High Point Market takes place October 14 to 18. Get a head start with these market tours and ongoing events. For more, check out BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.
Design, Art and Science Symposium
7 a.m.–5 p.m. | Congdon Yards, 410 W. English Rd.
The inaugural summit from Science in Design covers topics such as biophilia, neuroaesthetics, the health benefits of interior design, the importance of beauty and nature, and the intersection of technology and design with engaging speakers, interactive workshops, experiential exhibits and more. Tickets here.
9 a.m.–10 a.m. | Jaipur Living, C&D Building, Floor 4
Jaipur Living hosts an IDCEC-certified course that showcases exactly how a rug is made—from the design process to material selection and yarn dyeing to construction.
(1 CEU) RSVP here.
Simply Chic Book Signing with Steele Marcoux
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Odette, 100 N. Centennial St.
Veranda editor in chief Steele Marcoux is on hand to sign her new book, Simply Chic—a collection of 30 spectacular coastal escapes, country retreats and city residences.
Navigating Market Like a Pro
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | The Point
Designers Lauren Ashley, Antonio DeLoatch, Don Ricardo Massenburg, Lauren Graback, Timala Stewart and Kelly Collier-Clark team up to help newbies make the most of their time at Market with tips on everything from utilizing the travel concierge and navigating the free shuttles to finding the right networking opportunities.
Designing for Showhouses
2 p.m.–3 p.m | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Showhouses can serve as a launching pad for designers, but what about the practical consideratins? In a conversation moderated by publicist Byron Cordero, showhouse veterans Kesha Franklin, Rydhima Brar, Andrew Suvalsky, Everick Brown and Kristin Bartone discuss everything from budget constraints and timeline limitations to the need to strike a balance between functionality and aesthetics. RSVP here.
The Personal Project Paradox
2 p.m.–4 p.m. | Odette, 100 N. Centennial St.
Make peace with your toughest client—yourself—with the help from designers Christopher Todd, John McClain and Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas in a panel on navigating the challenges of personal design projects and moderated by designer and photographer Carley Summers. A book signing for Summers’s Sacred Spaces to follow.
A Toast to 35 Years
3 p.m.–4 p.m. | Currey & Company, IHFC, M-110
Currey & Company celebrates its 35th year in business with a happy hour to honor the relationships that have blossomed into decades of success.
Bonsai with Brownlee Currey
4 p.m.–5 p.m. | Currey & Company, IHFC, M-110
Captivated by the bonsai collection that punctuates the Currey & Company showroom? Back by popular demand, Brownlee Currey leads a hands-on experience sharing more about the design and care of the bonsai.
Behind the Scenes: Creating Your Brand, Your Voice, Your Image
4 p.m.–5 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Photographer Venjhamin Reyes, publicist Jessica Robb, and designers Antonio DeLoatch, Tina Ramchandani and DuVäl Reynolds discuss what it takes to create a brand that makes an unforgettable impact while igniting a transformative journey of self-expression. RSVP here.
Rosé and Rubies: Jewelry Pop-Up Trunk Show
4 p.m.–6 p.m. | Woodbridge Furniture, 200 Steele, Floor 3
Enjoy beautiful jewelry, good drinks and great conversation with a glass of rosé as you peruse an assortment of antique, one-of-a-kind and vintage jewelry from Matheson’s Antiques and Lucky Fish Gallery.
Ribbon Cutting and Launch Celebration
4 p.m.–7 p.m. | Hickory Chair, 200 N. Hamilton St., Suite 300
Hickory Chair unveils its new showroom and celebrates the reveal of the company’s first outdoor furniture collection, designed by Susan Hable.
Launch Party: Cheryl Luckett’s New Collection for Revolution Fabrics
4 p.m.–8 p.m. | Brentwood Textiles, 312 S. Hamilton St., Suite 301
Raise a glass in celebration as designer Cheryl Luckett unveils her highly anticipated performance fabric collection, which is curated with her unmistakable flair.
10 Years of the Mr. & Mrs. Howard Collection
5 p.m.–7 p.m. | Sherrill Furniture, 315 Fred Alexander Pl., Floor 2
Veranda editor in chief Steele Marcoux hosts a celebration to commemorate 10 years of inspirational design with Jim and Phoebe Howard and their collection for Sherrill Furniture. RSVP here.
Stitching Together Hope: A Night of Support
5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. | American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame, 311 S. Hamilton St.
The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation offers financial assistance to support members of the furniture industry facing breast cancer. The organization hosts an inspiring evening to share stories of triumph and raise the funds needed to continue its mission.