Seminars & Events

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seminars

  • Suite Spot Tour in SALON with Cheryl Luckett (RSVP) 10/12/2018

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Tour will depart from the Ground Floor, escalator area in SALON, of the Suites at Market Square

    Speakers: Cheryl Luckett - Dwell by Cheryl Interiors

    Event Type: Tour

    Cheryl Luckett

    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 and trendsetter Cheryl Luckett, Founder of Dwell By Cheryl, thinks is hot at High Point Market this spring, spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Join Cheryl as she introduces you to her favorite finds on through the SALOn area of The Suites at Market Square – a must-see for every designer and retailer looking for what’s new and innovative! Sponsored by IMC- DesignOnHPMkt. The tour will culminate with a celebration party for Cheryl’s newest product line with Sylvester Alexander.

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    Cheryl Luckett, Dwell by Cheryl Interiors

    Southern Home describes Cheryl Luckett’s style as "opulence in reach” with “vintage treasures and ingenious restyles” as essential tools in her design kit. She describes her design aesthetic as sophisticated but approachable; easy and livable. Like Cheryl’s southern roots, her love for design runs deep. Not surprising, her work has been published in Charlotte Home and Garden, Southern Home, The Charlotte Observer, Queen City Exclusive, Charlotte Home Design and Decor and Hoffman Media’s Southern Spaces to name a few.

    She is a seven-time recipient of the Best of Houzz Award for Design and Customer Satisfaction and in 2019 was named one of Charlotte's Best Interior Designers by Charlotte Agenda.Cheryl currently serves as Design Ambassador for the Revolution Performance Fabrics brand and in 2018 launched her first licensed product line, a five-piece upholstered furniture collection for Sylvester Alexander Fine Upholstery, called Belle by Cheryl Luckett.

    Her southern roots, natural ability, corporate tenure and continuing education have equipped her to be a multi-faceted creative entrepreneur poised for a successful career in the interior design industry.

    Sponsored By:

    IMC - DesignOnHPMkt

  • Get Ahead of The Competition With Impactful Presentations That Get Your Clients to Say Yes...Every Time! 04/06/2019

    10:00 am - 11:00 am | Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

    Speakers: Elle Cole - Ellie Cole Interiors

    Event Type: Educational

    Elle Cole

    First impressions count!  That’s why your design presentation HAS to create the "wow" factor, so your prospective clients buy into your vision and say YES, every time. Get ahead of your competitors by learning how to create a dramatic presentation that will have your clients captivated and wanting more.

    Expert designer Elle Cole shares her innovative and sensational ideas and fail-safe tips for presentations that will create the right buying mood and have your clients lining up to sign on the dotted line! A question and answer segment with follow.

    (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt Alden Parkes

  • Contemporary Highlights Tour with Mikel Welch (RSVP) 04/06/2019

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Tour will depart from the Contemporary Lounge on 11th Floor of IHFC, D1121

    Speakers: Mikel Welch - Mikel Welch Designs

    Event Type: Tour

    Mikel Welch

    Join celebrity designer Mikel Welch, Founder of Mikel Welch Design, on this intimate tour of Contemporary Furnishings on Floors 10 & 11 in IHFC. Mikel will take you through his favorite finds, highlighting what’s new and innovative  in contemporatory design on each floor.

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     Mikel Welch - Mikel Welch Designs

    Mikel runs his interior design business Mikel Welch Designs and works as an on air personality and design expert for Steve Harvey. Here, Mikel has shown the show’s 2.2 million viewers tips and tricks for renovating unfinished basements, designing sophisticated masculine spaces and creating luxury looks at affordable prices. In this role, he has created lavish greenrooms for prominent personalities, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Joan Rivers, Halle Berry and Tyler Perry.

    The public first became familiar with Mikel’s signature style – his bow-tie, relaxed, fun and enthusiastic personality – when he appeared on HGTV Design Star’s Season 7 in 2012, where he finished as a top four contender. Mikel was also chosen to be one of 26 designers participating in the 2015 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens, and served on the Inaugural Designer Committee of the 2015 Antiques, Garden & Design Show.

    His designs have been featured in The Huffington Post, HGTV Magazine, Essence Magazine, Chicago’s NBC-TV, HGTV’s Shop This Room and The Fabulist on E! Network and Splash magazine.

    Mikel has recently been profiled in CS magazine, Modern Luxury Interiors and Crain’s Chicago Business, and is the newest designer on TLC’s Trading Spaces. Mikel resides between Chicago and New York City.

     Contemporary Highlights Tour with Mikel Welch

     

    Sponsored By:

    IMC - DesignOnHPMkt

  • Stop Selling and Earn More in Design 04/06/2019

    11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

    Speakers: Melissa Galt - Prosper by Design

    Event Type: Educational

    Melissa Galt

    Let’s face it, you didn’t get into the interior design business to sell, you got into it to be a creative force and transform people’s environments. Well, you actually can stop selling and earn more when you understand what to do instead. No one likes being sold to. You’ll learn the simple strategies that will have prospects and clients saying “yes” to your design services, product, and packages without feeling like a slick or sleazy salesperson.

    This is the designer’s path to profit without ever selling. Key tips you will learn are: How to Make an Unforgettable Connection so Your Prospect Becomes a Client; 3 Not-So-Obvious Ways to Find Out Everything You Need to Know About a Potential Client; How to Stop Selling Furniture and Focus on the True Transformation You Provide; Master Your Positioning as an Expert at Design and Knock Out the Competition; How to Get Your Client’s Investment (aka budget) When They Won’t Tell You and much more!

    (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt

  • Suite Spot Tour with Kerrie Kelly (RSVP) 04/06/2019

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Tours will depart from the Top floor of the Suites at Market Square

    Speakers: Kerrie Kelly, FASID - Kerrie Kelly Design Lab

    Event Type: Tour

    Kerrie Kelly, FASID

    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 & trendsetter Kerrie Kelly, FASID, Founder of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab, thinks is trending at High Point Market this spring, spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Join Kerrie, as she takes you through some of her favorite finds on all three floors of The Suites at Market Square – the largest and only presentation of temporary exhibits and a must-see for every designer and retailer looking for what’s new and innovative! Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

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    Kerrie Kelly, FASID - Kerrie Kelly Design Lab

    Northern California interior designer, Kerrie Kelly, founded Kerrie Kelly Design Lab in 1995. Kerrie is an award-winning interior designer, author and contributor, product designer and multi-media consultant, helping national brands reach the interior design market. Kerrie is a Fellow, Board Member and Foundation Trustee of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID); Houzz Pro Advisory Board Member; and Member of National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). She is also an avid representative, speaker and on-air talent for Outdoor Living and Livable Design initiatives and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).

    Kerrie has authored two books: Home Decor: A Sunset Design Guide with Sunset Books and My Interior Design Kit, with Pearson Professional and Career Education. Recently named as one of the Top 200 Design Influencers in the Home Design Industry by fixr.com, Kerrie is the Interior Design National Spokesperson for Zillow Inc., writing monthly articles for their website and speaking to media outlets about interior design reaching Yahoo!, NY Times, Forbes, Globe and Mail and Wall Street Journal. She also writes a monthly design column for Style Media Group.

    Kerrie launched her “Blue my Mind” tile line with TileBar in 2016; and Feizy Rugs line and Zeev lighting collection in 2017 while debuting her #BlondeFox accessory collection with GO Home Ltd. in October 2017. She looks forward to continuing to add product to her current collections throughout the 2019 market season.

     

    Sponsored By:

    IMC - DesignOnHPMkt

  • Managing Your Clients and Your Ego 04/06/2019

    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

    Speakers:

    Event Type: Educational

    When providing luxury design services for your clients, how do you strike that balance between fulfilling their needs and yours? Join the Showhouse in a Showroom designers to discuss best communication strategies for a win-win outcome, so you stay in charge and get the press-worthy portfolio piece that you need, while giving the client everything beyond their dreams.

    Moderated by Jane Dagmi, Editor in Chief of Designers Today with panelists Rajni Alex, Jeremy Bauer, Jason Clifton, Shayla Copas, Lisa Kahn, Kerrie Kelly, and Keia McSwain. A question and answer segment will follow.

    (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt Alden Parkes

  • How to Profit Selling Wellness in the Furniture & Accessory Market 04/07/2019

    10:00 am - 11:00 am | Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

    Speakers: Mitzi Beach - Wellness by Design in Home + Life

    Event Type: Educational

    Mitzi Beach

    Today’s savvy consumers are choosing to buy what goes beyond their basic needs to what also enriches their lives. This is a huge paradigm shift in consumer spending for all age demographics and at the very top of most sought-after products and ideas is anything to do with wellness. In every and all markets today, this is the buzzword trending. So why not incorporate and market wellness in our furniture industry for greater sales and profit? (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt Alden Parkes

  • 3 Massive Mistakes You’re Making that Cost You Clients and Cash 04/07/2019

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

    Speakers: Melissa Galt - Prosper by Design

    Event Type: Educational

    Melissa Galt

    Upscale clients want to work with designers who are confident, take control of the project, and create a one-of-a-kind transformation. Clients want your design talent to take them places they’ve only dreamed of. It’s time to step up, stop playing small, and allowing your clients to call the shots. This training will put you squarely in the driver seat of your design practice, focused and full throttle, so you get the projects you want with clients you love, and the compensation you deserve. A question and answer segment with follow. 

    (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt Alden Parkes

  • Living Your Ideal Lifestyle 04/08/2019

    10:00 am - 11:00 am | Alden Parkes Seminar Room, 200 N. Hamilton, S Ct 110

    Speakers:

    Event Type: Educational

    Lifestyle is no longer about WHAT you own, rather HOW you use what you own every day. Collaborate with designers MA Allen, Jean Liu and Libby Langdon through a panel moderated by Traditional Home’s Senior Style Editor Krissa Rossbund to learn how you can help your clients achieve the lifestyle they want to live. A question and answer segment with follow. 

    (0.1 CEU)

    Sponsored By:

    IMC-DesignOnHPMkt Alden Parkes

  • Suite Spot Tour with Bauer Clifton (RSVP) 04/08/2019

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Tours will depart from the Top floor of the Suites at Market Square

    Speakers: Jeremy Bauer & Jason Clifton - Bauer Clifton Interiors

    Event Type: Tour

    Jeremy Bauer & Jason Clifton

    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 designers and floral retail owners Jeremy Bauer & Jason Clifton, Co-founders of the residential, commercial and hospitality award winning design firm Bauer Clifton Interiors and owners of Frenchie's Floral Studio, think are the leading trends at High Point Market this spring, spend an hour on an intimate guided tour with the design team. Join Jason & Jeremy as they introduce you to their favorite favorite finds on all three floors of The Suites at Market Square – the largest and only presentation of temporary exhibits and a must-see for every designer and retailer looking for what’s new and innovative! Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt.

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    Jeremy Bauer & Jason Clifton, Bauer Clifton Interiors

    Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton joined forces in 2005, adopting the name Bauer/Clifton Interiors in 2006. As a team, they offer overlapping and complementary interior architecture and design skills, along with decades of experience. They understand the unique needs of residential, commercial and hospitality clients, as demonstrated in their portfolio.

    With Projects to date in Alaska, across the Pacific Northwest, and on to Palm Springs, BCI continues to grow and expand their business throughout the nation. The pair loves to take on a great challenge and is enthusiastic to see what adventures and journeys each new project will lead them on.

    With a combined love for design, landscaping, and florals, Jason and Jeremy have expanded their design firm with Frenchie's Floral Studio. When Jeremy and Jason are not designing or building floral arrangements, you may find them enjoying the great outdoors of Alaska with two French Bulldogs Gracie and Georgie.

    Sponsored By:

    IMC - DesignOnHPMkt

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. Take advantage of these great resources, register to attend Market today!

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