Furniture Industry Update
9 a.m.–10 a.m. | Home Furnishings Association Retailer Resource Center, Plaza Suites, 222 S. Main St.
Industry analyst Jerry Epperson will address industry trends, the economic and demographic factors that matter most, and other essential topics for today’s home furnishings retailers.
What You Think the Problem Is Often Isn't Your Real Problem
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Recognizing business pitfalls is often more difficult than you think. Business coach and consultant Gail Doby joins designers Cody Beal, Ginger Curtis and Glenna Stone to talk about how to identify a firm’s true stumbling blocks—and avoid them once and for all—in a conversation moderated by Diane Falvey, editor in chief of Furniture, Lighting & Decor. RSVP: universalfurniture.com/marketevents
Artisan-in-Residence: Susan Schneider
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Currey & Company, IHFC, M110
Meet bespoke shade maker and artist Susan Schneider, owner of Shandelle’s, during a special celebration of her designs. The artist works in paper, leather and fabric, and her distinctive shades, finials and home accents will be available for purchase. In addition to this special event, she will be giving live demonstrations in the showroom throughout Market.
Private-Label and Licensing Paths to Profit
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Norwalk Furniture, IHFC, M108
Norwalk Furniture president Caroline Hipple moderates a panel with designers Robin Baron, Jay Eiler and Kelly Schellert, who share learnings from the worlds of private labeling and licensing and talk frankly about the path to profit in each one.
Pivot to Progress: How 3D Technology Is Transforming the Design Industry
11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Dôme Deco, IHFC, IH302
Global trend ambassador Patti Carpenter moderates this panel on unlocking the potential of 3D tools. Designers Tracy Metro, Christopher Grubb and Jennifer Farrell share insider tips; Dôme Deco’s Sangeeta Gupta gives a manufacturer’s perspective; and Visualizer Plus creative director Thomas Wolosik talks about 3D workflow and budgeting. Discover how to communicate with clients in a new way by using existing 3D assets from your favorite suppliers, experience a 3D project presentation with VR Goggles, and more.
Book-Signing: Janie Molster
11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Antique & Design Center Welcome Lounge
Designer Janie Molster shares the principles that guide her work and signs her book, House Dressing: Interiors for Colorful Living, which reveals the secrets behind her unique ability to fashion felicitous interiors.
BOH Event: Designing for the Post-Pandemic Audience
12 p.m.–1 p.m. | Gabby Home, 333 N. Hamilton St.
When the pandemic hit, macro design trends shifted as homeowners began to look inward and re-examine their homes in a new light. Eighteen months later, how has that affected which furniture we’re shopping for and what’s available in the marketplace? Join Business of Home editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen, interior designers Avery Frank and Michel Smith Boyd, and Gabby creative director Chris Hutchens for a panel discussion on designing for a postpandemic audience.
Book Signing: Hadley Keller
1 p.m.–3 p.m. | Couture Lamps, 110 W Commerce Ave
Couture Lamps welcomes House Beautiful digital director Hadley Keller for an intimate signing of Beachside: Windsor Architecture and Design, which spotlights the planned community on a barrier island in Vero Beach, Florida
Turning Productivity into Profit
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | The Point
Love your design business again when you master Melissa Galt’s three keys to time management. The business coach leads a roundtable discussion on how to get more done in less time, the no-brainer tool that turns you into a scheduling ninja, and a tried-and-true practice for generating new leads.
Get Your Story Straight
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Marketing expert Ericka Saurit and business coach Ginna Christensen spotlight a step-by-step approach to creating a clear and unique brand message, the fundamentals of brand content creation, and a fresh look at social storytelling strategies that motivate people to lean in and learn more. Then, join the duo for a one-on-one brand assessment to review your current messaging approach. RSVP: universalfurniture. com/marketevents
KEYNOTE: Transforming Your Passion into Business with Miranda Kerr
3 p.m–4 p.m. | High Point Theatre, Transportation Terminal
Supermodel and international entrepreneur Miranda Kerr turned her passion for health and wellness into Kora Organics, a highly successful certified organic skin-care brand sold in more than 30 countries. This passion for mindful living has expanded to other business endeavors, including Miranda Kerr Home for Universal Furniture. In this keynote, she will take audience members on the journey from concept to creation, talk about how and why she started Kora, and what drove her to enter the home space. (1 CEU)
Book Signing: Pursley Dixon Architecture
3 p.m.–4 p.m. | Verellen, 515 S. Hamilton St.
Join the Pursley Dixon Architecture team for a signing of their new book, Finding Home, an ode to creating houses of inherent beauty that spark an emotional connection to last a lifetime.
How to Build a Global Brand
3 p.m–4 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Editor, author and entrepreneur Danny Seo, who recently acquired the home design media brand Rue, sits down with Rue editorial director Kelli Lamb to share what it takes to turn your personal vision into a global brand. RSVP: universalfurniture. com/marketevents
Hamilton Wrenn “Second Night” Party
4 p.m.–6 p.m. | Hamilton Wrenn neighborhood
Showrooms up and down the streets of Hamilton Wrenn are throwing open their doors for the district’s annual block party.
Bourbon & Bites
4 p.m.–7 p.m. | Chelsea House, 200 N. Hamilton St., S Ct 104
Join designers Bradshaw Orrell, Jamie Merida, Shayla Copas and Elizabeth Wicker for bourbon and light bites.
The Steele Building Third-Floor Sunday Party
6 p.m.–10 p.m. | 200 Steele St., 3rd Floor
InsideOut Performance Fabrics, Hancock & Moore, Taylor King, Woodbridge Furniture and Lazar team up for a night of fun, food, cocktails and live music by The Extraordinaires.