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Designer Day at Casual Market

September 12, 2019


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.

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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.

Geneva Wallace Switzer

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.

Doug Sanicola

Keynote Panel
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.

James Dolenc

Donna Mondi

Kim Scodro

John Cialone

Networking Lunch
12:30 PM | Poly-Wood – Suite 15-105

Keynote Speaker
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.

Stephen Nobel

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September 12, 2019