Gary Inman

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Curating Personalized Designs

I have been a devoted fan of High Point Market for three decades. It is central to my design practice, and it has allowed me to build lifelong friendships and business relationships that have endured. I love the chance to network and attend social events with design colleagues, members of the press, and the creatives that fuel our industry. I was a Style Spotter in 2013/2014 and later had the privilege of serving as a co-advisor with Shay Geyer for five years.

Gary’s S/24 New Product Picks

Bontempi Casa I Bach Table

Mid-Century chic sets the tone for an elegant dinner party. I love the sculptural presence of this stunning piece and the sense of graceful movement. Bontempi Casa is definitely atop my list of must see showrooms.


Art Deco always catches my eye and it fits perfectly with my focus on creating experiential design. I can almost hear David Bowie singing Golden Years as friends gather to share couture cocktails and intimate conversations.

Outer I Outerstone Fire Pit Table

Firelight is magical and comforting. This luxurious fire table creates the perfect vibe for fun and flirtations as well as goblets of Bordeaux shimmering by the fire. Perfect on a chilly night with that special someone.

Meet Gary

Gary Inman is a man of many hats: professor, designer, historian, writer, speaker, interviewer, brand ambassador, and former Style Spotter. He is celebrated for his design of luxury resorts and boutique hotels for clients ranging from Pinehurst Resort to Duke University, Colonial Williamsburg, the University of Virginia, and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation to his bespoke homes and product designs with Moore Councill, Jonathan Charles, Stark Carpet, and LebaTex, spanning a thirty-year career. His award-winning designs have been published in The Washington Post, Traditional Home, Southern Accents, Elle Décor, Boutique Design, Home & Design, and many others.

Inman is a respected design authority and has moderated dozens of panels and interviews at High Point Market with industry icons including Vicente Wolf, Alexa Hampton, Michelle Nussbaumer, Barry Dixon, Michel Smith Boyd, Stacy Garcia, and Kelli Ellis. He believes that “great design begins with a great story.” He states, “In all of this work, my goal has been to weave breathtaking moments of beauty into stories in space that delight the eye, inspire the imagination, and restore the spirit.

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Great Design Begins With a Great Story

“Great design begins with a great story.” This has been my mantra for nearly 30 years, and it has allowed me to inspire my clients and enrich their lives through the power of design. High Point Market has been, and remains, my favorite resource for innovative and exciting designs. Imagine my delight when I discovered that ...