High Point Market is My Ray of Sunshine

High Point Market is My Ray of Sunshine

Normally, I attend the spring High Point Market in North Carolina. This year, due to too many projects going on, I stayed home and found a little time to cozy up to all the great books and materials the show organizers sent me to review.

I’m in love, love, love with many of their products and can’t wait to get started using some of them in my design projects. Now is the time for all design devotees to trade out their wintry adornments (think fur pillows, extra blankets, dense curtains, heavy wool rugs) for fresh, springy colors, designs and textures (sisal, here I come!).

The following  (most were shown at High Point) caught my attention and would work well for any winter-to-summer transformation:

  • Lilly Pulitzer’s green desk was in my High Point preview for this year’s market, but when I was browsing for images, I discovered it was introduced last year. No matter, especially when it comes to all things Lilly! I love the Kelly-meets-emerald-green hue and that shiny, lacquer treatment — beautiful!
  • Sabia Italia’s leather and fabric orange-frame lounge chair. Lending both an uptown attitude and a downtown spirit, the design and color are stunning. The varnished rod structure is available in multiple versions and perfectly complemented by a reversible octagonal cushion. And those covers are completely removable.
  • This woven rattan stool/table by Palecek Furniture features split, hand-woven rattan and a stone cast frame.
  • Madegoods’ Daniela mirror is a modern spin on the classic 70s sunburst. Off-white shagreen and aged-gold paint evoke sophisticated glam.
  • Madegoods’ delicious coral-inspired lamp can swim in lots of “waters,” thanks to its bright color and bold texture — a winning combo, in my book!

Freshening  up your accents — from lamps to mirrors — is a great way to embrace warmer weather. How does your home sing spring? Please share! 


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