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Mark Your Calendar: HPMKT Rug Events

TV celebrities, renowned designers and influencers are stopping by rug showrooms and HPMKT Keynote addresses for spring market and RugNews.com creates this handy High Point Market guide to rug events.

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portraits of tv celebs, designers and influencers hosting special events
Top row, from left, Becki Owens, Evette Ríos, Joanna Gaines, Tamara Day; bottom row, from left, Traci Connell, Robert & Cortney Novogratz, Sandra Funk, Stacy Garcia

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- For the spring edition of High Point Market, rug showrooms roll out the red carpet to host special events alongside TV celebrities, renowned designers and influencers, and to celebrate showroom relocations.

Below are the key events in area rug showrooms across campus, so mark your calendar.


Breezy Boozy Brunch Celebration
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Unique Loom | MS 190

Join Unique Loom to celebrate its new Market Square showroom with a ribbon cutting. Brunch and cocktails will be served. Live D.J. will also spin tracks.

IDS Panel: The Coaches Report
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Feizy | 309 N. Hamilton

Discover what top business coaches are seeing in the industry. Hear from Rick Campos (founder of Design Biz Survival Guide), award-winning designer Traci Connell; and Sandra Funk, House of Funk interior designer and adviser, as they share their insider strategies. RSVP and arrive early for lunch at noon.

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
2 p.m.-2:30 p,m.
Feizy | 309 N. Hamilton

Join Feizy to celebrate the official grand opening of its 309 N. Hamilton showroom with a ribbon cutting.

Opening Day Keynote: Designing a Business You Love
2 p.m.-3 p.m.
High Point Theatre

The Opening Day Keynote event for spring High Point Market features design stars Joanna Gaines, Amber Lewis, Jean Stoffer, Julia Marcum, Mara Miller, and Jesse Carrier, who will discuss their experiences in building a design-oriented brand with staying power. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Panelist Meet & Greet
Loloi | IHFC, 320
Following Opening Day Keynote

Join the panelists of the Opening Day Keynote, Joanna Gaines, Amber Lewis, Jean Stoffer, Julia Marcum, Mara Miller, and Jesse Carrier, all of whom have licensing programs with Loloi, in the Loloi showroom for a meet and greet event.

The Novogratz: Cocktails & Bites
4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Momeni | IHFC H-345

Robert and Cortney Novogratz will be hosting a cocktail party in the Momeni showroom celebrating their new area rug collections. Guests can preview the latest rugs, meet the celebrity couple, and toast with fabulous drinks. Light bites will be served.


Meet Jean Stoffer: Loloi Newest Collaborator
10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Loloi invites market attendees to stop by for a cup of coffee with its newest partner, Jean Stoffer, known and loved for her classic design.

Evette Rios: Home for All of our America Introduction & Q&A
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
LR Home | IHFC D531

Join designer and influencer Evette Rios for a special meet and greet, and casual Q&A entitled Home for All of our America. Rios will introduce her first licensed rugs by LR Home. Indian dishes and beer/wine will be served. Plus, earn tickets for LR Home's Mercedes giveaway.

Tamara Day Meet & Greet
1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Kaleen | Showplace 2345

Designer and TV celebrity Tamara Day, host of Bargain Mansions, stops by the Kaleen showroom to meet with market attendees and introduce them to her lineup of area rugs.

Designer Panel: Choosing the Best Pricing and Billing Structure for Your Firm
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Feizy | 309 N. Hamilton

Jane Dagmi leads a designer panel to discuss how to choose the best pricing and billing structure for your firm. RSVP here.

The Culture of Design
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Karastan | IHFC D-443

Join product and interior designers Stacy Garcia, IFDA, and David Santiago, IFDA, in conversation with Karastan's Tracy Pruitt as they explore the rich heritage and diversity of design and how each interprets that through the lens of modern aesthetics. Using stunning visuals these three design experts will talk about their stylistic influences, technology and innovation in the design space, and what the future holds for sustainability. Cocktails and light bites to follow.

Sunday Keynote: Ashley and Chad Stark
3 p.m.-4 p.m.

High Point Theatre

The third-generation owners of Stark Carpet, Chad Stark, CEO, and Ashley Stark, creative director, will speak about their experiences forging the future at a legacy brand while holding onto its venerable 85-year heritage. This talk will be moderated by Madeline O’Malley, Architectural Digest market director. Also the co-founders of Ashley Stark Home, they’ll discuss their path for growing new business—including Ashley’s star-powered social media influence, with over one million followers on Instagram— and how they prioritize creating world-class client experiences.

Mimosa Brunch with Stacy Garcia, IFDA
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
LR Home | IHFC D531

Stop by for a casual and fun chance to meet one of home fashions' hottest designers while enjoying mimosas and light bites. Stacy Garcia will discuss the expansion of her pillow assortment partnership with LR Home. Plus, earn tickets for LR Home's Mercedes giveaway.

Designer Panel: Presentation and Workflow Secrets to Close more Deals
1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Feizy | 309 N. Hamilton

In this panel discussion, hear about the benefits and drawbacks of different billing practices from industry experts in a panel led by DIxie Willard Mydoma. RSVP here.

Becki Owens x Surya Launch Party
4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Surya | Showplace

Enjoy signature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as Surya celebrates the latest additions to the Becki Owens x Surya collection. The SoCal designer and influencer will discuss her design aesthetic, inspiration and vision for the new rug collection, followed by a meet and greet with attendees.


LR Home Mercedes EQB Drawing
4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
LR Home | IHFC D531

LR Home's is rewarding retail partners with an opportunity to win an all-green Mercedes EQB all electric SUV in its showroom with a drawing to announce the winner at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Click here to learn how to enter and earn tickets. The company will also host a reception with beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres served from 4:30 p.m.- 7 p.m. 

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