Every spring I try to make the journey to High Point, North Carolina for the industry's biggest event of the season. It is a great way for me to discover the latest trends, as well as see what my preferred vendors have to offer that is new. It is an inspiring trip that turns into a great resource when updating my clients' homes.
I typically arrive with a list of key items I want to source for my clients. Many times I will order fabulous lighting, side tables, rugs, and one of a kind art. It is an energized event that leaves me feeling exhausted, but mostly inspired. With people traveling to High Point from all over the world, it is also a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with other designers and see what they are up to on the other side of the globe.
This year I was happy to see bold colors taking the reigns, from millennial pink, green, peacock blue, to yes, even purple. The overall setting was a little less of the past stark modern, and more a mix of modern and traditional -which I was relieved to see.
A pretty pink custom deGournay wallpaper in Suzanne Kasler's showroom. The space is bold, charming, and the white and pink duo always classic.
One of my favorite furniture collections is by Courtney and Randy Tilinski of Bungalow Classic for Highland House. Such a creative and inspiring space.
A more modern take on classic design was found in Mark D. Sikes' collection for Henredon. 50 shades of green left this space feeling so fresh. I particularly love the sleek and timeless cocktail table.
Beautiful vignettes were to be found all over High Point, like this gorgeous trio from Gabby Home. I love the chic mix of natural fibers with iron. I was pleased to see a heavy presence of wing chairs on the floor, always a classic and timeless go-to of mine.
I always tell my clients the secret to a well collected look is mixing old with the new. I love market because I'm able to find those one-of-a-kind pieces for my clients to create a truly special space.
Sourcing art for some current projects, these Anglo-Indian botanicals were so full of life and color. What a fabulous way to bring the outdoors in. What drew me in further was to know these were made by the same artist as the botanicals in Lee Radziwill's iconic bedroom!
Last but certainly not least, rugs are among my favorite finds at market. I love being able to touch and feel these unique textiles on behalf of my clients -giving an accurate description of how it will look and feel in their home.