It's a new year and time for marking up new calendars with trade-shows and market events happening in 2014! From trade-shows in Las Vegas to the largest interior design industry event - High Point Market in North Carolina, and even local events here in Phoenix, here are a list of a few events to save the date on - at least for the first half of 2014...


Mark your calendars: 2014 Spring High Point Market dates are April 5-10 - Online registration for market starts today - January 7. For more info, visit and follow on Twitter at #HPMKT for the latest updates.

Today and tomorrow is 1St FIND AT THE FARM - General admission begins at 1pm. Open till 8pm on Tuesday and Open on Wednesday from 9am-3pm.  Early buyer pass $35, general admission $10. There is even a dinner event this evening, January 7, with renowned interior designer and educator, Tobi Fairley. Additional info, including a map of vendor booths is available at: EVENT ADDRESS: 1226 Flippen Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281

Dallas Market Event is happening on January 17 - Today, you can catch a glimpse and Sneak peek at what the event will have to offer, along with check out all the wonder design industry Guest Speakers - at Hadley Court! A portion of the proceeds from the market event will go to Dwell with Dignity, a non profit striving to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design.

Sweet Salvage is excited to announce its January’s show, “For The Love Of Home” - happening Thursday January 16 thru Sunday January 19. January is a time to reconnect with our homes and Sweets wants to provide you with all of the amazing treasures you will need to do that.  Be one of five special guests to get in early to shop on opening day! Stay tuned to their Facebook page for the announcement of contest details! Sweet Salvage on 7th Ave Facebook

Altitude Design Summit is a conference for design-minded folks — bloggers, lifestyle sites and the companies that want to connect w/ them. Although the event in Salt Lake City has sold out this winter, you can still follow along during the event - January 22 - 25 on Twitter at the hashtag: #altsummit . Read more about the Altitude Summit, plus connect with them on their other Social media networks by visiting their site at: 

The 2014 Interior Design Society (IDS) National Conference will be The Power of #INNOVATION: Igniting the Path to Success, and is scheduled for January 22 - 25 in Las Vegas. Two of the Guest Speakers at the conference will include: Mark Brunetz - the Emmy® Award winning designer on Style Network’s Clean House, who will be discussing "Making Your Mark in the World of Design" , as well as bringing to light his Non-Profit organization that launched in showrooms this past summer called Design For A Difference - on Friday, January 24, from 9-10 am -- and Leslie Carothers of  The Kaleidoscope Partnership who will be discussing "Innovation in Social Media + Interior Design: Building Your Business Opportunities Collaboratively" on Saturday, January 25, from 1:30-3:30 pm. For additional information about the conference (and extended registry until Jan 10!), visit

A leading semi-annual trade-show for furniture, decor & gift industries, the Las Vegas Winter Market Event will be on Sunday January 26 thru Thursday January 30. World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex in Las Vegas and stands at more than 5 million square feet. The state-of-the-art campus showcases furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textile, mattress and related segments. Register by Friday, January 10th, to receive your badge in the mail. Among some of this years Guest Speakers will be the VP of Pantone, Laurie Pressman and LVMKT's First Look with Jamie Rummerfield plus book signings from Thom Filicia, Barclay Butera and Barbara Barry. Read about leading new-to-market brands you'll find at the market at and see more new product intros to the market on Pinterest here:

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A power-packed three days will take place in Las Vegas for this years Design & Construction Week - featuring not only the KBIS event, but BLOG TOUR VEGAS from Veronika Miller of Modenus. Hear what Veronika Miller has to say about Modenus #BlogTourVegas at this year's show and gain insight into cool Vegas design destinations with Marc Abelman, CFO and Director of Marketing for INSIDE STYLE, a full-service design firm located in Las Vegas - What the video here:

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is considered the world’s largest international tradeshow event dedicated to its industry. The show is owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), sponsored by Kitchen and Bath Business (K+BB) magazine, and produced by Nielsen Expositions. There will be a LIVE progressive chat from the KBIS2014 show floor - so whether you're right there in Vegas or at home, you can follow the #kbtribechat hashtag on Tuesday, February 4th at 1p.m. PST (3 p.m. CST, 4p.m. EST). Headed up by Stacy Garcia, founder of #KBTribeChat.

The Design Center of the Americas, in Dania Beach, Florida will be holding their annual Winter Market Events on February 5 & 6. Visit for additional information of guest speakers, seminars and times as it becomes available.

Modernism Week’s signature February Event is an annual celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture, art, fashion, and culture. This years exciting festival will take place Thursday, February 13 thru Sunday, February 23 in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. It features more than 100 events including the Modernism Show, home tours, films, lectures, double decker bus tours, parties, walking and bike tours, a pre-fab showcase, vintage fashion, live music events, a vintage travel trailer exhibition, plus a a Decorators Show House featuring Trina Turk, Lori Dennis and Jamie Rummerfield to name a few -  You can read about at the Decorator Show House Designers and details at Palm Beach Style. For additional information about tickets and tours, visit


The 2014 Design bloggers Conference shifts to the east coast this year and will be held in Atlanta, Georgia - Sunday March 2 thru Tuesday March 4th at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. Early registration ends on January 18, so there is still time to join and attend! One of my favorite designers will be a Guest Speaker this year - Candice Olson from HGTV's Divine Design. Addiotnal guest speakers will be Jeffrey Alan Marks is another guest speaker - a California-based interior designer and furniture designer who is best known for starring on Bravo TV’s hit show Million Dollar Decorators, Tobi Fairley, Susanna Salk, Jennifer Boles, Paloma Contreras, Andrew Joseph, Stacey Bewks, plus Kim Turner & Lisa Robison of Dwell With Dignity. Some of the topics to be covered will be:
  • Interior Design Trends in 2014
  • The Business of Blogging – Proven Methods For Maximizing Your Revenue
  • How to Build Your Business Through Inbound Marketing
  • Creating Inspirational Content – The Secrets of Professional Photographers
  • Building Your Brand: Grow Your Blog With Creative Video
  • What you Should Know About Search and Analytics
  • How to Build Traffic Through Facebook, Twitter, and Search
  •  21 Useful Tips to Build Your Business + Personal Brand via Blogs, Instagram, Pinterest, and Houzz 

Dwell With Dignity will not only be guest speaking at the conference, but they will also be unveiling their FIRST satelite home installation, outside their home base on dallas - in Atalnata. Charity sponsor peacock Alley will be hosting a celebratory party, also kicking off the Design bloggers Conference eve. For additional information about attending the Design Bloggers Conference in March, visit


New York City's largest luxury brand home design show is just a few months away. The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is March 20-23. This year's show includes numerous new brand exhibitors and select artisans to account for nearly 400 on-site exhibitors. Also at the show, will be DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, Dining by Design installation, as well as The New York Times Designer Lecture Series in the Jenn-Air Theater, and celebrity book signings in the Architectural Digest Library. So much happening! See last year's photo gallery for some of what you can expect. #ADHDS2014 EVENT LOCATION: Pier 94, 55th Street at 12th Avenue


Just a reminder - Spring High Point Market (mentioned above) is April 5 - 10.

Modern Phoenix Week is coming up on March 28 - April 6! The modern home tour date will be on Sunday April 6 - Tickets are typically available the first week of February (and sell out FAST!!) See more info at: Modern Phoenix -

Also happening in Arizona this April will be Spring Market Day at the Arizona Design Center, featuring keynote speaker designer Windsor Smith along with Century Furniture's Senior Merchandiser for Century Leisure, Eric Graham discussing Outdoor Living - plus a luncheon and showroom open house all day...

If you're in the New York area April 24 - 26, be sure to check out the Design On A Dime Charity Event - hosted by Housing Works - is a Non-Profit organization committed to ending the twin crises of AIDS and homelessness. Housing Works believes that all people have the right to a rich and empowering life. Housing Works raises money through donated goods at their 12 Housing Works Thrift shops locations in NYC/Brooklyn. Housing Works Thrift sells vintage and contemporary goods to fashionable bargain hunters. 100% of their proceeds fund their fight to end AIDS and homelessness (see Proceeds). Housing Works began in 1990. Housing Works Thrift launched in 1992. This year will be the 10th Anniversary of the Design On A Dime Event - which I'm sure will be HUGE! For more information, read my previous post - About Housing Works thrift & Design on A Dime, plus see the process NY Interior Design Patrick Hamilton executes for his installation at: Charity Causes: Get Vignette Set With Olioboard

At the Dallas Design District on April 10th, will be the Preview Party for the Thrift Studio Charity Event from Dwell With Dignity. What is Thrift Studio? Thrift Studio is a not-like-any-other-thrift-store THRIFT STORE. Thrift Studio is a bi-annual 30 day pop-up shop created to provide financial viability and fundraising for Dwell with Dignity through selling the overstock of donated, gently used furniture, housewares, accessories and high end designer finds to the public. All proceeds to benefit the future work, growth, organization and structure of Dwell with Dignity! You can contact Dwell With Dignity at 214-599-7974 to speak with them about donations or volunteering your design time to set up this Spring's Thrift Studio at the Dallas Design District - 1250 Slocum, Suite 280. For additional information, specific dates and shop hours, keep in touch with Dwell at


Save the date: May 7 - 9 for the 6th Annual Legends of La Cienega - This years theme: Novel Interiors: Story Telling By Design. Tastemakers and designers from around the world come together for this annual event. LEGENDS is a 3-day celebration of design in May bringing together tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, decor, art, fashion and architecture for receptions, keynote panel discussions, cocktail parties, exhibitions, book signings, personal appearances and fabulous window displays! Read more at La Cienega Design Quarter. Follow along in social media at #LEGENDS2014 #LCDQLA

Three times a year, Brimfield Massachusetts holds their annual Antique Show - not to be missed! It's so great, even Lara Spencer speaks out deals there before she heads back to her home on the west coast (after working the week at GMA!) The first Brimfield Antique Show of the year will be Tuesday May 13 thru Sunday May 18. For additional information on times, directions, vendors and accommodations in the area, visit

Later for Summer...

Be sure to attend the Las Vegas Summer Market, happening July 27 - 31!

 Interior Design Camp also to be happening during Las Vegas Summer Market at LV World Market Center - July 29 - 31.

There's a whole lot of events to experience this first half of the year - all over the USA! I'd LOVE to be able to attend all of them - and some are blessed to be able to join most - but flights from here in Phoenix can be pretty hefty. Living here in Phoenix, I will try to get tickets for the Home Tour on Phoenix Modern Week (last year it had sold out!!) and we're planning on taking a drive up to Las Vegas (my first time there!) at months end for the Las Vegas Market Event. I would LOVE to volunteer at the Design on a Dime Event (with Patrick Hamilton!) or even at a Thrift Studio in Dallas -- and I'd especially love to be able to attend the Spring High Point Market this April. Sadly, since the Design Bloggers Conference moved to Atlanta, I'll miss seeing Candice, but also people I met at last year conference (like Andrew, Tobi, Susanna, Kim and Lisa plus Leslie is going too!) 

Are you planning on heading to any events? 
Which events are you looking forward to attending? 

Hope to see you at some - Thanks for stopping by,


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