Last night we attended an event put on by Elle Decor called Women In Design in which women all of all ages grabbed some sparkling water and white wine and listened to a panel discussion about interior design and architecture from the female standpoint. On the panel were, Annabelle Seldorf, Bunny Williams, Celerie Kemble, and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley. Rowley talked about her move from an all-white loft apartment (pre-children) to a townhouse with hardwood floors (post-children) and the tendency for elements of her collection to make their way into her home decor. The event included Elle Decor's first annual award for outstanding achievement in design, called the Vision Award, which was earned by Paula S. Wallace, who is the co-founder and President of the largest art and design college in America, namely, Savannah College of Art and Design. The women, led in discussion by Elle Decor's Editor in Chief, Margaret Russell (left), spoke about a range of topics including the recession and the challenges of working with demanding clients. Although not much of the conversation focused, in particular, on their perspectives as women, the point was taken that those who sat on the stage had more than earned their powerful positions in design. To read press literature from the event, click here.
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