South Carolina Interior Designer Speaks on Prestigious Panel at ADAC in Atlanta

There is nothing more exciting to me than to be with a group of my peers, learning, connecting and sharing.  When that group of well known peers all happen to be interior designers from the south, well, that is the ultimate for me.  Combine both of those things with me being asked to sit on a panel to discuss Southern Vernacular Architecture and Southern Interior Design at ADAC in Atlanta among an intimate group of designers, authors and media pros on October 18th, well… I am just over the moon.

Southern Vernacular Architecture and Southern Interior Design Panel  and Group Book Signing Reception to Take Place at ADAC

After 50 years to the trade, ADAC opens doors to consumers. Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) has announced it will open its doors to the community beginning this October. By opening to a larger audience, ADAC hopes to bring to light the benefits of working with professional interior designers.

James Lowell “Jim” Strickland, founder and senior partner at Historical Concepts and co-author of Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House, will headline a group of well-known designers, authors and media pros for an informative panel that will explore all things related to Southern Vernacular Architecture and Southern Interior Design. The panel will be held at 1:30 p.m., Oct. 18, 2012, in the seminar room at ADAC, the preeminent design center of the Southeast for residential and contract furnishings. Following the panel at 2:30 p.m., the Holland & Company showroom at ADAC (Suite 238) will host a group book signing and “meet and greet” reception with the panelists / authors. And, guess what?  The event is FREE so let’s all take a field trip together!

The renowned panelist members will also include Phoebe Howard, founder of the Mrs.Howard interior design firm and author of The Joy of Decorating: Southern Style with Mrs. Howard; Carolyn Hultman, founder of Carolyn Hultman Interior Design and featured in books such as Paula Deen’s Savannah Style and Historical Concepts’ Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House; very special guest panelist Lindsay Bierman, editor-in- chief at Southern Living magazine and moi!

Southern Vernacular Architecture and Southern Interior Design Panel  and Group Book Signing Reception to Take Place at ADAC

Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House (Rizzoli), by Strickland and his partners, showcases Historical Concepts’ expertise in reinterpreting the roots of Southern vernacular design. Beautifully photographed, the book offers readers a range of southern inspiration through a number of homes the architecture firm has designed.

Southern Vernacular Architecture and Southern Interior Design Panel  and Group Book Signing Reception to Take Place at ADAC

Paula Deen’s book, Savannah Style (Simon & Schuster), offers tips on how to bring Southern charm into all aspects of the home. Hultman collaborated with Deen to design and furnish two guest cottages on Deen’s riverside estate, which are prominently featured in the book. In The Joy of Decorating: Southern Style with Mrs. Howard (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), the grace and elegance of Southern interior design in many stylish spaces are featured and organized by theme. Copies of the three books will be available for purchase and can be signed or personalized by the authors.

Southern Vernacular Architecture and Southern Interior Design Panel  and Group Book Signing Reception to Take Place at ADAC

As part of Lindsay Bierman’s panel participation, he will offer insight from his experience driving the editorial vision, content and direction for Southern Living, the country’s seventh- largest monthly paid magazine as well as his vast knowledge of architecture and design.

More Event Details:

Where: Holland & Company at ADAC, 349 Peachtree Hills Avenue, NE, Atlanta, Ga.

When: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Panel, 1:30 p.m. and “Meet and Greet” Book Signing
Reception, 2:30 p.m. EDT.

Cost: Free entrance and open to the public. Books may be purchased on site and can
be signed by the authors.

Please let us know if you are interested in going or please leave a comment below if you have any questions or thoughts about Southern Design!

Now go have an “It’s So Fabulous Day” 

If you need help making your space more FABULOUS, then please contact me at and visit our website


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ask Kimberly  //  Charleston Interior Design  //  Conway Interior Design  //  Events  //  Featured Posts  //  Florence Interior Design  //  Interior design  //  Interior Design Locations  //  Knotting Hill Interiors  //  Luxury Interior Design  //  Myrtle Beach Interior Design  //  Pawleys Island Interior Design  //  Raleigh Interior Design  //  South Carolina Interior Designer  //  Uncategorized  //  Wilmington Interior Design

Stylish, sophisticated and dramatic, Kimberly Grigg brings her unique talents to client’s homes across the country and to her retail boutique, Knotting Hill Interiors. An award winning retail boutique and an award winning full service design firm, Knotting Hill offers luxury interior design, renovation and remodeling services, custom design, childrens rooms and nurseries and accessorizing. The retail boutique sells fabric, home furnishings, retail design, lamps, accessories, art, upscale furniture consignment, gifts, fashion and jewelry. Voted “Best on the Beach” in both retail and design, our customers say that this place and this process is truly “enchanted”! Knotting Hill Interiors is based in Myrtle Beach South Carolina and is located at 7751 North Kings Hwy.