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Top Three Spring 2016 High Point Market Trends

The Spring 2016 High Point market featured the best new products and ideas for the home.  These are three of the biggest trends spotted at this season’s furniture market.

The Color Blue

So many of the showrooms were awash in shades of blue.  Indigo, cobalt and cerulean made appearances in fabrics, lighting and accessories.

The very blue Duralee showroom

Duralee High Point Showroom

Capel Rugs “Flash” rug in indigo

Capel Rugs "Flash" Indigo

Taylor Burke Home navy pendant light

Taylor Burke Home Navy Pendant

Lacquer Furniture

Straddling the line between traditional and modern, lacquer furniture adds instant glamour to any decor.

Worlds Away orange lacquer desk

Worlds Away orange lacquer desk

Moes Home Collection black lacquer cabinet

Moes Home Collection black lacquer cabinet

John Richard red lacquer cabinet

John Richard red lacquer cabinet


Both faux and real was the biggest trend at this Spring’s market.   Providing deep texture, fur is playful yet sophisticated.

Moe’s Home Collection fur pillows

Moe's Home Collection fur pillows

Fur backed chairs chairs from Currey and Company

Currey and Company fur backed chairs

Interlude Hone featured luxe acrylic and fur benches

Interlude acrylic and fur stools

Not sure whether to sit or pet this luxurious Glassimo fur and glass chair

Glassimo fur and glass chair

High Point Furniture Market can be tiring to even the most seasoned visitor!

High Point Furniture Market dog

Mr. H says:  The best trends are the ones that make you look and feel great-Enjoy!

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Whiling Away in Winston Salem

On a recent trip to High Point Furniture Market I was pleased to spend some time in charming Winston-Salem.  Even though its the fifth largest city in North Carolina, it harbors a wealth of charm and history.  From skyscrapers to the 1700 era structures of Old Salem, Winston Salem is a sojourn worthy city.

Completed in 1929, as the headquarters for the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, The Reynolds Building was the design inspiration for the much larger and more famous Empire State Building in New York City that was built in 1931.

RJ Reynolds Building Winston Salem

The tallest building in the Piedmont Triad region is found in Winston-Salem.  The Wells Fargo Center or 100 North Main Street is a 1995 postmodern 34 floor skyscraper designed by Petronas Towers architect César Pelli.

Wachovia Tower Winston Salem

The area of Old Salem was originally settled by members of the Protestant Moravian Church in 1766.  Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966, the town’s restored and reconstructed buildings, staffed by living-history interpreters, present visitors with a view of Moravian life in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Old Salem building

Old Salem streetscape

Old Salem

A trip is not complete with dining at the Tavern in Old Salem.

The Tavern in Old Salem

For the duration of my stay, I was happily ensconced in fellow ASID interior designer Susan Carson’s home.  Built in the 1920’s, it was a joy to behold her design of the interiors.

Winston Salem home

A stunning Zuber inspired hand painted wall mural in the entry

Hand painted stair mural

The elegant faux painted dining room with a cheetah patterned rug.

Faux Painted Dining Room

Mr. H says:  Seeing art and engineering as separate is not seeing the world as a whole-Enjoy!

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Fall 2014 High Point Furniture Market Redux

One last post on all the fabulous finds at this years International Home Furnishings Market in High Point.

Natural hickory branches are crafted into an impressive floor lamp at Deanna Wish Designs

Wish Designs Tree Lamp

A dog portrait looms out over the showroom

Brown dog portrait

Hand painted fused glass and stainless steel form this graceful Global Views Peacock table

Global Views Peacock Table

 Jaunty Rugs featured a modern wool and viscose collection

Jaunty Rugs

Glass fish float in a sea of bubbles at Lite Source

Lite Source Seabright Chandelier

Long know for its exquisite hand painted cabinetry, Habersham created this wine room vignette at this Fall’s show.

Habersham wine cabinet

Swaim’s new cracked glass top cocktail table

Swaim cocktail table

Global Views whimsical “Golden Conga Line” metal sculpture.

Global Views Dog conga line

Mr. H says: Make a home for yourself inside your head instead of in a place-Enjoy!

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2014 High Point Market Trends

Fresh from the Fall High Point Furniture Market these are a few of the recurring trends

Metallic Gold-The movement towards warmer metal finishes has been on the upswing these last few years and it dominated this Fall’s market

Twisted gold roping form the base of this Uttermost lamps

Uttermost gold lamp

Avenue B gold dining table base and sling chairs

Avenue B gold dining table and chairs

Transitional Visual Comfort chandelier

Visual Comfort Lighting gold chandelier

Shapely Modern-Streamlined yet soft silhouettes

Curved wood forms a waffle design console base at Oggetti

Oggetti Waffle Console Table

Long known for their curves, the Swaim showroom was overflowing with luxurious style

Swaim dining table and chairs

Global Views chartreuse “guitar” vases

Global Views Guitar Vases

True Blue-Navy, Cobalt, Federal and Cobalt to name a few were ubiquitous colors throughout many of the showrooms

Craftmaster Furniture

Navy and white pillows at Callisto Home

Navy and white bedding Callisto Home

Blue bolsters on a sexy Weiman-Interlude bench

Weiman Interlude Bench

Mr. H says: Create a trend of your own-Enjoy!




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Market Magic

High Point furniture market came to a close yesterday taking with it all the inspiring design we enjoyed for a few days.

Without a doubt, color was the notable take away trend of the Spring 2013 market

High Point Market 2013
Jenny Krauss

High Point Market

Ogetti Showroom

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The Rug Market showroom
The Rug Market

With over 11 million square feet of showroom space it is possible to become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of product on display in High Point

Laura Lee Designs Showroom
Laura Lee Designs
Uttermost High Point Showroom

While much time is spent reviewing resources at market we did manage to make some fabric and furniture selections for a client’s home.

Swaim High Point Showroom
Weiman Furniture

Mr. H says: Every mind is a room packed with forgotten furniture-Enjoy!