Today was my first day at High Point Market! Jam packed with all kinds of educational opportunities as well as events, so many products to see, it was fun and very busy!
I’m starting off with this image because it was the first thing that greeted us at the Kravet party in the afternoon, I loved the hits of colour in front of the blackboard.
Colour is everywhere this market, that of course, is not news! Blue in every shade should definitely have been the colour of the year in 2014 (by the way I predicted blue in 2013 but as many of you know, radiant orchid was chosen instead). But I’m not bitter about it, no sireee.
Maria Killam & Windsor Smith
I met the fabulous Windsor Smith! I am a big fan of her work. When I rebranded three years ago, I stared long and hard at her logo trying to figure out how I could get MK to fit together like WS (below), but I could not do it. K is a hard letter (literally) and especially because my last name is already Killam. What can you do with that?
I met some long time blog readers and some new ones ; ) ; )
Check out this muted olive green ottoman hanging out with the clean fuchsia and blue.
Olive green is on my radar lately. It is here but in small doses.
Remember before the brown trend everyone had an olive green sofa? Well, it’s coming back but of course this time paired with clean colours. I’ve talked a lot about how basically muted greens are the only muddy colours that can be intentionally combined with clean colours.
Attending market is not only about seeing all the new trends but there’s so many great educational events to attend!
This morning kicked off with a conversation moderated by Thom Filica and Newel Turner about the new wave of designers and how their business has changed after being featured in House Beautiful.
During Q&A time, someone asked if any of the designers on the panel shopped with their clients and everyone agreed that this was not a good idea until the vision for the house was firmly established and the client was onboard with it which takes time. Even a designer attending market for the first time will be overwhelmed by the incredible amount of furniture and accessories available.
One of the designers laughed and said there are only so many pieces of furniture chosen by the client where you can say “That’ll be great for the 4th floor guest room”, or “How about the closet in the 4th floor bedroom ; ) ; )”
Here are some I picked out that look interesting:
Go here to see where you can fit in an event into your schedule!
And don’t forget, tomorrow (Sunday) I’ll be speaking at Antiques by Zaar about the colour White:
Go here to see the Design Viewpoint Series of events.
I’m so excited to see you tomorrow! xoxo Maria
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