Photos courtesy LiLu Interiors
Among interior designers, High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina, is a pilgrimage not to be missed. The largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, the market fills more than 10 million square feet with approximately 2,000 exhibitors whose work is showcased throughout 180 buildings.
This year’s fall market takes places from October 19-23, with products including furniture, accessories, and textiles, as well as insights, events, and trend-watching throughout. Lisa Peck, ASID, principal designer and co-founder of LiLu Interiors in Minneapolis, will also be there, as usual. But this year she’ll be enjoying the market in an official capacity, as one of 10 designers from across the United States selected to participate in High Point Market’s Design Bloggers Tour.
From October 18-20, Peck will venture behind the scenes at High Point to report via blog posts and social media on market trends and new products. “I always leave High Point Market inspired,” she says. “The great thing about Design Bloggers Tour is that I will be sharing all the inspiration I find during behind-the-scenes tours and events with my followers on social media.”
During her three-day tour stint, Peck will craft blog posts for LiLu’s website, as well as share her insights on Instagram (watch for her real-time, behind-the-scenes stories), Twitter and Facebook. “When I can’t attend a market, I love following the hashtags on social media to see what other designers are finding most inspiring,” she says. To see what the designers Peck is touring with have to say, follow #DesignBloggersTour and #HPMKT.
Peck and LiLu Interiors are well known for their adventurous use of color and texture, and their ability to craft interiors that support and enhance their clients’ lifestyles and values. During her high-profile tour as one of the fall market’s bloggers, Peck says, “I plan to keep a sharp eye out for products that will resonate with our clients.” The range is huge, from sustainable products and easy maintenance to beautiful new patterns and colors, to vintage and antique finds, she adds. “High Point has the full gamut of resources for the industry, including wonderful presentations on everything from color trends to business practices.”