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Brown Jordan; Fabric Textiles and Color Trends with Steve Elton

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM


An exclusive presentation by Steve Elton, the Chief Brand Curator for Brown Jordan, renowned for their excellence in luxury outdoor furniture. The event will spotlight the latest fabrics/textiles and emerging color trends defining the aesthetic landscape of outdoor design in 2024. Steve is a captivating and insightful speaker, brimming with expertise that makes his interactive discussions an unmissable experience.

Brown Jordan is a legacy outdoor furniture brand mastering the art of living since 1945. Their furniture is like a piece of art: iconic, timeless and collectible.


Stephen Elton currently serves as the Chief Brand Curator for Brown Jordan, the leading manufacturer of fine leisure furnishings. In his current position, Elton is responsible for preserving the history of Brown Jordan by sharing personal anecdotes of the company’s founders and educating others on the three pillars of the brand: heirloom quality, design innovation and jewel-like precision. Elton oversees the curation process for all Brown Jordan showrooms, product catalogs, photo shoots and special projects. With a keen eye for innovative textiles and colors, Elton develops strategic partnerships with companies like Sunbrella who produce exclusive fabrics for Brown Jordan.
Inspired by the Brown Jordan brand as a young furniture salesman in the northeast, Elton followed his passion and discovered his talent in design and merchandising while living in New York City. In 1990, Elton determinedly joined the company as a regional sales representative. During the next 25-plus years, he has played an integral role in furthering the Brown Jordan legacy established by its founders by enthusiastically pursuing and sharing their vision of producing furniture of unsurpassed quality and style.
Over the course of his career, Elton has appeared on Bravo, The Style Network and HGTV as well as in Elle Décor, Harrods Magazine, World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, Garden Design Magazine, Coastal Living Magazine, Casual Living, Washington Post Magazine and Luxe Interiors + Design and Modern Luxury Magazine. As a prominent curator, Elton is most recognized for the design projects he’s completed at The Ritz-Carlton Paris, The White House, The Oscars’ Green Room, Smithsonian Gardens, Winterthur, Sandy Lane Barbados, Camden Yards, Yankee Stadium and The Beverly Hills Hotel. Elton played the key role in collaboration with Savannah College of Art and Design that was honored at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City.
To expand the Brown Jordan brand, Elton has secured collaborations with category-defining designers such as industry icons Richard Fringier and Michael Smith. He exemplifies a commitment to a product that not only stands above in form and function but stands the test of time. Elton is the 2018 ICFA Life Time Achievement award recipient, joining Brown Jordan founder Robert Brown as the second person from Brown Jordan too receive this prestigious award.

Elton resides in Cape Charles, a quaint beach community located on the eastern shore of Virginia.