Seminars and Suite Spot Tours slated for High Point Market

Seminar headliners include Bunny Williams, Candice Olson, Rachel Ashwell

High Point Market HIGH POINT, N.C. - International Market Centers (IMC) is expanding its exclusive series of design-oriented seminars and tours for the spring High Point Market, April 22-26, with a new seminar venue at 200 North Hamilton.

IMC’s popular Suite Spot tours are also on tap for spring, led by designers, bloggers and social media maestros. In addition, IMC has added its first Hamilton Highlights tour, a spin around the Hamilton Wrenn Design District with Kelli Lamb, managing editor of RUE Media, that will focus on favorite finds in 200, 320, and 330 North Hamilton.

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“This spring, IMC is adding even more to its educational offerings with nine seminars at its newest venue at 200 Hamilton, which is sponsored in partnership with Alden Parkes," said Karen Olson, SVP of marketing for IMC. "Most IMC seminars are free and accredited with those all-important CEUs.”

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The roster of exclusive seminars offered includes many from the world’s leading designers, with headliners such as Bunny Williams, Candice Olsen, Shabby Chic founder Rachel Ashwell, Courtney and Robert Novogratz (stars of HGTV's “Home by Novogratz” and Bravo's “9 by Design”), David Phoenix for Hickory Chair and Jeffrey Bilhuber for Henredon.

The full list of seminars and tours includes:

Friday, April 21, 2017
• 1-2 p.m.: Colormix 2017 Color Forecast, Nicole Ruffing, Sherwin Williams
• 4-5 p.m.: Photographing Your Beautiful Spaces: Hiring the Right Photographer, Bert Vanderveen

Saturday, April 22, 2017
• 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Master Class with Bunny Williams
• 1-2 p.m.: Turning a Creative Eye into a Successful Career: 10 Questions for David Phoenix
• 1-2 p.m.: 2017 Color, Material, and Surface Trends
• 3-4 p.m.: Influence of Fashion on the Interior Design Industry
• 3:30-4:30 p.m.: TrendWatch: Spring 2017
• 4-5 p.m.: Furniture Development: An Insider’s Look from Inspiration to Creation

Sunday, April 23, 2017
• 10-11 a.m.: How Rachel Ashwell created a lasting brand. Shabby Chic: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
• 11-12 p.m.: The Art of Wallcoverings: A Discussion with Candice Olson
• 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Giving your Home a Boutique Vibe with the Novogratz
• 1-2 p.m.: Inside the Designer’s Studio with Jeffrey Bilhuber
• 1-2 p.m.: Passion for Leather: Use Leather with Confidence in Your Design Projects
• 3:30-5:00pm: LifeStyle Journey of 2017 Trends with HGTV

Monday, April 24, 2017
• 9-10 a.m.: How to Grow Your Business with Self-Publishing
• 1-2 p.m.: Magnolia Magic with Weston Farms
• 3-4 p.m.: Captivate, A 2017 Color Forecast
• 4-5 p.m.: Design Freedom and Flexibility: Using Performance Fabrics for Your Design Projects

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
• 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: The Strength of an Effective Agreement
• 1-2 p.m.: Trends, Takeaways and Insights from spring High Point Market

Tours, Including Suite Spot Tours and the Hamilton Highlights Tour

Sat-Tues, April 22 - 25, 2017

1-2 p.m.: Suite Spot Tours: Let the Tastemakers Be Your Guides

Sat., April 22 – Courtney Alison, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Sun., April 23 – Gary Inman, 2-3 p.m.
Mon., April 24 – Lori Paranjape, 2-3 p.m.
Mon., April 24 – Kelli Lamb, 1-2:30 p.m. – Hamilton Highlights Tour
Tues., April 25 – Commander in Chic, 2-3 p.m.

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