High Point Recap Blog Spring 2018

This SPRING we got to see High Point Market from a perspective that was so CURATED and UNIQUE. I can honestly say that without a doubt we hit the most vendors ever this market! Myself and Johnny Stonesifer were on the prestigious  Design Bloggers tour.

Yellow was showing very strong this market along with black! Two colors we predicted to be trending throughout 2018-2019.

Performance Fabrics

Crypton, When launched was semi exclusive and launched on the higher end of the textile industry. I saw it showing stronger than ever as an in-stock ready to ship option from multiple vendors and everything price point. 

CRYPTON was everywhere at market! Basically, if a vendor isn’t offering some sort of performance fabric, they are missing a paradigm shift in the industry. Universal furniture and Rowe had some great offerings from the Crypton line up!

Sunbrella-Most designers go to fabric when I client has stain concerns. Sunbrella has developed so much more along the way. Different textures and patterns are available in abundance. The colors options available are endless and this product has evolved so much over the years. The showroom had Sunbrella fabric used as wall covering! It was amazing. 

LIGHTING 

We were very impressed with the first showing of the 4-brand collection, Littman Brands lighting. They have a fresh take on modern industrial with designer Ben Marshall at the helm and Cory Damien Jenkins first lighting collection was a market smash! 

Bernhardt 

The oldie but Goldie and industry heavy weight showed very strong with neutrals, grays, and jewel tones. Bernhardt has come around and has become very designer friendly. The line has been completely overhauled over the last decade and clean timeless lines took over and created some beautiful rooms settings. 

EJ VICTOR 

When you are looking for quality this is the place to go. Ralph Lauren and Kelly’s Wearstler showed their new lines really strong. True to Ralph Lauren style of being on brand at ALL times we were mesmerized by his Penthouse collection. 

 Adriana Hoyos 

This sweet 2nd generation woman had a great collection. She actually took some pierced fabric in black and attached it to ceiling fans that had the blades removed. This created a whimsical effect of moving dresses. Her showroom, arguably located at the busiest location of market, was beautifully laid out and featured bold colors on a black backdrop. Chairs were displayed as fashion models working a runway. She told me that her inspiration was fashion week and it totally wowed me. I could clearly see her vision! The quality of her line is top notch and we look forward to using on some of our projects. 

Universal Home

The Universal brand has been hard at work over the years transforming themselves what they are today! The exclusive designer line is about to undergo an extensive overhaul for Fall 2018 but they still showed well with very functional Kid furniture and their modern line. 

RUGS RUGS and More Rugs....

And then there were rugs...We were treated to breakfast at Exquisite Rugs (my new secret weapon for rugs) and dinner at Karastan. I have to say Karastan is my favorite for broadloom carpet. I’ve had it in my own home for 10 years and it’s wool that still looks brand new. We did love Karastans area rug program and will be posting a longer blog about that soon.

Tour Stops included Bernhardt Furniture, Exquisite Rugs, Rene Cazares, Sunbrella, Adriana Hoyos, Michael Dawkins Home, Bungalow 5, Universal Furniture, Karastan Carpet, EJ Victor, Lloyd Flanders, Littman Brands, Henredon, Century, Rowe, Crypton, and Modern History.