Monday, November 3, 2014

High Point Highlights

Twice a year we attend High Point Market to view all that is new in the design and home industry.  People always ask me what was 'the big thing' or what was 'HOT' this year? This year, there were definite answers to these questions.  

For starters, NAVY & GRAY were strong colors for fabrics, rugs and paintings.  GOLD is still a hot metal, but SILVER is making its way to the top.  I saw lovely and dramatic uses of shiny silver.  Geometrics and modern designs are still on trend, and I am seeing a rise of YELLOW in fabrics and rugs.

A pictures is worth a thousand words.  So, here is a run down of what we saw over a four day period and some of my personal High Lights from High Point.

Kelly Wearstler, the well known designer with an edge is now designing fixtures for Visual Comfort.  It did not disappoint.  Drama!

Although several other manufacturer's carry a sputnik version, Kelly's design is a true replica of the original and the finishes are spot on. She also designed a flush mount and pendant version.

A funky and simple Wearstler pendant.  Perfect for over a long kitchen island or in a stairwell.

Black and white marble cylinder lamp.
There she is - in the flesh.  A delight even after greeting hundreds of fans.
Geometric chandelier, available in several finishes and size.  Fabulous.

 Niermann Weeks also joined the VC team. Here is one of his creations below:

A Palm Beach inspired fixture.  Sure to be a hit.  Available in several sizes.

Visual Comfort lamps.  Note silver.

Good News! Wallpaper is here to stay.  Let's all rejoice.  Phillip Jeffries has always been my personal favorite, especially with regard to grasscloths and textures.  Below is one of his superior offerings:

The Tempaper brand of designer temporary wallpaper has been out for a few years. 
The patterns have gotten better and edgier.  These are great as you can apply them on your own and change them out when you tire of the design or are ready for a change.  A great way to add a strong punch in bathrooms, on ceilings or on an accent wall.  


I love RUGS! I love the textures, patterns, designs, colors and feel. Here are some of the new ones and my favorite finds. Sari Silk Rugs are still IN! Love the turquoise and purples in this one below:
Oriental hand-knotted in rich charcoal, navy and light gray accents.  The detail is exquisite.

Tibetan rug in gray, blue and yellowish gold.  A bold statement.

Moroccan-like designs shown in flat weaves in softer colors.  Coming to the showroom soon!

Note the color.  The original designs were in cream backgrounds, now available in gray ground.

Of course Van Collier is always on my list, and each year Beth & Chris deliver with perfection. 

vanCollier ginkgo 3 leaf table.

Etagere with Greek key design.  I want this in silver.

These Italian Glass lamps make my mouth water! They are coming soon to our store. 

Italian glass cylinder lamp with speckled gray/gold.  Gorgeous!

This painting says it all:  blue and modern.  That is a trend that seems destined to stay for a while.

Post-It Note Art.

Silver and lucite coffee table.  Also available in gold.  On the way to the store.  I adore!
Some fabric swatches from Cotton and Quill.  Coming to our store soon.