Last month I shared Part One of my experiences and favorite finds at the Spring 2018 High Point Market. This month I’m sharing some more I hope you’ll enjoy!

So, to recap, High Point Market is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, held twice each year in High Point, North Carolina. Interior designers, decorators, merchandisers, and retailers flock here in Spring and Fall to buy, be inspired, see new product introductions, network, and learn. High Point Market offers over 11 MILLION square feet of show space spread over 180 buildings.

I enjoyed seeing the new introductions of Lexington’s various lines, each with a different vibe and aesthetic. Global influences and natural textures were prominent throughout Market.

selecting quality upholstered furniture

I spent a lot of my time at High Point Market getting up close with upholstery. As as an interior designer who uses a LOT of custom upholstered furniture in projects, it’s so important to check out the different manufacturers’ lines we use firsthand. I like to inspect a line’s quality, craftsmanship, and comfort level in person. Then, when my team and I are working on a project, we know what standard we can expect from each manufacturer, and can present our selections to our client confident that the quality offered by that manufacturer is well suited to our project’s unique demands and budget.

natural fibers and textures in a bedroom

Again, natural textures were everywhere at Market. I especially enjoy Palecek’s interpretation of these materials, and their interplay between smooth and rough textures.

The Littman Brands (Corbett, Hudson Valley, Troy, etc.) lighting showroom was a pleasure to visit and brightened up the start to a rainy day. I enjoyed taking in a personal tour of this character-packed space, filled with beautiful, sparkling lighting of all styles and finishes.

They also had a phenomenal brunch buffet and juice bar. My kind of morning, for sure!

Overall, the lighting showrooms I visited did not disappoint. Later, I also visited the jawdropping showroom of Currey & Co. where honestly I must have been too busy enjoying all the beautiful fixtures, live jazz band, craft cocktails, and company (hi, “Business of Design” group!) to snap more than this one photo. Currey & Co. has long been a great source for us of statement lighting, so it came as no surprise to find their showroom at Market was also top notch.

porch swing

I set out with a list of objectives in mind for my jam-packed visit to High Point, most of which I’m glad to report I accomplished. It’s a good idea to leave plenty of time to explore and discover the unexpected though, too. How else would I have found this source for such cool and cozy porch swings, for example?

Back at the studio we’re already putting new sources and products found at High Point to good use on our custom interior design projects. Thanks for joining me!

Cheers,

Principal Interior Designer
Creator of “interior design with soul,” compulsive brainstormer, entrepreneur, textile enthusiast, research queen, nature lover, wife, mom to 2 little boys + 1 giant dog.

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