TUESDAY, Global Inspiration Comes Home with Moderator, Anthony Baratta


Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm


Global Inspiration Comes Home with Moderator, Anthony Baratta


Moderated by

Anthony Baratta,  

esteemed designer & owner of Anthony Baratta, 

our highly successful panelists will discuss & offer an in-depth look 

of trade show trends from every continent. 

Find out how they interpret those trends and discover ways you can apply it to the business of design & furnishings here at home.



Anthony Baratta is one of most celebrated and respected interior designers with a global following of an unprecedented number of loyal and steadfast fans. Combining his talents with William Diamond, their firm, Diamond Baratta Design, created colorful and luxurious interiors. Baratta's signature East-Coast-Chic style, charming demeanor, and gracious humility have solidified his place in design history. In 2003, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum celebrated the firm's work in their National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now. Traditional Home named William and Anthony one of their "20 Design Icons," and even won Benjamin Moore's coveted "Hue Award" for lifetime achievement in design. Upon William's retirement, Anthony now carries on the work of the firm with his new company Anthony Baratta. Anthony is collaborating with industry leaders to create spectacular branded collections of licensed product; everything from new fabrics, to furniture, to carpets, tabletop and more under the Anthony Baratta brand. Baratta is especially proud of his two books with William: Diamond Baratta Design, Bullfinch Press and All American, Pointed Leaf Press.


Nancy Fire

Lifestyle Designer, interior design expert, and creative mind Nancy Fire is a juggernaut of the interior design industry. She has been consulting, designing, and launching successful product lines for over 30 years - Founder of Design Works International, - a "diversified creative think-tank" that consults and workshops with some of the premier talent in the world - Nancy's specialties include trend presentations, print/color direction, and graphics amongst a multitude of other skills. Nancy is the design director for HGTV HOME, a prestigious title at the go-to interior design source for millions of Americans. Nancy carries significant clout and authority, holding positions with some of the most prominent design companies. She is one of the true "movers-and-shakers" of the interior design industry

Tamara Stephenson

Tamara Matthews-Stephenson is a NYC residential interior designer, freelance writer, author of popular design blog Nest by Tamara and co-owner product designer of home fabric company Root Cellar Designs. Nest by Tamara was voted #1 design blog by design site Modenus' Top 100 design blogs. Tamara utilizes her astute sense of color, education and creativity to design homes often with a classic foundation, but well edited, quirky, and have a layered sophistication and "lived in" feeling.  

Leslie Young Zarra 

Cliff Young's daughter, Leslie Young, followed early in his footsteps, learning the ins and outs of the furniture and design industry, along with the skills of listening and translating a client's vision and needs for the home into unique furniture designs. She joined the firm in 1988 and soon enough started making her mark with a higher sensibility in terms of changing lifestyle trends impacting the furniture business.


Before March 12th :

IFDA Members: $25

IFDA Student Members  Free 

Non-Member Guests $40

Non-Member Students: $10


After March 12th:

IFDA Members $45

IFDA Student Members $10

Non-Member Guests $60

Non-Member Students: $20

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