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High Point, Show Events

Guide to High Point Market Rug Showroom Events

TV celebrities, acclaimed designers and influencers are visiting rug showrooms and attending High Point Market KEYNOTE addresses during the spring show. RugNews.com has crafted a convenient guide to top events at HPMKT.

RugNews.com Editors
4/13/2024
Portraits of designers
Top row, from left, Dann Foley, Evette Rios, Joanna Gaines, Aly Morford & Leigh Lincoln, Stacy Garcia, Sandra Funk, Thom Filicia, Sabrina Soto, Traci Connell, Becki Owens, Brigett Romanek, Parker Made.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- During the spring edition of High Point Market, rug showrooms extend a warm welcome, hosting special events alongside TV celebrities, acclaimed designers and influencers to celebrate showroom relocations.

Below are the key events in area rug showrooms across campus, plus two big designer Keynotes, so mark your calendar.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

Charting Your Next Steps: Successfully Expanding Your Design Business
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Feizy showroom 309 N. Hamilton
Hosted by Kelli Ellis, Eddie Maestri. Blair Moore, Lisa Shaffer and Kendall Wilkinson. Dive into the realm of expanding your design business beyond its current scope in this unmissable panel discussion. 

Three Live Painting Events with Global Views and Guest Stars
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Global Views, IHFC, D-213, D-220, Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)
Join Global Views in celebrating over a decade of our uniquely popular ceramic Hand Stool with three live painting events. 

Introducing Creative Accents x Parker Heath
10 a.m. -12 p.m.
Thayer Coggin showroom 230 South Road

Three Live Painting Events with Global Views and Guest Stars
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Global Views, IHFC, D-213, D-220, Shuttle Stop: 1 (Transportation Terminal)
Join Global Views in celebrating over a decade of our uniquely popular ceramic Hand Stool with three live painting events. 


Encore Keynote: Designing a Business that Endures
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
High Point Theatre (located in the Transportation Terminal)
A follow-up conversation from last spring's full-house event, featuring design stars Joanna Gaines, Amber Lewis, and Brigette Romanek. Moderated by Business of Home Podcast host Dennis Scully, the design stars will share their experiences in building a design-oriented business that endures in today's unpredictable world. Registration is required. 

Strategic Design and Merchandising: Creating Beautiful Spaces on a Budget

12 p.m. - 1:30p.m.
LR Home showroom IHFC D-531

Panel discussion with Design and Lifestyle Experts Evette Rios, Stacy Garcia, Antonio Deloatch and Noel Gatts that offers an opportunity to answer key questions about affordable design techniques for home and office. 

The Celebrity Factor: How to Get It, How to Show It, How to Sell It
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Feizy showroom 309 N. Hamilton
Moderated by Diane Falvey, Hosted by Dann Foley, Jennifer Farrell, Tamara Day and Thom Filicia. Talk with four well-known designers/TV personalities who have leveraged their celebrity status in the home furnishings industry.

Enjoy the Salt Life: Karastan Rugs Newest Collection Preview
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Karastan showroom IHFC D-443
Check out Karastan's latest additions to its Salt Life label and enjoy cocktails while browsing the line.

Create a "Vision Board" Tote Bag at LR Home
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
LR Home showroom IHFC D-531
Take a break from the market to enjoy cocktails with fellow designers while decorating your tote.

Profit Glow Up Workshop: Identifying Leaks and Leaves in Your Interior Design Business
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Feizy showroom 309 N. Hamilton
Hosted by Traci Connell of The Gloss. An interactive masterclass to help designers capture the revenue leaks in their firms and the leaves- where you are leaving money on the table.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

Meet & Greet with Loloi's Collaboration Partners
11 a.m-12 p.m.
Loloi showroom IHFC, D-320
A chance to meet Loloi's star collaboration partners including Brigette Romanek, Anna Bond, Jesse Carrier & Mara Miller, and Jean Stoffer. Find each partner throughout the Loloi showroom for open meet & greets with book signings for those with books.

Celebration of the Wonderful Career of Wanda Lanzi May
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
LR Home showroom IHFC D-531
Join LR Home for a special luncheon honoring Wanda Lanzi May, the company's long-time illustrious sales representative beloved by industry colleagues and LR Home co-workers.


The Value in Vendor Relationships
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Feizy showroom 309 N. Hamilton
Join Michael Bauer of Feizy Rugs, Marci Schneider of Angeline Guido Design, Tiffany Cassidy of Lagnappe Custom Interiors, and Kristi Nelson of KMNelson Design for an educational discussion moderated by Design Business Strategist and Coach Melissa Galt about the benefits of building and nurturing vendor relations.

Never Get Shopped Again: Design Sips Live with Sandra Funk
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Feizy showroom 309 N. Hamilton
Hosted by Sandra Funk. Experience Sandra's infamous YouTube show, Design Sips, where we'll sip on insert-your-drink-of-choice and discuss your burning questions live. 

Kalaty Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Evening Toasts
April 14-16
Kalaty showroom IHFC G-369
Kalaty celebrates 45 years in business and invites existing and potential customers to join them for cocktails Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to shop and mark the occasion. 


MONDAY, APRIL 15

Textile Tales: Elegance in Home Design
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
LR Home showroom IHFC D-531

Featuring Evette Rios, Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas, Christa O'Leary and Susie Novak. Immerse yourself in the captivating narrative of home design, while learning about today’s creative textile advancements.

Let R Home B Their Home - Industry Impact

3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
LR Home showroom IHFC D-531
Join LR Home for a time of networking and fellowship. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served, while you learn about LR Home’s giving and various philanthropic endeavors, each with the goal of improving health care in rural areas while breaking the cycle of poverty through continued education. 

Momeni and Pure Salt Cocktail Hour and Rug Debuts 
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Momeni showroom IHFC H-345
Momeni and Pure Salt's Aly Morford and Leigh Lincoln will host a special spring High Point Event and offer a tour of their rug program.

OW Grand Opening Party 
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Oriental Weavers showroom IHFC G276
OW will is celebrating a showroom renovation for its IHFC space with a Grand Opening Party during High Point Market.
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