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The DKOR design team had an amazing time at the fall 2019 High Point Furniture Market. There was definitely quite a lot to see! Just imagine: High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 exhibitors over 180 buildings. Between visiting different buildings, exploring countless booths and attending different events, our DKORistas had the opportunity to find new products and vendors, forecast upcoming trends, and create stronger connections with our favorite furniture and home decor brands.
Among all this fun, there was a special event for our Miami designers: The Style Spotters LIVE! breakfast where the season’s hottest styles were revealed by the Style Spotters team. After reviewing each designer’s favorite products and top trends spotted at the market, exciting news was shared: High Point Furniture Market announced the names of the home fashion leaders who will be part of the team for High Point Market 2020. Even more exciting was to hear the name of our head DKORista, Ivonne Ronderos, selected to be part of this distinctive group.
There are only nine designers across the country that receive this opportunity every year, so to be part of the 2020 Style Spotters Team is an honor for the entire DKOR team. We’re sure this will be a very interesting experience, as we absolutely love attending High Point Market and discovering all what this design show has to offer.
We really appreciate the opportunity, and we look forward to making it a way to share design inspiration around our community, particularly to those we are not able to attend this large design industry event.
Meet the High Point Market Style Spotters
And of course, we can’t wait for one of our favorite parts: the friends we’ll make along the way! Scroll down to get to know the rest of the 2020 Style Spotters team and style advisors :
- Rachel Cannon
- Nancy Fire
- Joanna Hawley-McBride
- Don Ricardo Massenburg
- Rachel Moriarty
- Victoria Sanchez
- Keita Turner
What Is a #HPMKT Style Spotter?
Are you wondering what the Style Spotters do? As home fashion pacesetters, they’ll showcase their favorite products and trends from High Point Market exhibitors via Pinterest, their Style Spotter Stories, the at-Market Style Spotters LIVE! event, Market Style Reports and various media interviews. The Style Spotters program was launched during the October 2011 Market.
How Does It Work?
Each Style Spotter serves for two Markets over a calendar year. The group tours High Point showrooms identifying the latest trends and when they source a treasure (their favorite products). Then, they present exhibitors with a sign that highlights the Style Spotter’s name and post their finds on special Pinterest Boards.
Style Spotters also host separate tours of their must-see Market showrooms. During 2019 Fall Market we had so much fun joining Courtney McLeod on her tour of the Regina-Andrew Design and Arteriors showrooms.
Be sure to follow along as Ivonne represents the DKOR team as a HPMKT Style Spotter during both of the 2020 markets. This means that we’ll return to High Point next spring and fall, so stay tuned for all of the updates and news coming soon to our social media channels and blog.
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