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.
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.