Fall High Point Market takes place October 22 to 26. Get a head start with these Monday events. For more, check out BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.
Textile Trends Master Class
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | The MT Company, 311 N. Hamilton St.
Take a deep dive into what’s next in home textiles with Crypton Home and Rue magazine in a conversation moderated by co-principal of Rue and Emmy Award–winning host Danny Seo covering trends in texture, color and pattern. The first 20 guests will receive a copy of Rue editorial director Kelli Lamb’s new book, Home With Rue.
How to Secure High-Net-Worth Clients
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | The Point
Join Circaphiles founder Genevieve Trousdale in conversation with Circaphiles ambassadors and fellow designers Laura Hodges and Sara Malek Barney in a panel discussion about how to secure high-net-worth clients, avoid complications and make them into lifelong clients. Lunch to follow, courtesy of Circaphiles.
Designing for Celebrities
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Working with A-list clients can be a designer’s dream, but learning how to navigate your business with the rich and famous has its challenges. From expectations on time and design to professionalism and discretion, designers Michelle Murphy, Shalena Smith and Vanessa Deleon share their celebrity design experiences and how they were able to leverage these sensitive relationships in a conversation with Traditional Home senior design and style editor Krissa Rossbund.
How Do Cultures Influence Color?
1 p.m.–2 p.m. | Suites at Market Square T-1022
Sherwin-Williams designer account executive Shane Jones and designer marketing manager Sabina Jahic explore how cultures influence color and identify the historical significance of color families. (1 CEU)
What You Should Know About Fees, Rates and Charging for Your ExpertisE2 p.m.–3 p.m. | The Point
The results are in: Business coach Gail Doby is showing you what designers across the country charge, how they bill and what you can do to improve your bottom line based on the results of her newly released survey of fees and salaries.
How to Get More Done in Less Time
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Turn productivity into profit by documenting your processes, eliminating crisis management and avoiding client frustration. Business coach Melissa Galt leads a high-energy, high- impact presentation that will motivate you to love your design business more, in less time, with less stress and higher profits.
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Suites at Market Square, Ground Floor
Join home furnishings trend forecaster and TrendWatch curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media for a tour of on-the-pulse styles and sources at Suites at Market Square, the Showplace walkway, IHFC and several stops in between.
IFDA Selects Awards for Design Excellence
3 p.m.–4 p.m. | Suites at Market Square T-1022
The International Furnishings and Design Association’s IFDA Selects program recognizes design excellence, innovation and sustainability. Earlier this year, its industry judges scoured the Market for best-of-class products and identified 36 finalists. Join them as they share their evaluations and reveal 12 category winners.
The Collected Cottage Book Signing
3 p.m.–5 p.m. | Currey & Company, IHFC M110
Meet author and interior designer Kathryn Greeley in celebration of her new book, The Collected Cottage, which showcases gardening, gathering and collecting for every season. Signed copies of the book available for purchase.
All the Fixings with Chris and Julia
3 p.m.–5 p.m. | Loloi Rugs, IHFC D320
Grab some Carolina-style BBQ and all the fixings with Chris and Julia Marcum, the couple behind the Chris Loves Julia brand. Browse the latest designs from the duo’s Loloi collaboration while enjoying a casual afternoon cookout.
Exploring European Design Trends
4 p.m.–5 p.m. | Eichholtz, 129 S. Hamilton St.
Join designer and StyleRow founder Erinn Valencich in conversation with Eichholtz global creative director Edwin van der Gun and designers Robert Passal and DüVal Reynolds, as they discuss the trends and movements emerging from recent international design fairs. RSVP: eichholtzusa.com/stylerow-event-sign-up-form
Authenticity and Consistency in Online Branding
4 p.m.–5 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Discover how designer Laura Muller attracted ideal luxury clients by using Instagram to authentically brand herself, in a conversation moderated by Savour Partnership principal Leslie Carothers. (Come prepared for some hands-on Reels training, too!) RSVP: universalfurniture.com/marketevents
Vibrant Interiors Book Signing
4:30 p.m.–5 p.m. | Suites at Market Square G-7015
Join Ngala Trading for a celebratory “sundowner” (South African happy hour) as Andrea Monath Schumacher signs her first design book, Vibrant Interiors: Living Large at Home.
The Pinnacle Awards
5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena Conference Center at High Point University, 1010 Panther Dr.
Join Furniture Today editor in chief Bill McLoughlin to honor and celebrate this year’s very best in furniture design at the industry’s most prestigious design award. Designer Libby Langdon delivers a keynote address at a ceremony that features Mark Schumacher, Kaitlin Petersen, Jaye Anna Mize, Patti Carpenter, Nancy Fire, Jane Dagmi, Emily Boyst, Carrie Dillon, Bob Maricich, Dawn Brinson and Ray Allegrezza as presenters. RSVP: bit.ly/PinnacleAwards22