High Point Market takes place October 14 to 18. Get a head start with these market tours and ongoing events. For more, check out BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.
Inside The Met x Eichholtz Collaboration
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Eichholtz, 129 S. Hamilton St.
Luxe Interiors + Design senior vice president Kate Kelly Smith sits down with Eichholtz chief creative officer Edwin van der Gun and head of global licensing and partnerships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Josh Romm to discover the collaborative process to distill centuries of inspiration from the world-renowned institution into a contemporary collection and learn how to incorporate pieces with a storied past into modern-day interiors.
A 6-Step Blueprint to Help Get You Published
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Photographer Tori Sikkema shares valuable insights into each stage of the publishing process, from creating a captivating visual story to submitting the work to the right publication, offering a paradigm shift in how designers approach marketing their brand and design projects. RSVP here.
Interior Designer Casting Call
10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. | Odette, 100 N. Centennial St.
Are you a designer aiming to enhance your brand at High Point Market by speaking on a panel? In a Q&A session with industry leaders Kelli Ellis and Mary Beth Zaehringer, learn invaluable tips for thought leadership, identifying opportunities, leveraging your platform to increase visibility and standing out in the competitive market.
Iconic Home: Sharing Advice and Stories
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. | Suites at Market Square, T-1022
Designer and vice president of Black Interior Designers Inc. June Reese sits down with designers Laura Hodges, Byron Risdon and Nicole White to unpack building a strong brand identity and mastering effective marketing techniques. A book signing for Iconic Home follows. (1 CEU) RSVP here.
Inspiration, Innovation and Information: A Maison&Objet Reportage
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Codarus, 300 W. Broad Ave.
Trend ambassador Patti Carpenter takes you on an extraordinary journey through international trends and influences in decoration and design that will impact color, print, pattern, surface designs and materials for the U.S. home and gift industries for 2024 and beyond.
Vibrant Interiors Book Signing with Andrea Schumacher
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Ngala Trading, Suites at Market Square, G-7015
Ngala Trading hosts designer Andrea Schumacher for a “sundowner” (South African happy hour) as she signs her first book, Vibrant Interiors: Living Large at Home.
The Power of 3D Renderings for Profitability
12 p.m.–1 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Designers Camia Brown and Kelly O’Neil, Duke Renders co-founder Fernando Duque and A Well-Designed Business host LuAnn Nigara discuss how interior design renderings drive greater project profitability by streamlining decision-making, reducing costly changes and fostering seamless communication among project stakeholders. Delve into real-life case studies where renderings have enhanced budgeting accuracy and accelerated project timelines, resulting in substantial cost savings for clients and design firms alike. RSVP here.
Follow Your Intuition and Find Your Niche
12 p.m.–1 p.m. | Theodore Alexander, 229 W. Russell Ave.
Designers Lorna Gross, Christian Ladd and Beth Diana Smith share how they’ve followed their intuition to make significant career shifts and find their design sweet spots in a conversation moderated by Design Leadership Network editorial director Hadley Keller.
Pricing for Profit: Lunch and Learn Presentation
12 p.m.–1:30 p.m. | Zimmerman Chair, 310 N. Hamilton St., Floor 3
Is there a “right” way to approach pricing these days? The cost-plus can rub clients the wrong way and limit how designers profit. Designers Gordon Kessler, Sara Brennan, Kelly Schellert and Lesley Myrick offer alternatives in a conversation moderated by Heather McManus of The Designers Collaborative. RSVP here.Colour Hive 2024 Global Trends
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. | Suites at Market Square, T-1022
Explore how the latest trends will inform design concepts with Samantha Duha, director of Colour Hive, as she presents this year’s color, material and finish forecast. (1 CEU) RSVP here.
How to Know When to Hire a Team
1 p.m.–2 p.m. | Odette, 100 N. Centennial St.
Transitioning from solopreneur to running a team is no easy feat. Designers Glenna Stone, Dalia Soles, Lauren Czarniecki and Jasmine Crockett share their experiences and insights on recognizing the right time to hire, as well as key considerations to keep in mind, including financial viability, workload management, skills gaps, market demand and personal growth.
Home as Sanctuary
Lunch, 12 p.m.; panel, 1 p.m.–2 p.m. | Chelsea House, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1
Clients long for spaces that nurture them emotionally, provide a haven and allow them to feel a sense of well-being, tranquility and joy. With expertise for that special intersection of wellness and interior design, Lisa Kahn reveals why designers must understand the vital connection between the human spirit and the built environment.
Old Brand New Book Signing with Dabito
1 p.m.–4 p.m. | Mitzi, Market Square, M-90
Designer and Mitzi Tastemaker Dabito holds court in the Mitzi showroom for a book signing and cocktail hour in honor of his newly released book, Old Brand New: Colorful Homes for Maximal Living, which showcases interiors he designed, styled and photographed throughout his career.
Marketing Tips from the Industry’s Top Agencies
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Building a successful brand relies on three things: defining a strong message, an investment in consistent marketing across multiple channels and a PR plan to activate it. Home industry marketing professionals Ericka Saurit, Franziska Neumann, Molly Schoneveld and Michelle Peranteau join photographer Tori Sikkema for a discussion on industry trends and marketing best practices, including where to invest your marketing dollars and how to make an impact with innovative campaigns. RSVP here.
Designing for Inclusivity: Transforming Spaces for Diverse Generations
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Fairfield, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1
Designers Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas, Jessica Duce, Sara Malek Barney and Jeanne K. Chung examine the crucial role of design in breaking down barriers to social inclusion, discussing innovative design strategies and concepts that cater to the needs of different generations in the hospitality, senior living and contract furniture sectors; universal design principles; and technology integrations and customizable solutions that enhance the overall experience of a space for all users.
Escape to the Hamptons with Jill Zarin
3 p.m.–6 p.m. | Unique Loom, Market Square, Suite 190
Unique Loom celebrates the exclusive launch of its Jill Zarin Hamptons rug collection and debuts its custom-design rug program.
AI and Metaverse: New Pathways to Profit
4 p.m.–5 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Digital marketing consultant Leslie Carothers shares how artificial intelligence and metaverse activations can be used together in ethical ways to move your business forward and pave new pathways to profit and publicity. RSVP here.
ASID Economic Outlook Report
4 p.m.–5 p.m. | Suites at Market Square, T-1022
Designers must stay informed of economic factors to navigate the latest challenges facing the profession and ensure continued growth of the industry. American Society of Interior Designers members highlight insights from the “2023 ASID Economic Outlook Report” and the forthcoming “2023 ASID Compensation Report,” breaking down the impact of inflation on consumer and construction spending, shifts in product specification in projects, and the growth in employment and interior design firms. (1 CEU) RSVP here.
Pinnacle Awards Gala
5:30 p.m.–9:45 p.m. | The Loft at Congdon Yards, 400 W. English Rd.
Join keynote speaker Kaitlin Petersen, editor in chief of Business of Home, and master of ceremonies Bill McLoughlin, editor in chief of Furniture Today, to experience a remarkable evening of networking with friends, colleagues and industry veterans at the Pinnacle Awards, hosted by the International Society of Furniture Designers. The ceremony celebrates the talented product designers behind the winning furniture and textile products across 24 categories; this year’s theme, “Untamed Minds,” explores the boundless potential for product to transform a space. A portion of ticket sales benefits the ISFD Foundation Scholarship Fund, which supports student designers across the country. Tickets here.