The Agenda: WestEdge Design Fair, Fall Antiques Show, and Timothy CorriganAuthor:Allison McCarthy
It’s not a textbook trade show—the second annual WestEdge Design Fair is geared to both industry professionals and design enthusiasts looking to outfit their homes. The event floor will have the usual 150-plus exhibitors, but the highlights are Friday’s opening party benefiting the A+D Museum in LA (where you can enter to win tickets to Modernism Week in Palm Springs) and the weekend’s panel discussions. Check out “The Art of Entertaining in California” presented by California Home + Design’s very own Jennifer Mehditash and “Rock Star Architecture: Creative Design for Recording Business” whether or not you’re in the music biz. And don’t miss “SuperPAC,” the group exhibit curated by Design Milk.
When: Thurs. 10/16 – Sun. 10/19
Where: Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica
Everyone who’s anyone in the design community knows that the SF Fall Antiques Show is a must-attend. This year’s exhibit theme, “Rush of Gold: Precious Metals in Art and Antiques” is a nod to the city’s history, specifically the Gold Rush of 1849 and the Silver Rush of 1881. Both periods shaped the economy and industry of what has come to include the entire Bay Area. See, through a showcase of jewelry and objets d’art, how California came to be known as The Golden State and still upholds the nickname today.
When: Thurs. 10/23 – Sun. 10/26
Where: Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St., San Francisco
Timothy Corrigan, hailed as “Today’s Tastemaker” by Architectural Digest, has penned his first book, An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luce (published by Rizzoli). In it, he provides instruction in the art of French decoration by retelling the story of his beloved chateau. Pick up a copy and get in line for his John Hancock.
When: Tues. 10/14
Where: Edwards Big Newport Theatre, 300 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach
This year’s Junior League of San Francisco home tour is appropriately themed after its neighborhood inspiration. “Anchored in Tradition” takes guests on a self-guided tour of five residences in the Marina, all representing a range of size, architecture, and decor. Look out for well-known Bay Area designers featured throughout the show.
When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. 10/18
Where: Location details upon ticket purchase; Marina District, San Francisco
For designers, color theory is paramount to creating successful interiors. At this exhibit, art and design enthusiasts can explore the spectrum and moods of color—from tonal ranges to the nuances of pigment—from the artist’s perspective.
When: Through Sun. 11/9
Where: Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles
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