Antique & Design Center Announces Education Series

Denise McGaha

Denise McGaha

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The Antique & Design Center at Market Square is once again staging its popular seminar and event series at the April High Point Market.

“Each season, buyers who shop the Antique & Design Center leave with incredible, one-of-a-kind finds, ideas and renewed creativity thanks to our ongoing lecture and event series,” said Karen Luisana, managing director of the Antique & Design Center. “Buyers and designers continually tell us that the time they spend learning with us is invaluable to their success.”

All of the seminars, which take place in the lecture space on the ground floor of Market Square, provide an opportunity to learn about a variety of topics at no charge to attendees. Reservations are not required, but Luisana “encourages everyone to arrive early for their favorite speakers, since the lecture space fills fast, and individual events often become standing-room-only affairs.”

This season’s educational series kicks off Saturday, April 5 at 9 a.m. with Kitchen Design Network founders Lori Gilder and Rebecca Reynolds and Kitchen Renovation Reality: One Kitchen at a Time. Design Tech Summit: Building a Bridge Between Design and Technology by Bringing the Hottest Tech Tools for Design Professionals Under One Roof follows at 1:30 p.m., with Katy Garrett, national sales director and chief executive of Connexionsoft, Inc., an all-in-one project management software tool for design professionals.

Designers in search of CEU credit should take note of Understanding Your Value as a Designer: Bigger Fees and Better Clients with Terri Taylor, ASID, IDS on Sunday morning, April 6, at 9:30 a.m. Attendees will earn one CEU credit. A light breakfast will be served.

Also on Sunday, Boomer Design is Big Business: How to Help Boomers Blend Their Past and Future Furniture Needs at 1:30 p.m., with Mitzi Beach, an award-winning interior designer.

On Monday, April 7 at 9:30 a.m., Don and Judi Larkin take the stage for It’s Never Too Late for Wallpaper: Historic Wallpaper Takes on a New Life, co-sponsored by Thibaut Wallpaper, Fabric and Fine Furniture. Home Décor Trends: The Year Ahead with Bill Indursky of Design Life Network follows at 1:30 p.m. Next up, Lisa Mende and Traci Zeller, both interior designers, bloggers and two-time High Point Market Style Spotters, present The Secrets to Building Your Brand through Social Media. At 4 p.m., interior designer Denise McGaha delivers Designing with a Deadline: Design Secrets for A Timeline Sensitive Project. WithIt (Women in the Home Industries Today) presents its Competitive Intelligence Panel at 6 p.m., featuring industry strategist and author Caroline Hipple, chief energy officer of HB2 Resources, along with Dixon Bartlett, Anita Pugh and Chris Matthies, co-authors of “A Pathway to Profit.”

On Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., Nancy Price and Douglas Scott take the stage for Designing With Antiques: Making Antiques Accessible for Any Client’s Budget. Gary Inman of Glave & Holmes Architecture presents Great Design Begins with a Great Story at 1:30 p.m. David Lindquist, owner of Whitehall Antiques and a noted antiques authenticator, appraiser, educator and author, presents An Introduction to Wood Identification at 2:45 p.m.

Toma Clark Haines, owner of Europe’s largest touring and buying service company, wraps the lecture series at 4 p.m. with Antiques Diva Style Guide.