I swore that this fall I would really do it: I’d go to the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina and see the latest trends and furniture designs in person.
That was the plan.
Then I got a new job. With new responsibilities. A new schedule. And new vacation time.
So here I am again, sitting in Indianapolis, more than 500 miles away from High Point, trying to track the action online. It’s just not the same.
Still, my frustration doesn’t need to be yours!
That’s why I’m showing off some newest furniture introductions from the show, including this cool little dresser from Pulaski Furniture.
(I know what some of you are thinking… that looks like a great DIY challenge!)
Here’s what else I like:
The new Palisades Sofa from Bernhardt Interiors is graceful and long – 108 inches! “Drama comes home to rest in this lean, clean, gentle sofa,” says Roger Turnbow, vice president of Bernhardt upholstery merchandising.
The sofa features curved tuxedo arms, bright nickel caps on tapered feet, and tightly tailored seat cushions.
Christopher Guy always introduces the most interesting chairs and this year a number of his pieces feature a fan motif.
“This full lifestyle collection draws for inspiration on a grand 1920s apartment owned by Mademoiselle, who returns to Paris in the autumn of 2011 to find her residence exquisitely refurbished in her own distinct elegant style” says Christopher Guy Harrison, the designer and founder of the Christopher Guy brand.
Kevin O’Brien Studios has introduced a new set of game board pillows. They were inspired by a Parcheesi game Kevin discovered year when cleaning out the attic of the beach house that has been in his family for 5 generations.
"It was as if I was traveling back through time, peeling back the decades layer by layer," said O'Brien.
I always like to see what Kichler Lighting is introducing. My favorite this year is this mercury glass Obsidian lamp. What’s not to love about that hounds tooth lining in the shade?
“Striking and unique, it will be a standout in any room,” Kichler says.
The settee above is an updated look for one of Massoud’s timeless designs. This is the first season for Massoud’s new creative director Ronna Griest,
The suggested retail is $2,099.