• Thomas Lester

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Here's a look at events taking place Friday and Saturday at the High Point Market. For the remaining schedule, see our October issue or grab one of our live at-market daily issues.


9 a.m.-7 p.m. — Interior Design Summit. Join Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting and Luxe Interiors + Design to discover best practices of top interior designers. The Interior Design Summit (0.5 CEU) will be followed by a three-day IDS GRAM|MEs Curated Tour​ of showrooms. IHFC Green Wing Ballroom A. Register at interiordesignsummit.com

2-3 p.m. — Currey & Company Introduces Tala Light Bulb Program. Currey & Company introduces its sustainable LED light bulbs and hosts a membership drive for the Sustainable Furnishings Council. IHFC, M110

3-5 p.m. — Culture to Product: A Forward Look into Spring 2018 Market Trends. Jaye Anna Mize, Fashion Snoops' home interiors creative director, discusses trends for this market. RSVP at universaltothetrade.com/marketevents. 101 S. Hamilton

4-5 p.m. — The Antiques Diva Happy Hour Tour. Toma Clark Haines, CEO of The Antiques Diva & Co., explains the major periods and styles, with tips on distinguishing period pieces from modern forgeries, and shares what's hot in antiques. Antique & Design CenterJustina Blakeney book signing


8-9 a.m. — Sustainable Furnishings Council open membership meeting, all are welcome. Get the latest news and updates on SFC initiatives, new consumer research, #GetYourGreenOn winners and more. Showplace, 5th floor

10-11 a.m. — Get Published: Insights from a Home and Design Editor. Patricia Sheridan, an editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, shares how to get your design projects into publications nationwide. Co-Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Alden Parkes (0.1 CEU). Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton

10-11 a.m. — Brunch & Learn: How to Manage Your Clients’ Expectations. Join designer Corey Damen Jenkins for an interactive discussion on strategies to successfully navigate the facets of the designer/client relationship and staying cool under pressure. 200 N. Hamilton, Suite 205

11 a.m.- noon — Art Styling 101: Working with Collections and Focal Pieces. Learn how artwork collections, focal pieces and wall styling can enhance a room. (0.1 CEU) Suites at Market Square Seminar Room

11 a.m. - noon — Passion Sucks. It’s All About the Money! With Nick May. Passion can only take you so far in the interior design industry, so what differentiates those who are successful from those who are trying to become successful? Join Nick May from The Chaise Lounge Podcast as he talks to industry-leading design firms to learn how they've broken out of mediocre to build standout design firms. RSVP at universaltothetrade.com/marketevents. Universal Furniture International showroom, 101 S. Hamilton

11:30 a.m. — The official 2018 Colormix Trends Forecast, an annual color trend report by Sherwin Williams. Guests will enjoy a complimentary lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 45-minute presentation at noon by Shane Jones, Allied ASID and Designer Account Executive with The Sherwin Williams Co., who will share three distinct palettes representing a global collision of influences and design. Abbyson, IHFC C1156

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — HFA's Next Generation Now Lunch with Leaders. Mentoring session with Jeff Child, of RC Willey, and Jake Jabs, of American Furniture Warehouse, available only to retailers. Register on the Events section at myhfa.org. Retailer Resource Center

2-3 p.m.Surya's first-ever CEU course will survey uses of area rugs throughout the globe and history: from thousands of years ago to today. The demonstration of materials, fabrication and application practices will enhance participants' fundamental knowledge of area rugs to provide the best possible design solution for clients. Surya, Showplace 4100, .1 CEU

3-4:30 p.m. — Big Picture, Small Details: Why We Sweat The Small Stuff. TV personalities and authors Drew and Jonathan Scott discuss the critical connection between building a global brand and having a passion for details. Book signing to follow. High Point Theatre

3:30-4:30 p.m. - Justina Blakeney will sign copies of her new book, The New Bohemians Handbook, in the Loloi showroom IHFC D320

4-5 p.m. — Viva La Vintage: Everything You Need To Know About On-Trend Vintage Finds. Charish’s Noel Fahden, VP of merchandising, and Marisa Marcantonio, director of trade relations, will share their analysis and insights on what vintage pieces are selling, where and why and will discuss the results from Chairish’s newest trend report and designer survey. Market Square Antique & Design Center Lecture Room


Thomas LesterThomas Lester | Business Editor

Thomas Lester is Business Editor for Home Accents Today. A graduate of Emory & Henry College's Mass Communications program, Lester spent a dozen years working for newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina covering an array of subjects, ranging from community news, government, education, ACC sports and more before joining Progressive Business Media in 2013. As business editor, Lester covers all aspects of business in the home accents world, from the latest news from manufacturers to successful retail strategies and business analysis.

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