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High Point Market April 2014 The Full Schedule!!

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High Point Spring Market 2014 

  I’m late posting this, but here is the full list!!
I had so many people thank me last year for sharing my list of “must see and must do” while in High Point I decided to share this year’s list, so here is the comprehensive list  
For complete details on all events listed make sure to check out the High Point Website Here.


I came in yesterday and attended Rebecca Reynolds and Lori Gilder’s KitchenDesign Network Workshop and it was fabulous!  I’ll be posting about it next week. A must do for all wanting to learn more about kitchen design process!!

Saturday, April 5, 2014 
8:30am – 9:30am – The Press Breakfast with Barry Dixon, Mariette Himes Gomez, Alexa Hampton & Charlotte Moss who will talk about latest products.  Talk about a star studded cast, wowza!  Breakfast buffet is available 8:00am til 8:30 in the High Point Theater.  (All Members of the press are invited to attend)


8:30 am  Destination Design -“Insider Tips for Getting Published” with Tobi Fairley, joined by Krissa Rossbund, Senior Style Editor for Traditional Home Magazine. (Hosted by Lexington Home Brands 1300 National Hwy, Thomasville)




9am – 10:30am  Lori Gilder and Rebecca Reynolds, co-founders of the Kitchen Design Network will share tips and knowledge about kitchen design and renovation. The event will take place at the Antique & Design Center in Market Sq.


10:30am – 11:30 am “What’s Next”?Crans Baldwin, President & CEO of Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman will share a look at business opportunities, trends and specific ideas on what’s next for the industry. Market Sq Seminar Room MS #300

12pm – 1:15pm Design Viewpoint Series:  Mary Leigh Howell will present “From Amateur to Authority: Understanding & Working with the Media.” .1CEU creits
High Point Theatre.
1pm – 3pm Barry Dixon at Tomlinson
1:30 pm – Design Tech Summit with Katy Garrett, CEO of Connectionsoft,Inc.  This panel discussion of tech leaders and innovators will talk about how their products can streamline your business.  Sponsored by The Antique & Design Center. 
2pm – 3pm  Designer Barclay Butera and Tori Mellott, Traditional Homes Senior Design & Markets editor will discuss “The New Face of Tradition”  Barclay will talk about his new collection with Highland House. RSVP here.  IHFC, Green Wing 11th Floor Ballroom B.
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3pm – 5pm Currey & Company host Dwell with Dignity.  Come find out how you can get involved.  Always fun in the Currey show room and this time with a perfect cause.

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3pm – 5pm  Dann Foley from NBC’s American Dream Builders will be at IHFC (Hamilton 417) to share is newest SuppleStyle soft home collection.


3pm – 5:30pm  The Elevate Seminar at 220 Elm in the Eilersen Showroom #312, with Lisa Ferguson of Decor Mentor, Jennifer Brouwer and Lisa Kahn of Kahn Design Group.  (Must pre-register)


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm TrendWatch – Greg Dunlap, ASID, Global Strategy Director of WGSN-Homebuildlife will talk about key ideas that will direct the future of the interiors industry. Come learn about the 3 key macro trends for the upcoming year.  .1CEU is available and pre-registration is a must! (Market Square Seminar Room MS #300)
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3:45pm – Join Madcap Cottage for a Champagne Toast /Meet & Greet  in the Market Square Courtyard.  Come find out what monkey business these two talents have conjured up for market from design resources found in High Point Market’s IMC buildings.  I think you will be delighted with their curated display as well as with the gents themselves.


4pm – 6pm Meet Barry Dixon in Tomlinson & see his new designs.  525 N. Wrenn Street




4pm – 6pm Nathan Anthony Furniture 10 yr Anniversary toasted by Architectural Digest RSVP required to reply  IHFC 302.




4pm – 6pm – Robert Abbey celebrates “Williamsburg Lighting”  come see the new collection of “Trend Meets Tradition”  (IHFC 244)
5:30pm – 7:30pm Century Furniture hosts Charlotte Moss. Come see Charlotte & her new collection with Century. (Historic Mkt Sq 5th floor) Cocktails, hors d’oeveres & live music.
6pm CR Laine – BBQ with music by Jay Bird & The Soul Central Band.


Sunday, April 6, 2014
7:30am-9am – Annual Withit Breakfast – “Future Trends: Driving Forces” with Michelle Lamb. RSVP.  (IHFC Green Wing, 11th Floor International Ballroom)


9:30am – 10:30am –  Terry Taylor “Your Value as a Designer: Bigger Fees & Better Clients sponsored & hosted by The Antique & Design Center.  1 CEU credit 


light breakfast served


11am-2pm Arteriors annual Brunch to celebrate Laura Kirar’s new collection!  (IHFC H-320)
12pm  Designer Viewpoint Series:  Michelle Jennings Wiebe – “Set Yourself Apart from the Crowd” .1 CEU credit.  High Point Theatre
12pm – 1:30pm Lunch ‘n Learn with John Lusher


Social Media consultant  Zarr Design Ctr 741 West Ward Ave


1pm – 2pm Aerin Lauder book signing at Visual Comforts 


“Beauty at Home”  located in blg C&D Suite 2G


1pm – 3pm Tomlinson & C2 Paint celebrate Barry Dixon’s newest designs with lacquer finishes.  Naturals Color Collectionf for C2  RSVP
1:30 Mitzi Beach “Boomer Design”  at Antiques and Design.  Following the presentation, Mitzi will be singing copies of her book, “Boomer Smarts Boomer Power”




2pm- 3pm Mary Knackstedt at Red Egg “Attracting the right clients”  (415 W. High Avenue)


3:00pm Design Tech Summit hosted by Lori Dennis, Design Camp co-founder, HGTV Star  Jaipur Showplace Suite 100


3pm – 4:30 Barclay Butera at Nourison meet and greet


(IHFC IH-101)




3pm -5pm Traci Zeller new pillow launch and Tracy Hiner of Black Crow Studios with new mineral and agate wallpapers in the CR Laine Showroom! 310 N. Hamilton Street Showroom # 201


3:30pm – 5:30pm  Aerin Lauder at EJ Victor
116 South Lindsay Street
4pm – 5pm  Hall of Fame Lobby of Furniture Plaza. Reception begins at 4 and will end with unveiling of new exhibit and champagne at 4:30

4pm Burton James Showroom – Mark Landres, creative director of Burton James will be on hand to talk about the line! (310 North Hamilton)

4pm – 6pm Thom Filicia in Vanguard Furniture Showroom in partnership with Farrow & Ball RSVP


301 N. Hamilton Street Cocktail party


4pm – 6pm Libby Langdon is hosting her 2nd Sips, Snacks & Sass.  Braxton Culler Showroom   RSVP required




4:15pm Champagne toast with Bradshaw Orrell will showcase products from Market Square in the courtyard area in front of 330 N. Hamilton Street




4:30 – 7pm Highland House cocktail party honoring Barcaly Butera’s new collection.  311 W. High Ave




5pm Loloi 10th Anniversary Celebration!!!!!  Food, bar, band (IHFC D320)


5:30pm – 8:30pm – Mademoiselle catalogue Premiere at Christopher Guy  (418 S. Wrenn Street)


6pm – 10 pm Oly Cocktail Party 106 N. Wrenn Street




7:30pm  Chris Daughtry will perform on Center Stage
Monday, April 7th




8:30am – 9:30am  High Point Style Spotter Michelle Wiebe will shares tips and lead a VIP tour to several of her favorite showrooms.  Limited seating RSVP required. Breakfast included.  High Point Theatre Transportation Terminal.


9:30am – 10:30am “It’s Never Too Late for Wallpaper” by Don and Judi Larkin.  Sponsored by Thibaut  and Antique and Design Center in their presentation room.
Book signing to follow.  Breakfast served.
10:30am – 11:30am Michelle Lamb, Editor of The Trend Curve “What Colors Will Make Assortments Look Fresh in 2015 and 2016? Market Sq Room MS#300


12pm – 1:15pm  Designer Viewpoint: “More Money, More Profits” featuring Dabble magazine editor and author Kimberley Seldon. .1 CEU     Book signing to follow. High Point Theatre.
12:00pm – 2:00pm French Heritage hosts Press Lunch
Preview of new collections.  RSVP Required.
12:30pm – 2:00pm The Sustainable Furnishings Council 
will host a luncheon with Sean Sullivan  IHFC Green Wing 
Ballroom 11th floor Pre-registration required

1:30pm – 2:30pm “Home Decor Trends” with Bill Indursky

 of Design Life Network and founder of V&  


2:45pm – 3:45pm Traci Zeller and Lisa Mende “Building Your Brand Thru Social Media”  Antique & Design Center
3pm – 5pm Currey & Co host author James Farmer, who will be premiering his 6th book on Southern food and culture. 
Dinner will follow.
3:00pm – 5pm  Eastern Accents 25th Anniversary Toast
IHFC Suite C-1000
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4pm – 5pm Denise McGaha the “Designing with a Deadline” Diva will be sharing her secrets and tips at the Antique and Design Center.  Happy Hour to follow.


4pm – 5pm Design Tech Panel Discussion at Surya with Shay Geyer and Jennifer Flanders.  Showplace Suite 4100


4pm – 6pm LampsPlus cocktail reception honoring Jamie Young new product will be unveiled.


4pm – 6pm  Genevieve Gorder and experts at HGTV will be sharing their trends and resources.  Find out how to get involved with HGTV. RSVP required for this event.
5pm – 6:30pm  Loloi hosts Dann Foley, designer of Loloi’s new Palm Springs Collection.  Loloi will be giving away a trip for two to Palm Springs in honor of Dann’s new collection.  IHFC D#320


5pm – 7pm  Trump Home by Dorya Cocktail Party 50 piece collection to debut  (200 Steele Street)  RSVP required


5:30pm  American Leather “Boost Your Color IQ” Course presented by Sally Augustin.  Drinks, eats and IDCEC credit.
Course begins at 6:30 RSVP required.
5:30pm -10pm Greek Party with food, music, wine and plate breaking at Linon Home Decor.  (220 Elm St Suite #202)
6pm – 8pm Withit Competitive Intelligence Panel with Caroline Hipple, chief energy officer at HB2 Resources, Dixon Barlett, Anita Pugh and Chris Matthies co-authors of A Pathway to Profit, a new business book from Friesen Press.
Antique and Design Center.  Book signing to follow.
6:30pm – 9:30pm Safavieh’s 100th Anniversary Party
Historic Market Square.  Come find out about the yearlong program of promotions and events in honor of the centennial!

Tuesday, April 8th

7:30am – 8:30pm NEWH North Carolina Regional Group 2nd annual Hospitality Designer Day at High Point Market.  For more details read the full description here on the High Point website. Kick off at Designmaster Furniture showroom (201 S. Main St) with breakfast and a full day of showroom visits. RSVP required.
9am-10am High Point Market Style Spotters Panel. Come hear why and what Mizi Beach, Jeanne Chung, Meredith Heron, Gary Inman, Denise McGaha, and Michelle Workman style spotted and why!  RSVP REQUIRED.
10:30am – 11:30am “Designing with Antiques” with Nancy Price and Douglas Scott, sponsored by Antiques and Design.  
10:30am – 11:30am Lloyd Princeton interactive program to “Learn How the Best Way to Work with Clients flooded with the “do it yourself” messages.   Position Your Brand, package your services and optimize your pricing so you can maintain Design Integrity, professional satisfaction dn give clients what they want.  RSVP Required.
12:00pm – 1:14pm   Designer Viewpoint Series: “Pause and Refresh 2014 -2015 Color Trends” with Steve Shorthouse, PPg’s National Color & Design Consultant and owner of DesignFive.  .1 CEU Credit
1:30 pm – 2:30pm  Gary Inman of Glave & Homes Architecture (& April Style Spotter) will present “Great Design Begins with a Great Story”  Antique and Design Center.
2:45pm-3:45pm  David Lindquist, owner of Whitehall Antiques and noted antiques authenticator, appraiser, educator and author will present “An Introduction to Wood Identification.  Antique and Design Center.
4pm – 5pm  Toma Clark Haines “Antiques Diva”  owner of Europe’s largest touring and buying service company will lead a virtual tour of the major antique periods and styles. Happy Hour Tour of the ADC follows.
Wednesday, April 9th
10am – 3pm Designer Master Class presented by High Point Market Authority in a association with ASID Lloyd Princeton principal of Design Management Company will led class through presentations.  .4 CEU Credit  for more information read the entire description here.  RSVP required.
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Throughout Market the Style Spotters will be selecting their favorite products and top trends, and will be posting them on Pinterest. The Style Spotters are Michelle Jennings Wiebe, Shay Geyer, Mitzi Beach, Jeanne Chung, Nicole Gibbons, Haskell Harris, Meredith Heron, Gary Inman, Denise McGaha and Michelle Workman. 

Follow the Style Spotters on Pinterest Here!

Gourmet Coffee & Danish offered daily ( Sat. – Wed.)
8 am – 9:30 200 North Hamilton – Hamilton Properties
7am – 8am –  Furniture Fellowship non-denominational Prayer Breakfast $25 each.  11 fl ballroom reservations required. (Sat. only)
 Complimentary Buyers Breakfast 
(Saturday – Tuesday):
  8 am – 10 am  –     Platinum Decor Showroom  at 330 S Wrenn Street
8am – 9:30am         Breakfast in RRC – Plaza Suites – NAHFA Resource Center , 1st floor
8am – 10am             Buyers Breakfast C & D  5th floor catered by Emerywood Fine Foods
8:30am – 9:30am     Coffee in the Showplace Atruim sponsored by Surya and Agio
9am – 11am              Breakfast at Pasha  443 S. Main St
Complimentary Buyer’s Lunch offered :

Daily Luncheon at the Platinum Decor Showroom

  • When: 11:30am – 2pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: 330 S. Wrenn St. (The Platinum Building) – Platinum Decor Showroom
  • Featuring New Orleans Roast Beef Po’Boys!

Your Daily Dog

  • When: 11:30am – 1pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: Plaza Suites – NAHFA Retailer Resource Center, 1st Floor
  • Don’t miss the mess! Enjoy Decked out Dogs with all your favorite fixings. Serving regular dogs and daily specials, including Chili Dog, Chicago Dog, New Yorker, The Border Town and the Top Dog.

Brunch Bars

  • When: 12pm – 2pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: Suites At Market Square – Suites At Market Square and SALON
  • Roaming servers will pass a specialty brunch drink each day.

Accessory Brunch Bars

  • When: 12pm – 2pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: IHFC – Accessory Floors 2, 3, 4
  • Specialty brunch drink each day.

Brunch Bars

  • When: 12pm – 2pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: IHFC – 11th Floor
  • Specialty brunch drink each day.

Pavilions Brunch Bars

  • When: 12pm – 2pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: IHFC – 3rd Floor Main
  • Specialty brunch drink each day.

Daily Luncheon – Linon Home Decor

  • When: 12pm – 2pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: 220 Elm – Showroom 202
  • Join us for Greek and Italian cuisine daily in the Linon Home Decor showroom. Market public welcome.

Lunch & Cocktails, Design 9 & TemaHome

  • When: 12pm – 2pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: 220 Elm – Showroom 311
  • Join Design 9 & TemaHome for lunch, frozen Daiquiris, Cosmos and Margaritas.

An Afternoon Pick-Me-Up with Gelato & Coffee at The Antique & Design Center

  • When: 1pm – 3pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: Market Square – Antique & Design Center Office Bar – Ground
  • Sponsored by Wesley Hall. Members of the press are invited.

Social in the SALON: Market Kick Off: Wine and Cheese

  • When: 3pm – 6pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: Suites At Market Square – SALON MEZZANINE M-7000 and M-8000

Afternoon Socials

  • When: 4pm – 6pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: IHFC – 11th Floor
  • Enjoy beer, wine and live entertainment

Happy Hour at The Antique & Design Center, Boiler Room Bar, with Whiskey Tastings by Troy & Sons

  • When: 4pm – 7pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: Market Square – Antique & Design Center – Ground
  • Daily Friday April 4th – Wednesday April 9th. Members of the press are invited.

Happy Hour!

  • When: 4pm – 7pm, Sat. Apr. 05
  • Where: Market Square – Showroom 143, 145
  • Everyday in the showroom – sponsored by Feizy Rugs.

Make sure to follow High Point Market everyday during market on instagram as@DesignOnHPMKT takes over the HP Mkt instagram here and shares our fav’s!  Each day a one of us designers/ bloggers will be posting pics on instagram of our favorite showrooms, hot products and glimpses of fun social events.  @DesignOnHPMKT  so make sure you are following HighPointMarket on instagram to be in on the inside scoop!!!

Check out the High Point Market Website for more info!!!

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