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Decorative Arts Society presents Philip Mitchell

Decorative Arts Society (DARTS), a Newport Beach-based philanthropic organization dedicated to arts appreciation and supporting local non-profits that primarily benefit women, families and children in need, has announced its 2022-23 Speaker Series.

Featuring a line-up of renowned interior designers and authors, the annual Speaker Series returns this fall on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 9:15 a.m. at Regal Edwards Big Newport. Attendance is free for DARTS members and $75 for non-members.

“We’re excited for this season’s Speaker Series, where we’ll bring the community a respected array of experts in art and interior design,” said DARTS president Madeline Hayward. “These inspiring speakers are nationally and even internationally known for their style, design, and the books they’ve authored, so we look forward to hearing their stories and insights.”

Membership fees for DARTS help fund their grant program, which has provided more than $3.6 million to women, family and children’s charities in Orange County since its inception more than 25 years ago. DARTS recently announced donations of $275,000 in grants to Orange County non-profits.

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, Philip Mitchell is the featured speaker.

Decoratve Arts Society Mitchell

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Philip Mitchell

Mitchell has made a name for himself as a modern maximalist master. Renowned for his passion and energy, his approach to design is contemporary with a distinctive, casually elegant, layered style. His almost encyclopedic knowledge of design, architecture, art, textiles and historical reference, becomes an unforgettable journey for clients all over the world as they collaborate on projects of any scale.

Mitchell has been honored twice as one of the Top 100 Designers of the World by Andrew Martin Awards and is continuously named one of the Top 25 Designers by House & Home Magazine. His passion for restoration has been recognized with numerous historic preservation awards and he has been invited twice to participate in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Mitchell’s work has been widely celebrated in magazines, newspapers, books and online, including Veranda, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and others. He established his design firm in 2002, which now has locations in New York City, Toronto, and on the east coast of Canada.

For more information on the Decorative Arts Society and membership opportunities, visit and follow the organization on Instagram or Facebook at @decorativeartssociety.

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