Insider’s Tour

Get an insider’s look into the world of High Point Market

If you’re new to High Point Market, the Insider’s Tour will get you started in style. Designed by industry insiders committed to sharing the inspirations, connections and business opportunities available at Market, this one-day journey will take new buyers through some of their best loved showrooms. You’ll meet and greet makers and influencers who move our industry forward, and you’ll learn how to use High Point as a business-building, connection-making, inspirational encounter that will boost your professional brand.

All tours will take place on opening day of Spring Market, Saturday April 6, 2019.

Developed in partnership with Esteem Media.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for the Insider's Tour are no longer being accepted. However, we'd still love to have you join us at Spring Market.

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Tour Guides

Michel Smith Boyd

An American interior designer and star of the hit Bravo show, Buying it Blind. His Atlanta based firm, Michel Smith Boyd Interiors, is known for Michel’s signature, sumptuous style. Renowned for its distinctive, cultivated, and soulful vibe Michel’s work has received countless accolades including being recognized as one of the Top 20 African American Designers in the country. Additionally, Michel’s work has graced the pages of Elle Décor, Traditional Home, Vogue, Veranda, Ebony, and Washington Post just to name a few. Boyd prides himself on creating spaces that his clients not only adore but also delight in calling home. Michel’s breadth of influence includes residential and commercial interior design as well as curated collections of luxe rugs, fabrics and trims, wall coverings, decorative home accessories, and objets d'art. His signature style masterfully juxtaposes masculine and feminine sophistication and he seamlessly blends it all under one roof to set the perfect mood.

Sara Chiarilli

The owner of Artful Conceptions interior design. Sara and her work have been on HGTV, ABC, CBS, NBC and in international design publications. Her book, "Designing You,” published in 2017, has been a hit on Amazon. She is a go to design and trends resource for companies such as, US News and World Report, Sears, Bed, Bath & Beyond and many more. Sara loves to work with her clients to create intriguing designs that allow people to love the space they are in. She has won many awards for her design and community service, and is a multi-year winner of top designer in Tampa and Apollo Beach, Florida.

Jeanne K. Chung

Based in Southern California, luxury interior designer and retailer Jeanne Chung is known for an eclectic design aesthetic that bridges classic design principles with a modern twist. Her extensive knowledge of historical styles and periods equips her with the confidence to mix vintage with modern so that the spaces she designs appear as though they are effortless and have evolved over time. Through her design blog Cozy Stylish Chic, Jeanne has become recognized as an influencer in the industry. She is a regular speaker on trade show designer panels, and has served as a High Point Market Style Spotter.

Jana Platina Phipps

Affectionately called Trim Queen by her clients, Jana uses her blog and social media channels to chronicle the design community’s creative use of trimmings. She shares her knowledge of passementerie and modern embellishment at The New York School of Interior Design, at Continuing Education Seminars, and with attendees of Texworld and the International Window Coverings Expo. In her hands-on Trim Alchemy workshops, Jana teaches consumers how to use trimmings to turn something ordinary into extraordinary. She is a regular contributor to IWCE Vision Magazine, a sought after guest blogger, regular leader of the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour, and serves on the advisory board of the Design Influencers Conference, and the International Textile Alliance Board of Directors.

Sarah Walker

With more than a decade of experience as a Canadian designer who lovingly designs modern classic homes that tell the story of her residential design clients’ fascinating lives, Sarah has earned a reputation for designs that embody livable luxury, approachable sophistication, plus an edgy, eclectic mix. Her passion is to guide her clients on a journey to designing beautiful, sustainable, and healthy custom-tailored homes in which they live the lives they love.


In order to qualify for the Insider’s Tour, you must be a member of the home furnishings industry who is eligible for a buyer pass, and either never attended High Point Market or not been to more than one Market within the past two years. Please see our registration page to review the requirements for a buyer pass.