A preliminary conference line-up has been announced for Cabinets & Closets 2016. Keynote speakers include closet luminary Lisa Adams, president of LA Closet Design; and famed custom cabinetry builder John McDonald of Semihandmade Cabinets. A high-profile "designer to the stars," Adams has raised the professional stature of closet and home storage design through her striking projects and inventive use of materials, lighting and design.

Headline Speakers at Cabinets & Closets 2016

Lisa Adams launched LA Closet Design in 2007 with the intention of revolutionizing the concept of closets. Since then, a roster of celebrities, designers, architects and homeowners of all stripes have engaged Lisa’s services to create customized, often high tech and environmentally friendly wardrobe spaces that add real value to the home, improve a homeowners living experience and add style and flair to what is one of the most important spaces in a house.

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Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii,  Adams earned her BA in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and then an MBA from Malibu’s Pepperdine University. Though a science major, Lisa knew she possessed an unusual blend of left and right-brain traits. As a dedicated follower of fashion, style and décor, she decided that design, with its combination of creative inspiration and disciplined details would be an ideal fit for her personal and professional passions.

Observing the public’s growing obsession with functional spaces such as kitchens and baths, she began to notice that there was yet one more under-utilized and misunderstood room to be explored: the closet. Coat closets, master wardrobes, laundry rooms, kids closets – many were functionally and aesthetically in the dark ages. Lisa says she decided it was time to reinvent the closet into spaces that were highly functional, uber-organized and utterly beautiful. See more of Lisa's work at LA Closet Design.

Also headlining the program will be JohnMcDonald, founder and president of Semihandmade

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The conference and exposition for closet designers and custom and cabinetry builders also includes a finishing track for the first time this year.

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Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo takes place at the March 22-24 in Pasadena, CA. The day-long conference program will be held March 22 at the Conference Building of the Pasadena Convention Center; Cabinets & Closets Expo takes place March 23-24 in Halls A and B.

Again for 2016, the Association of Closet & Storage Professionals is partnering with Woodworking Network in developing the Closets Conference track. And the Cabinet Makers Association is partnering in the development of the Cabinet Conference track.

 

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