Going to High Point Market is always FUN! You know eye candy? Well ten times more eye sugar and high adrenaline for ‘all you can eat’… We are talking showroom after showroom, after showroom, after showroom full of beauty, color, new ideas, amazing products, great food and FUN! The catch is, as much good planning as possible, and a pair of shoes (or two, or three) that can hold the physical intensity of walking and standing until you drop. You can think you saw a ton, and you quickly realize that you just started, and day after day there is more to come and more to visit. By the time you go home, you are saturated with home furnishings and probably you don’t want to see one more chair for a while unless it is the one that you are finally sitting on.
But it is all worth it and beyond. So I thought I must share with you things that stood out and got me salivating and wanting to go home and start creating more beautiful projects!
INTENSE, REALISTIC, LARGE SCALE FLORALS
Florals, they were something else! I haven’t seen so large and bold floral patterns for a while. Top: Leftbank Art. From left to right: Massoud Upholstery, Lilian August, Taylor King.
Floral sofa by Century Furniture.
Beautiful floral lamp shade by Port68. New floral fabric and wallpaper collection by Thibaut Designs.
Amazing art applications by Leftbank Art, Art & Frame Source and Sagebrook Home
GEOMETRIC DOOR FRONTS
Serving pieces and credenzas are now pieces of Art. Some examples from Bernhardt, Hooker Furniture, Theodore Alexander and Woodbridge.
Velvets went to another level this year in beautiful patterns. Photos from Taylor King, Wesley Hall, Massoud and I am sorry I don’t remember the name of the maker on the last pink settee, but it caught my eye as I was passing by…
WALLPAPER AND MURALS
Wallpaper and Murals have taken over the walls at this market. Designers were not shy with massive patterns, but many were soft and lovely adding a great texture to the wall. Pictures from Bernhardt showroom, Madegoods, Hooker Furniture, and Mrs Howard.
Chinoiserie, the 18th Century classic pattern with the European interpretation of Chinese lifestyle, is a classic on textiles and wallpaper and this time came out with a fresh new look. Massoud, CR Laine, Taylor King.
Breathtaking hardware by Robin Baron and Addison Weeks
SPECTACULAR LIGHT FIXTURES
Multi-dimensional light fixtures made out of different materials gave us a ‘wow’ effect everywhere. Noir, Currey & Co, Madegoods
CHAIRS GONE SEXY
Chairs with temperament and personality: Global Views, Baker Furniture, Wesley Hall
NATURAL ELEMENTS AND TEXTURE
Lots of texture and natural elements: Bernhardt, Jeffan, Madegoods, Woodbridge.
Linens are my passion. So many beautiful and dreamy Linens: Lily Alexandra, Anngish and Eastern Accents
ATTENTION TO THE DETAIL WITH FUN TRIM APPLICATIONS