SATURDAY, APRIL 14
Donny Osmond Meet and Greet
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Rizzy Home Showroom, Showplace 3515
Donny Osmond will be at the Rizzy space from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to celebrate the launch of his first collection of area rugs in partnership with Rizzy Home. The addition of machine-made and handmade rugs follows on the heels of Osmond's already successful top-of-bed and pillow line with Rizzy, and completes the brand's lifestyle look.
Design Tour with Justina Blakeney
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Loloi Showroom, IHFC, D-320
Loloi hosts a meet and greet and design tour with popular designer and author, Justina Blakeney. Preview her newest rug and pillow collections.
Candice Olson Talks Lighting
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Surya Showroom, Showplace 4100
Join celebrity interior designer Candice Olson for an illuminating discussion of how she expanded her successful design aesthetic into lighting and how to select the perfect lighting for design projects. Attendees will also get a peek at Olson's new lighting collection for Surya.
Connie Post Launch Party
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m, Rizzy Home Showroom, Showplace 3515
Retail strategist and designer Connie Post will be at the Rizzy showroom to meet and greet customers on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. The Connie Post by Rizzy Home rug line will debut with twelve hand-tufted and multi-dimensional wool rugs, emphasizing quality hand work, color and accessible price
Momeni Rebrand Launch Party
5:00 p.m., Momeni Showroom, IHFC, H-345
Momeni invites market shoppers to celebrate its new corporate identity and sophisticated new showroom designed in the new brand image.
Capsule Collections Launch Party - Hosted by Jaipur, Pollack and Zoe Bios Creative
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Jaipur Showroom, Showplace 3300
Join Jaipur Living in celebrating the launch of its Capsule collections. Meet the design team from world-renowned textile creator Pollack and fete the art-design collaboration of Zoe Bios Creative. Each has partnered with Jaipur Living to create truly inspirational pieces that relate back to their custom fabrics, one-of-a-kind art pieces, and unique vision. RSVP here.
NORWALK AND COMPANY C
Ribbon Cutting and Cocktail Reception
5:15 p.m., Norwalk and Company C Showroom, IHFC, M-108
Join Norwalk Furniture and Company C to celebrate their expand their partnership and new 10,700-square-foot space, IHFC M-108, becoming Company C's main showroom.
Orian Rugs launches Home by Jennifer Adams
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m, Orian Showroom, Showplace 3233
Join Orian in celebrating its new licensing partnership with designer Jennifer Adams. Music, Bites and Libations! Dusty Hundley and Jacob Earles from Nashville will be performing a live acoustic set loaded with classic rock, country, blues and pop.
SUNDAY, APRIL 15
The Guide to Area Rugs (0.1 CEU)
10:00 a.m., Surya Showroom, Showplace 4100
Experience a fascinating journey through thousands of years of area rug history from around the world. A comprehensive review of materials, fabrication and application practices will enable participants to provide the best rug recommendations for clients.
Textiles 102: Inside the Designers Studio (CEU Credit) - Hosted by Jaipur Living and Pollack
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Jaipur Showroom, Showplace 3300
Design Director Rachel Doriss of world-renowned textile creator Pollack presents a lively CEU presentation on the design process of creating functional yet beautiful textiles, from inspiration to final production. We share techniques for gathering and refining sources of inspiration, followed by the specific steps and methods used -- some traditional, others cutting-edge -- in developing a textile from start to finish. RSVP here.
PRESTIGE MILLS/STARK STUDIO RUGS
10:15 a.m., Prestige Mills/Stark Studio Rugs Showroom, Market Square, Suite 114
Lunch with Libby - Educational Seminar
12:30 p.m., Kas Rugs Showroom, IHFC, G-270
"Interior Design for Real Life -- Solutions that Boost Client Satisfaction" - Join Libby Langdon as she shares insights on embracing the personality of clients and consumers and creating stylish spaces that are truly livable. From the realities of living with kids and pets to entertaining (think red wine), your clients need homes that are not just beautiful but comfortable, functional and practical. In a fast-paced, informative presentation, Libby gives tactics to position your business messaging so potential clients know you can translate real life needs into chic home décor. A light lunch will be served.
Tea & Trends with Barclay Butera
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Nourison Showroom, IHFC, IH-101
Meet Barclay Butera and view his all-new rug collections. Then stay for a panel discussing trends.
How to Get Your Designs Featured by the Media Meet & Greet with Lighting & Decor and Jaipur Living
2:30 p..m.-4:00 p.m, Jaipur Showroom, Showplace 3300
Do you dream of seeing your designs featured in a magazine? Learn what a publication looks for in an editorial feature, how to pitch the team on your designs, what photo quality is needed, and more. This event will be followed by henna & cocktails. RSVP here.
Loloi Market Party
5:00 p.m., Loloi Showroom, IHFC D-320
Loloi hosts its annual spring market party with food and drinks.
6:00 p.m., Surya Showroom, Showplace 4100
Celebrate the season with an evening of fun, music and relaxation! Enjoy an open bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres, followed by music and dancing.
MONDAY, APRIL 16
eDesign: The Online Interior Design Movement
10:00 a.m., Surya Showroom, Showplace 4100
Join Rachel Moriarty and Dixie Willard of the popular Design+Style podcast for a panel discussion on the evolving business of eDesign. Get the inside scoop from interior designers who have increased their visibility and bottom line through virtual design. This event is presented by the Design Network.
Rugs 101 with Jaipur Rugs Director Yogesh Chaudhary and Jaipur Living Category Manager Mallory Appleton
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Jaipur Showroom, Showplace 3300
Monday, April 16, What makes a good rug? Director Yogesh Chaudhary of Jaipur Rugs, which elevates the work of 40,000 artisans and weavers across India, will speak to the art of a hand made rug. Category Manager Mallory Appleton will share information on our machine made and naturals collections. Which construction is right for which space? How do you care for each? How do you tell quality? RSVP here.
Meet & Greet with the designers from Portfolio by Nourison.
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Nourison Showroom, IHFC, IH-101
In the floor coverings category, area rug specialist Nourison Industries tapped the talents of well-known design stars to develop signature offerings for its new collection called Portfolio by Nourison. Featured interior designers include Shay Geyer, Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield, Scot Meacham Wood, Catherine and Justine Macfee, and Kim Scodro
Henna Happy Hour with lvy Mark's Founders
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Jaipur Showroom, Showplace 3300
Meet the ladybosses behind lvy, a fantastic tool for organizing your interior design project! Founders Alexandra Schinasi and Lee Rotenberg will speak to how to solve for workflow headaches and modernize your business. Mingle with them over henna and cocktails-becacuse all work and no play makes for a dull market!
TUESDAY, APRIL 17
STARK STUDIO RUGS
Morning Mimosas & Rugs with Ivy @ Stark Studio Rugs
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Stark Studio Showroom, Market Square, Suite 114
Senior vice president, Chad Stark, will give an intimate presentation to Ivy member designers on the launch of Stark Studio Rugs' latest collection, distributed at more accessible price points nationwide. Enjoy mimosas and beautiful rugs in great designer company at the brand's High Point showroom debut.
THE RUG SHOW AT HIGH POINT MARKET
Custom Rug Design with Obeetee (CEU course)
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Top Floor Suites at Market Square Lecture Room
Gretchen Auer, Obeetee sales manager, will present a CEU on custom rug design from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Registration required at: www.therugshow.com.
Fair Trade in the Design Industry - Panel Discussion (CEU)
Tuesday, April 17, 2:30 p.m.-3:30, Top Floor Suites at Market Square Lecture Room
This practical and inspirational discussion and presentation covers the 10 principles of fair trade and the triple bottom line of sustainability that includes financial, social and environmental, performance measures. Seven industry leaders will participate in this CEU panel discussion.