The Design Center of the Americas, or as we all call it DCOTA  has hosted some amazing markets and events.   They will be kicking off the new year with their Winter Market on February 5 and 6 with fabulous keynote panels,  impressive industry celebrities and festivities at many participating showrooms.

Getting together with fellow designers for these events is great fun.  We always come away with our heads swimming with ideas and inspiration.  I am sure this time will be no exception.

Here are a few of the Design Icons who will be sharing their expertise and stories with us.

The fabulous Prince of Chintz, Mario Buatta will charm us with stories as chronicled in his book Fifty Years of Interior Decoration.  It is part autobiography, part design book and part comedy. (Appearing Wednesday February 5)





Barclay Butera heads a panel discussion on how to bring high style into everyday living.  (Appearing Thursday February 6)




Other keynote speakers include Clogagh Davis, who’s presentation is titled You Are Who You Are No Matter Where You Are, Enhancing Wellness Through Total Design.  That. Sounds fascinating, doesn’t it?  (Appearing Wednesday February 5)



Alexa Hampton is a celebrated designer and author of The Language of Interior Design and will talk about Decorating in Detail.  (Appearing Wednesday February 5)



For a full schedule of  events please visit the DCOTA website

Hope to see many of our Florida Chapter IFDA members there.  It’s going to be incredible!