Insider’s Tour

Get an insider’s look into the world of High Point Market

If you’re new to High Point Market, the Insider’s Tour will get you started in style. Designed by industry insiders to show you the inspirations, connections and business opportunities available here, this one-day journey will take you through some of their best loved showrooms. You’ll meet and greet makers and influencers who move our industry forward, and learn how to use High Point as a business-building, connection-making, inspirational encounter that will boost your professional brand.

All tours will take place on opening day of Fall Market, October 16, 2021.

Developed in partnership with Esteem Media.

Tour Guides

Jeanne K. Chung

Based in Southern California, luxury interior designer and retailer Jeanne Chung is known for an eclectic design aesthetic that bridges classic design principles with a modern twist. Her extensive knowledge of historical styles and periods equips her with the confidence to mix vintage with modern so that the spaces she designs appear as though they are effortless and have evolved over time. Through her design blog Cozy Stylish Chic, Jeanne has become recognized as an influencer in the industry. She is a regular speaker on trade show designer panels, and has served as a High Point Market Style Spotter.

Linda Holt

After a twenty-five year career as one of Boston’s top commercial headshot photographers, Linda launched her interior design business, Linda Holt Creative, in 2011. As a photographer, clients sought her out not only for her ability to make them look their very best, but also for her skill in making their personality shine through the lens. Today, she applies those very same principles to designing rooms that beautifully reflect the unique personality of each homeowner and their family. On her blog, “Focus on Creativity” Linda shares her two passions of photography and interior design. Building on her personal success in setting aside her heavy DSLR cameras and shooting exclusively with her iPhone, she is currently working on an online photography class that teaches interior designers and creatives to get the best photos possible with their iPhones. Linda is also a contributing writer on trends and design for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Joann Kandrac & Kelly Kole

Voted one of Atlanta’s Top 20 Residential Interior Designers by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Kandrac & Kole has been featured on HGTV as well as in The New York Times, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Better Homes & Gardens among many other national and regional magazines. Kandrac & Kole has established a well-known reputation for their approachable, dynamic personalities, their signature use of color, and their one of a kind, custom designs. Popular bloggers, Joann & Kelly have been sharing upbeat and entertaining narratives regarding their design projects, travels and personal stories since 2009. Joann and Kelly’s love and commitment to the power of interior design also extends towards their charity work throughout the U.S. and Guatemala and on their popular podcast Inside Design with Kandrac & Kole which debuted in January 2018.

Jana Platina Phipps

Affectionately called Trim Queen by her clients, Jana uses her blog and social media channels to chronicle the design community’s creative use of trimmings. She shares her knowledge of passementerie and modern embellishment at The New York School of Interior Design, at Continuing Education Seminars, and with attendees of Texworld and the International Window Coverings Expo. In her hands-on Trim Alchemy workshops, Jana teaches consumers how to use trimmings to turn something ordinary into extraordinary. She is a regular contributor to IWCE Vision Magazine, a sought after guest blogger, regular participant of the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour, and serves on the advisory board of the Design Influencers Conference, and the International Textile Alliance Board of Directors.

Laura Thurman

Thurman Design Studio is a Nashville-based interior design firm specializing in residential and commercial development projects throughout the country. Laura Thurman (Principal Interior Designer) is well known for a global aesthetic filtered through a modern lens. She uses her upbringing in the diverse city of Los Angeles and world travels for inspiration as she collaborates with her clients to create beautiful spaces that reflect their values and personality. Laura's inspiring designs have been featured in national and regional publications, including HGTV Magazine, Business of Home, and The Cottage Journal. Additionally she was named best in Houzz four consecutive years. She has received numerous industry honors recognizing her emergence as a fresh voice and influencer in the design industry. TDS's guiding principles are EDUCATE . INSPIRE . CREATE. They serve their clients by guiding them through a thoughtfully curated design experience, that yields creativity, displays quality, and goes beyond what the client imagined possible.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for the Insider’s Tour, you must be a member of the home furnishings industry who is eligible for a buyer pass, and have never attended High Point Market or have not been to more than one Market within the past two years. You also can never have attended a previous Insider's Tour. Please see our registration page to review the requirements for a buyer pass.

Application Form

If you wish to join one of the Market veterans above on an Insider’s Tour during Fall Market 2021, please complete this application form by October 1. Upon completion, you will be contacted with further information within a few days.

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