Where I Wasn't: Spring Market in High Point
It's Spring Market in High Point, North Carolina, the largest furniture trade show in the country. I couldn't go this time around, but that didn't prevent me from scouring the internet to see what those who went found new and exciting. Here are my favorites from what I've seen so far.
Kermit the Frog sang "It's not easy being green." Nothing could be further from the truth based on what was shown at High Point. My favorite is this stunning Dimitri Secretary in faux malachite and lacquer by Currey and Company.
The red lacquer interior adds drama and makes this piece a statement when it's open and closed.
If you take your malachite in smaller doses, this Consulate Chest by Century Furniture may suit the bill. The bronze hardware and black base and coursing make this piece exceptionally handsome.
Photo courtesy of Grant K. Gibson
I previously blogged that, despite Pantone's naming Emerald the 2013 Color of the Year, I like using it in small quantities as accents only. This table by Worlds Away and this lamp by Emporium Home give me emerald in just the right amounts.
Conrad Green Lacquered Tray with Gold Leafed Iron Greek Key Base Luck be a Lady Lamp in green glass and satin brass
Bright colors abound when evidence suggests a more positive social outlook. From what was shown in High Point, furniture manufacturers are signaling a changed national mood. Examples:
Hickory Chair makes adding color to interiors as easy as picking a paint color. Kelly Kole of Kandrac Kole Interiors spotted this Susannah Side Table from the Alexa Hampton Collection for Hickory Chair painted in Benajmin Moore's Startling Orange with Cloud White accents. (photo courtesy of Kelly Kole)
Century Furniture showed lapis blue on this side table. (photo courtesy of Lisa Mende of Lisa Mende Design)
Julian Chichester showed this modern interpretation of a mid-century chair in chartreuse leather. (photo courtesy of Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence Blog)
I am especially taken by some of the new forms in home furnishings. For example, this side "Gin Table" by Celerie Kemble is linear and volumetric at the same time. Part of a new licensed collection for Henredon by this top designer, this piece and others from the collection debuted at Spring Market.
Photo courtesy of Stacey Bewkes
This mirror was unveiled by Hickory Chair at Spring Market. I had a sneak peek at it when I attended Hickory Chair University last month. It's inspired by Italian architecture, and is clearly a classic.
Ashburn Mirror from the Hartwood Collection by Hickory Chair in Weathered Finish. Photo courtesy of Stacey Bewkes.
I've always been a fan of wrapped furniture and this cocktail table by Bernhardt in a black painted linen finish gives that style a whole new shape. The table adds texture and contrast with the linen finish and bronze feet. I especially like the lightness the arched openings give the piece.
Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy
You can see more of my favorite finds from this spring's market in High Point on my Pinterest page.