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Highlights from High Point – Round 1
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Last week I ventured out to High Point Market…my husband refers to it as a “furniture festival,” which is hilarious and relatively accurate. Held in High Point, North Carolina, HPMKT takes place in the epicenter of the American home furnishings industry so it draws manufacturers from its own backyard and from abroad. Designers, shop owners, and buyers descend upon the area twice a year to see, feel (and sit on), and price everything from furniture to rugs, lighting, and accessories. It’s a rare opportunity to see a massive quantity of goods within a few days.

I went out to shop for a few current and upcoming projects and I found lots o’ great stuff. I took nearly 1,100 pics while I was there! After pounding the pavement for four days, I noticed a few trends that popped up in multiple showrooms…

1) Faux Shagreen – aka Stringray, this faux skin was wrapped around all sorts of tables and case goods. It’s a great texture and the colorways I spotted at market were most often neutrals like gray and ivory.

2) Cerused Wood – There’s an example directly below via Global Views, but basically it’s a type of finish that highlights the wood grain and has a modern/rustic look.

3) Lacquer – high gloss, super saturated paint finishes were everywhere…even on lamp shades.

The two chests shown next are both by Bungalow 5…
4) Natural materials used to create unique, luxe adornments.
Pebbles/rocks at Lee Industries
Glass/Mirror/Resin at Made Goods
Bone at Mr. Brown
Pyrite at Emporium Home
Resin/Teak
And aside from the “trends” (I actually hate that word), here are a few other favorite items I spotted…
Linen-covered studded chest at Mr. Brown…
Platinum and gold toned fireplace screens…
Glass pineapple light fixture via Global Views…
Well-priced ceramic gourd lamps with trimmed shades…
Brass swing-arm sconce…
This lamp looks strikingly similar to my beloved Hermès’ Balcon du Guadalquivir china…
Woven stools at Palecek…
Globe chandelier with wood beads at Regina Andrew…
Stunning mirror at Arteriors…
 COCOCOZY Bedding!
Chair with pull-out mini side table via COUEF
Embroidered arm chair at J. Douglas
Dining chairs + table from Made Goods
What do you think of the things I snapped? Any favorites? I want that first shapely Shagreen cocktail table for my own house!
In case you’ve fallen in love with something and want to buy, keep in mind that pretty much everything at High Point is trade-only, so you’d have to buy through a retailer or a designer.
JLG Showhouse Detour at High Point
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I made a last minute excursion to High Point and on my way to market from the airport, I stopped by the Junior League of Greensboro Showhouse. A talented set of designers breathed new life into the historic Adamsleigh Estate, including a few of my personal design heros like Miles Redd, Eric Cohler, and Suzanne Kasler. It was a pleasure to walk through and study their handiwork and see the beautiful old manse. As with most showhomes, there were rooms I loved and others that I didn’t care for…these were my favorite spaces:

This is the Suzanne Kasler-designed Den, it was a perfect blend of traditional and modern styles…
And I’m 99% sure this is Eric Cohler’s Sun Porch…
 This room also had a ceiling adorned with stripes
There were parts of Miles Redd’s Living Room that I liked, but to be totally honest, I was really distracted and confused by the use of the not-so-luxe Dwell Studio bird fabric, especially in the same room as De Gournay wallcovering?!? The rug was a stunner though!
Another favorite was by Kara Cox and the room is one of the Daughters’ Bedrooms. It’s light and fresh and had a lovely, feminine color palette.
I’ll take the pink sheets (I think they’re Matouk) and the Michael Clement hand-painted lamps!
Besides the gorgeous Tommy Mitchell gilded flowers, this pic shows the AMAZING sculpted plaster walls…
Such a chic little vanity, isn’t it?
Perhaps my number one pick of the house was this bedroom, designed by Megan Winters for Thomas & Gray. The room was defined by a bold black, white, and gold mix. I’m always drawn to black and white stripes, so the first elements I fell for were the draperies and the bed canopy…
Oh, and the striped ceiling was the jam…
This was the men’s dressing area and it was designed by Traci Zeller and Lisa Mende…I LOVE the socks wallpaper, the brass sunburst light fixture, and the studded shelving.
 This shot shows part of another Daughter’s Room (I think), which was put together by Jack Fhillips. Lots of animal influence in here!
Here is the lady’s bedroom and dressing room, which was designed by Robert Brown. Clarence House’s legendary “The Vase” fabric and wallpaper was the star in here…
And finally, they called this the Maid’s Room and it was pretty swanky with Quadrille fabric, Oomph tables, and lacquered walls.
And that’s it…at least, those are my favorite spaces. Tell me what you think of the showhouse! I’ll post more photos on Pinterest too in case you want to peek in other rooms. So far, do you have any top rooms picked out?



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