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