For the past thirteen years I have been attending North Carolina’s High Point Furniture Mart. Every time it is a new source of creative inspiration. From the gorgeaus merchandised show rooms, seminars, conversations with other retail owners HP is a great trip to get renewed and inspired. A must for any retailer or designer. I don’t care how sexy the Vegas Show may be. High Point kicked off its furniture mart in the early 1900’s and is the show I love going back to.
Wondering thru the maze of Hallways at the Main Building I ran across Ty Pennington. Since I had a few cocktails at the last show room I was brave enough to offer Ty a big bear hug, he jumped back when I went for the hug. Ty was very animated like a cartoon character. I must have scared the shit out of him. But I settled for a photo. Pretty funny that everyone was uptight taking photo’s, maybe star struck . Next time I hope to run into Kathy Ireland.
Of course the party’s and music venues are a blast. My favorite party is the Four Hands party. Its the one event to head to. Upon leaving Four Hands I came across this old warehouse with music and lights thumping. When I went in, three hundred people strong and the Temptations review playing their greatest hits. Maybe I am showing my age but it was a riot.
The Ollie party was elegant and the food was amazing.
Julie & Lara. Part of the crew that rooms together at the show.
Its obvious that the reclaimed woods are whats hot in decor right now. With the Green Movement ,customers are looking to simplify their lives. Les clutter & collecting and more cleans lines and simplification. Customers are getting back to the basics with what their familiar with. The hot colors at Highpoint Turquoise and various shades of blue & french grey. Tarnished silvers were hot as well. Crystal chandeliers with distressed reclaimed woods are just fantastic. Especially in lighting. But we are getting away from the bling bling and embracing the natural element of the outdoors back into our interiors.
Some more eye candy! But I encourage anyone who is nuts about Home furnishings to attend High Point. Let me know if your going. I can provide some helpful tips. Showrooms, where the hot parties are at, best location for free food & my favorite dive Hoagie shop. The Elm St Cafe. Best damn crab burger on the planet!!!! Come visit as my new High point Purchases come rolling into Muddlake over the next few months.