Spring High Point Market takes place April 2 to 6. Get a head start with these Saturday events. For more, check out BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.
Products With Purpose: A Sustainable Shopping Journey at High Point Market
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | The Point
Nancy Fire, a certified Green Leader and board member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, moderates a discussion around sustainable shopping at High Point Market with Pam Bailey of Currey & Company and designers Kelli Ellis, Kelly Finley and Lisa Kahn. Complimentary lunch from Parson’s Table to follow, sponsored by Currey & Company.
How to Charge Flat Fees and Protect Profit
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
If you’re tired of tracking your hours, don’t miss this high-impact presentation by interior design business coach and author Melissa Galt, who shares how to find your fortune with a square-foot fee structure, percent-of-project cost and other proven fee structures. You’ll get the lowdown on a dual-fee method and discover how to pick the right approach for your business. Stop leaving money on the table and get ready to protect your profit from scope creep and indecisive clients. RSVP here.
Mally Skok Book Signing
10 a.m.–12 p.m. | Dowel Furniture, IHFC, IH210
Designer Mally Skok signs her first, newly released book, Mally’s Little Handbook: A Guide to Finding Your Joy Through My Designer Eyes, which details topics like successfully hosting overnight guests and navigating antiques stores with refreshing humor.
The Truth About Licensed Collections
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Fairfield Chair, 200 N. Hamilton St., N Ct 100
Join Libby Langdon as she presents tips and tactics for designing, developing and promoting licensed collections. The interior designer, television personality, author and product designer sits down with her manufacturing partners—Malanta Knowles of Paragon, Ryan Ranzino of Crystorama, Dixon Mitchell of Fairfield, and Santhi Yarlagadda of KAS Rugs—to break down everything from having the right foundation to making samples, legal and royalty logistics, and more.
Product Design: Livability vs. Luxury
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Suites at Market Square, T-922
Designers Barry Goralnick, Jay Jeffers, Anna Bond and Keia McSwain pull back the veil on product design that catches the eye of top shelter publications while being versatile enough to appeal to clients from coast to coast. (1 CEU) RSVP here.
Book Signing and Bubbly with Aldous Bertram
11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Antique & Design Center Welcome Lounge
Join art historian and artist Aldous Bertram as he signs his new book, Dragons & Pagodas, an illustrated survey of chinoiserie from the 18th century to today.
TrendWatch: Live at Market!
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Suites at Market Square, T-922
DesignOn HPMKT by IMC’s biannual TrendWatch program returns this spring, offering an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media discusses how shifting consumer pref- erences and priorities will influence interior decor and product design. (1 CEU) RSVP here.
6 Pillars to Building a 7-Figure Luxury Firm
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Ready to hit seven figures in your design firm? Join Sandra Funk as she shares her signature model to growing a million dollar business, from attracting the right clients to the systems that matter most. RSVP here.
Capturing the Luxury Client
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | The Point
From word of mouth to digital advertising, what does it take to create, maintain and grow a successful luxury design business? Marketing expert Christopher Ramey moderates a conversation with designers Barry Darr Dixon, Corey Damen Jenkins, Andrea Schumacher and Michelle Workman for an insightful look into the best marketing practices in luxury design and how to capture and maintain clientele.
3 p.m.–7 p.m. | SplashWorks, 515 W. English Rd.
SplashWorks hosts its first-ever Art Mash, celebrating two emerging artists: Raleigh, North Carolina–based acrylic and digital artist Sarah Hamlett and digital artist, fashion designer and influencer Siobhan O’Dwyer. Let’s mish, mash, nibble, toast and talk art!
The Rise of Social Commerce and What It Means for Interior Designers
4 p.m.–5 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Social media platforms are quickly evolving into social commerce platforms. The playing field is shifting rapidly, and there have never been so many opportunities for design influencers to grow their brand (and their revenue) online. SideDoor’s Chad Smith hosts a conversation with Business of Home editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen, designer Michelle Lynne and Susannah Charbin of creative agency The Beaux Arts to help you understand why social commerce is taking the industry by storm, how to find the right channels and tools for your business, and the best ways be competitive online. RSVP here.
The Future of the Practice of Interior Design in North Carolina
4 p.m.–5 p.m. | The Point
North Carolina recently passed a new law that expands the opportunities available to practicing interior designers in the state. Susan Carson and Emmy Knot Williams explain the legislation in an informational session hosted by the ASID Carolinas chapter.
Frosé at Four
4 p.m.–6 p.m. | Hooker Furniture, IHFC, IH207
Join designer, lifestyle expert and TV host Breegan Jane for a glass of frosé in Hooker Furniture’s InterHall pop-up.
Cheryl Luckett for Wildwood Launch Party
4 p.m.–6 p.m. | Wildwood, 200 N. Hamilton St., N Ct 104 & 125
Join the editors of Luxe Interiors + Design to celebrate Cheryl Luckett’s new collection of furniture, lighting and accessories for Wildwood. See the new pieces, meet Cheryl and enjoy light bites while toasting to the new collection.
Woodbridge Speed Dating: Designer Edition
4 p.m.–6 p.m. | Woodbridge Furniture, 200 Steele, Suite 301
Meet Lauren Liess, Corey Damen Jenkins and Celerie Kemble for designer speed dating. Sign up for one 20-minute time slot to connect with the designers one by one, with time to ask questions, take pictures and participate in book signings. RSVP here.
4 p.m.–7 p.m. | Chelsea House, 200 N. Hamilton St., S Ct 104
If you prefer the Fab Five over the Final Four, join the fashionable madness at Chelsea House, where an A-team of design talent—Bradshaw Orrell, Jamie Merida, Shayla Copas, Elizabeth Wicker and Kristi Nelson—will be ready to go one-on-one with Chelsea House buyers and influencers.
Meet and Greet with Carson Kressley
5 p.m.–6 p.m. | Center Stage
Join Carson Kressley for a tour of Campania’s stunning vignettes in the Pop-up Park at Center Stage and discover how to transform any outdoor space into a beautiful oasis.
An Evening with Earl Spencer, Hosted by Cabana
5 p.m.–7 p.m. | Theodore Alexander, 229 W. Russell Ave.
Join Cabana and Charles, 9th Earl Spencer, for a cocktail party and book signing to celebrate the Althorp Living History collection and the High Point debut of Earl Spencer’s new historical bestseller, The White Ship. RSVP here.
House of Markor’s Sunset Social
5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Markor Art Center, 122 N. Hamilton St.
Join Caracole, ART Furniture, Jonathan Charles and Rowe Furniture for an exclusive to-the-trade event at the Markor Art Center’s sky bar and rooftop terrace, with hors d’oeuvres, custom cocktails and live music.
WithIt Silver Soiree
6 p.m.–9 p.m. | Congdon Yards, 400 W. English Rd.
Celebrate WithIt’s silver anniversary with music and dancing, a silent auction and Biltmore wines at the Lofts at Congdon Yards. Discover why WithIt is the network in the home and furnishings industry for women at all stages of their careers to learn, grow and succeed. Tickets here.