Carson Kressley to Headline Dallas Design Week: Design Intelligence

Emmy-winning style expert to star in the design event of the season
at Dallas Market Center, April 15 – 18, 2019

DALLAS – March 12, 2019 – Dallas Market Center, the largest open-daily design center in the country, announces the spring edition of Dallas Design Week, April 15 – 18, 2019. Last fall’s successful event welcomed more than 1,000 members of the design community while showcasing national celebrities and industry experts – and this spring is set to steal the spotlight.

In partnership with Feizy, Dallas Market Center is honored to announce a special appearance by Emmy-winning television personality, style expert and New York Times best-selling author Carson Kressley. The star of the groundbreaking series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Bravo’s new hit Get a Room with Carson & Thom, highlights a week of design-focused appearances, education and events.

“This spring’s Dallas Design Week will showcase our unmatched open-daily design resources while exploring the theme of Design Intelligence from multiple angles,” says Dallas Market President and CEO Cindy Morris. “As part of our ongoing commitment to providing industry-leading, business-building tools, we invite designers on a journey of creative and strategic discovery through the World Trade Center, Trade Mart and Interior Home + Design Center.”

From the latest product launches to designing for wellness to earning those all-important CEUs, the Dallas Design Week line-up is filled with can’t-miss events. Highlights include Dine + Design on Tuesday, April 16, featuring industry experts Gary Inman and Donna Vining on the topic of Creating Beautiful Designs While Crafting a Successful Business. Later that day, Carson Kressley steps into the spotlight before hosting an exclusive meet-and-greet with guests.

The week continues with Design’s Influence on Health & Pleasure on Wednesday, April 17, hosted by Mike Peterson, former publisher of Country Living and LUXE Interiors + Design magazines. Taste of Lightovation then brings designers a special opportunity to experience the largest residential lighting marketplace in North America. The day concludes with a special appearance from superstar designer, Dann Foley, in partnership with Cambria Stone. Thursday serves up more star power with award-winner Denise McGaha, plus photography insights from leading design photographer, Stephen Karlisch.

And that’s not the half of what Dallas Market Center has in store for the design event of the season.

See attached and visit for a full event schedule. Special thanks to Dallas Design Week: Design Intelligence media partners LUXE Interiors + Design and D Home magazines.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, holiday/floral, gifts, lighting and apparel.

Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center.

The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80% of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog