High Point Market Style Spotters Return to In-Person Programming

The High Point Market Style Spotters are gearing up for an active Fall Market, October 16-20, with the return of in-person programming and the celebration of the program’s tenth anniversary.

The full team of 2021 Style Spotters will be in High Point to act as the industry’s trend-setting guides, scouring the Market’s buildings and showrooms to highlight the top new styles this fall. They will begin early, spotting 25 favorite products each, then adding their selections to curated digital galleries on the Style Spotters hub page.

Their selections will go live mid-Market, but sneak peaks can usually be found on social media before then and tent cards will begin to appear alongside spotted product within showrooms as early as Friday, October 15. An advanced preview highlighting a few picks the team members are excited to see at Fall Market is available at www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/ss-fall-2021-preview.

Showrooms tours will be offered by the eight team members Saturday through Tuesday of Market. Rebranded as Hot Spot Tours, each Style Spotter will host a 60-minute tour through two of their favorite High Point showrooms. Advanced registration is required, as capacity is limited. Details and RSVP links are available at www.highpointmarket.org/events/hot-spot-tours.

The tour schedule is as follows:

Saturday, October 16
Departing from The Point at 9:30am

  • Keia McSwain – JDouglas and Global Views
  • Justin Shaulis – Cyrstorama and John-Richard

Sunday, October 17
Departing from The Point at 9:30am

  • Sara Malek Barney – CR Laine and Arteriors
  • Molly Kay Johns – Thibaut and Hinkley

Monday, October 18
Departing from The Point at 9:30am

  • Lauren Clement – Branch Home and Charleston Forge
  • Breegan Jane – Hooker Furniture and Phillips Collection

Tuesday, October 19
Departing from the IHFC Ballroom at 10:15am

  • Heather French – Codarus and Julian Chichester
  • Steve McKenzie – Oly and South + English

Style Spotters LIVE! reclaims its Tuesday morning slot on the Market event calendar, debuting the team’s product selection and featuring a lively discussion on the products, people, and showrooms that inspired the team during Market.

The breakfast event will also include the announcement of the 2022 Style Spotters before they take the reins in January. Additional details and an RSVP link are available for this attendee favorite at www.highpointmarket.org/events/ss-live.

Debuting in October 2011, the Style Spotters program has entertained, informed, and inspired for the past decade with its diverse array of industry voices, in-depth industry insights, and new product knowledge.

“My experience as a 2015 High Point Style Spotter was one of the highlights of my career,” commented Arianne Bellizaire, founder of Arianne Bellizaire Interiors, for the article.

“The camaraderie of the teams, the opportunity to build relationships within our profession and with exhibitors, as well as the sheer fun of finding and talking about the hottest products at Market, was exceptionally rewarding,” said Michelle Wiebe, 2013 Style Spotter, Style Spotter Emeritus from 2014-2018, and founder, president, and principal designer at Studio M Inc.

“Participating in Style Spotters was more rewarding than I could have imagined,” said Victoria Sanchez, 2020 Style Spotter and owner of Victoria at Home. “Although it was virtual due to COVID, it was just what we needed to connect with High Point and share our picks with all those who couldn’t make it!”

Led by Style Spotters Advisors Shay Geyer and Gary Inman, the program is sponsored by Crypton, Inc. and Studio Designer.

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