With events for designers happening daily, and new projects cropping up all over the city, keeping track of all the goings-on in Atlanta can be a tall order. That’s why AD PRO is here to keep you informed for the week.
Inman Park Festival’s Tour of Homes Set for this Weekend
This weekend, one of Atlanta’s oldest planned neighborhoods, Inman Park, hosts its annual Tour of Homes. The event showcases nine historic houses in the neighborhood, planned by developer Joel Hurt in the late 1880s, including those featuring the interior design work of Thea Quillian of TMQ Design Concepts and Catherine Wilson of Catherine Wilson Interiors. Ticketed guests conduct their own self-guided tours of the homes to admire the Victorian architecture and dramatic renovations. The celebratory weekend also includes the free-to-attend Inman Park Festival.
Derek Miller Is Serta Simmons Bedding’s New Chief Sales Officer
Atlanta-based bedding manufacturer Serta Simmons Bedding has promoted Derek Miller to chief sales officer. Miller, who previously served as the company’s VP of sales, succeeds Dan Horan. Serta Simmons Bedding owns the Serta and Beautyrest brands, as well as direct-to-consumer brands Tuft & Needle and Tomorrow.
Pendler Unveils Newly Renovated ADAC Showroom
Pendler, a source for stylish indoor and outdoor fabrics for more than 70 years, debuted its recently renovated showroom in the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC). The remodeled space includes a coffee bar, concrete floors, and a work area for designers to collaborate with clients. “Our new space was designed to facilitate a user-friendly fabric shopping experience. The decor and layout of the showroom will create a bright, light feel,” says Pendler marketing manager Kelli Mastro. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer this beautiful new showroom to make fabric selection easier and more enjoyable for designers in the Atlanta area.”
Peace Design Announces New Website
After decades of creating signature residences, longtime ADAC resident William Peace, founder and principal of Peace Design, unveiled the firm’s new website. Peace’s eponymous practice is known for marrying contemporary furnishings with period pieces. With offices in both Atlanta and Bozeman, Montana, Peace Design creates interiors that are refined and elegant; the newly designed website and logo are designed to reflect those ideals.
Biophilic Leadership Summit Takes Place in Serenbe
The Biophilic Institute and Biophilic Cities, a three-day summit earlier this month hosted in Serenbe, invited urbanists, architects, and environmental trailblazers to participate in seminars exploring nature-centric design and practices. The event in Chattahoochee Hills included keynotes, panels, and educational workshops on how biophilic design can impact health and well-being. “Biophilia describes the connection human beings have with nature: all that is vital and living. It is a term that we at the Biophilic Institute see as crucial to sustaining future generations and creating a society of wellbeing, sustainability, and prosperity,” said Biophilic Institute president Jim Durrett in a statement. “We created the Biophilic Leadership Summit to bring together leaders and learners for education and inspiration in the emerging field of biophilic design.”