Sherrill Furniture names India Miller VP, creative for Sherrill, Hickory White

The design talent is credited with the reimagination of the company’s 100,000-square-foot High Point showroom last fall

HICKORY, N.C. — Luxury domestic case goods and upholstery manufacturer Sherrill Furniture has named India Miller vice president, creative for Sherrill Furniture and Hickory White, a new position.

India Miller

Miller has been owner of India Miller Designs in High Point for more than 28 years. In this new position, she has been given the task of elevating the design of the Hickory White and Sherrill Furniture brands, including merchandising, fabric-to-frame applications and showroom design.

She reports to company President Thad Monroe, who credited her with the updating of the company’s 100,000-square-foot showroom at 315 Fred Alexander Place last fall. As part of this project, two of the company’s brands, Hickory White and Lillian August, also moved into the building from their previous nearby location at 309 N. Hamilton St.

“India is an amazing creative talent and a terrific leader,” Monroe said. “She creates inspiring design concepts and translates them beautifully into products and environments that capture our customers’ imagination. India’s creative leadership in various aspects of Sherrill’s business over the last 10 years, plus the critical role she played in the successful transformation and launch of the new Sherrill showroom, have earned her this new opportunity.”

Charles Sherrill, chief executive officer of Sherrill Furniture Co., credits India with “delivering a showroom that transformed the customer experience and elevated designers’ perception of what is possible when they choose to partner with this family of brands and the best craftspeople in furniture today.”

Reporting to Miller are a team of full-time and contract design professionals, plus a recently added showroom manager, Betsy Strickland, who is responsible for day-to-day operations of the new Sherrill showroom building.

“We are committed to this new role and are making investments in the resources and support needed to make the most of India’s creative leadership for the company,” Sherrill said.

Miller said she is pleased to begin this new role in the industry.

“Hickory White’s roots extend all the way back to 1881 and Sherrill’s to 1945,” she said “When I think about the legacy of these brands, and following in the footsteps of Buddy Sherrill, an industry icon and my friend, I am both humbled and excited to take on this new challenge.”

Thomas Russell

Home News Now Editor-in-Chief Thomas Russell has covered the furniture industry for 25 years at various daily and weekly consumer and trade publications. He can be reached at and at 336-508-4616.

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