Dallas, TX – January 5, 2016 – Widely-known as the first to market with the latest styles and trends, Quick-Step will appropriately feature renowned design and renovation celebrities in its Surfaces 2016 booth. These celebrities will share insight into the latest in home décor and Quick-Step’s hot new products as well as snap photos, sign autographs, and share some of the fun “behind-the-scenes” stories from their hit design reality shows! Featured in Quick-Step’s 2016 booth will be Antonio Sabato, Jr., international celebrity, DIY/renovation expert, and host of the hit design renovation reality show “Fix It & Finish It”. Joining Sabato will be Ncki Huggins, lead Media Contact: Michelle Corley 214-309-4108 or 254-733-1896 [email protected] interior designer for “Fix It & Finish It”. Also featured in Quick-Step’s booth will be interior designer and style expert Erinn Valencich, Quick-Step’s long-time partner and contestant on NBC’s prime-time “American Dream Builders” design reality show.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have these celebrities as part of Quick-Step’s presence at Surfaces 2016!” said Paij Thorn-Brooks, vice president of brand marketing for Unilin, Quick-Step’s parent company. “Each is a dynamic personality as well as a specialist in their field. Visitors to our booth will enjoy meeting these exciting individuals, snapping photos, getting autographs, and learning how Quick-Step is on the leading-edge of style and home design!”
“The goal behind everything we do at Surfaces is to equip our distributors and retailers for success with Quick-Step products — and we will definitely have an extra-exciting time doing so in our booth this year!”
Quick-Step booth #4017 will be located prominently on the Surfaces show floor at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, January 20th through 22nd.
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Quick-Step is a market leader in flooring, providing solutions for a wide variety of interiors. Beautiful, durable, and virtually maintenance-free, Quick-Step puts the style in lifestyle. Widely-known as the style, design, and innovation leader in laminate flooring, Quick-Step continuously earns the flooring industry’s most prestigious awards including: 2015 Dealers’ Choice Award – Best New Laminate Product Of The Year (5th consecutive year); 2015 Award Of Excellence – Laminate Manufacturer Of The Year (5th consecutive year); 2015 Floor Focus Retailer Survey – #1 Quality, #1 Service, #1 Design (6th consecutive year); and 2015 RECO Market Intelligence Report – #1 Quality. Quick-Step is a registered trademark of Unilin Flooring, a Mohawk Industries company. Mohawk Industries is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is a Fortune 500 company. Visit us.quick- step.com for more details.
LOOK WHO’S WALKING!
“Look who I ran into today! Hadley Mercer, our baby that we did the kitchen for in Louisville! And, she’s walking all over the place!,” beamed designer Nicki Huggins in her note to Quick-Step that accompanied snapshots of her walk with baby Hadley. “Seeing her thriving, it was just meant to be!” said Nicki, about her chance meeting with Hadley while she was vacationing with her family.
Nicki Huggins is the designer for Antonio Sabato, Jr.’s hit design series “Fix It and Finish It” that renovated the Mercer family’s 65 year old kitchen making it safer for them to bring Hadley home from the hospital. At six months, Hadley had endured rounds of chemo and a bone marrow transplant.
QuickStep Floors was one of many companies including Kohler, Silestone, Benjamin Moore Paints, Haas Cabinets, Cardinal Kitchens, ProMaster, and White House Painting that participated in the family’s renovation.
“Our brand was privileged to be part of giving the Mercer family a brand new kitchen following their baby Hadley’s cancer treatments,” said Paij Thorn-Brooks, vice president of brand marketing for Quick-Step.
In this week’s episode, The “Fix It” team gives the Mercer family a modern and functional kitchen update. A beautiful, new Quick-Step floor was part of the renovation. “It was my hardest one-day reno and a labor of love for everyone involved,” Nicki says.
2 Minute Video Clip Of The “Mercer Kitchen” Fix It Finish It Episode
Click to view: https://nickihuggins.com/design/baby-hadleys-kitchen/
Photos (Above 2): Interior Designer Nicki Huggins & Hadley Mercer
Found Drawings 1991 – I remember being inspired by words, their meanings, or the feeling of their meaning, and trying to capture that in a piece of furniture, in this instance, a chair. My life had become very challenging at that time, so my response to all the hardship was to create something every day, usually whimsical, to remember to smile. Words and Whimsy were where I was coming from, and today, this still puts a smile on my face.