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October’s unmissable design events

From High Point to new designer showcases in Atlanta and Brooklyn, fall festivities and fairs are in full swing. Read on for BOHHighlights from the monthly calendar, including conferences, trade shows and design talks.

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse

Atlanta | September 22–October 16
Serenbe has partnered with Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine to produce the 9th annual Serenbe Designer Showhouse and celebrate 15 designers, including local Ashley Miller and based in Chicago Joy Williams. The 5,000 square foot luxury four-bedroom farmhouse was designed by Serenbe Planning and Design and built by 1023 Construction, and features exposed beams and stone interior walls. For more information, click here.

Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse

Brooklyn | Until October 30
The Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse is back this fall for the first time since 2019, hosted by co-chairs Ellen HamiltonNew York-based designer and owner of Hamilton Design Associates, and partner of Belsey & Mahla Architects Erika Belsey Worth and sponsored by Aspire Design and Home. Renovated townhouse features a double living room, high ceilings, spacious master bedroom on a full floor, five landscaped outdoor spaces and a new addition on the fifth floor with floating stairs to the rooftop terrace . This year’s participating interior designers include Antonio Deloatch, Jenny Dina Kirschner by JDK Interiors, Camp Meagan and Tara McCauley. For more information, click here.

Left: The exterior of the Brooklyn show home Courtesy of Duplex Imaging | Right: A bedroom in the Atlanta show home Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Sharp

The Antiques & Decorative Textiles Fair

London | October 4–9
The Home Decor Show, which opens three times a year, features English and European antiques, original 20th century designs and a variety of works of art from over 150 specialist dealers. Taking place at Evolution London, the fair showcases a new selection of antiques called ‘Contemporary on the Mezzanine’, focusing on leading dealers in modern crafts, design and artwork. The event will offer on-site packing, delivery and export services and online personal shopping services for those unable to attend in person. For more information, click here.

October's unmissable design events

A gallery at Evolution LondonCourtesy of London Decorative Fair

The Chicago Living Room: Antiques, Art and Modernity

Chicago | October 6 to 9
The Chicago Antiques Fair is back after a three-and-a-half-year hiatus, with approximately 50 local, national and international dealers offering designs from all eras: antique, 20th-century modern and contemporary. Taking place at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart in the seventh floor exhibit space, the event is hosted by Honorary Chairman and Designer Alessandra Branca and event programming is organized by the Woman’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. For more information, click here.

The San Francisco Fall Show

San Francisco | October 13-16
After a two-year hiatus, the San Francisco Fall Show returns in person for its 40th anniversary at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture Festival Pavilion. The show features over 50 of the world’s finest dealers, offering a range of plastic and decorative arts of all styles and periods, including paintings, furniture, ceramics, jewelery and rugs. Hosted by creator Suzanne Tucker, the opening gala will take place on October 12 to benefit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The 40-year anniversary, dubbed the show’s “Ruby Jubilee,” will focus on shades of red, a color celebrated in cultures around the world for its extraordinary energy, romantic love and good luck. For more information, click here.

Highlight Market

High Point, North Carolina | October 21-26
High Point Market returns this season with a plethora of in-person programs that explore the best business practices and top products in today’s furniture industry. The event kicks off on October 21 with live music from JT Curtis tape and Matisyahufollowed by five days of festivities including the biannual Spotter Live Style Panel at the High Point Theatre. Visitors can also listen to this year’s keynote series – lectures include a conversation with New York Times bestselling author Justina Blakeney and President of Norwalk Furniture Caroline Hipple about bringing good vibes into the house and standing out from the crowd, and a discussion about building a community of creators on Pinterest with the company’s head of creator management Jeremy Jankowski and Home business chief editor Kaitlin Peterson. For a curated list of new products, designer-focused programming, and can’t-miss Market nights, be on the lookout for BOHis to come High Point Market Designer’s Guide, which is published online in mid-October and available in newsprint at newsstands and in High Point showrooms. For more information, click here.

International Society of Furniture Designers Pinnacle Awards

High Point, North Carolina | October 24
The ISFD Pinnacle Awards, the industry’s highest honor for retail furniture designers, will celebrate their 26th anniversary this year at the Nido and Mariana Qubein Conference Center on the campus of High Point University. Finalists will be announced in mid-September and tickets will go on sale the same day; winners will be celebrated at the awards ceremony, which also includes a keynote address from the New York-based designer Libby Langdon. For more information, click here.

For more events, check out the BOH calendar here.

Homepage image: A gallery at Evolution London | Courtesy of London Decorative Fair