High Point Market Fall 2014 Preview
High Point Market is right around the corner, and to kick off the season, Lisa Ferguson of Decor Mentor held her customary fast paced High Point Market Twitter Chat to showcase some of the newest introductions submitted by High Point manufacturers and showrooms, then curated by a select group of eight well respected interior designers and design visionaries. Of the 249 submissions, 45 were selected by the Decor Mentor Team. The chat moved so quickly, that if I even blinked an eye, something extraordinary was sure to be missed. Luckily both the complete selection of submissions and picks were posted, so I was able to go over each and every one on my own when I had the time to savor each detail. Here are the 45 picks chosen by the Decor Mentor Team
Below are my favorite High Point Market Fall 2014 preview picks – some were selected by the Decor Mentor Team and some were not (there was so much to choose from). Judging by what was posted, I will have a lot of ground to cover once I arrive in North Carolina- in 2 weeks! I’ll have 15-25 of my own picks to select as a High Point Style Spotter and this selection of submissions gives me a head start on where to concentrate my efforts once I get there.
New Introductions via the Decor Mentor High Point Market Twitter Chat
Hudson BWG Burlwood cabinet
The natural finish of the Hudson BWG burlwood cabinet allows the mottled appearance of the burlwood knots to be seen and appreciated. Gold leaf accents that almost blend into the blonde tones of the wood give this three drawer veneer dresser a slightly glamorous edge without being too over the top. By Worlds Away.
Ambella Home brings together classic and modern. Beautiful execution of proportion, contrast, and detail.
Taylor King gives the classic ottoman a modern twist by juxtaposing traditional nailhead trim with contemporary lucite legs. Also, perfect choice of upholstery.
Vintage Aldo Tura Bar Cart
Heather Karlie of 20th Century by HKFA always manages to find the best in vintage furniture and accessories, and this lacquered goat skin and brass bar cart is no exception. Last market I stopped by Heather’s space at theHigh Point Antique and Design Center towards the end of market and picked up a few things. There’s no telling how much damage I would have done had I arrived there on day one!
Odeum Table Lamp
Jamie Young mixes rustic with modern by using faux horn and contemporary styling. Interesting fact: Jamie and I both attended Parsons School of Design and occupied the same EXACT dorm room overlooking Union Square Park, only 6 years apart! Small world, indeed.
Natural Curiosities again takes nature and transforms it into art with more than 3000 feathers that are hand painted gold. Stunning, to say the least.
The Westbury Dressing Chest
The Westbury Dressing Chest seemed to be the most mentioned pick during Decor Mentor’s Twitter chat, and you can see why below. Originally included in the design of the Arrowhead Springs Hotel in 1939 by acclaimed designer Dorothy Draper, Kindel Furniture reintroduces the Westbury with a beautiful and on trend cobalt blue, solid brass pulls, and gilt gold trim. It looks just as fresh today as it did back then.
SkLO is always one of the places I turn to when looking for hand blown glass in pretty colors and sculptural shapes. The shapes are kept simple to the let the intrinsic beauty of the glass and the play of color within each shape take center stage.
The honeycomb/hexagon has been a pattern that we have seen a lot of lately, but none are as subtle as this cabinet from Moore Councill. Perhaps a glimpse of where this trend is heading in the near future.
Fretwork, bamboo, and blue – does it get any better than this headboard by David Francis?
Noir Trading Company brings depth and detail with their Madrid Hutch in a pale finish. I envision this piece in a Spanish Mediterranean home (there are lots here in Southern California) but it could look equally as striking in a more contemporary setting. Living room, bedroom, or study – it could go almost anywhere.
Swirl Vase Lamp
Chelsea takes a traditional lamp design and by adding a simple geometric finial, gives it a modern edge. For some traditionalists, it is difficult to embrace change, but this lamp is the perfect segué for the consumer with traditional roots who want to take a step towards more contemporary design. Baby steps…
17th Century Processional Finials
Tritter Feefer takes a pair of 17th Century Italian gold Mecca processional finials and fuses them with calcite and quartz crystals to create these decorative pieces. Reuse/recycle/repurpose has been one of my mottos lately, and what better way to do so than this?
Classic Home fuses cerused mango wood with a matte finish nickel base. “Chunky” furniture is an up and coming trend and this is one of the best looking examples I’ve yet to see.
Continuing on with the “chunky” trend, this chair from Nathan Anthony is broad, oversized, yet still VERY sexy.
Thanks so much to the Decor Mentor Team and for putting together a fabulous Twitter chat. Getting a sneak peek of what to expect each market is a great way to get a head start on where to go once you arrive. With 11.5 million square feet of show space at High Point, a trip to market must be well orchestrated in advance to take advantage of everything market offers. Not only are there showrooms to visit, but there is also an extensive list of educational talks and seminars to get you up to speed on trends, business, and inspiration. There is a lot of work being done at High Point Market and those who work hard also party hard. It’s no secret that High Point Market is one big party, where at any given moment during market there’s a party going on. Luckily designers are usually really good at multi-tasking, so we can work AND party! Hope to see you at market. And for those of you who are unable to attend, be sure to keep an eye on the High Point Style Spotter hashtag on both Instagram and Twitter (#HPMktSS) as the Style Spotter Team will be posting our finds via our social media channels so that those unable to attend can see what we are spotting in real time.
For more on High Point Market, see some of the new lines that made their debut at High Point Market this past spring or my High Point Market Spring 2014 Trend Recap. There’s always something new and things are always evolving!
If you are a consumer and love what you see, be sure to ask your designer or if you are not working with a designer and need information on any of the items above, feel free to contact me.
For the complete list of submissions, see HERE
To see the 45 picks chosen by the Decor Mentor Team, see HERE