One of my favorite times of year has come and gone and I have the blisters on my feet to prove it. The High Point Furniture Market is amazing, exciting, exhausting and overwhelming. I feel lucky to live in Chapel Hill, an easy 1 hour drive to High Point. I easily could log 6 miles a day searching out the latest and greatest products from people who are true artisans. Friends who know me know that I really do not care about going to parties or events and am very happy with my little circle of friends. However, when it comes to High Point, I definitely suffer from fear of missing out. I think if I don’t go to that building or walk every single floor I may miss out on the perfect piece for ______.
One of my first spots was to CR Laine to see my design consultant Tobi Fairley’s first furniture collection and let me tell you she knocked it out the park! I really loved every piece, but my favorite was her perfect shade of pink bedroom. I absolutely loved the soft leather bench at the end of the bed.
Tobi Fairley’s gorgeous new line for CR Laine
Another amazing find were these gorgeous painted wood tiles that are just as durable as an engineered hardwood floor. I grew up in Florida where tile floors are king and let me tell how hard they can be on your back when you are standing and cooking for long periods of time. I was just having that discussion with someone who is remodeling their kitchen and wanted kitchen tile when I stumbled across these beauties.
It is fun to meet the designers who create these beautiful pieces and to find out what inspired them. Windsor Smith (Gwyneth Paltrow’s interior designer of her amazing L.A. home) introduced her new line. Her lighting was so beautiful!
Windsor Smith’s new line for Arteriors.
I love light fixtures and really think they are jewelry for the room and just like real jewelry, I want just about every piece!
This stunning flush mount was just scooped up by one of my favorite clients and will go in her gallery.
It is really hard to order upholstered furniture for clients if they are not able to sit in it and test it out. Unfortunately in High Point, you are not allowed to bring clients. One showroom did allow me to bring clients in the day after the show was over so we took them up on it!
Testing out dining room chairs
Should we go light and fresh…
Or dramatic and moody….
Check out a future blog post to see what we decide!