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Sunday, April 14, 2024

High Point Market takes place April 13 to 17. Get a head start with these Sunday events. For more, check out BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.

Having It All: How to Build Income Now and Create Future Financial Freedom
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Interior designers often seek out passive income opportu- nities to help support the income and lifestyle they want now. In this presentation, business coach Gail Doby outlines the steps to develop a business that runs without you day-to-day, allowing you to unleash your creative genius and free up your time. Learn to secure a future that aligns with your personal values and goals, providing income now and prosperity for the next phase of your life. RSVP here

Psychology of Color
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | The Point
Color significantly impacts our interiors, and creating the perfect mood to enhance our well-being is easier than you think. Designer Tracee Murphy explains how to harness the psychology of color and what it takes to help clients discover the color personality that will have the most positive emotional and physical impact. Complimentary lunch to follow, sponsored by Benjamin Moore.

Rue Design Brunch
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Norwalk Furniture, IHFC, M-108
Start your Sunday off with a fireside chat featuring Rue editorial director Kelli Lamb and Kim Salmela about the inspiration behind the designer’s first textile collection with Crypton Home, which design trends she is excited about, and more. Swag bag for the first 50 guests. RSVP here.

Transformative Tech for New Revenue Streams
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Hooker Furnishings, Showplace, 3rd Floor
From AI to innovative design packages, discover how you can create new revenue streams for your design business in a panel featuring AI for Interior Designers founder Jenna Gaidusek and designers John McClain and Nile Johnson.

Unexpected Journeys: From Diverse Careers to Interior Design Success
10 a.m.–11 p.m. | Sherrill Furniture Company, 315 Fred Alexander Pl., 2nd Floor
What do an attorney, HR manager, paint chemist, engineer and actor have in common? They are all now thriving interior design professionals! Designer and coach Tobi Fairley sits down with Glenna Stone, Denise Gordon, Bob Gaynor, Robin Gannon and Tiffany Cassidy to explore how each successfully managed colossal career transitions and found success in design—and how their prior positions have helped them manage the creative process and change-resistant clients in their businesses today. RSVP here

Mimosa Brunch and Trend Spotter Seminar
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. | American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame
Fashion Snoops vice president of advisory and partnerships Jaye Anna Mize sits down with designer Emily Keane, artist Parker Heath and Big Thrift Energy author Virginia Chamlee to explore the home decorating mindset of Gen Z. The discussion is inspired by the latest Trend Spotter exhibit from Fashion Snoops, “Muse,” which features more than a dozen new products inspired by key lifestyle trends.

Meet and Greet with Loloi’s Design Partners
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Loloi, IHFC, D-320
Connect with Loloi’s star collaborators, including designers Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier and Company, Brigette Romanek and Jean Stoffer, and illustrator Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. for meet-and-greets and book signings throughout the Loloi showroom.

Staying Current in Design
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Theodore Alexander, 229 W. Russell Ave.
In conversation moderated by stylist Ashley Hotham Cox, designers Lori Paranjape, Charlotte Lucas and Rasheeda Gray discuss what it takes to stay current while creating timeless interiors and how they tastefully pepper trends into their designs, resulting in print publication and a social media-savvy clientele. Lunch to follow.

When to Say Goodbye: Knowing When and How to Fire a Client
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Odette, 100 N. Centennial St.
Breakups are never easy. Designer Cheryl Luckett leads a panel including fellow design pros Blair Moore, Brad Ramsey, Noel Gatts and Tamara Day as they guide you through how to have the difficult conversations and share insights on the delicate process of ending client relation- ships. Discover the warning signs that a client is not the right fit for your business, consider the impact misaligned expectations have on your work, then learn strategies for professionally and gracefully terminating these relationships.

Demystifying the Collaborative Process
11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Ro Sham Beaux, 122 N. Main St.
Discover what it takes to develop a licensing collection from start to finish with Ro Sham Beaux founder Ann Yancy and Mabley Handler co-founders Jennifer Mabley and Austin Handler as they discuss overcoming the road- blocks and developing a roadmap for success.

Strategic Sourcing: Driving Success in Interior Design Procurement
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Fairfield, 200 N. Hamilton St., 1st Floor
Revolutionize your approach to sourcing and procure- ment with the help of designers Jeanne Chung, John McClain, Glenna Stone and Mike Yates, who discuss how to optimize workflows and secure unparalleled value for goods and services that align with project budgets.

A Colorful Past: Telling Stories Through Design
1 p.m.–2 p.m. | Antique & Design Center
Discover the role individual pieces can play in creating unique spaces—and how integrating vintage and antique pieces into your work can showcase personal narratives— in a discussion featuring design pros Angeline Hall, Ryan Kirk Kopet, Tanya S. Lewis and Roz Murphy and moderated by industry expert Patti Carpenter.

Technology Advancements in Lighting
1 p.m.–2 p.m. | Suites at Market Square, T-1022
From color, temperature and shapes to new LED- regulation technology, discover the latest innovations in lighting with Bulbrite Industries vice president of product Eric Choi, designer and Mitzi collaborator Zoë Feldman, and Furniture, Lighting & Decor editor in chief Diane Falvey.

Balancing Act: Creative Integrity and Business Growth in Design
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Odette, 100 N. Centennial St.
Balancing the business and creative sides of an interior design firm can be challenging, to say the least. In a panel moderated by Mary Beth Zaehringer of MB Public Relations, gain insights from designers Kara Cox, Eddie Maestri, DuVäl Reynolds and Christopher Todd as they share their strategies for staying inspired and keeping the passion for design alive—and staying true to yourself and your brand—while navigating the complexities of growing a business.

Designing Lifestyles, Interiors and Products
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | The Point
Want to design your own product line? Designer Gary Inman leads a conversation that explores the commonali- ties between interior design and product design. He’s joined by Barclay Butera, Suzanne Duin and Dann Foley, a trio of creatives who have launched successful lines for respected manufacturers.

How the Media Shapes Client Expectations
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
The media’s portrayal of interior design has had a significant impact on how clients perceive the design process, shaping their expectations for timelines, deliverables and costs. Photographer Tori Sikkema and designer and tele- vision personality Kelli Ellis set the record straight in a conversation with Courtney Porter of Design News Now about the allure of instant transformations and trend-focused narratives, and how to align client perceptions with the nuances of authentic design work. RSVP here

Afternoon Mixer Celebrating the Launch of Zoë Feldman x Mitzi Tastemakers
2 p.m.–4 p.m. | Hudson Valley Lighting, Market Square, M-70, M-90, M-97 & M-99
Meet the newest Mitzi Tastemaker, designer Zoë Feldman, as she showcases her debut lighting collection of modern classics designed for soulful living.

Exclusive Look into Wildwood’s New Shiga Capsule Collection
2:30 p.m.–3 p.m. | Wildwood, 200 N. Hamilton St., Suite 125
In a dialogue with Luxe Interiors + Design executive vice president and managing director Kate Kelly Smith, Wildwood’s director of operations in Japan, Hideo Nishiofuku, showcases the country’s timeless artistry and unveils the special technique the company perfected for its Shiga capsule collection.

Lessons from a Life in Design with Bunny Williams
3 p.m.–4 p.m. | High Point Theatre
Design legend Bunny Williams made her name creating interiors with livable elegance. In honor of her new upholstery line with Wesley Hall and the release of her new book, Bunny Williams: Life In the Garden, she talks about the art of decorating. From the creation of individual pieces to how she puts together a floor plan, the designer will share gorgeous photos from some of her favorite and newest projects—as well as her own home and garden— for a master class in how to arrange furniture and art to make a room comfortable for daily life and entertaining, and how to design for every perspective.

Design Sips Live: Never Get Shopped Again
3 p.m.–4 p.m. | Feizy Rugs, 309 N. Hamilton St.
It’s time for some real talk: Are your clients shopping for you? Join designer and business strategist Sandra Funk for the latest live installment of her YouTube show, Design Sips, where she answers your burning questions while discussing a better way to source and shop. RSVP here

Sherrill Brands Maker Stage
3 p.m.–4 p.m. | Sherrill Furniture Company, 315 Fred Alexander Pl., 1st Floor
Discover the artistry behind hand-painted leather furniture in this demonstration showcasing Sherrill’s meticulous craftsmanship and innovative techniques.

Ross Alan Lumber Happy Hour
3 p.m.–5 p.m. | Ross Alan Lumber, IHFC, IH-110
To celebrate its InterHall debut, Ross Alan Lumber hosts a happy hour with smoked cocktails to showcase the company’s approach to using century-old barn wood to create timeless pieces for the home.

Mastering Fabric Placement in Furniture Design
4 p.m.–5 p.m. | Century Furniture, 200 Steele, Suite 213
Century Furniture hosts a course on the art of using fabric in furniture design, offering a deep dive into how pattern placement and fabric type and direction can dramatically influence the aesthetics and function of a piece. (1 CEU)

Maximize Your Firm’s Potential with the Best Digital Tools
4 p.m.–5 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Creating beautiful designs is the heart and soul of every design firm, but you need the right systems in place to spend more time doing what you love. Get advice from the experts: Rachel Wagman and Keith Granet from Studio Designer, financial consultant Julia Nikishina, Valerie Lambert from Valia Procurement and designer Kaitlyn Murphy share how the best firms in the business structure their office operations, source product and place orders with vendors—all while remaining efficient and profitable. RSVP here

Kravet Cocktail Party
4 p.m.–6 p.m. | 200 Steele, Suite 117
Join Kravet for its annual cocktail party and toast to the brand’s new modern furniture offerings across all levels of luxury. Experience the Kravet Soleil line on the patio, and get transported to an outdoor oasis with Kravet Couture’s new Riviera collection.

Outside In Book Signing with Brian Paquette
4 p.m.–6 p.m. | Currey & Company, IHFC, M-110
In his second book, Outside In: Interiors Born from Nature, designer Brian Paquette shares his design philosophy and showcases how connection to nature is key to creating a meaningful and supportive home environment.

Pure Salt x Leftbank Art Launch Party
4 p.m.–6 p.m. | IHFC, H-304
Celebrate the launch of Pure Salt’s latest collection for Leftbank Art with the design firm’s co-founders, Aly Morford and Leigh Lincoln, who will be on to speak about the designs.

Jazz Celebration of Elizabeth Wicker
4 p.m.–7 p.m. | Chelsea House, 200 N. Hamilton St., Suite 104
Raise a glass to the launch of Elizabeth Wicker’s latest Wicker for Chelsea House collection—a new line of furniture, lighting and accessories—while enjoying tunes of a jazz quartet from Juilliard.

Finding and Maintaining Great Partners
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Rug & Kilim, Suites at Market Square, G-7055
Designers Alexa Hampton and Robin Gannon get candid about how they work with their vendors in a conversation led by Daniel House Club founder and chief brand officer Peter Spalding.

A Breath of Fresh Air with Bernhardt and Luxe
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Bernhardt Furniture, IHFC, D-601
Luxe Interiors + Design’s new editor in chief, Jill Cohen, and Bernhardt president and CEO Alex Bernhardt Jr. host a celebration of the furniture brand’s latest designs for outdoor living, featuring the chance to win a warm- weather getaway to Todos Santos on Baja California’s Pacific coast; a beautiful set of Bernhardt Exteriors furnishings; or a pair of waterproof outdoor speakers.

Exploring Color Psychology and Lighting Design
4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. | Kalco Lighting, IHFC, H-232
Feeling blue? Or green? Or something in between? In a conversation moderated by Furniture, Lighting and Decor editor in chief Diane Falvey, trend expert Patti Carpenter and designers John McClain and Vanessa DeLeon explain why certain colors trend at different times and how to use color and light to bolster well-being. (1 CEU)

Taylor King 50th Anniversary Party
6 p.m.–9 p.m. | 200 Steele, Suite 304
Taylor King celebrates 50 years in business with an evening of live music, delicious bites, festive cocktails, and a toast to the brand’s unparalleled commitment to quality, comfort and a striking assortment of fabrics.

Goo Goo Dolls Live
7 p.m.–8 p.m. | Center Stage
With four Grammy nominations, nearly a dozen platinum and gold singles, and 15 million records sold worldwide, the Goo Goo Dolls have become staples in the American songbook. Now you can see them live at High Point Market. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; early entry for buyers at 6:15 p.m. Complimentary food and beverages provided. A valid Spring Market Pass is required for entry (no admission for those under age 15). Presented by High Point Market Authority.

This article originally appeared in Spring 2024 issue of the Designer's Guide, High Point Market. Subscribe or become a BOH Insider for more.

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