High Point Market Gold – Patti’s Picks

Highpoint Market 2013 was beautiful and showing off it’s GOLD. Many of the *NEW* items presented by vendors will not be available for at least four months, so truly this is what you will be seeing in the next 6 – 12 months from your interior designer. Many Design Bloggers, both domestic and international attend High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina to view the latest and greatest furnishings available to a global Home Furnishings market.  This post is some of my picks that I liked and would  specify to a client or otherwise simply share with my readers!

These first three photos were taken in LORTS beautiful new Showroom.  A fine furnishing company with products Made in the USA! with a superior selection of ultra fine finishes.  Swoon.

I simply adore this chest!

With a beautiful finish highlighted by both GOLD and SILVER, what more could you ask for?

With a beautiful finish highlighted by both GOLD and SILVER, what more could you ask for? By LORTS.         Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

From LORTS. Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

How beautiful is the graceful curve of this credenza at Lorts Furniture? I'm still on a gray kick!

How beautiful is the graceful curve of this credenza at Lorts Furniture? I’m still on a gray kick!                        Photo credit: Patti Johnson

Seven Shell 2

Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Taken at the Fine Art Lamps Showroom in High Point, NC

Taken at the Fine Art Lamps Showroom in High Point, NC                                                                                      Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

A trip to market for me is not complete without a stop into the Fine Art Lamps Showroom.  The showroom was far different since my last visit with a lighter, more art deco look.  Of course they still carry their signature crystal chandeliers, but I was pleasantly surprised to see a far more modern take on their new collections.

A theme of gold prominent at Spring Market 2013

A theme of gold prominent at Spring Market 2013                                                                                                    Photo Credit: Fine Art Lamp

Glass Sconce by Fine Art Lamps with crystal shards

Glass Sconce by Fine Art Lamps with crystal shards                                                                                                  Photo Credit: Fine Art Lamps

Another touch of Gold~

Another touch of Gold~Global Views                                                                                                                           Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

A soft Nautical touch was also popular for the Coastal Design at High Point Spring Market 2013.

A soft Nautical touch was also popular for the Coastal Design at High Point Spring Market 2013.                        Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Gold was everywhere!

Nailhead trim and spool turned legs and frame on chair both very popular styles at Spring 2013 market. These by CRLaine.

Nailhead trim and spool turned legs and frame on chair both very popular styles at Spring 2013 market.          These by CRLaine.                                                                                                                                                       Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Nailhead trim as seen here on a leather chair by CRLaine was plentiful at market. *Attention to Detail*. I have always loved the use of nailhead trim on furnishings!

Nailhead trim as seen here on a leather chair by CRLaine was plentiful at market. *Attention to Detail*. I have always loved the use of nailhead trim on furnishings! Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Nailhead trim takes an interesting pattern on the skirt of the CRLaine Sofa.

Nailhead trim takes an interesting pattern on the skirt of the CRLaine Sofa.                                                          Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

CRLaine Showroom Spring Home Furnishings Market 2013

CRLaine Showroom Spring Home Furnishings Market 2013                                                                                    Photo Credit: Patti Johnson

Gold, Gold & more Gold! Seen at World's Away High Point Spring 2013 market

Gold, Gold & more Gold! Seen at World’s Away
High Point Spring 2013 market

Ms Jones Worlds Away

World’s Away Furniture Designer, the lovely Laurie Jones!

I hope you’ve enjoyed a peek at a selection of my photos that I took during my recent trip to High Point Market! I’ve plenty more and will incorporate them into future blog posts. Truly there is something for everyone and every taste in style available. This was my first time back at market in at least four years and I’m here to tell you the furniture industry is on the come back! It appeared and was rumored to be a very strong market with higher numbers in attendance and I’ll let you know more details as I learn them! Kudos to the transportation staff! Hotel Shuttles were always on time with friendly drivers who even suggested places to dine! Thank you!

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Decorating with Lamps!

Accessorizing with lamps and lighting can actually make or break the outcome of your space. Lighting is one of the most important components of good interior design, not singularly for the function(s) the lighting fixtures serve, but for the finishing touch they give to ‘create’ the ambience of the room. Yes, light can be ambient lighting, but the overall ambience of the room may very well hinge on the lighting that you select. Do not skimp here or ignore this important aspect of the room’s design. Did I mention the importance of it? Here, the focus is on table lamps and if you are a bit uncertain about what shape or style to select, call your designer, but in the meantime, take a look below.

Conventional in size, shape and style, the lamp below is what I would term a ‘true transitional’ lamp. It’s a little nondescript in my opinion, but will shed some light on your table so to speak and looks nice.

This lamp is very ‘organic’. This would look very out of place in room that is not organic! It looks like fossils to me and the burlap shade lends to the casualness of it. I can see this lamp atop a buffet in the foyer of a seafood restaurant.

A wonderful example of a ‘masculine’ style. Oftentimes designers have the task of decorating a bachelor’s residence or even a study. This is a younger version of a men’s study lamp.

Ahh, my favorite one so far. This lamp exudes class, distinction, originality and interest all at once! The black shade gives it an upscale look as does the golden tones in the body and in the stone base. I would buy this lamp. I would tell you it is for a traditional setting.

Modern and intersting. Lamps should always be interesting in my opinion. Instead of just a shiny column, it has a fish scale appearance and would look great in a multitude of settings. Somewhat modern and with it’s circular column could fit right into a contemporary setting.

Clean lines and a square shape make this a modern must have! Lots of texture in both the shade and body. An excellent addition for your room, could even be used in a transitional setting!

This lamp lends itself to a rustic environment, very casual, appears to have texture in both shade and body like the one above. Would look absolutely great in a room next to a leather sofa!

The soft glass body of this lamp allows you to place this in a contemporary space, yet the style remains classic.  Contemporary lamps will usually have more curves over a modern lamp which will tend to have straighter lines. This would work as an excellent bedroom table lamp as a pair on a dresser or next to the bed.

Be creative when selecting your lighting and vary the heights of your lamps. Make sure if a lamp is being used for reading that the lamp is tall enough to provide sufficient light for tasks, but the shade should be below eye level or glare from the light bulb will be blinding. This can be achieved either by the lamp height itself or the height of the table. You do not need to have matching lamps in a room, please! Just keep in mind the general design concept and the mood you are trying to capture!

Pictures via Currey & Company

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