High Point Market Fever


Our clients hire us because we have an eye for statement furniture, hand-picked just for them. We search high and low to find the perfect piece for our clients. Spring Market at Highpoint never disappoints. Highpoint, NC is the destination to be for the latest home fashion to trend. The furniture capital of the world turns into Disney World for design lovers all over the world. At Market, our team carefully executed our plan visits to RND vendors for “We Love That” favorites. Our eyes and feet worked overtime to spot the top ten pieces from the vendors we love and love us back dearly. As a special surprise, we were gifted a beautiful drink table, Annabella, from Bernhardt Furniture. It was a complete surprise that we even won. What surprised us even more is to have the piece signed and delivered to the office. Mr. Bernhardt Sr. and Jr. put their stamp of approval underneath the conversation piece that went straight to my living room— a beautiful furniture jewel addition next to my sofa.

Bernhardt Annabella Drink Table

Bernhardt Annabella Drink Table

The Spring Market also ushered in new book releases from our favorite designer friends. Shayla Copas launched her beautifully photographed collection of table settings for all seasons of entertaining. The book includes favorite recipes and she gives credit to the talented chefs who have helped her put together fabulous events. Just like the organized designer that she is, the book is presented beautifully in seasons bursting with full color photography showcasing her work. The extraordinaire, Christopher Kennedy published his recent book, “Making Midcentury Modern.” In it, he gives 100 inspirational tips on blending modern design elements with midcentury classic. I absolutely love how he was able to capture this design blend and bring it into the 21st century. Another favorite designer who released a book at Market is the superbly talented and down to earth Greg Natale, Australia’s fineness designer. His book, “The Patterned Interior” is a design cocktail for the eyes. As a lover of pattern myself, I get excited when I see this design element done right. Greg effortlessly infuses pattern in celebrated rooms with the look of “more is more gorgeous” - a complete opposite of “less is more.” His uber high-end projects are stunningly printed in his latest book. Oh, I should mention that Greg is one hundred percent into detail. The book itself, with the gold leaf hardbound cover, will add a punch of high-end style to any coffee table.

Our three days at Market gave us opportunities to meet furniture makers and the companies that set the trend to what will follow in stores near you. The best thing about hiring a designer to help with your interior design is all of the ground work on finding that “it” is done for you.

We selected our top favorites that simply wowed us this Spring Market. The first piece that caught our eyes was Mally Skok for Dowel Furniture. Her “lounge lizard” chair is perfect with a modern fabric. The seat has ample space that fits all in the right places. Mally approaches classic pieces of furniture with a bit of fun in the fabric design.


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Case Goods

A home could never have too much storage, especially if it is a tiny house. Every square inch becomes an inch of premium space. As a designer, I see spaces a bit like a Venn diagram - a place for everything and everything in its place by way of close proximity and association. Yes, I do use both sides of my brain, equally! .

One of the most important things to consider in keeping a well-organized home is utilizing case goods or furniture pieces that are both functional and beautiful. We all want to come home to a tidy house that isn’t stripped of luxury or essential things because we simply can’t keep an orderly home.

In the many occasions I have designed a house, no matter what room it is, I place organization at the same level of importance as beauty. When a piece of furniture is both beautiful and purposeful, it will be equally appreciated for both.

Scale and style are two top deciding factors in selecting the best piece of “keep all” furniture. Our fashion sense is a good indicator of our home style. We are often drawn to pieces of furniture that mirror our sense of style. Based on Consumer Buying Behavior magazine’s survey of current popular style, Rustic Glam seems to be the top style category. Those who love worn-out jeans with stylish boots or dressy heels paired with a sophisticated top may lean more towards the style of weathered wood and leather mixed with brushed gold.

As interesting as this may seem, take a look at our case good pairings and see which one speaks to your inner style.

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Rustic Glam

The House of Fashion Rustic Glam mood board is inspired by Peter Do’s crepe yellow and black dress featured on Net-a-Porter. The bright mellow yellow is a reminder of the morning sun that shines across Paris Road and cascades down the birch trees on the property. The touch of black echos the shade of wet hardwood. I love the pairing of the metal and wood bookcase from the Crestview Collection with the honeycomb mirror credenza. I included Regina Andrew’s brushed gold globe lighting for that modern touch.

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Modern English Cottage

For those that bend towards delicate, sophisticated, and a bit of whimsy, the Modern English Cottage vibe is the right house of fashion fit. Whenever I am asked to design a cottage, my one go-to case good must be a painted furniture piece. I started my business working in custom decorative finishes which involved doing plenty of painted furniture pieces. Crestview Collection’s cheerful green cabinet with an elaborate fretwork on its mirrored doors is perfectly paired with Harp and Finial’s limewood washed modern armoire - a useful piece in homes that need additional storage for essential items. This Modern English Cottage mood board was totally inspired by an Oscar de la Renta tasseled floral halter silk dress. This classic halter style dress with its fun floral print paints a picture of the perfect afternoon garden party on an English country estate surrounded with beautiful English blooms. The dress is paired with the unexpected leopard print flats from J. Crew. This approach of mixing high style with budget friendly pieces mirrors my approach for a curated look. Of course, a room is not fully dressed unless it is crowned with just the right light fixture to balance the element of style.


Hollywood Glam

If your style sense leans towards Hollywood glam-black, white and gold with a punch of bling, then your eyes will gravitate towards Arterior’s Artsley charcoal gray cabinet. The gorgeous glass front and brush gold is a versatile piece that can showcase pretty dishes or can double up as a handsome liquor cabinet. You can’t go wrong with Regina Andrew’s Nebula chandelier. It is both glamorous and stately. This light swings in the style direction of both Rustic glam and Hollywood glam. For a strong contrast I brought in Crestview Collection’s cream fabric studded accent cabinet. This piece when bought in pairs and placed together behind the sofa creates additional storage for seasonal pillows and blankets. For an added fun chair, I chose this lavender faux fur walnut chair from Harp and Finial.