Designer Resources from Seven IMC Buildings to be Showcased
High Point, NC – March 18, 2022 – DesignOn HPMKT by IMC has tapped six top interior designers as “Market Pros,” to share favorite designer resources from International Market Centers (IMC) buildings during the April 2-6, 2022 High Point Market. The Market Pros will take over DesignOn HPMKT by IMC’s official Instagram account for six days, beginning on Friday, April 1.
“The Market Pros are the eyes and ears of IMC’s presence at High Point Market, uncovering the new products and special moments that make this market so important for designers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer. “By focusing the Market Pros on specific buildings, they will highlight the elements that make each of IMC’s design-focused buildings unique.”
New for Spring 2022, the Market Pros have been assigned selections of IMC’s 17 buildings to focus on during their takeover of the IMC High Point Instagram account @DesignOnHPMkt. The seven buildings the Market Pros will cover are Commerce & Design (C&D), Hamilton Place, Hamilton Wrenn, International Home Furnishing Center (IHFC), Market Square, Showplace and the Suites at Market Square (SAMS).
The Spring 2022 Market Pros are:
Lori Paranjape of Mrs. Paranjape Design + Interiors covering INTERHALL in the IHFC and Showplace on Friday, April 1. Mrs. Paranjape Design + Interiors is a luxury, full-service interior design firm with a reputation for excellence in customer experience. Lori Paranjape's eponymous firm started in 2008 and is based in Nashville, but her projects span North America with projects from coast to coast. Her enviable client list consists of young entrepreneurs, professional athletes and country music royalty. Paranjape’s design work is published frequently across print and digital platforms, design blogs and daily on her mouth-watering Instagram feed with nearly 100k followers. @mrsparanjape
Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas of Interiors by Design covering Suites at Market Square, Showplace and Market Square on Saturday, April 2. Dennese Guadalupe Rojas is the Principal Designer at Interiors by Design (IBD) in Silver Spring, MD. She brings over 20 years of experience to her residential and commercial design practice. Having grown up in the Virgin Islands, many of her designs reflect the warm earth tones and relaxed lifestyle of the Caribbean. Drawing inspiration from her travels, other talented designers, and her client's own passions, she aims to create spaces that feel luxurious, inviting and completely individual. Her work has been displayed in a number of show houses throughout the country. Her projects have been featured in the Washington Post, Home, Monarch Magazine and a number of other print and on-line design publications. She is an active member of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA), the Women Presidents’ Association (WPO) and the Black Artists & Designers Guild (BADG). She earned an A.A. Degree in Interior Design from Bauder College in Miami, FL. @interiorsbydesignllc
Andre’ Jordan Hilton of JORDANHILTON Interiors covering C&D, IHFC, Market Square and SAMS on Sunday, April 3. The astounding principal designer on the rise, Andre’ Jordan Hilton is well-known for his tailored curated style. Infusing each space he designs with heavy textures and quiet layers, he carefully marries each unique piece to the next, forming extraordinary fashionably elegant, bold and eclectic retreats. With his background studies in Architecture, Hilton possesses a bold and creative eye for exploring the unknown. His penchant for fashion is a priority when tailoring rooms to fit the bodies that dwell there. He believes being timeless is key when infusing fashion into his clients’ homes. Hilton was recently awarded as one of the TOP 20 African American Interior Designers in the country. He has worked as the design consultant for HGTV’s hit series “Flipping Virgins” helping the show transform numerous homes into show-stopping investments. As one of Atlanta’s leading designers, his impeccable style and flair bring a fresh energy to the world of design. Hilton is DesignOn HPMKT by IMC’s “Fresh to Follow Designer” this Spring Market. @andre_jordan_hilton
Christa O’Leary of Home in Harmony Designs covering C&D; IHFC and Market Square on Monday, April 4. Christa O’Leary is the founder and CEO of Home in Harmony Lifestyle in Hingham, Mass., a design firm specializing in spectacular interiors created to enhance not only a client’s home but also well-being in tandem. O’Leary’s designs inspire everyone to live a more stylish, harmonious and healthy life by creating a space and products that are both aesthetically pleasing as well as nurturing. It is through design, Feng shui, psychology and clean living that she is able to create inspiring and energizing surroundings and furnishings. Her book Home in Harmony is a best-seller in nine different countries, and she has been featured on CBS and NBC and in Elle Décor and Veranda Magazines. @christaoleary_reallife / @homeinharmonydesigns
Jay Jeffers of JayJeffers Inc. JayJeffers – THE STORE covering C&D and Showplace on Tuesday, April 5. Jay Jeffers is the founder of renowned design firm JayJeffers Inc. and retail storeJayJeffers – THE STORE in San Francisco and the owner and designer of The Madrona, a boutique hotel and restaurant opening in Healdsburg, CA, in April 2022. He has authored two books, Collected Cool and Be Bold, received numerous honors including being named to Elle Décor’s “A-list,” and is regularly featured in notable shelter magazines, national newspapers and show houses. Jeffers also has designed a fine line of architectural hardware for Accurate Lock & Hardware and three collections with Arteriors. @jayjeffers / @jayjeffers.thestore
Virginia Toledo-Hernandez of Toledo Geller covering Hamilton Wrenn & Hamilton Place, IHFC and Showplace on Wednesday, April 6. Virginia Toledo-Hernandez founded Toledo Geller Franklin Lakes, NJ, in 2006 after recognizing a need in the luxury residential market for a firm with specialized knowledge in both design and construction processes. Formally trained in interior design, she also gained invaluable experience working alongside her father, a general contractor, on construction sites. A native of Brooklyn, Toledo-Hernandez is a mother who loves historical fiction and entertaining in her 1920’s Craftsman style home, which she is constantly updating. Toledo Geller was founded over a decade ago and has been named to House Beautiful’s “Next Wave,” a finalist in Innovations in Interior Design as well as “Ones to Watch” and “Rising Stars” by multiple industry magazines and associations.@toledogeller
In addition to sharing their favorite market finds, the Market Pros also have provided High Point Market advice at IMCHighPointMarket.com/market-pros. Toledo-Hernandez shared, “Prepare, Prepare, Prepare! Visit the High Point Market website and plan your visit ahead of time. Plot out the vendors you must see and figure out where they are located and plan your day(s) so that you are making the most efficient use of your time. Also, have fun! There are so many fun events during market, so be sure to make time for that too!”
(Note: Headshots and Market Pros collateral are here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/i5rj5c1j3j92iu2/AADyUz2Cs1M7e6y9l5SxQWkCa?dl=0)
High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with more than 2,000 manufacturers in 11.5 million square feet of showroom and exhibit space in multiple buildings in downtown High Point, North Carolina. Each Market attracts tens of thousands of retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry. International Market Centers (IMC) owns 17 prime High Point Market showroom buildings, which contain 70 percent of the exhibitors, including the majority of the top 500 manufacturers. DesignOnHPMKT by IMC is the official voice for IMC’s High Point Market representing a wealth of industry knowledge and connections. Spring 2022 Market is scheduled for April 2-6, 2022. Registration for the Spring 2022 High Point Market is open now at HighPointMarket.org. For more information, visit www.imchighointmarket.com.
About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.