SOURCE: Hickory Furniture Mart

September 19, 2006 16:40 ET

"Design Your Life" Weekend Set for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Hickory Furniture Mart

HICKORY, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2006 -- Hickory Furniture Mart, the nation's leading home furnishings resource, will offer a "Design Your Life" event on Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1 at the Mart, located in Hickory, NC, about an hour northwest of Charlotte.

Design consultation stations will be set up throughout the Mart where people can receive expert design advice from professionals affiliated with the American Society of Interior Designers and the Interior Design Society. Services will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Most of the designers inside the Mart are members of respected professional groups, such as the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the Interior Design Society (IDS), and have extensive experience in the industry.

Andrew P. Limone, president-elect of the Interior Design Society who also teaches scores of students each year through his Andrew P. Limone School of Interior Design in Florham Park, NJ, says the reliance on designers has never been greater. "Years ago, designers were used only by the wealthy. Now, as people better understand the services offered by designers, they realize that designers can help anyone who is re-doing a room or a whole home," he said.

Interior designers save clients time and money, according to Limone, as well as provide professional skills that result in rooms or homes that reflect the tastes and "comfort zones" of the person being served.

Visitors can register to win a complimentary full day of interior design services from Sally Bentley of Designing Women, as well as a design-themed gift basket.

Many stores will be offering special designer incentive programs. Visitors also will be able to sign up for Hickory Furniture Mart's rewards program, the Gold Leaf Club, and the normal $500 minimum will be waived during "Design Your Life" weekend.

Before attending, people can check out Hickory Furniture Mart's new room planner feature at and bring their personal floor plan with them to the event.

Hickory Furniture Mart is located at 2220 Highway 70 East, off of Exit 126 on I-40, in Hickory, NC. Contact the Mart at 800.462.MART or at

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact
    Tracey Trimble
    Marketing Director
    Hickory Furniture Mart
    828.322.4825, Ext. 307
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