Thursday, April 16

Follow Me through Highpoint from April 17 through the 23rd in Highpoint, North Carolina

When You Arrive at Highpoint for Spring Market, Plan To 
Hit the Ground Running...
photo via Nest by Tamara 
Fall 2014 Market with Lisa McMahon
April 18-23, 2015
In the throes of a busy Spring, I'm taking a few days to head down to Highpoint, NC for the 
Highpoint Furniture Spring Market.  
What is Highpoint?  
Just the largest furnishings trade show in the world with over 75,000 attendees each market, 180 buildings offering 11.5 million feet of showroom space and 2,000 exhibitors for both the April and October Market.  For those who attend they often refer to it as simply "Market".  I am sponsored again this season by Highpoint Market  to write about all of it here on the blog, and I will be assigned specific brands to focus much of my efforts. 
Check out a sampling of some of my favorite 
"to do" events at this Spring Market...
Highpoint is a whirlwind few days, an inundation of design, spotting new products, meeting with old and new friends, touring showrooms, learning more about the design business and more.  Come glimpse at where you'll find me, some of my favorite spots this Spring Market. 
Friday, April 17
lunch and tour at French Heritage
I love the gourmet lunch created by Le Cordon Bleu trained chef served at the French Heritage showroom. The friendly staff gives a thorough tour of the showroom, then a traditional French lunch!
3-7 pm
Happy Hour at Market Square Salon,
1638 English Road, take the Go Anywhere Shuttle!
M-7044 bus stop 4, red/green line
They offer whiskey tastings, nibbles and live music at the Antique & Design Center on the ground Mezzanine of Historic Market Square.
 24 designer teams are decorating rooms at this historic home, and I won't miss it! Traditional Home magazine and the R.B. Terry Foundation collaborated on this Showhouse - a circa 1912 Tudor Revival home.  the theme is "From High Point to the World" with each designer tapping into the rich history of High Point. 
200 West Farriss Avenue, Highpoint, NC 27262.  After the gala the Showhouse hours are 
Saturday, April 18th - Sunday, April 28th
Friday, May 1-Sunday, May 3
11:00 am - 6:00 pm daily
Saturday, April 18
10:30-11:20 am
Clinton Smith, EIC Veranda magazine
and interior designer Windsor Smith's
 "Rooms that Do More for 
Today's Rising Demands on Space" 
at Suites at Market Square's Seminar room, 1st floor
bus stop, 14 red/green line
photo via Justin Shaulis
1:30-2:15 pm
gallery hopping with renowned architect and designer Justin Shaulis
Antique & Design Center, Market Square
ground & Mezzanine, bus stop 28 red line.
Justin will discuss the importance of great art in design sharing sources and showing his expertise.
photo via Nest by TamaraFromental fabrics
3:00-5:00 pm
high tea with Fromental 
at Currey & Company, IHFC main floor
1 M110 bus stop 1
Currey & Company will welcome Fromental's Director of U.S. Operations Melissa Mittag  for an Open House to preview Fromental's latest exquisite wallcoverings and fabrics. 
With Toma and Friends at the Paris Flea
4:00-4:45 pm
Antiques Diva happy hour tour of the
Antiques & Design Center
at Market Square Antique & Design Center
Ground & Mezzanine
bustop, 28 red line
Toma Clark Haines, owner of European's largest antiques touring and buying service will take us on a tour of the major antique periods and styles.  
Sunday, April 19
Withit Breakfast with Kelly Wearstler
IHFC, green wing, 11th floor
international ballroom A
Withit and EJ Victor come together to host a breakfast for author, blogger, fashion plate and 
and branding genius Wearstler
4-6 pm
Virtual tour of trim with 
Trim Queen, Jana Platina Phipps
join Robert Allen and Jana Platina Phipps for a tour of the evolution of passamenterie the "jewelry of the room"  Leave with an insider's view of the history and trends. 
Monday, April 20th
12:30-2:00 pm
Lunch With Libby Langdon
at the Braxton Culler Showroom
310 S. Elm Street in Highpoint
Spending lunch with the talented Libby Langdon where she will share her design tips sounds like a fabulous afternoon.
Tuesday, April 21
9:00 am
some of my favorite designers (and some good friends too) are  Style Spotters this year, and they'll all come together for Style spotter VIP LIVE then Tours, led by individual spotters. rsvp
Michelle Jennings Wiebe, Studio M
Arianne Bellizaire, Inspired to Style
Kati Curtis, Kati Curtis Design
Beth DotoloPulp Design Studios
Lori Gilder, Interior Makeovers Inc. 

Patti Johnson, Patti Johnson Interiors

Courtney Lake, Monogram Décor

Jonathan Legate, Jonathan Legate
Leslie Hendrix Wood, Hadley Court

Top brands I hope to connect with, make press appointments and cover on the blog:
Amerian Leather
Ambella Home
Bernhardt Furniture
Taylor Burke Home
Noir Home
& more... for more details
and also this swanky full schedule published by the Editor At Large, and you can even print it out and take it on the road with you. I hope to see you at Highpoint and find me on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook using hashtag #HPMKT

Happy Nesting
XO Tamara