Last week, I attended , and it was a blast! This is my twelfth year going (yes, you read that right), and I still get excited every time. The energy cannot be beat. Hundreds of designers descend on North Carolina. For five days, they rush from one showroom to the next, with little tipples of champagne in their hands and dreams of their next design project in their heads.
There are few things in the design world that stay consistent. Trends change, new products emerge and classic designs are constantly reinterpreted. But despite the constant stream of changes, there is one thing that has remained Classically Current – black and white. This sophisticated and timeless color combination is not only striking and bold but the ideal match for any color palette. It provides the perfect base for any design that both minimalists and traditional interior lovers will appreciate.
When you want to learn about the latest in fashion, you watch runway shows or read your favorite fashion mag. When you want to learn about latest happenings in the design world, you go to . It’s the largest furnishings trade show in the world and the best place to source the hottest products and learn about trends in interior design. I’m so excited to share what I did while I was there last week and give you a sneak peek at some of my favorite trends and pieces. So let’s jump in!
The last of fall’s officially wrapped up on Tuesday, and I had an absolutely amazing time returning as a Style Spotter. With every passing day, my team and I left more inspired than the day before!
As a Style Spotter, I had the exciting task of tagging my favorite discoveries and designs that really wowed me, and with the abundance of fab designers and vendors, it was no easy task narrowing down the selection! To help narrow down my choices, I set my pre-Market criteria and decided the designs had to fall into one or more of the following categories: light, bright, bold and/or “contrasty.”
So which discoveries made the cut? Read on to find out!
As I settle back into the hustle and bustle of life at our Houston interior design studio, I can’t help but reminisce on the festivities of last week at the 2016 spring ! I attended High Point Market in past years, but coming back as a Style Spotter gave me an entirely new perspective that allowed me to soak in every detail of the design industry’s biggest event.
From seminars and panel discussions to touring the countless amazing showrooms and even testing out virtual reality for interior design, the Style Spotter itinerary took us through a whirlwind of events each day. My team and I got to explore remarkable new advances in the interior design realm, fabulous new finds from the top industry vendors and designers, and it was a blast every step of the way!
It’s a feat to include all the wonderful experiences from High Point, but not impossible. Here are my “high points” from High Point Market!
We are one day away from and I could not be more excited or honored to participate in this year’s event as a member of the ! From the moment I was asked to participate in the Market as a Style Spotter, I immediately began making mental notes of all of the vendors and designers I knew I had to check out. One of the names at the top of the list: Crypton Fabric.
As part of my Classically Current design philosophy, it’s important that the interiors I design not only transcend the current trends of the moment, but also stand the test of time. My goal is always to create interiors that are equal parts luxurious and livable, because spills happen, accidents happen, life happens, but that shouldn’t ruin a design!
Needless to say, Crypton’s line of checks all of the necessary boxes for livable, luxurious interiors and the stain-repellent fabrics are available in a wide array of textures, patterns and, most importantly, vibrant colors! A long-time fan of Crypton, I was thrilled to find out the company would be a sponsor of this year’s High Point Market and recently had the opportunity to learn more about Crypton’s newest projects, what’s coming up next, the history of the company and a few pieces of advice from Crypton’s founder, Randy Rubin.
Of course, I am so excited to share all of that fabulous insight here and encourage everyone heading to High Point Market to check out the Crypton showroom to discover all that the company has in store!