Get To The Point

Information and idea central for all things High Point Market

Plug into all things Market at The Point. To find any showroom or event, just ask one of our on-site advisors. Join a roundtable discussion to gain insider tips from industry leaders. Connect with some of the biggest names in home fashion at our fun, informal meet and greet sessions. Stop in for fabulous homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread, and deserts, lovingly crafted by the ladies of the Parson’s Table, Saturday – Tuesday, 11:30am – 2pm. Plus, we’ll capture any Market moment you share with the #HPMKTmemory hashtag, and create a printed momento that you can pick up as you pass through. Open Friday-Tuesday of Market Week, we’re conveniently located on Commerce Avenue, next to the main Transportation Terminal.

Get To The Point

Information and idea central for all things High Point Market

Events At The Point

Friday, October 18

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

11am - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Let’s get social! As you share your memorable Market moments to your favorite social media channels, be sure to tag High Point Market and use the #HPMKTmemory hashtag. Then, swing by The Point to pick up your printed memory and see what everyone else is posting from around Market on our photo wall.


10658

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, Oct 18 – Tuesday, Oct 22.


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Steelyard Designers Welcome Reception

12pm - 4pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Stop by The Point for a warm welcome – complete with plenty of swag! – from the Steelyard team as they share their Market insights and designer-friendly resources to help you kick off your Fall Market experience with the Best Friday Ever. Learn about must-see events, get an overview of designer-friendly brands, network with fellow designers and, of course, pick up The Point’s exclusive nail polish color! The Steelyard experts will be on hand from Noon to 4pm for the official reception and will host an insightful roundtable discussion from 2 – 3pm. Check out the full schedule at hpmkt.steelyardaccess.com/steelyard-welcome-to-hpmkt – and be sure to stop by and say hello!


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All Association Mix-and-Mingle

1pm - 2pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Join Steelyard as we say Hello, High Point! with an all industry mix-and-mingle at The Point. If you’re a member, guest, friend or sponsor of any design organization, you’re cordially invited to kick off your Market with friends and colleagues. Get some great swag, grab a bite to eat from the famous Parson’s Table, and engage, network and get your Market experience started right.


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High Point’s Hidden Gems: Market Insiders Tips and Tricks for your Best Market Ever

2pm - 3pm

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Designers, listen up! Learn the tips, tricks and tools top design pros use to work the Market like a boss. Our lively panelists, featuring Cheryl Luckett of Dwell by Cheryl, Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton of Bauer/Clifton Interiors, and Tamara Matthews-Stephenson of Root Cellar Designs and the blog, Nest by Tamara, will open up about everything from hot new product lines to where to enjoy the best (complimentary) cocktails. Learn how to find those hidden gems others often miss, where to find the influencers and thought leaders, how to navigate Market and its eight neighborhoods, and how to find vendors who will keep you profitable and protect your business. Stick around afterwards to mix and mingle with the panelists and other attendees.


Speakers: Cheryl Luckett, Jeremy Bauer, Jason Clifton, Tamara Matthews-Stephenson

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BIDN Workshop: Getting Camera-Ready, Tips and Tricks for TV Appearances and Hosting

4pm - 5pm

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

In this lively, interactive workshop, join TLC’s Trading Spaces designer Mikel Welch and A&E Network’s Evette Rios as they walk attendees through a series of demonstrations and exercises designed to prepare designers for their next opportunity in front of the camera. Presented in partnership with the Black Interior Designers Network, be sure to stick around afterwards for the BIDN mixer from 5-7pm.


Speakers: Mikel Welch, Evette Rios

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After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


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Black Interior Designers Network Mixer at The Point

5pm - 7pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Join members of the Black Interior Designers Network as they mix and mingle. Enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres while developing and deepening important business connections.


Saturday, October 19

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Let’s get social! As you share your memorable Market moments to your favorite social media channels, be sure to tag High Point Market and use the #HPMKTmemory hashtag. Then, swing by The Point to pick up your printed memory and see what everyone else is posting from around Market on our photo wall.


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Style Spotters Trend Tours - Category Tours

9:30am - 11:30am

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

New, expanded format for 2019! Now you can enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus. On Saturday, two members of our Style Spotter team will take off from The Point to show you the showrooms they love to shop in a product category. Join Laura Thurman for a look at products with a Global Aesthetic or tour with Gary Inman as he focuses on the Hospitality category. See the full schedule and RSVP (required) at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Laura Thurman, Gary Inman

RSVP Required

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Break Down Your (Digital) Walls: How to Make Tech Work for Your Business

10am - 11am

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

It’s no secret - technology is something we all need - to manage our businesses, grow our firms and remain relevant in the eyes of our customers & peers. Knowing we need to use technology is a given, but what’s next often stops us dead in our tracks. What solutions are right for me & my business? Who can I Iean on to help make these tools work for our team? Join us for a lively discussion with Keith Granet, Beth Bender, Suzanne Kasler, and Ruthie Staalsen about how designers are incorporating technology into their design businesses to grow, scale and stay focused on what they love most – design. Immediately following, plan to stick around for a complimentary Parson’s Table lunch, compliments of Studio Designer.


Speakers: Keith Granet, Beth Bender, Suzanne Kasler, Ruthie Staalsen

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Parson’s Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, Oct 18 – Tuesday, Oct 22.


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What is the Future of Home?

2pm - 3pm

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

For The Everset, a subscription service with designer-curated furniture packages, the answer is furniture rental. Before you scoff, consider this: paying rental fees for nicer pieces rather than investing in lesser-than options for a short-term lease may be the ticket to stylish living for a generation that often chafes at the idea of ownership. Following up on the innovative conversations from September's Future of Home conference, BOH podcast host and contributor Dennis Scully will join Everset’s co-founder & CEO Gavin Steinberg and creative director Megan Hopp in a conversation about furniture rental, the role sustainability plays in the concept’s appeal, and how millennials are realizing a new version of the American dream.


Speakers: Dennis Scully, Gavin Steinberg, Megan Hopp

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Luminary Session Featuring Timothy Corrigan

4pm - 5pm

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Join Gary Inman as he interviews internationally acclaimed designer, Timothy Corrigan. From his early influences and muses to his rise to design celebrity, to his current creative obsessions, favorite projects, his dream chateau in France, and what he still wants to achieve. Meet the man behind the legend in what is sure to be an informative and fascinating conversation. Immediately following, walk one block over with Gary and Timothy for a cocktail reception at Currey & Company (IHFC M110).


Speakers: Gary Inman, Timothy Corrigan

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After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


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Business of Design™ Birthday Party - 15 Years

5pm - 7pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Team BOD™ and Kimberley Seldon invite you to celebrate Business of Design™ as it celebrates its 15th year in business. Come for cake and champagne. Win one of 15 prizes. Learn 15 reasons clients should always hire a design professional. If you are a Business of Design™ monthly or annual member, we want to give you the VIP treatment! If you’re new to the BOD™ community or a fan of the podcast, we’d love to meet you. Come and see for yourself—our community of professional peers is like no other. Don’t miss out on the party of the year!


RSVP Required
Sunday, October 20

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Let’s get social! As you share your memorable Market moments to your favorite social media channels, be sure to tag High Point Market and use the #HPMKTmemory hashtag. Then, swing by The Point to pick up your printed memory and see what everyone else is posting from around Market on our photo wall.


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Style Spotters Trend Tours - Category Tours

9:30am - 11:30am

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

New, expanded format for 2019! Now you can enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus. On Sunday, two of our Style Spotters will take off from The Point to show you the showrooms they love to shop in a product category. Join Eric Haydel for a look at Antiques and Antique Reproductions or tour with Erinn Valencich as she focuses on Designer-Friendly Furniture. See the full schedule and RSVP (required) at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Eric Haydel, Erinn Valencich

RSVP Required

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Stop Giving Away Your Profits!

10am - 11am

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Join us for a roundtable discussion with Kristin Drohan, Cheryl Kees Clendenon, and Veronica Solomon on how to create more revenue in your design business by selling more products. Learn how to work with vendors, what you need to invest, and the pros and cons of buying direct-- even the dreaded "freight" issues will be discussed. Bring your questions and ideas, and join the conversation!


Speakers: Kristin Drohan, Cheryl Klees Clendenon, Veronica Solomon

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Parson’s Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, Oct 18 – Tuesday, Oct 22.


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A Window into Window Coverings: Motorized, Green and So Much More

2pm - 3pm

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Join experienced window fashion professionals for an engaging, informal conversation covering current & upcoming window trends. Our panel of experts—including Window Fashion VISION editor Sophia Bennett, Deb Barrett with Window Dressings and Jill Rodgers with High Country Designs— will lead a roundtable discussion about what’s trending in the window covering design niche, including motorization; hot colors, styles & fabrics; outdoor offerings; & how window coverings can become a better source of revenue for your business. Bring your burning questions & insights into what’s growing in popularity (and profitability!) in your region. After, join the Trim Queen, Jill Seale, & Natalie Reddell for a hands-on workshop on upcycled embellishments.


Speakers: Sophia Bennett, Deb Barrett, Jill Rodgers

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Trim Queen Workshop: Upcycled Embellishments with Jana Platina Phipps, Jill Seale & Natalie Reddell

3:15pm - 4:15pm

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Immediately following the 2pm window coverings roundtable, get hands-on in this workshop focusing on the eco-conscious art of upcycling for homes. Join the Trim Queen Jana Platina Phipps, artist Jill Seale and special guest Commander in Chic Natalie Reddell as they lead you in creating upcycled embellishments. Learn to create one-of-a-kind accessories from scraps for home décor or wearable art.


Speakers: Jana Platina Phipps, Jill Seale, Natalie Reddell

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After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


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IFDA Mixer and DesignEDGE Summit Welcome Reception

5pm - 7pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

All design professionals are invited to come mix and mingle with members of the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the organization’s Carolinas Chapter and kick off Monday’s DesignEDGE Summit with a welcome reception for all registered attendees. Snag a pic in front of the Instagram wall, enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and even meet the DesignEDGE speakers, Lauren Rottet, Sheila Bridges, and Young Huh.


Monday, October 21

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Let’s get social! As you share your memorable Market moments to your favorite social media channels, be sure to tag High Point Market and use the #HPMKTmemory hashtag. Then, swing by The Point to pick up your printed memory and see what everyone else is posting from around Market on our photo wall.


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Style Spotters Trend Tours - Category Tours

9:30am - 11:30am

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

New, expanded format for 2019! Now you can enjoy a personal trip through some of the most stunning showrooms at Market with one of our style spotting gurus. On Monday, Style Spotter Cynthia Ferguson will take off from The Point to show you the showrooms she loves to shop in the Textiles product category. See the full schedule and RSVP (required) at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-trend-tours. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer.


Speakers: Cynthia Ferguson

RSVP Required

40458

The Professional Gains of Designer Showhouses

10am - 11am

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Join us for a lively roundtable discussion as renowned designers and showhouse veterans Meg Caswell, Libby Langdon and Scot Meacham Wood pull back the curtains and reveal their secrets to showhouse success including how to manage your time and client projects while working on a showhouse; ways to design a memorable space and gain media exposure; insider tips to streamline the process and maximize vendor relationships … and much more. Audience participation is encouraged so bring your questions! And be sure to visit the JLHP / ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME Showhouse debuting at Fall Market to see Meg, Libby and Scot’s latest showhouse designs (aspiremetro.com/highpointhouse).


Speakers: Meg Caswell, Libby Langdon, Scot Meacham Wood

40658

Parson’s Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, Oct 18 – Tuesday, Oct 22.


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All in the Family

2pm - 3pm

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Working day in and day out with family members can present some unique challenges. Join Teddie and Courtney Garrigan, the mother/daughter founders of Coco and Dash, for an open and honest roundtable discussion about boundaries, balance, and breakthroughs that can keep you from killing each other and create harmony in both the workplace and at home.


Speakers: Teddie Garrigan, Courtney Garrigan

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After Hours at The Point

5pm - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Unwind after a full day of inspiration at Market with beer and wine from local brewery, Brown Truck Brewery, and some of the finest food truck creations High Point has to offer. Take time to reflect, connect with other Market guests or simply put your feet up and enjoy a quick break before heading back out for the evening’s social events.


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HPMKT Design Tribe Mixer

5pm - 7pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Official #HPMKT brand ambassadors, Deb Barrett and Jackie Von Tobel, invite you for a special Market soiree featuring lively conversation that is sure to get you geared up to master market. If you’re new to our group we’d love to meet you. For our past or present touristas, it’s a great opportunity to catch up with your fellow members, share your knowledge, and expand your design tribe. We’ll dish on our top takeaways and the secret sources we've discovered this market and how to capitalize on it all over complimentary drinks and delicious bites. Be sure to join our HPMKT Design Tribe Facebook group for updates at www.facebook.com/hpmkt.


Tuesday, October 22

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#HPMKTmemory Hashtag Printer and Photo Wall

8am - 8pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse

Let’s get social! As you share your memorable Market moments to your favorite social media channels, be sure to tag High Point Market and use the #HPMKTmemory hashtag. Then, swing by The Point to pick up your printed memory and see what everyone else is posting from around Market on our photo wall.


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ITA Roundtable: The Widely Diverse and Changing Landscape of Distribution

10am - 11am

Educational

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

The International Textile Alliance (ITA) will lead an interactive roundtable discussion on the different models of distribution fabric suppliers are utilizing, and how those models are developing and changing. Join ITA for a discussion on the pros and cons of various models from the perspectives of a textile supplier, upholstery manufacturer, and interior designer. The discussion will be moderated by Warren Shoulberg, award-winning journalist and consultant for the retailing and home furnishings industries. Panelists will include Zack Taylor of Wesley Hall, Brooks Morrison of Moore & Giles, Stephanie James of Allen and James Interiors, and Jim Ennis of Vision Fabrics.


Speakers: Warren Shoulberg, Zack Taylor, Brooks Morrison, Stephanie James, Jim Ennis

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Parson’s Table Pop-Up

11:30am - 2pm

Social

The Point (on Commerce Ave next to the Transportation Terminal)

Neighborhood: Uptown Main

Offering the wildly popular homemade sandwiches, salads, sourdough bread and desserts that Market-goers have come to know and love for decades, the ladies of Parson’s Table will celebrate their 40-plus years of serving Market guests with a pop-up lunch service daily in The Point from 11:30am – 2pm on Friday, Oct 18 – Tuesday, Oct 22.