Dallas Design Week Welcomes More than 800 to Dallas Market Center

“Dine + Design” and Showroom Events Draw Capacity Crowds

DALLAS – May 2, 2018 –Dallas Market Center today announced that its inaugural Dallas Design Week welcomed more than 800 members of the design community to campus. The week’s events included the popular “Dine + Design” education and networking luncheon as well as showroom events throughout the open-daily campus.
Dine + Design included a CEU certified presentation featuring celebrity designer, Drew McGukin, Julia Molloy of BOLD Summit, and moderated by Nick May of The Chaise Lounge. Color themes from Sherwin Williams included Koral Kicks and Fine Wine set the stage for the reception prior to the presentation that included 24 displays from exhibitors.
Additional events included BOLD-Just Logistics a two-day workshop on billing, branding, efficiency, and up-leveling client bases featuring Julia Molloy of BOLD Summit and guest speaker, Mike Peterson.
“Elevating Your Brand—A Conversation for Designers”, sponsored by PALECEK and D Home, brought together more than 100 designers to discuss brand awareness, media, finding the right clientele through strategic marketing, and more. Digital mavens Caitlin Wilson and Pulp Design Studios’ founders, Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry were joined by Ryan Conner, D Home’s executive editor and D Magazine Partners' marketing director Gillea Allison.
“Interior Design Meets Real Estate” explored the boundless, synergistic potential between interior design and real estate with moderator Pierce Allman and panelist Erin Mathews of real estate firm Allie Beth Allman & Associates alongside celebrity designer and panelist, Robin Baron.
Inside the In-Detail showroom, an overflow crowd attended the “Social Media Roundtable” featuring a discussion about strengthening the connection between your brand and social media channels by increasing engagement, loyalty, and exposure. The interactive panel featured Nikki Nuckols of Click & Co. and Ginger Curtis of Urbanology Designs.
The final evening featured a special event sponsored by D Home, “Gatherings at the Gallery: Decadent Designs”. Guests enjoyed light bites, the Dallas String Quartet, and signature cocktails while perusing The Gallery at the Interior Home + Design Center. Special giveaways included $1,000 in gift certificates to Flora Street Café and fine jewelry valued at $3,000 provided by INTERGEM, located on the 7th floor of the World Trade Center.
Dallas Market Center is the largest open-daily design resource in the U.S., showcasing more than 1.2 million square feet of design showrooms and welcoming members of the design community from across the U.S. and internationally. The wholesale marketplace is home to hundreds of open-daily showrooms offering an unmatched selection of high-end furnishings, decorative accessories, lighting, textiles and more, alongside efficient sourcing, customization and excellent customer service.
The marketplace is currently expanding its design resources including new showrooms opening in June from Blue Ocean Traders, Global Views/Studio|A Home and American Leather by Contempo Designs. Inside The Gallery at IHDC, additions include Peacock Alley, Beyond Borders Imports, Lantern & Scroll, and Atelier Home. In Light + Design on Ten, Ollier Distributors is new.
Platinum sponsors of Dine + Design included: Aidan Gray Home, Botanical Mix, C. Maddox, Designer’s Patio, IMAX, Sherwin Williams, Taylors, and UMA. Diamond Sponsors of Dine + Design included: Ashore, Classic Home, Cyan, Design Directions, Ellahome, Elegance by Pat Martinek, Elisabeth York, Global Views, Go Home, K&K Interiors, Orchids Lux Home, RD Bozeman, Surya, The Patricia Group, Uttermost, Varaluz, and William Lamont.
About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men's, western, women's and children's apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.