Monday, May 13, 2013

ADAC's Southeast Designer & Architect of the Year Awards Gala

Last Thursday night, was ADAC's Southeast Designer and Architect of the Year Awards Gala, which I was privileged to be invited to. The winners were selected by Veranda magazine, and were recognized Thursday by Dara Caponigro (editor-in-chief at Veranda). 

The winners were:

Residential Design
Suzanne Kasler
Suzanne Kasler Interiors
Contract Design
Jo Rabaut
Rabaut Design Associates, Inc.
Bill Ingram
Bill Ingram Architect

Caponigro said, “Close to 50 talented individuals and firms were considered for the awards, and it has been an honor to participate in selecting three winners from this remarkable group. We are proud to present the work of Suzanne Kasler, who is the master of refined, but relaxed design; Jo Rabaut whose work in contract design is playful and sophisticated; and Bill Ingram’s elegant architecture that is balanced and modern.”

Congratulations to the winners! It was certainly an honor to be brushing elbows with some of the most talented designers and architects in the Southeast. The event was beautiful, as well. Here are some photos I took:

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Peering into the windows for the "ADAC: Behind the Windows" event was also cool. I especially enjoyed checking out the Ann Sacks tiles, since I've been doing a little tile selecting myself. SO many beautiful and unique tile choices over there!

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my "date" and I (my friend, who I am staying with right now!) headed out the door:
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Designer Dorothy Burke of Dorothy Burke Interiors and me at the event:
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About ADAC:

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,


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