High Point Market Trend Recap Spring 2015 | 8 Top Trends

Top Trends at High Point Market

High Point Market Trend Recap- Spring 2015

Earlier in the week I returned from High Point Market,  the largest home furnishings industry trade show located in High Point, North Carolina.  Collectively, High Point Market exhibitors show their wares in 11.5M ft2 of show space, spread throughout downtown High Point and its environs.  Twice a year, the otherwise sleepy town of High Point nearly doubles in size and an influx of 85,000 buyers, exhibitors, and designers from around the globe flock to see the latest in home furnishings and accessories, and in doing so pump more than $5 Billion into the local economy.

High Point Market is one of my top highlights every year, as it is one of the few places where I can get so much accomplished in one place.  Not only do I shop for my client projects, but I attend educational talks, network at cocktail parties, and can stay ahead of the curve by keeping on top of the market’s current offerings.  Because of the breadth that High Point Market has to offer, it is also the best place to spot trends as they unfold, which brings me to what I spotted at this market.  Keep in mind that the High Point Market Trend Recap I am presenting here is only a smattering of the actual offerings available at High Point Market. [Read more…]

W. Schillig at High Point Market – Luxury Seating…and Now Rugs

W. Schillig - High Point Market Showroom

W. Schillig

Established in 1949, W. Schillig is known in the industry for their offerings of luxury seating – sofas, chairs, and sectionals.  European styling, German engineering and sensibility is how they built their brand and High Point Market marks the debut of sophisticated rugs to complement what they already have, extending their brand to floor coverings as well as seating. If you’re visiting High Point Market this week, you must stop by the showroom on the 3rd floor of the 220 Elm Building to see and experience the line in person.

If you are not familiar with W. Schillig brand, are you in for a treat.  Upon entering their showroom at High Point Market, I was greeted by a sea of beautiful seating paired with complementary rugs.  Little did I know that beneath all the sleek styling was function and flexibility.  Here’s a little video clip to give you a quick glimpse of W. Schillig’s line of luxury motion: [Read more…]

Sneak Peak of the 2015 Pasadena Showcase House

Last week I stopped by the 2015 Pasadena Showcase House as the finishing touches were being put in place ahead of next week’s April 19 opening.  While there was still work to be done and some spaces were not picture ready, I was able to take some snapshots to share with you and whet your appetites for what is sure to become another successful Showcase House, now in its 51st year. [Read more…]

Legends 2015 at the La Cienega Design Quarter

LCDQ La Cienega Design Quarter Legends 2013 Time Capsule Gala

Credit: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for La Cienega Design Quarter

Legends at the La Cienega Design Quarter

Every year at the beginning of May I get excited about attending Legends at the La Cienega Design Quarter.  This year will be extra special as I was asked to serve as one of nine Legends Ambassadors for 2015.  Now in its seventh year,  Legends is a 3 day event held in the La Cienega Design Quarter (LCDQ), which brings together the country’s top design editors, interior designers, bloggers, and tastemakers  to celebrate design through networking, cocktail parties, keynote panels, book signings, and exhibitions. [Read more…]