Day 2 during High Point Design Blogger Tour was met with equally impressive showrooms and merchandise. It's a whirlwind of loveliness wherever you turn.
Century Furniture is another favorite "go to" resource for me. Their breath and depth of offerings spans cultures, styles and time periods and their cadre of designers keep this family owned company fresh and fashion forward. You had me at Aspen, part of their new collection.
But there was also my friend and fellow designer Susan Jamison of Bridget Beari Design's wallpaper collection prominently featured with just enough sparkle and shine to showcase the appeal of gold on gold on gold. You can never have enough!
I was very impressed with Universal Furniture. It is a line that I will welcome into my repertoire. Their MODERN by Universal collection is clean and simple, sophisticated, functional, and well priced; everything we look for in a whole home lifestyle brand. I gravitated towards their Smartstuff for kids collection. Universal's Axis collection can take a little one from "crib to college and beyond." With the birth of our 1st grandchild, this especially interested me. It exceeds all the safety standards and includes enough bells and whistles that make this a standout option for little ones and their parents with great taste.
Huntington House, family owned and made right in North Carolina offers an eclectic collection of fine quality upholstered furniture. They offer a fully customizable program with wonderful fabrics culled from the world over. Chenilles from Turkey, linens from Ireland, and velvets from Belgium showcase a diverse style, texture, and color spectrum. Their very realistic room vignettes make you feel like you could move right in.
And we did just that. After a working lunch we tested Huntington House's reclining chair selection. Again ~ it's research : )
A little gem in the market place that keeps getting better and better is Theodore Alexander! I don't know where to begin because they capture such a diversity of styles and periods. Their custom program allows every piece to become personal. The caseloads in assorted colors were captivating and the cowhide inserts in the cerused wood pieces were right on trend. Yes please!
Wesley Hall is another manufacturer that I am glad I took another look at. Their unparalleled commitment to their employees and customers goes back 4 generations, with a high level of personal support, as well as a high end and fashion forward product. This is the cornerstone of what I look for when sourcing products for clients. Wesley Hall unveiled a "Green with Envy" theme at market. This verdant "IT" color grounded in black is always chic, sophisticated, and happens to be my favorite color.
|Fell hard for the Interlude Chair|
|Love the Hadley Console|
Ambella Home was familiar to me as a bathroom and vanity resource. I learned their 2 year old upholstery collection with a wide range of exclusive fabrics and leathers was quite impressive. Thought out details are not overlooked as the company continues to expand.
|The Claudette LEATHER embossed swivel Chair was a standout.|
Whew... That's a wrap! I want to thank everyone at High Point Marketing, Esteem Media, and all the sponsors for making the tour as fun as it was educational. I loved the experience!