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Join Us for Fall Market 2019

PRACTICAL MAGIC: Elevating Our Lives with Design
Moderator: Erika Heet, Editor-in-Chief, Interiors
Panelists: Natasha Baradaran, Paul Fortune, Thomas Lavin

Thursday, September 26 | 3PM
PDC 5th Floor Atrium

Presented by Interiors Magazine

Design is all around us, influencing and reflecting our habits and choices every day. Eschewing the Instagram illusion of “perfection,” we get real on the true meaning of living well and design’s role as the catalyst. Join Interiors Editor-in-Chief Erika Heet, designer Natasha Baradaran, designer and author Paul Fortune and tastemaker Thomas Lavin as they allow us a glimpse into their processes and philosophies of curating the good life. We’ll peel back the layers of the glitz, glamour and gloss of the design world to find its true core, with an organic, grounded exploration of the simple realities of design’s place in a truly fulfilling existence.

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POST RECEPTION featuring a book signing with Paul Fortune follows at Thomas Lavin, Suite B310

Thomas Lavin hosts the Interiors Magazine keynote reception with Editor-in-Chief Erika Heet and co-panelists Natasha Baradaran and Paul Fortune, who will be signing his new book Notes on Decor.

While at the reception, come celebrate the inaugural Thomas Lavin Kiosk Design Competition and discover the winning Dream Room created by a Next Gen Designer as voted by the keynote panelists.

See you there!

Next Gen Dream Room Design Competition

Design The Room of Your Dreams with Thomas Lavin!

And get your name in front of tastemakers, key decision makers, industry VIPs, and potential clients: The winning design will be showcased to the design world in Thomas Lavin’s third floor kiosk at the Pacific Design Center for three months.

The winning submission will be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges: Thomas himself, Interiors magazine editor-in-chief Erika Heet, and designers Natasha Baradan and Paul Fortune. They will announce the winner during PDC Fall Market on September 26 at a party hosted by Interiors magazine and Thomas Lavin. At the party, and throughout the day-long market, ALL submissions will be on display at the showroom.

Rules & Guidelines:

• Use ONLY lines represented at Thomas Lavin to create your dream room—bedroom, living room, whatever you have been fantasizing about.

• Design MUST include 2-3 pieces featured on the showroom floor (at the PDC or the Laguna Design Center). These will be utilized alongside sketch in the kiosk displaying the winning entry.

• You can spec all other pieces in your dream room with finishes and materials that are different from floor samples, but ALL must be available through Thomas Lavin. Be sure to check out the Thomas Lavin textile, wall & floor covering, accessory, and art options for inspiration.

• Submit a ONE-PAGE PDF or JPEG of your beautiful room—this could be a rendering, a painting, a sketch, a collage, etc.

• Be sure to include on the PDF a legible representation of your name and/or company name. We will be displaying submissions in the showroom and want everyone to know your name!

• After winning design is announced, the lucky designer will translate their sketch into a design suitable for installation in the 7’W x 3’D x 10’H kiosk and will work with the Thomas Lavin team to resource assets from the showroom.

To participate, submit your dream room by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 to

Questions? Contact your salesperson. 310 278 2456