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to the trade

atlanta decorative arts center spring 2011



ADAC is pleased to welcome spectacular new additions to the center.

McAlpine, Booth & Ferrier, Inc. Susan Ferrier, originally from New York, found herself graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the deep south. Her varied life experience has enabled her to have a wide range, be an exceptionally intuitive, and uniquely perceptive designer. Susan has the ability to create calming spaces that inspire. These highly sensual environments are achieved through her sophisticated eye for color and texture as well as her natural curiosity and attraction for objects with a sense of heart. ADAC West, Suite D1.

susan Ferrier

Spitzmiller & Norris, Inc. In Atlanta since 1985, Spitzmiller & Norris is delighted to announce their move to join the distinguished design community at ADAC. For more than 25 years, their firm has specialized in creating exceptional houses for exceptional people. On three occasions, Frederick Spitzmiller and Robert Norris have received the “Excellence in Preservation Awards” given by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, and also for three consecutive years have earned the coveted “Philip Trammell Shutze Award” presented for exceptional classic design by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America. ADAC welcomes Spitzmiller & Norris, Inc. to their new location. www. ADAC West, Suite C5.

Palecek / PierceMartin by Palecek A manufacturer of distinctive furniture, accessories, wall decor and lighting, Palecek’s beautiful new showroom will showcase classic Palecek products as well as the re-launch of Pierce Martin under its new name PierceMartin by Palecek. The new showroom launch is planned for April 25th with a Grand Opening scheduled for May. Atlanta Showroom 404.525.6333, Corporate 800.274.7730, Palecek, Suite 306.


Spring at ADAC Michael Boodro Elle Decor Editor in Chief presents Digital Revolution Wednesday, March 30 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. Join Michael Boodro, Editor in Chief of ELLE DECOR, for a keynote presentation on’s newest tools for design professionals: The LookBook, ELLE DECOR’s resource of nearly 2,000 room photographs, now with the ability to shop from the world’s finest dealers. The Designer Registry, an online community and interactive database that connects design professionals with potential clients worldwide.

Michael Boodro

Seating is limited. Reservations are required. To register, please call 404-231-1720 or visit our web site, ADAC Presentation Room, First floor atrium.

ADAC Annual Sample Sale Friday, April 29 - Trade Only 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 30 Open to the Public 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 1 - Open to the Public 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

photo courtesy: Holland & Company | MacRae

For more information about the ADAC Annual Sample Sale please call or visit


DesignDefined may 2011 Imagine…a month-long series of fabulous interior design, fashion, culinary, and entertaining events—all designed for the well-lived, chic, and stylish life. It’s DesignDefined and it’s all happening at ADAC this May! Discover what’s hot and what’s new. Experience an extraordinary line-up of keynotes and panel discussions by industry celebrities. Renew your creative spirit. Expand your knowledge. Grow your social network.

DesignDefined. It’s all about what is now in great design. It’s where you will want to be throughout the month of May. A complete schedule of events (by mail and online)—announcing our star-studded lineup, magazine co-sponsors, and showroom seminars/luncheons/cocktail receptions will be released on Friday, April 1st. For our loyal followers, this new event replaces Design ADAC. Veranda magazine will be the co-sponsor for our spectacular kick-off week with a celeberity panel and events to be announced.

photo courtesy: Peter Block

Be sure to visit our website at or call 404.231.1720 for more details. Reservations are required for keynote presentations and panel discussions.

what’s hot


ADAC Showrooms

Designed for MacRae by renowned Southern Architect Bobby McAlpine, the McAlpine Home Collection features a number of delightful pieces ranging from stunning case goods to elegant accent pieces – each reflecting McAlpine’s inimitable style and reinterpretation of traditional English antique design. Among them, the Museum Crate Console shown here in weathered oak. Conceptually, McAlpine wanted a shipping crate that an antique might travel in to morph into a piece of furniture itself. After all, sometimes crates are as handsome as what they house — notice the hand grips at floor level. Visit T. Botero Galleries to view a plethora of impor-

Holland & Company | MacRae, Suite 238.

tant works just arriving from Paris! French Moderne paintings by Anne Marie Lidon, Annie Boyer and Nicole LeRoi. Mid-Century drawings by David Lan-Bar, Veronique Veron and Jean Cluseau-Lanauve which are perfect pieces for the mid-century décor enthusiast! Also, new artists Georges Claudé, Serge Matta, Edouard Leon, Eliane Diverly and many more. T. Botero Galleries, Suite 208.

Jerry Pair introduces Thick Skin by Jerry Pair Leather. Thick Skin is a pure aniline inspired by high end

LaForge Française Ltd. was established 20 years ago

Italian furniture manufacturers and their use of

when the owner Patrice Humbert immigrated from France to the U.S. This Gilbert Poillerat style console

Visit Travis & Company to view the highly stylized

heavier leathers on contemporary silhouettes.

not only shows his skill as a master craftsman but

line of contemporary furniture, Brueton. A US

Workroom tested and approved, this type of leather

also his appreciation of ancient European and

based company, Brueton is known for its diversified

application creates a rich, luxurious look for sleek

American tradition of fine ornamental metalwork.

expertise in manufacturing high end upholstery,

pieces. The combination of thick hides on modern

Smith Grubbs & Associates, Suite 303.

casegoods, tables and stainless steel accessories.

forms is truly chic. Thick Skin adds a beautiful,

Also, Travis & Company is proud to introduce many

masculine touch to every piece of furniture with an

new and exciting boutique lines: Amanda Nisbet

eye-catching personality for leather lovers. Visit

Design, Brochier, Carolina Irving Textiles, Katie Leede

Jerry Pair on Five to see the gorgeous collection.

& Company, and The Rosa Bernal Company to name

Jerry Pair, Suite 508/412.

a few. Travis & Company, Suite 128/242.


ADAC Showrooms

what’s hot

Chella’s new Murano Strie Collection feature performance fabrics that are the industry’s first solution-dyed acrylic fabrics created to withstand

Deadwyler Antiques announces “New Works by

both the discerning eyes of designers and architects

Kendric Tonn,” opening in March. The show will

and harsh treatment by sun, rain, freezing tempera-

The Lorts 2108/2110 Iron Base dining table is in a

tures, hotel guests, children and pets.

feature paintings and drawings inspired by the

contemporary style with a 32-inch round metal base

Logan Gardens, Suite 501.

masters of the past that reference modern themes,

and a 72-inch round solid top. The stylized, indus-

including contemporary literature, as well as tradi-

trial feel of the base contrasts beautifully with the

tional ones such as mythological and Biblical stories.

organic, wire-brushed Portobello finish applied to

Tonn studied painting and drawing at the Savannah

the top. Lorts Manufacturing, founded in 1966 by

College of Art & Design and the Florence Academy

Andrew Lorts, is a premier furniture finishing

of Art (Italy). Shown here is “Still-life with Two

company in the United States. Lorts has seen

Chinese Fans,” an oil on linen. For more information,

three generations of family ownership and is

please contact Deadwyler Antiques at 404-351-3941

committed to creating legendary furniture.


Jordan Spencer, Suite 323.

Deadwyler Antiques, Suite 322.

Création Baumann is known for their stylish, decorative fabrics for elegant living. Their spring collection holds true to that statement. Pictured above is Cosmea, a print of hand painted flowers on luxurious silk taffeta introduces a delicate bloom pattern to interiors. Included in the collection are exquisite upholstery fabrics made from mohair and linen yarns, a natural silk and a hard wearing Trevira CS with a well defined texture. Création Baumann spring line is a real collectors’ item that brings natural elegance to a room. Ernest Gaspard & Associates, Suite 109.

Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman is very excited to introduce the Jarrett Sofa. Named after a 20-year employee in their spring-up department, the Jarrett sofa oozes style and sophistication.  The stylized arm is the most stunning and unique part of this design, but the comfort is the real hallmark of this piece.  The Jarrett features the new “LUXE” cushion; an option that will surely become a favorite for you and your clients.  And best of all, this stunning piece is available in EF+LM’s industry leading 2-3 week lead-time! Ainsworth-Noah & Associates, Inc., Suite 518/418.

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August Avery is happy to introduce Naturalism Furniture, a one man workshop located in Atlanta, Georgia, featuring the work of furniture maker RobBradley Hughes is expanding their product line with

ert Brou. Recognized in various design publications,

new and stylish lighting fixtures. Included are two

Robert Brou has helped clients realize their vision

new crystal chandeliers with semi-precious gems

by creating high end and custom furniture, inspired

made from cut rock crystals and hand-forged iron

by the random beauty of nature. His woodwork-

frames. Designers may select from several differ-

Century Furniture’s newest collection, Tribeca, is

ing skills combined with his deep understanding of

ent crystals and their choice of frames and fin-

the epitome of modern sophistication. Designs

organic design, creates beautiful sculptural art that is

ishes. Shown is a Bradley Hughes sculptural Marley

are pure and sculptural and noted just as much for

also functional furniture. August Avery, Suite 320.

pendant with hidden tubular lamps. All fixtures are

their refrain as for their subtleties in detail. Made in

available in any custom size and finish. See more at

Century’s factory in North Carolina, Tribeca is crafted

of maple solids and quarter cut American Walnut

Bradley Hughes, Suite 133.

straight grain veneers. Century Furniture, Suite 212.

Got a special design project that needs a wow factor… How about an antique Moroccan? Notable for dynamic design and geometric structure Moroccan rugs began as an adaptation of central and western Turkish rugs. They have

Phillip Jeffries hit the nail on the design head with

been woven since the Mid 19th Century from Stroheim creates an urbane mood with its new

Rivets, a whole new dimension in specialty wall-

100% wool and have a wonderful sense of

Connoisseur Metropolis Silk collection. Traditional

coverings. Hand crafted by artisans in the USA, a

warmth and texture. The collection has colors

with an edge, this collection is a mix of silk taffeta

raised relief pattern made with pearlized inks is

in creamy fields with brown geometric patterns

stripes, light weight velvet stripes and luxurious

hand applied to 4 natural grounds to create the

as well as a variety of fabulous colors. They also

damasks in a luminous and glowing palette of

look and feel of authentic nail heads. Available

have a new collection of handwoven hemp

colors. Plus, each pattern incorporates an eco-

in 9 unique color combinations, Rivets takes nail

Moroccan rugs with bold linear patterns and

element - bamboo content. Stroheim fabrics,

heads to the next level.

earthy color palettes. Visit the showroom to add

trimmings and wallcoverings are now available at

Grizzel & Mann, Inc., Suite 120/227.

an unexpected twist to your next project.

Fabricut, Suite 307.

Moattar, Ltd. Finer Rugs, Suite 314.


Industry News

Holland & Company | MacRae presents Robert Brown Home Robert Brown Home is fresh, calm and beautifully restrained. Holland & Company | MacRae will feature more than twenty pieces within the collection all available off the floor and in custom sizes and finishes. A wide range of painted finishes, wood finishes, and unique hardware choices will be offered throughout this collection. Truly, these designs will bring new meaning to the word sophistication in a very warm and relevant manner for today’s interiors. Suite 238. robert brown

Jordan Spencer announces The Christy Dillard Collection The Christy Dillard Collection, designed by award-winning, atlantabased interior designer Christy Dillard, is now available at Jordan Spencer. This exquisite collection builds on the strengths of the Lorts’ brand and incorporates signatures of Christy’s style: classic silhouettes with unexpected detailing, bold color and styling selections, and an energized, contemporary perspective. Suite 323.

Christy dillard

ADAC Remembers Ernest Gaspard Long-time friend and industry

and Interior Design Department,

leader, Ernest (“Ernie”) Gaspard,

Norman Deans. Following his posi-

passed away on September 5,

tion at Riches, Ernie worked for

2010. Known for his always-pres-

Charles Stevens in the Scalamandre

ent positive outlook, kindness and

showroom before answering the

genuine interest in others, Ernie

entrepreneurship call to open

holds a lasting place in all our

Ernest Gaspard & Associates – a


spectacular multi-line showroom offering a unique and comprehen-

Ernie Gaspard

“known for his always-present positive outlook, kindness and genuine interest in others”

Ernie grew up in Charlotte, North

sive collection of home and office

Carolina and attended Belmont

furnishings, fabrics, wall and floor

Abbey College, where he received

coverings, and accessories.

a BA in Business Administration.

Cashiers Designer Showhouse


On Display August 19 September 4, the Cashiers Designer Showhouse is now open to contributors. TM

The past 13 years have included

After graduating, Ernie moved to

The Ernest Gaspard vision of

hundreds of ADAC’s talented

Miami and worked for Joe Sherry

exceptional product offerings and

designers, purveyors and advisers.

as a furniture road representative.

customer service continues as the

To be a part of this spectacular,

He later relocated to Atlanta to

Ernest Gaspard & Associates

work in Joe Sherry’s new show-

showroom celebrates its 40th

room, however, was quickly

anniversary in business at ADAC

recruited by Riches in their Junior

this year. The gentle man with

Executive Training Program to

extraordinary vision made an indel-

work with their Director of Fabric

ible mark on our industry and will be missed by all.

star-studded event, please contact

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ADAC To The Trade SPRING ISSUE 2011 DESIGN: Markley Design, Suzy Markley PRINTING: Perfect Image Printing

Front Cover: Residential designer for by Spitzmiller & Norris Photography: beall + thomas photography Interior Design: Suzanne Kasler Interiors Chairs: Walters Wicker, Suite 103 Fabric: Rose Tarlow-Melrose House, available at Ainsworth-Noah & Associates, Suite 518

Ainsworth-Noah & Associates An Eye Towards the Future Industry leader, Ainsworth-Noah & Associates, is pleased to announce the renewal of their lease at ADAC and continued commitment to the interior design community. For nearly 35 years, they have represented a spectacular collection of many of the finest lines available in the marketplace. Their two-story showroom offers furniture, antiques, lighting, wall covering, floor covering, fine art, accessories and fabrics from around the world. Always with an eye towards the future, Ainsworth-Noah has recently expanded their product line to include a private label line with exceptional quality and delivery. More than 40,000 square feet of inspiring room vignettes, new product introductions, cutting-edge designs, and a highly knowledgeable staff committed to unmatched customer service await the design community in Suite 518 at ADAC. Photo: MADEAUX By Richard Smith now available at Ainsworth-Noah & Associates,Suite 518.

To the Trade  
To the Trade  

Spring 2011