There was so much to see at High Point that I feel like I barely scratched the surface after 4 days.
To be sure there were plenty of pieces that made one wonder who in the world is buying that!! Yet there were also a gazillion stunning pieces that made me stop in my tracks and stare longingly with desire.
Some of the standout collections were Celerie Kemble's new line for Henredon and Aerin Lauder's for E.J Victor. I can't show you Aerin's line until late summer but here's a sneak peek of her desk accessories. The steel circular table from Cisco and puzzle piece coffee tables from Century followed along in a sculptural mode.
I can't say I came away feeling that there were any completely new breakout trends, more a continuation and refinement of trends that have been brewing for awhile.
Lucite was seen in many forms, especially furniture legs, and seems to be a trend that is showing quite a bit of staying power.
I have been a chrome girl through and through but after seeing so much brass, both brushed and polished I think I just might head over to the other side.
There were plenty of chairs in all styles that swiveled perfect for changing up a gathering from large to intimate, or to face a t.v.
There was also an increase in upholstered chairs more diminutively sized as well as shaped arms on chairs and couches. The shaping felt fresh and exciting, creating a twist on the traditional wing chair and couch arm.
CR Lane 2. Cisco
CR Lane 2. Cisco
Glamour and color had a large presence everywhere, from the shine of glazed linens and leathers, malachite and lacquer finishes to the purples, rich marine blues and bold pinks seen in many collections. There were plenty of Art Deco influences seen but in a fresh, updated way that made it seem instantly desirable. Moroccan influences and raw, rustic wood pieces were also a continuing theme. Cerused wood surfaces running the gamut from light whites and naturals to darker blacks were seen across the board. Beautiful detailing was everywhere. The Shagreen covered coffee table with brass lined shelves was a standout as was the table from Century with tongue and groove detailing.
Beautifully colored, buttery soft leather was seen throughout many collections, in both detailing as well as upholstery.
There was loads of glamour such as these chic game tables in shagreen and mirror.
This sleek and shiny chair at Bernhardt along with the rustic-sleek desk are so chic. Pair that with the silvered log console from Mitchell Gold Bob Williams along with glass bubble chandelier and send them on over!