Dallas Design Week: Design Intelligence
April 15-18, 2019

Experience the design event of the season at Dallas Market Center, the nation’s largest open-daily interior design destination.


Monday, April 15, 2019

TAID Days of Education
WTC 10085, Light + Design on Ten
8AM – 5PM
Network with the best in the business and earn CEUs at TAID’s Days of Education in Light + Design on Ten in the World Trade Center. Earn up to .12 CEU credits.


Lunch & Learn with Rick Janacek
WTC 10021, Uttermost
12PM – 1PM
Luncheon seminar will feature Rick Janacek, one of the industry’s leading designers and an owner of Handley Drive. After recently joining Uttermost as Creative Director of Revelation, experience the merger of these top brands and the direction forward for Revelation under Rick’s creative leadership.

Please RSVP to taylorguillot@balbuh.com

New Technologies on Various Fine Art Media:
Canvas, Metal, Acrylic & Wallpaper
WTC 555, Artistic Transfer
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Wall décor can be a conversation starter and make a powerful first impression. Interior designers and decorators are welcomed to this event to learn the latest technologies in fine art media, with an appreciation for value as well as methodologies and materials to make an impression on clients. Additionally, Artistic Transfer will provide qualified leads to interior decorators from various vertical markets that are currently and actively looking for art décor.

ASID Emerging Designers Tour
WTC 1 – Atrium (Hall of Nations)
3PM – 5PM
Join Dallas Market Center Vice President of Design, Michael Bauer, and Award-Winning Designer, Kristi Hopper, for inspiring conversation and refreshments while touring design, décor and lighting resources throughout the Interior Home + Design Center.

Keith Smith 50th Anniversary
WTC 200, Keith Smith Ltd.
Daily, Monday – Thursday

Representing leading lines in gift, tabletop, home accessories and personal care items, Keith Smith will celebrate its golden anniversary by serving warm cookies and wine in its World Trade Center showroom each day during Dallas Design Week.

Love Your Home Week
WTC 6294, Dallas Rugs
Daily, Monday – Thursday
Celebrate Love Your Home Week throughout Dallas Design Week at Dallas Rugs. The showroom will be serving delicious snacks, plus enter to win a rug from its selection of designs by the world’s finest artisans.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

TAID Days of Education
WTC 10085, Light + Design on Ten
8AM – 5PM
Network with the best in the business and earn CEUs at TAID’s Days of Education in Light + Design on Ten in the World Trade Center. Earn up to .12 CEU credits.



Headshot Studio
WTC – 11013
9AM - 11:30AM
Time for your close-up! Dallas Market Center is hosting a professional headshot studio during Dallas Design Week. Participants should arrive with hair and makeup ready, and will have 10 minutes in front of the camera.

Cost: $25 for 3 Final Edited Images
Limit 20 Participants



Dine + Design: Gary Inman & Donna Vining
Creating Beautiful Designs While Crafting A Successful Business

WTC 1 Atrium & WTC 6
12PM – 2:30PM

Join us for an inspiring afternoon and earn IDCEC credit at this anticipated event. Cocktails, vignette viewing and networking take place at noon in the World Trade Center Atrium, followed by a luncheon presentation at 12:30PM on WTC 6 featuring award-winning design industry experts Gary Inman and Donna Vining.



Dallas Market Center & Feizy Present Carson Kressley
WTC 1 Atrium (outside Feizy)

3:30PM – 5:30PM
You’re invited to a special event featuring Emmy-winning TV personality, style expert and New York Times best-selling author Carson Kressley. The star of the groundbreaking series Queer Eye and Bravo’s new hit Get a Room with Carson & Thom will step up to the mic at 3:30PM, followed by a meet-and-greet cocktail hour at 4:30PM.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mike Peterson: Design Therapy
Design’s Influence on Health & Pleasure

WTC 1 Atrium
9:30AM – 10:30AM
Are you getting credit for providing health and pleasure for your clients?  

Mike Peterson, President of Vision Marketing and former publisher of Country Living, House Beautiful and LUXE Interiors + Design magazines, leads an insightful panel discussion on the value proposition behind these benefits and how designers can market the emotional reward they provide to clients.

Taste of Lightovation Luncheon, Tours & Giveaway
TM 1 Grand Pavilion & Lighting Showrooms
11AM – 3:30PM
Join us for Taste of Lightovation, your exclusive opportunity to experience a “taste” of the largest residential lighting marketplace in North America. The afternoon begins with a hosted luncheon in the Trade Mart Grand Pavilion, followed by guided showroom tours of select lighting exhibitors. The event concludes in The SMART Center (TM 4826) for the launch of Better Homes & Gardens’ latest Lighting special interest magazine—produced in partnership with the American Lighting Association—and an opportunity to win up to $15,000 in product from the showrooms visited. Note that these showrooms will also continue to host hospitality for designers until 5:30PM. Sponsors include Eurofase (TM 4002), Progress Lighting (TM 3840), Quoizel (TM 3200), Swarovski (TM 4926) and Hammerton Lighting (TM 4523).


Cambria Stone & Dann Foley Pop-Up & Presentation
WTC 190, Accent Décor (Hallway)
4PM – 5:30PM

Join celebrity designer Dann Foley for a lively and interactive discussion about what makes Cambria Quartz his only choice of natural hard stone surfaces for his high-end clientele. Dann will share how he has come to rely solely on Cambria – the only family-owned, American-made luxury quartz brand – and share both his portfolio and a plethora of tips and tricks for maximizing your brand, your bottom line and your client referrals through his own sales techniques. After more than 30 years as a successful interior designer, product designer and television personality, Dann offers a unique perspective on what really works!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Interior Design Society Meeting
IHDC 1D209, Global Views
11:30AM – 1PM

Considering a membership in the Interior Design Society? As one of the country's largest organizations of its kind, the IDS is dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry and helping its members grow their businesses. Learn more at this informative meeting.


Lighting Theory Essentials
TM 3840, Progress Lighting
11:30AM – 1PM

Join Progress Lighting for an IDCEC CEU credited seminar that will cover a variety of topics including Color Rendering and the Color Rendering Index, Human Centric Lighting and Circadian Rhythm, the Basics of LED and Spectral Power Distribution, and much more. Seating is limited, lunch included.

Please RSVP to Jennifer Kis, jkis@progresslighting.com


Coffee & Dessert Reception Featuring Denise McGaha
IHDC 1D228, Currey & Company
1PM – 2:30PM

Visit the stunning Currey & Company showroom in the Interior Home + Design Center for coffee, dessert, giveaways and a meet and greet with award-winning interior designer Denise McGaha.

Accessories & Art Giveaway with Go Home, Benson-Cobb, Pasha Furniture and Ellahome
IHDC 1D301, Go Home

Drop your business card at each participating showroom throughout the week to be entered to win a variety of great products and prizes. Cocktail hour and giveaway drawing for all prizes will take place in the Go Home showroom. 

Giveaways include: 
Go Home | IHDC 1D301| GO Bucks Gift Card
Benson-Cobb | IHDC 1D407-09 | Canvas Art Piece
Pasha Furniture | IHDC 1D421 | 4 Sets of Pillows
Ellahome | IHDC 1D101 | Side Table 

Stephen Karlisch: Smart Photography
Getting the Most for Your Photography Budget

IHDC 1, Registration Area
2:45PM – 4PM
In today’s changing media landscape, professional photography is critical to marketing an interior design business. Learn strategies for planning the most effective and successful photo shoots from expert interior photographer Stephen Karlisch and award-winning interior designer Denise McGaha. This CEU credited event covers topics including the importance of planning your shoot, photo styling, using photos to market your business, social media and more.


Launch of Linea d’Luz by Jan Barboglio, Represented by Goetz
IHDC 1D202, The Gallery
4PM – 5PM
Join us for the Jan Barboglio Signature Tequila Bar and see the new Linea d’Luz collection of lighting and furniture.


Dallas Design Week Closing Party
IHDC 1D202, The Gallery
4PM – 5PM

Join us in the Gallery at IHDC to toast a week to remember! Dallas Design Week’s closing party will feature light bites, cocktails, music, fabulous giveaways and more.

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