Fall High Point Market takes place October 22 to 26. Get a head start with these Sunday events. For more, check out BOH’s Designer’s Guide to High Point Market.
Broken Ceilings: Lessons From the Top
7:30 a.m.–9 a.m. | IHFC, Green Wing, 11th Floor, Ballroom
Join Caroline Hipple, president of Norwalk Furniture, in conversation with Maria Mullen of Hubbardton Forge, Laurie Tokarz of Restonic, and Melinda Whittington of La-Z-Boy, as they share lessons in leadership for women at all stages of their career. Tickets include a full breakfast and are open to all Market attendees. Tickets: withit.org
Salaries Revealed: Who Gets Paid What (hosted by BOH)
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Are you well paid or does payday ultimately leave you feeling undervalued? What are others making? Join Gail Doby, co-founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting; Nadia Roberts, principal of recruitment firm Interior Talent; and designer Elissa Grayer as they reveal just-released data on owner and staff salaries and compensation in a conversation moderated by Business of Home editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen. Understand what compensation looks like for every level in your company, and learn what is happening regionally and nationally so that you can adjust your business to pay yourself and your employees what you deserve.
How Kitchen and Bath Can Help Drive Your Business to the Next Level
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | The Point
Over the past several years, kitchen and bath design has increasingly dominated home design—an important focus for consumers and a key selling tool for builders and realtors. In this panel, moderated by the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s chief strategy officer Suzie Williford, discover how designers can take advantage of these evolving and expanding areas of the home to grow their businesses.
Biophilia: Embracing the Natural World for Interior Design
10 a.m.–11 a.m. | Zoe Bios Creative, Chelsea On Green B200
Join wallcovering and textile illustrator Susy Paisley for an exploration of biophilia and the power of nature to nourish and soothe. Trained as a conservation biologist, the artist draws inspiration from the flora and fauna she has observed in the wild and offers new insights for layering color, pattern and ornamentation in interior spaces.
Paris Portfolio Pop-Up with Teresa “Gigi” Davis
10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Currey & Company, IHFC M110
Meet Teresa “Gigi” Davis, a charcoal and watercolor artist who trained in Paris, and who returned to France this summer to live, study and experience all the City of Lights has to offer. The artist’s work, inspired by the human form, will be on display throughout the showroom.
Licensing Your Product Designs
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Interested in creating new revenue channels for your design business? Discover the ins and outs of product design and licensing from Joshua Rose and Rafael Kalichstein, of Form Design Studio, and designer Mat Sanders, in conversation with Erinn Valencich of Erinn V. Design Group. RSVP: universalfurniture.com/marketevents
Sherwin-Williams 2023 Colormix Forecast
11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Suites at Market Square T-1022
Ever wonder how a color of the year comes to be? Join Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing Sue Wadden for a presentation of the brand’s 2023 hue, Terra, and high- lights of the inspiration, statistics and research that support the brand’s forecast for color and design trends. (1 CEU) RSVP: imcenters.sw23cmhpoctct22.alchemer.com/s3/
TrendWatch: Live at Market! Seminar
12 p.m.–1 p.m. | Suites at Market Square T-1022
DesignOn HPMKT by IMC’s biannual TrendWatch program returns this spring, offering an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media examines consumer research and creative intelligence from related arenas, and offers guidance on of-the-moment colors, materials and finishes. (1 CEU) Register: bit.ly/IMCTrendwatchFall22
How to Attract and Capture Affluent Customers
1 p.m.–2 p.m. | Chelsea House, 200 N. Hamilton St., S. Court 104
Learn how to identify affluent clients, where to meet them and how to connect with them as business coach Melissa Galt outlines her profitable strategies for marketing luxury design. Lunch served at 12 p.m. ahead of the talk, and a book signing to follow.
Lighting Industry Insights
Panel: 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. | Tour: 2:30 p.m.–4 p.m. | Suites at Market Square T-1022
Need lighting resources? Join award-winning designer Chris Goddard, star of HGTV’s Design Star: Next Gen, for a tour of resources in High Point Market that can take your projects to the next level in lighting. (1 CEU)
60 Minutes With LuAnn for Her 60th Birthday
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Jaipur Living, C&D Building, Floor 4
Jaipur Living has partnered with MyDoma to celebrate LuAnn Nigara as she rings in her 60th year. Amid the champagne and cupcakes, the host of A Well-Designed Business podcast will give a motivational toast spotlighting the aha moments of her career.
Designing for Vacation-Rental Properties
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Want to learn more about the fastest-growing design niche? Vacation-rental design is a booming field for the billion-dollar short-term rental industry. Learn more about this timely topic with designer Jessica Duce, in conversation with Ericka Saurit, former design lead for Airbnb and principal at Saurit Creative, as they discuss how to get into the field and navigate this design-world niche. RSVP: universalfurniture.com/marketevents
Luxury: A New Point of View!
2 p.m.–3 p.m. | The Point
What does luxury mean today? Designers Michel Boyd, Shayla Copas, Barry Goralnick and Lucy Searle explore today’s new definition of luxury, with emphasis on issues such as sustainability, accessibility and craftsmanship in the age of technology, in a conversation moderated by Gary Inman. Complimentary lunch before the session courtesy of Currey & Company.
Portfolio Sip & Shop
2 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Hooker Furniture, 220 Elm St., Floor 2
Kick off happy hour (and grab a snack) while taking in Hooker Furniture’s new Portfolio stocking program in the HMI Group Showroom.
Building a Design Community on Pinterest (Keynote & Hosted by BOH)
3 p.m.–4 p.m. | High Point Theatre
Each month, 89 million people come to Pinterest, not to passively like or scroll through home and design content, but to actually put those ideas into practice. Pinterest offers creatives a new opportunity to make content and grow an engaged, inspired audience. Join Pinterest’s Jeremy Jankowski in conversation with Business of Home editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen as they discuss the platform’s latest features and how creators can tap into its booming home and design ecosystem.
Cocktails and Music with Bobby Berk
3 p.m.–5 p.m. | Karastan Rugs, IHFC D443
Celebrate the launch of Bobby Berk’s latest collection—a partnership with Karastan Rugs—with cocktails, music, product giveaways and a meet-and-greet with the design expert and star of Netflix’s Queer Eye.
Cocktail Hour with Amber Lewis
3 p.m.–5 p.m. | Loloi Rugs, IHFC D320
Loloi Rugs is toasting to its newest introductions in the Amber Lewis x Loloi collection with a cocktail hour that exudes the designer’s own effortlessly cool aesthetic—not to mention a martini bar.
Accent Decor’s 25th Anniversary Party
3 p.m.–6 p.m. | IHFC H309
The furniture and accessories brand celebrates 25 years in business with drinks, appetizers and party favors.
The Essential Systems and Processes Every Designer Needs
4 p.m.–5 p.m. | Universal Furniture, 101 S. Hamilton St.
Join designer and business coach John McClain for a presentation that tackles essential strategies for efficiently onboarding new clients and approval processes that limit your liability. He offers tools and techniques to run every project with a repeatable plan to ensure you and your clients are set up to be satisfied with the design process. A book signing celebrating the release of his book, The Designer Within: A Professional Guide to a Well-Styled Home, to follow. RSVP: universalfurniture.com/marketevents
A DEI Dialogue Around Design
4 p.m.–5 p.m. | The Commons at Congdon Yards
At the Diversity Advocacy Alliance’s inaugural event, the organization’s leadership will outline its mission—cultivating a welcoming environment by expanding the representation of the BIPOC community within the design industry, amplifying voices and inclusive spaces, and showcasing authentic representation. The discussion will highlight and address overarching issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion within the industry and begin to identify constructive ways forward, followed by a lively conversation about “cultural design,” from how to achieve it and who it is for to why it is important. Networking continues until 7 p.m.
Par-Tea With Shayla Copas
4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. | Prestige Arts/Art Trends, IHFC C457
To fete the introduction of the new Shayla Copas Collection, join Prestige Arts for an open house, a fun take on afternoon tea and a meet-and-greet with designer Shayla Copas.
Redefining American Traditional Design
4 p.m.–6 p.m. | Chaddock, 200 Steele #106
In a conversation with Traditional Home editor in chief Jill Waage, designers Benjamin Johnston and Brynn Olson spotlight the style and sensibility that inspired the magazine to name them to its New Trad list of emerging designers.
Vibrant Interiors Book Signing Party
4 p.m.–6 p.m. | Currey & Company, IHFC M110
Meet interior designer Andrea Schumacher as she debuts her new book, Vibrant Interiors: Living Large at Home, which is filled with imaginative homes that showcase her energetic, exuberant, personality-filled spaces.
Garden Party with Homes & Gardens
4 p.m.–8 p.m. | Eichholtz, 129 S. Hamilton St.
Eichholtz and British design magazine Homes & Gardens nod to their shared European heritage with a garden party fit for a queen, with terraces featuring the Eichholtz Outdoor collection, signature gin cocktails and European fare.
HVL Toasts Its Designer Partnerships
5 p.m.–6 p.m. | Market Square M70, M90, M97 & M99
Celebrate the launch of Megan Molten’s coastal-inspired lighting collection for Mitzi with charcuterie and rosé. Meanwhile, enjoy elevated comfort foods and light refreshments to honor Pembrooke & Ives’s debut collection for Hudson Valley Lighting.
American Leather VIP Party
5 p.m.–9 p.m. | Showplace, Floor 5
Join American Leather for its annual High Point VIP Party, where the Dallas-based furniture brand will host live music, serve signature cocktails in its experiential showroom, and give away a stylish Comfort Sleeper to one lucky partygoer.
Century x Veranda Anniversary Celebration
6 p.m.–8 p.m. | Century Furniture, 200 Steele #213
With two big anniversaries, it’s time to celebrate Century Furniture’s 75th anniversary—and Veranda’s 35th anniversary—at this sparkling evening event.
BIDN Sunday Soiree at Caracole (hosted by boh)
7 p.m.–9 p.m. | Markor Art Center, 122 N. Hamilton St., Floor 5
Join the Black Interior Designers Network and their legacy partner Caracole for an intimate cocktail party celebrating their partnership and diversity in design. Enjoy elevated outdoor views with seasonal hors d’oeuvres, custom cock- tails and live music. Guests are also encouraged to experience the BIDN Lounge on the third floor, which was designed by BIDN president Keia McSwain and offers a wonderful space for members to rest and get inspired throughout Market.