Welcome to day three of my travel journal. If you were here on Monday and Tuesday, you know I had the chance to recap my adventures at the Arizona Design Center and the Design Leadership Summit in Marrakech.
Today I want to share a few highlights from my trip to High Point Market last month. First of all, I just love High Point’s tag line — “The Next Six Days That Matter.” Isn’t that great?!? And in many ways it couldn’t be more spot on. High Point is one of the most inspirational experiences both because I get to see new products and because it’s a great opportunity to catch up with other people in the design industry. I get to see all my designer friends (like my friend Phoebe Howard above with her new Collection for Sherrill Furniture), my favorite vendor executives and creatives, and lot of the top Magazine Editors. High Point has really become as much social as a shopping destination.
You may remember that while I was in Marrakech my good friend Cheminne Taylor-Smith, who is the VP of Marketing at High Point, visited the blog to share her insights on what would be hot at market this year. Wow– was she spot on or what? Take a look back at her post and see what you think…
As I mentioned, while I was in North Carolina I once again had the opportunity to be a Style Spotter at market. I shared all my favorite finds and trends like this gorgeous Orange Lillian August Chair on this Style Spotters Pinterest board. Here are a few of my top finds…
Isn’t this Chevron wall art by Selamat Designs cool?
I adore this fabulous Teal side table from Hickory Chair. You know I’m a color gal!
This turned bed from the “hot off the presses” Phoebe and Jim Howard’s new collection with Sherrill is absolutely dreamy…
And of course, I was thrilled to once again have my fabrics in the Hickory Chair Showroom along with my pillows and lighting from the Tobi Fairley Home Collection.
I was so honored to be the reigning style spotter this market and I couldn’t be happier that my sweet friend and fellow designer Traci Zeller took home the trophy this year!! She spotted this gorgeous new Thomas Pheasant side table from Baker…isn’t it fab?!? Congrats Traci, I love passing the torch to you! Go check out her Style Spotter board to see what Traci thinks will be trending in 2012.
In addition to my 24 style spotter picks, I curated about 100 more great finds from market that you won’t want to miss including this great green spool chair from C.R. Laine. You can find them all, along with my finds from other recent markets on my Pinterest board “My Market Finds!”
Stay tuned for some of my favorite picks from the KBIS/Visions Conference in Chicago coming tomorrow, and I’ll even share a bit about my 10th anniversary trip that I squeezed in with my hubby while visiting Chicago.