High Point Market takes place October 22 to 26. Get a head start with these Friday events. For more, check out BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.| Jaipur Living, C&D Building, Floor 4
Class is in session: Learn exactly how a rug is made–from the design process to material selection and yarn dyeing to construction. This course is the ideal entry into the world of rug weaving and will assist interior designers in gaining the knowledge necessary to guide clients to the perfect rug selection. (1 CEU) RSVP: jaipurliving.com/market
Perfecting the Luxury Experience
2 p.m.– 3 p.m.| The Point
There is no shortage of high-end design work to go around in today’s world, but designers looking to net the best projects are often left wondering how to properly communicate their value to prospective clients. Designers Lorna Gross, Austin Handler and Katie Wozniak share their experiences and how they’ve managed to add value, attract bigger-budget projects and differentiate their services to meet the needs of both their clients and their businesses.
Bonsai With Brownlee Currey
3 p.m.–4 p.m.|Currey & Company, IHFC M110
Meet Currey & Company president and longtime bonsai enthusiast Brownlee Currey, and learn more about the ancient technique, history and traditions of the practice during a tour of the stunning bonsai trees displayed throughout the showroom.
Mixology at The LAB (hosted by boh)
3 p.m.–6 p.m.|Gabby, 333 N. Hamilton St.
Join Business of Home’s editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen and market editor Caroline Biggs for happy hour at Gabby and explore The LAB, the brand’s new semi-custom upholstery program focusing on—you guessed it—the legs, arm and back. Plus, enjoy a custom potion of your own: A mixologist will be on hand making cocktails in the LAB bar.
Telling Your Design Story Visually
4 p.m.–5 p.m.|Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Photographer and marketing professional Tori Sikkema demystifies building your brand, explaining how a professional portfolio and social media presence will help you get noticed, published—and ultimately booked for future projects by dream clients. Learn how to visually tell your design story, leverage photography, grow your social media and get yourself in front of your ideal clients. RSVP: universalfurniture.com/marketevents
Jaipur Living Housewarming
4 p.m.–6 p.m.|C&D Building, Floor 4
Join Jaipur Living for a housewarming party to celebrate the brand’s new showroom in the Commerce & Design Building alongside company founder and CEO Asha Chaudhary and some fabulous interior design personalities. Guests will receive a premium gift bag. RSVP: jaipurliving.com/market
Antique & Design Center Weekend Kick-off Party
4 p.m.– 7 p.m.|Antique & Design Center
Market attendees are invited for a first look (and early buying) at the Antique & Design Center in Market Square on Thursday and Friday before Market officially opens on Saturday. Then, close out the day by pairing delicious local flavors with the beautiful antiques.
HPMKT Kick-off Celebration With StyleRow
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Center Stage
Get Market started in style with drinks, light bites, a chance to win a trip to Paris and the unveiling of an exciting new experience at Center Stage: the HPMKT Selfie Pavilion, presented by StyleRow, where a lineup of industry brands—Baker, Global Views, Universal, Jaipur Living, Verellen, Sherwin-Williams and more—have dreamed up inspired backdrops for the perfect shot. RSVP: bit.ly/StyleRowHPKickoff22
Sherrill x House Beautiful Market Party
5 p.m.–7 p.m. | 315 Fred Alexander Pl., Floor 2
Celebrate the grand opening of Sherrill’s new state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot showroom with a party hosted by House Beautiful. The magazine’s editor in chief Joanna Saltz will be on hand for the High Point debut and a book signing of the brand’s new title, Live Colorfully.
Hooker Furniture HMI Group Grand Re-Opening
5 p.m–8 p.m. | 220 Elm St., Floor 2
Grab a cocktail and be the first to see the newly reopened showroom for Hooker Furnishings’s HMI Group, which features the Accentrics Home, PRI, Pulaski Furniture and Samuel Lawrence Furniture brands.
Homey Design’s Rooftop Grand Opening
5 p.m.–8 p.m. | 425 N. Hamilton St.
Homey Design celebrates its move into a 20,000-square- foot permanent showroom at High Point Market with an evening of libations, catering, games and raffles, and live music that nod to the brand’s Southern California roots.
Eichholtz’s 30th Anniversary Party
5 p.m.–9 p.m. | 129 S. Hamilton St.
Join Eichholtz founder Theo Eichholtz, CEO Michiel Herkemij, COO Robin Goemans, creative director Edwin Van der Gun, and the brand’s U.S. leadership team as the company celebrates three decades of luxury design. As part of the festivities, Eichholtz will host the launch of Gift for Life’s fundraising effort with the World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises. RSVP: eichholtzusa.com/eichholtz-30th-anniversary-party