Seminars & Events



  • 2018 Colormix® Trends Forecast 10/14/2017

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Abbyson Living, IHFC, 11th Floor Commerce Wing C1156

    Speakers: Shane Jones - The Sherwin Williams Company

    Event Type: Educational

    Shane Jones

    Abbyson proudly hosts the 2018 Colormix® Trends Forecast, presented by Shane Jones of the The Sherwin Williams Company, at Abbyson’s showroom (IHFC Floor 11 #C1156.)  Starting with a complimentary lunch for attendees, 2018 Colormix® color forecast predicts colors that will drive future design innovation and three distinct palettes representing a global collision of influences. From vivid blue and digital green, to high-def yellow and rusty auburn, the Sherwin-Williams 2018 Colormix® Color Forecast exhibits three unique color palettes that draw from emerging global trends. The collection predicts the colors that will drive conversation and inspiration for the coming year, offering new perspectives on societal influences and their impact on color and design trends. Shane Jones, Allied ASID is a Designer Account Executive with Sherwin Williams Co. serving markets of NC. She is a graduate of UNCG with a BFA in Interior Architecture and responsible for educating Residential Interior Designers and Architects about products, color tools, and online resources. Shane serves as President-Elect of ASID Carolinas Chapter.

    Event by RSVP only: as limited space available.

    11:30 AM - Lunch Served

    12-12:45 PM - 2018 Colormix® Presentation

    Sponsored By:

    Abbyson Living, IHFC, 11th Floor Commerce Wing  C1156 Sherwin Williams

  • Brunch & Learn: “How to Manage Your Clients’ Expectations” 10/15/2017

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Leathercraft Showroom, 200 N. Hamilton, Suite 205

    Speakers: Corey Damen Jenkins - Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates

    Event Type: Showroom Event, Educational

    Corey Damen Jenkins

    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.

    Sponsored By:


  • Abbyson Presents: Communicating with the First Time Client 10/15/2017

    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Abbyson Living, IHFC, 11th Floor Commerce Wing C1156


    Event Type: Educational

    Learn from leading designers how to best communicate and boost your business with first time interior design clients.

    Event by RSVP only:  as limited space available.

    4:00 PM Drinks and Hors D'oeuvres

    Abbyson First Time Clients

    Sponsored By:

    Abbyson Living, IHFC, 11th Floor Commerce Wing  C1156

  • Creating Seasoned Style with HGTV’s Tiffany Brooks and Nancy Fire 10/16/2017

    3:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Bassett Furniture Theatre, IHFC, C1200

    Speakers: Tiffany Brooks - Tiffany Brooks Interiors
    Nancy Fire - HGTV HOME

    Event Type: Educational

    Tiffany Brooks Nancy Fire

    HGTV host and designer Tiffany Brooks will share her favorite design moments alongside HGTV’s Design Director Nancy Fire. They will discuss trending colors, patterns, styles and their favorite highlights from the HGTV HOME Design Studio.

    RSVP Today at:

    HGTV HOME Promo

    Sponsored By:

    HGTV HOME Bassett Furniture 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.