Alden Parkes today announced that it will host a free seminar series for designers co-sponsored by the International Market Centers (IMC) at the upcoming High Point Market, Oct. 13-17.
Introduced in spring of 2016, the valuable educational opportunity takes place in the Alden Parkes showroom located at 200 N. Hamilton, Suite 110.
“Building and strengthening our relationship with the design community has always been a primary focus for Alden Parkes, and we are proud to be able to bring expertise and creativity to share with our partners,” said Lynne McArdle, President of Alden Parkes.
Seminars in the showroom include:
Saturday, Oct. 13, 10-11 a.m.: Colors, Finishes and Forecasting: What’s in a Forecast & What You’ll Be Seeing Soon!
Join Kathy Andersson, Founder of Rendered Nest Home Staging & Redesign and former head of the Global Color & Design Center for Sherwin-Williams Industrial Coatings in Greensboro, NC, to take a deep dive into the process of forecasting while you view stunning visual examples of what tomorrow’s consumers will desire in their surroundings. 0.1 CEU
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2-3 p.m.: Is Niching Critical for Business?
Is having a niche design style or brand necessary for growing your business? Our ‘Showhouse in a Showroom’ panel of designers weighs the pros and cons. Join Billy Ceglia, Jeanne Chung, Kara Cox, Cynthia Ferguson, Shay Geyer, Kimberly Perron and AphroChic (Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason) for a fun and lively discussion. Moderated by Jane Dagmi, Editor-in-Chief of Designers Today. 0.1 CEU
Sunday, Oct. 14, 10-11 a.m.: Interior Planning: Taking Care of YOU So You Take Great Care of Your Clients!
Learn how to set boundaries, manage your calendar and personal time so you can increase your love of design, serve your clients better and reclaim your ‘Joy ROI’ with author and Brand Consultant, Kim Kuhteubl. Kuhteubl will sign copies of her book, "Branding + Interior Design: Visibility and Business Strategy for Interior Designers" following the seminar. 0.1 CEU
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2-3 p.m.: Replacements, Ltd. Presents: Eddie Ross, Mix Master
Create fearless looks that reflect your clients’ stories and styles. Join designer and House Beautiful contributing editor, Eddie Ross, as he reveals how to collect, restore and incorporate vintage finds to craft modern, nostalgia-grounded spaces that celebrate the past, present and future. 0.1 CEU
Monday, Oct. 15, 10-11 a.m.: Getting the Most Out of Your Photography Budget
How do you get magazine worthy, book worthy and stunning photography? This fascinating presentation gives you the best tricks of the trade from both sides of the camera, with Elle Decor A-List designer Grant K. Gibson and award-winning photographer Stephen Karlisch. Followed by a book signing for Gibson's new book, "The Curated Home." 0.1 CEU
The five sessions include refreshments, and designers are invited to relax in the Designers’ Lounge of the 16,000-square-foot Alden Parkes showroom at 200 N. Hamilton, Suite 110. Lunch is served daily. For more information visit www.aldenparkes.com.