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 Spring Market, April 2, 2022.

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.

Jessica Duce & Elizabeth Scruggs

Jessica Duce and Elizabeth Scruggs have been friends and industry colleagues for 7 years. The two met at High Point and have been doing Market together ever since. They found their individual design passions blended well together, sharing a complementary vision with a Southern perspective. Jessica is the Principal Designer of JDuce Design and Vacation Rental Designers, of Spring, TX. Elizabeth is General Contractor and Principal Designer of Superior Construction and Design, LLC in the Nashville area. Jessica has been a High Point Market panel speaker, and her 2021 Market Impressions wrap up was recently featured in Designer’s Today magazine. Additionally, she is a 2022 KBIS Designhound, a Brand Ambassador for Revolution Fabric, a member of the NKBA and Vice President of Interior Design Society Houston Chapter. Elizabeth has been a member of the High Point Market Bloggers Tour, the KBIS Designhounds Tour, and a 2020 Top Innovator for Kitchen and Bath Design News. She has been a panel speaker at High Point Market and KBIS, and is on the Board of Directors for the Bienenstock Furniture Library and the Interior Design Society. The two highly creative designers will combine their years of knowledge and experience in residential, vacation home, and design + build for a unique Insider’s Tour.

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.

Deborah von Donop

Deborah is a Connecticut-based interior kitchen designer, brand ambassador for select high-end home manufacturers, and the author of popular design and lifestyle blog, dvdInteriorDesign.com. She is known for creating beautiful and timeless environments with a classical style that embodies an indoor/outdoor lifestyle for her clients. With 25+ years of experience and career evolution with premier design firms, von Donop has been tapped as a High Point Market Design Blogger, DIFFA Ambassador, Modenus Influencer for KBIS, NYNOW, & Dwell, and a speaker on “Interior Design Visibility” through online media at the Design Influencers Conference. Deborah writes weekly on highlights from industry events, and interior design topics aimed to educate and inspire her readers since 2016.

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

Applications for the Insider's Tour are no longer being accepted. However, we'd still love to have you join us at Spring Market. Register here.