Friday, May 8, 2015

de Gournay Visit

We hope you have had a fabulous week! The past couple of weeks have been quite busy for us. As of today, we have officially been in our new office for a week! We are enjoying the Design Studios at ADAC and our new space. We are still getting settled, but be on the lookout for pictures when we are all moved in!

On Tuesday, we received a visit from our dear friends, Angela from Ainsworth-Noah and Alice from de Gournay. de Gournay is releasing several new lines of their wallpapers along with new linens. We were among some of the first designers to see the new items! We were swooning over every sample.

Angela and Alice showing us their new metallic wallpapers.

We love how striking this orange silk is!

Each artisan that works for de Gournay is an artist, therefore each item made by de Gournay is a work of art. Their pieces will be sold at auctions in a few hundred years as valuable antiques! Their aspiration is that "each item we produce represents the ultimate level of striving for perfection that can be achieved by an artist."

This cherry blossom paper features embroidered flowers.

How stunning are those flowers?!

We loved this Chinoiserie!

As each panel is hand-made from start to finish, each artisan has immense knowledge that carries down to the smallest of details. No other firm will interpret your dreams with the same painstaking attention to detail and the same level or artistic endeavor over such a range of products as de Gournay. Such knowledge is their strength and their high standards for quality are in all aspects of their work.

This paper is hand-etched, then layered with ink. 

How beautiful is that blue on the metallic silver wallpaper?!

Thank you to Angela and Alice for showing us these gorgeous pieces! We left feeling so inspired by all of the wonderful things we had observed. If you would like to see more of de Gournay's stunning pieces, please visit their website here.

Monday, April 27, 2015

ADAC's Southeast Designer of the Year 2015 Finalist

The Design Atelier is proud to be a finalist in the 2015 Southeast Designers & Architect of the Year competition! Presented to the designers and architects who exemplify outstanding talent in their fields, this prestigious honor is judged by top industry professionals. The awards program is celebrated annually as part of DESIGN ADAC and co-sponsored by ADAC and Veranda magazine. We are honored and flattered to be considered for such a distinguished award! 

We would love for you to celebrate with us and the other nominees at a reception on April 29th from 4-5 p.m. in the Jerry Pair showroom at ADAC. Please click here to register and click here to check out the full schedule of DESIGN ADAC events. The winners will be announced on April 30th. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Melanie's Travels

We hope that you have been staying dry in all of this rainy weather. Fun fact: Melanie has been traveling with the Design Leadership Summit in Greece, Egypt, and Paris! Here are some photos from her travels. Enjoy!

 From Athens, Greece:

Floor plan of the Parthenon. The dots are all Greek Ionic columns.

The Parthenon

Selfie in front of the Parthenon - it was a windy day!

Amazing tile detail

Running in the original Olympic stadium!

100-year-old wisteria. How beautiful!

From Greece, they flew to Cairo and then traveled by boat along the Nile from Cairo to Luxor to Aswan. They've visited temples and tombs, enjoyed the scenery, and are being treated like royalty along the way!

Now onto Paris! Stay tuned for more pictures to come!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ADAC Design Studios Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that the Design Studios at ADAC are finally open! Here is a little excerpt from the press release:

ADAC is pleased to welcome 12 top-tier, hand-selected firms to the newly launched, ADAC Design Studios. 
“Opening the ADAC Design Studios allows us to further achieve our mission of bringing product and designers together,” explains Katie Miner, ADAC General Manager. “This is our answer to the numerous industry professionals that requested to work closer to ADAC. The Design Studios are comprised of designers, architects, and high-end, custom home builders who now, because of proximity, can more efficiently collaborate on ideas with clients.”
The concept, a work in progress for more than a year, is housed on the center’s fifth-floor and features more than 9,000 square feet of brand-new office and collaborative work space. 
“With the success of our designer offices at ADAC West, we knew we needed to take it one step further,” adds Miner. “A main part of the design process is to explore, see, touch, and feel products. This new work environment gives these trade professionals the opportunity to conveniently use ADAC as their sample library which ultimately results in a complete and streamlined experience for the client.”
The ADAC Design Studios include:
            Studio A:  Mark Williams Design Associates
            Studio C:  The Design Atelier
            Studio D:  Pritchett + Dixon
            Studio E:  IIDA
            Studio F:  Regas Interiors
            Studio G:  The Jane Group & Troy Rhone Garden Design
            Studio H:  Janus Associates Construction Management
            Studio  I:  Musso Design Group
            Studio J:  The Kenney Group
            Studio K:  McLaurin Interiors
            Studio L:  Bill Ingram Architect & Rollins Ingram

We cannot wait to join our future neighbors in May! We're starting to prepare for the move. If you have any extra boxes, please send them our way! :) 

Friday, March 20, 2015

We hear wedding bells!

We have such exciting news for you!! On Saturday, Emi said "I do" to her husband, Matt! She is officially Mrs. Mason!

Emi was the most radiant bride and her wedding was absolutely beautiful. Her attention to even the smallest of details made the day full of sweet moments and precious memories. The wedding took place in Auburn, Alabama at Auburn United Methodist Church with the reception at Fountainview Mansion. After a heartfelt ceremony, guests headed to the reception where we danced the night away and celebrated with the happy couple.

 Congratulations, Emi!! We wish you every blessing in this new chapter of life!

Photos courtesy of Lea Nicole Photography

Friday, March 13, 2015

St. Phillip's Cathedral Antiques Show Inspiration Avenue :: Finished Product

In February, we were invited to be a part of the Inspiration Avenue, a component of the St. Phillip's Cathedral Antiques Show. This year's inspiration was countries and ours was the lush country of Brazil. We gathered our concept from the beautiful Amazon rain forest and we love how we brought the rain forest to Inspiration Avenue! Here are some pictures of our room. 

We loved getting to participate in this event and make some new friends. Thank you to everyone who came to the antiques show and helped make this week possible!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

StyleBlueprint Blog Feature

Two weeks ago, Melanie was featured in StyleBlueprint's blog post "Designer Details: Shop ADAC with a Designer." Melanie, along with Clary Bosbyshell Froeba, spent the afternoon showing how ADAC is an incredible resource.

Melanie with Clary Bosbyshell Froeba

Both Clary and Melanie share how frequently they visit ADAC, events they attend, and their strategies for navigating ADAC for their frequent trips. They also describe the importance of an interior designer, something that's very near to our hearts!

Melanie at Jerry Pair

ADAC is such a amazing resource for us to use. As an interior design firm, we can go to one centralized location to pull fabrics, wallcoverings, furniture, and lighting. It serves as a wonderful design community and we've developed amazing friendships with representatives at showrooms throughout ADAC.

Looking through lighting books at Grizzel & Mann

Here at The Design Atelier, we love ADAC for all of these reasons, and also because it will be our new home starting in May! We will be in the Design Studios at the Offices of ADAC. We hate to leave the Westside Provisions District, but we know that moving to ADAC will enrich our resource base and allow us to better utilize the showrooms. We are eager to start this new chapter in this new location!

Melanie comparing rug samples at Grizzel & Mann

 Check out the StyleBlueprint's post! You can find it in the link here.

*Photos from the StyleBlueprint blogpost