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High Point 2018 Spring Market Recap

Posted on April 26, 2018 | 4 comments

We’re officially back from High Point Market! After days spent scouring the newest product lines, conferring with company reps, placing orders, and savoring the freshest infused-with-everything cocktails, we’re back home. Take a look at our favorite highlights of the show.

Lillian August | High Point Market

EVOLUTION

If we could pick a theme of the show, it would have to be “evolution”. We witnessed many of our favorite vendors doing exactly what they do best—sticking with familiar design recipes, but pushing the envelope a little—and with much success!

Showroom: Lillian August

Anna French | Thibaut | High Point Market

MAKING A SPLASH

Making waves with new, colorful products was the legendary Thibaut. Featuring their new ‘Dynasty Collection’, this attraction was one of the most popular at market, and is currently being raved about by design editors and bloggers everywhere (including us…but we were on it WEEKS AGO...see 10 Spring Product Picks). Contrasting colors, especially with fabrics and textiles were prevalent throughout the show, including yellows and blacks as well.

Showroom: Anna French for Thibaut

Visual Comfort | High Point Market

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT

One of the categories that made the biggest and most impressive visual impact was lighting. Some wacky and wild combinations, including oversized mobile-type models, left us starstruck. Keep your eyes on our storefront—there will be some great new lighting styles debuting this year!

Showroom: Visual Comfort

Thibaut | High Point Market

CLASSIC COLOR COMBOS

To everyone’s pleasure—including ours and our clients—there were plenty of classic combinations. Sometimes you just can’t get enough of a good thing. These were always done with a refreshing twist, adding new elements of interest and inspiration.

Showroom: Thibaut

Oomph | High Point Market

MAKING A STATEMENT

Keeping the bathroom light and bright is always a priority, but it’s also fun to add a bold splash of color. We like how some of the new fixtures available, including mirrors, light fixtures, vanities, etc. have taken on this role. Tile continues to be a popular trend, and we must say there is no scarcity to choose from. Check out this dramatic bathroom by @Oomph.

Showroom: Oomph (featuring Wallpaper by Thibaut)

Eloquence | High Point Market

DRAMATIC, MOODY BOUDOIRS 

Taking neutrals to dramatic new heights were the moody boudoirs and bedrooms that completely pulled us in and took our breath away. These had such an ambiance that it was hard to describe, but suffice it to say we felt transported to another world (maybe not even the present, but perhaps the past). Eloquence’s dreamy showrooms looked like scenes painted straight from a watercolorists’ palette.

Showroom: Eloquence

Artesia | High Point Market

NEUTRALS AND NATURAL ELEMENTS

Plenty of natural elements, such as repurposed natural wood, cotton, rope, and woven baskets and furniture adding warmth to the setting. Driftwood was the focal point of many furniture pieces, including dramatic table bases. These natural elements shine when paired with contrasting whites, producing a very clean and healthy vibe.

Showroom: Artesia

GuildMaster | High Point Market

COASTAL THEMES

One of our personal favorites that has strong representation of the shore is Coastal. Combinations of blue and white, and water-derived pieces are always in style. We always love to see another color or two injected into this popular theme as well.

Showroom: GuildMaster

Windy O'Conner | High Point Market

ARTFUL ELEMENTS

Lots of colorful artwork that was impossible to miss. Styles included abstract works, as well as contemporary and anything else you might imagine. We always enjoy viewing the artwork on display as this is such a source of inspiration for us and what we do as designers.

SHOW HIGHLIGHT: Artist Windy O'Connor wore different dresses daily, each taken from one of her paintings or designs. Brilliant!

Showroom: Windy O’Connor

Good Vibes Only | High Point Market

OTHER SHOUTOUTS 

We encountered loads of outdoor performance fabrics that are both great looking and feel good. Lots of gold elements, which is saying something considering its rising popularity over the past several years. Always glamorous! There was a serious “game” theme going around as well, including cards and shuffleboard (as seen above).

Showroom: Rick Brownlee

The Katharine | High Point Market

RELAX WHILE YOU CAN

The market is always busy, so it’s great to be able to take a timeout here and there. Thankfully, there are lots of outstanding restaurants, bistros and bars to refuel, including one of our faves, The Katherine. Their menu of infused cocktails provided quite the thirst-quenching respite we were looking for.

Restaurant: The Katharine

Mint Moped | High Point Market

THE ANNUAL TREK

Surrounded by such creative people and companies, there are surprises seemingly around every corner (including this mint-colored moped with baskets of flowers @ Mr. Brown). In addition to the fabulous vendor displays, that’s one of the things we look forward to each year at High Point Market | The World’s Home for Home Furnishings. We’ll see you again this Fall!

Restaurant: Mr. Brown

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Bonus Market Photos:

Artesia | High Point Market

Showroom: Artesia

Bunakara | High Point Market

Showroom: Bunakara

Showroom: Eloquence

Showroom: Eloquence

Showroom: Anna French for Thibaut

Showroom | High Point Market

Showroom: Replacements

Showroom: Matouk

Showroom: Hudson Valley Lighting

Showroom | High Point Market

 

And the best (or BS) for last. 

Showroom: BS Trading Co.

New merchandise (minus the raccoons) is arriving daily!

Cheers,

Dwelling & Design

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High Point: Spring Market

Posted on April 10, 2018 | 0 comments

High Point Market | Dwelling & Design

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This week we're off to High Point Market!  We're excited and anticipating lots of amazing new products in the realm of interior design.

Now is when we place orders and bring back items that will influence the look of our retail store stylistically in the coming year, as well as offering a wider variety of options for our design project clientele.

What are we looking for? We're not always sure ourselves, until we see it, sit on it, pick it up, etc. in real life! Want an inside scoop?

Check our Instagram Story (@dwellinganddesign) for the hottest product line debuts, home decor celebrity sightings, cocktail hour (maybe?) and our always fun, wild adventures!

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Fiona Weeks featured in High Point Market Fall 2016 Video

Posted on November 21, 2016 | 0 comments

Dwelling & Design co-owner/designer Fiona Newell Weeks is interviewed in this video, giving her glowing review of the brand new fabrics and styles of LEE Upholstered Furniture at the recent High Point Market in North Carolina.  

We currently feature several pieces shown in the video in our store showrooms.  Feel free to contact us for inquiries and be sure to visit Dwelling & Design to see and experience for yourselves the hottest new products from LEE Industries!

Take a look!  Thank you ReStyle Source for including us in this release!  

LEE High Point Fall 2016 Market Recap from REstyleSOURCE on Vimeo.

 

 

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High Point Market: Fall Edition

Posted on October 18, 2016 | 0 comments

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HIGH POINT MARKET: FALL EDITION

OCTOBER 22 – 26, 2016

This week we’re off to North Carolina again for High Point Market: Fall Edition!  We’ll be scoping out the latest styles and bringing the best items back to our store showrooms. 

Ahead of our departure, we’d like to review and share with you some continuing trends, as well as others that are on the rise.  But first, how about a little history on the market itself?

HISTORY LESSON: HIGH POINT, NC

In March of 1909, the first official “Southern Furniture Market” was held in the small town of High Point, NC.  As popularity and attendance increased each year onwards, an exposition building was constructed.  Containing almost 250K square feet of showroom space, and costing nearly $1 million, its doors opened in 1921.  Regular shows would now be held in January and July of each year. 

In 1950, further expansion was required, and the 10-story Wrenn Wing was attached (a $1 milllion addition).  In the years that followed, “in-between” market events emerged during the months of April and October.  These ultimately became better attended, starting in the 1960’s.  The January and July shows were finally discontinued in 1982. 

Also that year, an additional showroom complex debuted, called “Market Square” -- and offered even more available showroom space for vendors and manufacturers.  It is this event that solidified High Point as a major furniture exhibition center.

 High Point Exposition Center

Showplace Exposition Building in High Point, NC.  Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

THIS YEAR

Let’s get into a few of the hot trends and forecasted styles for this years’ market, shall we?

Geometric designs seem to be finding their way into everything!  Crossing-over into Classic Elegance, Mid-Century Boho, and the nation of Neutral -- the obsession with shapes is real!  Fascination is probably a better word for it, as they inject both an organic energy and visual mantra-like balance to the homescape.  Patterns repeat themselves, right?  We must say this is a beloved and versatile trend we hope continues.

 Boho Ottomans

Bohemian-Inspired Leather Ottomans w/ Geometric Stitching $300 

greek key green rug

Greek-Key Patterned Woven Rug (multiple colors available) $68

Canary Yellow Tray

Canary Yellow Lacquered Tray w/ Mother of Pearl Inlays $65

Mixed Metals

Copper, Bronze, Stainless or Aluminum.  Hammered, brushed, polished or oxidized.   Whatever combo you want to put together and throw out there -- people can’t get enough of the metallic bling!  So much so, that they are forgoing traditional standards and going counter-intuitive by pairing these alongside soft organics (i.e. woven textiles) and natural or weathered finishes such as driftwood.  It actually reminds us of the past -- in a way.  In their most basic consortium, one might imagine the inside of a cabin in the rustic 1700’s -- with dull metal  pans & shiny spoons hanging from a large, grainy wooden mantle surrounding an open cooking hearth.  Not to take you back to the dark ages -- just a little perspective and humble nod to our ancestors’ old means of living!  Much evolution has taken place since then, and it is of course evident in the lighter and more refined contemporary pairings we are seeing at the present time.

Silver Textile Pillow

Silver Textile Pillow Large $279

Driftwood Table

Driftwood Table $2100

 Undeniably, in whichever form or fashion metals are presented, they command attention  -- at the very least, a quick glance -- due to the curiosity their reflective qualities incite. 

COLORS FOR COOLER TEMPERATURES

Deep Greens

Green on apparel indoors replaces the absence of green leaves outdoors during wintertime.  And while we’re getting “deep” here, the implementation of this specific color is actually in response to a very subliminal calling… or, pardon the pun -- pining.  Outdoors-loving folks knowingly – or perhaps unknowingly – are drawn to this color and should be conscious about filling the void in some capacity when it’s not being fulfilled by nature.   We also believe this shade emanates a resilient energy – a reminder that while life may be in a state of dormancy, hibernation, or “long winter’s nap”, it is merely reserving its strength and waiting to burst back onto the scene once the frost has thawed.

green ginger jar

Green Ginger Jar $240

[Check out our review of the Seasonal 2016 Pantone colors, including shade of emerald green called Lush Meadows.]

DON’T SUFFER FROM THOSE WINTERTIME BLUES?  Well, lucky you!!!  In that case, we’ll save our “talk-you-down-from-the-ledge” speech and get right into the fluffier stuff!  Perhaps with a lighter-hearted mentality comes a love for softer, less-saturated tones.  We are seeing a carry-over of several of the popular neutrals from earlier this year, such as champagne rosé (muted pink) in particular.  Also, faded blues -- which echo “blue skies of optimism” – and shades of golden hay, adding rays of sunshine to the palette.  And now we’re feeling all warm, content and ready to ride out the cool confluences of winter.

Soft Neutral Colors

Soft-colored Pillows Assorted $125-250 

LOOKING A LITTLE FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD

Old Havana

A perfect transitional style for those lovers of green we were speaking of only moments ago.  Oh, Havana – you are that and so much more!   Coastal influences are easily brought into the scheme as well, including royal blue (and white too!).  How about asymmetrical designs, and those famous warm grays for rounding out this versatile and fun Copacabana party? 

Old Havana Style HPM

Photo courtesy of High Point Market

Authentic, rich and comfortable is what this lifestyle is about.  Drawing inspiration from Cuba’s infamous agricultural resource, the tobacco leaf – we lounge on sun-tanned brown leather surfaces and graciously maintain our utilitarian gold-leafed furniture.  Everything shows some sign of age, but conveys a class and confidence reassured all the more by this.

READY FOR TAKEOFF

 Anyways, we have high expectations for everything to be unveiled at the show.  We hope we have given you something to look forward to as well. 

We’ll make announcements as all of the new shipment arrives, so make sure to subscribe to our preferred email list, and also follow us on all social media channels.  See you when we get back!

Cheers,

Don & Fiona

Dwelling & Design 

 

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