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High Point Market Style Spotters Program Ushers in Second Decade with Expanded Team

The 2022 Style Spotters take the reins this month and will hold the title throughout the entire calendar year, applying their keen eye for emerging styles and captivating product stories to both 2022 markets.

1/5/2022
HIGH POINT, N.C.— The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) welcomes the 2022 class of its award-winning Style Spotters program. Sponsored by Crypton and Studio Designer, the program ushers in its second decade with an expanded team of ten.

The 2022 Style Spotters take the reins this month and will hold the title throughout the entire calendar year, applying their keen eye for emerging styles and captivating product stories to both 2022 Markets, April 2-6 and October 22-26.

The team roster includes:
— Kelly Collier-Clark (PA), Plot Twist Design
— Kelly Finley (CA), Joy Street Design
— Jacob Laws (MO), Jacob Laws Interior Design
— Jennifer Mabley (NY), Mabley Handler Interior Design (Austin Handler will represent Mabley Handler the second half of 2022)
— Rachel Mautner (FL), Rachel Mautner Interior Design
— Kurt Jacob Miller (IL), Jacob Lukas Design
— Monika Nessbach (NC), Designbar LLC
— Lucy Penfield (MN), Lucy Interior Design
— Jana Platina Phipps (NY), Home Couture Collective
— DuVäl Reynolds (VA), DuVäl Design, LLC

Style Spotters are charged with scouring the Market to find their favorite products and top trends, leaving behind a card on each item they “spot”. These finds are then posted to High Point Market product gallery boards and contribute to the biannual Style Report produced after each Market.

Beyond product spotting, the team will also share product insights during spring and fall Style Spotters LIVE! events and will host showrooms tours of favorite stops. Prior to each Market, they will additionally share their top product predictions via various digital and social channels.

“These ten industry leaders join a distinguished list of influencers who have shared their insights with the home furnishings industry through this program. Each year, we look forward to introducing new voices and a multitude of opportunities to share their unique styles and visions,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority.

Two mentors, known as Style Spotters Advisors, will provide guidance to the team, moderate the panel discussion during both Style Spotters LIVE! events, and write the introduction for each Style Report. Style Spotters alumni Shay Geyer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings and Gary Inman of Gary Inman Interior Design return for their fourth year in this role to guide the 2022 team.

More information about the Style Spotters program and the 2022 team can be found at www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/style-spotters.
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