ASID Holiday Party at Jonathan Adler Boutique on Madison
Last night, the Metro branch of the American Society of Interior Designers hosted their annual holiday party. It was a soiree attended by many of ASID’s premier members and their following of fabulous designers.
The highlight of the evening was the venue itself: Jonathan Adler’s namesake boutique on Madison. An iconic potter, designer, author, and personality, Adler’s work is as eclectic as his background. His signature ceramic pieces were on hand, displaying a kitsch collection of animal ornaments just in time for the holidays.
Tribal prints and textiles were featured all around, with bright, surprising designs on blankets, duvets, pillow covers and table accents.
In one display, these pops of color were paired with Jonathan Adler rugs and a reproduction Moroccan rug, showcasing the spectacular way such pieces balance modern with vintage.
Sadly, his collection was the only bit of Adler guests saw during the event, as the man himself was not on hand.
But the boutique was crowded nonetheless with distinguished designers including Maggie Cohen and Alma Nugent, Robert Upton from Benjamin Moore Paints, as well as a number of ASID’s officers.
Representing more than 30,000 members, ASID is the oldest and largest professional organization for interior designers. The association has 48 chapters across the nation, and more than 450 international members. Building on that solid presence, ASID works to establish a common identity for professionals and businesses in the field.
ASID President Jacqueline Hosford was the evening’s gracious host, and used the evening to introduce president-elect, Susan Anthony. Taking a break from her official duties, Hosford, expressed her love of rugs.
An interior designer whose background is in construction, she admitted to oftentimes buying a rug first, then designing the room around it. A woman after our own hearts, as Nazmiyal’s Omri Schwartz says, “That’s the way it should be.”