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The Fall 2018 Design Events You Need to Know About


Fall events are stacking up! Review all of our upcoming events and RSVP while space is still available!


Lead Image by Tammy Horton for Nikki Ritcher Photography



Ivy at High Point Market | 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


To the Trade: Break Your Dependence on Retail Vendors

Wednesday, October 17th, 12:30 pm ET / 9:30 am PT | Webinar

Designer Shannon Adamson will discuss how utilizing trade resources empowers you as a designer to offer unique, high quality pieces at below-retail cost to your clients, while increasing your business’ bottom line. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to-the-trade resources give you access to a world of finishes, textiles, and furniture available only to interior designers
  • How trade pricing works, and what it means for your clients and your business’ bottom line
  • Step-by-step guides on working with to to-the-trade showrooms

Register here



How Designers Can Turn Their Side Hustle Into A Business With Danielle Oakey Shop

Monday, October 22nd, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT | Online Event  

Learn how designers can turn their side hustle into a business! In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How designers can turn their side hustle into a business
  • What hurdles you faced, how you coped, and continued to move forward
  • Once you get to a solid point in your business, understanding how to scale your business

Register here



Lessons to be Learned from Design Professionals with Alternative Backgrounds

Wednesday, October 24th, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Benjamin Moore, 200 Lexington Ave, Suite 814, New York, NY 10016

RSVP Required

Join Ivy, Houzz, and the New York design community for lunch and lively discussion at the Benjamin Moore showroom. Sharpen your business skills and network with savvy designers at an event designed to accelerate your sales and marketing efforts. We’re hosting an exclusive panel about Creating a Profitable Business Model: lessons to be learned from design professionals with alternative backgrounds. Space is limited for this free event so save your spot today!




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