Fall High Point Market takes place October 22 to 26. Get a head start with these Saturday events. For more, check out BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.
Pink Out Saturday
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Hooker Furniture, IHFC C1058
Representatives from the Komen Foundation will be on hand to mark the debut of Hooker Furniture’s new Susan G. Komen line and reveal the collection’s inaugural collection of products.
How to Charge Flat Fees and Protect Profit
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Tired of tracking your hours? Discover how to pick the right approach for your business and gain the tools to stop leaving money on the table in this high-impact presentation by industry business coach and author Melissa Galt.
Business Coaches: Finding your Perfect Match!
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Suites at Market Square T-1022
In an industry full of entrepreneurs trying to strike a balance between boundless creativity and savvy business skills, working with a business coach can offer a leg up. Learn how to find the right coach for your needs, what to expect from the relationship, and how the right match can adjust your outlook and bring your business to the next level in a conver- sation with designer-coaches Traci Connell and Veronica Solomon, and coach and consultant Gail Doby, moderated by Designers Today editor Andrea Lillo. (1 CEU) RSVP: imcenters.coachhpoct22.alchemer.com/s3/
Designing Airbnb Spaces
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Fairfield, 200 N. Hamilton St., N. Court 100
Airbnb ventures are quickly becoming a mainstream business endeavor, and hosts are tapping into design to achieve success. Designers Alyssa Foushee, Beth Dotolo, Carolina Gentry and Melissa Lee delve into their experiences designing Airbnb properties, drawing on challenges and triumphs of past listings to showcase the opportunities in the luxury vacation-rental sector.
English Tea With Homes & Gardens
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Currey & Company, IHFC M110
Meet Lucy Searle, editor in chief of Homes & Gardens—Britain’s oldest, most well-known interiors magazine—and enjoy a traditional English tea.
How to Ensure Your Business Can Withstand a Turbulent Market
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Jaipur Living, C&D Building, Floor 4
Soak up sage advice on the strong foundations a design business needs to survive and thrive in an unstable market in a panel with entrepreneur and business developer Vin Nigara, Glory & Brand owner and creative director Nicole Heymer, and interior designer and business coach Claire Jefford, moderated by podcast host LuAnn Nigara. RSVP: jaipur living.com/market
Designing the Graduate Hotels
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Antique & Design Center
Graduate Hotels is a collection of hotels rooted in storytelling. Located in university towns, each property is designed to evoke the nostalgia of the glory days, sleepless nights and beautiful memories of one’s college years. Krissy Melendez, the head of creative and design for the Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners, the developer behind the hotels, discusses the process of creating an immersive experience that brings each destination to life, with a book signing to follow.
1 p.m.–2 p.m. | Antique & Design Center
Designer Austin Handler moderates a discussion with lawyer Wendy Estela, designer Kristen McCory and strategist and consultant Cheminne Taylor-Smith that outlines the need for a strong business foundation in a world of changing timelines, demanding clients and increasingly blurred lines. From constructing ironclad contracts to navigating difficult conversations, this interactive workshop will help you maxi- mize process wins and find new opportunities.
Attracting and Keeping a Top Design Team
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Suites at Market Square T-1022
What does it take to hire top design talent? What do employees really want and how can you position yourself for hiring and retention success? Join business coach Gail Doby and career matchmaker Ken Roberts, CEO of Interior Talent, as they reveal the results from the just-completed design industry survey on hiring, salaries, benefits and fees.
(1 CEU) RSVP: imcenters.gdhpoct22.alchemer.com/s3/
Embracing a Mission-Minded Approach
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | The Point
Join Kaleidoscope Project founder Amy Lynn Schwartzbard and a panel of designers from the organizations’s second showhouse—including Everick Brown, Rasheeda Gray, Marilyn Lavergne, David Santiago and Virginia Toledo—as they discuss the value of a mission-driven approach for impacting change.
When Design Goes Too Far: The Perfection of the Imperfect Room
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Chelsea House, 200 N. Hamilton St., S. Court 104
Clients often say they’re looking for a “polished” space—but does achieving that look result in a lack of personality, life and interest? Traditional Home senior design and style editor Krissa Rossbund leads a discussion with designers Kristi Nelson and Genevieve Trousdale about knowing when it’s time to stop designing and start appreciating the joy of an imperfect room while offering tricks to avoid an overstyled aesthetic along the way.
Sensory by Design: A Wellness CEU
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
How do the five senses allow designers to deliver better results for their clients? In this course, uncover how design can work on all levels to provide environments that foster health and mindfulness in an increasingly noisy world. (1 CEU)
How to Protect Yourself From Economic Shifts
2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. | Zoe Bios Creative, Chelsea On Green B200
Join business coach Melissa Galt for a master class in how to pivot your practice to capture affluent clients and large-scale projects in challenging times. Master the steps to safeguard your profits and your practice, followed by a book signing of Galt’s guide, Marketing Luxury Design: Attracting Affluent Clients.
Sundaes & Scoops with Loloi’s Newest Collaborator
2 p.m.–4 p.m. | Loloi Rugs, IHFC D320
Take an afternoon ice cream break with Loloi and get the scoop on the brand’s latest partnership with a preview of a striking new collection. (For a hint, see page 12.)
Speed Coaching with Traci Connell
2 p.m.– 4 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Are you ready to take your design business to the next level? Bring one specific business challenge with you and sign up to join designer and business coach Traci Connell for a 10-minute speed-coaching session to unlock your potential and level up your business.
RSVP required: bit.ly/TCspeedcoaching
Chairfield by Fairfield
3 p.m.– 4 p.m. | 200 N. Hamilton St., N. Court 100
For a true celebration of craft, watch a Fairfield craftsman construct one of the brand’s chairs from scratch—with the chance to receive the beautiful piece in a giveaway at the end. Enjoy cocktails, live voiceover narration of the construction process and a preview of incredible artistry.
Bring Good Vibes Home (Keynote)
3 p.m.–4 p.m. | High Point Theatre
Filled with inspiration, optimism, and an abundance of color, designer and New York Times–bestselling author Justina Blakeney returns to High Point Market for a deep dive into her design philosophy, licensing deals and the founding of her thriving lifestyle brand, Jungalow. In conversation with Norwalk president Caroline Hipple, she reflects on her journey and highlights what’s next for her and her business.
More Is More Is More With Carl Dellatore
3 p.m.–5 p.m. | Currey & Company, IHFC M110
Meet author Carl Dellatore at a celebration and signing of his new book, More Is More Is More, which nods to the best of lavish maximalist interiors by designers including Bunny Williams, Marjorie Skouras, Sasha Bikoff, and more with essays on color, pattern, surfaces, elements and layering, each accompanied by dozens of showstopping rooms.
The New Traditional Book Signing
3 p.m.–6 p.m. | Lexington Design Studio, 116 E. Commerce St.
Be one of the first 150 guests to receive a signed copy of Barclay Butera’s new book, The New Traditional, at a cocktail party celebrating the introduction of Laguna, the designer’s latest collection with Lexington Home Brands.
The Power of Color (hosted by BOH)
3:30 p.m.–5 p.m. | Wildwood, 200 N. Hamilton St., N. Court 125
Join Business of Home editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen in conversation with designers and Wildwood ambassadors John Bossard, Kati Curtis and Kelly Finley as they discuss how to use color to tell a story and the transformative quality of finding the just-right hue, whether on the walls or for a statement side table that offers the perfect pop of contrast. Stick around post-talk for cocktails and canapés, and to tour the designers’ in-showroom vignette installations featuring their custom Wildwood Select x Benjamin Moore pieces.
The Iconic Home with Architectural Digest
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Suites at Market Square T-1022
In honor of the third year of Architectural Digest and the Black Interior Designers Network collaborating on The Iconic Home, designers Keia McSwain, Tiffany Cobb, Alvin Wayne and DuVäl Reynolds explain how they’ve navigated the world of virtual design to create a better digital showhouse experience each year while elevating Black design talent and garnering an audience from around the world. (1 CEU)
Mindfulness at market
4 p.m.–6 p.m. | American Leather, Showplace, Floor 5
Explore a variety of soothing wellness practices and calming lavender-infused cocktails—along with genius hacks for getting a great night’s sleep—with American Leather, makers of the renowned Comfort Sleeper, and Crypton.
Becoming a Creative Renegade
4 p.m.–5 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
The most successful designers know that it takes more than just confidence and hard work to truly stand out in the hearts and minds of potential clients—you have to build a brand, not just a business. Business coach Ginna Christensen, branding and marketing consultant Ericka Saurit, designer Christi Barbour and artist Dawn Sweitzer discuss why becoming a creative renegade isn’t about revenue, follower count or even length of time in the industry, but something far more valuable: stepping into your power, embracing limitations and turning failure into opportunity.
Hickory Chair Launch Party & Book Signing
4 p.m.–6 p.m. | Market Square #314
Join Hickory Chair in celebration of two designer partner- ships, honoring the launch of the new Ray Booth Collection and featuring the inaugural signing of Suzanne Kasler’s new book, Edited Style.
Yellowstone Launch Party
4 p.m.–7 p.m. | Green Gables, Atrium on Main, Floor 2
Don’t miss your opportunity to live like a Dutton: Be the first to see the American-made collection created in partnership with the hit Paramount Network TV show Yellowstone at a cocktail party featuring live music.
A Colorful Tribute and Toast to Carleton Varney
4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. | Kindel, Karges & Councill, 200 Steele #103
Put on your most colorful outfit to pay tribute to the late Carleton Varney, longtime owner and president of the legendary design firm Dorothy Draper and Company. While toasting the design legend often referred to as Mr. Color (who can forget his red socks?), explore some of the most beautiful and luxurious furniture he created in more than two decades collaborating with Kindel on the Dorothy Draper Collection.
Drew & Jonathan’s Game Night
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Center Stage
Join designers and Property Brothers hosts Drew and Jonathan Scott at Center Stage for a special game-night event to kick off your Saturday evening. Team Drew and Team Jonathan will face off in an epic showdown testing their design and High Point Market knowledge—get there early for a chance to play with HGTV’s top-viewed hosts and renovation experts. Details: drewandjonathan.com/market
Licensed to Thrill: The New Age of Collaboration
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Dorel Home, C&D Building, Floor 8
Dorel Home hosts a provocative and fast-paced look at how its brands and partners—The Novogratz, Carson Kressley, Mr. Kate and Cosmo Living—stay relevant, accessible and ahead of the curve in a conversation moderated by Claudia Grundman, the company’s vice president of global brand partnerships. Then, put on your party hat to celebrate Dorel Home’s newly revamped showroom until 8 p.m.
House of Markor’s Sunset Social
5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Markor Art Center, Floor 5
Join the House of Markor family of brands—A.R.T. Furniture, Caracole, Jonathan Charles and Rowe—at the Markor Art Center’s rooftop terrace for elevated outdoor views, seasonal hors d’oeuvres and custom cocktails to celebrate the launch of the reimagined House of Markor magazine and website.