Some of you have asked for more pictures and the story behind the Behind The Windows event.
Every spring 7 designers from across the South-East are selected to create a very large window display that kicks off Design ADAC and the spring market. The window stays up for 6 months and people from all over the country come to visit the market center and check out the displays.
I was honored to be a part of this esteemed group. Only 5 of us were able to make it back for the reveal party. You must check out these peeps!
This is Hutton. It’s really too bad he couldn’t come back for the party. He IS the party. LOL
So we arrived that afternoon and I was thrilled to see that an image of my design work had been chosen for use on the poster advertising the event.
Thank you to Layla Palmer for the photo.
And then it was time to rip off the paper and reveal the windows.
This is the photo ADAC chose to use for the vertical.
And for the horizontal.
A bit wild for me, right? It was fun to step outside the box… OK LEAP outside the box and have fun with a commercial space. That is why hospitality design work is so exciting because you are expected to surprise and inspire.
Obviously the wow factor was the floor. We literally had designers on their hands and knees feeling of it and trying to figure it out. Jeff and I painted it. And we have the bruised knees to prove it. And it is plywood. Yep. Thank you for partnering with us Home Depot on the wood and Benjamin Moore on the paint. I think we make a pretty great team!
My favorite aspect was the upholstered doors to nowhere. They theoretically led to a high end restaurant while the actual window was the area where you waited, drink in hand, for your name to be called. The doors are covered in our newest fabric called Stonewalled. Those gorgeous handles are horns that I worked with Gowan Iron to fabricate into handles. Jim Gowan came in on a Sunday morning to finish those bad boys so that we could get them installed on time. Thank you Jim!! You are a pretty awesome partner also.
The hanging lights were fashioned from drum shades covered in “Glory.”
The art is a gallery wrap of our fabric called Autumn Rain which is Jeff’s design.
This was a crowd favorite. We cut three sections out of the fabric “Sipsey” also a Jeff collaboration and made a triptych from it and hung as art.
I love how it looked.
Jeff left first to join the party while I tweaked. Soon he sent me this text and I decided I was missing out on all of the fun.
It was a very fun night that continued for me for 3 more days and nights.
Jeff, on the other hand, hit the road the next morning leaving the city to return to Montgomery to represent us at another event.
We launched our line of art created from the textile line at Art In The Courtyard in Montgomery on Friday night. I will try to get better shots of that soon.