1. Many of you who have followed the blog for awhile know that red is one of those colors with whom I have a love/hate relationship. In general I love red. It's bold, it's loud, and it's rich. But then it can also be boring, trite, and overdone. But not when it's done like this fabulous chest from Lillian August. Holy cow. Why did this not make my top five list? It totally should have. The red lacquer and Greek key motif are spot-on...so if you're considering doing red, PLEASE do it this way!!
2. I have a serious thing for malachite. No joke. It's real and it's deep. So when I stumbled upon these tailored, skirted ottomans at Hickory Chair in this gorgeous, muted Lee Jofa fabric...well, I wanted to swoon. Major points for using a printed fabric on small accent pieces like this, and bonus points for it being malachite-inspired. Be still my heart!
3. Grass cloth is one of my go-to wall coverings. Usually, I gravitate to it for clients who want something interesting, but not something wild. Well, praise the Lord, because Phillip Jeffries just found a way to make it interesting AND wild. This showroom was full of stunning printed grass cloth wall covering...each one just as drool-worthy as the next. I particularly liked this one because it has a hint of a link motif. Something about the circle-and-square rhythm in it speaks to me. Most recently, my friend and mentor, Tobi Fairley used this wall covering in her room at Traditional Home's Holiday House in NYC in the chocolate color way. Tobi can do no wrong in my book, and this wall covering pattern was echoed in custom embroidery on the window treatments. Totally awesomesauce:
Ralph Lauren for Visual Comfort
4. We all know Ralph Lauren is infamous for his equestrian/polo inspired clothing, but I am gaga for this equestrian inspired chandelier. Leather and straps and buckles, oh my! His collection for Visual Comfort has a quiet, masculine undertone....it was like the whole room full of light fixtures glanced up at us, then went back to casually being fabulous. Love.
5. One of the biggest surprises for me was the vintage and mid-century furniture in High Point. In particular, Deloche had an amazing collection of both seating and casegoods that was enough to make even the most casual Mad Men fan get hot and bothered. I absolutely loved this collection of lucite chairs on casters. They would be perfect for a small breakfast area!
Amy Howard Home
6. Amy Howard Home seriously impressed me. This orange open arm chair has everything going for it. It was comfy, tailored, graceful, and playful. What more do you need from your chair? (If you answered, "recliner" I'm not sure why you're reading this blog.) I fell so in love with AHH's so collection, I have picked it up and now offer it to my full-service clients!! Score!
Hope this virtual trip through High Point market was a fun one for all of you!! And I hope you all kick off this holiday season with some wonderful memories made this week. Happy Thanksgiving!