The Decorologist Chosen for High Point Market 2017 Design Bloggers Tour

I’ve been sworn to secrecy since early August, but it’s finally been announced: I’ve been chosen to be a part of the Design Bloggers Tour for High Point Market this fall! I’m so excited and honored to be part of this fabulous group:

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, with 11.5 million square feet of showspace, 75,000 attendees, 2000+ exhibitors, and 100+ countries represented. Retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry can be found in High Point twice a year, because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist!

I am so excited about this opportunity, because I’m going to be getting all the inside scoop and back stage views to all the latest and greatest home design trends. While I’m no stranger to style spotting, I suppose now I’m a PROFESSIONAL one, haha! Besides perusing all the fabulous vendors, I’m also looking forward to some amazing speakers, like Ashley and India Hicks, members of a true design dynasty.

The line-up of the other ladies in the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour include:

– Cecillia Cannon, Home with Keki,
– Brittany Chinaglia, The Vintage Rug Shop,
– Deborah von Donop, dvd Design,
– Cheryl Kees Clendenon, In Detail Interiors,
– Courtney, French Country Cottage,
– Lori Dennis, Lori Dennis, Inc.,
– Jana Platina Phipps, Trim Queen,
– Ann Sage,
– Sarah Walker, The Curated House,

Just in case you are wondering, I’ll have the BIG REVEAL of the Meaningful Makeover project I’ve been telling you about in my next post. It was an amazing and exhausting week of work, but the outcome was all that we hoped for and more – I can’t wait to share it with you!

This fall’s High Point Market is Oct 14th through 18th. If you are going to market, make sure to look for me and come say hi!  I’d love to meet you there!

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34 thoughts on “The Decorologist Chosen for High Point Market 2017 Design Bloggers Tour

  1. Laurel Bern says:

    To Carolyn — Oh Gawd! Please tell me that you didn’t really just say that!?!?!?
    Highly inappropriate
    and absolutely NOT true!

    I’m so happy for you Kristie. It’s a lot of fun. I just wish that we were on the same tour! But it looks like a great group.

    xoxo ~ Laurel

    • Kristie Barnett says:

      Thank you, Laurel – I wish we were on the same tour, as well! In addition to the obvious, I’m actually really looking forward to the nice long drive to High Point. It is such a beautiful drive in the fall across Tennessee, through the Smokey Mtns, and across North Carolina.

      And thank you for what else you said, too. Sometimes people make me wonder why I bother to spend all the time and money I do keeping a blog running 8+ years 🙁

  2. Kate says:

    Wow, Kristie – CONGRATULATIONS! I can’t imagine that I’m more excited about this than you are, but I’m already looking forward to your insights as to what’s big this fall and how to translate it to everyday design. Whoo!

  3. Francie says:

    Congratulations, Kristie! Figuring out how to go to High Point is definitely on my bucket list. I’ve offered to be an assistant to some friends who go ?

  4. Deborah von Donop says:

    Hi Kristie,
    This is exciting. I am very much looking forward to learning new things and meeting wonderful designers who will be sharing their insights. I think this will be a great week together at High Point! This is a wonderful group.

  5. Beth L says:

    I’m with Laurel – anyone who has even written a newsletter knows the number of hours a blogger puts in. Not every blog has to take ten hours to write!!

    Congratulations, Kristie. I’m very happy for you!

  6. Cathy Smith says:

    Kristie, I hope you (and any others here who attend High Point Market) carve out time on Sunday morning to attend the WithIt Education Breakfast, which will feature Mark Badgley and James Mischka talking about how their couture fashion line aesthetic has translated into furniture design! Check it out and purchase tickets: You can email me with any questions. I know The Trim Queen, Jana Phipps, will be there as well- she’s a long term WithIt member and a featured speaker at our Student Mentoring Day on the 18th.

  7. Lisa Pacello says:

    Congratulations and well deserved! Very informative blog and being a psychology major, I can relate to your perspective. I go to the market twice a year and would love to run into you. It is such a fun event. wear comfortable shos as you will be walking walking walking……..I will look out for you!

  8. Susan Erwin says:

    I hear some jealousy going on in this thread? Congratulations, Kristie! I’m just a lighting designer (yikes! Did I just say that?!), but I learn something about the design industry every single time I read your blog! And it has helped me many times in my lighting business! Can’t wait to hear about your tour at High Point! P.S. I really need to start my blog, but just can’t seem to find enough time to do it? Any advice?

    • Kristie Barnett says:

      What do you mean, “just” a lighting designer? I’m sure that you, as a specialist in that area of design, have tons to share that would be helpful to many! As for starting a blog, it’s a great idea if you like to write – but it does take a lot of time if you plan to blog regularly. And it helps to develop a thick skin 😉

  9. Teresa Wright says:

    Congratulations Kristie – well deserved too!! Can’t wait to read all about it!

    And ditto Beth and Laurel – I appreciate all the time you give to education, inform and entertain us. I’m sorry some people take something so positive and try to put a negative spin on it.

  10. Davi Adams says:

    This is on my bucket list…and it sounds like it’s been on yours too. Have a wonderful time–and breathe!
    That’s what I would have to say to myself. I imagine the excitement and sheer magnitude of so much stuff could be overwhelming for regular folks…but not you. You will have a map and plan and fortunately, a wonderful blog for those of us who may never get to attend in person! Thank you for that.

    • Kristie Barnett says:

      Thank you, Davi – I will be relying highly on the Design Blogger Tour group to make sure I see everything I need to, that’s my main plan 😉 I hope to gather lots of good info and inspiration to share!

  11. kelly says:

    Congratulations Kristie!! So happy for you! I hope I can make it down this year and will definitely love to meet up with you again. My superstar friend! xoxo

  12. MaryCCfromCA says:

    Wishing you all the best. You have worked hard to get to here and don’t let anyone tarnish this opportunity. You most certainly should be proud ❤️……and do have fun at High Point !

  13. Barbara Trinh says:

    Congrats Kristie!!! I am just about 20 minutes from High Point! I know you are going to be incredibly busy but if you have any free time I would love to see you! 🙂

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