nown throughout the home furnishings and lighting industries for his immense warmth and undeniable talent, Michael Bauer is sharing how he looks at all aspects of the business of design, his insights into supporting the national Interior Design Community, and what it’s like to celebrate his 1st Anniversary at his “dream job” as the Director of Trade Relations at International Rug Brand Feizy.
Austin Allen James is an artist, designer, poet, entrepreneur, educator, and father of two. Austin, or AAJ as some refer to him, will be sharing the inside scoop behind both his creative and design processes. Austin’s lifelong passion and love of color, words, phrases, and objects has led to his experimenting with paint and design to become a professional artist, poet, object designer, and trendsetter.
As a multifaceted business strategist, entrepreneur, and creative, Yudi Kaufman, founder and president of YKD Associates, is uniquely a left-and-right-brainer. With over a decade of experience successfully navigating the home furnishings and interior design industry from the inside out, he is announcing an exciting collaboration for High Point Market, with an informative talk on How to Grow Your Design Business. Yudi commented, “In these turbulent times, where the design industry’s landscape can change overnight, the need to focus on creative strategies and business growth has never been more pressing.”The collaborative talk titled, “Design Business Blueprint: Discover How to Strategize and Grow Your Design Business” will feature an exclusive one-to-one chat between Yudi Kaufman, Founder & President of YKD Associates and Business Development & Licensing Expert, and Courtney Porter, Editor in Chief of Decor News Now.
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Gabbeh: Soft, subtle, and soothing, that’s just some of the words that describe the welcoming aesthetic of the Gabbeh Collection. Filled with muted, neutral colors with blues, creams, and tans, this family of rugs provides a touch of primitive art with the windswept feel of coastal colors. Choose from multiple designs or pick one of each for multi-room placement that will instantly create a cohesive, polished look to any home. Each abstract and minimalist design, with subdued icons and layered coloring, is understated yet homey. Machine-made with a polyester pile and jute backing, each rug in the Gabbeh Collection is constructed to be shed-free and stain-resistant. That makes it both kid and pet-friendly, making it the perfect way to complement a bedroom, living room, or playroom. Bring home the Gabbeh Collection to turn any space into a relaxing and tranquil retreat.
Milano: Make a statement without saying a word. The Milano Collection delivers daring designs that look straight off an Italian fashion runway. Dramatic dual-toned black and white abstract and geometric patterns dominate this eclectic collection that’s perfect for the adventurous decorator who craves floor coloring that leaves a lasting impression. Get lost in the mesmerizing lines, splatter patterns, and mind-altering angles of these innovative and cutting-edge designs. Instantly give your home a modern update with multi-room placement easily thanks to the cohesive monochromatic look of these machine-made rugs. Featuring a combination of polyester and cotton pile with a cotton backing, each rug in this collection features a small fringe which creates a soft finishing touch to these highly modern pieces. With a shed-free and stain-resistant material, these high-end looks come in a worry-free construction.
Laguna: Tranquility awaits with the effortlessly elegant designs of the Laguna Collection. You can enjoy the best of both worlds with multiple designs and two distinct color patterns, one with light taupe and cream muted pairings and the other with dark color options in rich navy and teal. Mix and match or opt for a stylish monochromatic look. Either way multi-room placement is a breeze with a variety of complementary designs including abstract and geometric patterns, marble designs, and a classic solid border motif. Each rug in the Laguna Collection feels luxurious thanks to its medium pile construction. The Laguna Collection sounds like a day at the beach for a reason, its construction is manufactured to be shed-free and stain-resistant, making it low maintenance and user-friendly no matter what.