April 27, 2009, High Point, NC—Catherine Smoak was recently selected by Howard Miller to design their newly-acquired showroom in C-402 of the IHFC building which will be used to debut Howard Miller’s introduction of “Signature Home Furnishings by Ty Pennington”, star of wildly popular ABC television show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  Smoak’s company, Jigsaw Solutions, was chosen from several other highly-respected design firms to oversee the design and project management for the showroom. 

Howard Miller moved from their existing space at Hamilton Wrenn to IHFC to double their square footage, devoting half of the new showroom’s 18,000 plus square feet to effectively promote their broadened home furnishings categories with “Signature Home Furnishings by Ty Pennington”.  Their partnership with Pennington reflects a new venture for Howard Miller, who, until recently, had been more well-known for their clocks, curios, and wine/bar sets.  “Signature Home Furnishings by Ty Pennington” will feature bedroom, dining, living room, and upholstery selections. 

Smoak’s background in product development provided her with a unique design perspective as she created a beautiful, cozy, and inviting environment for the new collection.  Cheryl Stormzand, Director of Product Development for Howard Miller, noted, “Catherine has created a showroom for Howard Miller Total Home which is the ideal environment to present our new ‘Signature Home Furnishings by Ty Pennington’ to our retailers.  Our pre-Market presentation was very well-received by retailers nationwide.  Her project management skills and design expertise were right on target; she gave us what we asked for, on time and within budget.” 

About Jigsaw Solutions
Jigsaw Solutions provides a unique and unparalleled ability to deliver creative solutions with a combination of business acumen and design expertise for more than 25 years.  While offering a diverse array of services, including showroom and retail store design, global product sourcing, product design and development, visual merchandising, color consulting, and creative marketing, Jigsaw Solutions provides synergistic design solutions based on your needs.  For more information, please visit

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