Bio: Doug Weiss has been in the design industry since 1992 and founded Doug Weiss Interiors in 1996. For Weiss, a Vancouver native and former professional ballet dancer, the principal challenge of interior design is combining contemporary lifestyles with elements of the past into rooms that are warm, comfortable and timeless – a style he refers to as “new traditional.” Quality and sophistication – including rich colors, an expert eye on scale, distinctive textures and exceptional craftsmanship – are the hallmarks of his style.
Doug participated in the 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008 Atlanta Symphony Decorators’ Show House; the 2001 Childkind’s Holiday House; the 2004 Alliance Children’s Theater Christmas Show House; the DIFFA 2002, 2005 and 2007 “Dining by Design,” and the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 2008 Christmas Show House. His kitchen was featured in the 2006 Atlanta Jr. League’s kitchen tour. His work has also been featured on television’s House Smart with Lynette Jennings, on the DIY channel’s Lighting Design, in The Atlanta Home Book, and in the Atlanta Design Index.
The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) nominated Doug Weiss for Designer of the Year in 2004.
Feature publications include: Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles; Atlanta Magazine’s Home; Atlanta Journal & Constitution; Décor; Trends; and Traditional Home. Additionally Doug is featured in the 2006 coffee table book Designer Showcase Interior Design at its Best, as well as Visions of Design (2009), which highlights some of the top interior designers across the country.
Doug and his partner Chris Casey, Patrons of both the Atlanta Opera and the Atlanta Ballet, are Chairing this year's Opera Ball "Puccini's Palazzo" to be held on October 26th at the St. Regis in Atlanta, GA.
ArtCAN is a unique and original fund raising event that features a fine art auction and original performances from selected acclaimed performing and visual artists from around the world who have been closely affected by cancer.