designer's guide | Jul 1, 2019 |
Friday, October 18, 2019

Your go-to schedule for High Point Market.

Ivy Academy
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Abbyson, 300 E. Green
Accelerate your business with this hands-on learning opportunity. Learn from your fellow designers, and a roundtable discussion about business models and pricing strategies will be held. Breakfast, lunch and happy hour will be served. RSVP here.

Maximize Your Visibility To Grow Your Influence
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Franziska Neumann and Jana Platina Phipps will walk you through their systems step-by-step, outlining how to use simple tools to gain maximum exposure and boost your business growth. RSVP here.

High Point’s Hidden Gems: Market Insiders Tips and Tricks
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The Point (Commerce Ave., between S. Main St. and Wrenn St.)
Learn the tips, tricks and tools top design pros use to work the Market like a boss. A lively panel, featuring Cheryl Luckett of Dwell by Cheryl, Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton of Bauer/Clifton Interiors, and Tamara Matthews-Stephenson of Root Cellar Designs will open up about everything from hot new product lines to where to enjoy the best complimentary cocktails. Learn how to find those hidden gems others often miss, where to find the influencers and thought leaders, how to navigate Market and its eight neighborhoods, and how to find vendors who will keep you profitable and protect your business.

Time Mastery for Interior Designers: Earn More in Less Time
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Designer Melissa Galt shares the simple secrets to getting more done in less time with ease, so you can eliminate stress in favor of success and understand how to incorporate knockout client service that will have them singing your praises. RSVP here.

Kuka Showroom Grand Opening
4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Kuka Home, Furniture Plaza, 615
Celebrate the grand opening of Kuka’s new 65,000-square-foot showroom with live jazz, full bar, hors d’oeuvres, giveaways and more.

BIDN Workshop: Getting Camera-Ready—Tips and Tricks for TV Appearances and Hosting
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Point (Commerce Ave., between S. Main St. and Wrenn St.)
Join TLC’s Trading Spaces designer Mikel Welch and A&E Network’s Evette Rios in a lively, interactive workshop where they’ll walk attendees through a series of exercises designed to prepare designers to get in front of the camera. Be sure to stick around afterwards for the BIDN mixer for drinks and hors d’oeuvres while developing and deepening business connections.

Meet and Mingle With Alexa Hampton
4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Theodore Alexander, 229 W. Russell Ave.
Come by the Theodore Alexander showroom to tour the “Alexa Hampton Apartment at Theodore Alexander” and snap a picture with Alexa—then stay for a fabulous dinner at 6 p.m.

Noir Cocktail Party at CFC
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
114 S. Elm St.
Join Noir and the Luxe Interiors + Design team as they host a special soirée at the expansive CFC showroom. RSVP here.

WithIt President’s Reception
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Malouf, Market on Green, 204
Kick off your market at a powerful networking reception and toast to the opening of Malouf’s new showroom. WithIt encourages and develops leadership, mentoring, education and networking opportunities for professional women in the home and furnishings industries.

Baker x Veranda Cocktail Party
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Baker Interiors, 319 N. Hamilton St.
Join Steele Marcoux, editor in chief of Veranda, to celebrate the new collections from Baker and McGuire.

Designers’ Showhouse Gala Preview Party
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dalton-Bell-Cameron House, 1013 Johnson St.
Aspire Design and Home
magazine and The Junior League of High Point present the 2019 Junior League of High Point Designers’ Showhouse Preview Gala & Fundraiser. Catered by JH Adams Inn, the gala will take place in the showhouse backyard and adjoining JH Adams Courtyard. Tickets are available here.

This article originally appeared in Fall 2019 issue of the Designer's Guide, High Point Market. Subscribe for more.

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