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Vacation Rental Design Summit Registation is Now Open!

For two days in April, the Vacation Rental Design (VRD) Summit will bring together an emerging community passionate about short-term rental vacation design. A fascinating and fast-paced design niche, short-term rental design has its own protocol, and it felt uber-timely to create a forum where designers and other stakeholders in this segment of the industry can discuss the work, the […]

A community celebrates an overdue ribbon cutting

On our last Design Day of 2022, our members, partners and friends gathered in downtown High Point, at the corner of Main and High, for HPxD’s ribbon cutting.  An honor bestowed on each member of the Chamber of Commerce and typically scheduled where a place of business operates, we did ours on the streets of our city, symbolic of our […]

HPxD opens the Call For Contributors for their Vacation Rental Design Summit planned for Spring 2023

High Point x Design shares exciting news about their 2023 Vacation Rental Design (VRD) Summit with an open call for speakers and experts.  Offering business development, education, inspiration, and resources to those who are currently designing or have a business interest in vacation rental properties, the Summit agenda will feature presentations, panel discussions and expert-led break-out sessions. Topics include the […]

SCAD interior design students visit High Point for a three-day immersive experience

  A few days after October High Point Market, HPxD welcomed 29 interior design students from the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) for an immersive High Point experience. The visit was designed with SCAD to introduce interior design students, the majority of who had never been to High Point, to the creative and innovative design ecosystem that […]

Q&A with CODARUS founder Cody Ables

For months prior to Market, CODARUS founder Cody Ables was living part-time in High Point, dedicating his time to revamping the 20,000 sq. ft. historic building, now known as Broad Hall that is the company’s flagship High Point showroom. Cody had the floors sanded and refinished, he gave the building a fresh coat of white paint, inside and out, and […]

Watch Design Expert Discuss “Designing for Vacation Rental Properties”

During Fall High Point Market, interior designers Jessica Duce, Vacation Rental Designers (@vacationrentaldesigners), Ashley Ross, Muse Noire Interiors (@muse.noire.interiors), and Tiffany Cassidy, Lagnappe Interiors (@lagnappe.interiors) offered their expertise in vacation rental design to a packed room full of eager design professionals full of curiosity. Check out the recording via Universal Furniture’s YouTube channel to watch the lively panel discussion and […]

The Vacation Rental Design Summit to debut in High Point

High Point, North Carolina will be the host city for the inaugural Vacation Rental Design (VRD) Summit, to be held April 20-21, 2023, in conjunction with the Spring High Point Market.  Created specifically for vacation rental designers and related businesses, the two-day event, focused on education, sourcing, inspiration and trends in the vacation rental market, will leverage the city of […]

HPxD Managing Director selected as ARTS Awards Judge

HPxD’s managing director, Jane Dagmi, will head to Dallas in November to serve as a judge for the 33rd ARTS Awards. Presented annually during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, the ARTS Awards celebrate our industry’s manufacturers, retailers, interior designers, product designers, sales reps and shops. The judging process is reputed to be quite rigorous with two days solely […]

Who’ll ride with Don?

The HPxD Hummer Tour is happening again on the opening day of High Point Market and design professionals can apply to ride through September 23rd. Que Tate of Twenty Sevyn Interiors was one of the lucky dozen designers who went on last year’s Tour. He said it completely changed his High Point Market experience.  “The Hummer Tour allowed me to […]

Welcome to High Point!

Allow us to introduce ourselves: High Point x Design (the “x” stands for “by), aka HPxD. Our group was founded by a group of colleagues interested in seeing transformation in High Point, empowering our community through design, and we are bringing together a growing collection of the industry’s best showrooms, makers, and brands who share the vision of High Point […]