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

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. 


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. 


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 Charlotte Lucas, 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. 


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.

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