Our final day of Blogfest begins with breakfast and a tour of the studios of Kravet, Lee Jofa, and Brunschwig and Fils in the Flatiron District.
From there we will head to the Museum of the City of New York for another educational afternoon. New York Spaces, the design magazine specifically featuring luxury metropolitan New York spaces is graciously providing lunch for all of the guests.
The lectures begin with a presentation by Benjamin Moore. John Turner, a leading color expert and trend analyst, will reveal “Color Pulse 2013″. I have always been fascinated by how the color forecasts are projected. Fashion, fabric, and interior designers all subscribe to these forecasts. The new color trends are typically seen first on the runway, and then make their way into the interior design industry. The theme for 2013 is Intersection, which addresses the mix of unexpected colors, materials, ideas and spaces.
|Photo from Quintessence|
The table above shows a sneak peek of the the new colors revealed at Dining by Design. David Stark, the uber-talented and ridiculously creative event designer, devised this table made out of colored books. The books on the wall and the table show the “color story” that we will be hearing about at the lecture.
Next on the agenda is an “Interiors Insider Panel” sponsored by Michael Wollaeger and Interiors Magazine. He is bringing together 3 well design professionals; a designer, photographer, and a blogger. The panel will discuss how each plays an important role in the design process. I am especially excited about this lecture because it features THE best talent in the design industry. Miles Redd is the already legendary interior designer. Peter Aaron is celebrated contributing photographer for Architectural Digest and is involved in documenting many projects by the architect Robert A.M. Stern. Marisa Marcantonio is the author of the blog Stylebeat and former design editor for House Beautiful and O at Home.
Once the lectures are over, we have a farewell celebration at the Museum and then head back to Soho for the last After Party at The New Traditionalists. Known for having some the best parties in the design trade, this final farewell should be fabulous. John Rowan of Embury Cocktails will be the mixologist for the evening. Their motto is “You’re going to drink. Do it well.” Let’s hope we can all live up to their expectations!