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High Point, NC
Saturday, October 19th, 2019

10 am – 11 am  |  Jaiper Living Showroom  |  Showplace 3300

Join LuAnn Nigara and four expert designers, Lori Harris, Laura Muller, Elizabeth Scruggs, and Nicole White, as they explore how designers can transition into sourcing higher dollar items and how to use them as an additional revenue stream. Hosted by Jaipur Living and sponsored by the Interior Design Society and Revel Woods.


Duplicatable Systems Are The Keys To Success

High Point, NC
Sunday, October 20th, 2019

9:30 am  |  High Point Theater

Kate O’Hara and Laura Umansky manage dozens of projects at a time with multiple design teams. The systems they use for success apply to firms of 1 to 20!


Confidence Sells: Design Confidence + Self-Confidence = Success

High Point , NC
Sunday, October 20th, 2019

2:00 pm | Surya | Showplace 4100

Interior design and business skills are of course foundations to creating and running a successful interior design business but do you have that last piece? The piece of the puzzle that takes your business and flat out explodes it? That piece is CONFIDENCE. Having confidence in yourself and your abilities as a designer and business person is what takes your business from average to above average! Sandra Funk of House of Funk, Lori Paranjape of Mrs. Paranjape, and Taylor Spellman of Taylor Spellman New York exude confidence, they believe in themselves and in their businesses and it has paid off! Learn more about how they do it and what you can do to achieve the same! This panel will be moderated by LuAnn Nigara and is graciously hosted by Surya and Mydoma Studio.


Flat Fees to Profits

High Point, NC
Monday, October 21st, 2019

10 am – 11 am |  Surya  |  Showplace 4100

Are flat fees the new normal? Join LuAnn Nigara and her panel of design experts, Sarah Lynn Brennan, Don Ricardo Massenburg and Wendy Woloschuk as they discuss flat fee structures and packaging your design services for profits!


Meet & Greet with LuAnn & Co-Authors

High Point, NC
Monday, October 21st, 2019
4pm  |  Norwalk Furniture |  IHFC – M108, Main, Floor 1
Immediately following Branding or Pricing: Which Comes First with Nicole Heymer and Michele Williams, join LuAnn and her co-authors for a Meet & Greet at Norwalk Furniture. This is the opportunity to chat one-on-one with LuAnn, Nicole, Michele, Claire Jefford, Peter Lang, and Shauna Lynn Simon.

IDS - Portland, OR : Elevate

Portland, OR
Friday, November 1st, 2019

8:00 am – 4:30 pm  |  The Eleanor  |  1605 NW Everett Street

This one day conference is created to help Interior Designers, Stagers, & Creative Entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. Join me, Nancy Ganzekaufer, and Brandon Gaston for an amazing day!


How to Attract and Service Luxury Clients

Cedar Knolls, NJ
Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

12 pm |  Exceptional Flooring Concepts  | 241 Cedar Knolls Rd, Cedar Knolls, NJ

Join me for a talk and book signing at Exceptional Flooring Concepts. The first 10 designers to RSVP & attend receive a 1 year IDS membership and the first 50 designers to RSVP & attend receive a free book! All thanks to Exceptional Flooring Concepts and the Interior Design Society.


Design is Business

South Portland, ME
November 9th, 2019


Calling all all interior designers, kitchen and bath designers and industry professionals! Join me and the NKBA Maine chapter for their 30th Anniversary event! I will be giving a talk at 3:30pm on “Design is Business.” 


Powerhouse SMART® Luxury Conference

Chicago, IL
February 5th, 2020

4th Annual Luxury Conference / Merchandise Mart Chicago

Join over 300 of the “who’s who” in the luxury residential and commercial industries. PowerHouse SMART is renowned for exclusive industry networking and has infused business growth for architects, contractors, developers, designers, real estate professionals and numerous other trades, suppliers, and industry specialty firms since 2006.


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Introducing the ultimate resource for interior designers who want a clear, concise framework to scale a design business—straight from LuAnn and her trusted experts.

From hiring to pricing to profit, this will be the book you reach for again and again.

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