I love attending High Point Market each season, now that I’ve decided that’s where you’ll find me every Spring and Fall even though it takes me an entire day to get all the way to the Southeast from the Northwest.
I’m actually giving up two other annual conferences I attend each year, because I find High Point to be–by far–a way better place to network with other designers and brands, get updated on all the new trends, attend educational events and find things you won’t find anywhere else.
Lisa Mende (above) wrote a fabulous post last year outlining everything you need to know from what to wear to how to plan your trip here.
If you are in the design industry, consider attending at least once a year if you can!
Here are my pics for this season:
Gold and Copper lighting was everywhere.
Kelly Wearstler (above and below) debuted a lighting collection at Visual Comfort.
Photos by Maria Killam
Currey & Co. Photo by Maria Killam
I’m always drawn to beautiful lighting that doesn’t need to be hard wired (above) since it’s so much easier to install. Hang it, plug it in and you have instant atmosphere!
I loved these petrified wood table tops at Bernhardt! Notice they match my shoes!
Of course I would be drawn to the adorable sets of dog and bird ornaments at Global Views. Notice, not a lot of chrome finishes here!
Gorgeous, coordinated bedding at Eastern Accents.
Lovely glam vignette in the Bernhardt Furniture showroom.
Did you know I’m a member of the Style & Design Guild with Pratt & Lambert? Well they sent me two questions to answer about market this Fall:
1. What are your initial thoughts about the show this year?
How much stunning and bright colour was everywhere in furniture and accessories! Colour is in the spotlight with greys, whites and navy blues providing a crisp backdrop.
2. What are you particularly excited about?
As trendy as copper and gold is, it certainly warms up white and adds a sophisticated look and feel to furniture and accessories.
For more trends, see the Pinterest boards of this years Market Style Spotters here.
So that’s my take on the show this year! Which trend is your favourite?
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