More Design-Centered Events and Educational Opportunities than Ever Before at Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

—Inspiring events and celebrities highlight January show—

DALLAS – December 15, 2017 – Dallas Market Center, the largest and most successful open-daily home décor marketplace in the country, has announced exclusive event details for its upcoming January Total Home & Gift Market (January 17-23, 2018) including a full schedule of seminars, celebrity guests, educational opportunities, and events for the interior design community.

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market takes place concurrently with Lightovation—Dallas International Lighting Show (January 17-21), the largest residential lighting show in North America and the primary buying venue for lighting retailers, as well as Dallas Holiday & Home Expo (January 17-23), Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market (January 17-23), and The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market (January 17-21).
“The design community is increasingly seeking inspiring products and learning opportunities,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “In January we will provide the new products and resources, paired with the events, seminars, networking, and educational opportunities to help them keep up with industry trends and learn from design influencers.”

Interior designers and those interested in home design will experience a Market filled with a full slate of design-centered events such as:

• Oscar-winning actress, director, and author Diane Keaton will share about her “love affair with houses and design,” as she talks through creating stylish spaces in association with her book, The House That Pinterest Built. The 1 p.m. conversation on Thursday, January 19 in the WTC 1 Atrium, will be followed by a book signing in the Aidan Gray showroom, WTC 10009.
• The ARTS Awards Preview Night party takes place Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. in The Gallery at the Interior Home + Design Center. The 29th annual ARTS Awards is the leading awards event honoring the home industry. Guests may review ARTS Awards product finalists and network with colleagues then attend the black-tie gala will take place Friday, January 19 at the Hilton Anatole with awards presented to retailers, manufacturers, designers, and sales reps. Tickets are limited and can be purchased ahead of time here.

• A Design Panel series will host industry leaders and celebrities delivering discussions on design-industry topics:

o Michael Mitchell, Tyler Hill, and Alexa Hampton will host a discussion called Developing Product is Not for the Faint of Heart on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Interior Home + Design Center, IHDC 1D205
o Julia Buckingham, Robin Baron, and Steven Favreau present a discussion called Diversifying Design at 10 a.m. on Thursday in IHDC 1D205
o Dann Foley, Libby Langdon, and Michelle Workman will have a discussion called Broaden Your Brand: Tips and Tactics to Really Grow Your Design Business at 3 p.m. on Thursday in IHDC 1D205
o Nancy Price, Kelli Ellis, and Rebecca Robeson host a talk on The Business of Interior Design on Friday at 1 p.m. in IHDC 1D205

• Buyers and designers will also have the chance to win exclusive giveaways. The WTC 5 & 6 Giveaway will start on Wednesday and ends at 2 p.m. on Friday. Those who spend $1,000 in a showroom on WTC 5 or WTC 6 will be entered to win one of two $500 gift cards. The winners will be announced at 3 p.m. on WTC 6 on Friday.
• The 9, 10, & 11 Giveaway will start on Wednesday and ends at 3 p.m. on Friday. Buyers who write an order in a showroom on WTC 9, 10, or 11 during Market will be entered to win exclusive products from showrooms on floors 9, 10, and 11. The winners will be announced at 4 p.m. on WTC 10 on Friday.
• Retailers and designers can see curated vignettes from some of the leading interior designers in the industry at the Traditional Home Showhouse: Designer Vignettes event in IHDC 1D421 every day of Market. Attendees can even have the chance to meet the designers behind each vignette at the Designer Meet & Greet on Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in IHDC 1D421.
• Buyers can end their first day of Market with a night of wine, bites, and jazz at IHDC Wine Down on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on IHDC 1.

In addition to events and speakers there are a number of hospitalities and amenities to amplify the overall Market experience:

• Designers can start off their day with a complimentary Bloody Mary Wednesday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. on the first floor of IHDC.
• A new Interior Café & Bar will debut in the Interior Home + Design Center where designers can enjoy everything from salads and artisan flatbreads to beer and wine.
• The Designers’ Concierge Hosted by ASID Texas and IDS on WTC 5 Atrium will be available Thursday through Saturday for anyone who has questions about Dallas Market Center and where to find the best resources on campus.
• DMC TV, the live broadcast platform for news from Dallas Market Center, returns for January Market. DMC TV Live at 9, the popular morning talk show, will take place Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 9:00 a.m. in the atrium of the World Trade Center with special guests and segments previewing market events, trends, personalities, and the latest market news. Live at 9 will be broadcast across campus, via Facebook Live, and online at
• The Designers’ Lounge in Light + Design on Ten will be open Wednesday through Sunday. Buyers can enjoy wine every day of Market from 1-6 p.m. Also on Saturday, designers can enjoy fruit, cheese, and drinks starting at 1 p.m.
• Buyer can also enjoy daily wine in The Gallery in the Interior Home + Design Center every day of Market from 1-6 p.m.
Click here to view the full list of Market-time events.

In addition to events and hospitalities, there are a number of exhibitors on campus including a record-setting fifty-two new and expanding showrooms. Highlights include:

In the World Trade Center, Gabby in WTC 150; nearby, Accent Décor in WTC 190; Loloi in WTC 506; Park Hill in WTC 333; Uttermost in WTC 10021-1005; Erdos + Ko Home in WTC 10014; Forty West in WTC 10010; Ethan & Associates in WTC 11080; Feizy Rugs in  WTC 102, 104; Dallas Rugs in WTC 6294; Swank Home in WTC 9028; B & S Lighting in WTC 10012; Oriental Trimmings in WTC 10058; Ashore Lighting in WTC 10087; Beau Artiste in WTC 10061; Elegant Lighting in WTC 10080; and Somerset House in WTC 521-C.

In the Interior Home + Design Center, GO Home in IHDC 1D301; ellahome in IHDC 1D403; Bougainvillea in IHDC GL50; Roberta Schilling in IHDC GL12; Tritter Feefer in IHDC GL02; and Port 68 in IHDC GL96. 

In the Temps, hundreds of new companies will join the marketplace across six locations. New categories that focus on one-of-a-kind products such as Made and Charitable Giving in the Gift Temps on WTC 12 will provide buyers with unique items to excite customers. New and noteworthy exhibitors such as Blue Ocean Traders in the Vintage section of Market Hall will ensure buyers visiting the Temps will find products they’ve never seen before.

Special displays created exclusively for January Total Home & Gift Market will also provide trend direction throughout the 5 million square foot marketplace, with inspiration by trend reports from Dallas Market Center’s pre-market magazine Source will focus on key gift, home, and fashion trends for 2018 and beyond. Click here to read the Winter 2018 edition of Source magazine and be sure to pick up a copy when you’re on campus.

Dallas Market Center is located in the strongest economic zone in the U.S., and five of the ten fastest growing cities in the U.S. are located within Texas. In addition, travel costs to Dallas are the lowest among all major market destination cities. In addition to two convenient airports and more than 8,000 free parking spaces, an efficient regional rail system offers a Dallas Market Center station directly behind the marketplace for easy access to downtown and other destinations.

To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center and Lightovation Apps. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and the DMC Daily Dose.

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, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at