Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, 9/1/2013 2:00:00 AM
Following is a partial list. Visit highpointmarket.org for a complete listing.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19-MONDAY, OCT. 21
10-10:45 a.m. - First-Time Buyer Orientation. Learn tips on navigating High Point Market to make the best use of your time. Includes Q&A. High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
10-11:30 a.m. - Creating a Viable Business Model, Setting Goals & Realizing Your Dreams in this Challenging and Ever-Changing Business Environment. Tobi Fairley, who launched full-service consulting and design company Tobi Fairley & Associates, has helped thousands of businesswomen redefine and reinvigorate their businesses through her intensive courses and tools, and she will bring that knowledge to this presentation, as well as her upbeat passion to see you succeed. Lecture sponsored by Tobi Fairley & Associates. Light breakfast will be served. MS Antique & Design Center of High Point - Ground Level Lecture Room
11-11:45 - Designer Orientation Seminar. Shopping at High Point Market for the first time can be intimidating for interior designers. With this seminar interior designer Tim Schelfe will give you the tips and tools to help you make the most of your trip and give you the inside track on how to work the largest home fashion show in the world. High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal
Noon-1:30 p.m. - Boomers: Design & Sell to the Fastest Growing Market in America. With more 25 years' experience specializing in residential, light commercial and healthy homes, Mitzi Beach's philosophy and passion for spaces is function first, comfort second and beauty third. She is the owner of Mitzi Beach Interiors with expertise in sizing interiors to meet changing life stages. Mitzi will discuss understanding, tapping into and unlocking the earnings potential that comes with serving the Baby Boomer market. Sponsored by Mitzi Beach Interiors. Lunch provided by Wesley Hall. MS Antique & Design Center of High Point-Ground Level Lecture Room.
1:30-3 p.m. - Design TECH Summit - Panel Discussion Moderated by Katy Garrett. Katy Garrett, national sales director/CEO of Connexionsoft, will moderate this fast-paced, informative panel discussion of tech leaders and innovators, where you will learn about the latest technology solutions for managing projects and project work flow, facilitating client communications, creating presentation/idea boards, creating online space planning visualizations and developing architectural specifications and renderings. Co-sponsored by Connexionsoft, Inc. and The Kaleidoscope Partnership. Happy Hour and Meet and Greet to Follow. MS Antique & Design Center of High Point - Ground Level Lecture Room
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Fast Forward: A Future-View to Interior Trends. Greg Dunlop, ASID, global strategy director of WGSN-Homebuildlife will focus on key trends forecasted for the interiors industry. Attendees will learn about the three key macro trends and how they evolved from the season prior. Industrial Evolution, Modern Myth, and Rendering Reality are the directional themes for Autumn/Winter 2014-15. Each trend carries a color forecast and product design ideas that are unique to their culture reference points. The learning opportunity will focus on how the macro trends will influence style and décor for products as diverse as furniture, bed, bath, kitchen and decorative accessories. Seminar is free of charge and complimentary refreshments will be served. Reservations recommended at email@example.com. IHFC Green Wing, 11th Floor Ballroom B
3-5:30 p.m. - Elevate Seminar - Innovative Solutions to Interior Designers' Top Challenges. Decor Mentors Lisa Ferguson, Kati Curtis, Elaine Williamson, Jennifer Brouwer and Lisa Kahn will openly share proven yet fresh solutions for challenges that include selling, presenting, client management, getting published and more. You will walk away with at least one gold nugget that will change your confidence and bottom line! This intensive workshop will include a panel, followed by roundtable clusters for questions, peer connecting and collaborating (grouped by years in business). Pre-registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org. Eilersen Showroom, 220 Elm 312
SUNDAY, OCT. 20
7:30-9 a.m. - WithIt Educational Breakfast. Widely known as a successful entrepreneur, Wendy Bellissimo has been creating products that families love for more than 15 years. Wendy's sincerity and approachability enable her to connect with other women who see her as either the mom they are or as the mom they aspire to be. Wendy continues to be a much sought after lifestyle expert for television, online, print and radio and has endorsed various national consumer brands. Join us for a complimentary buffet breakfast as Wendy enchants us with her story. Reservations are required email email@example.com. IHFC Green Wing, 11th Floor Ballroom A
10-11:30 a.m. - Incorporating Repurposed & Vintage Into Kitchen Design... Create a Niche in Your Market and Increase Your Bottom Line. Enjoy breakfast as you meet and greet luxury kitchen designer Rebecca Reynolds and architectural interior designer Lori Gilder before sitting down to learn from them about how to "Dream, Design, Plan, Build, Source, and Live" with repurposed and vintage design elements. Both are nationally award-winning designers, remodeling experts, design bloggers, event speakersand well-respected industry advocates for green building and healthy lifestyle renovations. Lori and Rebecca plan to make a special announcement about their upcoming "All-American Kitchen Tour." Sponsored by Kitchen Design Network. MS Antique & Design Center of High Point - Ground Level Lecture Room
Noon-1 p.m. - Fabulous Fabric: The Latest Trends in Fabric & More. With more than 45 years of combined experience, Roxy Ulmsten and Todd Bowles of Convergence will share with you fabulous fabrics being produced now, the hottest in color trends and a touch of technical know-how to give you the confidence to navigate your way through the world of fabrics seamlessly. A Q&A will follow to answer your textile questions. Complimentary boxed Lunch will be provided - Reservations are required at firstname.lastname@example.org. IHFC Green Wing 11th Floor, Ballroom B
Noon-1:15 p.m. - Design Viewpoints Series: From All Corners. Exploring Diversity in Design in the 21st Century: Presented by High Point Market Authority and ASID, sponsored by Horchow. From All Corners is a panel conversation bringing together a group of today's most prominent designers of color to discuss creating personalized spaces as well as discussing the presence and role of ethnic diversity in the design tastes of an increasingly globalized world. Topics will include the influence of ethnic background on design style and meeting the needs of a multicultural clientele. The panel of designers will be led by Aphrochic founders Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason. Book signing will follow for Hays' and Mason's new book "Decorating with Culture, Objects and Soul." Complimentary boxed lunch. .1 CEU credit. High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal.
1-4 p.m. - Upholstery by John Lester: Original 8-Way Hand-Tied Springs. John Lester will be in the Lester Furniture Mfg. showroom demonstrating how he and his craftsmen continue the practice of original 8 way hand-tied springs in all of his custom upholstery. Lester will start with a frame and finish with it completely sprung up for you to see the construction. MSS G-2034
1:30-3 p.m. - Changing Values in a Fast-Paced Design Market. David Lindquist of Whitehall Antiques will be serving up a hard-nosed and hard-hitting look at what has happened over the past 10 years to antique and vintage home furnishings. He will be bringing particular finds from many ADC exhibitors' booths to share, showing photos of finds too large to bring to the lecture room, and showing you how to judge the value of every antique and vintage piece you find. Q&A follows and CEU credit will be awarded. Sponsored by Whitehall Antiques. Followed by an afternoon pick-me-up of gelato and coffee. MS Antique & Design Center of High Point - Ground Level Lecture Room
2-4 p.m. - Elevate Seminar - Discover New & Profitable Business Models for Today's Demanding Clients... And Find Out How to Avoid Three Fatal Business Mistakes You Could Be Making. Join Décor Mentor founder Lisa Ferguson, Design Success University co-founder Gail Doby and Jennifer Brouwer, CEO of Jennifer Brouwer Design for this life-changing workshop. Discover three fatal business mistakes you must avoid, and how to re-think your business profit model to work with today's unpredictable clients. We'll share success strategies that significantly cut your work hours. Jennifer's business is the proof that it works. Preregistration required: email@example.com. Designer Meet-Up from 3-4pm with Gail on hand to sign her book "How to Design Your Perfect Interior." Palliser Showroom, 220 Elm 400
3:30-5 p.m. - A Trio of Design Mixologists Shake, Stir & Pour a Cocktail of Delicious Interiors. Join John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of interior design firm Madcap Cottage and Cassandra LaValle, editor of Coco+Kelley, as they discuss mixing up diverse elements, old and new, to create exciting results. Happy Hour and Meet and Greet to follow. MS Antique & Design Center of High Point - Ground Level Lecture Room
MONDAY, OCT. 21
10-11:30 a.m. - Demystifying Design with The Madcap Cottage. John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of Brooklyn-based interior design firm Madcap Cottage are known for their whimsical use of color and pattern. They scour the world for eclectic finds that capture their unique and gimleteyed view of the world. Madcap Cottage has designed everything from Manhattan aeries and luscious Hamptons beach houses to a 1920s-era home in Des Moines, Iowa, and a shotgun-style cottage in New Orleans. Light breakfast will be served. MS Antique & Design Center of High Point - Ground Level Lecture Room
Noon-1:15 p.m. - Design Viewpoints Series: Researching Home. Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID, sponsored by Horchow. Design is a creative profession; but designers are more than artists - they are practical problem solvers. In this session attendees will learn how each element of design impacts the psychological perceptions and comfort of a client, why interviewing clients enhances your design programming, how the information you discover about your client will help you prioritize projects to deliver maximum return on their investment in you and arm you with the information and resources you need to enhance your design decisions. This session is based on the highly acclaimed ASID whitepaper - Evidence-Based Residential Design by Sally Augustin, Ph.D and Barbara B. Miller, ASID. Complimentary boxed lunch. .1 CEU credit. Evidence-Based Residential Design: High Point Theatre at the Transportation Termina.
12:30-2 p.m. - Lunch with Libby: Charting the Shift in Coastal Design. Join designer, author and makeover television personality Libby Langdon for a special lunch seminar sponsored by Hamptons Cottages and Gardens Magazine. Langdon will focus on the tides of change in coastal interior design and how to ride the next wave in home fashion trends. In this upbeat and fast-moving presentation based on in-depth interviews with clients and her new show, "Daykeover with Libby Langdon," she provides the real "Hamptons Confidential" on updating classic coastal motifs with an updated traditional twist to suit modern audiences. A complimentary lunch will be served. Seating is limited. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. Braxton Culler Showroom, 310 S. Elm St.
2-3:30 p.m. - A Palette with a Past ... Perfect for Today. Co-sponsored by Williamsburg & Benjamin Moore. Liza Gusler, product manager and spokesperson for the Williamsburg Brand explains how new research and analysis have revealed vibrant glazed greens and intense Prussian blues that appealed to America's premier design trendsetter, Thomas Jefferson, and how these new colors were echoed in nearly all furnishings and textiles in the years around the American Revolution. MS Antique & Design Center of High Point - Ground Level Lecture Room
3:30-5 p.m. - Design Tech Summit - Panel Discussion Moderated by Katy Garrett: Top Mobile Apps & G+ for the Designer Professional. Katy Garrett, national sales director/CEO of Connexionsoft, will moderate this fast paced, informative panel discussion of tech leaders and innovators, where you will learn about the latest technology solutions for managing projects and project work flow, facilitating client communications, creating presentation/idea boards, creating online space planning visualizations and developing architectural specifications and renderings. Co-sponsored by Connexionsoft and The Kaleidoscope Partnership. MS Antique & Design Center of High Point - Ground Level Lecture Room
3:30-5:30 p.m. - Seminar & Book Signing by Mary Ella Gabler. Sponsored by ART. Join Mary Ella Gabler, founder of 40-year-old luxury home textiles brand Peacock Alley, and author of the upcoming book, "Uncommon Thread," which recounts her transition from Wall Street to starting her company and how she juggled career and family in the 1970s. Book signing to follow seminar. Codarus Showroom, IHFC H223
TUESDAY, OCT. 22
9-10 a.m. - Style Spotters Live! Enjoy a complimentary breakfast while a panel of the High Point Market Style Spotters share their favorite looks and on-trend products found at the High Point Market. Moderated by the winner of spring market, fall market Style Spotter Michelle Wiebe, and sponsored by IMC and High Point Market Authority, breakfast and seminar are free of charge. Reservations are required by emailing email@example.com. IHFC Green Wing 11th Floor Ballroom
Noon-1:15 p.m. - Design Viewpoints Series: Let the Color Tell the Story - Trends to Watch for 2014. Presented by High Point Market Authority and ASID, sponsored by Horchow. Steve Shorthouse will tell five key color stories that will provide unique inspiration for creative color design. This session will take an in-depth look at the biggest trends and societal influencers on residential interior design and discuss the effects of color on design. The direction of each trend will show how diverse residential interior design is today by presenting a wide range colors from soothing neutrals and sun-kissed blues to saturated pinks, purples and bright yellows. Complimentary boxed lunch. .1 CEU credit. High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal.
1-4 p.m. - Upholstery by John Lester: Tufting. John Lester will be in the Lester Furniture Mfg. showroom demonstrating how he and his craftsmen tuft custom upholstery by hand. Lester will be tufting an item out of his catalog for you to see the craftsmanship that goes into hand crafted furniture. MSS G-2034
2-3 p.m. - Colormix 2014. Drawing influences from fashion, science, nature, pop culture and global traditions, Sherwin-Williams introduces Colormix 2014, which captures colors that inspire creativity and design in today's world. The four-palette collection provides design professionals with a guide to help them define the moods they want to create and select colors for projects. Presented by Carolyn Noble, sponsored by IDS and Surya Rugs. .1 CEU credit. Surya Rugs Showroom, Showplace 4100
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