March 31, 2023

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DesignOnHPMKT and DesignVisions2020 Partner to Bring ‘Visionary Secrets of Success’ to Industry Professionals

DesignVisions 2020, an online e-mentoring co-operative for professionals in the home decor and design industries, recently announced a new partnership with International Market Centers, (IMC) and DesignOnHPMKT.

The partnership will allow DesignVisions2020 to share its design-focused webinar programming with a much broader professional audience. The group has been generating content since the pandemic shutdown began, and since June have been providing live, online webinars to professionals in the home decor and design industries.

Kimberly Porter, Senior Programming Manager with IMC was very enthusiastic after reviewing the targeted content. “We love the programming and what the founders of DesignVision2020 have collectively brought together. The topics are relevant and look like they will be sought out by many to view and participate in! We are very much looking forward to partnering together on these!”

Founding ‘visionaries’ Margi Kyle, Suzanne Price Coleman and Donna Barlett are very excited about the new partnership. Created during the “pandemic pause” of 2020, their goal for Design Visions is to educate, rejuvenate, motivate, and empower other professionals during these trying times and beyond. Both Kyle and Coleman have extensive interior design and teaching backgrounds, while Barlett adds her insight from a unique technology perspective.

Margi Kyle, aka “the Designing Doctor” explained her inspiration for co-creating the Design Visions concept. “We felt the need to give back to this community that has supported and enriched us for so many years. We each have different strengths that we bring to the table, but one thing we all have in common is that we enjoy helping others be successful in this industry.”

Suzanne Price Coleman, principal designer of Suzanne Coleman Design, LLC, added, “It has been uplifting to work with these two brilliant women, to create a community where industry professionals can be inspired and mentored, not only by our own experiences but by other insightful visionaries as well.”

“To date, we have hosted six online ‘Vision Talks’. Our guest visionaries have shared their secrets and strategies that our attendees can immediately act upon to boost their bottom line”, said Donna Barlett. For example… The most recent VisionTalk

In a recent session, Designer / Retailer Kimmberly Capone of Kimmberly Capone Interior Design, walked the attendees through her unique business model that has allowed her to more than quadruple her sales… during a pandemic, getting an 80% close rate, with no discounts.

Although there is no charge for the hour-long webinars, industry attendees must register at the website, to access. The topics are very timely and provide actionable ideas for engaging customers, enhancing current business offerings and best practices. If you miss the live events, you can view all recorded sessions after registering.

About DesignVisions2020: DesignVisions2020 is an e-mentoring co-op specifically for professionals in the interior design and home furnishings industry.

Three industry visionaries converge to create a powerful eMentoring co-op to educate, rejuvenate, motivate, and empower design & home furnishings industry professionals. The group offers bi-weekly, complimentary, interactive ‘Vision Talks’ along with a powerful lineup of ‘Guest Visionaries’ to share how others can develop a more rewarding & profitable business.  Be inspired. Be Mentored. Be relevant.

Our past guest visionaries, VisionTalk archives, and upcoming VisionTalks / guest speakers can all be found at

Fall Guest Speaker Lineup – Gail Doby, Cher Jones, Libby Langdon, Deb Barrett

About DesignOnHPMKT: @DesignOnHPMKT—IMC recently launched its social media profile, @DesignOnHPMKT on Instagram, soon-to-be rolled out across IMC’s other social sharing platforms. Attendees of High Point Market can connect with top designers and bloggers who will be sharing their inspirations each day, including their favorite showrooms, products, social events and much more. Friday’s @DesignOnHPMKT Instagram take-over starts with guest posts from Gretchen Aubuchon (Fashion + Décor) and Matthew Frederick (M. Frederick Interiors). Saturday’s @DesignOnHPMKT feed will feature Corey Damen Jenkins (DWV Design with Vision), Christian May (Maison 21) and Dwayne Clark (Century Furniture). On Sunday, the lenses of Crystal Palecek (Rue Magazine), Tobi Fairley (Toby Fairley Design) and Julia Buckingham Edelmann (Buckingham Interiors) will be front and center. Lisa Mende (Mende Design) and Marisa Marcantonio (StyleBeat) will dominate @DesignOnHPMKT on Monday. Kristin Drohan (Kristin Drohan Collection) and Jonathan Legate (Jonathan Legate Interiors) will be IMC’s guest bloggers on Tuesday. Finally, Lisa Kahn Allen (Kahn Design Group) along with the duo Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke (Madcap Cottage) will takeover on Wednesday. Join the conversation @DesignOnHPMKT for fun, candid moments during market by these trendsetters, and don’t miss the “selfie” videos posted by the designers sharing the myriad reasons they love attending High Point Market. See the selfies at