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3/18/2024 - High Point Market

Spring Market Design Influencers Tour Team Announced

HIGH POINT, N.C., Mar.18, 2023 – The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) and Esteem Media announce this season’s Design Influencers Tour team to participate in the trade show’s signature event at Spring Market.

Ten design influencers from around the U.S. have been selected by HPMA and Esteem Media to tour sponsoring showrooms at High Point Market in April:

Anitra Terrell, Reflektion Design

April Gandy, Alluring Designs

Heather Fujikawa, House Sprucing

Julee Ireland, Julee Ireland Designs

Marina Barghouti, Designs by Marina B.

Meghan Gallagher, ByMeghanG

Vanessa Chaverri-Gratz, The Gratz Life

Hannah Oravec, Lawless Design

Jasmine Crockett, Joy Meets Home

Mia Johnson, Mia Johnson Home

After completing the showroom tours, the influencers will utilize their individual social media channels and blogs to share recaps of their High Point Market tour experience with followers.

“Each design influencer delivers a unique take on what they see at Market ,” says Adam Japko, founder of Esteem Media and the Design Influencers Leadership Conference. “Having a wide range of perspectives is what makes this biannual event so compelling and fun to follow.”

As Design Influencer Tour program sponsors, the following High Point Market exhibitors represent stops on the two-day, showroom tour schedule:

Crypton at American Leather

Bernards Furniture Group

Bernhardt Furniture



Hooker Furnishings


International Furniture Direct

Jamie Young Company

Made Goods

Moss Home

Crypton at Norwalk Furniture

Sherrill Furniture Company

Crypton at ThayerCoggin

Universal Furniture

“It’s wonderful to have several sponsors returning to the Design Influencers Tour this season,” says Tammy Nagem, HPMA CEO. “Our signature biannual event with Esteem Media offers a unique opportunity for High Point Market exhibitors to grow brand awareness and reach new audiences.”

To keep up with Design Influencers Tour news and discoveries during and after Fall Market, follow the #designinfluencerstour hashtag on social media.

About the High Point Market Authority

The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find High Point Market online at, and follow on social media using the hashtag #HPMKT.


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