And just as I was settling in after returning  from BlogtourNYC, I hopped on a plane early Thursday morning for High Point Market in North Carolina.   Here at High Point I am one of 10 interior designers and design bloggers  recruited to cover the world’s biggest furniture market as one of this year’s Style Spotters.  Each Style Spotter must pick 15-25 of their favorite finds, which are then pinned to the group Pinterest Board. It is a great resource for those unable to attend, as they can get a good feel for what the trends are and what is going on at market without actually being here.  Of course there’s nothing better than being able to attend, but not everyone can always make it to market, so having an online resource where design professionals have gone through to curate their favorite picks is the next best thing. There are a lot of manufacturers and more than 11.5 million square feet of showroom space to cover, so having a resource such as the  High Point Style Spotters Pinterest Boards is great place to see the best of what High Point Market has to offer all in one place.  If you have not done so already, please follow the Official High Point Market Style Spotters Pinterest Board by clicking on the highlighted link so that you can follow along.

High Point Style Spotters, Spring 2014

 Another great resource is shopping via hashtag on Instagram.  Hey – we’ve all got the tools, so use them to make navigating the market a bit easier.  I follow the hashtag #HPMkt on both Instagram and Twitter.  By following the hashtag,  I find things that I normally wouldn’t come across on my own and I can also see what other designers and buyers find interesting.   If you’d like to follow my Instagram feed market, you can do so by clicking here.

Before I leave tonight, I’d like to share today’s Style Spot picks with more to come in the next 4 days I’m here at market.

Wesley Hall

From the Wesley Hall collaboration with Robert Abbey, the Nathaniel Sconce, here shown in Gilt/Yellow leather with a polished chrome nail head trim and finish.  The leather is customizable as it can be made in a variety of leathers and upholstery, 4 metal finishes are available, and the nails can be applied in any pattern specified.

Wesley Hall

The Nathaniel Sconce is showed in Mont Blanc/Anthracite with an antique brass finish, and the nail heads are applied in a zig zag pattern.

CR Laine

CR Laine Gotham Settee in a metallic glazed cocoa linen.

Lillian August

The Cameron Cocktail Table from Lillian August with a Carrara marble top with antique gold metal base.

B. Pila

The hair on hide Helena chair from B. Pila Designs has a thick lucite frame which is surprisingly very comfortable and über chic!B. Pila Stay tuned for more, as there’s a lot more to come.  Be sure to follow the Style Spotters Pinterest board to see what the other 9 Style Spotters are pinning!