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Issue Date: 2019 OCTOBER, Posted On: 10/11/2019


10112019 30+ High Point Market Events Hosted by Rug Showrooms
RugNews.com Editors
30+ HIGH POINT MARKET EVENTS BRING  A-LIST DESIGNERS TO RUG SHOWROOMS
 
 

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A record-breaking roster of celebrity-studded events will be hosted by area rug companies at the October 2019 High Point Market -- from designer panel discussions, to launch parities, book signings, CEU courses and more.
 
RugNews.com takes the guesswork out of what's happening at area rug showrooms and key Market venues with this exclusive listing of 30+ events headlined by A-listers debuting new rug collections -- among them Hilary Farr (Kaleen), Kathy Ireland (Nourison), Christiane Lemieux (Momeni), Libby Langdon (KAS). What's more, Harounian Rugs International (HRI) takes over the entire Courtyard at Market Square to celebrate the debut of its Performance Rugs featuring Sunbrella. 

Always magnets for designers,the Jaipur Living and Surya showrooms offer jam-packed daily schedules of big name panels and not to be missed courses led by celeb designers, top bloggers and industry experts. 
 
Plus, Jaipur Living adds nearly 1000 feet to its showroom for its first-ever Living Lounge for early morning yoga classes.

Mark your calendars and let the fun begin.
 
SATURDAY OCTOBER 19
 
Jaipur Living
7 a.m.-8 a.m.
Showplace 3300 
 
 

Refresh & Revive | Yoga & Kombucha with Jaipur Living
Rise and shine, then join Jaipur Living for a complimentary yoga class in the company's new Living Lounge. The class will be led by a certified instructor and yoga mats will be provided. Then after class, mingle with fellow High Point Market attendees while you enjoy a refreshing beverage from a new Kombucha Bar. An RSVP required. RSVP here for Oct. 19.
 
Jaipur Living
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Showplace 3300
 
 
LuAnn Nigara
 
LuAnn Nigara: Integrating with Larger Ticket Items 
LuAnn Nigara, interior design business authority and host of the #1 rated interior design podcast A Well Designed Business will moderate a panel about the latest trend in interior design: integrating with larger ticket items (e.g. wood flooring, tile, appliances). LuAnn will speak with a panel of experts, whose business have gravitated more to design-build, remodeling, and project management to ask them how other designers can start to make that transition to sourcing higher dollar, higher ticket items, and how to use that as both an additional significant revenue stream, as well as how it separates them from their competition. Hosted by Jaipur Living, sponsored by the Interior Design Society and Revel Woods. Speakers: Elizabeth Scruggs, Laura Muller, Nicole White, Lori Harris, LuAnn Nigara. RSVP required.
 
Nourison 
1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Commerce, Floor 1 

 
Kathy Ireland
 
Meet & Greet Kathy Ireland 
Stop by and meet with Kathy Ireland and preview the latest collections from kathy ireland Home. Coffee, tea and pastries will be served. 
 
Surya 
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Showplace 4100  


David Santiago 

A Panel Discussion: Trends: Timely + Timeless 
When it comes to home design inside and out one of the more common discussions revolves around trends. What's on the fashion runway that will follow in the home? What color and patterns are most popular at markets? Trends change often. So, the question for designers is how do you communicate home design trends with your clients or potential clients and how do you implement them in your projects for timely appeal. Moderated by Diane Falvey of Furniture, Lighting and Decor with successful interior designer panelists, David Santiago of Casa Santi Interior Design, Jill Erwin, of Jill Erwin Interiors, Melissa Wilson of Artful Interiors and the Cool Girl's Guide to Market, Debbie Auer of Auer Design, and Cheryl Luckett of Dwell by Cheryl. RSVP here.
 
Jaipur Living
2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Showplace 3300 

 
Lori Paranjape


INFLUENCER SERIES: The Power of Authentic Business Relationships with Lori Paranjape

Learn How to network with authenticity and build valuable business relationships from designer Lori Paranjape of Mrs. Paranjape Design + Interiors. No stranger to building lasting relations-is, Paranjape has collaborated with lifestyle brands, spoken on industry panels and participated in designer shophouse throughout her career, and her work has been featured in publications such as Elle Decor, Traditional Home and more. RSVP.
 
Chandra 
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Showplace 2402 

Darla Powell 
 
Social Media & Your Brand - Deconstructing authenticity and attracting the perfect client
Join Nicole Heymer of Curio Electro and Darla Powell of Darla Powell Interiors and host of the Wingnut Social podcast, as they deconstruct "authenticity", its myths, misconceptions, and usage in the interior design industry, to help designers develop a practical, repeatable process to attract dream clients. Covers how to get clever with content and purposely build like-ability and trust. A step-by-step process to plan for authenticity custom to you and your business. RSVP required.
 
Global Views 
3 p.m.-6 p.m.
IHFC, Design Center, D220, Lounge  

 
Joshua Rose and Rafael Kalichstein 

Form Design Studio Meet & Greet 
Join Global Views and Form Design Studio -- founded by award winning designer Joshua Rose and Chinese medical practitioner Rafael Kalichstein -- for the launch of a new holistic collection of total home furnishings including area rugs. Learn about the inspiration, the product, and the vision for the collection from Rose and Rafael, while enjoying some light bites and cocktails.

Creative Touch 
4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Suites at Market Square G3045

Shayla Copas

Destination Designers
Creative Touch welcomes designers Darla Powell, Shayla Copas,and Sandra Funk to its Suites at Market Square space. These powerhouses discuss their roller-coaster career paths and the lessons they learned along the way. Cocktails will be served. RSVP here.

Noa Living
Suites at Market Square M6060
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Late afternoon soiree with wine, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments along with music and the introduction of the new Energy Fields rug collection.  
 
Surya 
6 p.m -11 p.m.
Showplace 4100  
Surya Buyer's Only Celebration
Join Surya for an evening of socializing, music and food. All guests must be 21 or older and have a Buyer's Badge. RSVP required.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

Jaipur Living  
7 a.m.-8 a.m.
Showplace 3300
Refresh & Revive | Yoga & Kombucha with Jaipur Living
Rise and shine, then join Jaipur Living for a complimentary yoga classe in the new Living Lounge The class will be led by a certified instructor and yoga mats will be provided. Then after class, mingle with fellow High Point Market attendees while you enjoy a refreshing beverage from the Kombucha Bar. RSVP required, click here
 
Jaipur Living

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Showplace 3300 

 
Anne Sage


INFLUENCER SERIES: Grow Your Design Business through Instagram with Anne Sage

Join designer, stylist, blogger and Instagram influencer Anne Sage at the Jaipur Living Lounge for a conversation on harnessing the power of Instagram to build your design business. Sage will share her tips and tricks for building an Instagram presence, attracting customers, developing content strategy and more. RSVP here.
 
Loloi Rugs
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
IHFC D-320 

 
Anna Bond 

Meet & Greet with Anna Bond 
Rifle Paper Co. founder Anna Bond will be at the Loloi Rugs showroom to meet with market shoppers and celebrate the newest additions to the successful Loloi x Rifle Paper Co. collaboration for rugs, pillows and more.
 
Unique Loom 
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Market Square - 290 

 
Sabrina Soto 

Social Media for Interior Designers Seminar by Sabrina Soto (1.0 CEU)
Earn 1-hour of Continuing Education Credits by attending Sabrina Soto's 'Social Media for Interior Designers' seminar. In this course, celebrity interior designer Sabrina Soto will share insights on how to establish and grow your social media presence. Breakfast will be served. Sabrina has enjoyed extensive exposure as host and designer of various HGTV shows such as The High Low Project, Design Star, Real Estate Intervention and Get it Sold. Sabrina is one of the new designers on the reboot of the hit design show, Trading Spaces and While You Were Out on TLC. CEU Hours: 1

Nourison 
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Commerce, Floor 1  

Kathy Ireland 

Meet & Greet Kathy Ireland
Stop by and meet with Kathy Ireland and preview the latest collections from kathy ireland Home. Coffee, tea and pastries will be served. 
 
Surya
1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Showplace 4100 

 
Jenny Cano
 
IDS Member Luncheon and Showroom Tour
Members of IDS are invited to join us for a lunch and a tour of the Surya Showroom with IDS Executive Director Jenny Cano. RSVP required.
 
Surya 
2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Showplace 4100 

LuAnn Nigara and Sandra Funk

A Designer Panel Discussion: Confidence Sells
Presented by IDS and MyDoma Studio, join this in-depth discussion on how having both design confidence and self-confidence is a recipe for success. A panel discussion moderated by author and interior designer podcaster, LuAnn Nigara with accomplished interior designers, Sandra Funk, founder and principal of House of Funk, Taylor Spellman, CEO of Taylor Spellman New York and Lori Paranjape, Lead Designer for Redo Home + Design. RSVP required

Jaipur Living 
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Showplace 3300 
Macrame Workshop
Have you always wanted to learn the art of macrame? Then drop by the Jaipur Living showroom for a special demonstration led by fiber artist Amber King Bounds of Little King Art. You'll learn all about tying basic macrame knots, allowing you to create your very own decorative keychain to take home. RSVP Required.
 
Momeni 
3 p.m.-5 p.m.
IHFC H435  

Christiane Lemieux 

Disruptors in the Industry
Retailers and interior designers are re-examining and re-thinking business models, and there is much we can learn from our panelist's innovative approaches to reaching and connecting with consumers. Join Momeni for an in-depth conversation with its newest license partner and innovator Christiane Lemieux -- founder of Dwell Studio, The Inside and home furnishings label Lemieux et Cie -- and Kendra Ovesen, head of merchandising for furniture subscription service Feather. Guests can view the new Lemieux et Cie by Momeni while enjoying cocktails and lite bites following the panel. RSVP here.
 
Creative Touch Rugs 

4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Suites at Market Square, G-3045 

 
Erinn Valencich


Designer Meet & Greet  

Meet and greet with Creative Touch collaborating interior designers Benson-Cob, Erinn V, Robin Gray, Sarah Sczepanski of Patina, and Anna Maria Mannarino of Mannarino Designs and see their rug collections at a market kick-off reception with wine and cocktails, and a raffle of a pair of pillows at 5 p.m..

Harounian Rugs International (HRI) 
4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Courtyard at Market Square
Sunbrella Launch Party
Join Harounian Rugs International at the launch party introducing Performance Rugs featuring Sunbrella at a High Point Market celebration with live music, food and drinks in the Courtyard at Market Square. See the HRI rugs, and lounge in outdoor seating by launch supporter Century.

KAS
4 p.m.- 6 p.m.
IHFC G-270
 
 
Libby Langdon 
 
Libby Unplugged
This sit-down with Libby Langdon takes you inside the designer's studio to cover everything from how she started in interior design to everything she's learned along the way. Enjoy bubbly, beer and bites plus a new Libby Langdon rug collection.

Kaleen
5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Showplace 2345 
 
 
Hilary Farr
 
Tea Party with Hilary Farr
Hilary Farr and Kaleen Rugs invite HP attendees to celebrate the launch of "Hilary" a new and exciting collection of indoor and outdoor rugs. Join them for an unconventional twist on a traditional tea party, which features some of Hilary's favorite cocktails and a variety of delicious bites by Chef Mark Tolson. Don't miss your opportunity to have your photo taken with Hilary on the Kaleen red carpet. RSVP to Randa Ashley no later than October 15.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21

Jaipur Living
7 a.m.-8 a.m.
Showplace 3300
Refresh & Revive | Yoga & Kombucha with Jaipur Living
Rise and shine, then join Jaipur Living for a complimentary yoga class in the new Living Lounge. The class will be led by a certified instructor and yoga mats will be provided. Then after class, mingle with fellow High Point Market attendees while you enjoy a refreshing beverage from the Kombucha Bar. RSVP required.

Surya
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Showplace 4100

Sara Brennan

A Designer Panel Discussion: Flat Fees and Packaging your Design 
The business of design is changing rapidly, evolving along with the internet of things, the increased exposure of home renovating and design television programming and social media. This panel moderated by author and interior designer podcaster, LuAnn Nigara will discuss how to evolve your fee structure and package your design to maximize your business potential with successful interior designers; Don Ricardo Massenburg Jr. of Design Inkredible, Wendy Woloshchuk, principal of Details Full Service Interiors and Sara Brennan of Sara Lynn Brennan Interiors. RSVP required
 
Jaipur Living
Showplace 3300 
12 p.m.-5 p.m., October 21 & 22
 
 
 
Henna at Jaipur Living
Celebrate the art of henna. Visit the Jaipur Living Showroom for complimentary henna provided by a professional henna artist. RSVP for RSVP required.

Surya
2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Showplace 4100  
Digital Disruption in the Design World
Today's designers are constantly being fed new ways to find inspiration, new product information, and design tools. How do you navigate the digital waters with even more options on the horizon; from VR to AR, presented by Interior Design Magazine, Pam McNally: EVP, Digital, Sandow. RSVP here.

Unique Loom
5 p.m.-7p.m.
Market Square - 290
 
 
Jill Zarin and Sabrina Soto 
 
Cocktail Party with Jill Zarin, Sabrina Soto & Friends
Come party with Jill Zarin and Sabrina Soto while exploring their exclusive rug lines with Unique Loom, located in Market Square, showroom 290. Food and cocktails will be served. 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

Surya
9 a.m.-10 a.m. 
Showplace 4100 
ASID Member Breakfast and Showroom Tour
Members of ASID are invited to join us for a breakfast and a tour of the Surya Showroom followed by The Guide to Area Rugs CEU presentation. RSVP required.

Surya
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Showplace 4100 
CEU Program -- The Guide to Area Rugs (0.1 CEU)
This course will demonstrate materials, fabrication and application practices that will improve designers' ability to provide informed rug style solutions for clients. RSVP required.

Jaipur Living

Showplace 3300
12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Henna at Jaipur Living
Celebrate the art of henna. Visit the Jaipur Living Showroom for complimentary henna provided by a professional henna artist. RSVP required.
















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