DESIGN BUILD LIFESTYLE STUDIO
May 8th, 2019. Highly regarded Traverse City developer Socks Construction, is in preliminary phases of creating a Design Build & Modern Lifestyle studio called Design Elemental. The studio is due to open at their new headquarters on Randolph and Division in early 2020. In partnership with Angelo Adamo Design, a design and brand consultant firm, their studio will specialize in modern luxury and natural aesthetic interior design, high end tailored products, and custom homes and workplace using sustainable building methods.
Socks Construction and Jonathan Lee Architects are pioneering these new innovative methods called Component Construction, that save time, conserve resources, and minimize waste. This new design build method will attract affordable and trend setting homes catering towards millennials and family professionals.
Angelo Adamo Design – Interlochen Center for the Arts, Michigan
The design and lifestyle studio, led by creative director Angelo Adamo, is based on platforms that he has mastered on reconnecting our human senses and expressions to scent, color, and texture. His programming phase of interior design results into interiors with self-awareness, purpose, and harmonious styles. If you are interested to learn more about Socks Construction residential and commercial packages, please contact Angelo at 231.631-0055.
The Lifestyle Studio will exclusively represent high end luxury brands such as Holland and Sherry, Polywood, Palecek, Farrow & Ball, Rizzoli Books, Trinity Tile, and Angelo Adamo’s private home and body scented label called Opathy.
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Topic art, wallpaper and Asian antiques in modern, western home decor.
Traverse City Designer Angelo Adamo is back from another trip to the Las Vegas Market, and he’s sharing the trends that caught his eye in the video above!
For more design advice, visit Angelo Adamo Design’s blog at angeloondesign.com.
Making the old new again. History repeats itself in life—and apparently in interior design.
If you’re wondering what “art deco” and “mid-century modern” styles are, Interior Designer Angelo Adamo can help with that.
“Designers and buyers are looking for three things in these two styles—comfort, color and texture,” Adamo says.
Or for more about Adamo and his design tips, visit his website and blog at angeloadamodesign.com.
It’s a thrill and an honor to be a part of Andreu World
2019 Catalog, highlighted in their new projects.
It was my vision for the Pike Electric’s IT Department to obtain an uncluttered, fresh, and organized workplace to better support employee communications and task awareness.
All Rockfon ceiling tiles have added acoustical support and Mannington carpet tile have cushioning to absorb noise. The open space environment was ideal for the engineers to gather in smaller or larger groups.
Andreu World’s furniture provided the minimalist palette with European comfort and style that compliments the commercial grade materials and textures selected throughout the project.
JLA delivers quality, sustainable design on an accelerated timeline
JonathanLee Architects (JLA) is breaking new ground in modular construction. Backed by decades ofexperience in residential design and years of research and development, JLA ispioneering new means and methods that save time, conserve resources andminimize waste.
The goal—create a one-stop-shop thatcan produce beautiful, efficient, functional spaces more quickly and moreaffordably than traditional construction methods can.
To that end, JLA is collaborating withAngelo Adamo Design of Traverse City. Angelo is an accomplished designer with akeen eye and a profound understanding of interior spaces and how we experiencethem. A first-generationItalian/Australian, Angelo has established a design philosophy based on the scienceof perception using his modernist approach toward comfortable living. Angelo encouragesmeaningful and harmonious environments by fusing emotions to texture, color andscent.
Together, JLA and Angelo AdamoDesign are transforming an industry—changing not only the way we build, but theway we think about design and the role it plays in our lives.
LIVE & LEARN AT THE LAS VEGAS FURNITURE MARKET – WINTER 2019
The Las Vegas Furniture Market (LVMkt) has become the modern interpreter for natural aesthetic and luxury living furnishings and home décor. LVMkt is an exciting and informative event that’s simple to navigate.
This was my second show as the “Fresh to Follow” and “Instagram Takeover” designer for International Marketing Center (IMC), who is the owner and operator for the market. Discovering new products is important as to getting to know the people behind the brand. For example, Lily from Lily’s Living who is from Beijing, China, has over 20 years of experience as an antique dealer. She is so passionate about her culture. Her goal is to represent Chinese antiques using a European weathered influence so that her products aren’t as bold or rigid as original antiques. She has a wonderful perception for culture and the ability to mix styles and traditions.
As a designer, I am looking for rich subdued hues, soft and warm tones, lush natural materials, and interesting patterns. It’s also important to me to connect with the owner or director so that their products become more then just an object or thing. What I have noticed about this market is that it isn’t just about furnishings or home décor. It is also about the people.
Top Trends from the Winter Market 2019
- Angelo’s top art
Eric and Jenny from St George, Utah created “You Be Are” in 2013. They offer the best of topic art with modern and tradition settings like my favorite, the Blue Agave. The composition of clean backgrounds with vibrant subjects can be applied to many styles of interiors.
- Angelo’s top Wallpaper
Self adhesive wallpaper is genius! Great for apartment living or rentals. Adding texture to a wall is no longer a hindrance. Twin sisters from New Jersey, Jennifer and Julia, started Tempapar in 2009 and have influenced designers in wall patterns and textures. My favorite is L’AMOUR in metallic gold and white.
- Angelos’s top Gift
It’s so inspiring to hear about two teen sisters, Isabel and Caroline, that created a booming business called daBOMB. Each fragrant fizzer is made by hand in the USA and has something fun inside when dissolved. It smells great too! My kids are now going to enjoy taking baths.
- Angelo’s top Fine Furnishing
Handley Drive provides quality inspired interior furnishings. Business partners, Rick and Don, design furniture that’s to human scale, ideal for urban apartment living. The attention to detail is impeccable and their use of color is soothing and attractive.
- Angelo’s top Home Furnishing
Lily’s Living is where the influence of antiques in the east meets the weathered finishes of the west. Her furniture is comfortable, especially the Naples slipcover sofa with whitewash linen fabrics and contemporary piping. Products also range from traditional Chinese pottery to farmhouse lighting.
- Angelo’s top Home Décor
Meeting Claire Summers, who is also an Aussie, was such an heartening moment. She founded Gratitude Glass Jars, an act that allows you to capture the spirit of living, celebrating life events, sharing memories and expressing words of love in jar. Such a brilliant idea that administers a better way of life and a use for a jar!
Angelo’s Honorable Selections
Currey & Company still leads the way in lighting fixtures. You can find materials like marine rope, brass, stained glass, metal, natural woods, and porcelain. Products are appealing because most fixtures are perfectly scaled for either large or small rooms. Great use of mixed materials is a highlight as well.
I was impressed with Feizy handmade rugs. Inky charcoal warm beige and inviting ivory create an approachable neutral palette in the Phoenix Collection. Handwoven of wool and cotton these tonal flatweaves feature easy-to-decorate with geometric motifs that seamlessly integrate into transitional and contemporary spaces alike with alluring textures that add intrigue.
Everything about Palecek is stunning. Their distinctive furniture, lighting, and accessories are amongst the most beautiful and elegantly manufactured. The use of natural materials is incorporated throughout their product line.
Bungalow 5 has the best of metropolitan style furnishings. The new Hunter collection takes its inspiration from a neo-classical design using fine leather and custom-cast metal fixtures and hardware.
Fresh to Follow
I was fortunate to be a participant of the “Fresh to Follow” panel with the talented Breegan Jane and Jannicke Ramso. It was a productive session because the crowd asked questions on how to get an edge into todays interior design market. I think the common thread to become a competitive designer is to understand your values and evaluate your strategies towards branding. We all understand that styles and trends are subjective. What’s necessary is to develop a storyline that the client can relate to and live with. It would also help to attend the LVMkt and introduce yourself to new creative ideas and the people involved.
Thank you for reading my updates from the Winter Market 2019 and please feel free to contact me if you have questions regarding this blog.
Video link of Angelo at the LVMkt Winter Market
I am thrilled to announce my new partnership with Socks Construction with the formation of Design Elemental, a design-build-live studio. The studio will include luxury retail, interior design and architectural services, and the revolutionary build method called Component Construction.
As Creative Director for Socks Construction, I am leading the branding development for Design Elemental’s exclusive ceramic tiles, plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, and home scent and body products labeled Adamo – (my last name which is Latin for people).
Design Elemental is currently producing a new website which is due to be released before the opening of the studio during summer 2020. Please follow us via Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.
For my information on Design Elemental, visit www.angeloadamodesign.com . Contact me direct at email@example.com for branding or business opportunities.
Of all the changes to the outdoor industry over the last decade, one that seems to only grow in scope is the influence of interior designers. Visit most any market showroom, and you’re bound to hear about the line’s designer-friendly options— read customizable and available for one-off orders. And the markets themselves have put considerable weight toward drawing these all-important buyers. “We have seen a tremendous shift in the way market operates over the last two decades, and increased designer attendance is certainly one of the top contributing factors,” says Tom Conley, president and CEO, High Point Market Authority. “We’ve seen manufacturers shift their entire business model to become more designer-friendly, opening up new revenue streams while also broadening product selection for designers. It’s been a very positive change for market, as well as the overall industry.” With a more sophisticated and informed consumer base thanks to the prevalence of design media such as HGTV, Houzz and Pinterest, the appetite for outdoor spaces with a bit more panache than the usual matchy-matchy patio group has put designers in high demand. “We see design professionals as an important and growing segment for outdoor and casual furnishings,” says Tim Newton, president, Watermark Living. “As outdoor spaces become more curated and the options available for decor are greater, the use of designers in residential, as well as contract applications, becomes more important.” For the casual category, designers represent a previously untapped source
of revenue, particularly for high-end manufacturers and those nimble enough to offer custom options. And even retailers get in on the action, with savvy store owners partnering with interior designers on both residential and contract projects or even hiring them on staff to offer design services to their customers. “We focus on this with designer inspired accessories, furnishing designs and fabric selections,” Newton says. “We also accommodate this segment with our designer-friendly looks and the ability to mix and match our product offerings. We also hand-craft custom cushions in Florida. Designer options can be added to cushions without an up-charge, including contrasting welt, buttons or ties.” Casual companies are joining forces with designers, too, for licensed lines like the Barclay Butera collection for Castelle, and for partnerships like Polywood’s new Design Ambassador program. Inaugural ambassadors Shayla Copas, Angelo Adamo and Farah Merhi will collaborate with Polywood on a variety of projects over the coming year. “We believe the collaborations with our design ambassadors will take our merchandising to the next level,” says Megan Pierson, SVP of business development, Polywood. Also recognizing the importance of designers, trade shows like High Point Market, Casual Market Chicago, Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market added programming and events centered on designers. During the last Casual Market Chicago, theMART’s Design Center hosted Designer Day, which was just the latest part of the center’s year-round outreach to the design community. “The desire for sophisticated and thoughtful outdoor living spaces continues with no sign of slowing down,” says Beth Hicks, managing director, marketing, The Design Center and Casual Market Chicago. “The Design Center at theMART has 50 showrooms dedicated to outdoor furnishings that work with designers year-round for custom projects. As a result, we remain committed to offering programming created with designers in mind. “For instance, in March 2019, we host the Outdoor Design Conference—a one-day event dedicated to designers and trends/techniques around outdoor spaces. That commitment continues with Casual Market Chicago, welcoming over 250 exhibitors this September. It’s a natural fit to invite designers to experience the latest trends and product launches during the show.” And Atlanta, High Point and Las Vegas offer a spate of educational sessions that allow designers to learn, earn CEUs and immerse themselves in showrooms they might not ordinarily visit. “Designers shop market differently than retailers, and also have different expectations in terms of educational and social offerings,” says Conley. “Their interest in making market more of an experience—with a balance of product, education and networking—has had a transformative effect.” Casual companies capitalize on that trend with designer events. At the winter Las Vegas Market, OW Lee hosted a discussion with Casual Living and Designers Today featuring designers Breegan Jane, John Cialone, Michele Plachter and Libby Langdon on creating continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces. “Designers are an important avenue of business for OW Lee, and a lot of them are learning how lucrative the outdoor room can be,” says Leisa McCollister, vice president of marketing, OW Lee. “We market our brand to designers and educate them on the differences between indoor and outdoor. We also encourage designers to work with specialty dealers to ensure the best service and smooth delivery.” Watermark Living hosts an outdoor design event in April (see below)—further proof the designer impact on the industry isn’t merely a passing trend—it’s a business shift that’s here to stay. WANT MORE? Casual Living Editor in Chief Jennifer Bringle moderates a panel discussion with designers Libby Langdon, Christopher Grubb and Stephanie James on “Exterior Design: How to Create a Curated Look,” Sunday, April 7, noon-1 p.m. in the Watermark Living showroom (205 S. Main St.). Lunch will be served. Space is limited; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.