I have some exciting news to share with you… I’m hitting. the. road! Again. But instead of working up a sweat designing a hotel room in the Berkshires, I’m headed to North Carolina, where I’ll get to sit back, relax, and take in everything new and fabulous coming to the design world.
Wait, wait, wait — what are you talking about, Rydhima?
You’re right, let’s reel it in and start at the beginning…
Meet the Biggest Design Event in North America
The first thing to know is that High Point Market (HPM) is the biggest home industry show in North America. In the spring and fall every year, the town of High Point, North Carolina hosts tens of thousands of designers, vendors, and craftsmen. Over 180 buildings’ worth of showrooms and exhibitions open up, letting industry pros — like yours truly — test out new products, discover new innovations in home design, and witness the shifting trends of the industry.
My favorite part, in case you wanted to know… these exhibitions include designers from over 100 different countries! You know I love design that tells a story, and this event… well, it’s like thousands of stories coming together into one giant tapestry — the story of design and history in the making. Ahhhhh-mazing!
And I want to take you with me.
The Design Influencer’s Tour & Behind-the-Scenes Access
I am thrilled to share that I have been one of the 10 design influencers selected to go BEHIND-THE-SCENES at High Point!! Each market, the committee selects 10 of the “most popular and insightful” design bloggers (somebody pinch me) to go backstage into exclusive design showrooms and exhibitions… and share these sneak peeks with you, our loyal, fashion-fabulous readers!
So, what do you say? Are you down for this fabulous ride? 😉 If so, here’s what you need to know…
HPM Dates: October 16th-20th
How to Follow Along:
- Follow me on IG if you haven’t yet (who am I kidding, of course you have!)
- Tune in mid-October to my stories as I share behind-the-scenes peeks at what’s new and fabulous in the interior design world
- Keep an eye on my blog for post-market updates of my favorite finds + tips!
The Talented Designers on Tour
I am a firm believer that people in your life, including the ones you have to meet, impact your story, which is why I can’t wait to meet the other 9 talented designers joining the Design Influencers Tour! I don’t know them just yet, but I am confident they have beautiful stories to tell.
Feel free to check them out and follow their trip around the tour as well — I am sure we will all have different and exciting perspectives to share!
- Bari Ackerman
- Matt French
- Jewel Marlowe
- Samantha Regan
- Karen Wolf
- Elizabeth Elliott
- Dee Frazier
- Veronica Solomon
- Joy Williams
That’s it for now — stay tuned for more coming your way in October. It’s going to be so, so, soooooooo inspiring!