Sunday, September 18, 2011

Atlanta Decorative Arts Center [ADAC}

Here in the big "ATL" when we need beautiful fabrics we head over to ADAC.  There you can see the most beautiful fabric from Osborne and Little, Lee Jofa, Schumacher, and many other lines.  I love to go in the spring and fall because that is when they usually debut their new fabrics.

Last week, I went with fellow blogger/designer Lori May who I met while working on the Nicholas House.  It was her first time [virgin] so who better than me to show her around.  I have been going  there for 20 years and luckily  I am less than a mile away.  Don't hate me.

As we were talking and drooling over all the pretties I suddenly remember I had my camera!  Well...well...let me just snap a few shots to share with my lovely readers.

So here we go.

You might have seen this same picture on Lori's post.  I thought it was pretty clever for an inexpensive way to fill a wall.  White plates and a canvas painted in one color.  I am pretty sure I could nail that painting :)

These tall vases with these bamboo thingys in them....a good alternative to sticks.  I heard some designer say that sticks in a vase is the absolute worst thing ever.  I instantly removed all sticks.

Here is another little organic arrangement for you.  It DOES have some sticks but they are curly.  Think they would pass the test???
I really wanted that mirror to follow me home....like a puppy.  I would keep and nurture it.  I promise.


I still love me a little of industrial...especially in the form of a lamp.

I also love a big black lamp like this one.  I found one on the internet that you could paint.
It was on Bellacor

Cool chair Pe. ri. od.
Moss ball in a cool white bowl.  Can't get more organic or simple than that.
Pretty please......I have not seen them in blue before.
Red chest and CRAZY wallpaper....I dig!

I could dig this also....
In this room with that wallpaper and the beautiful mirrored screen....

Love this vignette......The art work...the pillows.  Your shocked I like the pillows right?  All pillows should be loved....

One of my favorite chandeliers from Neirmann Weeks.

OK...I did not actually see this fabric at ADAC, but I am going to.  It was an add in a magazine, but I love it don't you???  I just realized that I started this post about fabrics and only featured one.  

OK...way off the subject from expensive things, have you guys seen the new Diane Keaton collection for Bed Bath and Beyond????  I love it...check it out:
Sorry they are blurry.....I took these from BB&B site.

I saw it and in my opinion it is really cute.  Not cheap though so take some coupons with you!
I think she did a great job.  It is extremely well made.  Chick has taste.  I actually bought 2 pieces...you'll see :)

OK...it's Sunday.  Taught my spin class at 9.  Gotta shower and clean the house.  Do some laundry.....move accessories around for the umteenth time this weekend.  I decided to change the white slipcovers [to my flax ones] because they needed washing and I did not feel like washing them and putting them BACK on for 2 weeks and then washing them again before putting then away until spring. Did you get that?  I know it can be confusing.  Anyway...probably TMI for you but so be it.

Have a swell day.

Shazam



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25 comments :

eclecticrevisited said...

wow..did we really just see florals on the wall?!! can't wait for them to make a comeback..gorgeous lamps..like the candle stick ones next to your mirror..so many gorgeous ideas..
best,
maureen

Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing all that eye candy! I think using sticks in a vase, as long as they're interesting to look at, is fine. What does that person know anyway?! Ha! Coming up on Fall and Winter, I usually sneak some into the house somewhere. I have to warn my dog NOT to remove them and think they're all for him. He LOVES sticks like no other I've seen!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sherry! Glad you remembered your camera and shared these photos with us. I am in love with the blue apothecary bottles!
Hugs,
Sherry

Kathysue said...

Sherry love the bedding by Diane Keaton, I will be checking that out for sure!!! Those blue bottles were to die for!!! Your Sunday sounds like a Monday to me. I think you should take a nap, they are always legal on Sundays, it is my rule book on page 12 column A!!! Trust me on this, xo Kathysue

Anonymous said...

Fun stuff! I just saw similar lamps (the black) In...wait for it...Homegods. Yup.

Linda@Lime in the coconut

My Interior Life said...

Some very cool stuff. I know what you mean about sticks in a vase . . . I'm very influenced by what other people think is "in" sometimes. Like a decorating version of peer pressure. Sometimes sticks work, sometimes they don't. And I totally got your slipcover thing - my brain works the same way. Can't wait to make it to ADAC one day!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Great stuff...I have never seen the blue apothecary jars either. Love them. I would be like a kid in a candy store if I lived in Atlanta. Hope to get there soon.

Karena said...

Oh Sherry I love that mirror as well and the Opus fabric, wow! Great images!!

Xoxo

Karena

Art by Karena

I hope you will come and join my Giveaway from Interieurs!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Wow, I think I need to come and visit this place! I don't know how I've grown up here in Atlanta and never been. LOVING that wallpaper by the way!

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

Such a great time Sherry! Can't wait to do it again! She loves the fabrics by the way. Woohoo!

My take on sticks, if you like it do it!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

How did I live in Atlanta for four years and never go to Scott's or ADAC?? Oh, now I remember. I had no money, hand-me-down furniture, and my idea of art was a plastic-framed Monet. Good thing you didn't have a blog back then, or I probably would still be paying off my debt.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I fell in love with that magazine ad fabric,too. And those blue bottles are gorgeous!!!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Don't you think we could recreate that with paint?

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

The fabric, that is...

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

That Diane Keaton line looks like something my teen might actually like! Thanks for sharing and that it so great that you live so close to that wonderful place!!!

Rene said...

How lucky of Lori to get the Sha-boom tour on her first visit. So much greatness there I would be in trouble.

Holly said...

I saw that ad and thought the chair was really great - take some pictures if you do get to see it in person. I love Diane Keaton and I love that she is into design. She also has some really cute dining pieces as well - I haven't seen them in person yet just online.

Splendid Willow said...

Good morning Sherry,

My first comment this new week (;

I am not much into accessories with flowers, but I must say that the yellow brown wall paper in the bedroom is heavenly.

Lori May is so lucky to have you as her guide.

I have a gigantic branch (from outside) in a vase. Is that legal?!

Warm hugs to you,

Mon

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

You'd be so fun to go shopping with- my hub would probably hate you ;)

Love that mirror and that red chest! I've been seeing a lot of red pieces lately. Mixed with gold is best! Now, I'm off to check out that BB&B bedding!

Interior Design Musings said...

Love the pictures from ADAC. Very fun. OK, I am trying to make it to Scott's this next month with a client. I hope you will be around. Would love to see you! M.

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I'm sure you are a complete blast to shop with! Sounds like you two had quite the day. I had no idea Diane Keaton has a bedding line. I will have to check it out!

Red Door Home said...

I think I would have to visit multiple times just to take in all the unique and fun ideas. Looks like you have quite the fun day.

Acquired Objects said...

Did the mirror follow you home? Actually the Diane Keaton bedding is out because I saw it yesterday but sadly didn't buy any. Sounds like the two of you had a fun day!

quintessence said...

What fun! The monotone canvas and plates might not find a place in my own home, but I do have two nieces who are always in need of cheap and chic ideas for decor; I'll be recommending they take a look at this post. Many great sources of inspiration here - thanks for sharing!

Jessie said...

Those blue bottles are super fabulous! Love those floral wallpaper, too! Sounds like you had a fun trip at the ADAC!

Have a lovely rest of the week, Sherry!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com