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Surya Offers Panels, CEUs for High Point Fall Market

Home accessories resource Surya has set this season’s event lineup for the upcoming High Point Market, which will include discussions with top editors from leading publications such as Interior Design Magazine, renowned author and interior design podcaster LuAnn Nigara, and accomplished designers David Santiago, Jill Erwin, Don Massenburg, Sandra Funk and Taylor Spellman to name just a few.

The events will take place in the Surya showroom located in Showplace, 4100.

Designer Panel Discussion: Trends: Timely + Timeless

Saturday, Oct. 19 | 1:30 p.m.

Trends change often. So, the question for designers is how do you communicate home design trends with your clients or potential clients and how do you implement them in your projects for timely – and timeless – appeal? Moderated by Diane Falvey, Editor in Chief of Furniture, Lighting and Decor Magazine with successful interior designer panelists, David Santiago, Jill Erwin, Marisa Wilson, Debbie Auer and Cheryl Luckett.

Surya Buyers Only Party

Sunday, Oct. 20 | 6:00-11:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Fall season with Surya and enjoy complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music.

IDS Member Luncheon and Showroom Tour

Sunday, Oct. 20 | 1:00 p.m.

Members of IDS are invited to join us for a lunch and a tour of the Surya Showroom with IDS Executive Director Jenny Cano.

Designer Panel Discussion: Confidence Sells

Sunday, Oct. 20 | 2:00 p.m.

IDS and MyDoma Studio presents an in depth discussion on how having both design confidence and self-confidence is a recipe for success. A panel discussion moderated by author and interior designer podcaster, LuAnn Nigara, with accomplished interior designers, Sandra Funk, Taylor Spellman and Lori Paranjape.

Designer Panel Discussion: Flat Fees and Packaging Your Design

Monday, Oct 21 | 10:00 a.m.

The business of design is changing rapidly, evolving along with the Internet of Things, the increased exposure of home renovating and design television programming and social media. This panel moderated by author and interior designer podcaster, LuAnn Nigara, will discuss how to evolve your fee structure and package your design to maximize your business potential with successful interior designers, Don Ricardo Massenburg Jr., Wendy Woloshchuk and Sara Brennan.

Presentation: Digital Disruption in the Design World

Monday, Oct. 21 | 2:00 p.m.

Today’s designers are constantly being fed new ways to find inspiration, new product information, and design tools. How do you navigate the digital waters with even more options on the horizon; from VR to AR, presented by Interior Design Magazine, Pam McNally: EVP, Digital, Sandow.

ASID Member Breakfast and Showroom Tour

Tuesday, Oct. 22 | 9:00 a.m.

Members of ASID are invited to join us for a breakfast and a tour of the Surya Showroom followed by a CEU presentation on The Guide to Area Rugs.

CEU Program: The Guide to Area Rugs (0.1 CEU)

Tuesday, Oct. 22 | 10:00 a.m.

This course will demonstrate materials, fabrication and application practices that will improve designers’ ability to provide informed rug style solutions for clients.

Surya will be serving daily breakfast, lunch, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the showroom. To RSVP go to

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