High Point Market

Hello! I hope you all are having a great fall season so far. I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything on the blog. I’ve recently started working with two new clients and have been quite busy!

I did get a chance to head down to North Carolina over the weekend to check out the High Point Furniture Market. It was my first time at the market, and for those of you not familiar, it’s basically a huge trade show for the furniture / home accessories industry. High Point, NC hosts a fall and spring market every year. It is quite the scene – and is a little overwhelming. There are about 75,000 people that attend the event (which started on Saturday and goes through Wednesday). Here are two of those attendees:

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That’s my husband, Greg, who agreed to tag along. After dropping off the kids with Greg’s parents in Chapel Hill (thanks again, Ann and Bob!), we headed to High Point. We were only there a little over 24 hours, but I definitely got an eyeful. There was so much I didn’t even get to see. I had to pace both myself and Greg (who was a trooper but was definitely not as excited as I was to be there). We did go out to dinner on Saturday night at a great little restaurant in Greensboro called Undercurrent. I highly recommend it if you’re ever in the area.

Back to the show. Here are a few things that caught my eye.

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So much great art! Mostly prints, but some original too. I really love the ones above and want to use them in Owen’s room at some point.

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I saw a ton of art that was framed in a floating style in thick plexiglass/lucite. It was a very modern, clean look that I really liked and that felt new and fresh.

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And the rugs! So many great rugs. This vendor was packed and had designers grabbing rugs off the stacks in a bit of a frenzy.

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More art …

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Beautiful showrooms all over, and blue and pink are still quite popular.

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A modern take on botanicals. Tons of oversized, large art pieces as well.

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On Sunday, we took a shuttle “off campus” to the Lexington showroom. It’s about a 10 minute drive from the main showroom area.

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I loved all the velvet at Duralee and the tufting in this couch.

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Greg found the furniture a little too comfortable, so we called it quits after a few hours. 😉

img_1137I’ll hopefully go back down in the spring and get to see even more. Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

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