Born in London to a British father and German mother, Martin Nash was instilled with an appreciative aesthetic while being raised in Atlanta. Nash holds an Interior Design degree from the Art Institute of Atlanta, and after working for premier ADAC showrooms for 16 years, Martin along with best friend and business partner, designer Dee Simmons, launched the Martin Nash showroom in May, 2013. The eclectic mix of furniture, lighting, wallcoverings and curated objects creates a vibe that is "Urban, Organic and Groovy!" Nash's vision to bring a new, fresh energy to ADAC is highlighted by a twenty foot "Living Wall" which lights up the main ADAC atrium. Originally a Graffiti mural depicting the Atlanta cityscape, the most recent installation is a comic strip featuring a journey through the showroom. These bold statements of unexpected and revolutionary design changed the dynamics of ADAC and the surrounding design community.
Originally from Mississippi, Dee brought her southern accent, charm and style to Atlanta in her early 20’s to begin her career at a large design firm. She gained invaluable experience and knowledge, and eventually started her own firm, Dee Simmons Interiors, on St. Simons Island, GA in 2012. Her passion for design, sophisticated eye, and her entrepreneurial spirit was the perfect dynamic to collaborate with Martin Nash.
As they were launching the showroom, Dee’s eponymous line, Delinah Simmons, was created. In addition to her luxurious textiles, Dee’s love of travel and fashion expanded the line to add a boutique collection of custom designed rugs, vintage carpets and found treasures from around the world.
Dee also owns a pop-up-shop on St. Simons Island known as Objects, where one-of-a-kind accessories and home furnishings highlight her eclectic style.