Jun 15, 2022 | New York |
Summer Soiree for High Point Market
Summer Soiree for High Point Market

On June 15, Business of Home hosted an intimate group of interior designers for a cocktail reception in honor of High Point Market. Business of Home’s editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen and High Point Market Authority CEO Tom Conley welcomed guests into designer Christiane Lemieux’s apartment, which was deftly appointed with furniture and decorative items from her recent collections. 

Guests including Amy Lau, Kathleen Walsh, Jessica Pleasants, Ahmad AbouZanat, Gala Magrina, Penelope August, Jeffrey Quartius, Rudy Saunders, Hope Scully, Peter Sandel, Ondine Karady, Sandra Moreno, Sarah Story, Fawn Galli and Kelly Walsh were invited to learn more about High Point Market in anticipation of the next iteration of the event this fall. Business of Home’s Julia Noran Johnston, Dennis Scully, Fred Nicolaus and Caroline Biggs welcomed guests.

“New York City is flush with design resources and inspiration,” said Conley, “but it still can’t beat the curated opportunity High Point Market provides to get in front of company principals, leading tastemakers and industry thought leaders in one fell swoop. A quick trip down to High Point twice a year combines an inspirational journey with an efficient, cost-effective business trip. This is the message we hear most often when discussing why New York designers consistently take time to come to North Carolina, and this is the message we were looking to share at this reception. 

“We are thankful to both Business of Home and Christiane Lemieux for hosting this event and introducing us to a great group of New York designers who’ve yet to experience High Point Market,” he continued. “We hope to see them again in High Point in the near future!”

“I’ve seen firsthand how a trip to High Point Market can transform a designer’s business,” said Petersen. “Whether you come away with new vendors and partners, new best practices from the many talks and panels, new designer friends to lean on or even just a clearer sense of the industry at large, Market is a game changer for designers looking to level up. It was a delight to introduce members of the New York design community to the robust, industry-wide community the High Point Market Authority has fostered for designers at all stages of their careers.”
 

Images by Kamila Harris

EVENT GALLERY
Jessica Pleasants, Kaitlin Petersen and Tom Conley
Jessica Pleasants, Kaitlin Petersen and Tom Conley
Jessica Pleasants, Kaitlin Petersen and Tom Conley
BOH market editor Caroline Biggs
BOH market editor Caroline Biggs
BOH market editor Caroline Biggs
Sarah Story, Amy Lau, Julia Noran Johnston, Tom Conley and Kaitlin Petersen
Sarah Story, Amy Lau, Julia Noran Johnston, Tom Conley and Kaitlin Petersen
Sarah Story, Amy Lau, Julia Noran Johnston, Tom Conley and Kaitlin Petersen
Caroline Biggs, Jeffrey Quartius and Rudy Saunders
Caroline Biggs, Jeffrey Quartius and Rudy Saunders
Caroline Biggs, Jeffrey Quartius and Rudy Saunders
Jeffrey Quintus, Kaitlin Petersen, Rudy Saunders, Billy Fisher and Peter Sandel
Jeffrey Quintus, Kaitlin Petersen, Rudy Saunders, Billy Fisher and Peter Sandel
Jeffrey Quintus, Kaitlin Petersen, Rudy Saunders, Billy Fisher and Peter Sandel
The event was hosted in Christiane Lemieux’s apartment, deftly appointed with many decorative pieces from the product designer’s own collections.
The event was hosted in Christiane Lemieux’s apartment, deftly appointed with many decorative pieces from the product designer’s own collections.
The event was hosted in Christiane Lemieux’s apartment, deftly appointed with many decorative pieces from the product designer’s own collections.
Accent Decor gifted guests Luka vases and Rosario wall hooks.
Accent Decor gifted guests Luka vases and Rosario wall hooks.
Accent Decor gifted guests Luka vases and Rosario wall hooks.
BOH’s Julia Noran Johnston and Dennis Scully, hostess Christiane Lemieux and High Point Market’s Tom Conley
BOH’s Julia Noran Johnston and Dennis Scully, hostess Christiane Lemieux and High Point Market’s Tom Conley
BOH’s Julia Noran Johnston and Dennis Scully, hostess Christiane Lemieux and High Point Market’s Tom Conley
Rudy Saunders, High Point Market’s Ashely Grigg and BOH’s Millie Massa and Billy Fisher
Rudy Saunders, High Point Market’s Ashely Grigg and BOH’s Millie Massa and Billy Fisher
Rudy Saunders, High Point Market’s Ashely Grigg and BOH’s Millie Massa and Billy Fisher
Ondine Karady, Sandra Moreno, Ahmad AbouZanat, Gala Magrina and Hope Scully
Ondine Karady, Sandra Moreno, Ahmad AbouZanat, Gala Magrina and Hope Scully
Ondine Karady, Sandra Moreno, Ahmad AbouZanat, Gala Magrina and Hope Scully
Julia Noran Johnston and Christiane Lemieux
Julia Noran Johnston and Christiane Lemieux
Julia Noran Johnston and Christiane Lemieux
Tom Conley, Kaitlin Petersen, Penelope August and Kim Trepanier
Tom Conley, Kaitlin Petersen, Penelope August and Kim Trepanier
Tom Conley, Kaitlin Petersen, Penelope August and Kim Trepanier
Catering was provided by Amuse Bouche.
Catering was provided by Amuse Bouche.
Catering was provided by Amuse Bouche.
Guests enjoyed socializing over light bites and cocktails.
Guests enjoyed socializing over light bites and cocktails.
Guests enjoyed socializing over light bites and cocktails.
Dennis Scully, Kathleen Walsh and Julia Noran Johnston
Dennis Scully, Kathleen Walsh and Julia Noran Johnston
Dennis Scully, Kathleen Walsh and Julia Noran Johnston
Fawn Galli, Amy Lau, Christiane Lemieux and Sarah Story
Fawn Galli, Amy Lau, Christiane Lemieux and Sarah Story
Fawn Galli, Amy Lau, Christiane Lemieux and Sarah Story
Amy Lau and Tom Conley
Amy Lau and Tom Conley
Amy Lau and Tom Conley
Hosts Kaitlin Petersen and Tom Conley welcomed guests to the soiree at Christiane Lemieux’s (left) apartment.
Hosts Kaitlin Petersen and Tom Conley welcomed guests to the soiree at Christiane Lemieux’s (left) apartment.
Hosts Kaitlin Petersen and Tom Conley welcomed guests to the soiree at Christiane Lemieux’s (left) apartment.
BOH hosted an intimate group of designers in celebration of High Point Market.
BOH hosted an intimate group of designers in celebration of High Point Market.
BOH hosted an intimate group of designers in celebration of High Point Market.