A Day of Design at DCOTA – “Timeless Trendsetters” with Allison Paladino, Laura Kirar

DCOTA – Design Center of the Americas, November 2014

Designers both new and experienced gathered in the bright and airy Atrium C of the DCOTA – Design Center of the America’s headquarters on the morning of November 13, 2015. Moderator Betty Cortina-Weiss, Editor-in-Chief of Indulge Magazine along with three of the country’s top designer took the stage for a morning of creative discussion. Three of the most sought after designers, Allison Paladino, Laura Kirar and Windsor Smith, spent an hour in a casual, personal, fun but informative converstaion covering topics from “how technology has changed their business” to “how their childhood bedrooms shaped their design career.”

After the discussion panel wrapped up with a rapid fire Q&A session the audience and designers moved up to the Baker showroom to sip fresh tequila cocktails and preview Laura Kirar’s newest furniture line. Following the brief cocktail reception guests made their way down the hall to the Century Furniture showroom for an array of lunch bites and a tour of Windsor Smith’s bright and timeless collections. This delightful afternoon couldn’t have ended on a sweeter note as the guests popped a few doors down for coffee, desserts and a sneak preview into Allion Paladino’s cummulative 120 piece art & furniture collection with Wendover Art Group and EJ Victor all hosted by the lovely owners and staff at the Judith Norman showroom.