Fall Market rapidly came and went, enlightening us all on design concepts. For over 20 years, Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) has catered to the design community with the most coveted showrooms and campus amenities attracting an international scope of architects, decorators and dealers and enthusiasts. DCOTA, located in the heart of South Florida, is part of the Cohen Design Center quartet with sister locations in Manhattan (D & D Building), in West Hollywood, California (Pacific Design Center), and in Houston, Texas (Decorative Center Houston).
(Design Center of Americas)
This week, in Miami, was the kick off to this year’s market with an exhibit featuring the stunning photographs of Scott Frances on Wednesday evening. Ocean Drive presented “Awareness of Detail” with moderator and Standard collaborator John Lin (also Style Editor at Ocean Drive). Panelists included Barbara Barry and Scott Frances. To put it simply, John Lin delved into the minds of Barbara Barry and Scott Frances and their awareness to detail. These two creative minds focus on the refinement and precision of proportion and line in their fields. Perfection is something these two are familiar with as they are both adamant that it is the smallest finishing touches that create the final masterpiece. Barbara creates while Scott captures the moment.
The other major happening was called “Colorful Characters” with John Lin moderating and panelists Eileen Kathryn Boyd and Windsor Smith. Who says fall colors have to be burgundies and browns? Certainly not the hot blooded panelists. These characters are known for lighting up a room with their bright and bold palettes and prints. John Lin walked the audience through their creative process in developing their fearless, unique and expressive styles. All in all, a major success.