Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Spring 2017 Lecture Series

Antique & Design Center
Spring 2017 Events


Friday, 4/21, 2:00-3:00 pm
Champagne Early Bird tour of The Antique & Design Center with The Antiques Diva
The early bird gets the worm at the Antique & Design Center with Toma Clark Haines, owner of Europe’s largest antiques touring and buying service company, as she takes you on a tour of the major antique periods and styles to identify their key characteristics utilizing modern day metaphors and featuring inventory found at the ADC. No passport required.

Focusing on the antique trends in Europe, The Antiques Diva(R) is taking antiques out of the past and bringing them into the future of design.

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Friday, 4/21, 3:30-4:30 pm
Pure Heart ~ A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit & Whiskey by Troy Ball ~ Book signing & whiskey tasting to follow


PURE HEART is a powerful story of how a strong woman used grit and determination to launch a thriving business, and what a mother will do to help her children. Troy Ball shares her remarkable true story of how a pearl-wearing Southern woman and devoted mother moved to Asheville, North Carolina to save her family and become the country's foremost legal distiller of traditional Appalachian moonshine. Troy & Sons has been sponsoring the Boiler Room Bar for several years and has helped us raise thousands of dollars for charity through our tip jar donations.  We invite you to celebrate the release of her new book "Pure Heart" and join us for a book signing and whiskey tasting to kick off Spring Market!


Lecture Series and Refresh Lounge
Sponsored by

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Saturday, 4/22, 2:00-3:00 pm
Viva La Vintage with Mat Sanders of Consort ~ Hosted by Chairish at the Antique & Design Center


Join designer and lifestyle expert Mat Sanders of Consort as he shares his skills for discovering the hidden potential in vintage pieces and turning duds in diamonds. Learn how to develop your vintage vision, discover the hidden potential in vintage furniture and accessories, and how to transform them into winning pieces. See the “before and afters” of his firm’s design portfolios.

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Sunday, 4/23 - 2:00-3:00 pm
Love It Or Hate It ~ Hosted by Chairish at the Antique & Design Center




Join Domino Magazine Editor in Chief Jessica Romm Perez and Chairish’s Mugs Buckley as they lead a lively group of top interior designers including Kara Cox, Mark Cutler, Cortney Bishop, Krista Nye Nicholas of Cloth & Kind and Kevin Walsh in the panel game of Love It or Hate It. This spirited and irreverent event gives a spontaneous yay or nay on top design trends: sunburst mirrors, banana leaf wallpaper, gallery walls – are they in, out, or somewhere in between? We’ll have some laughs while watching industry thought leaders dish and diss design. Don’t miss the hilarity. Jessica will be on hand to sign Domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home following the panel.

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Sunday, 4/23, 3:30-4:30 pm
What Every Designer Should Know ~ How to Build Your Brand Voice ~ Online and Offline, Hosted by Chairish at the Antique & Design Center


Join Lonny Managing Editor, Angela Tafoya as she offers her advice on how to how best to build your brand voice on and offline. Hear Angela’s advice on what she looks for from designers and how best to pitch fresh ideas. Angela will offer her tips on photography, social media, and how to stand out in a crowded marketplace while staying authentic to your design philosophy. A don’t-miss for even the seasoned designer.

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Monday, 4/24 at 2:00-3:00 pm
Julia Buckingham ~ Modernique Chic! Hosted by Chairish at the Antique & Design Center


Interior designer Julia Buckingham, whose projects are frequently featured in the pages of Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, Luxe Magazine and others, has a passion for mixing antique and vintage pieces that translate into beautiful modern designed homes with a timeless quality. Julia will outline the art of mixing old and new and will de-code what brings an interior to life. This design master will share her inspiration, design advice, and how you too can help your clients achieve artfully-blended homes. Julia will share highlights from her just-published book, Modernique. Champagne reception and book-signing to follow.