• Cecile Corral

Surya to host educational, social events at High Point

HIGH POINT — The history of area rugs, deadline-oriented interior decorating and a celebration of the fall season.

All of these and more are on Surya’s event roster during High Point Market, when the home furnishings house will play host at its showroom at Showplace 4100.

“Every year, we set out to host events that engage market attendees in insightful discussions about topics that impact their businesses and the overall design community,” said Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. “This year, we are excited to not only bring the discerning business mind of designer Denise McGaha to the Surya showroom, but also present our own original CEU course that will uncover interesting and useful facts about area rugs.”

Some of the key events include:

  • The Guide to Area Rugs (0.1 CEU)
    2-3 p.m., Oct. 14
    Surya's first-ever CEU course will survey uses of area rugs throughout the world and history, from thousands of years ago to today. The demonstration of materials, fabrication and application practices aim to improve designers’ ability to provide informed style solutions for clients.
  • Fall Celebration
    6 -11 p.m., Oct. 15
    Buyers, designers and industry friends are invited to fete the season. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served, followed by music and dancing.
  • How to Deliver Luxury Projects in Under 90 Days (0.1 CEU)
    2-3 p.m., Oct. 16
    Presented by the High Point Market Authority and American Society of Interior Designers, interior decorator and designer McGaha will discuss her trademarked "Designing with a Deadline" process and how it transformed her business, and she will also share tips on project management tools, working with showrooms and attracting the ideal clientele.
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Cecile CorralCecile Corral | Senior Product Editor, Home & Textiles Today

Cecile B. Corral has been a product editor with Home Textiles Today since late 2000. She covers the area and accent rug, kitchen textiles, table linens, beach towels, decorative bath and decorative pillow categories, as well as some retail subjects.

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