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October 2017

Meet the Interior Designers

October 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2017 DC Design House, 9004 Congressional Court
Potomac, MD United States
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$35.00

Contemplating a home renovation or remodel and have no idea where to start? If the answer is “yes” you’ll want to attend this panel discussion series featuring some of the top professionals in the fields of Design/Build, Architecture, Kitchen and Bath and Interior Design. Jennifer Sergent, contributing editor for Luxe Interiors + Design will moderate the discussions. Ms. Sergent’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including, Washingtonian, Home & Design and Traditional Home magazines. She is also the face…

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Talk: The Many Phantoms of Kirkbride Hospitals

October 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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$12

There is a growing network of people committed to preserving Kirkbride Hospitals, such as St. Elizabeths. Urban explorers, paranormalists, and historic preservationists see potential in these often-intimidating mental health facilities from the 19th century opportunities for reuse, and appropriate memorials to the many thousands who lived, died, and were often buried or cremated there. Robert Kirkbride, Ph.D, dean, Parsons School of Constructed Environments, and relative of Thomas Kirkbride, considers the new life these hospitals for the mentally ill can play…

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Designing the Classical Interior

October 27, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - October 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
GLave & Holmes Architecture, 2101 East Main Street, Richmond, VA. 23223, 2101 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23223 United States
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$95

Join the WMA ICAA’s Central Virginia Committee for a course on designing the classical interior. Instructor, James S. Collins, will introduce the fundamental philosophy and elements of traditional architecture and their interiors. Participants will learn the design principles that are common to the great buildings and interiors of the past. Handouts will include measured drawings of traditional interiors and carpenter’s guidebooks that were used for centuries as a design tool. The discussion will include discovering the proportions common to traditional…

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Impact Design Summit: Autodesk Design Night DC

October 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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$15

From urbanization and climate change, to displacement and social equity, some of this century’s most important issues are attracting design professionals with a desire to leverage their training and experience to create social changes. The two-day Impact Design Summit will explore how designers can affect society by creating economic, environmental, educational, social health impacts, and how design can be the driver for positive systemic change. Autodesk Design Night DC Design Night DC kicks off the Impact Design Summit, a symposium…

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Symposium: Impact Design Summit: The Practice of Impact Design

October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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$15

From urbanization and climate change, to displacement and social equity, some of this century’s most important issues are attracting design professionals with a desire to leverage their training and experience to create social changes. The two-day Impact Design Summit will explore how designers can affect society by creating economic, environmental, educational, social health impacts, and how design can be the driver for positive systemic change. Panel discussions with seasoned practitioners address critical areas of practical concern in the field of…

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November 2017

Georgetown Design District Fall Days of Design

November 2, 2017 - November 4, 2017
Cady’s Alley, 3314 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Free

The Georgetown Design District's Fall Days of Design is a three-day scheduled event that invites interior designers, design enthusiasts and shoppers alike to visit 20+ participating design and home furnishings stores for new collection launches, trunk shows and design consultations. The event will officially kick off with a Days of Design Cocktail Crawl on Thursday, Nov. 2 from 5 pm – 8 pm. Stop in participating showrooms for sips and snacks by Georgetown restaurants, and get a passport stamp at…

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December 2017

“Light Up The Season” Holiday Event to Benefit Children’s National

December 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Sunday, Dec. 3, 1:00 p.m., Light Up The Season hosts its first annual community fundraising event to benefit Children’s National Health System at Four Seasons in Georgetown, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Designer-decorated holiday trees, mantelpieces, wreaths and a menorah will be on display and available for purchase. Activities for all ages include holiday cookie decorating, ornament making, a visit from Santa and Children’s National Dr. Bear mascot, musical performances and youth entertainers, silent auction, and light fare and libations. In…

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January 2018

Pressing On: Will Local Journalism in DC Survive?

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WeWork White House, 1440 G Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20005 United States
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$20

DC has long been home to much stronger local journalism coverage than many cities. Over the past decade, even as local news has declined, local outlets like TBD, DCist, PoPville, and GGWash have focused on local news and commentary. With the sudden demise of DCist in November and Current Newspapers announcing reorganization, Washington is at risk of losing important local media sites. What is the future of local journalism in the DC region, and in the US more broadly? What…

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February 2018

Please join us for a lecture and book signing with Marshall Watson The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors

February 5 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Hines Showroom, 1099 14th Street Suite 440
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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Free

Join interior designer, Marshall Watson, as he presents an array of exciting solutions for integrating classic design and furnishings into contemporary interiors. Showing images of his top-selling, award-winning furniture collections produced by Ferrell-Mittman along with ravishing photography from his acclaimed new book, "The Art of Elegance", Watson will demonstrate how to seamlessly update traditional design for today's living. A lively book signing and a light lunch will follow the presentation.

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All About Color

February 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gallery at the Wharf, 40 District Square, SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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The Gallery at the Wharf is pleased to present an exhibition featuring emerging artist Alexandra Arata. The “All About Color” show will run from February 2-23, 2018 with a reception Saturday, February 17 from 5-7pm. The exhibition will feature paintings and sculpture. Alexandra Arata, an emerging artist from Cordoba, Argentina, creates fresh, vibrant wall and hanging art. Arata celebrates life with colorful and authentic insights integrated into her techniques such as layered, multi-patterned paintings. Shapes, lines and shadows are driving…

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