designer's guide | May 25, 2021 |
Mark your calendar!

BOH has curated High Point events to add to your schedule. For more on Spring Market, check out our Designer’s Guide to High Point Market, including a handy map to help you make your way around.

ONGOING

South + English Spiked Palmers
June 2–9, 3 p.m.–6 p.m. | 208 E. MLK Jr. Dr.
Stop, shop and sip Spiked Palmers—a cocktail concoction from South + English co-founder Palmer Linwood Smith—with packaged snacks on the side.

8 to 8 at Tomlinson Companies
June 3–9, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. | 525 N. Wrenn St.
Start the day with coffee, juice, and ham biscuits at 8 a.m. Next, a hot country lunch (don’t miss Sunday’s fried chicken) begins at 11:30 a.m. The day winds down with wine and light hors d’oeuvres at 4 p.m.

High Point Rockers Baseball Game
June 4 and 5, 7:05 p.m.; June 6, 5:05 p.m. | 301 N. Elm St. Unwind after a full day at Market, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy America’s favorite pastime as you cheer on the High Point Rockers when they take on the Gastonia Honey Hunters at the new Truist Point stadium. Tickets here.

Frosé at 4
June 4–7, 4 p.m.–6 p.m. | Hooker Furnishings, IHFC, IH301
Join Hooker Furnishings in its InterHall pop-up every afternoon for frosé. On Saturday, June 5, the event will include a meet-and-greet with lifestyle expert, TV personality and High Point Style Spotter Breegan Jane.

Cosmic Cosmos at Lancaster
June 4–7, 4 p.m.–7 p.m. | 104 N. Main St.
Lancaster makes modern upholstery the old-fashioned way—and its cocktails, too. The brand’s Cosmic Cosmos are briskly shaken and served in martini glasses.

Antiques with an Expert
June 4–8, 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Whitehall Antiques, Market Square, G-54B
Get all your questions about antique furniture answered in this daily Q&A with internationally respected expert and author David Lindquist, an ASA (American Society of Appraisers) Accredited Senior Appraiser for more than 30 years.

Designer Meet & Greet at Design Oasis
June 5 and 6, 12 p.m.–1 p.m. | Center Stage, between Transportation Terminal and Showplace
Swing by the Design Oasis daily during Market to enjoy lunchtime food trucks, an outdoor retreat, and a pleasant place to sit and catch up with industry friends. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy a meet-and-greet with the designers who outfitted the space: Patti Allen and Stephanie James of Allen & James, Cheryl Luckett of Dwell by Cheryl, Katie Wozniak of Katherine Elizabeth Designs, and Stacy Garcia of Stacy Garcia Inc. Food trucks will be available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the seating areas are open throughout the day. More info here.

Universal To the Trade Designer’s Lounge
June 5–7, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Relax and recharge in Universal’s 2,000-square-foot designers-only workspace. Hit the Beauty Bar for hair touch-ups (12 p.m.–5 p.m.; appointment required), order a drink, check your luggage, charge your devices and take advantage of free Wi-Fi. Beauty Bar RSVP here.


FRIDAY, JUNE 4

Market Meetup with The Cool Girl’s Guide Pros
1 p.m.–2 p.m. | Design Oasis, Center Stage, between Transportation Terminal and Showplace
Start Market off on the right foot with The Cool Girl’s Guide to High Point Market author Marisa Wilson and her Market pro pals. Grab your lunch at the food trucks and swing by the stunning outdoor Design Oasis space designed by Cheryl Luckett, then mix and mingle with Market veterans to get their insider tips on how to maximize your time at High Point.


SATURDAY, JUNE 5

Rates & Fees to Double Your Revenues in Half the Time
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
In this designer seminar, business coach Melissa Galt explains how to increase your firm’s revenue. Topics covered include escaping the trap of hourly billing, simplifying invoicing and getting paid in advance. Seating is limited. RSVP or access the livestream here.

Book Signing and Bubbly with Melanie Turner
11 a.m.–1 p.m. | 316 W. Commerce Ave.
Head over to the Antique & Design Center at Market Square for mimosas and Bellinis with Melanie Turner as she signs her first book, Inviting Interiors: A Fresh Take on Beautiful Rooms. Inspired by fashion and borrowing a palette from nature, Turner's curated interiors possess a timeless quality that celebrates architectural details and classic design. The interior designer will share her secrets for creating understated, sophisticated and functional rooms.

How to Shop High Point Year-Round
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Have you heard? A new movement called High Point x Design is reimagining High Point as a hub of design and creativity that’s open all year. Designers and industry pros weigh in during a lively panel discussion moderated by designer Gary Inman. Learn how to shop High Point off-Market, how HPxD came to be, what it means (and doesn’t mean) for designers, and how to join the movement. Seating is limited. RSVP or access the livestream here.

Cohab.Space Is the Place
6 p.m.–8 p.m. | 1547 W. English Rd.
Designers, editors, bloggers, and High Point x Design friends and flagships are invited to mix and mingle at Cohab’s spacious indoor/outdoor campus. Peruse a unique assortment of furniture, original art, lighting, textiles, accessories and jewelry while enjoying food truck fare, craft beer and wine. With live music starting at 7 p.m., Cohab just might be the hippest spot in High Point.

Wine Down with Alexa Hampton & Corey Damen Jenkins
6 p.m.–8 p.m. | Theodore Alexander, 229 W. Russell Ave.
Theodore Alexander hosts a socially distanced soirée in the Alexa Hampton Apartment inside its showroom. The evening celebrates designer Corey Damen Jenkins and the High Point debut of his brand new book, Design Remix: A New Spin on Traditional Rooms.


SUNDAY, JUNE 6

Creative Value Blueprint
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Interior designer business coach Gail Doby unpacks why a successful business is a designer’s real art, how financially successful designers charge for services, and what it takes to plan for profit. Seating is limited. RSVP or access the livestream here.

Book Signing and Bubbly with Tara Shaw
11 a.m.–1 p.m. | 316 W. Commerce Ave.
Drop by the Antique & Design Center at Market Square for mimosas and Bellinis with designer, antiques dealer and author Tara Shaw and her four-legged cover star, Brother Lucca, as they sign (or paw-print) her first book, Soul of the Home: Designing with Antiques, which presents never-before-published spaces from her portfolio, reveals her favorite antique-hunting spots throughout Europe, and helps readers understand how to incorporate antiques into design schemes.

The Kaleidoscope Project: Seeking to Show the True Colors Within Our Design Community
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Join AmyLynn Schwartzbard and Patti Carpenter, co-founders of The Kaleidoscope Project, in a conversation about their journey from concept to completion of this showhouse, which broadens the design narrative within our creative community. Seating is limited. RSVP or access the livestream here.

Tara Shaw Soul of the Home Book Signing
June 6, 1 p.m.–3 p.m. | Verellen, 515 S. Hamilton St.
Designer and antiques dealer Tara Shaw believes in creating sustainable homes that spark happiness and reflect the spirits, passions and tastes of their inhabitants. It’s the subject of her compelling new book, Soul of the Home: Designing with Antiques. Meet the author and purchase a signed copy.

Branding & Influencer Marketing: Useful Revelations for the Post-Pandemic Era
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Like everything else, influencer marketing and brand development were impacted by COVID-19, and the process of building influence online for business outcomes has evolved considerably. In this seminar, Esteem Media CEO Adam Japko will provide an overview of the pandemic’s impact on influencer marketing in the design industry, tackling the latest digital marketing developments and the long-term effects of the health crisis on influencer marketing tactics. Seating is limited. RSVP or access the livestream here.

Designer Get-Together with BOH
6 p.m.–7 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
After spending the past year connecting on Zoom calls, Instagram and Clubhouse, the Business of Home team is excited to connect in person! Join editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen and your fellow designers for a cocktail (or two) on Universal Furniture’s covered outdoor patio.


MONDAY, JUNE 7

How the Pandemic Is Changing Retail
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Join retail consultant Rachel Gerli of Right Hand Brands to learn about some of the big pivots retailers made in 2020 in reaction to a changing consumer climate, and to get a forecast for changes coming in 2022 and beyond. She’ll dive into everything from emerging trends to the big bets retailers are investing in and how you can think about these innovations in your retail or design business. The future is closer than you think. Seating is limited. RSVP or access the livestream here.

Social Storytelling: Creating a Brand Narrative That Stands Out Online
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
The process of establishing yourself as a brand often feels like an enigma to many interior designers: How do you find the time to be consistent and prolific on social media? How long does it really take to build a following that drives leads and partnerships? And most importantly, how do you know what to say about your business, over and over again every day? Join Ericka Saurit, Ginna Christensen, Jana Platina Phipps and Corey Damen Jenkins for a conversation about the ins and outs of social storytelling. Seating is limited. RSVP or access the livestream here.

Why You Shouldn’t Charge for Your Initial Consultation
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
To charge or not to charge? That is the question, and often a hotly debated one. Does charging a fee mean you’ll automatically accept the job? Does not charging expose you to people who just want free ideas? From coast to coast, designers are debating whether or not to bill for their first meeting with potential clients. In this seminar, learn why designer Sandra Funk has chosen to forgo this fee. Seating is limited. RSVP or access the livestream here.

Want more Spring Market news? Don’t miss the rest of our Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.

Homepage image: The courtyard of creative campus Cohab. Space (1547 W. English Rd.), which houses the Clubcu, Blaxsand and Noorside showrooms | Ron Royals

This article originally appeared in Spring 2021 issue of the Designer's Guide, High Point Market. Subscribe or become a BOH Insider for more.

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