Fall Market: D&D Building – “Live from New York”

Happy Thursday!  I’ve been busy in NYC attending D&D Building Fall Market – Live From New York.     It was the perfect opportunity to get out of office and see old friends and find inspiration.

My top 5 reasons why I love Fall Market: D&D Live from New York

NO. 5   Reason Why I love D&D Fall Market: New Fabric Collections -Alessandra Branca  for  Schumacher  collection combines old classics in vibrant colors and larger prints for an updated look.  The fabrics are soft, luxurious, yet approachable.


Oceania Cruises has partnered with Kravet for a collection of indoor/outdoor fabrics, inspired by the sea, that represent the timeless luxury of international travel.


Pollack Showroom: The Makers Collection – Five artists and the Pollack Studio produce thirteen distinctive fabrics.  I enjoyed the panel discussion on the crossover between designing for fashion and home, lead my the charming Jennifer Mehditash of the blog Dec-a-Porter.  Individually the fabrics are a work of art.


Meeting  the lovely Peggy Platner and debuting her collection by Gaetano in the Pierre Frey showroom.   The fabrics are sophisticated yet refined  for casual living.

NO. 4 Reason Why I love D&D Fall Market:

The Panel Discussions:  Donghia Inc.- Susanna Salk , Jill Cohen Elle Cullman, Thom Felicia, Gary McBournie and David Scott: Creating a Monograph Books as a Centerpiece for Brand Marketing.  I took away some great tips on what the publishers want from you before you pitch your book idea.


J. Robert Scott: Protecting Original Design in age of Knock-offs. The legal side of design.  The importance of registering your designs early,  patents and copyrights in order to protect yourself.  Interesting discussion on how editors and publishers and the industry need to highlight innovation, not knock-offs.

Robert Allen/Beacon Hill: Don’t Hate the Players -Barbara Viteri, founder of Viteri Style Management LLC, lead a lively discussion with Designers Jennifer Flanders, Cory Damen Jenkins and Tamara Magel.  With standing room only, the conversation grew more interesting  with Viteri’s energy and style.

NO. 3 Reason Why I love D&D Fall Market: Hands On – Gracie Showroom – I couldn’t pass the opportunity to be surrounded by the exquisite Gracie hand-painted wallpaper.


Artist, Yen Ming Tsai taught us the technique of hand painting 18th-century style Chinese flowers and birds.  Asked how many years he’s being painting, over 40 years.


NO. 2 Reason Why I love D&D Fall Market: Book Signings – Aerin Lauder exudes elegance in the showroom and the cover of her new book.  While the line of Mario Buatta was long, it was worth the wait.  Taking a picture with Mario Buatta and Tom Scheerer, priceless.

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NO. 1 Reason Why I love D&D Fall Market: –  At market we celebrate design while giving back to the community.

Sara Gore of LX.TV,  joined Bunny Williams, Anthony Baratta, and Jamie Drake,  in an panel moderated by Cottages & Garden’s Marianne Howatson  to discuss the inspiration and design concepts of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.   The project was conceived by Cary Kravet.


The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, Project Design 2013 is the perfect opportunity to celebrate life and design while helping families. I hope to see you there.

There are various events occurring simultaneously at market.  It was hard to attend them all.  A special thanks to the Kravet family and the many showrooms, designers and   behind the scene participants who played a part in putting Fall Market together.  It was a fantastic experience.


About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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