The main goods: We represent several industry-leading manufacturers, such as William Switzer, Interior Crafts, Chip + Company and Maya Romanoff. The showroom's main artist is Colombian-born Esteban Patino, whose work was recently featured in the "Sprawl" exhibit at the High Museum of Art.
Known for: The showroom's living wall that lights up the main ADAC atrium. Originally, there was a graffiti mural depicting the Atlanta cityscape. The most recent installation is a bold comic strip, featuring a journey through the showroom.
Other favorites: The Balinese artifacts and found objects from Chip + Company. They bring a necessary and curated layer to the showroom.
Popular gift items: Vintage Emilio Pucci and Vera Neumann scarfs made into throw pillows ($500 to $600 each).
People would be surprised to learn …: We carry gallery and museum quality artwork. People don't think of ADAC as a destination for art. "We're intent on changing that perception."
Local artists/sculptors we represent: Esteban Patino, Todd Alexander, Dane Jefferson, Bruno Armesto, Emily Humphreys, Eunice Chang and Brycedius Samples.
Always on the hunt for: Anything you won't see anywhere else in Atlanta.
Claim to fame: Bringing an urban grittiness to ADAC. The graffiti mural made a pretty big statement. "'This is not your grandmother's showroom' is a comment we have heard many times."
As seen in: Elle Decor, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Atlanta Magazine Home and Modern Luxury Atlanta.
Favorite Atlanta-area home/design stores (other than my own): Paris on Ponce and Scott's Antique Market.
Every room needs: Accessories that are old and collected.
Design pet peeve: Playing it safe. Yaaaawwwn …
Current design obsession: Organic Modern. It doesn't have to be shiny and smooth to be modern.
New (or re-emerging) designs I like: French Moderne furniture from the 1930s and 1940s. Timeless design.
Designs I am glad to see go: Stuffy traditional.
Unusual request: A designer wanted a sectional sofa for under $2,500, including fabric. We sent her to Rooms to Go.
Biggest design mistake I have made: Trying to follow design trends.
Biggest mistake homeowners make: Trying to copy a page out of a magazine or catalog.
Favorite piece in my home: A vintage 1920s ad poster from Paris of a Mexican brand of Chocolate.
Can't stop buying: Vintage amber cocktail glassware.
Dream project: Designing a boutique hotel.
Latest project: The large, comic strip mural in the showroom, featuring Sasha, the new spokesperson for the showroom.
Find Martin Nash at:
• Website: www.martinnash.com
• Facebook: Martin Nash Showroom
• Instagram: martin.nash
• Twitter: MartinNashADAC