July 13, 2018 Michelle Dunaway, Emily DeRuiter
We are lucky to meet people from all walks of life, including a man who hails from South Australia that now calls Northern Michigan home.
Angelo Adamo is an interior designer—and he is re-making the interior of his new Traverse City home into something of his very own.
Adamo has promised to allow us to watch his progress and pick up some pro advice along the way.
His first bit of advice on what’s hot in interior colors right now are milky white and chocolate browns, both of which he says work well with natural materials like timber.
Watch the video above to learn more about how he intends to brighten up and modernize the interior of his home, and stick with ‘the four’ to see his progress as his work continues.
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Angelo Adamo grew up in Australia, went on to work with olympians as a sports scientist, and later found his passion in interior design. Today, as a designer and blogger, Adamo faces no shortage of inspiration. He draws from his diverse background, experiences, and surroundings to create memorable and meaningful designs for his clients.
We recently chatted with Adamo to learn more about his design philosophy, how he gets inspired, and how he finds balance between creativity and the business side of design.
Continue reading “Design Manager ‘s Blog – Creative Conversations with Angelo Adamo”
Its been 22 years since I left Australia and when I met my wife in Chicago. This is our home that has been built on emotion, love, and finding the perfect scenario.
I hope you are enjoying building memories as much as we are. Check out the very cool dreamwave song by Alex – AA
An amazing beach resort, Port Elliot, South Australia.
Joseph Vineyard – McLaren Vale, South Australia
I am not sure if I am still jet lagged from my trip back home to Adelaide that I last visited 7 years ago but I am feeling an out-of-body experience. Memories that I have kept with me since leaving Australia in 1996 I have now shared with my two beautiful daughters and wife. My appreciation for my family and the landscape for Adelaide is now deeper with even a greater bond between my heritage and land.
My favorite restaurant in the world – The Star of Greece, Aldinga Beach, South Australia
This closeness has helped me develop a sensitivity to time and how we perceive our surroundings. Building such memories filled with passion and emotion has given me a better understanding of the elements which affects our senses relating to the way we live and grow.
The Central Market has a lot of memories for me as a child. The aromas and visuals are remarkable. Adelaide, South Australia
Design to Create Memories is my philosophy that I have established as a designer in the USA. It’s the ability to connect to our senses in order to create an interior that relates to your story or perception.
The streets of downtown Adelaide.
“It’s design that goes beyond the things themselves, that looks at the people, the needs of changing world searching for new signals, as well as at beauty and emotion in the everyday things”.
The cosmopolitan vide of Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia.
Reaching a certain level of clarity is the key to meet the requirements when designing a space either for residential, workplace, or commercial interiors. Also, its important to establish relationships with the furniture markets, especially The High Point and Las Vegas Furniture Markets, that can bridge the search for culture experiences and to ignite a network of creative designers and businesses of the furniture and interior industry. These efforts will enable you to enhance the design to reach the full potential for positive memories and enjoyment for the client.
The Cube – A building concept that is inspired by the complexities of winemaking. d’Arenberg Vineyards, McLaren Vale, South Australia.
I have refueled my memories from the 2018 Aussie trip and I am now ready to present Design to Create Memories at the High Point Furniture Market on April 15th, and to be a part of a talented pool of designers for the Instagram Takeover for #DesignOnHPMkt.
The Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, South Australia.
My sacred space, The Botanical Gardens. The McLaren Basin, Aldinga, South Australia.
The place where I connect to all of my senses – Grange Jetty, Grange, South Australia.
I was listening to this band called Mane on the radio in Adelaide during my visit so I will always remember this song.
“The talented Adelaide based goth pop group Mane, aka Paige Renee Court, has quickly developed a sound most artists spend a career trying to perfect. The singer builds immersive soundscapes with her haunting and distinctive vocals, which weave through dark electronic sounds.” (The Music.com.au)
Let the walkabout continue!
Its been 8 years since I left Adelaide and my family. I now embark a return journey with two beautiful girls and a dear and wonderful wife. This is the world that I grew up dreaming and thinking about the importance of space that we live and work in. Family and tradition is the keystone in making the right choices in life and how you design your way of thoughts. I can’t wait for my children to feel the same way as I do. More information on Adelaide to come.
A beautiful score from Alexandre Desplat for the movie The Shape of Water. This music reminds me of Adelaide and the adventures I have had with my Italian family. I hope you enjoy!