Discover Design Events All Year Long at the Southeast's Preeminent Design Center

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Start Planning Your Visit to ADAC and Stay Up-to-Date on the Latest in the Design Industry

To help make 2018 your best year yet, Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) is providing design professionals and enthusiasts alike with a guide to upcoming, design- and art-related events that you don’t want to miss. Whether you’re looking for the newest in wallcoverings or a chance to meet internationally-known designers and icons, ADAC is your go-to resource hidden right here in the ultra-chic neighborhood of Buckhead. On the agenda: enlightening presentations and panels with nationally- and internationally-known talent, opportunities to sit down with a favorite designer and author whose new book is receiving rave reviews, and plenty of chances to network with peers and explore the best art and design the Southeast has to offer!

Featured, notable events hosted by ADAC this year include:

  • Interior Perspectives: A Tour of Spring Inspiration | March 22, 2018

As winter melts into spring and the whole world enters a season of renewal, it seems like every client is ready to freshen up their homes. You’re invited to join designer Lauren DeLoach for a tour of four ADAC showrooms as she share the cues that her designs are taking from nature this season. In addition to the products, color palettes, and patterns that are inspiring her signature FRESH TRADITIONAL style, she shares her favorite tips for bringing new life into existing spaces. From layering rugs, to changing out fabrics, or adding new lighting, this tour will inspire new ideas for creating your own fresh looks for spring. Tour includes the following showrooms: Grizzel & Mann, Lee Jofa, Moattar, and Renaissance Tile & Bath. Learn more here.

  • DESIGN ADAC | April 24–26, 2018

Join ADAC, VERANDA, and a captivating roster of presenters for the annual, three-day market attracting thousands of regional and national design professionals and enthusiasts. This celebration of illustrious tastemakers, design authorities, and revolutionary new products shows the powerful connection between innovation and the art of expression. Meet the inimitable Mr. Hamish Bowles, learn the reality of designing for a showhouse with designers Susan Ferrier and Jonathan Savage, discover dreamy spaces with “the reigning queen of restrained elegance” Victoria Hagan, and much more! In addition to engaging presentations, book signings, product introductions, and parties, meet the finalists and winners of the annual Southeast Designers and Architect of the Year Awards. Registration is now open. Learn more here.

  • ADAC’s Southeast Designers & Architect of the Year Awards | April 26, 2018

Join ADAC and VERANDA as DESIGN ADAC culminates with the announcement of the prestigious Southeast Designers & Architect of the Year Awards. The awards recognize firms and individuals who exemplify the highest level of talent. Celebrate the 2018 finalists and winners of the esteemed Southeast Designers and Architect of the Year Awards while surrounded by a talented group of design professionals. More details to be announced here.

  • 35th Annual Sample Sale | May 8-11, 2018

Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to take advantage of discounted pricing on designer brand, high-end indoor and outdoor home furnishings, rugs, lighting & accessories. The ADAC Annual Sample Sale is open to the public for four days only: 9 AM – 5PM, Tuesday through Friday. New this year, the sale will be an in-showroom pop-up held in various showrooms throughout ADAC. Learn more here.

  • DISCOVER ADAC | September 25–27, 2018

All are welcome to DISCOVER ADAC, where you can engage with a diverse group of the industry’s most celebrated creatives including designers, editors, manufacturers, and a host of allied professionals. Celebrate design as only the South can with panel discussions, tours, parties, product launches, and more. More details to be announced here.

In addition to these incredible highlighted events, ADAC offers even more year-round programming, such as tours, CEU’s, trade talks, product launches, and more. For more information on ADAC and to stay updated on even more upcoming events, visit the center’s website and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Any media interested in attending and/or covering any of the above events, please email 360 Media, Inc. at info(at)360media(dot)net or call 404-577-8686.

ADAC is a community-focused, nationally-recognized leader in the world of interior design and home fashion, built over 50 years ago by renowned architect and developer John Portman. For a half-century it has served as the essential one-stop shopping resource for interior designers, architects, and builders. The ADAC campus consists of 550,000 square feet with over 60 showrooms offering 1,200 of the industry’s finest product lines including furniture, fabric, rugs, lighting, accessories, floor and wall coverings, antiques, fine art and framing, kitchens, bath, tile and stone, and home theater products. Likewise, ADAC’s extensive services include custom designs such as framing, electronic systems, faux-finishing, and draperies. In addition, signature industry presentations, celebrity and media events, educational programs and networking opportunities held throughout the year make ADAC truly a one-of-a-kind, design destination. To learn more, visit For upcoming events, visit

Media Contacts: Tara Murphy and Morgan Rabby | 360 Media, Inc. – info(at)360media(dot)net or 404-577-8686

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