The ninth annual ADAC in Bloom went virtual, and while we missed seeing everyone at ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center), we are so glad to be able to share the recordings from this live event with you. Join Flower magazine Founder and Editor-in-Chief Margot Shaw as she interviews top experts on the topics of garden design, event design, interior design, and architecture.
Topic 1: Garden Design
“When you go to 100 people and ask them their thoughts about something, sooner or later threads start to appear. If there is one overarching theme of the book, it’s that naturalized gardens seem to be the trend. Less pesticides, more focus on things that are sustainable.” — Carl Dellatore
Textile designer-turned-editor Carl Dellatore brings us 100 lessons from the finest gardeners across the world in Garden Design Master Class (Rizzoli 2020), the follow-up to his best-selling Interior Design Master Class.
“He is an absolute exquisite curator of talent and a very talented person all unto himself,” says Margot Shaw. Follow him on Instagram at @carldellatore.
Topic 2: Event Design
“As far as my design philosophy, I think things should be a little irreverent, very surprising, a little twisted. There’s nothing I like more than great people, bad behavior.” — Rebecca Gardner
Rebecca Gardner is the founder and creative director of Houses & Parties, an event and interiors collective based in New York City and Savannah, Georgia.
Her whimsical camellia-themed party setting is celebrated in the book Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers (Rizzoli 2019) by Margot Shaw.
Follow Gardner on Instagram at @housesandparties.
Topic 3: Interior Design & Architecture
“The design of (our home) Patina Farm is the same as the feelings I had as a child. It was designing spaces that were comforting and that had some emotional feeling to them. We selected a palette that was very calm, even the plant materials.” — Brooke Giannetti
Based in Ojai, California, the husband and wife design duo of Brooke and Steve Giannetti are the authors of Patina Living (Gibbs Smith 2019). Follow them on Instagram at @velvetandlinen, @stevegiannetti, and @giannettihome.