The five CEU-accredited workshops will be in the high-end furniture maker’s Seminar Room and Designers’ Lounge
Jacksonville, FL —Designers can learn about everything from future trends to profitable business practices in the comfortable seminar room and designers’ lounge at the Alden Parkes showroom in the South Court of 200 Hamilton during the Fall High Point Furniture Market, taking place October 13-17, 2017. The five workshops, cosponsored by the International Market Centers (IMC), are all continuing education unit (CEU) accredited.
“The design community has always been tremendously supportive of our vision of updated classics, fine materials, and finishes,” said Lynne McArdle, owner of Alden Parkes. “We are equally committed to helping and educating designers so they can grow their own businesses.”
The five workshop sessions include refreshments, and designers are invited to relax in their Designers’ Lounge, which opened last Market as part of Alden Parkes’ 16,000-square-foot showroom. Lunch is also served daily in their showroom.
For more information visit aldenparkes.com/hpmktseminars-fall-2017. Seminars in the Alden Parkes showroom will include:
- Saturday, October 14, at 10:00 am: Get Published: Insights from a Home & Design Editor. Getting your new interior design project published is easier than you think. Patricia Sheridan, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Home & Design editor, shares insider secrets on how to get your design projects in the pages of newspapers, magazines and syndicated nationwide. She will explain how editors choose projects, what imagery catches their eye, and how to pitch and follow up with an editor, leaving you with the tools you need to pitch your next project to an editor in your area. A question and answer segment with follow. 0.1 CEU
- Saturday, October 14, at 1:00 pm: The Best Decorating Trend Is Profitability. The interior design business is full of color, pattern, and beauty but too many designers aren’t paying attention to the most important part of their business: profitability. In this information-packed and lively talk, designer Billy Ceglia talks about how he turned things around by focusing on return on investment and profit margins as much as on fabrics and furnishings. Billy provides easy-to-follow tips for how designers can refocus their businesses for success. A question and answer segment will follow. Co-sponsored with IMC. 0.1 CEU
- Sunday, October 15, 10:00-11:00 am: Trends to Bank on for 2019. Michelle Lamb, Editorial Director for The Trend Curve™, reveals the color and design trends that will mean business for the next two years. Michelle will take you on an amazing journey with hundreds of images from her travels around the globe to show you the clues that inspired each of her style forecasts. Become a trend spotter before a trend goes mainstream and stay on the forefront of WHAT’S NEXT FOR TREND. Bring your trend questions! Michelle will answer them all. Co-sponsored with IMC. 0.1 CEU
- Monday, October 16, 10:00-11:00 am: Destination Design – A Perfect Paradise? Navigating the Waters of Designing Offshore Working on a design project in the Bahamas sounded like a dream come true for residential interior designer and confirmed beach addict Cynthia Ferguson. What could be better than working on a beach on the beautiful island of Eleuthera? Accepting a job outside of your city can be unbelievably exciting – the mix of travel, the chance to use a different color palette, the opportunity to do work outside of the box, and the chance to start sentences with, “I’m off to my job in the Bahamas!” What could go wrong? Join Cynthia and learn about the factors to consider when pitching jobs outside of your market, and trials and tribulations of tackling a job offshore without your support network and in a country that operates very differently than you what you are used to. A question and answer segment will follow. Co-sponsored with IMC. 0.1 CEU.
- Tuesday, October 17, 1:00 pm, 34 Years of Family, Friends and Creative Evolution – Tips from Vietri’s Founder! Join Susan Gravely, the founder of VIETRI, for an informative and interactive seminar about the beginning of VIETRI, the years of economic changes and how the company stayed on trend and maintained a solid and faithful customer base as it changed with new generations – always with friends and fun. A question and answer segment will follow. Co-sponsored IMC. 0.1 CEU
About Alden Parkes:
Known for their timeless designs and captivating details, Jacksonville, FL.-based furniture manufacturer, Alden Parkes, offers an extensive line of high-end home furnishings: whole home, upholstery, and occasional pieces made from premium materials, hand carved wood and USA-manufactured upholstery. Alden Parkes offers a broad spectrum of styles and shapes, ranging from formal traditional to classic modern and everything in between.
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