HIGH POINT, N.C. – September 22, 2023 – ANDMORE has selected eight design moguls as “Market Pros” to lead the journey through the best of ANDMORE’s permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits, with favorites showcased across all social platforms (@andmorehpmkt), during the October 14-18, 2023, High Point Market.
“The Fall 2023 Market Pros social takeover follows design visionaries through the buyer journey at High Point Market,” said Karen Olson, ANDMORE executive vice president, chief marketing officer. “Over the course of four days of market, these trailblazers and tastemakers will help us define the design zeitgeist one product at a time.”
The Fall 2023 Market Pros will cover ANDMORE destinations at High Point Market including: 129 S. Hamilton, Commerce & Design (C&D), Furniture Plaza, Hamilton Place, Hamilton Wrenn, International Home Furnishing Center (IHFC), Market Square, National Furniture Mart, Plaza Suites, Shoppe High Point, Showplace and the Suites at Market Square (SAMS).
The Fall 2023 Market Pros are:
- Jasmine Crockett of Joy Meets Home
- Lisa Davenport of LDD Interiors and Cashmere & Blue Jeans®
- Barry Goralnick of Goralnick Architecture Design Studio
- Laura Kirar of Laura Kirar Design
- Megan Molten of Megan Molten
- June Reese of House of June Interiors and BID Inc.
- Monika Nessbach of Designbar
- Jaime Zehner of JZ Interiors
Jasmine Crockett of Joy Meets Home. Jasmine Crockett is an Atlanta-based interior designer, content creator and founder of Joy Meets Home. Crockett got her start as a content creator in 2013 when she started a successful lifestyle blog. After documenting her own home design journey and getting inquiries from her followers to design their spaces, Crockett created Joy Meets Home – a go-to interior design resource offering an effortless way to shop and design a space. Her design style can be described as transitional, elevated and approachable. She has been featured in People Magazine’s Style Watch and Modern Luxury Interiorsmagazine, and has had partnerships with major brands like Target, Lowe's and Pottery Barn. Jasmine Crockett continues to create content on social media and runs Joy Meets Home, where she currently has over a dozen projects in various stages. @jasminescrockett / @joymeetshome
Lisa Davenport of LDD Interiors and Cashmere & Blue Jeans®. Lisa Davenport has been designing fine custom interiors and exteriors for 25 years. Her passion for design began during childhood through her mother's artistic talent and her father's mechanical ability. That path led her to become an interior designer and since then she’s spent decades crafting beautiful interiors that go beyond aesthetics, aiming to create an unforgettable experience for her clients. In 2016, she realized that the stories behind her designs felt incomplete without the inclusion of the makers, leading her to fall in love with the stories crafted by makers and American Craftsmanship. Throughout her career, Davenport’s work has been featured in prestigious publications such as Modern Farmhouse Style, Aspire, Flower, Luxury Pools, Florida Design, Design & Décor and New England Home. With a design style that can be best described as "Cashmere & Blue Jeans®," Davenport creates spaces that exude a sense of comfort and elegance. @lddinteriors / @cashmereandbluejeans
Barry Goralnick of Goralnick Architecture Design Studio. Barry Goralnick embarked on his design journey after graduating from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, honing his craft alongside luminaries like Wayne Berg and Robert A. M. Stern. He established his eponymous firm in the heart of New York City’s NOMAD where he seamlessly weaves architecture, interior design and bespoke creations into cohesive design narratives. Goralnick’s design prowess has garnered widespread acclaim, gracing the pages of prestigious publications such as Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, The New York Times and Vogue Italia. Notably featured in Rizzoli's best-selling book "Interior Design Master Class," Goralnick is celebrated for his fusion of classic, modern and luxurious aesthetics. For aspiring designers, Goralnick underscores the importance of business acumen, believing that a solid foundation in business enriches every facet of the design realm. With an illustrious portfolio and a commitment to excellence, Barry Goralnick continues to shape the world of design, leaving a lasting mark of sophistication, innovation and timeless elegance. @barry.goralnick
Laura Kirar of Laura Kirar Design. Laura Kirar is the founder & creative director of Laura Kirar Design (LKD). A globally acclaimed interior and product designer, sculptor and creative experience producer, Kirar's mission is to inspire artistic exploration and merge LKD's work with new talents and authentic design. While her career began as a sculptor, Kirar transitioned to crafting conceptual "art furniture," which later evolved into designing custom pieces and high-end interiors and envisioning licensed product collections for prestigious brands. Her portfolio spans luxurious residences, award-winning commercial spaces, restaurants, showrooms and her own published MESóN Hidalgo – Guesthouse Boutique in San Miguel de Allende. Her designs have been featured in esteemed publications such as Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Veranda, Luxe, Cottages & Gardens, W Magazine, The New York Times, New York Magazine and Time. Beyond her passion for design, Kirar finds inspiration in the natural world, embracing art in all its forms, and the human experience. @laurakirar
Megan Molten of Megan Molten. Megan Molten is a southeastern-based interior designer and product designer renowned for her “Lowcountry Luxe” design style that features airy, modern interiors with thoughtful colors drawn from coastal surroundings. Her namesake Charleston-based design studio, online shop and retail shop is a favorite among her local clientele and visitors alike. Molten’s product design work debuted in 2022 with Mitzi Lighting and continues to expand with new collaborations debuting in 2024. A true entrepreneurial force, she has grown her design team to over 20 employees, is a 40 under 40 award recipient by Charleston Business Journal, has over 100,000 devoted social media followers and has been recognized in top design publications across the United States including Southern Living, Domino, Charleston Magazine and Good Housekeeping. Outside of her day-to-day design businesses, Molten spearheaded the Charleston Design Network, a group that practices community over competition by helping connect designers across the Lowcountry. @meganmolten
June Reese of House of June Interiors and BID Inc. June Reese's design journey is a captivating tale of unexpected twists and fervent determination. Reese's design philosophy can be encapsulated in three words: bold, sophisticated and layered. Her distinctive style resonates through her creations, offering a harmonious blend of audaciousness, refinement and intricate detailing. Her work has graced the pages of renowned publications including Martha Stewart Living, Business of Home, Designers Today and Axios. June Reese also stands as the visionary behind “Iconic Home: Interiors, Advice and Stories from 50 Amazing Black Designers,” a compelling testament to her impact on the design landscape, published by Abrams in 2023. Among her illustrious portfolio, Reese holds a particular fondness for her upcoming remodeling project in Dallas. June Reese's journey is a symphony of creativity, determination and artistic flair with a sense of purpose that fuels her boundless creativity and leaves an indelible mark on the world of interior design. @junereese__ / @houseofjuneinteriors / @blackinteriordesignersinc
Monika Nessbach of Designbar. Monika Nessbach, the creative force behind Designbar in Charlotte, NC, defies conventions with her rebellious approach to design. Raised near Köln, Germany, she absorbed the essence of modern and postmodern design, forging her unique creative voice. With a background in international business and an insatiable thirst for a more daring existence, Nessbach delved into the world of commercial design, founding Designbar as a haven for audacity. Her self-described style is a combination of European Modern and Contemporary, with a funky edge that can be seen within her work. While she’s worked on countless incredible hospitality projects over the years, her favorite to date is the Eight Sushi and Asian Kitchen in Charlotte, NC. Nessbach’s work has been published in The Spruce, Southern Living, Designers Today, Business of Home, Home Accents Today and many more. @designbar
Jaime Zehner of JZ Interiors. Jaime Zehner is the founder and principal designer of JZ Interior Designs, a high-end residential design firm based in Southern California. With a desire to create beautiful spaces, she entered the industry in 2014, initially working for a new home builder while taking on various design side projects. Inspired by her California roots, Zehner’s aesthetic blends the fresh and natural beauty of the west coast with traditional touches that finish each space. Her work has been published in Rue Magazine, Jenni Kayne, My Domaine and The Haven List, and her design style can be described as elevated, collected and classic. Among her impressive portfolio, Zehner’s favorite project to date is the Newport Cottage. What began as a small project transformed into one that encompassed various design elements such as color, dark stains and custom intricate details, resulting in a larger-scale custom project that leaned into her client’s initial inspiration. When she’s not working on a project, Zehner thrives on adventure, and her favorite things include road trips up the California coast and traveling to new places that fuel her inspiration. @jzinteriordesigns
In addition to sharing handpicked, can’t-miss market finds, the Market Pros also share tips and industry insights for how best to prepare for success at High Point Market.
“Take the time to talk to the vendors you love and establish a relationship with them. This helps so much with questions down the line and how to work with trades,” Zehner offered. “I think our best takeaway has been grabbing a business card or company brochure in each showroom and taking a picture of the furniture or items we like with that card in it. There is nothing worse than finding an item you love and not remembering where it is from!”
Kirar added, “Have a shortlist and hit that first to take the pressure off. Then browse – you’ll see so much more without pressure and make new friends, too.”
For more market tips, visit ANDMOREHighPointMarket.com/market-pros.
Laura Kirar and Jaime Zehner lead the Instagram takeover on Saturday, October 14; Jasmine Crockett, Lisa Davenport and Megan Molten host on Sunday, October 15; Berry Goralnick and June Reese take over on Monday, October 16; and Monika Nessbach leads the finale on Tuesday, October 17.
(Note: Headshots and Market Pros collateral are here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/63lty6vyz22x0h2/AADoLFilUS7k0ZF4owXuPsxSa?dl=0)
High Point Market is the largest and longest running furnishings industry trade show in the world, featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point for the home. The twice-yearly Markets attract tens of thousands of domestic and international retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers, owns 17 buildings spanning 7 million square feet in the heart of the market district, housing both permanent showrooms and the market’s only temporary exhibit space. ANDMORE also presents a wide variety of educational, trend and networking opportunities featuring industry leaders and tastemakers. Fall 2023 Market is scheduled for October 14-18, 2023. For more information about events and exhibitors presented by ANDMORE at High Point Market, visit ANDMOREHighPointMarket.com.
About ANDMORE: ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers, is an omnichannel wholesale marketmaker that fuels opportunities for wholesale buyers and sellers to connect, grow and prosper through physical markets, design centers and digital channels. The company owns and operates more than 20 million square feet of premium event and showroom space, hosting live events in Atlanta, High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and New York City. By pairing face-to-face events with always-on digital tools, ANDMORE provides truly omnichannel business platforms for its global wholesale customer base. ANDMORE.com
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