Nearly all top design professionals have one thing in common, they've all mastered the creative use of decorative finishes to enhance their designs. Out of favor for nearly a decade, faux finishes have suddenly burst back on the scene in Europe and are beginning to make their comeback in the US thanks largely to a whole new line of eco-friendly materials and digital technologies that are inspiring the creativity of leading designers and the decorative artists with whom they collaborate. Where decorative finishes have been and, more important, where their headed will be the focus of this CEU. Learn what's new, how to control costs, and how you can collaborate with decorative finish professionals to enhance your own design style.
The new collections are here! The teams at Fabricut, S. Harris, Stroheim, Vervain and trend have just launched the most incredible Fall/Winter Launch! Be sure to stop by, you will love what we will show you! Noshes and Hydration all day.
Meet Alex Mason and discover the artistic nature of the new textile and wallpaper collection.
We welcome Peyton Avrett from Avrett and Ayoub Zadeh from Powell & Bonnell for an afternoon of shop talk at J Lambeth. They will both bring their unique perspectives to the showroom for a lively discussion with designers.
How to Maximize Impact and Creative Opportunities with Wallcoverings
Join Jennette Chin, Director of Wallcoverings for Fabricut, Inc. and earn a FREE 0.1 CEU credit courtesy of J Lambeth & Fabricut. The course will discuss the history of wall coverings, technological advances of producing wallcoverings, wallcovering printing methods and commonly used terms, creative application ideas, as well as design solutions using wallcovering in interior spaces.
If you have not attended one of Jennette's courses, now is your chance. She is a wealth of knowledge and a creative presenter. Don't forget to RSVP!
We are pleased to announce the launch of our newest fabric line: Root Cellar Designs. Co-owners of the fabric and wallpaper company are NYC-based interior designers Susan Young and Tamara Stephenson. Tamara is also the author of renowned design blog, Nest by Tamara.
The design duo will display their textiles in the showroom with hanging wings and boards to showcase the patterns available. They will also create a Pop-Up Shop to showcase pillows and table top items for purchase. The textiles are printed in North Carolina and all are color customizable. Come and join us as we delve into root cellar designs’ world and enjoy the vitality and freshness of it all.
Don't miss the display box in the lobby!
A Toast to Ann Lambeth. Please join the Washington Design Center for a special champagne toast to honor and celebrate the life of our dear friend, Ann Lambeth. As a founding member of the WDC and an integral member of the D.C. design community, Ann was an ambassador of great design. “The design industry was Ann’s lifelong passion, and she lovingly championed so many along their path,” the company said. “Ann was a design dynamo, and her steady, consistent and heartfelt efforts to bring the best of the world to Washington was matched only by her constant efforts to share the best Washington had to offer with the rest of the world.” Guests are welcome to share their favorite memory or story of Ann.
A memorial scholarship has been established in Ann’s honor. Learn more.
If the history of wall decoration could be acknowledged and captured in a simple collection, designer Barry Dixon has achieved this in his first wallcoverings collection for Vervain. Hear the inspiration behind this extraordinary collection and see the innovative printing techniques used to create these remarkable designs including a large-scale, digitally printed, pastoral mural that spans more than 13 feet wide and nine feet tall. Laser printing and digital imaging are mixed with more traditional methods of hand printing, flocking and beading to craft Barry’s brave and romantic wallcoverings that bend time to contour to the walls of modern rooms.
Leta Austin Foster is among House Beautiful’s most influential interior designers of the 20th century. Whether its a 19th century Virginia family home or a modern South Florida Country Club, Foster believes any space can be beautiful and comfortable at the same time. Brian Coleman reminds us how staying true to a clients vision, attention to detail and dedication to the individuality of each interior creates living livable works of art.