Show Preview - April 2013

High Notes
By Wanda Jankowski

Highlights of debuting products, informative seminars and social events on tap during High Point Market, April 20 to 25, 2013

Marts and buildings scattered throughout High Point, NC, are fully prepped to welcome visitors during High Point Market from Saturday, April 20 through Thursday, April 25, 2013. Presented here is a sampling of new resources on display reflecting a variety of home fashions categories. (See “Color Underfoot” beginning on p. 18 for High Point rug introductions.) Following are highlights of social events to entertain and seminars to enlighten and enrich.

Social Events

“Stars Under the Stars” offers two nights of entertainment. On April 20, Market kicks off with Carolina Stars, featuring a tasting menu from North Carolina wineries paired with Southern cuisine, and accompanied by music from jazz fusion band Tizer.

On April 21, Motown 1960s-70s vocal group, The Temptations, dominates the stage with their showcase of timeless hits, such as “My Girl,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” and “Get Ready.” The event is sponsored by Surya.

Doors open for all events at 7 p.m. at Center Stage, located between the Transportation Terminal and Showplace, and The Temptations concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Food and drinks are provided to all Market attendees with a current Market pass and photo ID. (No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.)

TV star, cookbook author, magazine publisher and restaurant owner, Paula Deen, hosts and officiates over “Paula Deen’s Great Party Challenge!” on April 21, at 3 p.m. at the High Point Theatre. The event is sponsored by the High Point Market Authority with Universal Furniture, Inc.

Based on the Spring Market theme of “Inspiration,” five teams of local culinary students design and prepare edible centerpieces inspired by one of five family parties: a child’s birthday, graduation, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving or New Year’s Eve. Students have under an hour to assemble the centerpiece.

At the conclusion of the challenge, 50 buyers in the audience will have the opportunity to meet Deen. Everyone who attends receives a copy of the May issue of Cooking with Paula Deen.

Interiors Trends Seminar & Display

Trend forecasting organization, WGSN-Homebuildlife, and International Market Centers (IMC) bring market attendees a look at future-forward trends for the home furnishings industry with an opening day seminar and on-site displays. The Trendwatch seminar takes place on April 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the IHFC Ballroom.

The displays are located in the Suites at Market Square lobby, IHFC Green Lobby and the walkway between the IHFC and Showplace. They feature products provided by IMC exhibitors that showcase how the trends influence style and décor for home furnishings products.

Designer/Retailer Seminars

The High Point Market Authority and the Decor Mentor team present Elevate Your Business Mentorship sessions for interior designers and retailers. Founded by Lisa Ferguson, Decor Mentor is a curated team of interior design professionals, all with social media presence and at least 10 years’ experience each. Co-sponsored by 220 Elm, the seminars are free to Market attendees, but each seminar requires pre-registration.

Saturday, April 20, 3 to 5:30 p.m.: “Perfect Pitches & Presentations”
Eilersen showroom, #312 at 220 Elm. Lisa Ferguson, Kati Curtis and Jennifer Brouwer share their successful sales and presentation strategies and tools to attract and land interior design clients. Pre-registration for this session is required at

Sunday, April 21, 3 to 5:30 p.m.: “Perfect Paperwork”
Leif Petersen showroom, #328 at 220 Elm. Lisa Ferguson and Lisa Kahn share contracts, product worksheets, budget spreadsheets and paperless apps to help you improve your efficiency and bottom line. Pre-registration for this session is required at this address:

Monday, April 22, 3 to 5:30 p.m.: “Our Industry is Changing! Are You?”
Design 9 showroom, #311 at 220 Elm. Lisa Ferguson, Beth Dotolo, Carolina Gentry, and Elaine Williamson offer innovative strategies to navigate and thrive in new waters. Pre-registration required at
Each presentation is followed by roundtable clusters for peer collaborating. There is also the opportunity to connect for 15-minute, one-on-one mentoring sessions with one of the speakers.

Design Viewpoints Series

The High Point Market Authority, in association with the American Society of Interior Designers (, presents the Design Viewpoints Series, which takes place from April 21 to 23, starting each day at noon at the High Point Theatre. Sponsored by Lutron, Design Viewpoints Series seminars are free to interior designers and retailers attending High Point Market. Topics and speakers include:

Sunday, April 21: “What Price Is Right?”
How do you bill for your goods and services as an interior designer without overcharging or undercharging? A panel of principal designers discusses what they have found to be the best options. The panel, led by Lisa Ferguson, includes Jennifer Brouwer, Kati Curtis, Lisa Kahn and Elaine Williamson. (.1 CEU Credit)
Monday, April 22: “The Devil in the Details.”

All the Best founder and editor Ronda Carman leads a discussion of how the designer panel brings design aesthetics into their own homes, and how designers can add details to imbue clients’ homes individuality and flair. Panelists include Barry Dixon, Celerie Kimble, and Amanda Nisbet.

Book signings will follow the session for Carman’s Designers At Home: Personal Reflections On Stylish Living, and for Nisbet’s Dazzling Design. (.1 CEU Credit)

Tuesday, April 23: “From Inspiration to Compensation.”
Jaime Rummerfield and Ron Woodson, of Woodson & Rummerfield's House of Design, besides designing for celebrity clients, have branched out with their own online shop, a furniture line, authoring the book High Style, showroom design for Stanley Furniture, and more. They discuss how they did it and how you can turn your inspiration into ideas that bring you compensation. (.1 CEU Credit)

For more information on activities and companies exhibiting at High Point Market, visit

Libeco Home Woven with 100 percent Belgian linen, the Rosehill presents a large-print floral motif set off by the elegant ruffled edges of the sham and the pillowcase openings. The soft ivory background is intended to allow pairing with other solids and prints to create a variety of looks.
Design Accents The company offers an extensive range of pillows made from a variety of materials, including leather designs with printed, multi-colored, funberry, ombre and jeweled options designed by Shalini Kakar.
Woven Workz The machine washable, tumble dry, lightweight throw, Europa, is offered in three colors: camel (shown), cream and gray. Nautical inspiration is seen in its hand-knotted thick rope fringe.
C & F Enterprises, Inc. Constantine bedding is resplendent in rich earthy hues depicting an oversized Jacobean floral motif.
Peacock Alley Eloise features a printed watercolor floral design rendered in bright colors. Made with machine washable, 100 percent Egyptian cotton, the collection also includes duvets, shams and decorative pillows in a coral colorway.
Traditions Linens The Rebeka Collection is created to adorn the modern cabin, upscale country home or mountain retreat. The cotton/linen blend features a chenille texture, which remains a highlight when paired with simple yet fresh coordinates like the Renata sheeting shown.
Saro Trading The Eliza Pillow Collection includes the printed Pinwheel design. The 18- by 18-inch pillows are made with 100 percent cotton and are offered in apple, red and indigo.
Bedford Cottage The soft Valencia throw, offered in several colors, adds interest to its solid coloring with the dark-to-light ombre effect.
Nourison Mina Victory Home Accents are inspired by modern lifestyles and reflect a global design perspective. Most styles, including the whimsical poufs adorned with felt flowers shown, coordinate with Nourison’s signature handmade rugs.


• Bedford Cottage/Kennebunk Home,800-242-1537,
• C & F Enterprises, Inc., 888-889-9868,
• D’Kei Inc., 800-535-3534,
• Design Accents, 201-660-2446,
• High Point Market Authority,
• Libeco Home, 212-764-664,
• Nourison, 800-223-1110,
• Peacock Alley, 800-275-0784,
• Saro Trading Co., 800-662-7276,
• Traditions Linens, 518-851-3975,
• Woven Workz, 888-675-1000,

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