Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy First Day of Spring & Sneak Peek of Home & Garden Lifestyle Trends at Architectural Digest Home Show #ADHDS2014

Cheers to new beginnings – and to glamour in the garden.

Soon we will be lustily shoving our hands into the earth, planting, sitting outdoors, listening to the birds and the breezes whispering to us.

What will this year’s garden design trends?  What will your “garden rooms” wear?

To better answer the garden design queries – and for unparalleled inspiration to create an arcadian outdoor lifestyle, I’m off to the queen of all design shows. 
D'Apostrophe Renson design

Today marks the 13th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show - March 20–23 at Pier 94 in New York City. #ADHDS2014

It’s press preview day – we start with “Marys & Mimosas!” then lots of sneak peaks, guided tours, and interviews with designers and makers.

The show is a platform for inspiring new ideas in the home design and luxury market.

Open to consumers and trade starting tomorrow, Saturday, visitors can expect to find innovative designs for indoors and out, including furniture, accessories, art, kitchen and bath products, carpet, stone and tile, lighting, and more.  
Kalamazoo outdoor pizza oven

The 2014 line up includes a well-balanced mix of returning exhibitors and emerging brands.  
I have my prepared schedule all ready of those designers and makers I want to see.

An equally rich seminar series complements the fresh crop of offerings. Held in the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio, the roster includes industry influencers, top tastemakers, and design-world luminaries such as Jamie Drake, Campion Platt, Mario Buatta, Alexa Hampton, Kati Curtis and Stephen Fanuka.

Show Highlights Include:

I am very keen to check this out: The reFRESH pavilion, a central place for kitchen, bath, and building products manufacturers to reveal their latest advancements. The show-within-the-show will include new products from more than 100 premier kitchen and bath brands, plus culinary demonstrations and tastings by top chefs. A curated selection of limited-edition, one-of-a-kind fine art, furnishings, photography, and lighting as well as today’s top young design talents in the MADE section, almost half of which hail from New York. 

Bosch and Thermador will be at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show to preview their newest appliances. Earlier this month, Bosch announced an entirely new kitchen line (available in April) that will set a new benchmark in kitchen design, while Thermador unveiled two new surface cooking products that feature industry-leading design: the Professional Grill (available in August) and the trimless Freedom Induction Cooktop (available in April).

The only showcase of its kind in North America, reFRESH has become the largest collection of luxury and premium kitchen, bath, and building products from more than 100 companies.  Experience new innovations and product launches in categories such as ovens, ranges, cooktops, ventilation, bath and decorative hardware, cabinetry, countertops, stone, tile, flooring, windows and doors, and more.
A Furniture + Furnishings section showcasing a wide range of contemporary and classic furniture, lighting, carpets, decorative arts, textiles and more.

This too will also be a must-see: A new Outdoor Pavilion featuring product demonstrations and curated lounge spaces from leading brands including Sunbrella, Royal Botania, Renson, Caliber, Stuv and American Range and Pennoyer & Newman - one of my most favorite urn and container makers.

The Jenn-Air Master Class Studio—the show’s theater—featuring exclusive programming by Architectural Digest and the New York Times, including trade seminars programmed by Architectural Digest, a keynote presentation by Architectural Digest Editor in Chief Margaret Russell, and a three-day New York Times Designer Seminar Series.
The debut of the Shops at ADHDS where products from Cire Trudon, The Cooper-Hewitt Museum Shop, DwellStudios + All Modern, Christophe Pourney, The American Design Club and more are available for immediate purchase.

The launch of ASID Designer Walks – a series of tours (Friday-Sunday 11:30AM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM) led by a highly acclaimed interior designer who will share their insights, expertise, favorite finds, and tricks of the trade as they walk the show floor,
Satori Japan
An increased international presence, including exhibitors from Italy, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand, and the UK, to name a few.

Finally, after looking under every new kitchen sink or outdoor pizza oven, trying out the integrity of garden furniture and gauging the plant practicality of the new urns and containers, it will be time for refreshments!
Cocktails, happy hours, culinary demonstrations and tastings throughout the show floor.

More than 45 incredibly designed, over-the-top, and inspiring table installations at DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN NY

These juried galleries feature the stunning work of more than 150 artists and designers–more than half of them exhibiting for the first time. Local and emerging artisans alongside international studios are showing the newest in original art, tablescapes, ceramics, glass, fine furniture, sculpture, textiles, and lighting. Shop MADE to find work that, in many cases, is not available elsewhere.

For more show information and to get tickets to the Architectural Digest Home Show:

Stay tuned – I’ll be reporting throughout the day on Twitter @GardenGlamour and later here and on Pinterest.

Stop and "smell" the crocus and snowdrops today! At least thrill to their drifts...

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