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Design Viewpoints Series Set For High Point Market

Thursday August 16th, 2012 - 10:04AM

The High Point Market Authority, in association with the American Society of Interior Designers, has set the schedule for its seminar series at the October High Point Market. The Design Viewpoints Series will take place October 14 to 16, starting each day at noon at the High Point Theatre, next to the Transportation Terminal.

The series offers up to .3 continuing education units. This Market’s series showcases an expert panel that will help designers find their inner network star, a presentation of exclusive consumer research from Houzz and a look at future influences on interior design by Charlotte Moss. Two of the presentations will also feature book signings, one for Nathan Turner’s new book, Nathan Turner’s American Style and one for Charlotte Moss’s latest book, A Visual Life: Scrapbooks, Collages, and Inspirations.

All seminars in the Design Viewpoints Series are free to interior designers and retailers attending High Point Market. No RSVP is required, and a boxed lunch will be first-come-first-served. Topics and speakers for the Design Viewpoints Series include:

Sunday, October 14: Lights, Camera, Action! A panel of interior design experts will reveal how they found their broadcast niche, and will provide tips to help make the most of local, national, and international media. Panelists include Nathan Turner, featured on the Today Show and Extra; Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis, co-founders of DesignCamp.com; and Shay Geyer, design expert for Good Morning Texas.

Monday, October 15: Exclusive Research: What Your Clients Want. Exclusive research from Houzz, an online source for home remodeling and design, will reveal insights into the changing behavior of consumers and how they work with interior designers. Liza Hausman, vp/marketing for Houzz, will examine results that show what home owners say are their favorite projects, how much they are willing to spend, the demographics for consumers who are ready to hire a designer, how new tools have changed the design process and more.

Tuesday, October 16: Outside Influences on Interior Design. Design icon and Wall Street Journal Magazine contributing editor Charlotte Moss will explore the top influences on interior design trends, from travel and fashion, to food and culture.