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.
Art is an expression of individuality. Each piece selected should be a reflection of your client within easily enhance your design. Learn how to curate and create a collaborative union of design and art. Learn how artwork collections, focal pieces and wall styling can enhance a room for inspiration. Designer tips and art selection steps will be given. A question and answer segment with follow.
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.
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.
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.