Tuesday, October 15, 2013

High Point Furniture Market - My Top 10 People to Follow!!


I promised to share the top 10 people you should follow to find out what's hot, what's trending, best finds, and fun events....you got it! Its is the Style Spotters!!!  I am lucky to be on this year's panel. This will be my third market as a High Point Furniture Market Style Spotter. Our team will be searching  High Point Market for the hottest trends we can find. Our picks will be posted on the High Point Market Style Spotter Pinterest board.  You will have a chance to pin and repin items. The Style Spotter with the most repins and likes at the end of the voting period will win a free trip to the April 2014 Market and the title of "October 2013 Style Spotter".  This year's team consists of " Style Spotter alumni." We have been around the block spotting styles so it will be a lot of fun to see what this team curates. 

Make sure to follow us on all our social media channels!  
Click Here for a Link to The Style Spotter Pinterest Board
where you can see each Style Spotter's Picks!  

Gretchen Aubuchon
Tobi Fairley
Lisa Ferguson
Shay Geyer
Janel Laban
Stacy Naquin
Michelle Weibe
Traci Zeller
Lisa Mende

How to Vote! 

 1) You must have a Pinterest Acct. (So sign up now!)
 2) Once The Style Spotters Pin items you can begin "re-pinning" & '"liking" them
 3) Each "pin" = 2 votes    Each "like" = 1 vote

I know I promised 10 people to follow and if you are counting
you know there are only 9 style spotters so who is the 10th person to
watch in High Point? 

It's Ellen Gefen owner of Gefen Productions  

Photo by Jerry Wolford

Ellen is responsible for marketing and sales for Gefen
Productions.  As a television Home Furnishings Reporter, Ellen has covered the International Home Furnishings Market for CBS MORNING NEWS and NBC'S WEEKEND TODAY, reporting styles and trends in the industry as well as offering tips for the consumer on smart furniture buying. 

Make sure to follow Ellen Gefen on twitter and Facebook.
If you are in High Point, tune into the Home Fashion Report.
It will air Oct 19th - 23rd on ABC WXLV-TV from 6:00am - 6:30am.  If you are not in the area you can catch the segments at www.thehome.com#HPMKT 

Join The Style Spotter Event on Tues, Oct 22nd at 9am
IHFC Green Wing 11th floor Ballroom A

Come for a complimentary breakfast, while a panel of High Point Market Style Spotters share their favorite looks and on-trend products found at the High Point Market. Moderated by the winner of the Spring Market, Fall Market Style Spotter Michelle Wiebe, panelists include fellow Style Spotters Lisa Ferguson, Stacy Naquin and Traci Zeller.  Sponsored by IMC High Point Market Authority, breakfast and seminar are free of charge but Reservations are required by emailing phairr@imcenters.com

It will be especially interesting for me to hear this panel discussion, since I just returned from Masion & Objet in Paris and London Design Week.  I enjoyed spotting new trends in Europe.  It will be interesting to see if I spot many of the same trends while at market in High Point or if the European trends haven't hit here yet.  There is one trend in particular that I will be looking for and I'll share that before I leave for market. 

Follow along & vote for your favorites


Sign up to follow Lisa Mende Design on the following social media channels during High Point Furniture Market.

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  1. How very exciting for you! At some point, I'm determined to make a trip out there myself. Until then, I'll look into following some of these ladies for ideas. Thanks for the heads up!

    1. Cool! I hope you do make it up to High Point and if you do you'd better let me know and meet up!

  2. Lisa, great stuff as always! You're a machine!

  3. Sad to miss you in Charlotte excited for all you are doing... Seriously... Sometimes I have to read your blog posts two or three times to catch all you are involved in !!!!ao happy for you!

    1. Sad to miss you too but you are in great hands and will have a stellar show!! I will be facebooking and tweeting about it closer to the weekend!

  4. Sad to miss you in Charlotte excited for all you are doing... Seriously... Sometimes I have to read your blog posts two or three times to catch all you are involved in !!!!ao happy for you!


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