Back in September, interior designer Tobi Fairley announced the expansion of her business to Dallas—opening the first design studio outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, where the firm is based. Beginning in March, her intensive design camps and signature events will come along for the ride.
“Moving our events to Dallas will offer so much more opportunity for us and for our attendees,” said Fairley. “The site is right next to our new Dallas office, and being in Dallas provides many more direct flights, hotel choices and restaurants for our attendees. It also allows us to bring in even more high-profile guests and speakers."
The events set for 2014 include:
Design A-to-Z, March 18-19 and a September date TBD
This intensive class for designers and design enthusiasts was created to rev up design engines, offering tips and tools to restart creativity, help attendees find the “wow” factor in their projects, and inspire them to kick into high gear.
Designer MBA, May 5-6 and a November date TBD
This business education course is geared for design professionals. From what to charge and how, to working with clients, to successful marketing, Fairley will give business strategies to help interior designers streamline processes and sell their services.
Both events will be held at the Stoneleigh, a historic 1923 Art Deco Le Méridien hotel, in the heart of Dallas.
Tobi’s Think Tank, April 4 and October 17
This event will continue to be held in Greensboro, N.C., at the O. Henry Hotel in conjunction with High Point Market. Held the day before Market's opening day, this single-day class helps to transform design businesses. It is a small-group session that’s a fast-and-furious download of Tobi’s Designer MBA program, delivered all in one day.