Friday, August 18, 2017

Fall 17 Educational Events Announced!

Antiques Diva Early Bird Happy Hour Tour
Friday, October 13th, 4pm

You haven’t shopped High Point Antique & Design Center until you’ve done it Diva Style with Toma Clark Haines, CEO of the world’s largest antiques touring company The Antiques Diva & Co, which operates private buying tours in Europe, Asia and America.  An expert in Global Sourcing, The Antiques Diva takes you on a whirlwind tour teaching you the major antique periods and styles, giving hints and tips on identifying key characteristics and distinguishing period pieces from modern forgeries.  As she introduces you to her favorite dealers at the ADC she will share what's hot in antiques and what’s not - and how you can use this information to get the best prices on the best pieces.  Join this Tastemaker on an Early Bird Tour - but one word of warning… she wears stilettos, and she’s walks fast… so you better keep up.   No passport required. 

Sponsor of ADC Lecture Series and Recharge Lounge
What Every Designer Needs to Know: How To Up Your Marketing Game 
Saturday, October 14th,  2:00-3:00 pm

Traditional Home editor, Tori Mellott leads our panel of influencers in a candid discussion geared to help designers uplevel their marketing efforts. Join blogger, author, designer, and social media expert, Justina Blakeney, alongside author and stylist Anne Sage as they talk about their approach to scoring press, the importance of having great project photography, and practical tips on improving your social media game, especially Instagram. A don’t-miss discussion, even for the seasoned designer. This panel will help you stand out in a crowded marketplace while staying authentic to your design philosophy. Sponsored by Chairish


Viva La Vintage - Everything You Need To Know About On-Trend Vintage Finds
 Saturday, October 14th - 4:00 - 5:00 pm

As the demand for vintage furniture explodes, designers look to understand what styles, makers, and pieces are standout and client-worthy. Vintage experts, Chairish, share their analysis and insights on what’s selling, where, and why. The discussion will be lead by Noel Fahden, Chairish VP of Merchandising, and Marisa Marcantonio, Director of Trade Relations, who will discuss the results from Chairish’s newest trend report and designer survey. Designers interested in better understanding vintage style trends will want to attend this panel. Noel and Marisa’s info will help arm design pros with key information to help them source great vintage finds for their clients. Sponsored by Chairish


Love It Or Hate It - Hosted by Chairish at the ADC
Sunday, October 15th,  2:00-3:00 pm 

Join Domino Magazine Editor-in-Chief Jessica Romm Perez and Chairish’s Mugs Buckley as they lead a lively group of top interior designers, including Young Huh, Josh Greene of Hernandez Greene, Angie Hranowsky, Tharon Anderson, Sarah Bartholomew, and Julia Buckingham as we play a raucous round of Love It or Hate It. This spirited and irreverent game gives a spontaneous yay or nay on top design trends: sunburst mirrors, banana leaf wallpaper, gallery walls – are they in, out, or somewhere in between? We’ll have some laughs while listening to industry thought leaders dish and diss design. Don’t miss the hilarity. Sponsored by Chairish


Podcasts + Instagram Stories: How To Tell Your Design POV with James Swan & Mugs Buckley

Monday, October 16th, 2:00-3:00 pm  

Award-winning interior designer, author and renowned podcaster, James Swan and Chairish’s Mugs Buckley will share don’t-miss tips on how designers can share their story, design POV and experiences through podcasting and Instagram Stories. Learn how to get started, ways to create memorable content, how best to promote your content, and the pitfalls to avoid.  Sponsored by Chairish

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Between Markets these dealers never stop...

We love to keep up with our exhibitors and friends between shows so we checked in this summer at Atlanta Market to visit with quite a few of them that set up and sell there too. Unlike during High Point Market, it was great to be able to take the time to stop and chat instead of running around like a chicken with my head cut off. :) -Amanda
Mayfair Antiques  I loved this Library art.  Libraries used to have art collections that they would check out so that people that couldn't afford a real art collection could temporarily hang something beautiful in their home. What a wonderful idea.  Art for everybody! Who knew?!?!
McDonough Fine Art with her beautiful collection of antique prints and works on paper.
Sandy Luther Antiques & Architecturals with her signature gilty pleasures.
lots of sold tags in B Kelley Antiques space (per the usual:))

Gorgeousness from Delray and Associates
Sweet details at A. Vincent Antiques
Details Details at Delray & Associates
Great art and more at Matheson's Fine Art and Antiques
Loft Antiques, I would call classic with a bit of edginess. 
Kenny Ball Antiques beautiful blue and white dishes in a fabulous chinoiserie piece.
Gorgeous fragments from Maison de France Antiques
Trilogy Antiques (not our dealer but I loved his space!  Maybe he could be convinced to join us in the future. :))
Gillian Bryce shows in High Point at 214 Modern Vintage and we got to visit with her and Susie Quillin of MiNTY (an ADC dealer) since Susie was helping her out that day.  Love both of these ladies!
Sam at Lucky Fish Gallery helping a customer.
Craig Ringstad and Don Fields Antiques
In love with these intaglios on a pink background from A. Vincent Antiques
Old and Proud - Karen Berryman with her beautiful European delights.
Tusk Old World is always a show favorite.
LR Antiques surprises with this fun pop of yellow and red!
 Excited to welcome The Lamp Lady of Atlanta to the show this coming Fall!
Tracy Collins's Fortuny pillow collection had already been whittled down when I arrived.  Empty shelves and sold tags abound.
 We hope they all had a great show in Atlanta and we'll share more of our travels soon!  There is Brimfield and Vegas and more!

Monday, April 24, 2017

3 More Days of Antiques & Vintage at High Point Market
 If you haven't made it to The Antique & Design Center yet this Spring, you still have time! 
3 days to left of fabulous antiques, vintage and modern at High Point Market! 
Open until Wednesday, April 26th at 5pm!
316 W Commerce Ave
High Point, NC 27260

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Art & Antique Hunter - Exhibitor Spotlight

 Over the years Art and Antique Hunter, Mitra Kilburn has developed exclusive sources in Italy, France, Spain and Sweden.  These relationships enable her to provide her clients with a variety of remarkable, one of a kind pieces. Her collection is composed of hand picked fine arts, antiques, interior furnishings, and accessories from all over Europe, ranging from the 16th Century to Mid-Century Modern 20th Century.  
She welcomes interior designers, store owners and private collectors looking for pieces that will be reveled in by all, possessed by few, and acquired by those with truly exclusive taste.