I have returned from High Point, North Carolina, host of the largest furnishings trade show in the word, and I am inspired. Beautiful color, rich textiles and materials, shibori and mud cloth prints were in abundance.
Best of Furniture CR Laine's leather in Putty was a standout, as well as their french seam topstitch option. Century also had a beautiful truffle leather with lavender overtones that would work well in so many installations. Made Goods was showing casegoods wrapped in vellum and faux linen, and I can't wait to use these pieces in upcoming projects! Michel Ferrand is my favorite new find, with fantastic custom casegoods and wonderful extending tables. My single favorite piece was a leather Palacek chair, with stunning lines, rich wood and classic leather.
Best of Lighting Bobo Intriguing Objects' leather wrapped pendants were a favorite. Palacek featured the most refined "natural woven" fixtures. Visual Comfort & Co. was the winner, however, with absolutely stunning and unique pieces, all featuring their trademark quality and heft.
Best of Accessories Swiss Army blankets, poufs and pillows from Bobo Intriguing Objects were great, as well as GJ Styles pillows. Objet de Curiosite had wonderful little pieces and beautiful mirrors (two such mirrors are going to a special client).
I was pleased to see lots of tortoiseshell, malachite and gold tones! Let's decorate!