Our industry visionaries unravel the latest trends and innovative concepts that define the future of sustainability and outdoor living spaces. We also happen to have a design legend joining us.


10:30 AM  | Blue Lobby (Melrose entrance)

Jennifer Convy, Claudia Afshar, Jessica Viola, and Kathryn Soter

10:30 AM | Blue Lobby (Melrose entrance)

Luxury Design and Sustainability Inside 0ut

Moderator: Jennifer Convy, CEO, Women in Luxury Design

Panelists: Claudia Afshar, Jessica Viola, and Kathryn Soter

Join our expert panelists, Claudia Afshar of Claudia Afshar Luxury Interiors, Jessica Viola of Viola Gardens, and Kathryn Soter, Executive Director of the Good Future Design Alliance (GFDA) to learn how we can do our part in practice and in advocating to make better design decisions for a better business and planet. Jennifer Convy, CEO of Women in Luxury Design, leads the discussion on how the two can coexist, for better design and better business. As an industry we toss out over 12 million tons of furniture and generate 500 million tons of construction waste in the U.S. every year. Interior designers, architects, landscape architects, general contractors, and manufacturers are spear heading design solutions for a low waste future. Learn how this is better for our health, the planet, and your business.

Immediately following the panel, you are invited to a reception with the panelists and a book signing with Jessica Viola at Palecek, Suite B-517

Anna Hoffman, Christine London, and Erika Heet

12:00 PM | Blue Lobby (Melrose entrance)

Outside Voice: The Art of Landscaping

Moderator: Erika Heet, Editor-in-Chief, INTERIORS magazine

Panelists: Anna Hoffman and Christine London

Landscape architect Anna Hoffman of Hoffman & Ospina and landscape designer Christine London take us on an inspiring and enlightening journey through the art of landscape design, the seamless integration of indoors and out, and the integral allure of well-designed outdoor spaces. Moderated by Interiors magazine Editor-in-Chief, Erika Heet.

A lunch reception will generously be provided by Snyder Diamond and iBest Wines immediately following at DEDON’s outdoor terrace, Suite B188.

Kelly Phillips Badal and Roger Thomas

1:30 PM | Quintus Showroom, Suite B-527

Spaces of Celebration

Moderator: Kelly Phillips Badal, Homes Editor, Luxe Interiors + Design magazine

Panelist: Roger Thomas

Join design legend and AD100 honoree, Roger Thomas, Executive Vice President Emeritus of Design and Development at Wynn Hotels and Resorts, in conversation with Kelly Phillips Badal, Homes Editor of Luxe Interiors + Design magazine, in celebration of the release of his first book, Resort Style: Spaces of Celebration. Published by Rizzoli, Resort Style is a sumptuous presentation of the acclaimed interior designer’s extraordinary hotel casino designs, which are considered among the most spectacular interiors in the hospitality design world.

Immediately following the presentation, stay for a reception and book signing with Roger Thomas in Quintus Showroom, Suite B-527.

Amy Williams, Chris Pickett, Degen Pener, Stephen Pallrand, and Peggy Hsu

3:00 PM | Blue Lobby (Melrose entrance)

From Mid to Superluxe, the Ins and Outs of ADUs and the Space(s) in Between

Moderator: Degen Pener, Deputy Editor, The Hollywood Reporter

Panelists: Peggy Hsu, Stephen Pallrand, Chris Pickett, and Amy Williams

ADUs may have started as being the ‘granny flat’ but have evolved into a wide range of uses and design. From small modular boxes to highly styled integrated buildings, they have changed the topography of Los Angeles, and this maximizing of property has been both scorned and adored.  Will there be harmony as we live and ADU in Los Angeles? Led by Deputy Editor of The Hollywood Reporter, Degen Pener, please join Peggy Hsu, Co-Founder of Hsu McCullough, Stephen Pallrand, Founder of Home Front Build & CarbonShack, and Chris Pickett, CEO of his luxury real estate group at Douglas Elliman in Beverly Hills and Amy Williams, Perennials Creative Director, as these experts address: What should an ADU reflect inside and out? How best to integrate an ADU seamlessly into a property including exterior space and landscaping between ADU and main house? Is this your chance to build with sustainability in mind? Does an ADU hurt or help the real estate perspective – in the neighborhood or an individual property? What are the long-term effects of ADUs? Bring your questions!

A reception will immediately follow at David Sutherland showroom, Suite B182.




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