High Point Market Spring 2012 Recap!
The Pulp Design Studios girls are back from High Point Market and trying to absorb and pull together all the great info, vendors, and friends we picked up along the way! If you recall, we attended High Point as DecorMentor Market Ambassadors (also as Interior Designers, of course). But, I have to tell you… High Point far exceeded all of our expectations and was the most productive trade show we’ve been to in our entire careers!
Let’s recap our top reasons for attending so we can show you how High Point Market met & exceeded our expectations!
1. To spot the latest TRENDS so we can bring the latest & greatest to our clients.
We’ll share more on our favorite trend in the coming weeks on the DecorMentor site. Stay tuned! But, in the meantime, how hot is this brass peacock? [photo by PULP design studios at the Jonathan Adler Showroom]
2. Form lasting CONNECTIONS with other designers to build camaraderie.
The relationships we formed on a personal & professional level were quite possibly one of the best things about market. We all shared information about our business & the industry at the ELEVATE launch party. If you want to join in the give/get process of sharing & gaining industry knowledge for your business, sign up on the sidebar on DecorMentor’s site. Be the first to be a part when the ELEVATE site launches! [photo by Bruce Barone]
3. build face-to-face relationships with VENDORS for the best possible service.
Meeting some of our reps and talking terms with them were some of the best things we could have done. Better service & pricing for us, means our clients get to reap the benefits. [photo by PULP design studios at the Christopher Guy Showroom]
4. See new PRODUCT in person so we bring the best in quality back to our clients.
Seeing product in person is priceless for us since our clients trust us to bring them the best in quality! Showrooms in Dallas & Seattle are limited and to be able to inspect the quality is invaluable for us. [photo by PULP design studios at the Christopher Guy Showroom]
5. A one-stop-shop for SEMINARS to maintain our interior design certification requirements.
One of the best seminars, among many, was the Branded! panel with Debbie Green, Lisa Ferguson, & Tobi Fairley. Getting information you can use and apply is really incredible. [photo taken with iPad]
Attending High Point Market came with so many perks and opportunities (some that we can’t yet discuss – exciting!). But, here are some of the other bonuses we got while attending High Point Market…
1. The parties!
Where else can you be in the same room as Margaret Russell, Thomas O’Brien, Thom Filicia, Bunny Williams, and more? Rubbing elbows with some of the best in the industry was quite inspiring! [photo using instagram of Architectural Digest Party]
2. Queen for a Day!
I won the Queen for a Day service from GFW Shuttles & High Point Market, simply by watching their discovery video before market. Be sure to get on the High Point Market email list to be in the know about opportunities & news. You can also follow along on Twitter: @HPMarketNews. [photo by PULP design studios]
3. The Swag!
The best part!! Carolina and I were sent some amazing jewelry to wear at the ELEVATE party. Carolina is wearing a gorgeous Layla Grayce necklace that’s perfectly understated & I’m wearing a stunning piece by Nina Nguyen! We can’t thank them enough for sending our gorgeous necklaces! They have quickly become pieces in our daily wardrobe. See what the rest of the DecorMentor ladies were wearing on Jenn Brouwer’s blog. [photo by Bruce Barone]
So… I think it goes without saying… We’ll be back to High Point! I think you’ll see the benefits of what we’ve learned and found here on the blog and in our client projects!