Coming Up: Events You Won't Want to Miss

 Photo: A showroom at the spring 2018 High Point Market, by Michaela Satterfield.

Photo: A showroom at the spring 2018 High Point Market, by Michaela Satterfield.

The fall/winter market season is officially upon us! This weekend, James Décor is headed to the semiannual High Point Market in North Carolina. Known as the largest furnishings trade show in the world, the market will be held October 13-17 this year. There are around 75,000 attendees each spring and fall. Over 100 companies are represented in the whopping 11.5 million square feet of showroom area. The event is open to the industry only.

Check it out: http://highpointmarket.org/

Another event you’ll definitely want to check out is Design Miami in Florida. Preview day, December 4, is for invitees only, but the market is open to the public from December 5-9, 2018. Called the “global forum for design,” Design Miami features plenty of exhibitions, as well as seminars on design, art, fashion, and architecture.

Check it out: http://miami2018.designmiami.com/

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, AmericasMart is home to many year-round exhibitors. You’ll find even more showrooms open at the markets. The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market will take place January 8-15, 2019. It consists of 7 million square feet of showrooms. You’ll also find plenty of networking events and seminars.  

Check it out: https://www.americasmart.com/

 Photo: Rug showroom, by Michaela Satterfield.

Photo: Rug showroom, by Michaela Satterfield.

The Dallas Total Home and Gift Market in Texas comes next. Open from January 16-22, 2019, you’ll find a plethora of home décor and lighting, as well as accessories and gifts. Dallas is home to an interior design center year-round, which takes up over 200,000 square feet. The seasonal market here features even more showrooms to connect retailers and manufacturers.

Check it out: http://dallasmarketcenter.com/markets/

To wrap up this market season, you’ll definitely want to visit the Las Vegas Market January 27-31, 2019. This market is the primary home furnishings market in the West, and boasts of its relaxed “West Coast vibe.” There are over 4,000 exhibitors featured. The large bedding exhibit is especially notable. The Las Vegas Market is also known for being “focused on the customer experience.” The hospitality at this market is second to none.

Check it out: https://www.lasvegasmarket.com/

There’s nothing like strolling through endless showrooms of the newest furniture trends to get your design creativity flowing. It’s the best way to dive right into the world of interior design. These markets are events you won’t want to miss.

 

Michaela Satterfield

James Décor Intern

 

Sources:

https://www.stlmag.com/design/interior-design/the-best-design-and-furniture-markets-across-the-country/