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Designer Day at Casual Market
Join us for Designer Day at Casual Market Chicago to see the latest trends and introductions in outdoor furniture and accessories, and participate in programming created especially for the residential designer.
Earn a complimentary .1 CEU credit for each lecture you attend
Casual Furniture 101
9:30 AM | O.W. Lee – Suite 1572
Outdoor environments require furniture that is manufactured with specific qualities.The requirements vary by region, type of outdoor space and desired usage. Learn what to look for when searching for quality outdoor furniture.
Designing the Outdoor Room: A Story of Color
10:30 AM | Sunset West – Suite 15-102
Design an outdoor room to appeal to different tastes and styles. Learn to fearlessly mix and match pieces from different collections and materials with seamless coordination that results in a functional, appealing and sophisticated outdoor space.
Interior Design for Exterior Environments
11:30 AM | Lane Venture – Suite 1548
Panelists: James Dolenc, James Thomas Interiors
Donna Mondi, Donna Mondi Designs
Kim Scodro, Kim Scodro Interiors
Moderator: John Cialone,Tom Stringer Design Partners
Outdoor living spaces create value in a home and contribute to the overall wellness of its occupants. Why are outdoor spaces then, treated as an afterthought? Take advantage of the popularity of outdoor living and learn to create inviting and useful environments that blur the lines between the interior and the exterior. This panel discussion, led by John Cialone, is sure to be inspiring and educational.
12:30 PM | Poly-Wood – Suite 15-105
Design Outdoor: New Places for Profit
2 PM | O.W. Lee – Suite 1572
Speaker: Stephen Nobel
Every client is a potential client for outdoor if we just ask. By synchronizing the interior space with outdoor space, designers and their clients benefit in so many ways – entertaining, recreating, exercising or just simple relaxing. Stephen Nobel will provide designers with tools and techniques to extend their business from indoor to outdoor, thereby earning the rewards from this rapidly growing segment of the market for interior design.