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Alden Parkes Offers Designer CEU Seminars at Fall HP Market

High-end furniture manufacturer Alden Parkes is offering a seminar series co-sponsored by the International Market Centers (IMC) in the Hamilton Wrenn Design District during the Fall High Point Market, Oct. 13-17.

Referring to the opportunity to shop and earn CEU credits, Lynn McArdle, president of Alden Parkes said, “Building and strengthening our relationship with the design community has always been a primary focus for Alden Parkes, and we are proud to be able to bring expertise and creativity to share with our partners,”

Seminars in the Alden Parkes showroom include:

Saturday, Oct. 13, 10-11 a.m.: Colors, Finishes and Forecasting: What’s in a Forecast & What You’ll Be Seeing Soon!

Join Kathy Andersson, founder of Rendered Nest Home Staging & Redesign and former head of the Global Color & Design Center for Sherwin-Williams Industrial Coatings in Greensboro, to take a deep dive into the process of forecasting while you view stunning visual examples of what tomorrow’s consumers will desire in their surroundings. 0.1 CEU

Saturday, Oct. 13, 2-3 p.m.: Is Niching Critical for Business?

Is having a niche design style or brand necessary for growing your business? Our ‘Showhouse in a Showroom’ panel of designers weighs the pros and cons. Join Billy Ceglia, Jeanne Chung, Kara Cox, Cynthia Ferguson, Shay Geyer, Kimberly Perron, and AphroChic (Jeanine Hays & Bryan Mason) for a fun and lively discussion. Moderated by Jane Dagmi, Editor in Chief of Designers Today. 0.1 CEU

Sunday, Oct. 14, 10-11 a.m.: Interior Planning: Taking Care of YOU So You Take Great Care of Your Clients!

Learn how to set boundaries, manage your calendar and personal time so you can increase your love of design, serve your clients better and reclaim your ‘Joy ROI’ with Author and Brand Consultant, Kim Kuhteubl. Kim will sign copies of her book, Branding + Interior Design: Visibility and Business Strategy for Interior Designers following the seminar. 0.1 CEU

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2-3 p.m.: Replacements, Ltd. Presents: Eddie Ross, Mix Master 

Create fearless looks that reflect your clients’ stories and styles. Join designer and House Beautiful contributing editor, Eddie Ross, as he reveals how to collect, restore, and incorporate vintage finds to craft modern, nostalgia-grounded spaces that celebrate the past, present, and future. 0.1 CEU

Monday, Oct. 15, 10-11 a.m.: Getting the Most Out of Your Photography Budget

How do you get magazine worthy, book worthy, and stunning photography? This fascinating presentation gives you the best tricks of the trade from both sides of the camera, with Elle Decor A-List designer Grant K. Gibson and award-winning photographer Stephen Karlisch. Followed by a book signing for Grant Gibson's new book, The Curated Home! 0.1 CEU

The five sessions include refreshments, and designers are invited to relax in the Designers’ Lounge of the 16,000-square-foot Alden Parkes showroom at 200 N. Hamilton, Suite 110. Lunch is served daily.

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