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Show Recap

High Point Market Fall 2019 People and Parties - Part 1

The design stars aligned at the fall High Point Market and checks out the stellar cast of retailers shopping rug showrooms, and the designer parties and panels that drew them in.

By Carol Tisch
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The design stars aligned at the fall High Point Market, and checks out the stellar cast of retailers shopping rug showrooms, along with the designer parties and panels that draw them in.
In this two-part exclusive, covers rug companies Amer Rugs through Kalaty below. Don't miss Part 2 for companies Kaleen through Unique Loom.

Tara Headrick Amer Rugs, Ted Evans of Kenneth Mink Inc. Swedesboro, N.J., Raj Choudhary and Anupriya Choudhary of Amer in front of Amer's new Abstract collection in blended New Zealand wool and art silk yarns.
From left, Raj Choudhary and Mary Earhart of Amer Rugs review the hand-tufted Abstract collection with Elizabeth Scott, John Hanna and Jerri Woodle of J & K Home Furnishings in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 

Celebrating the ribbon cutting of the new American Cover Design showroom, from left to right, Jose Vargas, Paul Rose, Henry Rivas, Jean McCarthy and Angelica Falcon with IMC's Jennifer Rudisill and Kevin Malkiewicz.
Sophia Chen and Kelsey Vanderbeek of Beall's Outlet, Bradenton, Florida, flank Jean McCarthy of American Cover Design at the rug company's new showroom, IHFC G-263 during the fall 2019 High Point Market.

Eddie Simantob of Art Resources, based in Los Angeles, poses with Nurettin Bilgis in font of a sampling of the rug company's broad range of High Point offerings from traditional to transitional and contemporary.  

Francisco Ramirez with Pottery Barn shops the line Cameron Capel at the Capel Rugs showroom during High Point Market.
Capel's Jerry Noack and Cameron Capel flank Jeff Sperber with Huckleberry Finn in Albany, New York.

Brian McIntosh and Edward Cheikh of Houseworks in Indianapolis walk the line with Shashi Tiwari of Chandra who shows them the company's High Point launch of the Edition Series of designer rugs. Shown, designs by Susan Wintersteen
Vanessa Helmick of Fiore Interiors poses with Chandra's Ravi Tiwari in front a new rug from the Edition Series by designer Greg O'Neal.


Angela Case, Leanne Sargent and Stacey Headwell, all of Case Interior Design Group in Pickens, South Carolina, pose under the new Max Leopard hand-tufted wool rug with Christine Chapin, Company C's 'Colorful Living Officer'.
Steve Couri, right, shows David Pease of Toms Price Home in Bloomingdale, Illinois, the debuting Vibrata collection from the rug maker's Home Retreat line. Shown, the textural design 377/0275
Brian Vander Werf of Dalyn, Diana Harrison and Ashley Gissel of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Lakeland, Florida, and Dalyn's Heath Perkins are in front of dramatic and colorful abstract designs from the popular new Nebula collection.
Rob Rosenberg of Planned Furniture Promotions in Enfield, Connecticut, poses with John Feizy in front of the innovative Caprio collection, machine-woven of polyester and viscose in Turkey. 

Greg Jordt of HRI, Rod Bauder and Nancy Bauder of Asadorian Rugs & Interiors in Boca Raton, Florida, and Lee Harounian, HRI, in front of new Sunbrella indoor performance rugs launched at High Point Market.
David Grasse of HRI and designer Wesley Mancini in front of one of Mancini's HRI rugs in Sunbrella. "I'll be doing many more in this collection," Mancini said.

Teresa Roberts of Jaipur Living shows Sarah Mehling of Styled Spaces in Worthington, Ohio, the top selling Cirque collection's new Heaston design, power-loomed of shrink polyester and viscose, and available in sizes up to 10x14, including a runner.

From left, Jesse Murse and Lucy Murse with Rugs as Art, Sarasota, Florida,Teresa Roberts of Jaipur Living, and John Murse review Jaipur Living's introductions from the Unstring, Tattvam and Kaleida collections by designer Kavi.
Designers flocked to Jaipur Living's event headlined by designer LuAnn Nigara and sponsored by the Interior Design Society and Revel Woods. Pictured are panelist Lori Harris of Miya Interiors, John Dupra of Revel Woods, and panelists Laura Muller of Four Points Design Build in Canoga Park, California, with Elizabeth Scruggs of Superior Construction and Design in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Daniel Coulombe and Catherine Coulombe of CFF Furniture of Bath, Maine, pose with Tony Martin and Kami Navid of Jaunty in front of a top-selling Dublin collection introduction in the haze colorway.

John Mendez of Kalaty and Bob Fritz of Fritz Oriental Rugs in Raleigh, North Carolina, in front of a Titania collection rug (TT590).

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