Celebrity Guest Speakers Featured at January Dallas Market

The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market will host celebrity guest speakers including Rebecca and Sharrah Robeson, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Kelli Ellis, Lori Dennis, and Denise McGaha during the January 20 to 26 show and includes Randall Whitehead, who will speak at Lightovation (formerly known as the International Lighting Market) which runs concurrently at the Dallas Market Center from January 20 to 24.

“We truly have a great group of experts for January’s Total Home & Gift Market,” says Cindy Morris President & CEO of Dallas Market Center. “The market will be energized with these remarkable speakers as they discuss their successes and give advice to the design and lighting communities.”

The mother-daughter duo of Rebecca and Sharrah Robeson will share their expertise in interior design and marketing strategies that have made them one of the most successful interior design companies on the West Coast. They will discuss how they have successfully leveraged social media to promote their business on Thursday, January 21, at noon on WTC 1 in the atrium.

Designer Jeffrey Alan Marks, known for his appearance on Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorators as well as his numerous celebrity clients, will participate in a Q & A on Friday, January 22, at noon on WTC 1 in the atrium. Marks has inspired collections for luxury fabric purveyor Kravet and has collaborated with Palecek and A on furniture and lighting designs.

Interior designers, educators, and internationally recognized TV personalities Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis will participate in a Q & A moderated by interior designer Denise McGaha on Saturday, January 23, at noon on WTC 1 in the atrium. Ellis and Dennis are also co-hosts for Design Campus Live, a three-day design summit debuting in Dallas January 21 to 23 and presenters at the 27th annual ARTS Awards on Friday, January 22, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

Randall Whitehead, an internationally known architectural lighting designer, will speak at Lightovation on Thursday, January 21, at 11 a.m. on the fourth floor in the Trade Mart. Known for his humorous approach to the world of design, Whitehead will present his topic: Delicious Illumination, Taste the Future of Home Lighting Design.