We are home from our Spring pilgrimage to the High Point Furniture Market!
It’s hard to describe the Market experience to those of you who haven’t had the pleasure. It’s a trip through beauty-land at a break-neck pace. It’s an entire city made up of furniture showrooms. It looks like any other smallish city… but it’s oh-so different.
Our trip always feels a little bit like a sitcom. We scream when we see something really, really pretty. Like this:
We also pose with furniture. We say that we do it for scale reference. Sometimes we do it cause we want to have our picture taken.
We also get a chance to visit our existing vendors and see their new introductions and fabrics… Four Season’s introduced this pretty, peppy ikat.
And Surya introduced a new collection of lovable flat-weave rugs in vibrant colors.
We also get a chance to see vendors that have piqued our curiosity on design blogs, in magazines, and on sites like Pinterest.
Like Society Social. I have been emailing Roxy for more than a year. I saw her whimsical, colorful bar carts, occasional furniture and upholstery online and fired off a message about being desperate to have her products in our shop.
Then, lo and behold, we rounded the corner in the IHFC Building and saw her logo! She showed at Market for the very first time and we got to meet, hug and joke with her. So obviously we had a picture taken, too.
Seeing Ro Sham Beaux in person was great… they have lights that look like jewelry for your house. And if you know a single iota about me, you will know that I love some baubles.
Some showrooms are full of lovely things… and others have hidden gems.
These two, I think it goes without saying, are gems.
So now we are back in Franklin… Nashville for you non-locals. We had one day to recover. Today, we are back at it. We think it’s well worth the trip. We learn so much about our products and get the chance to roll around in inspiration. Now we are ready to share it all with you. Do you like what you see here? What’s your favorite?