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Showroom Shots from DESIGN ADAC

This past month, we loaded up an SUV and took a drive down to Atlanta, home of the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center and their annual Design ADAC event that invites some of the best designers from around the country to debut their new lines and share their trade secrets. Here are the top trends we saw in the showrooms.

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Baby Blues

Powder blue is the new neutral. This hue was everywhere we looked in Atlanta as a calming color that allows designers to anchor a room without succumbing to boring beige. Use it in bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens and just about anywhere else for a fresh, crisp look.

Gold accents

A continuing trend from 2016, gold fixtures are still a timeless, luxe addition to any room. From lighting to hardware, accessorize your room with gold like you accessorize your outfit: keep it simple and understated.

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All Velvet Everything

Whoever said velvet had to be sad and frumpy? Velvet upholstery is making a contemporary comeback and giving basic rooms a luxurious feel that's soft to the touch but durable too. This chair combines the trendy baby blues and brassy gold accents to embody everything we saw at Design ADAC!

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Panels and speakers and showrooms, oh my! There are few things we love more than to hear the latest tips, tricks and trends from the best designers in the country and we were definitely geeking out at DESIGN ADAC with so many talented folks packed into just a few days. Are you a fan of the trends spotted above? Let us know how you are incorporating them into your spaces on Facebook and Instagram! 

— Paige & Mia

Atlanta + Design

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3 Trends from Atlanta's ADAC

How do designers spend their weekends? Learning about the latest trends, of course! This month, we took a road trip to the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center to re-stock our fabric sample library and do some shopping downtown. Here's what we saw while we were there:

Color, color everywhere! In recent years, soft blues and a slew of neutrals have dominated many design color palettes. But over the summer we've seen spike in bright, vibrant colors, particularly shades of coral. The pinkish-orange shade is a popular option for adding life to any room. 

Mixed signals. Successfully mixing patterns and textures is an art, and more and more designers are taking chances to mix it up. Florals + geometrics, linens + embroidery and just about any other combination you can think of are making their way to mainstream designs. 

Custom pillows. Don't get us wrong, we love a good pillow from Home Goods. But custom pillows like in the photo above with custom cording and funky box edges were all over the ADAC showrooms. Need a weekend project? Give an old pillow a fresh look by adding a brush fringe or appliqué. If it doesn't work out, we're always here to help you design your dream pillow!

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Alright, full disclosure: while on our trip, we did get lost in an Atlanta mall looking for the Kate Spade store and ended up stopping for cupcakes instead... But who hasn’t done that? We had a great time sifting through fabric samples and drawing inspiration from the showrooms there. For more of the tips and tricks we picked up on the trip, remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. ‘Til next time!

— Paige & Mia