Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bernhardt Furniture At High Point Market 2014


Bernhardt Furniture looked amazing at High Point Market.
Did you see it?  If not, feast your eyes....
The new collections were amazing!
(Click here to see photos from the Bernhardt Collection...)

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ronald McDonald House "Part Deux" & "Design On A Dime"

Ronald McDonald greets Traci and I at the front door of the Ronald McDonald House Long Island.  This photo was taken by Charlie who is one of the volunteers for the house.

It has been a busy travel week for me and not much time for blogging.  I am on the plane home from New York, where Traci Zeller and I attended the kickoff event for the interior designers involved in phase two of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island  .  It was a very emotional day.  The love and dedication of the staff, as well as the excitement of the participating designer's desires to make a difference in the life of others created a surreal environment for the afternoon.  This is the "house that love built."  Love has continue to manifest itself in the metamorphosis of "part one" and I think "part deux" will result in the same.   The number of participating designers has grown from the original 26 designers in phase one to 44 designers in phase two.  The increase in deigned involvement represents how important tho project is to the design community.  Thanks to Anthony Baratta who had the vision for this project and spearheaded the efforts initially.   He was there and was excited about phase two. What an honor to meet this design icon! Traci and I are excited about our room appointment, which I will share in detail later. 

 At the end of our event at the Ronald McDonald House,  Traci and I decided to go into Manhattan to attend  10th Anniversary of Design on a Dime.  "DOAD" is the most popular interior design event in New York city sponsored by Housing Works each year.   Each year for the past 10 years, more than 50 of the world's top interior designers have  created amazing room vignettes with totally donated or self created, new merchandise, which is sold at the event for 50-70% off retail pricing.  Click here to read more about DOAD!
There is so much to share about this event!  We loved seeing our friends, who participated in this years event.   It was so amazing that Traci and I have decided it is a "don't miss event" going forward.  I can't wait to show you what I bought and share our New York adventures, but first I must unpack and spend some time with my family.  They are looking a little needy.  Hope your Saturday is fabulous!

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Katie Ridder - Rooms To Bloom

This past week I attend the  Charlotte Mint Museum Auxiliary's Room To Bloom Symposium and had the good fortune of hearing the talented New York designer Katie Ridder speak.  Wednesday was a crazy morning for me because I was trying to get work projects settled and pack for a trip I was leaving on later that day, but I thought it would be worth the effort to hear Katie Ridder and I was totally right. 
 If you aren't familiar with Katie Ridder's work the best description is found on her own website:

"Katie Ridder’s extraordinary dexterity with palettes of primary and secondary colors, her playful approach to mixing antiques and modern pieces, and her eye for unusual decorative accents have all established her as a leading, and singular, figure in the world of interior design. "

Room Designed by Katie Ridder

It was refreshing to hear a designer of Katie's statue share her journey and give us a peek into her world with funny and unglamorous stories of client work.  She spoke from the heart and often was self deprecating.   There were so many morsels of wisdom that resonated with me.  Here are some I found most interesting:

1) Colors don't compete with Art, they promote it.  She advises to paint the walls a color even if you have an extensive gallery like collection.  She says often designers pick white because it is easy when a color could be far more interesting.  

2) As a designer, our homes are our laboratories, we use our home to experiment.  We try out your thoughts and processes there.  I had never thought about it that way but it i true.  Our home is often a good example to share with clients.

3) You will never get anywhere by giving up if things don't happen quickly.  Katie started out with craft like items, then moved into making slipcovers and then had wooden printing block made in India, all of which never really amounted to anything but she didn't give up, she kept trying until she got it right.  Those processes taught her so much along the way and are good reminders to her about the path she has traveled to get to a successful place. 

4) Don't expect to start out with the big clients. Katie did not attend design school.  She started out working in House and Garden.  Her first job was filling rolodex cards and from that she worked her way up the ranks to where she is today.  It didn't come easy.  Her success is due to years of hard work and being willing to do what had to be done when often it wasn't glamorous or fun.  

5)   Travel has played a huge role in inspiring her passion and love of design.  She ventured to foreign lands of India, Istanbul and other faraway places with her husband, famed architect, Peter Pennoyer.  Her vast exposure has resulted in threads of exotic lands being woven into her design aesthetic, which often adds a unique and interesting twist in her projects.  It also prompted her to open a shop which she later closed. Many of the pieces of her shop were used to create what she refers to as the "Zam Zam" room in her own home.  It's a place of fun memories where her children entertain friends.  

6. Good designers don't have to go to design school.  I did go to design school but when people ask me if I think they must, I say no.  You either have interior design talent or you don't.  Going to school is certainly great, but you can learn at the hem of a good designer or by working with designers which is what Katie did.  Her discerning eye came from working with designers when she was in the magazine business.

 I have long been a fan of Katie Ridder's and after hearing her speak, my affinity for her has grown even more.  Here are some of my favorite rooms designed by Katie.

Designed by Katie Ridder

 Designed by Katie Ridder

Designed by Katie Ridder

Designed by Katie Ridder

 Designed by Katie Ridder

Katie's work has been featured in all the top shelter magazines.  She has been on the cover of Elle Decor and House Beautiful.  She has appeared on the list of "Top 100 List of Designers" in Elle Decor, House Beautiful and New York Magazine, but Katie is more than that.  She is a artist who uses her talent to paint beautiful interiors for her clients.
She is a weaver of fabulous interiors for families who want to feel like their homes speak to them with style and grace.    

"The Design Process is hard work, but in the end I want my interiors to look inspired and relaxed, not studied" 
- Katie Ridder
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Louise Gaskill Lighting

I am crazy in love with Louise Gaskill Lighting.  Louise takes vintage materials and creates modern designs.  While I was at High Point Market, I paid a visit to Louise Gaskill Lighting in the salon at Market Squares.  

When I first met North Carolina lighting designer, Louise Gaskill, we instantly connected after discovering we were   Meredith College alumnus.  Meredith is located in Raleigh, NC, where Louise currently resides.  It is a girl's school, that boasts an angel for a mascot.  The angel mascot began as a   "tongue in cheek" joke, but was quickly embraced by the student population.  Once you become a  "Meredith Angel" you are part of a special sisterhood for life, so I consider Louise a "sister".  

I knew I wanted her beautiful lighting in Studio 202.  It is perfect for the concept Traci and I envisioned for the studio of offering things that are not currently found in Charlotte.  We both love custom pieces with a unique flair for our client work too.  Louise's line is an extension of the original art offerings, we have curated for the studio. We can't wait to share the entire collection which is growing by the day. 

I am happy to welcome Louise Gaskill Lighting to Charlotte!

Yay! Her lighting will be in Studio 202! 

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

World's Away's New Permanent Showroom at High Point Market

Hands down, my favorite new showroom at High Point Market was World's Away's new permanent showroom in Interhall.   World's Away isn't new to the High Point scene by any means, but the growing company has graduated to a much larger, permanent showroom.  

It's no secret that I have been a long time fan of World's Away having style spotted them all three times I was a style spotter for High Point Market.  I think the line just keeps getting better and better.  

Years ago, I bought World's Away when I had a retail space under another name.  That was in the 1990's and I bought "painted toile" table tops, wastebaskets and trays. The line looked very different and my style was different in those days as well. In more recent years, the line has evolved into "Hollywood Regency and Mid Century Mod Style offerings,  perfectly timed for the growing need of more transitional pieces for today's updated interiors.  

You may not know that World's Away was one of the first companies to offer mirrored furniture.  It all started with the "Cary" mirrored dresser and the rest is history!   The company was founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1992 and their headquarters remain there today.  World's Away offers high design pieces at great prices.  I took the liberty of snapping a few pictures to share when I was in their showroom.  
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Have You Checked Out The Style Spotter Boards On Pinterest?

Still wondering what the trends were at April 2014 High Point Market?  Have you checked out the Style Spotter's boards on Pinterest?  Make sure to visit Pinterest and see all the great products they spotted!  This year' panel did an amazing job!
I am going to post what I saw as trends in furniture, colors and stories this week.  Can't wait to share, but until then look at what our tastemaker panel posted!  

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Moore Councill High Point Market 2014

It was an exciting market this spring and one of my favorite showrooms was Moore Councill!  The showroom looked as vibrant as ever.  I wanted to share these beautiful photos with you.  Enjoy!

Elegant dining chairs.

I am digging those curved sofas.

I especially loved this piece.  It has all kinds of storage for women.  The Tiffany blue interior is so pretty too!

These new occasional tables were adorable.  Perfect for between or beside chairs. 

This dining table was a real beauty!

Moore Councill has beautiful furniture which makes it easy to want one of everything in the showroom but the real prize at Moore Councill are the people.  Always there to help in anyway they can.  At any given minute you may call and Moore himself might be the one to answer the phone.  Moore grew up in a furniture family and really understands what it takes to run a first rate furniture business.  I like doing business with nice good people and every time I go in the Moore Councill showroom I am reminded why I love them.  Please visit their website to more of their beautiful products. 
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

La Cienega Legends Event 2014

I just returned from High Point Market and have so much to share, but before I start posting on my fab finds in High Point, I wanted to share my exciting news!!!  I was chosen as a Legends Ambassador for 2014!!!   I have never attended the Legends event but have heard rave reviews from all my designer friends.  Have you ever been?  If not, what are you waiting for?  Buy your tickets today here!

"One of the most anticipated design events of the year, Legends is a three day celebration of design each year in May.  It is the largest design event on the West coast. Top editors come together with  VIP's and interior design, art, fashion and architecture tastemakers, for keynote discussions, cocktail parties, reception, exhibitions, book signings, personal appearances and special events  in California’s hippest design district"

This years event marks the 6th year for the La Cienega Legends Event.   Fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg, New York interior designer David Kleinberg and many other A-List designers from around the country will decorate the window for Legends 2014 on the theme Novel Interiors: Storytelling by Design.  Eleven of the most prominent design magazines in the United States, Europe and California are slated for participation.  Mark your calendars for May 7th - 9th.  If you can't attend make sure you follow my exploits.  I promise to be where the action is during the event. 

This year’s LEGENDS them– Novel Interiors: Storytelling by Design – is already resonating through the design community. The cornerstone of LEGENDS is the windows. Top designers are being invited to transform the windows of the LCDQ members’ storefronts inspired by the theme of LEGENDS books and novels. Diane Von Furstenberg has chosen “Out of Africa” as the theme for her window. Designer Timothy Corrigan’s window at Fuller & Roberts will be themed to “Valley of the Dolls,” Jeffrey Hitchcock – “Fahrenheit 451” at Downtown, Sheldon Harte of Harte Brownlee – “The Invisible Man” at Mecox, and architect Paul Williger – Edith Wharton’s “The House of Mirth” at Renaissance Design Studio. There are many surprises to come 


• 11 national, international and regional editors in chief — the highest concentration of national and regional design and lifestyle magazine editors in one place on the West Coast over 2 1/2 days

• 40+ windows imaginatively transformed on the theme of novels and books by some of the most talented designers on the planet

• 8 keynote panels led by esteemed magazine editors from Los Angeles, New York, Texas, Iowa, and Florida

• Signature Social Events, including:

 -Gala Party sponsored by 1stdibs and Coldwell Banker Previews
 -InternationalPower Lunch hosted by Michael Boodro, Editor in Chief, Elle Decor
 -Tribute Party hosted by Margaret Russell, Editor in Chief, Architectural Digest
 -Veranda Lunch hosted by Editor in Chief Clinton Smith --Finale Party hosted by Clinton Smith, Editor in Chief, Veranda
 -Cocktail Parties, Special Appearances, Author Book Signings, and Open Houses

To say I'm excited is an understatement!  Cannot wait!!!


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Monday, April 7, 2014

Follow Me On @DesignonHpmkt Today!!!

Today I am happy to be posting on @DesignOnHptmkt
on instagram here.  If you aren't following make sure you do today, to see the good things Marisa Marcantonio of StyleBeat and I will be posting.  New products, fun events!!
Make sure you join @DesignonHPMkt to see what else the other tastemakers posted.  Here's the list of who has been posting and who will be posting for the duration of market:

Friday, 4/4
Gretchen Aubuchon
Matthew Frederick
Saturday, 4/5
Corey Damen Jenkins
Christian May
Dwayne Clark
Sunday, 4/6
Crystal Palecek
Tobi Fairley
Julia Buckingham Edelmann
Monday, 4/7
Lisa Mende
Marisa Marcantonio
Tuesday, 4/8
Kristin Drohan
Jonathan Legate

Wednesday, 4/9
Lisa Kahn Allen
Jason Oliver Nixon
John Loecke

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Antique and Design Center of High Point Market

One of my favorite places at High Point Market is the Antiques and Design Center.  If you have never been, it's a must!  Don't let the name fool you!  It isn't just antiques or old boring things.  There is a plethora of fantastic finds just waiting to chosen for a special project!  Make sure you visit my buddies at The Madcap Cottage  not only do they have fabulous pieces curated from all over the world, but the experience of meeting these two talented gents is a gift in itself.  Pop over to booth #24 to see their amazing wares.

Also make sure you stop by Heather Karlie Vieira's booth at 34 and 34a.  She has amazing pieces too.  Rumor has it that Thom Filicia bought a coffee table from her yesterday.    

I could go on and on because quite frankly all the exhibitors in Antiques & Design are amazing and since their wares change from market to market there are always hidden gems to be discovered.  Want to make your next design project one of "a one of a kind standout"?  Look for those special pieces at A&D.  They are there, just waiting to be discovered. 

Did I mention that it is also the best place to find vintage jewelry?  Here are a few baubles from Catiques!  They have several new collections of jewelry and accessories created from vintage jewelry and jewelry findings!

Of course there are also fun and whimsical things in the mix as well!  Don't you love this seal?

Please take the time to visit the Antiques and Design Center, you will be so happy you did.  If you do, let me know what you discovered!  I can't wait to go!  As I said before, it is my absolute favorite place at market for discovering the unexpected!  

Here is the complete list of exhibitors in A&D
If you don't check out A & D you have missed the best
kept secret of High Point Market!

Spring 14' Exhibitors

A/S Home 
Dead Artists Gallery, The 
Elizabeth Anne.Home 
French Bleu
Michael Weaver Fine Silver
Millwood Home 
Peridot Antiques 
The Pink Door
Regency Antiques 
Robert Corprew Antiques 
String Theory Rugs and Textiles
Tracy Collins Decorative Antiques
Trinka 5 Designs 
Tuesdays On The Boulevard
Vickie Kienast Designs  

Make sure to follow the #designonhpmkt on instagram to see the goodies curated each day!  Here's the list of who's posting daily!
Friday, 4/4
Gretchen Aubuchon
Matthew Frederick
Saturday, 4/5
Corey Damen Jenkins
Christian May
Dwayne Clark
Sunday, 4/6
Crystal Palecek
Tobi Fairley
Julia Buckingham Edelmann
Monday, 4/7
Lisa Mende
Marisa Marcantonio
Tuesday, 4/8
Kristin Drohan
Jonathan Legate

Wednesday, 4/9
Lisa Kahn Allen
Jason Oliver Nixon
John Loecke

Thank You Antique and Design Center for Sponsoring me at High Point market me for High Point Market.  All opinions are my own.
I truly do love the Antiques and Design Center and you will too if you visit it!
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High Point Market April 2014 The Full Schedule!!

High Point Spring Market 2014 


  I'm late posting this, but here is the full list!!

I had so many people thank me last year for sharing my list of "must see and must do" while in High Point I decided to share this year's list, so here is the comprehensive list  

For complete details on all events listed make sure to check out the High Point Website Here.

I came in yesterday and attended Rebecca Reynolds and Lori Gilder's KitchenDesign Network Workshop and it was fabulous!  I'll be posting about it next week. A must do for all wanting to learn more about kitchen design process!!

Saturday, April 5, 2014 

8:30am - 9:30am - The Press Breakfast with Barry Dixon, Mariette Himes Gomez, Alexa Hampton & Charlotte Moss who will talk about latest products.  Talk about a star studded cast, wowza!  Breakfast buffet is available 8:00am til 8:30 in the High Point Theater.  (All Members of the press are invited to attend)

8:30 am  Destination Design -"Insider Tips for Getting Published" with Tobi Fairley, joined by Krissa Rossbund, Senior Style Editor for Traditional Home Magazine. (Hosted by Lexington Home Brands 1300 National Hwy, Thomasville)

9am - 10:30am  Lori Gilder and Rebecca Reynolds, co-founders of the Kitchen Design Network will share tips and knowledge about kitchen design and renovation. The event will take place at the Antique & Design Center in Market Sq.

10:30am - 11:30 am "What's Next"?Crans Baldwin, President & CEO of Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman will share a look at business opportunities, trends and specific ideas on what's next for the industry. Market Sq Seminar Room MS #300

12pm - 1:15pm Design Viewpoint Series:  Mary Leigh Howell will present "From Amateur to Authority: Understanding & Working with the Media." .1CEU creits
High Point Theatre.

1pm - 3pm Barry Dixon at Tomlinson

1:30 pm - Design Tech Summit with Katy Garrett, CEO of Connectionsoft,Inc.  This panel discussion of tech leaders and innovators will talk about how their products can streamline your business.  Sponsored by The Antique & Design Center. 

2pm - 3pm  Designer Barclay Butera and Tori Mellott, Traditional Homes Senior Design & Markets editor will discuss "The New Face of Tradition"  Barclay will talk about his new collection with Highland House. RSVP here.  IHFC, Green Wing 11th Floor Ballroom B.

Lisa Robison & Kim Turner of Dwell with Dignity

3pm - 5pm Currey & Company host Dwell with Dignity.  Come find out how you can get involved.  Always fun in the Currey show room and this time with a perfect cause.

Dann Foley 

3pm - 5pm  Dann Foley from NBC's American Dream Builders will be at IHFC (Hamilton 417) to share is newest SuppleStyle soft home collection.

3pm - 5:30pm  The Elevate Seminar at 220 Elm in the Eilersen Showroom #312, with Lisa Ferguson of Decor Mentor, Jennifer Brouwer and Lisa Kahn of Kahn Design Group.  (Must pre-register)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm TrendWatch - Greg Dunlap, ASID, Global Strategy Director of WGSN-Homebuildlife will talk about key ideas that will direct the future of the interiors industry. Come learn about the 3 key macro trends for the upcoming year.  .1CEU is available and pre-registration is a must! (Market Square Seminar Room MS #300)

Sneak peak of Madcap Glass box....

3:45pm - Join Madcap Cottage for a Champagne Toast /Meet & Greet  in the Market Square Courtyard.  Come find out what monkey business these two talents have conjured up for market from design resources found in High Point Market's IMC buildings.  I think you will be delighted with their curated display as well as with the gents themselves.

4pm - 6pm Meet Barry Dixon in Tomlinson & see his new designs.  525 N. Wrenn Street

4pm - 6pm Nathan Anthony Furniture 10 yr Anniversary toasted by Architectural Digest RSVP required to reply  IHFC 302.

4pm - 6pm - Robert Abbey celebrates "Williamsburg Lighting"  come see the new collection of "Trend Meets Tradition"  (IHFC 244)

5:30pm - 7:30pm Century Furniture hosts Charlotte Moss. Come see Charlotte & her new collection with Century. (Historic Mkt Sq 5th floor) Cocktails, hors d'oeveres & live music.

6pm CR Laine - BBQ with music by Jay Bird & The Soul Central Band.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

7:30am-9am - Annual Withit Breakfast - "Future Trends: Driving Forces" with Michelle Lamb. RSVP.  (IHFC Green Wing, 11th Floor International Ballroom)

9:30am - 10:30am -  Terry Taylor "Your Value as a Designer: Bigger Fees & Better Clients sponsored & hosted by The Antique & Design Center.  1 CEU credit 

light breakfast served

11am-2pm Arteriors annual Brunch to celebrate Laura Kirar's new collection!  (IHFC H-320)

12pm  Designer Viewpoint Series:  Michelle Jennings Wiebe - "Set Yourself Apart from the Crowd" .1 CEU credit.  High Point Theatre

12pm - 1:30pm Lunch 'n Learn with John Lusher

Social Media consultant  Zarr Design Ctr 741 West Ward Ave

1pm - 2pm Aerin Lauder book signing at Visual Comforts 

"Beauty at Home"  located in blg C&D Suite 2G

1pm - 3pm Tomlinson & C2 Paint celebrate Barry Dixon's newest designs with lacquer finishes.  Naturals Color Collectionf for C2  RSVP

1:30 Mitzi Beach "Boomer Design"  at Antiques and Design.  Following the presentation, Mitzi will be singing copies of her book, "Boomer Smarts Boomer Power"

2pm- 3pm Mary Knackstedt at Red Egg "Attracting the right clients"  (415 W. High Avenue)

3:00pm Design Tech Summit hosted by Lori Dennis, Design Camp co-founder, HGTV Star  Jaipur Showplace Suite 100

3pm - 4:30 Barclay Butera at Nourison meet and greet

(IHFC IH-101)

3pm -5pm Traci Zeller new pillow launch and Tracy Hiner of Black Crow Studios with new mineral and agate wallpapers in the CR Laine Showroom! 310 N. Hamilton Street Showroom # 201

3:30pm - 5:30pm  Aerin Lauder at EJ Victor

116 South Lindsay Street
4pm - 5pm  Hall of Fame Lobby of Furniture Plaza. Reception begins at 4 and will end with unveiling of new exhibit and champagne at 4:30

4pm Burton James Showroom - Mark Landres, creative director of Burton James will be on hand to talk about the line! (310 North Hamilton)

4pm - 6pm Thom Filicia in Vanguard Furniture Showroom in partnership with Farrow & Ball RSVP

301 N. Hamilton Street Cocktail party

4pm - 6pm Libby Langdon is hosting her 2nd Sips, Snacks & Sass.  Braxton Culler Showroom   RSVP required

4:15pm Champagne toast with Bradshaw Orrell will showcase products from Market Square in the courtyard area in front of 330 N. Hamilton Street

4:30 - 7pm Highland House cocktail party honoring Barcaly Butera's new collection.  311 W. High Ave

5pm Loloi 10th Anniversary Celebration!!!!!  Food, bar, band (IHFC D320)

5:30pm - 8:30pm - Mademoiselle catalogue Premiere at Christopher Guy  (418 S. Wrenn Street)

6pm - 10 pm Oly Cocktail Party 106 N. Wrenn Street

7:30pm  Chris Daughtry will perform on Center Stage

Monday, April 7th

8:30am - 9:30am  High Point Style Spotter Michelle Wiebe will shares tips and lead a VIP tour to several of her favorite showrooms.  Limited seating RSVP required. Breakfast included.  High Point Theatre Transportation Terminal.

9:30am - 10:30am "It's Never Too Late for Wallpaper" by Don and Judi Larkin.  Sponsored by Thibaut  and Antique and Design Center in their presentation room.
Book signing to follow.  Breakfast served.

10:30am - 11:30am Michelle Lamb, Editor of The Trend Curve "What Colors Will Make Assortments Look Fresh in 2015 and 2016? Market Sq Room MS#300

12pm - 1:15pm  Designer Viewpoint: "More Money, More Profits" featuring Dabble magazine editor and author Kimberley Seldon. .1 CEU     Book signing to follow. High Point Theatre.

12:00pm - 2:00pm French Heritage hosts Press Lunch

Preview of new collections.  RSVP Required.

12:30pm - 2:00pm The Sustainable Furnishings Council 

will host a luncheon with Sean Sullivan  IHFC Green Wing 

Ballroom 11th floor Pre-registration required

1:30pm - 2:30pm "Home Decor Trends" with Bill Indursky

 of Design Life Network and founder of V&  

2:45pm - 3:45pm Traci Zeller and Lisa Mende "Building Your Brand Thru Social Media"  Antique & Design Center

3pm - 5pm Currey & Co host author James Farmer, who will be premiering his 6th book on Southern food and culture. 
Dinner will follow.

3:00pm - 5pm  Eastern Accents 25th Anniversary Toast
IHFC Suite C-1000

Denise McGaha 

4pm - 5pm Denise McGaha the "Designing with a Deadline" Diva will be sharing her secrets and tips at the Antique and Design Center.  Happy Hour to follow.

4pm - 5pm Design Tech Panel Discussion at Surya with Shay Geyer and Jennifer Flanders.  Showplace Suite 4100

4pm - 6pm LampsPlus cocktail reception honoring Jamie Young new product will be unveiled.

4pm - 6pm  Genevieve Gorder and experts at HGTV will be sharing their trends and resources.  Find out how to get involved with HGTV. RSVP required for this event.

5pm - 6:30pm  Loloi hosts Dann Foley, designer of Loloi's new Palm Springs Collection.  Loloi will be giving away a trip for two to Palm Springs in honor of Dann's new collection.  IHFC D#320

5pm - 7pm  Trump Home by Dorya Cocktail Party 50 piece collection to debut  (200 Steele Street)  RSVP required

5:30pm  American Leather "Boost Your Color IQ" Course presented by Sally Augustin.  Drinks, eats and IDCEC credit.
Course begins at 6:30 RSVP required.

5:30pm -10pm Greek Party with food, music, wine and plate breaking at Linon Home Decor.  (220 Elm St Suite #202)

6pm - 8pm Withit Competitive Intelligence Panel with Caroline Hipple, chief energy officer at HB2 Resources, Dixon Barlett, Anita Pugh and Chris Matthies co-authors of A Pathway to Profit, a new business book from Friesen Press.
Antique and Design Center.  Book signing to follow.

6:30pm - 9:30pm Safavieh's 100th Anniversary Party
Historic Market Square.  Come find out about the yearlong program of promotions and events in honor of the centennial!

Tuesday, April 8th

7:30am - 8:30pm NEWH North Carolina Regional Group 2nd annual Hospitality Designer Day at High Point Market.  For more details read the full description here on the High Point website. Kick off at Designmaster Furniture showroom (201 S. Main St) with breakfast and a full day of showroom visits. RSVP required.

9am-10am High Point Market Style Spotters Panel. Come hear why and what Mizi Beach, Jeanne Chung, Meredith Heron, Gary Inman, Denise McGaha, and Michelle Workman style spotted and why!  RSVP REQUIRED.

10:30am - 11:30am "Designing with Antiques" with Nancy Price and Douglas Scott, sponsored by Antiques and Design.  

10:30am - 11:30am Lloyd Princeton interactive program to "Learn How the Best Way to Work with Clients flooded with the "do it yourself" messages.   Position Your Brand, package your services and optimize your pricing so you can maintain Design Integrity, professional satisfaction dn give clients what they want.  RSVP Required.

12:00pm - 1:14pm   Designer Viewpoint Series: "Pause and Refresh 2014 -2015 Color Trends" with Steve Shorthouse, PPg's National Color & Design Consultant and owner of DesignFive.  .1 CEU Credit

1:30 pm - 2:30pm  Gary Inman of Glave & Homes Architecture (& April Style Spotter) will present "Great Design Begins with a Great Story"  Antique and Design Center.

2:45pm-3:45pm  David Lindquist, owner of Whitehall Antiques and noted antiques authenticator, appraiser, educator and author will present "An Introduction to Wood Identification.  Antique and Design Center.

4pm - 5pm  Toma Clark Haines "Antiques Diva"  owner of Europe's largest touring and buying service company will lead a virtual tour of the major antique periods and styles. Happy Hour Tour of the ADC follows.

Wednesday, April 9th

10am - 3pm Designer Master Class presented by High Point Market Authority in a association with ASID Lloyd Princeton principal of Design Management Company will led class through presentations.  .4 CEU Credit  for more information read the entire description here.  RSVP required.

Throughout Market the Style Spotters will be selecting their favorite products and top trends, and will be posting them on Pinterest. The Style Spotters are Michelle Jennings Wiebe, Shay Geyer, Mitzi Beach, Jeanne Chung, Nicole Gibbons, Haskell Harris, Meredith Heron, Gary Inman, Denise McGaha and Michelle Workman. 

Follow the Style Spotters on Pinterest Here!

Gourmet Coffee & Danish offered daily ( Sat. - Wed.)

8 am - 9:30 200 North Hamilton - Hamilton Properties

7am - 8am -  Furniture Fellowship non-denominational Prayer Breakfast $25 each.  11 fl ballroom reservations required. (Sat. only)

 Complimentary Buyers Breakfast 
(Saturday - Tuesday):

  8 am - 10 am  -     Platinum Decor Showroom  at 330 S Wrenn Street

8am - 9:30am         Breakfast in RRC - Plaza Suites - NAHFA Resource Center , 1st floor

8am - 10am             Buyers Breakfast C & D  5th floor catered by Emerywood Fine Foods

8:30am - 9:30am     Coffee in the Showplace Atruim sponsored by Surya and Agio

9am - 11am              Breakfast at Pasha  443 S. Main St

Complimentary Buyer's Lunch offered :

Daily Luncheon at the Platinum Decor Showroom

  • When: 11:30am - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: 330 S. Wrenn St. (The Platinum Building) - Platinum Decor Showroom

  • Featuring New Orleans Roast Beef Po’Boys!

Your Daily Dog

  • When: 11:30am - 1pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: Plaza Suites - NAHFA Retailer Resource Center, 1st Floor

  • Don't miss the mess! Enjoy Decked out Dogs with all your favorite fixings. Serving regular dogs and daily specials, including Chili Dog, Chicago Dog, New Yorker, The Border Town and the Top Dog.

Brunch Bars

  • When: 12pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: Suites At Market Square - Suites At Market Square and SALON

  • Roaming servers will pass a specialty brunch drink each day.

Accessory Brunch Bars

  • When: 12pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: IHFC - Accessory Floors 2, 3, 4

  • Specialty brunch drink each day.

Brunch Bars

  • When: 12pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: IHFC - 11th Floor

  • Specialty brunch drink each day.

Pavilions Brunch Bars

  • When: 12pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: IHFC - 3rd Floor Main

  • Specialty brunch drink each day.

Daily Luncheon - Linon Home Decor

  • When: 12pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: 220 Elm - Showroom 202

  • Join us for Greek and Italian cuisine daily in the Linon Home Decor showroom. Market public welcome.

Lunch & Cocktails, Design 9 & TemaHome

  • When: 12pm - 2pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: 220 Elm - Showroom 311

  • Join Design 9 & TemaHome for lunch, frozen Daiquiris, Cosmos and Margaritas.

An Afternoon Pick-Me-Up with Gelato & Coffee at The Antique & Design Center

  • When: 1pm - 3pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: Market Square - Antique & Design Center Office Bar - Ground

  • Sponsored by Wesley Hall. Members of the press are invited.

Social in the SALON: Market Kick Off: Wine and Cheese

  • When: 3pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: Suites At Market Square - SALON MEZZANINE M-7000 and M-8000

Afternoon Socials

  • When: 4pm - 6pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: IHFC - 11th Floor

  • Enjoy beer, wine and live entertainment

Happy Hour at The Antique & Design Center, Boiler Room Bar, with Whiskey Tastings by Troy & Sons

  • When: 4pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: Market Square - Antique & Design Center - Ground

  • Daily Friday April 4th – Wednesday April 9th. Members of the press are invited.

Happy Hour!

  • When: 4pm - 7pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: Market Square - Showroom 143, 145

  • Everyday in the showroom - sponsored by Feizy Rugs.

Make sure to follow High Point Market everyday during market on instagram as @DesignOnHPMKT takes over the HP Mkt instagram here and shares our fav's!  Each day a one of us designers/ bloggers will be posting pics on instagram of our favorite showrooms, hot products and glimpses of fun social events.  @DesignOnHPMKT  so make sure you are following HighPointMarket on instagram to be in on the inside scoop!!!

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