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Ivy’s Guide to Fall High Point Market 2018

Ivy's Guide to Fall High Point Market 2018

 

For a designer, High Point Market is the ultimate design haven. In fact, High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show on the globe, attracting more than 75,000 people to High Point, NC twice a year. It’s the go-to market to strengthen relationships with vendors, discover new ones, attend educational seminars, and connect with other professionals in the industry. Fall High Point Market, running October 13 – October 17, 2018, will be producing eight designer-hosted tours and 24 CEU-accredited seminars that’ll empower designers and retailers to enrich their knowledge with business strategies, trends, and forecasts. Register for passes here.

 

There’s a lot to cover in just a few days so we put together this guide so you can map out your High Point Market experience in advance. Review all programming and events here.

 


 

Ivy’s Events You Need to Know About

 

Stop by and Get Your Ivy Demo In-Person

Saturday, October 13 – Sunday, October 14 | Abbyson Showroom IHFC, C1156

Considering an Ivy membership but have some questions? We know your time is precious so make time for a short Ivy demo in-between your vendor appointments. This is your chance to learn Ivy inside and out, in-person, and get your questions answered.

 

Put your name on the list so we can save you a spot for one of the times listed below. You won’t want to leave HPMKT without an Ivy membership!

  • Saturday, 10/13 at 11am ET
  • Saturday, 10/13 at 1pm ET
  • Saturday, 10/13 at 3pm ET
  • Sunday, 10/14 at 11am ET
  • Sunday, 10/14 at 1pm ET
  • Sunday, 10/14 at 3pm ET

 

Ivy Demo Day Fall HPMKT 2018

 

The Key Ingredients To Building A Successful Interior Design Business

Sunday, October 14th, 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm | High Point Market, Abbyson Living Showroom – C1156

RSVP Required

 

Learn from the talented Ivy designer, well-known author, and Palm Springs-based product designer, Christopher Kennedy, LA-based lifestyle author, designer, and social media consultant, Anne Sage, and award winning interior designer, product designer, and artist widely known as a trailblazing visionary, expert, mentor, trendsetter, and design education extraordinaire Jackie Von Tobel, about the strategies they have developed to run profitable design businesses. The panel will be moderated by Ivy Guru, Reisa Elden, and Laiza Cors, co-founder of Influencd.

 

Arrive at 2:45 pm to grab early bird seating and a glass of bubbly. The panel will be followed by light bites, more bubbly, and mingling with the panelists and designers. The first 100 RSVP’s will receive an Abbyson phone charging pack, a Highpoint Market essential! RSVP Required.

 

The Key Ingredients To Building A Successful Interior Design Business

 

Get Showhouse Ready with Christopher Kennedy and Jeanne Chung

Monday, October 15th, 9:00 am – 10:30 am | High Point Market, ZUO Showroom – G582

RSVP Required

 

S H O W H O U S E ? That thing you really want to do and you know is a great form of PRESS, but sounds overwhelming, daunting, and financially SCARY. ZUO & IVY present “How to Get Showhouse Ready” with 2014-2019 Palm Springs Showhouse Producer, Designer and Author Christopher Kennedy AND Influencer, Retail Shop Owner, Pasadena Showcase 2017 & 2018 Participant, Jeanne Chung. Our discussion will cover the inside scoop on how a designer is selected and sponsored for a Showhouse and how to survive and thrive as an independent interior designer in this ever-changing market. The panel will be moderated by ZUO’s fabulous Serena Martin. ZUO is notorious for throwing some of the best parties at market so be sure to start your Monday morning strong with a vibrant gathering of designers! This panel will cover:

 

  • How to get selected for a Showhouse
  • How to design your room and partner with brands
  • ROI and anticipated costs for participating in a Showhouse
  • How to manage marketing and exposure
  • How to sell Showhouse products

 

RSVP Required

 

Get Showhouse Ready with Christopher Kennedy and Jeanne Chung

 

Friday, October 12 (all Friday events here)

 

Crypton Home: CEU on Performance Fabrics (Educational)

12pm – 1:30pm | Universal Furniture International, Inc. (Commerce Concourse)

Luxe Interiors + Design and Crypton Home present a CEU accredited talk on performance textiles. Given by Sydney Vigotov. RSVP: www.universaltothetrade.com/events

-CEU Hours: 0.1

-Speakers: Sydney Vigotov

 

Live Podcasts at The Point (Social)

1pm – 5pm | The Point (Uptown Main, on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Listen in as popular design podcast hosts interview industry insiders and then stick around for a chance to meet and greet with live viewers afterwards. Beginning at 1pm with Business of Design, The Chaise Lounge is on deck for 2pm followed by Design Between the Lines at 3pm and A Well Designed Business at 4pm. Kick off Fall Market with this unique opportunity to view the interview process live and jump start your at-Market networking.

 

Digital Marketing for Designers (Educational)

3pm – 4pm | Universal Furniture International, Inc. (Commerce Concourse)

Join online brand builder FZK Franziska for a look at how designers should approach websites and digital marketing. In today’s business world, having a powerful online presence has never been more important – even for designers busy creating beautiful offline worlds. In this hands-on workshop with brand builder Franziska Neumann, designer and owner of the creative agency FZK Franziska, you’ll dig deep into the heart and soul of your business. Get your hands dirty uncovering your brand values, narrowing in on your ideal clients and discovering an online strategy that works for you. You’ll walk away with powerful insights and a three-step process on how you can build (or grow) an online presence that connects with the right people and drives. RSVP here.

-Speakers: Franziska Neumann

 

Mark D. Sikes for Hudson Valley Lighting Launch Party (Social)

5pm – 7pm | Hudson Valley Lighting, Market Square, Mezzanine (Market Square and Elm)

Come enjoy Mark D. Sikes for Hudson Valley Lighting – an extensive designer lighting collection full of gorgeous details and exciting updates on classic forms.

-Speakers: Mark D. Sikes

 

Arteriors Grand Opening (Social)

6pm – 8pm | Arteriors, C&D 1A (Market Square and Elm)

Arteriors unveils an immersive 9,000 sq. ft. space in the C&D Building. Join founder & creative director, Mark Moussa as he toasts the new showroom with live music, cocktails and canapes.

 

Saturday, October 13 (all Saturday events here)

 

Simple and Profitable Residential Fee Estimating (Educational)

9am – 10am | Universal Furniture International, Inc. (Commerce Concourse)

Hear from interior design coach Gail Doby about how to create profitable estimates.  RSVP here.

-Speakers: Gail Doby

 

My Rowe Design Brunch

10am – 2pm | Rowe Showroom, 1100 (Showplace)

Come explore the Fall 2018 My Rowe Design Showcase this October! My Rowe Design features the design teams of Alice Lane Interiors, House Seven Design, and Design Shop Interiors, challenging them to create a space highlighting their favorite aspects of the Rowe & Robin Bruce lines. Join us for brunch and meet the My Rowe Designers, tour the Rowe showroom, and get an exclusive first look at our line of occasional case goods, debuting this fall at market. RSVP to knorth@restylesource.com.

 

 

Colors, Finishes and Forecasting: What’s in a Forecast & What You’ll be Seeing Soon! (Educational)

10am – 11am | lden Parkes, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1

Take a deep dive into the process of forecasting while you view stunning visual examples of what tomorrow’s consumers will desire in their surroundings. Join color marketing expert Kathy Andersson in a visually rich presentation exploring color, materials, and surface trends for 2019 and how they are determined. Kathy Andersson will provide expert insight on color choices, surface applications, and materials influencing tomorrow’s consumers, as well as costly pitfalls to avoid when making design decisions. By the end of this seminar you’ll have the tools to help you better communicate with manufacturers and customers about your color decisions. A question and answer segment with follow. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes

-CEU Hours: 0.1

-Speakers: Kathy Andersson

 

Dominate the Digital (Educational)

10am – 11am | The Point (Uptown Main, on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Join digital expert Dennis Sarlo and members of his Dering Hall team as they moderate a roundtable on web-based marketing techniques and how you can differentiate yourself with your online presence. This group coaching session will offer sound advice on everything from Instagram to SEO to overall strategy management so you leave ready to dominate the digital landscape.  

-Speakers: Dennis Sarlo

 

Platform Building: The Power of Persuasion (Educational)

11am – 12pm | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014, Market Square and Elm)

Whether it’s a book, licensing collaboration or building an online following, many designers are using their platforms not only to market their businesses but also as an extension of their personal brands and values. In a panel discussion with interior designers and licensors Corey Damen Jenkins, Cheryl Luckett and Jennifer Gracie, moderated by author Kim Kuhteubl, designers will learn all of the online and offline ways to connect with the people who want to hear from them most and get practical tips on engaging their unique tribe that they can influence. Book signings to follow. Co-Sponsored by Leathercraft Inc., Hudson Valley Lighting and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt (0.1 CEU)

-CEU Hours: 0.1

-Speakers: Corey Damen Jenkins, Cheryl Luckett, Kim Kuhteubl, Jennifer Gracie

 

Panel: Wanderlust: Travel, Culture and Design (Educational)

11am -12:30pm | Currey & Company, Inc, IHFC, Main, Floor 1 (Downtown Main)

Join us at 11 AM for a stellar panel: Wanderlust | Travel, Culture & Design. Panelists are David Santiago, Kelli Ellis, Scot Meacham Wood, and the one and only Michelle Nussbaumer. Gary Inman will moderate the panel with a theme sure to entice market attendees. Wanderlust….the passion to travel and explore other cultures and interpret our adventures through design.

-Speakers: Kelli Ellis, Gary Inman, Scot Meacham Wood, David Santiago, Michelle Nussbaumer

 

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – The Interior Design Industry: The New Business as Usual (Educational)

12pm – 1pm | High Point Theatre, located in the Transportation Terminal (Commerce Concourse)

The interior design industry is evolving, from online design services, to products widely available to consumers. The new business as usual is in a continuous state of change and your business must adapt. Designers need to consider new approaches to reposition their value and gain a competitive edge. Led by Julia Noran Johnston of Business of Home, this moderated discussion will bring together the perspectives of Justina Blakeney, Kerrie Kelly, FASID, NKBA, CAPS, Noa Santos, and Kimberley Seldon to discuss how they are adapting to the new business as usual. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU.

-CEU Hours: 0.1

-Speakers: Julia Noran Johnston, Justina Blakeney, Kerrie Kelly, Noa Santos, Kimberley Seldon

 

TrendWatch: Fall 2018 – An Inside Look at the Future of Design (Educational)

1pm – 2pm | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014, Market Square and Elm)

IMC-DesignOnHPMkt’s popular TrendWatch program returns to High Point Market this fall with an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. TrendWatch, both an opening-day seminar and three on-site trend displays, is directed by Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. Julie will present upon the three key design directions she predicts will most impact home furnishings market in the future: Line & Structure; Riveting & Romantic; Plein Air. Trendwatch offers insight into how these trends will influence interior décor and product designs for furniture, upholstery, fabrics, decorative accessories and more, while giving designers the inspiration and creative insight to meet the needs of their clients in the future.

-CEU Hours: 0.1

-Speakers: Julie Smith Vincenti

 

The Ins and Outs of Licensing (Educational)

2pm – 3pm | The Point (Uptown Main on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

When building a design business and developing a brand, product design and licensing opportunities often arise. Even for those passionate about creating, how do you know if it’s the right time or the perfect partnership? What steps should you take to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship between you and a manufacturer? Get your questions answered by the experts during a roundtable discussion with licensing specialist Dwayne Clark and licensors Libby Langdon and Denise McGaha as they share their experience, advice and helpful tips.

-Speakers: Dwayne Clark, Libby Langdon, Denise McGaha

 

Showhouse in a Showroom Panel: Is a Niche Critical for Your Business? (Educational)

2pm – 3pm | Alden Parkes, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1

Does a niche design style or brand help or hurt business? Our panel of designers looks at the pros and cons of focusing your brand in a lively and fun discussion. Featuring the Showhouse in a Showroom designers, Billy Ceglia, Jeanne Chung, Kara Cox, Cynthia Ferguson, Shay Geyer, Kimberly Perron, and AphroChic (Jeanine Hays & Bryon Mason). Moderated by Jane Dagmi, Editor in Chief of Designers Today. A question and answer segment will follow. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes (0.1 CEU)

-CEU Hours: 0.1

-Speakers: Billy Ceglia, Jeanne Chung, Kara Cox, Cynthia Ferguson, Shay Geyer, Kimberly Perron, Jeanine Hays, Bryon Mason, Jane Dagmi

 

Showhouse in a Showroom Panel

 

Showhouse Showroom Launch Party

 

Small Batch Gatherings. Big-Picture Strategies (Educational)

2pm – 3pm | Mill Collective Talks Area (North Elm)

Small Batch Gatherings. Big-Picture Strategies. Maximizing the power of community in your communications. As part of her own press strategy, Amy Flurry, author of Recipe for Press: Designer Edition, has initiated porch parties, potlucks, and picnics across the country to connect with new people and nurture valued relationships within the industry. Discover how these fun, informal social events serve up a powerful professional bonus—fresh, one-of-a-kind opportunities for beautiful photography to share on social channels, in newsletters, and in blog posts. In this session, Amy shows how collaborating with fellow creatives can generate exclusive lifestyle content that can define and elevate your brand’s communications in unexpected ways.

-Speakers: Amy Flurry

 

Design Tour and Meet & Greet with Rifle Paper Co.’s Anna Bond (Social)

2pm – 5pm | Loloi, IHFC, D320 (Commerce Concourse)

Loloi will host a meet & greet and design tour event with renowned illustrator and co-owner of Rifle Paper Co., Anna Bond. As Loloi’s most recent licensed collaboration, the Rifle Paper Co. x Loloi collection will debut three new rug collections and various new pillow designs. This event will offer customers a chance to visit with Bond, receive signed art prints and see her new rug and pillow collections with Loloi.

-Speakers: Anna Bond

 

KEYNOTE SERIES: 20/20 Vision – Forecasting Color & Home Trends for 2019/20 with Sherwin-Williams & Fashion Snoops (Educational)

3pm – 4pm | High Point Theatre (Commerce Concourse, located in the Transportation Terminal)

How do you look ahead with clarity to the trends and movements that will impact home fashion in the next few years? How do you use a forecast to provide confidence to a client or customer on the selections you’re recommending? Join Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing for The Sherwin-Williams Company, and Jaye Anna Mize, VP of Home and Interiors for Fashion Snoops, as they examine the intricate world of color and trend forecasting and share insights into the macro trends that will impact home interiors in 2019, 2020 and beyond. Attendees will receive Sherwin-Williams’ newly released Colormix Forecast 2019.

-Speakers: Sue Wadden, Jaye Anna Mize

 

Phillips Collection “Meatballs & Moonshine” Industry Mixer (Social)

3:30pm – 7:30pm | Phillips Collection, IHFC, Commerce, Floor 2 (Commerce Concourse)

Come one, come all! We are hosting our MEATBALLS & MOONSHINE Industry Mixer during the High Point Market on opening night. Thank you to our sponsors, IHFC (International Home Furnishings Center), High Point Market | The World’s Home for Home Furnishings, Design on High Point Market, Home Accents Today, Furniture Today, WithIt, Accessories Resource Team, Interior Design Society, American Society of Furniture Designers, American Society of Interior Designers/ASID, SteelyardAccess and Sustainable Furnishings Council!

 

Fearless Design (Educational)

3:30pm – 4:30pm | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014, Market Square and Elm)

Join Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, U.S. Brand Ambassador for the Florence Broadhurst: Fearless Design campaign with The English Room, as she discusses what it truly means to create Fearless Design. This inspiring panel includes Mally Skok, Founder of Mally Skok Design; Julia Buckingham, Founder of Buckingham Interiors and Design and Modernique; Jamie Meares, Founder of Furbish Studio; Allison Mattison, Co-Owner of Trellis Home; Tavia Forbes & Monet Masters, Founders and Principal designers at Forbes + Masters. Reception and book signings to follow. Co-Sponsored by Selamat, York Wallcoverings and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt (0.1 CEU)

-CEU Hours: 0.1

-Speakers: Mally Skok, Julia Buckingham, Jamie Meares, Allison Mattison, Tavia Forbes, Monet Masters, Holly Hollingsworth Phillips

 

Chairish Celebrates Vintage Cool at 214 Modern (Social)

4pm – 6pm | 214 Modern Vintage

Join Team Chairish to toast the new location of 214 Modern Vintage. Please stop by for afternoon nibbles and adult beverages. Meet team Chairish and the fabulous dealers of 214 including Stephanie Schofield, Gillian Bryce, Tandem Antiques, Trilogy Antiques, The Hudson Mercantile, Dinnerparty Antiques, Architectural Anarchy and Rod Coles.

 

Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Corbett Lighting Sponsored by Elle Décor (Social)

4pm – 6pm | Hudson Valley Lighting Group, Market Square, Mezzanine (Market Square and Elm)

Celebrate the launch of Corbett Lighting’s highly anticipated collaboration with interior designer, author, and television personality Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

-Speakers: Martyn Lawrence Bullard

 

ZUO’s 13th Anniversary Party ! (Social)

6pm – 12am | IHFC D502 (Commerce Concourse)

Fashion forward and not to be missed ZUO hosts it’s Annual Event – celebrating their 13th Anniversary exhibiting in High Point, NC. Event will include special performances, aerial & cirque style acrobats, live music, electronic dj’s, full bar and a vibe that’s uniquely ZUO.

 

SUNPAN GARDEN PARTY (Social)

6:30pm – 11pm | Sunpan Modern Home, Showplace, Floor 1 (Commerce Concourse)

Join us for an enchanted evening in the gardens, with cocktails and conversations, divine hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and live entertainment. All Buyers welcome. Space is limited. RSVP here.

 

Sunday, October 14 (all Sunday events here)

 

Painted Design Solutions to Help your Business (Educational)

10am – 11am | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (Market Square and Elm, SAMS T-1014)

Painted Design Solutions to Help your Business – How to collaborate with Decorative Painters! Join IDAL for this CEU presentation and learn: The mechanics of how Interior Designers and Decorative Painters can collaborate; Understanding the types of decorative painting, language and vocabulary for ease of communication; How new and refurbished surfaces can be painted; Who professional decorative painters are, their education background and where to find them, and so much more. Co-Sponsored by International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL) and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. (0.1 CEU)

-CEU Hours: 0.1

 

Interior Planning: Taking Care of YOU so You Take Great Care of Your Clients! (Educational)

10am – 11am | Alden Parkes, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1

Stress kills brain cells. It weakens your immune system and is associated with depression, anxiety and can overwhelm you. How do you release stress? Author and Brand Consultant, Kim Kuhteubl, says it’s by doing what designers do best: Interior Planning. Learn how to set boundaries, manage your calendar and personal time so you can increase your love of design, serve your clients better and reclaim your ‘Joy ROI’! A question and answer segment with follow. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes (0.1 CEU)

-CEU Hours: 0.1

-Speakers: Kim Kuhteubl

 

ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME presents Budgeting for Art from the Start (Educational)

10am – 11:30am | Zoe Bios Creative (Market Square and Elm)

No interior design project is complete without art. But how do you convince your clients that art is worth the investment? Guide them to prioritize artwork in their decor budgets with proven tips from these pros. Panelists Krista Nye Nicholas & Tami Ramsay of Cloth + Kind, Sarah Walker of The Curated House, Heidi Woodman of Haus Love, Maryanne Hibner of Hibner Design and Marshall Erb of Marshall Erb Design kick off a lively discussion of hard-earned insights illustrated by real-world design projects, led by Susan Jamieson of Bridget Beari Designs, Inc. Join the ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME team for coffee and tasty breakfast treats in one of Market’s best art showrooms.

-Speakers: Krista Nye Nicholas, Tami Ramsay , Sarah Walker, Heidi Woodman, Maryanne Hibner, Marshall Erb, Susan Jamieson

 

International Design Panel (Educational)

11am – 12pm | Coleccion Alexandra Inc.

Coleccion Alexandra together with Conarte America is hosting High Point Market’s first international design panel this fall. The event, planned for Sunday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to noon in Conarte’s showroom, 827 W. Green Dr., will focus on European design and its massive influence on global innovation, craftsmanship and cultural artistry. The panel will include Fabio Rizzolo, Commercial Director for Vistosi in Italy; Gaetano De Cataldo, U.S. Manager for Estro Milano; Hans Rolink, Commercial Director of Coleccion Alexandra in Spain; and Germano Cavalli, Owner of Genus Mobili in Italy. It will be moderated by Gary Inman, Vice President of Hospitality for Baskervill

-Speakers: Hans Rolink, Fabio Rizzolo, Gaetano De Cataldo, Estro Milano, Germano Cavalli, Gary Inman

 

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – Tech Tools: Reviews from the Designers Who Use Them

(Educational)

12pm – 1pm | High Point Theatre (Commerce Concourse, located in the Transportation Terminal)

Learn about the technology tools peer designers use to make their businesses more productive and to effectively manage clients. In this panel discussion, LuAnn Nigara of A Well-Designed Business will ask our panel of design leaders including Kelli Ellis, Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, CID, Corey Damen Jenkins, and Laura Thurman to provide their approach to evaluating the best software options for their businesses. Leave with the factors you need to consider when evaluating your software options. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU.

-CEU Hours: 0.1

-Speakers: LuAnn Nigara, Kelli Ellis, Phyllis Harbinger, Corey Damen Jenkins, Laura Thurman

 

Design Viewpoints Series

 

Designing Women of the World (Educational)

1:30pm – 2:30pm | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (Market Square and Elm, SAMS T-1014)

How do you prioritize travel as a busy designer and business owner? How do you prepare for design inspiration at a particular destination? How does getting outside of your local marketplace help your business? Join our traveled designers as they discuss these questions and many more, while giving tips and inspiration on how to incorporate travel into your design process. Panelists include Adriana Hoyos, Tina Nicole, Toma Clark Haines, Sandra Espinet, and Aviva Stanoff with Deb Barrett as moderator. Reception and book signings to follow. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt (0.1 CEU)

-CEU Hours: 0.1

-Speakers: Adriana Hoyos, Tina Nicole, Toma Clark Haines, Sandra Espinet, Aviva Stanoff, Deb Barrett

 

Breaking Through the Roadblocks – Overcoming the Difficulties of Running a Design Firm with Gail Doby (Educational)

2pm – 3pm | The Point (Uptown Main on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Business success can only be achieved once you embrace the daily challenges of running a design firm and systematically work through the roadblocks holding you back. Join business coach Gail Doby in this interactive roundtable as she identifies common issues business owners face, offers actionable advice and fields attendee questions to find workable solutions.

-Speakers: Gail Doby

 

Social Media Mavens Top Tips for Social Media Success (Educational)

2pm – 3pm | Universal Furniture International, Inc. (Commerce Concourse)

Join Adam Japko of Esteem Media as he talks with interior designers Shayla Copas, Natalie Reddell and Lori Paranjape about the top social media trends right now. Keep abreast of the myriad of changes in social media so you won’t get lost in the shuffle. RSVP here.

-Speakers: Adam Japko , Shayla Copas, Natalie Reddell, Lori Paranjape

 

The Key Ingredients To Building A Successful Interior Design Business

3:00 pm – 5:45 pm | High Point Market, Abbyson Living Showroom – C1156

RSVP Required

Learn from the talented Ivy designer, well-known author, and Palm Springs-based product designer, Christopher Kennedy, LA-based lifestyle author, designer, and social media consultant, Anne Sage, and award winning interior designer, product designer, and artist widely known as a trailblazing visionary, expert, mentor, trendsetter, and design education extraordinaire Jackie Von Tobel, about the strategies they have developed to run profitable design businesses. The panel will be moderated by Ivy Guru, Reisa Elden, and Laiza Cors, co-founder of Influencd.

 

Arrive at 2:45 pm to grab early bird seating and a glass of bubbly. The panel will be followed by light bites, more bubbly, and mingling with the panelists and designers. The first 100 RSVP’s will receive an Abbyson phone charging pack, a Highpoint Market essential! RSVP Required.

 

Home TV Celebrity Reunion & Fall Celebration (Social)

5pm – 12am | Surya, Showplace, Floor 4

The first-ever “Home TV Celebrity Reunion,” hosted by Design Talk Live, will take place at the Surya showroom on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 5pm! Come see your favorite home design and renovation personalities take the red carpet and the stage at Surya’s annual Fall Celebration party, while enjoying hors d’oeurvres, cocktails and live music. RSVP here.

-Speakers: Joseph Haecker

 

Monday, October 15 (all Monday events here)

 

Get Showhouse Ready with Christopher Kennedy and Jeanne Chung

9:00 am – 10:30 am | High Point Market, ZUO Showroom – G582

RSVP Required

S H O W H O U S E ? That thing you really want to do and you know is a great form of PRESS, but sounds overwhelming, daunting, and financially SCARY. ZUO & IVY present “How to Get Showhouse Ready” with 2014-2019 Palm Springs Showhouse Producer, Designer and Author Christopher Kennedy and Influencer, Retail Shop Owner, Pasadena Showcase 2017 & 2018 Participant, Jeanne Chung. Our discussion will cover the inside scoop on how a designer is selected and sponsored for a Showhouse and how to survive and thrive as an independent interior designer in this ever-changing market. The panel will be moderated by ZUO’s fabulous Serena Martin. ZUO is notorious for throwing some of the best parties at market so be sure to start your Monday morning strong with a vibrant gathering of designers! This panel will cover:

  • How to get selected for a Showhouse
  • How to design your room and partner with brands
  • ROI and anticipated costs for participating in a Showhouse
  • How to manage marketing and exposure
  • How to sell Showhouse products

RSVP Required

 

High Point Market Edition – How to Adapt to a Changing Industry (Educational)

11am – 12:30pm | IHFC G582 (Commerce Concourse)

ZUO & House Tipster present “High Point Market Edition – How to Adapt to a Changing Industry” panel discussion moderated by Christopher Grubb, Designer & Founder of Arch-Interiors Design Group Inc. Topic will cover the State of the Industry and how to adapt, change and thrive in a growing furnishings market. Experienced panelists will deliver various points of view; including retail, product development, branding and licensing, trend forecasting, magazine publishing, and how technology is changing our industry.

-Speakers: Christopher Grubb, Andrea Guardiola , Thomas Wolosik, Patti Carpenter , Bill McLoughlin , John Erdos , Barrie Livingstone , Serena Martin

 

How Do Cultures Influence Color? (Educational)

11:30am – 12:30pm | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (Market Square and Elm, SAMS T-1014)

This course will begin with the exploration of diverse cultures and how color is perceived by these potential clients. We will identify the historical significance of color families and in conclusion, view and compare cultural similarities and disparities among color families. The goal is to assist designers in making better educated choices relating to color selection and taking into consideration the inhabitants of these multicultural environments. Join Sabina Jahic, Designer Marketing Manager for Sherwin Williams, in an exploration of cultures, historical significance, similarities and differences and how these have a global impact on color. Co-Sponsored by Sherwin Williams, Interior Design Society and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. (0.1 CEU)

-CEU Hours: 0.1

-Speakers: Sabina Jahic

 

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – Wellness in the Home: How to Sell Healthy Design (Educational)

12pm – 1pm | High Point Theatre (Commerce Concourse, located in the Transportation Terminal)

“Wellness” is much more than a buzzword in the design industry. It is an essential component to creating spaces that are beautiful and have a positive impact on occupants. Become an industry leader by learning to sell healthy design to your clients, elevating the value of the services you provide. Led by Sarah Walker of The Curated House, panelists include Jennifer Jones Condon, Blanche Garcia, ASID, WELL AP, LEED AP, Young Huh, Lisa Kahn, ASID, and Richard Ouellette. These design leaders will provide their perspectives on wellness in the home by showcasing key projects. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-approved CEU.

-CEU Hours: 0.1

-Speakers: Sarah Walker, Jennifer Jones Condon, Blanche L. Garcia, Young Huh, Lisa Kahn, Richard Ouellette

 

Retailer and Designer—Relationship 101 (Educational)

1pm – 2pm | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (Market Square and Elm, SAMS T-1014)

You won’t want to miss this entertaining panel of retail and design pros as they discuss the real life challenges of learning to work together, what it takes to build great professional relationships and how to grow business for both parties. There will be plenty of opportunity with this outgoing group for questions from the audience. Join audience moderator, Natalie Reddell, of Commander In Chic, and Panel Moderator Susan Dickenson, Editor in Chief of Home Accents Today, as they pose questions including those from attendees- to our panelists. Panelists: Courtney & Teddie Garrigan, of Coco & Dash and Ciao, Coco!, Claire Bell, of Claire Bell Home and Jamie Merida of Bountiful. Co-Sponsored by Home Accent Today and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt

-Speakers: Natalie Reddell, Teddie Garrigan, Courtney Garrigan, Claire Bell, Jamie Merida, Susan Dickenson

 

Efficiently Sourcing Art for Your Design Projects (Educational)

2pm – 3pm | The Point (Uptown Main, on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

This interactive roundtable discussion will provide practical tips for expanding your scope and finishing a client’s space through effective and efficient art sourcing, as well as useful insights into the art resources available at High Point Market. Katharine Earnhardt, founder of Mason Lane Art Advisory, will provide guidance on resources within the art market, assessing quality, costs to consider, creating an art budget, and practical tips for making the sale. Kathleen Walsh, principal of Kathleen Walsh Interiors, will advise on how and when to discuss art with clients, integrating artworks already owned, and lessons learned from integrating art and design through her numerous successful full-house projects.

-Speakers: Katherine Earnhardt, Kathleen Walsh

 

Kelli Ellis and Patti Carpenter – Maison Trend Report (Educational)

2pm – 3:30pm | Sunpan Modern Home, Showplace, Floor 1 (Commerce Concourse)

Kelli Ellis and Patti Carpenter will discuss the latest trends and findings from Maison Objet

-Speakers: Kelli Ellis, Patti Carpenter

 

Art Styling 101: Working with Collections and Focal Pieces (Educational)

2:30pm – 3:30pm | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (Market Square and Elm , SAMS T-1014)

Art is an expression of individuality. Each piece selected should be a reflection of your client within easily enhance your design. Learn how to curate and create a collaborative union of design and art. Learn how artwork collections, focal pieces and wall styling can enhance a room for inspiration. Designer tips and art selection steps will be given. A question and answer segment with follow. Mint Juleps will be served and there will be a drawing for an art piece from the Minted Collection. Co-Sponsored by Minted Art and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt (0.1 CEU)

-CEU Hours: 0.1

 

KEYNOTE SERIES – Materials Matter! The Resurgence of the Physical in Our Increasingly Digital Lives (Educational)

3pm – 4pm | High Point Theatre (Commerce Concourse, located in the Transportation Terminal)

Touch and tangible interactions with our world are a bedrock to our connection with and understanding of it. Though more of our lives are being lived online, the physical has never been more important, and the spaces we inhabit need to reflect this with touchable surfaces and inviting experiences. Join Dr. Andrew Dent, executive VP of research and chief material scientist for Material ConneXion, as well as sought-after TED Talk speaker, as he examines the role materials play in the home environment and how innovations in the area of materials are creating a counterpoint to the sterile glass screens that occupy so much of our time. Presented by the High Point Market Authority.

-Speakers: Dr. Andrew Dent

 

Universal Furniture Coastal Living Celebration (Social)

5:30pm – 9pm | Universal Furniture International, Inc. (Commerce Concourse)

Join Universal Furniture for its celebration of the new Coastal Living Collection. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music from Lulu the Giant. RSVP here.

 

Tuesday, October 16 (all Tuesday events here)

 

Style Spotters LIVE! (Educational)

9am – 10:15am | IHFC Ballroom – Green Wing, 11th Floor (Commerce Concourse)

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast while our panel of 2018 Style Spotters offer expert insight into the leading looks and on-trend products from Fall Market. As a bonus, meet the up-and-coming Style Spotters as the 2019 team is announced live! RSVP at highpointmarket.org. After the program concludes, join your favorite Style Spotter for a tour of two of his or her favorite showrooms. Tours will depart from the ballroom at 10:15am and will last approximately one hour. Presented by the High Point Market Authority. Sponsored by Crypton and Sherwin-Williams. RSVP here.

-Speakers: Michel Smith Boyd, Mary Douglas Drysdale, Stacy Garcia, Bria Hammel, Jeffrey Johnson, Justine Macfee, Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, Sarah Walker, Michelle Jennings Wiebe

 

Becoming an Influencer (Educational)

10am – 11am | The Point (Uptown Main, on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Growing your influence and cultivating connections has long been an effective means for generating business growth and opening the doors for development opportunities, but the rapid growth of the digital landscape has drastically changed the game. Discovering which mix of marketing tools yields the best results for your career is often a case of trial and error and a mixed bag of learning experiences. Learn from the experts and those who have successfully found their influential voice during this roundtable discussion with blogger-turned-designer Paloma Contreras, editor-turned-stylist Donna Garlough and Design Influencers Conference founder, Adam Japko, as they share their advice and helpful tips based on their own personal experiences.

-Speakers: Paloma Contreras, Donna Garlough, Adam Japko

 

The Guide to Area Rugs CEU (Educational)

10:30am – 11:30am | Surya, Showplace, Floor 4 (Commerce Concourse)

Surya’s CEU course will survey uses of area rugs throughout the world and history, from thousands of years ago to today. The demonstration of materials, fabrication and application practices will improve designers’ ability to provide informed style solutions for clients. RSVP here.

-CEU Hours: 0.1

 

Power Hour: Design Trends for New Homes (Educational)

1pm – 2pm | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (Market Square and Elm, SAMS T-1014)

Grab lunch and join us to learn key design trends home builders are incorporating into new homes that impact furniture, art, and accessory selections. Key takeaways will include: How Upcoming Design Trends are Impacting Home Builders; What Home Builders want to see in Home Decor and Interior Design; Creating the Appropriate Style and Function for New Homeowners, and many more. Ideal presentation for Professional Interior Designers, Furniture Store Representatives and Owners, Professional Home Stagers and Professional Interior Decorators. Q&A will follow the presentation. Co-Sponsored by HSRA and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt (0.1 CEU)

-CEU Hours: 0.1

-Speakers: Jana Uselton

 

What Now? Maximizing Your Market Momentum (Educational)

2pm – 3pm | The Point (Uptown Main, on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

High Point Market is the perfect platform for making connections, expanding product sources and learning best practices for your business. But what do you do with all the momentum you build and connections you make while here upon returning home? How do you keep the conversation going in between October and April and ensure you’re applying lessons learned and wisdom gleaned? Join strategist Ellen Gefen (Gefen Marketing), designer Lisa Mende (Lisa Mende Design) and retailer Sarah Paxton (LaDIFF) for a roundtable discussion, complete with advice on market follow-up and contact organization as well as other insider tips from these market veterans, to help you maximize your market momentum.

-Speakers: Ellen Gefen, Lisa Mende, Sarah Paxton

 

Wednesday, October 17 (all Wednesday events here)

 


 

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