Monday's events include Celerie Kemble's collection launch party, Lexington Home Brands grand reopening party for its new Design Studio with Arianne Nardo, and a party at Universal Furniture.
Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman Workroom Tour and Breakfast 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. EF+LM invites designers and buyers for breakfast and a tour of its shop to meet quality craftsmen and celebrate its long history of luxury furniture craftsmanship in North Carolina. RSVP to email@example.com. Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, 685 Southwest St.
How to Grow Your Business with Self-Publishing 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Interior designer and retail store owner Shay Geyer has tapped into the marketing power of custom publishing to help grow her business, both locally and nationally, through her quarterly magazine, IBB at Home. Geyer will discuss how designers can turn their brands into a household name with their own magazines instead of battling for limited features in trade publications. Q&A to follow. Alden Parkes, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1
Design Viewpoints Series Technology and the Online Landscape 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. This in-depth look at the online landscape for the design industry will include Keith Granet, co-founder of Studio Designer, and special industry guests. Granet is the author of The Business of Design and The Business of Creativity. Complimentary boxed lunch provided. (0.1 CEU) High Point Theatre, Transportation Terminal, 210 E. Commerce Ave.
Lunch with Libby: Showhouse Show and Tell 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Interior designer, author and TV personality Libby Langdon explores the pros and cons of participating in a designer showhouse and ways designers can use it to grow their brands and design business. In a fast-paced, dynamic presentation, Langdon shares her experiences and takeaways from doing showhouses, offering insight into determining whether it’s worth it and how to make the effort pay off. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Libby Langdon Upholstery for Braxton Culler, 310 S. Elm St.
“What’s It Made Of?” Panel with the SFC 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Join a panel discussion and lunch where leading Sustainable Furnishings Council member companies will describe the health risks associated with hazardous substances most often found in furnishing products. The discussion will illuminate how these companies respond to consumers’ requests for transparency and how they’re able to drive innovation by influencing their supply chains. Learn how designers can get involved and help clean up the supply chain. IHFC, Club Dining Room, Green Wing, Floor 11
Julia Buckingham: Modernique Chic 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Interior designer Julia Buckingham has a passion for mixing antique and vintage pieces that translate into beautiful, modern homes with a timeless quality. This design master will share her inspiration and advice, and will explain how designers can help clients achieve artfully blended homes. Buckingham will outline the art of mixing old and new, decode what brings an interior to life and share highlights from her just-published book, Modernique: Inspiring Interiors Mixing Vintage and Modern Style. Antique & Design Center, 316 W. Commerce Ave., Mezzanine Level
The Business of Creativity: How to Build the Right Team for Success 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Design is a collaborative effort. While one creative individual might create a design, the success of its execution comes from finding the right support. Speaking on his latest book, The Business of Creativity: How to Build the Right Team for Success, author Keith Granet provides insight into everything a creative leader needs to develop ideas, find the resources to bring them to life and market the work by building the right team. Presented by the HPMA and ASID. (0.1 CEU) Surya, Showplace, 4100
All Things Nice: Celerie Kemble Launch Party in collaboration with WITHIT 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Raise a toast (preferably a carefully crafted cocktail courtesy Moscow-based mixologist Vitaly Ekimenko) to the designer's collection for Eastern Accents. Eastern Accents, Suites at Market Square, 200 W. Commerce Ave., G1000
Book Signing with Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Join Currey & Company for a book signing to celebrate Signature Spaces: The Well-Traveled Interiors of Paolo Moschino & Philip Vergeylen. Currey & Company, IHFC, M110 on Main St., Street Level
Design Freedom and Flexibility: Using Performance Fabrics for Your Design Projects 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Performance matters, especially when designing for homes. Join Blake Lindsey of Valdese Weavers for a seminar about the versatility of using performance fabrics for interior design projects and how they can keep designs looking beautiful, fresh and clean for years to come. Q&A to follow. (0.1 CEU) Alden Parkes, 200 N. Hamilton St., 110
Lexington Home Brands Design Studio Grand Reopening Cocktail Party 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Join Lexington Home Brands and Editor at Large’s Arianne Nardo for a glass of bubbly or two to celebrate the grand reopening of the Lexington Design Studio in downtown High Point. Mix and mingle with friends and toast to another successful High Point Market on the Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living Deck and throughout the Studio, which showcases the company’s vast breadth of product offerings, both contemporary and traditional. RSVP to email@example.com. Lexington Design Studio, 116 E. Commerce St.
Bow Ties and Blue Jeans 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Join Universal Furniture for its semi-annual celebration of Market with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.