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Thursday April 25th 2024

Xterior Design Trends
Tradition Transformed
Behind The Brands
Meet The Producers
Curator Tour: Toshiko Takaezu
Global Inspirations
Creating a Home to Last

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Xterior Design Trends – Let’s Take it Outside!

Presented by Daltile

Daltile Design Studio, 345 University Ave, Westwood, MA 02090

FREE

Phil Graves, Sales Director of Daltile’s Xterior program delivers insight on exterior design trends, from patios, to pools, rooftop decks, to outdoor kitchens and more. Exterior design helps create unique compositions and ambiences that reflect our personality, dreams, and motivations, filling the environments in which we live, work, and play with the colors and styles that bring us the most pleasure. This lunch & learn includes a tour of our Design Studio and Slab Gallery so you can find the perfect countertop for an outdoor kitchen!  Read more... 

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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tradition Transformed: Exploring the Intersection of Antique Furniture and Contemporary Fine Art

Presented by Styylish

at Simpatico Gallery, 67 ½ Chestnut St., Boston, MA 02108

FREE

Styylish and Simpatico Gallery invite you to a captivating presentation by leading interior designer Robin Gannon at the forefront of blending heritage with innovation.  Join us for an enlightening journey where timeless charm meets modern allure. Discover how this visionary designer seamlessly integrates antique furniture pieces with captivating contemporary fine art to craft spaces that exude sophistication and style. Gain insights into her creative process, inspirations, and techniques as she redefines traditional aesthetics, transforming spaces into captivating narratives that transcend time.   Read more... 

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Meet the Designers Behind the Brands

Presented by Landry & Arcari Rugs and Carpeting

at Landry & Arcari Boston, 333 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

FREE

Join us at Landry & Arcari’s Boston location for a lively and informative discussion with Katie Rosenfeld, Kate Maloney Albiani, and Rachel Reider about the experience of reimaging your brand, the process of expansion, and the path toward finding your design voice. All three panelists have thriving design business that have evolved since their inceptions and we will dig into why they chose to pivot their businesses, how they knew it was time to grow and what the process was like – the good AND the bad.    Read more... 

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Meet the Producers:

Designing Boston’s Free Art & Culture Festivals

Presented by The Fenway Alliance & Huntington Theatre

at Deane Hall, Calderwood Pavilion. 527 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

FREE

A panel discussion and networking opportunity with some of Boston’s top free arts festivals’ producers, moderated by Lisa Simmons, Mass Cultural Council with panelists from throughout the city.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Read more... 

5:00 PM

Toshiko Takaezu: Shaping Abstraction

With Nonie Gadsden, the Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator

of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture

at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) 

465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION

Join exhibition curator Nonie Gadsden, Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, for a guided tour of “Toshiko Takaezu: Shaping Abstraction,” and take a closer look at the technically masterful and innovative artist best known for her ceramic sculptures. Purchase tickets either through mfa.org in advance, or at the Huntington Avenue admission desk, then meet at the Sharf Visitor Center at 5 pm to be guided to the exhibition. 

For more information and at purchase tickets click here: 

https://tinyurl.com/ToshikoTakaezuBDW

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Global Inspirations in Luxury Residential Design:

A Celebration of International Influence

Presented by Modern Luxury Interiors Boston

Hosted by: Modern Luxury Interiors Boston & Minotti

at Minotti Boston, 210 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116

FREE

An enriching panel that will explore the fusion of global trends within the realm of Greater Boston's home design scene. You’ll hear from an esteemed group of design professionals who have gained inspiration from destinations worldwide, infusing their projects with the richness of diverse cultures. We’ll discuss how countries like France, India, Mexico, Haiti, Taiwan, and Italy seamlessly influence local design, creating New England spaces that are both globally informed and distinctive. Gain inspiration, enjoy  cocktails + lite bites, and engaging in the transformative power of international design. Read more...

In-Person is Waitlisted - Online is Still Aavailable

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In-Person and Online

Creating a Home To Last with Gil Schafer

Presented by ICAA New England

at the Boston Athenaeum 10 1/2 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02201 

FREE for Members, $5-$10 for Non-Members

For the last three decades, award-winning architect and bestselling author Gil Schafer has designed houses that not only meet the demands of the current moment but are also designed to endure. The winner of nearly every industry award and a regular on Architectural Digest’s AD100 list and many other lists of top architects and designers around the country, he has a deep understanding that a house is ultimately never meant to be about its architect, but rather, as his clients know, about those individuals whose days and lives will unfold within its walls. Read more...

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