Market Authority, ASID, Lutron offer designer seminars
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, April 21, 2013
HIGH POINT - The Design Viewpoint series here this week, hosted by the High Point Market Authority in association with the American Society of Interior Designers and sponsored by Lutron, is free for interior designers and retailers attending market.
They'll take place April 21-23 at noon each day in the High Point Theatre, next to the Transportation terminal.
Topics include an open discussion on pricing for design services, ideas to help bring a home to life, and tips to help turn your inspirations into compensation. A book signing event will also be featured with Ronda Carman's new book, "Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living," and Amanda Nisbet's book, "Dazzling Design."
"ASID is proud to once again join High Point Market in offering first-rate speakers on topics necessary to today's designers," added Heidi Salati, director of member programs at ASID.
Topics and speakers include:
Noon Sunday, April 21
What Price Is Right?
How do you bill for your goods and services as an interior designer without overcharging, or worse, undercharging? Designers struggle with that question as they work to balance their hard costs with payment for their intellectual property, creativity and most importantly, experience. A panel of principal designers will discuss what they have found to be the best options for their businesses, including new ideas that can aid you in getting optimal dollars for the goods and services you provide. The panel, led by Decor Mentor founder Lisa Ferguson, includes designers Jennifer Brouwer, Kati Curtis, Lisa Kahn and Elaine Williamson. 0.1 CEU credit
Noon Monday, April 22
The Devil in the Details
No one wants a cookie-cutter house, but rather a home full of personality and style. All the Best founder and editor Ronda Carman leads a panel of designers in a discussion of how they bring their design aesthetics into their homes, and how designers can add details and touches that will give clients' homes individuality and flair. Panelists include Barry Dixon, Celerie Kimble and Amanda Nisbet. Book signings will follow for Carman's "Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living" and Nisbet's "Dazzling Design." 0.1 CEU credit
Noon Tuesday, April 23
From Inspiration to Compensation
Hollywood interior designers Jaime Rummerfield and Ron Woodson of Woodson & Rummerfield's House of Design are known not only for their design viewpoint, but also for stepping out of the design box. Besides designing for celebrity clients, the duo has branched out into an online shop, a furniture line, their book "High Style," showroom design for Stanley Furniture and more. They will discuss how they did it, and how you can turn your inspiration into ideas that bring you compensation. 0.1 CEU credit.
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