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Focus: Business and Design 2019 at the Washington Design Center



Thursday, september 26, 2019

The Washington Design Center's

2019 Fall Market


9:30 - 10:30 AM
atrium level
registration & breakfast

Please join us in the atrium for coffee and a light breakfast while you register.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Century Furniture | concourse level
KEYNOTE: Magic of the Mix

Join Mara Miller and Jesse Carrier as they share their "Positively Chic" approach to modern luxury. The talented design duo has created one of the leading interior design firms with an impressive client roster of tastemakers. Mara and Jessie will inspire you with the creativity behind designing rooms with a mix of familiarity and freshness. DC's design writer, Jennifer Sergent, will be the moderator.

Century Furniture Keynote
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Century Furniture | suite 250
book signing & luncheon

Join us to view Carrier & Co. Collection by Century. Mara & Jesse will be signing their book "Positively Chic" and a light lunch will be served. View custom art pieces by Lisa Tureson of Studio Artistica.

Century Furniture
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Doris Leslie Blau | suite 325
Madeleine Mitchell Launches Rug Line

Madeleine Mitchell will be showcasing her new line of rugs for Doris Leslie Blau from 12:00 to 2:00p.m. Barbara Januszkiewicz, Artist will be showcasing her art along side Madeleine's rugs. Combining new rug designs and art is taken to a whole new level. Champagne and nibbles will be served. RSVP: 202-808-9361

Doris Leslie Blau
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Osborne & Little | concourse level
Keynote: 50 Years of Design

Osborne & Little invites you to join renowned designer Nina Campbell for a keynote presentation, highlighting projects and stories from her 50 years in the interior design world.

Photo of Nina Campbell by Sylvie Cogranne

Osborne & Little
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Osborne & Little | suite 320
Book Signing

Immediately following our keynote presentation at 12:30 PM, please join us in the showroom for a book signing and reception as we showcase Nina's new Autumn collections.

Osborne & Little
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Quadrille | concourse
Keynote: Culture in the Agreement

Internationally known and recognized interior designer and business coach, Paula Grace Halewski will discuss what is an Agreement and why is it essential to your design firm's success. In this CEU, we will dissect what an effective Agreement is and how it works hand in hand with your firms culture to help your clients know how to behave and what is expected of everyone in the design relationship. The focus of this seminar is to review a working Agreement alongside the Culture aspects to help you use this remarkable tool to the fullest. Attendees seeking CEU credits must have your IDCEC Number to register their attendance. CEU 1. Meet and greet with light refreshments will be served in the showroom following the presentation.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hines & Co | suite 440
The Jim Thompson Silk Story

Join Tim Johnston, Director of Sales & Marketing for a fascinating open forum on the history and workings of the most treasured name in silk, Jim Thompson. Travel on the road to silk with the beautiful imagery of Thailand as your backdrop. From cocoons to fabric, be immersed in the production and weaving of silk, the legacy and mystery of Jim Thompson, and the future of his namesake company. Enjoy sips and aps with a decidedly Thai twist.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
ROMO | suite 260
IFDA Panel Discussion with Q&A

Please join IFDA and ROMO for a panel of experts in the Interior Design industry to discuss "The Transition from a Student to a Professional" ending with a Q&A session. The panel will feature Laura Fox of Laura Fox Interior Design, Amanda Lowery of Sherwin Williams, and Arlene Penrose of Arlene Penrose Designs to showcase different facets of the design profession. Our Moderator will be Rebecca Penno of Penno Interiors, and current President-Elect of IFDA-DC. This event is open to Students, Educators, and all Design professionals seeking networking opportunities.

Romo Panel
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Holly Hunt | suite 240
Reception with Gregorius Pineo

"Please join us to celebrate the addition of Gregorius Pineo to Holly Hunt DC. Meet the co-owner and CEO , Doug Kinzley, and see their beautiful new collection now featured exclusively at HHDC. Drinks and bites will be served. RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."

Holly Hunt


AmericanEye | suite 300

Join us throughout the day for fun cocktails and yummy refreshments while you browse our newest collections on the floor. The Crypton Lab will be here for conversations all day. AmericanEye will also be celebrating our Lee Loves Local event for the day!

Arc-Com | suite 450

"The Nomad Collection: Quest, Venture, Wanderer, Journey"

Cowtan & Tout | suite 310

Cowtan & Tout's newest introduction of fabrics celebrates the beauty of florals and foliage prints created through a variety of techniques. From block prints, to warp and screen prints, a multitude of old world and new techniques are implemented to produce this year's stunning designs. Exquisite embroideries also feature paisleys, geometric frets and decorative motifs. Plush chenilles, epingle velvets, along with linen damasks and sheers round out the offering. For more information, please visit www.cowtan.com. Refreshments served throughout the day.

DEDON | suite 460

Keep summer going by stopping in and checking out our new Brea lounge system, and Cirql outdoor collections.

Holland & Sherry | suite 425

Best Basics for Fall! Come & see the 35 new color ways launched of our Melange Wool core collection and the 50 new color ways of our Linens & Natural blends.

J Lambeth | suite 220/230

Please join J Lambeth & Co. for trunk showings throughout the day. Prosecco and treats will be provided.

Kravet, Lee Jofa, and Brunschwig & Fils | suite 200

Visit the Kravet showroom to explore the latest introductions from Kravet, Lee Jofa, Brunschwig & Fils and their many distributed brands. Kravet also is excited to now represent Clarke & Clarke and Studio G in the U.S. Stop by Suite 200 to see what's new from across the pond from our latest partners!

Michael-Cleary | suite 350

Marvic Textiles will be presented by Judith Watkins: VESTA - Striking, large scale flamestitch design. JUNO - Super soft, beautiful vintage-look plain drapery fabric.

Pindler | suite 420

Please join Pindler for an Open House celebration in Suite 420 for a preview of our newest and exciting product offerings including new additions to our Exclusive Printworks Collection. The design team at Pindler created this handcrafted collection, deriving inspiration from the fish and other marine life found living in the shallow cold water reefs off the coast of California. The Printworks Collection introductions encompass seven patterns with a nod to the original colorways, as well as some new and trending colorations. Refreshments will be served from 1-4 pm.

ROMO | suite 260

Throughout the day, ROMO will host an Open-House featuring exciting new Fall launches: Jet-Set, Parisienne, and Elliott fire-rated decorative velvets and weaves from Zinc Textile, and Ostara botanically charged prints, weaves, and embroideries from Villa Nova. Please stop by and visit us!

Scalamandré | suite 210

Scalamandré presents the Novanta Collection, a signature assortment of traditional passementerie, including timeless cords, tassel fringe, braids, and bullion, inspired by the Scalamandré archives and colored to coordinate with the best of Scalamandré, and beyond. Couture-inspired palettes include nuanced pastels, jewel tones, wintry neutrals and smoky hues. The refined details and artisanal techniques of the Novanta Collection add a tailored Scalamandré touch to any room. Stop by our open house to view the new collection, enjoy light refreshments, and get inspired! We look forward to seeing you in suite 210.

Schumacher | suite 340

Fashion designer Johnson Hartig's debut line for Schumacher is a riotous update on traditional, while the small-scale florals in our Wallflowers collection have a decidedly English charm, and the high-performance wallcoverings in Silver Linings take our iconic patterns and make them super durable for everyday living.

Stark | suite 430

Stark features the latest trade exclusives and industry-first collections in an open house forum .