UPDATE: September 14, 2018

Designers can earn Continuing Education Unit credits as part of five seminars being held at the Alden Parkes showroom during the October High Point Market.

Co-sponsored by International Market Centers, the seminars are free and open to all designers, and each one equals 0.1 CEU credits.

  • ct. 13, 10-11 a.m. -“Colors Finishes and Forecasting: What’s in a Forecast & What You’ll Be Seeing Soon” presented by Kathy Andersson, founder of Rendered Nest Home Staging & Redesign and former head of the Global Color & Design Center for Sherwin-Williams Industrial Coatings in Greensboro.

  • Oct. 13, 2-3 p.m. – “Is Niching Critical For Business?” presented by a panel of designers that includes Billy Ceglia, Jeanne Chung, Kara Cox, Cynthia Ferguson, Shay Geyer, Kimberley Perron and AphroChic (Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason). Panel is moderated by Jane Dagmi, editor in chief, Designers Today.

  • Oct. 14, 10-11 a.m. “Interior Planning: Taking Care of You So You Can Take Great Care of Your Clients” - author and brand consultant Kim Kuhteubl will talk about how to set boundaries and manage your calendar and personal time to increase your love of design. A book signing will follow the presentation.

  • Oct. 14, 2-3 p.m. – Replacements Ltd. Presents: Eddie Ross, Mix Master. House Beautiful contributing editor Eddie Ross reveals how to collect, restore and incorporate vintage finds to craft modern, nostalgia-grounded spaces.

  • Oct. 15, 10-11 a.m. – “Getting the Most out of Your Photography Budget”  - Elle Décor designer Grant K. Gibson and photographer Stephen Karlisch present the best tricks of the trade from both sides of the camera. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Each of the sessions will include refreshments, and designers are also invited to relax in the Designer’s Lounge of the 16,000-square-foot Alden Parkes showroom at 200 N. Hamilton, Suite 110. Lunch is served daily.

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original publication date: August 06, 2018

Seven well-known design firms from across the U.S. and Canada will each lend their distinct point of view to the Alden Parkes showroom at the High Point Furniture Market when the company turns its showroom into a showhouse. The participating designers are: Billy Ceglia, Jeanne Chung of Cozy Stylish Chic, Kara Cox, Cynthia Ferguson, Shay Geyer of IBB Design, Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason of AphroChic, and Kimberly Perron of Resort at Home. They'll be designing rooms using Alden Parkes upholstery and casegoods, along with rugs from Capa Rugs, bedding from Eastern Accents, and tabletop product and accessories from Replacements Ltd.

Aphrochic's mood board for Alden Parkes' Showhouse in a Showroom

Aphrochic's mood board for Alden Parkes' Showhouse in a Showroom

“We love to shake things up, for our retailers and designers,” says Alden Parkes CEO, Lynne McArdle. “We wanted to showcase how our products and designs can work in many different rooms and styles, so we created a unique and exclusive event that will highlight each designer’s individual style. We’re big fans of the many stunning showhouses that are produced in the design community, and we thought this would be a fun and exciting way to transform our showroom for the fall market.”

Showhouse in a Showroom kicks off on Thursday Oct. 11 and runs till Wednesday, October 17. On Saturday, October 13th at 2 PM, I will be moderating a panel at Alden Parkes with these 8 designers, and the topic is niching your design biz.  Following the conversation, there will be a reception from 3 - 5 pm with all of  the designers will be on hand to guide us through their rooms. Mark your calendar!

Alden Parkes is located at 200 N. Hamilton, Suite 110. See you there!