Dallas Design Week Schedule Announced

—September 19-21 event for the Design community to feature Dine + Design lunch with Sherwin-Williams, seminars, panels and showroom events—

DALLAS – August 18, 2023 – Dallas Market Center, the largest open-daily design marketplace in the country, announces the schedule of events taking place during Dallas Design Week, September 19-21, 2023.

This three-day event will bring together renowned designers, industry experts, and design enthusiasts for a series of captivating experiences and educational opportunities.

Dallas Design Week aims to inspire and empower designers by providing a platform to explore the latest trends, gain valuable insights, and connect with like-minded professionals. The event will feature a diverse range of events, including seminars, panel discussions, product showcases, and networking opportunities.

Dallas Design Week is taking place at the same time as Total Home & Gift Market and ArchLIGHT Summit, the new commercial and architectural lighting event in the Trade Mart.

The centerpiece event is Dine + Design Colormix 2024 with Sherwin-Williams, a lunch event taking place on Tuesday, September 19 at noon, preceded by vignette viewing. Registration for Dine + Design is available at https://dallasmarketcenter.com/dallasdesignweek/register

“This fall’s Design Week is dedicated to balancing inspiration with practical tools and advice,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Please join us for seminars and events plus a chance to see so many new collections and one-of-a-kind items from exhibitors.”


9:30a Morning Essentials

TM2 - Atrium

Start your day with fresh coffee and a mini-bagel and power up to explore Trade Mart Gift Showrooms

10:00a – 11:00a Vacation Rental Design: A New Source of Income & Inspiration

WTC1 – Atrium

Sponsored by Fort Worth Magazine

Looking for a way to expand your interior design business and bring in more income? Join the founders of Vacation Rental Designers, Jessica Duce of JDuce Design and Jane Dagmi of HPxD as they talk with interior designers Jonathan Miller of Jsquared Interior Staging & Design, Nikki Watson of The Design Quad, and Traci Connell of Traci Connell Interiors. Learn how these interior designers used their talent and business savvy skills to break into the vacation rental design industry.

11:00a – 12:00p Dine + Design Vino Vignette Viewing

WTC 1 – Atrium

Sponsored by Sherwin – Williams and Aspire

Before you head up to WTC 10 for the Dine + Design luncheon, sip wine and mix and mingle among vignettes from Dallas Market Center's amazing showrooms. The vignettes showcase items inspired by this year's Colormix Forecast. Make sure to tell your crew to meet you there and get a photo with our Design Week photo op!

Event check-in and vignette viewing with complimentary wine begins at 11am in the atrium of the World Trade Center, followed by the Luncheon (RSVP REQUIRED) at 12pm on the 10th floor, and ends with giveaways and an afterparty in the Hudson Valley Lighting showroom at 1:30pm.

12:00p – 1:00p Dine + Design presents Colormix 2024 with Sherwin-Williams

WTC 10 – Atrium

Sherwin-Williams is back at Dallas Market Center this fall to present their Colormix Forecast during this one hour, one credit CEU luncheon. This year launches a new approach to the forecast. It explores Anthology: Volume One, a color trend report detailing the directional shifts in the landscape through a collection of 48 hues organized by color family. Going forward the essential color reference will alternate each year with the style and trend storytelling you've come to know and love.

An RSVP is required to attend this CEU Luncheon

1:00p Bubbles & Bouquets

WTC 3 – Atrium

Sourcing gift, home, holiday, and floral? Stop by WTC 3 and grab a glass of champagne and create your own mini faux-floral bouquet provided by RAZ and Melrose. Quench your thirst and be inspired before shopping the amazing resources in the World Trade Center and beyond.

1:30P Dine + Design Afterparty & Giveaways

TM 3902, Hudson Valley Lighting

Hop on over to the Trade Mart to discover an interior designer's mecca for lighting resources. Join us for an epic afterparty and fantastic giveaways from showrooms, plus a $500 spa giveaway from Dallas Market Center. Hudson Valley Lighting hosts us in their designer-forward showroom featuring lighting that elevates spaces and enriches lives.

3:30p – 4:30p Creating a Successful Relationship between Interior Designer, Architect, and Builder

TM 3 – North Elevator Lobby

Sponsored by Modern Luxury

Navigating a successful working relationship between the trifecta of interior designer, architect, and builder can be difficult. Learn from industry leaders Ginger Curtis of Urbanology, Chad Hatfield of Alair Homes, and John Lively of John Lively & Associates about how they made the perfect team on their latest project.

5:00p – 7:00p ArchLIGHT Summit Opening Night Reception & Game Show

TM 1 – Atrium

Sponsored by Casambi

Join the ArchLIGHT Summit attendees for happy hour as you explore commercial and architectural lighting resources.

It will be a happy hour unlike any other to be followed by great entertainment from the Lovers of Light Game Show benefiting the IALD Education Trust at 6pm.


9:00a – 3:00p ArchLIGHT Summit Expo

TM1 – Atrium

ArchLIGHT Summit is a two-day commercial and architectural lighting event dedicated to delivering a dynamic, interactive, inclusive and collaborative experience for lighting designers and specifiers, interior designers, architects and other practicing and aspiring lighting professionals.

Created and hosted by Dallas Market Center, ArchLIGHT Summit will showcase new products from hundreds of leading commercial brands reflecting the latest lighting trends and technologies, combined with a full slate of accredited educational and hands-on experiential sessions facilitated by the sharpest minds in design and lighting. All of this innovation can be accessed in a convenient central location within three hours of either coast, served by two airports.

Dallas Market Center is already known as “the home of lighting” for its 1 million square feet of inspirational permanent showrooms that encompass Lightovation, the largest residential lighting show in North America. ArchLIGHT Summit will combine these resources with a temporary marketplace of commercial lighting lines for a comprehensive collection of solutions for any project. Lighting indeed lives here!

9:30a Morning Essentials

TM2 – Atrium

Start your day with fresh coffee and a mini-bagel and power up to explore Trade Mart Gift Showrooms.

11:00a – 12:00p ArchLIGHT Summit: Lighting Women Business Enterprise (Women in Lighting + Design (WILD) Dallas)

TM 4826 – The SMART Center

WILD DFW Moderated panel discussion with three lighting designers that are also women business owners. Questions on topics of lighting design + work/life balance + women-owned businesses.

12:00p – 1:30p ArchLIGHT Navigating Budgets in Professional Lighting Design – 1 CEU

TM 4826 – The SMART Center

Lighting design strategies can vary widely in terms of design, as well as cost. From project inception to fruition, lighting budgets must be considered carefully to not only ensure your competitive edge, but your vision becomes a reality.

Presented by AE Design, attendees at this session will gain a clearer understanding of how a typical project budget is shaped, who can help advocate for their choices, and how to make better decisions with lighting budgets top of mind.

Following this presentation, professional lighting design firms will feel well-prepared to achieve a client’s goals through strategic input and guidance on budgeting tactics such as: Initial project budget considerations and assessing typical costs, configuring the development of a budget, learning how to have proper cost analysis conversations, and implementing these strategies.

Session participants will understand where lighting typically fits into a project’s overall budget, obtain strategies for working with different lighting reps, and learn how to manage the procurement process while becoming further integrated within the Value Engineering process.

This granular breakdown explored in this presentation of the push and pull between various relationships throughout the design/construction process will advise designers to gauge initial budget constraints and how to adjust to new and sometimes unexpected changes.

1:00p Bubbles & Bouquets

WTC3 – Atrium

Sourcing gift, home, holiday, and floral? Stop by WTC 3 and grab a glass of champagne and create your own mini faux-floral bouquet provided by RAZ and Melrose. Quench your thirst and be inspired before shopping the amazing resources in the World Trade Center and beyond.


2:00p – 3:00p How to Snag the Cover Page

WTC1 – Atrium

Sponsored by D Home

Want to snag the cover page or be featured in your favorite design magazine? Discover tips and tricks from Jessica Otte of D Home, Nicole Kasak of A Design Partnership, Eddie Maestri of Maestri Studio, and Bryan Yates of Yates Desygn.

3:30p – 4:30p Evolve & Grow Your Design Empire

WTC1 – Atrium

Sponsored by Luxe Interior + Design

Ready to explore ways to diversify your business? Learn how industry leaders Megan Molten and Caitlin Wilson grew their interior design businesses into multifaceted power-house businesses. They will explore their paths from interior designer, to retailer, product designer, author and more!

Join us after for a happy hour and book signing by Caitlin Wilson for her new book, Return to Pretty, in The Gallery, Mainly Baskets space.

4:30p – 6:30p Dallas Design Week Closing Happy Hour in The Gallery

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Join us after Caitlin and Megan's panel for a fun happy hour! Network and explore The Gallery's amazing design resources. Plus meet Caitlin Wilson who will be signing copies of her new book, Return to Pretty, inside the Mainly Baskets space that carries her stunning Monaco Collection.

Throughout Design Week there will be showroom specials and hospitalities across the marketplace. Check the website and mobile app for the latest list.

Sponsors for Dallas Design Week include Platinum Sponsors: Ashore, Currey & Co., Designer’s Patio, Feizy, Gabby, Game Rooms By Design, Kalalou, Market Hill on 6 by Paul Michael, MC Studio, Pasha, Rose Casual, Unique Loom, Visual Comfort & Co., wakaNINE, and Wall Snobs.

Diamond Sponsors: Cyan Design, Dallas Rugs, Danny’s Fine Porcelain, Eurofase, Global Views, Sonoran Range, and Uttermost.

Taking place September 19 and 20 in the Trade Mart is ArchLIGHT Summit, the new commercial and architectural lighting event. ArchLIGHT Summit will feature more than 90 lighting companies and will showcase new products from hundreds of leading commercial brands reflecting the latest lighting trends and technologies. Over two days, attendees will have access to more than 25 seminars, discussions, and events offering timely and accredited sessions for lighting solutions, trends, and standards, but also addressing agency dynamics, diversity and inclusion, workplace evolution, and allyship. There will also be plenty of networking and celebrating. Access to the ArchLIGHT Summit show floor is complimentary, and a $50 flat fee will allow attendees access to all education and hospitality events. Details are available at https://archlightsummit.com/.

Only Dallas Market Center presents the most complete collection of new and best-selling products across multiple categories including home décor and lighting together with gift, holiday and floral, housewares, gourmet, apparel & accessories, artisan products, and more. The marketplace includes the largest residential lighting trade events in North America; the largest and most successful open-daily design center; dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; and the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories marketplace featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers.

To make plans visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the DMC Blog.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is the largest open-daily design resource in the U.S. and serves retail buyers and interior designers across the country and internationally who seek a wide range of home décor products. The efficient, inspiring marketplace features more than 1.5 million square feet of space dedicated to design resources for furniture, decorative accessories, and residential lighting. Dallas Market Center also hosts trade events and specialized design events throughout the year attracting thousands of members of the design community. Complete information is available on our website.