The New York Times Design Series
Get decorating ideas from leading design professionals and gain insight on a variety of topics with these complimentary seminars.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Pride of Place: Top services to make your home your castle
One of the great things about living in New York City is the abundance of services that can ease the experience of designing and maintaining a residence. Moderator Elaine Louie, a New York Times contributor, sits down with contractor Chip Brian of Best & Company, Sabrina Fierman of New York’s Little Elves, Gary Mindlin of Top Hat Home Services, and interior designer Gideon Mendelson.
KITCHENS & BATHS: RENOVATING WITH STYLE
Updating a kitchen or bath with new surfaces, new fixtures and appliances, and fresh colorations can add functionality, aesthetic and market appeal, plus a sense of renewal that is reflected throughout an entire home. Elaine Louie, New York Times contributor, hosts an exciting discussion with Dominic Mincieli of Duravit, Designers Kati Curtis of Kati Curtis Design and Fu-Tung Cheng of Cheng Design, who will showcase stunning examples of how they have pulled off numerous kitchen and bath renovations on both optimum and minimal budgets with style to spare.
DESIGNING WITH A MISSION: A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID ROCKWELL
Tim McKeough in conversation with David Rockwell.
OUTDOOR LIVING: A NEW SOPHISTICATION
Homeowners are yearning for new ways to enjoy the great outdoors, from city terraces to suburban landscapes. Hear from a panel of leading designers who create stunning outdoor settings for their clients. Panelists: Interior designer Anthony Baratta and landscape architects Janice Parker and Thomas Balsley.
SHINOLA HAPPY HOUR
Enjoy an American-made drink on Shinola, makers of handcrafted watches, leather goods, journals, bicycles, pet accessories, and, yes, even cola bottled in Detroit. The Shinola show-wide happy hour is a toast to design, and includes a Shinola signature drink made with Shinola cola, George Dickel Whisky, and beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015
11:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M.
The Scott Brothers
Steven Kurutz, features reporter for The New York Times, leads an exciting conversation with Jonathan and Drew Scott of HGTV’s Property Brothers. The Scotts will discuss their early days of flipping houses and journey to TV, offer buying and renovating tips, tell behind-the-scenes stories and tackle the mystery of why Jonathan has more Facebook followers than Drew.
ARCHITECTURE TODAY: INTEGRATING ART AND FURNISHINGS
Integrating art and furnishings into new homes in ways that complement and enhance the architectural integrity of each requires a deft hand and exquisite sensitivity. Architects Alexander Gorlin, Andre Kikoski, Grant F. Marani of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and Peter Pelsinski of SPAN Architecture are masters at this. Moderator: Alexandra Polier. Following the panel discussion, Grant F. Marani will sign copies of his firm’s book Designs for Living: Houses by Robert A.M. Stern Architects in the AD library & Book Shop.
DAZZLING COLOR & TEXTURE: SURPRISING WAYS TO DEFINE A ROOM
Color and texture provide visual drama and welcome tranquility in wall and floor coverings, upholstery, window treatments, and accessories. Interior designers Daun Curry and Robert Passal along with Lisa Hernandez of Garrett Leather and Christine Haney of Farrow & Ball show how color and texture can radically change any room. Moderator: Color Marketing Group chairholder Stacy Garcia.
THE NEW RETAIL CHIC
There has been an explosion of artisanal retail stores that are changing the way we shop for home furnishings. Representing three of the very best of these new shops are Paul Yanacopoulos-Gross of HomeStories, Scott Richler of Gabriel Scott, and Melanie Courbet of Atelier Courbet. Hear their take on how the evolving design landscape has influenced their unique creations. Moderator: interior designer Lindsey Coral Harper.
SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015
11 A.M.–12 P.M.
RAISING THE BAR: USING LUXURY FURNISHINGS TO GIVE EVERY ROOM SPECIAL APPEAL
Join three industry insiders as they discuss key elements that can make any room luxurious. Brendan Ravenhill, principal of Brendan Ravenhill Studio, Martin Grubman of top hardware maker PE Guerin, and Pierre Frey of the French fabric house Pierre Frey present their newest creations as well as tips for using and enjoying these extraordinary creations in your home. Moderator: Suzanne Slesin, editor and publisher of Pointed Leaf Press.
REGIONAL STYLE DEFINED
What can New York designers learn from top talents around the country? Renowned book consultant Jill Cohen moderates a panel that includes architect Mark Hutker from Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod, and interior designers Barbara Westbrook from Atlanta and Jan Showers from Dallas, and home staging expert Meridith Baer from California.
MADE IN NEW YORK: TOP FURNISHINGS MADE IN THE CITY
New York City has always been home to an extraordinary range of companies that create exceptional luxury furnishings in lofts, warehouses, and industrial facilities across the boroughs. Furnituremaker Shara Kasprack of Dmitriy & Co., designers Ian Collings of Fort Standard and Rosie Li, and Kenneth Wampler, Founder and Executive Director of The Alpha Workshops, produce pieces that are both of-the-moment and timeless. Learn about their newest creations and their processes. Moderator: design consultant Ilene Shaw.
THE FURNITURE BIBLE
Christophe Pourny and Martha Stewart (who provided a foreword for Pourny’s new book, The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care For Furniture) discuss what you should know about the provenance, restoration, and care of period and contemporary furnishings.
All seminars are held in the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio on the show floor.