lunch will be served immediately after the discussion in the showroom.

TICKET REQUIRED - Please RSVP for this event

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Holland & Sherry

Learning Leather - Things to Know for Successful Projects

Holland & Sherry | Suite 425

Our leather product manager Katie will be here to discuss all things leather! What types of leathers are best for each project, how to order the right amount of square footage, the difference between usable and utilization in leather, and more! She is an expert in all things leather and can answer any of your project questions. Live what you love. Live Leather!

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1:00pm - 2:00pm

Kravet, Lee Jofa, Brunschwig & Fils

Creative Director Stephen Elrod Presents The Latest From Lee Jofa And Brunschwig & Fils

Kravet, Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils | Suite 200

Explore the latest offerings from Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils, presented by Creative Director Stephen Elrod. Take a trip through the mystical mountain ranges of Southern France with the Brunschwig & Fils Cevennes Collection, featuring iconic and new prints, jacquard & velvets. Capture the laid-back sophistication of Lee Jofa's Westport Collection inspired by an eclectic mix of design references and showcased in a fresh and pretty color palette. These two collections celebrate the luxury and legacy for which these legendary brands are known.

TICKET REQUIRED - Please RSVP for this event

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Doris Leslie Blau

"Business and Design" with Jay Jenkins of Jenkins Baer Associates

Doris Leslie Blau | Suite 325

"Business and Design" with Jay Jenkins of Jenkins Baer Associates of Baltimore, Maryland. Jenkins will share many of his residential and commercial projects in Maryland, Virginia, New York, Chicago, Colorado, Maine and Florence, Italy.

TICKET REQUIRED - Please RSVP for this event

1:00pm - 2:30pm

J Lambeth

CEU: Redefining Decorative Finishes for the 21st Century

J Lambeth | Suite 230

Redefining Decorative Finishes for the 21st Century presented by Tom Warnock of Warnock Studios

CEU 107-360

90 Minutes = 1.5 Credits"

TICKET REQUIRED - Please RSVP for this event

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Michael-Cleary Farrow & Ball

CEU: Color: From Pigment to Perception with Farrow & Ball

Michael-Cleary | Suite 350

IDCEC Approved CEU (01 Credit/1 hour)

COLOR: FROM PIGMENT TO PERCEPTION, presented by Farrow & Ball, will help design professionals develop a better understanding of the complexities of color, color perception, the different ways colors are made, how they present across various mediums such as monitors, printed material, and actual product.

TICKET REQUIRED - Please RSVP for this event

2:30pm - 3:30pm


Omexco Wallcoverings Guest Speaker with Q & A

ROMO | Suite 260

Omexco is an editor, manufacturer and worldwide trendsetter of high-end wallcoverings. Please join International Export Manager, Charles Vermeersch, directly from the source for a closer look at the latest launch, Infinity. A discussion of everything you need to know about wallcoverings will follow, including a Q&A.

TICKET REQUIRED - Please RSVP for this event

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Cowtan & Tout

Fall 2018 Collection presented by Cowtan & Tout Design Director, Catherine Croner

Cowtan & Tout | Suite 310

Join Catherine Croner, Design Director for Cowtan & Tout as she presents the new collection. This new collection interprets old-world exoticism through a contemporary lens, offering dynamic and elegant weaves, velvets, silks and decorative patterns. A dry linen aesthetic infuses the collection for a fresh update of classic Cowtan & Tout patterns and prints. Additionally, handprint and hand painting techniques combine with natural woven materials to create a richly textural range of wallcoverings. A tranquil, harmonious sensibility permeates the offering with a sense of glamour for a refined and modern charm. Refreshments will be served.

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4:00pm - 6:00pm

Holly Hunt

Artist Reception with Jorge Caceres

Holly Hunt | 1st Floor

Join us to meet the artist and see his latest paintings 4-6 pm HH 1st Floor.

Drinks + bites will be served

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Open House Agenda

9:00am - 5:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

9:00am - 5:00pm


Open House

Arc-Com | Suite 450

Open House featuring new collections and serving light refreshments.

9:00am - 5:00pm

Open House

DEDON | Suite 460

Please stop by to see the latest in outdoor luxury furnishings from DEDON.

10:00am - 4:00pm

Galleria Carpets & Rugs

The New Montage Collection / Open House

Galleria Carpets & Rugs | Suite 360

Colors are changing this Fall with The New Montage Collection, featuring sumptuous textures in an array of colors. Come see and touch the difference.

10:00am - 5:00pm

Fabricut Open House

Open House

Fabricut @ J. Lambeth | Suite 220

Gary Richmond and Dustin Jordan will be showing the new Luxury Collections from S. Harris, Stroheim, and Vervain.

9:00am - 5:00pm

Osborne & Little Open House

Open House

Osborne & Little | Suite 320

Please join Osborne & Little for an Open House on September 20th from 9 AM to 5 PM.  Come view our beautiful new Fall 2018 collections from Osborne & Little, Nina Campbell, Matthew Williamson, William Yeoward and Designers Guild. Enjoy Prosecco and Sweets while you view the collections.

10:00am - 5:00pm


Open House

Pindler | Suite 420

Join Pindler on September 20th from 10 AM-5 PM for an Open House. Stop by to view all our latest product offerings and to hear more about Pindler's Alta Performance Finish offering. Light Refreshments will be served from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

9:00am - 5:00pm


The Dorset Coast

Scalamandre | Suite 210

The Dorset Collection tells the story of the coastal and rural region, which consist of dramatic prints derived from French and English documents along with embellished embroideries and its companions. Dorset Coast is a breathtaking collection that fills anyone's imagination of a lifestyle from the edge of the country to the edge of the world.

9:00am - 5:00pm


Breeze by Grey Watkins

Scalamandre | Suite 210

The Grey Watkins Breeze Collection is youthful, crisp, vibrant in bold tropical prints, nature-inspired embroideries, textures and tranquil botanicals.