Some of Saturday's events include a sustainability presentation with Robin Wilson, TrendWatch 2017 with Julie Smith Vincenti, and Steve Leung's collection launch with Theodore Alexander.
Global Sourcing: An Earth Day Panel Discussion 10 a.m. This Earth Day, join Toma Clark Haines, the Antiques Diva, for a panel discussion on the ins and outs of global antiques sourcing. Panel experts will share tips on how manufacturers, showrooms, dealers, designers and everyday connoisseurs can better source from around the world. Special guests on the panel will include Michael Mitchell and Tyler Hill of Mitchell Hill, Susan Jamieson of Bridget Beari Designs, and Randal Weeks of Aidan Gray. Aidan Gray, 201 N. Main St.
Master Class with Bunny Williams 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Running a successful design business requires far more than fabric and furniture savvy and general good taste. With nearly a half-century of design experience, a namesake furniture line and nine licensed partnerships, Bunny Williams shares her knowledge about avoiding design mistakes, keeping clients happy, getting press, enjoying fruitful partnerships and becoming a brand. (0.1 CEU) Suites at Market Square, 200 W. Commerce Ave., Seminar Room T-1014
Design Viewpoints Series Keynote How Wellness and Sustainability Are More Than a Trend 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Clean design is a path to wellness, allowing designers to manage and eliminate triggers for allergens, guide clients to hypoallergenic design choices and increase revenue as they educate their client base. Join Robin Wilson as she shares how she built a business that speaks to 60 million consumers who suffer from asthma and allergies, and presents information on consumer concerns and priorities for design around eco-friendly homes and a nontoxic lifestyle. (0.1 CEU) High Point Theatre, Transportation Terminal, 210 E. Commerce Ave.
Viva La Vintage with Mat Sanders of Consort 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Designer Mat Sanders of Consort will share his skills for discovering the hidden potential in vintage pieces and turning duds into diamonds. Learn how to develop a vision for vintage, discover the hidden potential in vintage furniture and accessories, and transform them into winning pieces. See the “before-and-afters” of his firm’s design portfolio. Antique & Design Center, 316 W. Commerce Ave., Chairish Lecture Room, Mezzanine Level
Meg Caswell for Couture Lamps Launch Party 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Join Couture Lamps in celebrating its first designer collection with HGTV star Meg Caswell. Lunch and cocktails will be served as the designer works the room and discusses her inspiration for the collection and signature use of color. Couture Lamps, IHFC, 210 E. Commerce Ave., G263
Set Yourself Apart From the Crowd: Essential Secrets for Designing New-Construction Custom Luxury Residences 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID, explains how designers can break into the lucrative new-construction design industry. She will coach attendees on the sucessful processes for luxury construction or major remodeling, share organizational methods she employs for each project, present samples of her firm’s construction drawings, offer advice on cutting-edge marketing, discuss what has made her firm thrive in this area and give attendees actionable items to implement in their own firms. Cocktails to follow. Universal Furniture’s Learning Center, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Celebrating Bunny Williams’s Lighting Collection for Currey & Company 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Meet Bunny Williams and learn more about her take on American interior design, and her inspiration for her new Currey & Company lighting collection, gardening and more. Currey & Company, IHFC, M110 on Main St., Street Level
Spring 2017 TrendWatch 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. IMC’s TrendWatch program returns to Market this spring with an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. TrendWatch, including both an opening-day seminar and three on-site trend displays, is directed by home furnishings trend forecaster, editor and curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. This season, TrendWatch explores the importance of green hues in 2017 and analyzes which colors will resonate in interiors in the year ahead. (0.1 CEU) Suites at Market Square, 200 W. Commerce Ave., Seminar Room T-1014
Becoming a Visionary with Jamie Drake, Steve Leung and Michael Berman 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Join Editor at Large’s Arianne Nardo for an inspirational discussion with internationally known designers Jamie Drake, Steve Leung and Michael Berman about becoming a household name in the industry. Learn how these luminaries cultivated their own signature styles and how a commitment to their authentic brands has contributed to their overall success as leaders in design. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Theodore Alexander, 229 W. Russell Ave.
Furniture Development: An Insider’s Look from Inspiration to Creation 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Have you ever wondered about the furniture development process and what it takes to create a functional work of art? Product developer and interior designer Suzanne Kreiser will lead an informative behind-the-scenes look into today’s furniture development trends and inspirations, and how the perfect blend of materials, colors and textures are chosen to create these masterpieces. Q&A to follow. Alden Parkes, 200 N. Hamilton St., 110
David Phoenix Launch, presented by Hickory Chair and Veranda 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Celebrate the David Phoenix for Hickory Chair collection launch. The collection personifies Phoenix’s dapper demeanor and distinctive American perspective, mixing modern luxury, uncompromised livability and haberdashery-like details. With the designer’s attention to comfort, rich materials, classic proportions and continental influences, the line includes decorative accessories and lighting, and signature fabrics from Kravet. RSVP to email@example.com. Hickory Chair, Suites at Market Square, 200 W. Commerce Ave., Suite 324
Decorating with Carleton Varney: Conversation and Book Signing 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Carleton Varney, designer and president of Dorothy Draper & Company, will share his decorating adventures and launch new additions to the Dorothy Draper Collection by Kindel. Varney will be signing copies of his new book, Decorating on the Waterfront. Kindel Furniture Company, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 1
Sit and Sip Southern-Style Meet-and-Greet 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Leathercraft introduces its newest licensed collection, Jarrett Bay by Leathercraft. Meet the team from Jarrett Bay and take a closer look at its fabulous new furniture and accessory collection, which spans upholstery, case goods, accessories, art and more. Leathercraft, 200 N. Hamilton St., Floor 2
Sips & Sweets with kate spade new york’s Debs Camplin 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Join Jaipur Living and kate spade new york for an exclusive meet-and-greet event with Debs Camplin, senior vice president of design for the brand’s flourishing home furnishings collection. Sparkling wine and sweets will be served, as well as surprise giveaways. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jaipur Living, Showplace 3300
Celebrate the Launch of the Steve Leung for Theodore Alexander Collection 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Join Theodore Alexander to celebrate the launch of the Steve Leung for Theodore Alexander collection. Leung is a leading architect, and interior and product designer. As a dedicated contemporary-style advocate, his work reflects a sophisticated and unique character of minimalism. His new collection, Luxury in Serenity, explores the concept of a personal retreat with an ambience of warmth and relaxation. RSVP to email@example.com. Theodore Alexander, 229 W. Russell Ave.
French Heritage's Roaring ’20s Party: Launch of the Facet Collection by Michelle Workman 6:30 p.m. Join French Heritage and Traditional Home for the launch of the Facet Collection by Michelle Workman at a Roaring '20s of the 21st Century-themed soiree. Inspired by “Hollywood Glam Deco,” the collection is bold and contemporary, and of the moment. Guests are invited to enjoy decadent culinary delights and Prohibition-inspired cocktails. Plus, a live jazz quartet will keep the atmosphere lively with dancing. Deco-style costumes are encouraged. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and call 336-885-2868 for shuttle service. French Heritage, 1638 English Rd.