Welcome back for my Day 2 recap of the Fall High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour! No rest for the weary on this tour, we had an early morning call time and a long day of touring to do. Without further adieu...
STOP 1: HOOKER FURNITURE
We started our tour at the beautiful vast Hooker Furniture Showroom and viewed the variety of collections they carry - Hooker Furniture & Upholstery, Sam Moore, Bradington Young and MARQ. The showroom was filled with gorgeous furniture.
Some of the things that really stood out to me were the attention to the hardware detail on the case pieces. They were like oversized statement jewelry.
They used materials like Terazzo on their table tops, cerused wood detail was seen throughout, lots of texture and color and smart use of vertical space!
STOP 2: HUBBARDTON FORGE
The Hubbardton Forge showroom was small but mighty. They were showing some of my favorite new collections - the Abacus and Rain Collections. The Abacus Pendant features five blown glass globes that move up and down their low-voltage cable "rails" by virtue of tiny grippers on each side, that when squeezed, free the globe to slide and stop, exactly where you want to position it.
It is spectacular in person and can be used as functional art or a room divider.
The Rain Collection has integrated LED Swarovski crystals. The effect is both elegant and ethereal as each crystal is individually lit.
STOP 3: DANIEL STUART STUDIO
The Canadian bedding brand, Daniel Stuart Studio, creates bedding that has beautiful color and texture. All of the bedding has a luxury hand and is washable.
My favorite new offering was a foot warmer rather than a bed scarf that was both beautiful and functional.
STOP 4: SIFAS
The Sifas outdoor furniture line draws its inspiration from the French outdoors like Provence and the French Riviera and it shows. This line is pure outdoor luxury and elegance. It combines high-quality materials like aged teak and woven cording with aluminum and resin in an innovative fashion, breathing life into collections that exude authenticity and character. On the tour, once we sat down, we didn't want to get up again!
STOP 5: WINDY O’CONNER ART & HOME
Can we just talk about how cute Windy O’Conner is? One of our most whimsical stops was at artist Windy O'Connor’s showroom space.
Talk about eye-candy!! Her canvas artwork of her “chicas” are to die for, I wanted to take every single one of them home.
She also showed upholstery fabric, wall coverings as well as wearable art like silk scarves and clutches.
STOP 6: DOREL HOME
With Millennials as their target customer, Dorel Home is the go-to showroom for on-trend affordable small space furnishings. They carry the popular Novogratz Collection (I tried not to fan-girl too hard when I spotted Robert Novogratz in the showroom). CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan is their other popular collection under a license from Hearst, which owns Cosmopolitan magazine, the basis for the label.
Very fun, very youthful and very flirty!
STOP 7: SMITH HONIG
Boho Luxe Home co-founder Melanie Hönig was the hostess with the mostess at the Smith Honig showroom!
I personally just loved this space and felt like they are kindred spirits. This is a travel inspired bohemian brand that lives the “more is more” maximalist philosophy.
You never know what you will come across with this brand - a raven English countryside inspired fabric, hand-embroidered pillows by Bedouin women and camel tassels galore! They all work beautifully together in this happy space!
STOP 8: CISCO BROTHERS FURNITURE
Our last stop on the tour was Cisco Brothers Furniture. Another new-to-me-brand that I was delighted to come across! Cisco is known for using sustainable materials and building methods to create furniture that is as healthy for you as it is for the planet. Each item is built with pride by local craftspeople at their East LA headquarters.
Their furnishings mix beautifully with one-of-a-kind vintage and antique finds curated beautifully throughout the warehouse showroom.
And that's a wrap on my visit to the Fall 2019 High Point Market as a member of the Design Bloggers Tour! I hope you got a great sense of what a whirlwind experience it was filled with an over-abundance of inspiration. I'm looking forward incorporating some of the pieces that I saw into my design projects for my clients!