High Point Highlights

La Dolce Vita's High Point Highlights

 

{Mary McDonald for Chaddock–Such a chic mix of traditional silhouettes in a modern, graphic way.}

If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably know that I was in High Point for furniture market last week. For the past couple of years, I have explored High Point Market with my dear friend Mark D. Sikes. It’s so great to have a partner along for the ride, especially since it seems like everything is an adventure in High Point from trying to find a decent place to stay and crazy travel delays to the most convoluted routes for getting around, eating so badly that you actually need a friend’s moral support, and meeting so many colorful characters. The market is massive, so we prefer to take a more relaxed approach, knowing that there is no way we could see everything in 3 days and that while there is a buyer for everything, we are most likely not the buyers for it!

I really do think that may be the best thing about market. There is something for everyone, so it is interesting to see what different people are drawn to. We always make sure to start with our favorite showrooms and discover new finds along the way. Honestly, I am not usually concerned with identifying new trends at market. I prefer to find pieces that really speak to me and my aesthetic–items with special details and a timeless quality. I have hundreds of photos on my phone, so these are the things that made the most lasting impression this time around. I’m excited to hear your thoughts!

La Dolce Vita's High Point Highlights

{Kelly Wearstler’s new furniture collection for EJ Victor was one of my favorite things this market. I love that she has such a unique, identifiable style, but to be completely honest, I wasn’t sure how that would translate to a commercial furniture line. Her daring, avant garde style is ideal for hospitality projects, but how would it translate into a marketable furniture line? Well, I shouldn’t have doubted Kelly’s genius. The furniture pieces are executed in such an edited, chic way. She really used restraint and allowed the unique silhouettes, beautiful finishes, and special details shine through. A friend who happens to be a top interior designer with her own furniture line commented that she thinks Kelly’s pieces are the type of furniture that collectors will pay a pretty penny for on 1st Dibs 20 years from now. I think she might be on to something!}

La Dolce Vita's High Point Highlights

{Kelly Wearstler for EJ Victor}

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{Kelly Wearstler Lighting for Visual Comfort & Co.}

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 {More Kelly for Visual Comfort– I love the rectangular quartz sconce on the right.}

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 {Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair is a tried and true favorite. Mark and I always make sure to stop by Hickory Chair to visit with our sweet, talented friends, Suzanne and Alexa Hampton.}

La Dolce Vita's High Point Highlights

 {Alexa Hampton took us to Paris by way of Park Avenue with her collection for Hickory Chair this season. I love the pops of green in this particular vignette.}

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{Thomas O’Brien debuted his collection with Century Furniture this market. It is filled with modern, masculine pieces reflective of Thomas’ signature style. Thomas is a brilliant merchandiser, so I loved seeing the way the lovely vignettes were styled throughout the showroom.}

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 {No trip to High Point is complete without a visit to the beautiful Baker showroom!}

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{I am obsessed with this striking vignette at Baker.}

La Dolce Vita's High Point Highlights

{Of course, we made sure to stop by Henredon to see Celerie Kemble’s latest offerings. This brass and Lucite Karl Springer-inspired cocktail table isn’t a new introduction, but I still love it. I have a project that it would be absolutely perfect for!}

La Dolce Vita's High Point Highlights

{A Sweet Dining Vignette by Celerie Kemble for Henredon}

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{Our beautiful and talented friend, Sarah Bartholomew, Mark, and I at the Domino Panel– The best part of High Point is spending time with dear friends.}

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 {The three of us agreed that this stunning inlaid mirror by Michael S Smith was one of our favorite pieces at Market.}

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 {I love a classic Greek key detail, so I had to get a shot of this versatile mirror as well.}

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 {I am so in love with Tommy Mitchell’s tole and brass flowers. They are at once striking and delicate. These are a definite must-have for me.}

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 {Van Collier is always a favorite as well. I love their sculptural furniture and accessories.}

La Dolce Vita's High Point Highlights

{Visual Comfort always ends up being our home away from home at High Point, so we go back at least once a day, everyday, discovering new things to love on each visit. I thought this linen and brass octagonal pendant by AERIN was genius.}

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{I also love these Jean Royere-inspired sconces and chandelier. Chic, chic, chic!}

La Dolce Vita's High Point Highlights

 {Speaking of chic, I always make a pit stop at the High Point Antiques and Design Center. There are so many wonderful dealers from around the country and it’s nice to see things with patina. The Lola and Bess booth is a favorite and this time around, I fell for this fabulous painting (which sadly sold, but not to me) and the beautiful leather Empire folding chairs.}

La Dolce Vita's High Point Highlights

{On our last day, we toured the big building, aka the IHFC, and found this cute nightstand at MadeGoods. I’d love to use this in a little boy’s room.}

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{I also liked these simple stools at MadeGoods.}

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{Pretty Floral Artwork at Natural Curiosities}

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{A Stylish Saddle Leather Chair}

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{Me and my High Point Partner in Crime, Mark D. Sikes– The experience would not be the same without him!}

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{All Photos by Paloma Contreras for La Dolce Vita}

5 thoughts on “High Point Highlights

  1. Thanks so much for sharing. Am loving all the brass and Tommy Mitchell’s flowers never disappoint. I can so see Kelly Wearstler’s line in a business or hospitality setting but I must admit I think Suzanne Kasler’s designs are starting to appear a bit dated…time to move on from the quatrefoil motif, I think. Looks like you had a productive trip.

  2. Lovely photos! My jaw dropped when I saw Kelly Wearstler’s collection at EJ Victor – it was absolutely stunning. I could kick myself for not managing my time better and missing Thomas O’Brien’s Century debut. No doubt that it was brilliant. I always visit Aero when in Manhattan (it’s probably my all time favorite interiors retail space), and it has been an inspiration for my own shop. Thank you for sharing. Best,
    Jeff

  3. Thank you for sharing! Great wrap-up and it made me feel like I was along for the ride. 🙂 Love your blog! Thanks for keeping it up so well!

  4. Oh my! love all of this. in fact, just received a series of flowers from TM for a client. stunning!!! also love that saddle chair… do you remember who produces it?

    thanks for sharing your faves!

    xo
    cristin

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