It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Scott and I! Just after our Italy trip, we left on Monday (5:30am flight!) to go to the High Point Furniture Market. The market is held twice a year and is the best place to find upholstery and casegood furniture. In addition to the great showroom displays, there are also a great number of speakers and planned events which build on the overall experience of the largest furniture market in the US!
The market is one of the best sources in the industry for observing what the upcoming furniture styles and color trends will be for our spaces. It is also a good place to find unique accessories that work great in boutique stores like ours. Here are a couple of items I thought were pretty special:
We’ve ordered a variety of these fun books with interesting colors and patterns on the binding. These books used as a series on a bookcase could really help make a bookshelf display unique and fresh.
Additionally, we found some incredible lighting options, such as these new chandeliers:
I loved this natural fiber rug in washed colors which could be used as the starting point to decorate a man’s office or game room:
One of my favorite ‘unique’ sources is a fine print dealer out of San Francisco that makes prints using old fashioned techniques. We’ve carried several of his pieces in the store. These two new prints were very large (close to 4ft tall!) and I’ve put them on my Christmas list for myself in case Santa is paying attention (hint, hint, Scott). It is so hard to go to market and focus on buying for the store or clients and not be tempted to look for yourself while you are there!
Speaking of great finds, I found this fabulous new bedding for a client that wants a bedroom in water colors (blues and greens) with a pop of raspberry. Just perfect:
Furthermore, I was really impressed with a number of the upholstery manufacturers who continue to develop transitional or ”new traditional” sofas, chairs and ottomans in clean lines with sophisticated details and fabrics.
We both stopped to check out the back of this settee from Vanguard’s Michael Weiss collection. This style would be perfect for any room where the back of the sofa ‘floats’ in space, and would add a considerable amount of ‘fashion’ to that space.
We really enjoyed our trip and can’t wait for all the exciting products we’ve order to show up at the store. I am really energized and inspired with the options we will have incorporating some of the new trends and color schemes into our retail store and my design projects. If you are interested in updating your space contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about our design services.
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