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.
FlowerMagazine Editor-in-Chief, Margot Shaw moderates a panel of some of the home design industry’s most dynamic and successful talents – Christopher Spitzmiller, Suzanne Rheinstein, Tammy Connor and Bobby McAlpine – as they share the stories behind their design. Hear how they got started, what inspires them now, and tips that you can implement in your everyday life in business, including their most successful brand broadening strategies involving social media, partnerships, as well as ancillary product lines. Sponsored by IMC-DesignOnHPMkt and Flower Magazine.
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 Shayla Copas, of Shayla Copas Interiors,thinks is hot at High Point Market this fall, by spending an hour on an intimate guided tour with her. Shayla will show you her favorite finds on all three floors of The Suites at Market Square!
Shayla Copas, one of the South's most highly acclaimed designers, has created unique and innovative interiors for a wide array of luxury residential and commercial clients throughout her 20+ year career. Shayla’s reputation as an approachable designer with a natural talent to assess and address her client’s needs is well established. Often referred to as the “color guru,” Shayla has a keen eye for color, texture, and balance. She has an uncanny ability to recognize very slight color variations, making her a “master” at finish selections. Shayla is currently, authoring a book for Schiffer publishing on seasonal design trends which is due out sometime in 2019. Her work has been featured regionally as well as nationally. Shayla lives with her husband Scott in Little Rock with their King Charles Cavalier Roxie. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, entertaining and golfing.
Following the “Inside the Actor’s Studio” concept and format, renowned fashion and home designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka will discuss a variety of designer-focused topics as well as share insights from their lives. They will have a lively one-on-one conversation with Phebe Callaway Wahl, Editor in Chief of Modern Luxury Interiors, and will take questions from the audience following the discussion, allowing spectators to engage the designers and their A-list interviewer.
Working on a design project in the Bahamas sounded like a dream come true for this residential interior designer and confirmed beach addict. What could be better than working on a beach on the beautiful island of Eleuthera? Accepting a job outside of your city can be unbelievably exciting - the mix of travel, the chance to use a different colour palette, the opportunity to do work outside of the box, and the chance to start sentences with, "I'm off to my job in the Bahamas....!" What could go wrong? Join Cynthia and learn about the trials and tribulations of tackling a job offshore, without your support network and in a country that operates very differently than you what you are used to. There are a number of factors to consider when pitching jobs outside of your market. Here about being a designer on a sand bar in the Bahamas and all of the hilarious moments as well as the retrospect of hind sight. Come and find out if Cynthia would do it again?! A question and answer segment will follow.
Renowned interior and product designer Libby Landon will lead a discussion with a curated selection of trend leading designers of their favorite tips and secrets to designing for the seasons and holidays. Our diverse panel will include Shayla Copas of Shayla Copas interiors, Global Trend Ambassador Patti Carpenter, retail design expert and author Bonnie Mackay of Bonnie Mackay Consulting and Chad James, designer and architectural consultant of the Chad James Group. A book signing event will follow the presentation.
Following the “Seasonal Design: How to Make Your Season Shine!” presentation, Libby Langdon will be signing copies of her book “Libby Langdon’s Small Space Solutions”; Bonnie Mackay will be signing copies of her book “Tree of Treasures: A Life in Ornaments” and Shayla Copas will be signing copies of the book “Christmas at Designers' Homes Across America”. Books will be available for purchase onsite.
Renowned designers, Robin Baron and Steven Favreau, have defined their careers with comprehensive brands that go beyond the expected. Their personas are informed by a powerful voice that filters through every aspect of their businesses. Whether through interior design, speaking engagements, television appearances, or manufacturing products, Robin and Steven have created a map to their competitive edge. What is YOUR voice? What is YOUR brand? Join Robin Baron and Steven Favreau for this interactive, fun, and exciting experience that will help you break out of your mold while discovering your unique voice, setting you apart from the ordinary to the extraordinary.
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.