Designer Resources

EAL Designers' Guide to High Point Market

Follow Editor at Large to the coolest designer collaborations, as well as more than 40 designer events, parties, and tours. Plus, this season’s Guide gives you the inside skinny on where to shop the hot, new Tropical Fronds trends, and Justina Blakeney’s take on styling the great outdoors.

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Style Spotters Spring 17 Preview

Our trend tracking teams tour the new season’s forms, materials, colors, and textures

In preparation for the High Point Market New Product Premiere Twitter Chat, our Style Spotters previewed hundreds of new products, set to launch at Spring Market. Now, you can get an early look at some of their favorites, as well as the trend directions they’re expecting to see in the new season.

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Design Viewpoints Series

Five thought-provoking seminars by design industry leaders

Presented in partnership with ASID, this lively and informative seminar series offers business-building ideas from design industry leaders. Featuring topics tailored specifically to the needs of professional designers, these exceptional educational events are held in the High Point Theatre at the Transportation Terminal.

  • Noon sessions include a complimentary boxed lunch. Meals available on a first-come, first served basis
  • Attendees earn .1 CEU credit at each session
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On the Hunt for Amazing

New York designer Jenny Wolf shares her go-to destinations and exciting new finds

The best part of Market is the surprise of it all; it’s so amazing to see all of these beautiful things in one place. My first trip was in 2011, when I had just opened my business and was shopping for my first client. It was so exciting, I felt like a kid in a candy store. Even better, I furnished my client’s entire apartment on that one visit.

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Seeking the Chic Unique

Popular showrooms for customized, one-of-a-kind, and artisan crafted goodies

When you’re looking for those supremely special, beyond the ordinary, perfectly personalized, or artisan crafted items that cannot be found anywhere else, High Point Market is the place to be. Here’s a quick list of showrooms that Market guests tell us are places to go for unconventional, exclusive, and customized products.

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Where the Ancient Reigns Supreme

Popular showrooms to visit when you’re shopping for antiques

For lovers of all things vintage, eclectic, lost, found, reclaimed, refurbished, and rediscovered, absolutely no other event in the world compares to High Point Market. However, Market also confronts the intrepid shopper with literally millions of square feet of showroom space. So how can one possibly find the ancient treasures amidst the vast array of showrooms dedicated to the latest trends? No worries: this list of popular antiques dealers will help you separate the old from the new like a pro.

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Livable Design – Embrace It And Thrive

Aging consumers’ demand for safe, comfortable living spaces creates $7.9 trillion opportunity

The Fall 2016 High Point Market Design Viewpoints Series provided practical advice on how to design environments for the health and well-being of aging clients, collaborate with builders, architects, healthcare professionals, and senior community developers to meet the growing demand for lifelong homes, and incorporate livable design principles into projects for clients of any age.

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Some Suite Spots for Sweet Finds

Rachel Cannon highlights Louisiana artisans in her Suites at Market
Square tour

“I use Market as my sit-test, touch-test and close-up inspection test for the pieces I think will work for my clients. I like to tell them I’ve sat on every cushion a supplier offers and am confident I’ve made the right choice,” says Rachel Cannon, owner of Rachel Cannon Limited Interiors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During her Fall 2016 Market Suite Spot Tour, Cannon gave an engaged group of designers an up-close experience of unique suppliers who exceed her high standards for creativity, product quality and impeccable customer service.

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Why You Simply Must Make It To Market

The benefits of coming to High Point go well beyond the world’s greatest product selection

by Gail Doby, Business Transformation Coach

It’s never an easy decision to take time away from your business. You have to feel sure the investment you make in time and expenses will be worth it. I have been attending High Point Market for many years, and I can honestly say I have never been disappointed. What I come away with has more than compensated me by improving my business as well as my design work.

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Designer’s Guide to Market,
Part 1

Setting your schedule and finding the right showrooms

High Point Market is a spectacular feast for the eyes and a trade show experience like no other. A little strategic planning will help you maximize your return on investment.

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Designer’s Guide to Market Part 2, Showroom Savvy

How to make the most of your exhibitor meetings

You’ve created a stellar Market schedule. Now, here are a few tips for how to make the most of your time with exhibitors.

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First Impressions of High Point Market

By Farah Merhi, founder of Inspire Me Home Décor

The Founder of Inspire Me Home Décor, Farah Merhi, shares her design inspirations with home decor fans around the world, including the 3.2 million followers of @Inspire_Me_Home_Decor on Instagram. We invited her to the Spring 2016 High Point Market to launch her Pinterest presence with a Market-inspired selection of products and trends. Join her on this journey through the ideas, innovations, and inspirations she discovered at her first High Point Market.

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Pro Travel Tips

How to simplify your Market planning

Lee Allen, owner of Travel Quest Inc., the official Market Concierge, shares his best practices for planning your trip to High Point. Of course, if you want to make your travel planning super-simple, just give Lee a call at 336.434.3867.

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Secrets of High Point Market

Handy tricks known only to insiders and veterans (until now)

Every great institution has a secret or two known only to the cognoscenti, like the peanut butter and bacon burger at Shake Shack or the hidden bunker at the Greenbrier. High Point Market is no different. Here, a few Market pros, whose names have been withheld for obvious reasons, share the inside skinny.

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Previewing the Spring 17 Debuts

Fashion-forward exhibitors tap leading designers to create stunning new lines

See the showrooms that are presenting exciting new collections from Jeffrey Bilhuber, Barclay Butera, Celerie Kemble, Steve Leung, David Phoenix, Windsor Smith, and Michelle Workman. Plus, get a sneak peek at Bunny Williams’ new lighting line for Currey & Company, as she explains her vision for these marvelous pieces.

Faces of High Point Market: Ron Fiore

Fashion week for home furnishings as seen by the creative director for Century Furniture

With an expansive showroom that allows buyers to experience the full scope of Century’s capabilities, Ron Fiore spends a lot of time thinking about how to create great product. When the show opens, though, he finds that Market is all about people, building long-lasting business relationships, and creating magical moments.

Style Spotters 2017 Trend Predictions

See where home fashion is heading in the new year

Drawing from their on-the-ground and at-Market experiences, our 2017 Style Spotters peer out onto the home fashion horizon to spy the shapes and colors, patterns and textures that will set the tone and pace of 2017. Use their predictions now to inform your Spring Market shopping plans.

My Favorites: Lonni Paul

Showrooms to see for cutting edge ideas in home fashion and design

Based in LA, Lonni Paul bases her work on the study of all things simple, modern and clean. To keep abreast of all the latest happenings in color, pattern, form, and function, she puts these sensational showrooms at the top of her High Point Market itinerary.

My Favorites: Jan Showers

Elegant lines, enchanting forms, and great finds from Fall Market

On her first trip to High Point Market, Dallas-based designer Jan Showers launched a stunning new collection with Kravet, found pure perfection in the new Mark Sikes line at Henredon, and discovered a destined-to-be-a-future-favorite new resource in Ave Home. Join us to see the showrooms that made her want to see more and more of Market.

My Favorites: Anthony Baratta

Tour a selection of this season’s top new introductions

From fantastic braided rugs and splendid artwork to his new collection for Thomasville and an incredibe selection of antiques, New York based designer Anthony Baratta shows some of the items that make High Point Market a must-see event for home furnishings pros.