In the home furnishings and interior design world the High Point, North Carolina market is widely acknowledged to be the largest, most important event of the year. And it happens twice a year!
Each April and October 85,000 buyers, manufacturers and members of the press descend upon this small city. They walk the streets between over 100 buildings showcasing every imaginable piece of furniture, tables, chairs, rugs, lamps, wall art and accessories. At over twelve million square feet of display, we know that we’ll never see all of the companies or merchandise displayed here. But, part of our mission is to bring back part of this cornucopia to Des Moines and Central Iowa.
Here are some of the exciting things that the by Design team discovered in the High Point market this April:
The Malibu leather sectional has a wonderful attitude. It has a unique adjustable back that is both simple and elegant. Just slide the back cushion up and back, put your feet up and relax. Combining plush lines and cushioning, the Malibu is a fabulous design.
Gray has been emerging as a powerful and functional design color. One of the best ways to accessorize grays is with silver and mirror finishes. A great example is the Metropolis round striped-base table. Deco-like lines finished in a polished pewter look make this a great accent piece in your room. It’s like adding a bit of jewelry!
The new curvy Tousley sectional adds dynamic lines to a room. It is a sophisticated design with thin track arms, tufted back cushions and tapered feet. A great design like this brings amazing drama and fun to a room. Never underestimate the value of either fun or drama.
These vases have a bright pewter finish with a black matte textured base. These great finishes and interesting shapes add texture, detail and personality to your room.
Dull brass is an emerging finish. It brings back the warmth of brass without the dated look of polished or highly antiqued brass. We loved the Miami Horn end table with its tapered, flaring legs and functional size. It’s a great accent piece.
We like the Breonna table lamp for its interesting shapes as well as the beautiful textured shade and great finish.
The Bellucci buffet lamp combines an elegant shape with unusual metallic shade and handsome design details.