Getting your new interior design project published is easier than you think – if you know the insider secrets. Join Pittsburgh Post-Gazettes Home & Design editor, Patricia Sheridan, for an informative seminar on how to get your design projects inside newspapers, magazines and syndicated nationwide. She will explain how editors choose projects, what imagery catches their eye, and how to pitch and follow up with an editor, leaving you with the tools you need to pitch your next project to an editor in your area. A question and answer segment with follow.
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.
Join Amy Panos, Home Editor for Better Homes & Gardens, in this dynamic session with Erin Gates as she they discuss what it takes to create a livable home, Erin’s design style, product design and the trendsetting blog, Elements of Style. A question and answer segment with follow.
IMC's popular TrendWatch program returns to High Point Market this Fall with an inside look at leading trends shaping the home furnishings industry. TrendWatch, both an opening-day seminar and three on-site trend displays, is directed by home furnishings trend forecaster, editor and curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media.
Look for the three TrendWatch displays as you shop IMC properties: Suites at Market Square Lobby, IHFC Green Lobby and the walkway between IHFC and Showplace near the Transportation Terminal.
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 fall, 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.
Michelle Lamb, Editorial Director for The Trend Curve™, reveals the color and design trends that will mean business for the next two years. Michelle will take you on an amazing journey with hundreds of images from her travels around the globe to show you the clues that inspired each of her style forecasts. Become a trend spotter before a trend goes mainstream and stay on the forefront of WHAT'S NEXT FOR TREND. Bring your trend questions! Michelle will answer them all.
There’s no denying that vivid color and eye-catching patterns are turning heads and earning likes on Instagram. Join WILLIAMSBURG brand as it hosts moderator Marina Case and four designers who are creating interiors to envy. Jason Oliver Nixon, Tobi Fairley, Natalie Reddell, and James Farmer share their design expertise, discuss color and pattern-mixing favorites, and celebrate the striking combo of blue & white, a WILLIAMSBURG classic. Learn how they balance their bold color and pattern selections to create memorable rooms for their clients. Coffee, tea, and breakfast treats will be provided.
Join Jill Waage, Editor in Chief of Traditional Home, as she moderates this dynamic conversation with designers that have led showhouses. Learn what it takes to build a showhouse from ground up, how the process works, and the benefits of participating in a showhouse. Designers will leave with key tips and tricks to pulling off a knock-out room sans the stress! Showhouse Chairs joining the discussion will be Julianne Taylor of the CSOL Charleston Showhouse, Lori Paranjape of the Nashville Parade of Homes, Suzanne Kasler of the South Eastern Showhouse, and Alexa Hampton, co-chair of the Hamptons Designer Showhouse. Q&A and book signings will follow.
Following the “Leading a Showhouse” presentation, Suzanne Kasler will be signing copies of her book Timeless Style. Julianne Taylor will be signing copies of her book DesignHER, and Alexa Hampton will be signing copies of her book Designing In Detail. Books will be available for purchase onsite.
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.