Do you have demanding clients? Have you been struggling with setting fair expectations for them? How can you maintain good client relationships during the inevitable bumps and stalls along the way? Join nationally acclaimed design star Corey Damen Jenkins in the Leathercraft Showroom for some brunch banter on “How to Manage Your Clients’ Expectations”. This light-hearted interactive discussion will explore several strategies to successfully navigate the facets of the Designer/Client Relationship. Corey will also outline key techniques on how to stay cool under pressure and maintaining your joy as an entrepreneur.
Art is an expression of individuality. Each piece selected should be a reflection of your client within easily enhance your design. Learn how to curate and create a collaborative union of design and art. Learn how artwork collections, focal pieces and wall styling can enhance a room for inspiration. Designer tips and art selection steps will be given. A question and answer segment with follow.
Interior design is a fun business, full of color, pattern, and beauty. Okay, that's part of it, but it's really a business and too many designers aren't paying attention to the most important part - profitability. In this information-packed and lively talk, designer Billy Ceglia talks about how he turned things around by focusing on ROI and profit margins as much as fabrics and furnishings, and he provides easy-to-follow tips for how designers can refocus their businesses for success. A question and answer segment will follow.
Designers, bloggers and social media maestros not only have their finger on the pulse of what is hot today, they influence consumer demand tomorrow. To get a first-hand look at what designer Lori Paranjape, of mrs.paranjape, thinks is hot at High Point Market this spring, by spending an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Lori will show you her favorite finds on all three floors of The Suites at Market Square!
One of the brightest stars in the creative constellation of Nashville, Lori Paranjape finds design as her way to connect. Her eponymous interior design firm specializes in luxury residential and new construction—bringing her fresh twist on traditional design to projects from Nashville to Chicago, from Colorado to California. Lori’s clients are drawn to her signature clean design aesthetic and her commitment to delivering a cohesive build with careful attention to details. A design lover and inspiration junkie, Lori is fueled by an impassioned design community which she nurtures daily with a mouth-watering Instagram feed. Her work is published on a regular basis in major shelter magazines, blogs and across social media, such as Domino, HGTV Magazine, People, and Style Me Pretty Living.
International Market Centers and DesignOnHPMKT bring a strong series of original programming that will appeal to designers, buyers and retailers this fall – offering attendees a wealth of choices to connect with peers, become educated on industry trends, earn CEU credits and get insights on important issues impacting the future.