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Ivy’s Guide to High Point Market: The April 2018 Edition

 

The best way to tackle High Point Market is to research, prepare, and come with a plan. It’s physically and mentally exhausting to schedule & show up on time for showroom appointments, discover new vendors, while also taking advantage of the hundreds of events taking place at once (and remembering to eat heathy and stay hydrated). That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you prioritize and navigate your Market experience in advance so you can manage HPMKT April 2018 like a pro.

 


 

Do your research pre-Market and schedule your appointments now

Visit HighPointMarket.org and familiarize yourself with all of the different categories and programming. Review the full list of exhibitors, schedule your appointments, and make time for taking advantage of the events, panels, and parties. There’s a ton of information listed and the website is super easy to navigate.

 

Highpointmarket.org

 

Make time for Ivy-hosted events…we want to meet YOU!

 

Get Your Brunch Buzz on at HPMKT with Ivy @ ZUO

Sunday, April 15, 10 AM – 11:30 AM | ZUO IHFC D502

This High Point Market April 2018, kick off your Sunday morning with mimosas and good designer company at the ZUO Showroom (IHFC D502). ZUO is notorious for throwing some of the best parties at Market so make sure to start your Sunday morning strong with a vibrant gathering of designers! RSVP here.

 

 

HPMKT Panel Discussing Successful Biz Models with Ivy @ Abbyson

Sunday, April 15, 4 PM – 6 PM | Abbyson IHFC C1156

Join Ivy at the Abbyson Showroom for an inspiring panel discussing building a business model that works for YOU. Learn from the talented designer and author, Christopher Kennedy, Ivy Designer Vanessa Helmick of Fiore Home, and Ivy Designer & Nashville star, Lori Paranjape of Mrs. Paranjape Design + Interiors, about the strategies they use to develop profitable business models for their firms. The panel will be moderated by Ivy Designers Christina Samatas & Renee DiSanto, the wonderful women of Park & Oak Design. We’ll kick off the panel discussion at 4 PM with hors d’oeuvres & champagne followed by mingling with the panelists and fellow designers.

 

*Join us at 3:00 to grab early bird seating and enjoy a special demonstration from Ivy and the Abbyson Trade Program. RSVP here.

 

 


Henna Happy Hour with Ivy @ Jaipur Liv
ing 

Monday, April 16, 4 PM – 6 PM | Jaipur Living Showroom Showplace 3300

This High Point Market April 2018, close out your Monday, April 16 with a festive henna happy hour at the Jaipur Living Showroom (Showplace 3300) with the opportunity to meet Ivy Co-Founders Alexandra Schinasi and Lee A.  Rotenberg, and Jaipur Living CEO, Asha Chaudhary. Enjoy cocktails and vegetarian hors d’oeuvres over inspiring conversations with designers from across the country. RSVP here.

 

 

Morning Mimosas & Rugs with Ivy @ Stark Studio Rugs

Tuesday, April 17, 10 AM – 11:30 AM | Stark Studio Rugs Market Square 114

Kick off your Tuesday morning with Ivy at the Stark Studio Rugs Showroom HPMKT debut. Sr. Vice President, Chad Stark, will be giving an intimate presentation on the launch of their latest collection, distributed at more accessible price points nationwide. Enjoy mimosas and beautiful rugs in great designer company. RSVP here.

 

 

Every day of Market, there’s a conflict. We’ve sifted through all of the events and have outlined the most important programming you should mark on you calendar. 

 

Your Saturday Digest | April 14, 2018

Check Out the Consort Furniture Debut

9 AM – 3PM | Interhall IH 202

Join Consort Founders, Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone, for a preview of their new Parisian-inspired furniture collection. RSVP here: scooper@theconsultancypr.com.

 

Florence Broadhurst: Fearless Design

9 AM – 11 AM | Selamat Designs, IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1

Check out the latest Florence Broadhurst x Selamat Designs furniture collection.

 

Editor at Large’s Guide to High Point Market

10 AM – 11 AM | The Point

Join Editor at Large’s president Julia Noran Johnston and members of her editorial team as they review their Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.

 

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – Who Is Holding Back Your Fees – You or Your Client?

12 PM – 1 PM | High Point . Theatre

Tobi Fairley, ASID, couples her interior design degree, an MBA, and a life coaching certification for her innovative approach to running a design business. Learn Tobi’s method of blending the value of your work with your own self-worth to increase your bottom line. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-Approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.

 

What’s Your Time Worth?

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

Designer Billy Ceglia shares insights and strategies for effective time management for design pros to maximize profits on every job. Learn how to charge correctly for your time and save thousands of dollars by using your time smarter. There will be a Q&A at the end with Billy. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes. (0.1 CEU)

 

Business of Design Roundtable with Kimberley Seldon

2 PM – 3 PM | The Point

Join Business of Design founder and working designer, Kimberley Seldon, as she moderates a roundtable discussion on the ins and outs of running an interior design firm. This group coaching session will offer sound business advice, solutions for pressing business challenges, and suggestions for achieving desired growth.

 

Outdoor Living with Barclay Butera and Hearst Design Group

5 PM – 7 PM | Castelle, IHFC, Main, Floor 1

Celebrate Barclay’s New Outdoor Collection for Castelle – Palm Springs with an educational and social event on Saturday, April 14th. Beginning at 5pm with a Meet and Greet with Barclay and Karen Marx, spokesperson, Hearst Design Group, followed by a panel Q & A Discussion on Outdoor Living, Entertaining and Design. A Mix and Mingle caps the event with Cocktails and Canapes, swinging tunes, photo opps and more!

 

Opening Night Launch Party Introducing Corey Damen Jenkins for Hudson Valley Lighting

5 PM – 8 PM | Hudson Valley Lighting, Historic Marque Square, M90

Attend the introduction of Hudson Valley Lighting’s new licensed collection with Corey Damen Jenkins. Honored guests will have a chance to meet Corey and the Hudson Valley Lighting team while taking a closer look at their fabulous lighting creations. Co-Sponsored by Traditional Home and Hudson Valley Lighting.

 

French Heritage Hosts the Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

6 PM – 8 PM | French Heritage, Inc.

Join Gail Doby, Erin Weir and their colleagues to celebrate their Ten Year Anniversary serving the interior design community. Enjoy a special French Heritage “Signature Cocktail” by Chef Blake Elsinghorst and gourmet appetizers. Upon arrival don’t forget to get entered in our 2 drawings for a free 1-hour business coaching session with Gail Doby AND a drawing for an exquisite piece of French Heritage furniture.  Call for free shuttle: (336) 491-6754 or (336) 885-2868.

 

Century Furniture Grand Opening Showroom Market Party

6 PM – 8 PM | Century Furniture, 200 Steele, Floor 2

Join Century Furniture in celebrating the grand opening of their new showroom at 200 Steele. An evening of delicious food, drinks, and music.

 

Your Sunday Digest | April 15, 2018

 

Morning Glitz: A Deco Inspired Breakfast

9 AM – 10 AM | Burton James, Inc., 310 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1

Start your market day right with Designers Today’s Editor in Chief Jane Dagmi and the incomparable Michelle Workman as they hold court over coffee and a European breakfast while exploring the re-emergence of Art Deco themes in contemporary interior design. From its trademark curves to today’s trending gold accents, the glamour and allure of Deco has never whispered with such strength!

 

Get Your Brunch Buzz on at HPMKT with Ivy @ ZUO

10 AM – 11:30 AM | ZUO IHFC D502

Kick off your Sunday morning with mimosas and good designer company at the ZUO Showroom (IHFC D502). ZUO is notorious for throwing some of the best parties at Market so make sure to start your Sunday morning strong with a vibrant gathering of designers! RSVP here.

 

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – How to Manage Clients and Cultivate New Business

12 PM – 1 PM | High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

In the constant pressure of day-to-day client management, firm leaders must balance the cultivation of new business with the effective management of current projects. In this panel discussion, Jennifer Quail, editor-in-chief, i+D magazine, will invite a panel of design leaders including John Cialone, ASID, NCIDQ, Courtney McLeod, and Robert Passal to share their strategies to maintain existing clients and gain new ones. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-Approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.

 

Design Transformation: Magic at the Table

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

Independent designers, Natalie Reddell and Danielle Rollins, collaborate to reveal how tablescapes can transform any room from drab to fab. Their talk and demo will provide tips and techniques to harness your creativity in a new way. There will be a Q&A at the end with Natalie and Danielle. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes. (0.1 CEU).

 

Jumpstart your Design Career: Learning from Young Leaders in Design Educational

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Universal Furniture International, Inc.

Join New England Home magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Kyle Hoepner as he discusses how to put your design career on the fast track with the with the magazine’s “5 Under 40” award winners. Panelists: i. Ellisha Alexina, Ellisha Alexina Studio (textile design), Easthampton, MA ii. Kristina Crestin, Kristina Crestin Design (interior design), Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA iii. Maggie Mink, Marcus Gleysteen Architects (architecture), Boston, MA iv. Jill Goldberg, Hudson and Hudson Interior Designs (interior design and retail), Boston, MA v. Josh Linder, Evolve Residential (interior design and retail), Boston, MA RSVP here.

 

To Showhouse or Not To Showhouse: Pros, Cons, Tips and What to Expect.
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Zoe Bios Creative

Participating in a designer showhouse can be an excellent opportunity to showcase your talent and products, as well as to gain media exposure, new client leads and sales. It can also demand a great deal of time and money. Tricks of the trade? Interior designers and showhouse pros Michael Berman, Michel Smith Boyd, Susan Jamieson and Justin Shaulis will answer these questions and many more. Join this lively conversation as they share the pros and cons, along with tips for creating design work to get you noticed. Moderated by ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine’s VP of Advertising & Brand Partnerships and veteran showhouse producer, Lori Sheldon. Followed by an open floor Q&A. Refreshments served. RSVP to lisa@lisamcmahon.com.

 

“How to Connect with the Media and Get your Own Press” with Amy Flurry and Laura Thurman

2 PM – 3 PM | Mill Village Collective, Union Square, Floor 1

A candid conversation with Amy Flurry, author of the new Recipe for Press: Designer Edition and Laura Thurman, founder of Thurman Designs in Nashville, on the possibilities and perils of DIY PR. When designers take ownership of communicating their stories, they unlock the potential to create more than buzz. Business partnerships and collaborations are but a few of the opportunities that can come of your efforts. Amy Flurry shares the essential editorial etiquette you need to win your projects, products and your positive notice in today’s press. Laura T. shares how she quickly scored regional and national coverage, two guest spots on popular podcast and a collaboration with a major manufacturer. Followed by a Q&A and book signing.

 

Tea & Trends with Barclay Butera and Home Accents Today
2 PM – 3:30 PM | Nourison Industries, IHFC, Commerce, Floor 1

2:00-2:30 Meet & Greet Interior Designer Barclay Butera and Home Accents Today Editor in Chief Susan Dickenson and Senior Fashion Editor Jane Dagmi

2:30-3:00 Panel Discussion the latest trends in color, design, carpets, indoor and outdoor offerings

3:00-3:30 See all-new rug collections Newport, Brentwood, and Lido that coordinate with his lifestyle furnishings with Lexington Home Brands and outdoor living by Castelle. Mix and Mingle~ Tea and Sweets~ Afternoon Treats!

 

Dynamic Women in Design – Tips and Tricks from Multi-Tasking Mavens

2 PM – 3 PM | The Point

Amidst all the roles a business woman will play in today’s fast-paced world, how does one effectively and efficiently juggle all the balls in the air while maintaining a professional demeanor and a meaningful personal life? Join Stacy Kunstel, Mary MacDonald and Michelle Nussbaumer in this roundtable discussion focusing on daily balance, useful tools and the multi-tasking tips and tricks these mavens has mastered over the years.

 

Creating a Business Model that Works for You

3 PM – 4 PM | Abbyson Living, IHFC, 11th Floor Commerce Wing C1156

Join Ivy at the Abbyson Showroom for an inspiring panel discussing building a business model that works for YOU. Learn from the talented designer and author, Christopher Kennedy, Ivy Designer Vanessa Helmick of Fiore Home, and Ivy Designer & Nashville star, Lori Paranjape of Mrs. Paranjape Design + Interiors, about the strategies they use to develop profitable business models for their firms. The panel will be moderated by Ivy Designers Christina Samatas & Renee DiSanto, the wonderful women of Park & Oak Design. We’ll kick off the panel discussion at 4 PM with hors d’oeuvres & champagne followed by mingling with the panelists and fellow designers.

 

*Join us at 3:00 to grab early bird seating and enjoy a special demonstration from Ivy and the Abbyson Trade Program. RSVP here.

 

 

Your Monday Digest | April 16, 2018

 

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts with Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone

10 AM – 11 AM | The Point

Join Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattrone, the digital-savvy co-founders of Consort Design, for a roundtable discussion on social media best practices. Learn from their extensive experience and get your pressing questions answered too.

 

Coast to Coast – Expanding your Design Firm with a Brick & Mortar

11 AM – 12 PM | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

Leading designers across the country are building out their businesses with brick and mortar. Join Barclay Butera, Christopher Kennedy, Bobbi Jo Engelby, Susan Jamieson, and Lori Paranjape as they discuss the ins and outs of opening retail spaces which include: combining online and in-store marketing strategies; creating a unique customer experience; hidden costs; design collectives; finding the right location and so much more. (0.1 CEU) Co-Sponsored by ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine, Designers Today and IMC-DesignOnHPMkt. RSVP here.

 

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES – Finding a Healthy Balance in Your Daily Demands

12 PM – 1 PM | High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

Hear from design leaders who are balancing their professional careers with personal responsibilities and a desire to live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. The panelists will engage in a thought-provoking discussion on the challenges and rewards of finding synergy among life’s daily demands. Improve your balance and understand what role your colleagues and family play in the process. This all-star panel, moderated by Tori Mellott of Traditional Home, will include Alexa Hampton, Erika Ward and Michelle Workman, all working parents currently managing their own design firms. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. 0.1 IDCEC-Approved CEU. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID.

 

Rugs 101 with Jaipur Rugs CEO Yogesh Chaudhary and Jaipur Living Category Associate Mallory Appleton

2 PM – 3 PM | Jaipur Living, Showplace, Floor 3

What makes a good rug? CEO Yogesh Chaudhary of Jaipur Rugs, which elevates the work of 40,000 artisans and weavers across India, will speak to the art of a hand made rug. Category Associate Mallory Appleton will share information on our machine made and naturals collections.

 

Design Community Town Hall Meeting

3 PM – 4 PM | High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)

This Design Community Town Hall Meeting will be moderated by Joseph Haecker, on-air personality for Design Talk LIVE, the first call in talk show on Facebook. It will be an ongoing conversation with the design community about the design industry. #SharingIsCaring

 

Henna Happy Hour with Ivy @ Jaipur Living 

4 PM – 6 PM | Jaipur Living Showroom Showplace 3300

Before the “Third Night”, close out your Monday, April 16 with a festive henna happy hour at the Jaipur Living Showroom (Showplace 3300) with the opportunity to meet Ivy Co-Founders Alexandra Schinasi and Lee A.  Rotenberg, and Jaipur Living CEO, Asha Chaudhary. Enjoy cocktails and vegetarian hors d’oeuvres over inspiring conversations with designers from across the country. RSVP here.

 

Universal Furniture Semi-Annual Soiree

6 PM – 9 PM | Universal Furniture International, Inc.

Join Universal Furniture for its semi-annual celebration of Market. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music. RSVP here.

 

Attend the “Third Night: A Progressive Gala”

4 PM – 7 PMHamilton Wrenn Design District, located on Hamilton St. and Wrenn St. in between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Dr. and E. Ray Ave. 

This Spring Market, for the first time, Market Guests are invited to embrace discovery and explore showrooms within a set section of the Market map in a progressive- dinner-style format. The evening will offer live street entertainment and musicians throughout the district with a wide variety of special menus, themed parties and influencer interactions within the participating showrooms. Check out the participating exhibitors here.

 

Your Tuesday Digest | April 17, 2018

 

Morning Mimosas & Rugs with Ivy @ Stark Studio Rugs

10 AM – 11:30 AM | Stark Studio Rugs Market Square 114

Kick off your Tuesday morning with Ivy at the Stark Studio Rugs Showroom HPMKT debut. Sr. Vice President, Chad Stark, will be giving an intimate presentation on the launch of their latest collection, distributed at more accessible price points nationwide. Enjoy mimosas and beautiful rugs in great designer company. RSVP here.

 

Leading the Way: Fair Trade and Social Accountability in the Design Industry

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

A practical and inspirational presentation, where you will learn the 10 principles of fair trade and what choices you can make to create a socially accountable design industry. Presentation led by Ana Cunningham, Vice President of Toronto-based Creative Matters Inc. and Reto Aschwandan Director of Label Step on the demand for fair trade in the textile design industry. With discussion and Q&A with global textile firms leading the way in social accountability. Additional panelists will be Vimal Kumar, Vice President of Obeetee, Inc.; Susan Inglis, Executive Director of Sustainable Furnishings Council and design guest TBA. (0.1 CEU) RSVP here.

 

ZUO Hosts a VIP Reception & Meet + Greet with Designers Today new Editor in Chief – Jane Dagmi

4 PM – 6 PM | ZUO, IHFC, Design Center, Floor 5

Join a VIP Reception & Meet + Greet with Designers Today new Editor in Chief – Jane Dagmi ! ZUO invites you to a special VIP Reception & Meet + Greet with Designers Today new Editor in Chief – Jane Dagmi! RSVP here.

 

Your Wednesday Digest | April 18, 2018

 

Color Marketing Group® ChromaZone® Color Forecasting Workshop Hosted by Universal Furniture

8 AM – 5 PM | Universal Furniture International, Inc.

At the very heart of all CMG events is the Color Forecasting process. Each ChromaZone® Workshop is a collaboration of minds; a joint effort to understand and interpret what is happening in the world around us and how this will influence color. Participants identify 16 colors, along with the influences and inspirations that define them, that they believe will trend in 2020. You do NOT need to be a member of CMG to participate – ChromaZone® events are open to current, former, and Non-CMG members. This is an all-day event; pre-registration is required. Cost: $150 CMG Members, $225 Nonmembers, $75 Students. Register here.

 

 

Get the The Point to Learn, Grow, and Connect

Located on Commerce Ave. one block over from the main Transportation Terminal in between Wrenn St. and S. Main St. 

The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) is launching “The Point”, a dedicated space with robust programming to serve Market attendees including roundtable discussions moderated by popular influencers on relevant industry topics, an interactive demonstration area, celebrity meet & greets, a social media connection area, and an afternoon social hour with various partner groups. The space will also host a Parson’s Table pop-up each day for lunch, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the popular Market staple, and offer an organic juice bar and gourmet coffee bar each morning. Additionally, a team of Market Advisors will be on-site to answer any Market-related questions, assist guests with their Market planning and offer in-depth, one-on-one consultations for new buyers who are unfamiliar with Market. Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority, shared, “We are here to help this industry learn and connect so business can grow and prosper, thus we are incredibly excited to offer these services and programs at The Point to further and help achieve these goals.”

 

Highpointmarket.org

 

Read the Designer’s Guide by Editor at Large
Review the Spring 2018 Designer’s Guide to High Point Market from Editor at Large. They truly have their finger on the pulse of the industry and always know the events, parties, and showrooms to look out for.

 

Download the MyMarket App, it will be your best friend!

This is a must. The MyMarket App allows you to easily map out your entire Market plan and search exhibitors by category, price point, style, and building. Browse educational and social events to find your favorites. Add your showrooms and events to your personal MyMarket plan (all synced with your website plan). There’s an easy blue dot navigation from building to building and for every showroom within IHFC, 220 Elm, and all Centers of High Point. It’s also now easy to share exhibitors and events with people you’re visiting with and schedule vendor appointments to keep your organized. Download the MyMarket High Point Market here.

 

 


 

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