WEBINAR: Inside High Point Fall Market


This September, Dering Hall hosted a discussion involving some experienced High Point Market Authority (HPMA) superstars: 2017 Style Spotters Krista Nye Nicholas and Tami Ramsay (Partners and Principals of CLOTH & KIND),  2018 Style Spotter "Emeritus" Michelle Jennings Wiebe (President of Studio M and ASID Professional Member) and High Point’s Director of Marketing and Communications Ashley Grigg. In this webinar, they provide insights, offered suggestions and answered questions on all things High Point Fall Market.

The video, which can be viewed here, featured detailed information from each of our panelists:


As the Director of Marketing and Communications for HPMA, Ashley outlines the main parts of High Point and provides details on how to effectively navigate through Market. Here are some key takeaways from Ashley’s webinar discussion:

  1. Some fun facts about High Point:

  • The amount of showroom space at High Point is equal to 201 football fields

  • In an average Market, the transportation system takes over 150,000 trips throughout the 180 buildings over 13 city blocks

  • The construction that occurs in the IHFC building alone each year is equal to building 1200 single family homes


2. You can use the High Point website to:


3. View the webinar video to check out a special first look into the High Point Field Guide which breaks down Market into eight different neighborhoods, highlighting major buildings and a few fun spots.


4. The MyMarket tool allows you to customize your Market schedule, find exhibitors, select educational and social events, and save all of your selections to your personal itinerary. You can download the MyMarket App to your mobile devices – Available for iPhone & Android.


5. Connect with High Point:




As the High Point’s 2018 Style Spotter “Emeritus,” Michelle Jennings Wiebe provides a breakdown of new products and her top 5 tips for Market. Here are some key takeaways from Michelle:

1. New products for Fall Market from 5 of Michelle’s “Don’t Miss Showrooms”

  • Century Furniture – Tangiers Collection; Kintsugi – Cocktail & Side Table; Mirror & Credenza; Fractal – Console, Bench, Door Chest

  • Highland House Furniture – Smithson Sideboard & Atchison Slipper Chair

  • Bernhardt Interiors – Athena Cocktail Table & Nova Metal Chair

  • Selamat – Sydney Mod Pyramids Credenza

  • 214 Modern Vintage – This brand features a number of vintage items, one-of-a-kind antiques, art, furniture, jewelry and more


2. Pro Tip: If you’re an interior design or new to High Point, spend some time at Hamilton Wrenn.


3. Michelle’s Top 5 Tips for Market

  • Wear comfortable shoes

  • Plan your schedule ahead of time

  • Book hotels as early as possible or invest in an Airbnb as an alternative

  • Spend at least 2-3 days

  • Have fun



Krista Nye Nicholas and Tami Ramsay, Partners and principals of nationally recognized firm CLOTH & KIND, are High Point veterans and were selected as 2017 Style Spotters for High Point Market. Here are some key takeaways from Tami and Krista:

1. Top 5 Showrooms to Visit

  • Antique & Design Center AND 214 Modern Vintage – The Antique & Design Center is amongst the first stops for every leading designer and cutting edge retailer that visits Market. Also on the list (tied) is 214 Modern Vintage who are opening their NEW location this Market at 314 W. Russell Avenue. Pro Tip: Both of these places open early and those in-the-know arrive at market early to scoop up all the amazing one of a kind deals!

  • Hickory Chair Always a first stop for Krista & Tami as they can never ever wait to see what fresh and funky pieces Susan Hable, along with a stable of some of the most respected designers in the country, have dreamed up for this fully top notch 107 year old furniture company. Pro Tip: Make an appointment before heading over.

  • Visual Comfort Kelly Wearstler, Thomas O’Brien, Ralph Lauren, Aerin Lauder, Suzanne Kasler… need we say more? Visual Comfort, the original to-the-trade sister company to Circa Lighting is where you need to be shopping lighting for all of your projects.

  • Highland House Furniture Nothing says graceful quite like Highland House Furniture. It’s classic, but fresh. Timeless, but current. And having the likes of Barrie Benson and Randy and Courtney Tilinkski (aka Mr. and Mrs. Bungalow) designing capsule collections for them doesn’t hurt one bit!  

  • Cisco Brothers Off the beaten path, and well worth the trip! Cisco Brothers is a family owned company and is unequivocally known for building furniture that is healthy for people and healthy for the environment.  


2. Bonus Showrooms:


Call us at 336-869-1000


Stop by The Point: www.highpointmarket.org/the-point

Meet Our Panelists:

Krista Nye Nicholas and Tami Ramsay – CLOTH & KIND


Krista Nye Nicholas and Tami Ramsay are partners and principals of nationally recognized residential and commercial interior design firm, CLOTH & KIND. Their collective aesthetic is influenced by their experiences traveling the world, interactions with other cultures, and the simplicity of their daily lives. In addition to being selected as 2017 Style Spotters for High Point Market, their work has also been featured in notable publications such as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, Traditional Home and many more.


Michelle Jennings Wiebe – Studio M Interior Design

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Tampa-based interior designer, Michelle Jennings Wiebe, is certainly no stranger to High Point Market – journeying to both the Fall and Spring markets over the past several years. As a veteran of the design industry, she is known for her influential style, business acumen and industry knowledge. Reprising her title as 2018 Style Spotter “Emeritus,” she will be leading the team, providing guidance to all members, and writing introductions for each style report.  



Ashley Grigg – Director of Marketing and Communications

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As Director of Marketing and Communications for the High Point Market Authority, Ashley Grigg is responsible for overseeing and managing all marketing communications. Ashley began working at HPMA in 2013, and has continued to grow within the company thanks to her team-oriented attitude, strong work ethic and ability to implement innovative solutions when needed. As the point person for all things marketing and communications, she works closely with departments such as the HPMA ad agency and PR firm as well as industry partners, design publications and third-party media companies.

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina every six months.