Mastering High Point Fall Market: Insider Tips for Interior Design Professionals

Tori Sikkema: AD Published Interior, Architectural, and Brand Photographer

Plan Your Visit in Advance

  • Ensure you have your credentials ahead of time. Trust me, you don’t want to wait on long lines to register there.
  • Research the event schedule and exhibitors to prioritize your time. Check out my event on October 16th at Universal’s Learning Center – LINK BELOW!
  • Identify specific vendors and showrooms you want to visit.
  • Schedule meetings with key contacts or suppliers ahead of time.

Stay Comfortable and Prepared

  • Wear comfortable shoes for long walks through the event.
  • Stay hydrated by carrying a refillable water bottle.
  • Keep snacks with you or explore showrooms that offer light refreshments.
  • Consider using a bag on wheels to carry marketing materials and freebies.

Stay Trend-Focused

  • Keep an eye on emerging design trends and product innovations.
  • Incorporate fresh ideas into your design concepts.
  • Stay ahead of the curve and offer your clients the latest in design.

Network Effectively

  • Attend networking events, seminars, and parties.
  • Connect with fellow designers, and suppliers.
  • Exchange contact information and follow up with meaningful connections.

Follow Up and Implement

  • After the event, follow up with the contacts you’ve made.
  • Discuss potential collaborations or partnerships.
  • Apply what you’ve learned and discovered at Fall Market to your upcoming design projects!

As you gear up for your adventure at High Point Fall Market, remember that this journey is not just about interior design—it’s a chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of creativity and innovation. These tips are more than just guidelines; they’re your secret weapon to make this experience unforgettable. So, slip into those comfy shoes, stay hydrated, and keep your eyes wide open for inspiration around every corner. Network, explore, and leave your mark as you embark on this thrilling design odyssey at High Point. Let your passion shine, and may this Market be your canvas for new ideas and boundless possibilities!


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