High Point Market is the Fashion Week of the interiors world. Twice a year, furniture, lighting, rug, and art (and everything else you can think of for interiors!) manufacturers gather in High Point, North Carolina to show off their new offerings. Literally thousands of designers, buyers, stagers, and retailers flock to this normally tiny town and the population swells exponentially. It's actually a very strange experience to witness what happens to the town dynamics, but I'll leave that to the sociologists. I find it fascinating though!
For this best-of-market Spring 2014 edition, I'm sharing my favorite pieces, trends, and vignettes. Enjoy! And don't hesitate to contact us for more info about ordering anything you fall in love with. These to-the-trade items are available through Manderley Design Co!
A beautiful old storefront in High Point
Most of the big showrooms are in large convention halls, but there are some lovely little shops with lovely storefronts along the sidewalks.
First stop is Bobo Intriguing Objects. The perfect name...they have a beautiful old warehouse stuffed with interesting and sometimes very strange objects. Here is an important design lesson from them - chandeliers can never be too big!
Books! That might need to be organized a little. But this is why I love BoBo!
I really do. not. get. these.
Love the shape of this chair at Bobo!
On to one of the big exhibit halls! I love the art work at Pheromone. They have agreements with zoos to acquire their insects, birds, lizards etc. that have passed away, and they use them in beautiful collages. I love that the animals' beauty lives on for a while longer.
Oly is one of my very favorites. Their showroom is dreamy perfection with soft colors, lots of gold and silver, and the most elegant but creative transitional furniture. And I could happily live in the cute courtyard outback.
Lo Forti is a family owned business that makes the most beautiful hand-colored prints on fine paper. Check out the detail on these. The cute little octopus and coral came home with me!
Some of the showrooms are in an old factory, and they've preserved the view as you walk through a breezeway.
A great piece from England.
Speaking of England, Mr. Brown London is a favorite stop. I adore their store facade with the bright blue planters of ingenious design.
Time for mojitos at Mr. Brown!
A beautiful vignette at Currey and Co. They have the best lighting with interesting new shapes and materials at each market. Mr. Currey is always at the show with his big shaggy standard poodle and tons of organic produce from his garden that that chefs whip up into a big buffet three times a day. Their southern hospitality makes them one of my favorite and most frequent stops!
I love the whimsy and color that Stray Dog Designs incorporates into their paper cache lighting and accessories.
Just hanging out with Aerin Lauder, the lady who designs killer shoes, while I wear rubber flip flops because me feet are shredded tatters by this point! Oh, she is so beautiful and elegant.
Last stop...Waffle House! I can't leave without a sausage grits bowl with fried egg on top. You just can't find them in Seattle.
And finally, the PEACHOID for you House of Cards fans. I was so excited the first time I drove past this. It's everything they said it was and more.