The curtain went up on the world’s largest international furniture and accessory market in High Point, North Carolina last week. All and anyone connected to this industry was there, either on the selling or buying side of this major event. High Point Market happens twice a year in April and again in October. Everyone waits in anticipation for what’s new, what’s hot and what’s trending now, and every market there is always something exciting.

I must declare that I am not an interior designer who is into fads that are in today and gone tomorrow. My professional design philosophy that I have practiced for over 30 years and one that my clients depend on me for is very simple. Good, solid, classic design never goes out of style, whether traditional or contemporary!

So why go to High Point? Always and forever there will be a fresh new spin and interpretation to all things dealing with our interior spaces. How can I not know what this is? Looking at magazines, viewing online or on TV is wonderfully inspiring, but only by experiencing market can I truly know the pulse of my industry. Going to market energizes my creativity, especially seeing new products in fabulous displays that often literally stop traffic.

So with that said, here was some of the buzz High Point Market last week:

 

CONTEMPORY AND BOLD NEW CLASSICS

Worlds Away ANABELLE BRO Orange velvet dining or occasional chair with brass frame. #HPmkt

Worlds Away’s ‘ ANABELLE BRO’ Orange velvet dining or occasional chair with brass frame.

Grace & Blake's 'Tito Chair'

Grace & Blake’s ‘Tito Chair’ with Lucite/Acrylic legs and arm with tufted back in velvet and comes in linen

Metal and more metals! Woodbridge Furniture

Metal and more metals! Woodbridge Furniture

Chelsea House Devon Lamp, with antique gold finish and hard shade. Designed by  Lisa Kahn.

Chelsea House Devon Lamp, with antique gold finish and hard shade. Designed by Lisa Kahn.

Multifunctional pieces combined with durability from COUEF, 'The Alana' swivel chair

Multifunctional pieces combined with durability. COUEF, The Alana swivel chair

A bedside E-Charge Center by Hooker Furniture

A bedside E-Charge Center by Hooker Furniture

 Linon Home Decor Products

Multi functional unfitted kitchen island. Linon Home Decor Products

Color reigns with this screen by Tobi Fairley for CR Lane

Color reigns with this screen by Tobi Fairley for CR Laine

Omnia Leather for  The Dreamsation sleeper sofas

Omnia Leather for The Dreamsation sleeper sofas

Luxury marries texture in this dresser by Bernhardt

Luxury marries texture in this dresser by Bernhardt

From The Gold Leaf Design Group

From The Gold Leaf Design Group

Something whimsical! Modern Day Accents Taco High Hell Wine Bottle Holder. You can store  while you décor. Unique wine bottle holder can accommodate three  bottles of wine. Shapes like a high heel shoe, this accessory is sure to  strike conversation! Finding something whimsical is always a fun experience at High Point Market!

Something whimsical! Modern Day Accents Taco High Hell Wine Bottle Holder. You can store
while you décor. Unique wine bottle holder can accommodate three
bottles of wine. Shapes like a high heel shoe, this accessory is sure to
strike conversation!
Finding something whimsical is always a fun experience at High Point Market!