As promised, the second installment from my recent trip to the High Point Furniture Market. If you missed the first post, it featured many vignettes filled with rich saturated color.
This post is largely a 180 from the first High Point Post. Whites, creams, blacks, browns, plums and gray dominate these images. It’s the masculine yang to the feminine yin.
Alright not here, but very soft and pale. Gorgeous wallpaper, below from Thibaut.
Back to the market photos.
The next four images are from the Mary McDonald Collection for Chaddock Home. I don’t believe that any of this is new this season, but it was wonderful to see it in person!
Here’s part of the gang relaxing for exactly 90 seconds. This is the showroom of one of our sponsors, Century Furniture and the oh-so-stunning collection by Thomas O’Brien. I did get to meet him briefly!
Another sponsor with some very unusual and beautiful accents was Gold Leaf Design Group. While they did have some pieces in gold, they had many more in other materials, especially paper. Everyone adored these interesting paper lanterns which are not at all chintzy and fold up flat for shipping.
Below are screens made from– paper. They are surprisingly strong. The material could be used decoratively or as is shown here would make a wonderful room divider. These are all of the different patterns.
A most handsome vignette from Bernhardt Furniture, another of the design blogger tour sponsors. We were ushered around by the most delightful Heather who was an outstanding guide. Bernhardt, a totally family owned business has been around for 126 years. Whoa!
The line has some very interesting pieces and at a moderate price point. OH, for you designers out there. Bernhardt IS Designer Friendly! That will be updated in Laurels Rolodex. You can look for that update late in November if you already own the rolodex.
Wesley Hall, a company known for it’s neo-traditional and colorful furnishings has also jumped on the muted bandwagon. Have to say that I don’t hate this vignette, but don’t think it’s 100% successful either. Most troubling is the ottoman. It’s dated and I’m not very not fond of the solid base. The slipper chairs seem too traditional for the rest of the furnishings. Otherwise, it has a cool young-family family room look. Love the Sputnik chandelier.
The showroom was busy and it was difficult to hear and we were rushed for time due to our tight schedule, but Julianne Taylor of Taylor Burke Home was showing a line here. We’ll get to that in the next post. She has some gorgeous furnishings!
Another showroom I wanted to visit at Historic Market Square is Highland House. This is a company that in recent years has gone through a major over-haul and with gorgeous results. They also have two wonderful design lines by Barclay Butera and Candace Olson. The above is the epitome of young trad styling. It’s chic, luxe yet is casual enough to appeal to young families. It’s a great line and designer friendly!
Remember the vivid vignettes in the last post from CR Laine. Well, as you can see, the entire showroom wasn’t all like that.
Back to Bernhardt. Another stand-out piece was this striking credenza in what is called “German Silver.” Every hear of that before? Me neither. It doesn’t actually have a lick of silver in it. It’s an alloy of nickel and copper and sometimes some other metals.
This section of Bernhardt was dark, handsome and urbane. Don’t you just adore that little acrylic occasional table?
Handsome chest with quatrefoil drawer pulls in limed or cerused oak finish. Here’s a tutorial I found if you’re interested in creating the look yourself.
Back at Ambella Home, a chair with a quatrefoil motif on the back. The chair came with a choice of three or four different back options. It would be fun to do a mix of all of them!
Here is Ronique sitting in a the chair with a different back. BTW, she can instagram, talk, walk and do cartwheels all at the same time. Okay, not cartwheels, but she’s good!
I fell head over heals in love with this vintage inspired design by Thomas O’Brien for Century furniture. More earthy plum colors and gold! His designs are incredibly elegant.
Love the mix of styles and colors here from CR Laine, again. That’s a kilim carpet on the ottoman.
Well… that’s all for now!
I’m saving some of the best info for last!