High Point Market takes place April 22 to 26. Get a head start with these Monday events. For more, check out BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.
BOH The Big Picture: Sourcing Art Like a Pro
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
How do you find the perfect piece of artwork for your projects? In a world of infinite possibilities, where do you start? Join Business of Home editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen as she talks with artists, art brokers and interior designers about the ins and outs of sourcing art. Panelists include fine art photographer Allyson Monson, fine art painter Eleanor Scott Davis, Christine Wexler and Carol Romanoff of Romanoff Elements, and Bets Miller of Nest Inspired Home.
The Work of Design
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | The Point
Studio Designer CEO Keith Granet hosts an engaging panel discussion with industry experts—including Visual Comfort owner Andy Singer, designer Windsor Smith and Rock House Farm CEO Alex Shuford—who share valuable insights on the power of co-branding to grow your business. Complimentary lunch to follow courtesy of Studio Designer.
It’s Payday with Kimberley Seldon
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Suites at Market Square, T-1022
This seminar with Business of Design founder Kimberley Seldon is all about the salary you pay yourself and how to prioritize not only what you’re charging for your work, but also what you’re actually earning. Discover the benefits of paying yourself first, a disciplined approach to the financial health of your business and a plan to break the six-figure salary barrier in no time. (1 CEU)
Designing for the Journey Ahead: An Exploration of Aging in Place
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Fairfield, 200 N. Hamilton St., North Court 100
In a conversation moderated by Janet Engel of Home Designs for Life, delve into the challenges and opportunities of designing (and redesigning) residential homes to allow seniors to safely live independently for longer, as well as design considerations for active senior living communities, with multifamily and senior community design experts Niki McNeill Brown, Melissa Banko, Jerad Gardemal and Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas. Drawing on their extensive knowledge of the universal design principles, accessibility and resident values that are guiding senior housing development design today, they offer a road map for success in an essential industry sector.
Creating a Luxury Look for Less
12 p.m.– 1 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
No matter the budget, it’s never enough. What are the most important elements to focus on, and which brands make a big impact without breaking the budget? Designers Erinn Valencich, Megan Molten and Kristi Nelson share budget-friendly finds and design tips from their most gorgeous projects in a conversation moderated by Furniture Lighting & Decor editor in chief Diane Falvey.
Wellness Design in the Home
1 p.m.–2 p.m. | Suites at Market Square, T-1022
Sherwin-Williams market account executive Rachel Moeller explores the shifting dynamics impacting residential design in the COVID era, identifying the role paint technologies can play in promoting better indoor air quality and design elements that promote physical and emotional well-being. (1 CEU)
The Power of You
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
The pressure to grow one’s businesses is ever present and can easily lead to self-doubt. Enter Ginna Christensen, who works with design clients to help them regain trust in themselves and allow their gut, intuition, creative ideas and values to determine the way forward for their businesses. Harness those outcomes in this interactive presentation that demonstrates the practical tools that will help principals avoid burnout while feeling more confident, satisfied and successful. Three volunteers will act as case studies in this group exercise; to volunteer, visit ginnachristensen.as.me/thepowerofyou.
Playground for Profit: Marketing That Gets You Clients While You’re Having Fun
2 p.m. presentation; 3 p.m. book signing | The Point
For those who dread networking, don’t love social media and are feeling a bit burned out, it’s time for organic marketing that brings in new clients without shifting your focus from the work you love. Join business coach Melissa Galt for an interactive session on attracting ideal clients with ease and turning your design business into your playground for profit. Book signing to follow.
Discovering the Impact of Effective Communication
3 p.m.–4 p.m. | Suites at Market Square, T-1022
What if you could hold the key that unlocks effective communication with anyone you meet—no matter their personality or communication style? In this session with Sierra Collins of Sierra Learnership Collaborative, investigate the most common characteristics of each communication style, identify strategies to better reach each style and learn how a DISC assessment could benefit individuals and teams. (1 CEU)
Building Strong Partnerships: The Power of Brand Loyalty in Design
3 p.m.–4 p.m. | Odette, 100 N. Centennial St.
In an industry that is full of inspirational products and manufacturers, developing lasting relationships with brands is a key to successfully delivering outstanding results for clients again and again. In this conversation, designers Michael Mitchell, Michelle Palmer Murphy, Joshua Smith, Karen Wolf and Cheryl Luckett share how they form and maintain a solid vendor roster and the lessons they have learned about shopping successfully throughout their careers.
Casbah Couture with Barclay Butera
3 p.m.–5 p.m. | Eastern Accents, Suites at Market Square, G-1000
Celebrate eclectic, one-of-a-kind textiles with Barclay Butera as he unveils his limited-edition Casbah Couture collection. A raffle of these handmade silks and more exclusive textiles will benefit YWCA High Point. Book signing of The New Traditional to follow.
Debut of the Suzanne Duin Collection
3 p.m.–5 p.m. | Currey & Company, IHFC, M-110
Discover how Houston-based designer and antiques dealer Suzanne Duin’s debut lighting collection for Currey & Company—inspired by years of travel to France and her love of woven natural fibers like rattan and water hyacinth—delivers a warmth only nature can provide.
Coast to Coast: Indoor/Outdoor Luxury Living
3 p.m.–8 p.m. | Eichholtz, 129 S. Hamilton St.
Eichholtz celebrates its new teak outdoor furniture collection and soon-to-open locations in Miami and Los Angeles with a dynamic panel moderated by StyleRow’s Erinn Valencich on indoor/outdoor luxury living with Eilyn Jimenez, Netflix’s “Designing Miami” star and principal of Sire Design; and L.A.-based designer and HGTV host Breegan Jane. Reception with “Miami Nights” theme to follow.
Becki Owens x Surya Launch Party
4 p.m.–6 p.m. | Surya, Showplace, Suite 4100
Enjoy signature cocktails in celebration of the latest additions to the Becki Owens x Surya collection as the designer discusses her aesthetic and inspiration.
The Power of Textiles
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Codarus, 300 W. Broad Ave.
Annie Selke and designer Marie Flanigan discuss their collaboration and share how rugs, pillows and other soft goods are a gold mine of inspiration when bringing a space to life.
WithIt High Point Market Networking Event
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. | Home Furnishings Hall of Fame, 311 S. Hamilton St.
Join WithIt women for networking and to celebrate the opening of The Women’s Center at the newly opened Home Furnishings Hall of Fame. Guests are welcome—come learn about WithIt and how this organization supports women in their career journey.