Spring High Point Market takes place April 2 to 6. Get a head start with these Sunday events. For more, check out BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.
State of the Industry with Jerry Epperson
9 a.m.–10 a.m. | HFA Retailer Resource Center, Plaza Suites 1-527
Industry expert Jerry Epperson shares his insights on how the furniture industry is changing and prospects for growth in the coming years, including what retailers can do now for success in the future.
Weaving Smart Home Automation Into Your Design Aesthetic
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | The Point
Designers DuVäl Reynolds, Christopher Kennedy and Lori Paranjape delve into the hot topic of smart home automation, offering insights and advice on how to demystify home tech for clients with elegant solutions to improve daily life. In a conversation moderated by Business of Home editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen, the designers weigh in on integrating motorized window treatments and smart home automation for high-tech homes that don’t compromise on style and design. Complimentary lunch from Parson’s Table to follow, sponsored by Hunter Douglas.
Build an Amazing Team in a Competitive Market
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Interior design coach Gail Doby tackles the hot-button hiring issues firms of all sizes are facing today: what the best prospective hires expect; when, who and why to hire; and the biggest mistakes employers make when hiring. Armed with answers, attendees will be prepared to build a team to help them succeed. RSVP here.
10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. | Theodore Alexander, 229 W. Russell Ave.
Tour the Theodore Alexander showroom to explore the many customization options the company offers, including Tailor Fit, the new custom upholstery program featuring the best performance fabrics Crypton has to offer. RSVP here.
Kips Bay: Demystifying the Industry-Leading Showhouse
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Suites at Market Square, T-922
With its recent expansion from Manhattan to Dallas and Palm Beach, Florida, the prestigious Kips Bay Decorator Show House remains a beacon of excellence year after year. Join an esteemed group of the showhouse’s designers for an in-depth conversation about how they create spaces meant to inspire, astonish—and most importantly, benefit the incredible work of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. (1 CEU) RSVP here.
Attracting Affluent Clients
1 p.m.–2 p.m. | Chelsea House, 200 N. Hamilton St., S Ct 104
Interior design business coach Melissa Galt shares the not- so-obvious secrets to finding and gaining affluent clients, as well as how to build trust and credibility once you’ve secured the contract. Walk away with a checklist of profitable strategies to employ when marketing luxury design. RSVP here.
Real, Rooted and Rejuvenated: Contemplating the Future, Connecting the Past
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Suites at Market Square, T-922
Global trend ambassador Patti Carpenter spotlights emerging international trends in color, print, surface design and mate- rials, with a focus on their influences in the U.S. home decor market for 2022 and beyond. (1 CEU) RSVP here.
Designers Dish: High Point Market Edition
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | The Point
Get up close and personal with the four designers from the YouTube series Designers Dish—Pamela Harvey, Christopher Patrick, DuVäl Reynolds and Erika Bonnell—as they dig deep into their businesses during this live taping.
Bargain Block: Tips, Tricks and Insight Into One of HGTV’s Top Shows
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas, stars of the HGTV series Bargain Block, share hilarious insight into their favorite (and scariest!) makeovers to date with Rue editorial director Kelli Lamb. RSVP here.
2:30 p.m.–4 p.m. | Suites at Market Square, Ground Floor
Tour IMC’s product-packed TrendWatch displays, guided by trend forecaster Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. Uncover the dozens of products that made the cut on a tour of displays in the Suites at Market Square lobby, the walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the Transportation Terminal, and IHFC Green Lobby. RSVP here.
Afternoon Social with JuniperMarket
3 p.m.–6 p.m. | Outside South Elm Plaza
Stop by for a drink while you network with your industry peers. It’s the perfect place to pick up a refreshment before visiting the three floors of the Suites at Market Square.
Accent Decor Welcome Party
3 p.m.–6 p.m. | Accent Decor, IHFC, H309
Vase and accent wholesaler Accent Decor is serving up drinks and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate its High Point Market debut. The first 100 visitors will receive a tillandsia-inspired party favor. RSVP here.
Rebranding: A Fresh Start Is Just the Right Thing!
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Suites at Market Square, T-922
Designers from Miretta Interiors, Dressing Rooms Interiors, Shayla Copas Interiors and Rhonda Peterson and Associates, as well as Susannah Charbin of creative agency The Beaux Arts, discuss how business growth caused them to restructure their firms—changing their direction, audience, business model, and for some, even the business’s name. RSVP here.
Well Traveled: How Travel Inspires Design
3:30 p.m.–6 p.m. | Alden Parkes, 200 N. Hamilton St., S Ct 110
House Beautiful digital director Hadley Keller moderates a lively discussion with Kurt Jacob Miller, Lukas Mack, Kelli Ellis and Joy Williams about how the designers are inspired by travel and how their ventures have influenced their style and design techniques.
Mastering Influence: Where Storytelling and Leadership Collide
4 p.m.–5 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
If you want to become an influencer, you first have to become a master storyteller. Join digital marketing expert Ericka Saurit and business coach Ginna Christiansen as they explore the keys to understanding your audience, identifying your points of inspiration, and using storytelling as both a leadership tool and to increase your influence. RSVP here.
Second Night: A Progressive Gala
4 p.m.–7 p.m. | Hamilton Wrenn district
Celebrate throughout the Hamilton Wrenn district with live street entertainment, as well as a wide variety of special menus, themed parties and influencer interactions within participating showrooms.
Designer in Residence Party: Bernhardt x Summer Thornton
4 p.m. book signing; 5 p.m.–7 p.m. party | IHFC, D601
Bernhardt relaunched its Designer in Residence program with Summer Thornton, who will be signing copies of her new book, Wonderland: Adventures in Decorating. The signing will be followed by a launch party in the Thornton-designed Bernhardt Gallery, co-hosted by Steele Marcoux of Veranda and Alex Bernhardt Jr. of Bernhardt.
European Celebration: Introducing the Kristi Nelson Collection
4 p.m.–7 p.m. | Chelsea House, 200 N. Hamilton St., S Ct 104
Chelsea House celebrates the unveiling of the Kristi Nelson Collection, a line of lighting, furniture, mirrors and accessories with a laid-back luxe look and inspired by her favorite places in Europe and the U.S. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres pay tribute to the culture, fashion and zeitgeist of the cities reflected in her collection, with stops from beguiling London hotels to the fantastical grottoes of Tuscan gardens.
The Third Floor Steele Building Party
6 p.m.–9 p.m. | 200 Steele, Third Floor
Put on your dancing shoes for an evening filled with fun, delicious food and live music by The Extraordinaires. Host showrooms on the third floor include Hancock & Moore,
InsideOut Performance Fabrics, Woodbridge Furniture, Lazar Industries and Taylor King, each with a selection of artisan eats and themed cocktails.
The BIDN Sunday Soiree at Caracole
6 p.m.–9 p.m. | Markor Art Center, 122 N. Hamilton St.
Join the Black Interior Designers Network and their legacy partner Caracole for an intimate cocktail party at the Markor Art Center’s sky bar and rooftop terrace to celebrate their partnership and diversity in design.
TOV Furniture’s The Voice Collection Launch Party
6 p.m.–11 p.m. | Congdon Yards, 400 W. English Rd.
Celebrate the launch of TOV Furniture’s first-of-its-kind The Voice collection, which features pieces by six elite Black interior designers: Carmeon Hamilton, Don Ricardo Massenburg, Nile Johnson, Erika Ward, Nicole White and Justin Q. Williams. RSVP here.