High Point Market Announces Design Viewpoints Series Topics

HIGH POINT, N.C.-The High Point Market Authority, in association with the American Society of Interior Designers, has set the schedule for its seminar series at the April 20-25 market.

The Design Viewpoints Series will take place April 21-23, starting each day at noon at the High Point Theatre, next to the Transportation Terminal. The series offers continuing education units (CEUs).

Sponsored this year by Lutron, all seminars in the Design Viewpoints Series are free to interior designers and retailers attending High Point Market. On tap for the series is an open discussion on pricing for design services, ideas to help bring a home to life, and tips to help turn your inspirations into compensation. A book-signing event will also be featured with Ronda Carman's new book "Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living" and Amanda Nisbet's book "Dazzling Design."

"Each market, we feature the topics and the people that everyone is talking about for the Design Viewpoints Series," said Cheminne Taylor-Smith, vice president of marketing for the High Point Market Authority. "This year is no exception as our stellar group of speakers addresses hot-button topics in the design world, like pricing and new business extensions."

Topics and speakers for the April Design Viewpoints Series include:

Sunday, April 21

"What Price is Right?"

A panel of principal designers from various companies throughout the U.S. and Canada will discuss new ideas that can aid in getting optimal dollars for the goods and services provided. The panel, led by Decor Mentor founder Lisa Ferguson, includes designers Jennifer Brouwer, Kati Curtis, Lisa Kahn and Elaine Williamson.

Monday, April 22

"The Devil in the Details"

All the Best founder and editor Ronda Carman leads a panel of renowned designers in a discussion of how they bring their design aesthetics into their own homes, and how designers can add details and touches that will give clients' homes individuality and flair. Panelists include Barry Dixon, Celerie Kimble, and Amanda Nisbet. Book signing to follow.

Tuesday, April 23

"From Inspiration to Compensation"

Besides designing for celebrity clients, Hollywood interior designers Jaime Rummerfield and Ron Woodson have branched out into their own online shop, a furniture line, showroom design for Stanley Furniture, and more. They will discuss how they did it, and how to turn inspiration into compensation.

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