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.
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.