The High Point Market Authority's Style Spotters program is taking on a new format for 2017. While the team of tastemakers will still include eight members, this time around, it will be made up of four design duos: Tami Ramsay and Krista Nye Nicholas of Cloth & Kind; Anishka Clarke and Niya Bascom of Ishka Designs; David Ecton and Lance Jackson of Parker Kennedy Living; and Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield of Woodson and Rummerfield’s House of Design.
Traditional Home editor in chief Ann Maine announced the new Style Spotters live for the first time during the Fall High Point Market. The High Point Market Authority and Traditional Home partnered for the second year in a row to select one Style Spotter from the magazine’s latest list of New Trad Designers—Ramsay and Nicholas were this year’s pick.
“We are excited about what this diverse team will bring to High Point Market with their individual styles, social media followings and their ability to spot trends affecting the home furnishings industry,” said Tom Conley, CEO of the High Point Market Authority.
The Style Spotters will be responsible for making product and trend selections at both Spring and Fall High Point Market in 2017, where they will “spot” their favorite finds throughout market and label them with a card. Style Spotter Emeritus Michelle Jennings Wiebe, of Studio M, will mentor the group and help them prepare for each market.