Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Antique & Design Center of High Point - Spring Lecture Series








Photos top to bottom... Rebecca Reynolds, Lori Gilder, Katy Garrett, Terri Taylor, Mitzi Beach, Don & Judi Larkin, Bill Indursky, Lisa Mende, Traci Zeller, Denise McGaha, Nancy Price, Douglas Scott, Gary Inman, David Lindquist, and Toma Clark Haines
 Saturday, April 5th

“Kitchen Renovation Reality – One Kitchen At A Time, with Kitchen Design Network”
Saturday, April 5th
9am-10:30am

What’s the “Real World of Kitchen Renovation” all about?
Join Kitchen Design Network Founders, Lori Gilder and Rebecca Reynolds Saturday, April 5th at 9:00 am for “coffee talk” while they share invaluable tips from their one-day Kitchen Renovation Workshop which begins right here at Market on Friday April 4th. So strap on your boots and come prepared to learn. The kitchen designers will pave the way for decorators and designers at any stage of their career looking to develop another revenue stream or to create a niche within kitchen design and renovation. “Where To Begin, How To Prepare and What To Expect” is adapted from their one-day workshop, which will be traveling to exclusive Miele Centers around the country.  Light breakfast will be served. Sponsored by Kitchen Design Network. www.kitchendesignnetwork.com RSVP recommended by March 28th, RSVP to: kitchendesignnetwork@gmail.com

"Design Tech Summit - Building a bridge between design & technology by bringing the hottest tech tools for design professionals under one roof."
Saturday, April 5th
1:30-2:45pm

Katy Garrett, National Sales Director/CEO of Connexionsoft, Inc. an all-in-one project management software tool for design professionals, will moderate this fast paced, informative panel discussion of tech leaders and innovators, where you will learn about the latest technology solutions for managing projects and project work flow, facilitating client communications, creating presentation/idea boards, creating online space planning visualizations and developing architectural specifications and renderings. Decide for yourself which technology options work best for your design business. https://www.facebook.com/designtechsummit
Gelato & Coffee will be served, Sponsored by Connexionsoft, Inc www.connexionsoftware.com 

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Sunday, April 6th

 “Understanding Your Value as a Designer: Bigger Fees and Better Clients" .1 CEU, with Terri Taylor, ASID, IDS
Sunday, April 6th
9:30-10:30am

It is more important than ever for designers to charge higher fees for their design services in order to be financially successful. This presentation will help designers focus on bringing their creative genius into their jobs, rather than simply selling and marking up product. Learn 30 ways to bring your value into your jobs, along with what clients need to hear to value your services. Discover how to develop confidence, enthusiasm, connection and emotion when talking about money, and get paid what you are worth. More at: www.designbizblueprint.com
A light breakfast will be served.  Sponsored by IDS Interior Design Society. http://www.interiordesignsociety.org/

“Boomer Design is Big Business - How to help Boomers blend their past and future furniture needs.”
Sunday, April 6th
1:30-2:30pm

Mitzi Beach (ASID, CAPS) is an award-winning Interior Designer, Author and Baby Boomer Marketing & Lifestyle Specialist. Mitzi, armed with 30+ years' experience and a masters degree in interior design—along with key industry certifications—is ready to do battle with the elephant in the room: the "Silver Tsunami" ready to hit the United States of America, as the enormous Baby Boomer generation has new needs due to aging.  www.mitzibeach.com Afterward Mitzi will be signing her book “Boomer Smarts Boomer Power”.  Gelato & Coffee will be served, Sponsored by Wesley Hall, www.wesleyhall.com

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Monday, April 7th

"It’s Never Too Late… For Wallpaper
Historic Wallpaper Takes on a New Life with Don & Judi Larkin and Thibaut"

Monday, April 7th
9:30-10:30am

Explore the colorful history of wallpaper from the early 1900s through the eyes of Don Larkin, a professional wallpaper installer for over 25 years. With information from the Thibaut and Pennypacker archives, Don explores historic hanging and manufacturing techniques, some of which are still used today. Judi Larkin, design decorating coach will show wallpaper from Thibaut’s Historic book collection. What is old is new again as many patterns are repurposed for new designs. Don’s interest in wallpaper has led him to find new and creative uses for it. He is known in the design industry for his problem solving ability and one-of-a-kind wallpapered floor cloths and wallpapered furniture. There will be a short demo of his techniques. Be inspired by Don’s creations… how will you use wallpaper in your next project? It’s never too late for wallpaper! “Never Too Late” book signing to follow. www.judi-donlarkin.com  Light breakfast will be served, Co-sponsored by Thibaut wallpaper, fabric & fine furniture. www.thibautdesign.com/

“Home Décor Trends – The Year Ahead with Bill Indursky of Design Life Network”
Monday, April 7th
1:30-2:30pm

Bill Indursky is an architect, trend expert, and digital entrepreneur. He is the former founder of V&M (Vintage & Modern (2006-2013)) and the current founder of Design Life Network (DLN).  DLN is a MAGAZINE + DESIGN AGENCY + MARKETPLACE + TV CHANNEL promoting inspiring design of all eras online and on TV.  DLN is home of the Design Obsessed (DO). Sponsored by Design Life Network www.designlifenetwork.com

"The Secrets to Building Your Brand through Social Media with Lisa Mende & Traci Zeller"
Monday, April 7th
2:45-3:45pm

 Lisa and Traci, both renowned Interior Designers, Bloggers and two time High Point Market StyleSpotters, share their secrets for leveraging social media into better projects, better press coverage and a vibrant brand presence both online and in real life. Sponsored by Lisa Mende Design & Traci Zeller Designs www.lisamendedesign.blogspot.com  www.tracizeller.com

“Designing with a Deadline – Design Secrets for A Timeline Sensitive Project with Denise McGaha”
Monday, April 7th
4-5pm

Denise McGaha, Interior Designer and Blogger and 2014 High Point Style Spotter will share her secrets to Designing with a Deadline using Vintage and Antique Finds. Denise McGaha delivers fashionable, diverse, and adventurous designs for clients who live on the fast-track; specializing in turn-key, concierge-level service delivered in 90 days or less. When experiencing a Denise McGaha interior you may never know how exciting the ride was that brought about that room. Sponsored by Denise McGaha Interiors and followed by Happy Hour. www.denisemcgaha.com

WithIt Competitive Inteligence
Monday, April 7th
6-8pm

WithIt (Women in the Home Industries Today) presents its Competitive Intelligence Panel, featuring industry strategist and author Caroline Hipple, chief energy officer of HB2 Resources, along with Dixon Bartlett, Anita Pugh and Chris Matthies co-authors of A Pathway to Profit, the new business book from Friesen Press. As part of this special event, the authors and long-time business partners will share their unique formula for both personal and organizational success, designed to help both individuals and organizations navigate difficult times. A book signing will follow.
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Tuesday, April 8th

"Designing with Antiques: Making Antiques Accessible for Any Client's Budget with Nancy Price & Douglas Scott"
Tuesday, April 8th
10:30-11:30am

Interior Designer, International Antiques Dealer, and Blogger Nancy Price joins forces with Douglas Scott, founder of The HighBoy, a new, curated marketplace for antiques and fine art, to explore how the most beautiful and personal interiors can be created by incorporating antiques regardless of a client's budget.  Sponsored by Nancy Price Home and The Highboy http://www.nancypriceinteriors.com/  www.thehighboy.com

“Great Design Begins with a Great Story - Gary Inman Principal, Director of Hotel and Home Design, Glave and Holmes Architecture.”
Tuesday, April 8th
1:30-2:30pm

This topic grows from the contextual approach that Gary Inman, and his team, used in developing designs for fine homes and luxury hotels. Every home owner has a personal journey that can be captured and shared in the design of their home. Similarly, every great hotel, particularly historic hotels, has a fascinating story that can be interpreted in the art and design elements to create a memorable visit. Every life is worth celebrating and design is one of the most powerful ways to achieve this goal.  Sponsored by Gary Inman, Glave and Holmes http://www.glaveandholmes.com/  

"An Introduction to Wood Identification with David Lindquist of Whitehall Antiques"
Tuesday, April 8th
2:45-3:45pm

David Lindquist, owner of Whitehall Antiques & noted antiques authenticator, appraiser, educator & author will share a short insightful method for wood identification.  No tools required--only your eyes and your brain!  Sponsored by Whitehall Antiques www.whitehallantiques.com

"Antiques Diva(R) Style Guide with Toma Clark Haines"
Tuesday, April 8th
4-5pm

Toma Clark Haines, owner of Europe's largest antiques touring and buying service company, takes you on a virtual tour of the major antique periods and styles to identify their key characteristics utilizing modern day metaphors and featuring inventory found at the Antique and Design Center in High Point.  No passport required.   Focusing on the antique trends in Europe- The Antiques Diva(R) is taking antiques out of the past and bringing them into the future of design.    
Followed by a Happy Hour Tour of the Antique and Design Center of High Point highlighting Topics covered in the talk.  Sponsored by The Antiques Diva & Co. www.antiquesdiva.com

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Social Events
“Happy Hour at The Antique & Design Center, Boiler Room Bar, with Live Musicby the Bad Raccoons and Whiskey Tastings by Troy & Sons”

Market Square Ground – Antique & Design Center
Daily Friday April 4th – Wednesday April 9th
4-7pm


“An Afternoon Pick-Me-Up with Gelato & Coffee at The Antique & Design Center”
Market Square Ground – Antique & Design Center Office Bar
Daily Friday, April 4th thru Wednesday, April 9th
Saturday Sponsored by Design Tech Summit
Sunday Sponsored by Wesley Hall
1-3pm