The Best of High Point Market: Spring 2017

HP Mark Sikes 3

{Cobalt and Chinoiserie by Mark D. Sikes for Henredon}

Twice a year, I make the pilgrimage to High Point, North Carolina for the design industry’s biggest market event. It is a great way for me to discover new finds as well as visit favorite vendors and see their latest offerings. Between meetings, networking, spending time with friends, I spend my days seeking out pieces for current clients and finding fabulous new things for future projects. The market is truly massive encompassing many large buildings in downtown High Point and is very well-attended by people from all over the world.

Since I am taking over High Point Market’s Instagram @highpointmarket to share my favorite finds today, I thought it would be fun to delve into my High Point experience here on LDV as well. I came away having found some beautiful new pieces and having had a wonderful time, but was exhausted by the end of it! This season, blue seemed to reign supreme and I am happy to report that classic design is alive and well. It seemed to be more about the mix between traditional and modern rather than the contrived, strictly modern looks that so many people got wrapped up in the past few years.

HP Mark Sikes 4

{Beautiful Blues by Mark D. Sikes for Henredon— I ordered this bed for my own bedroom which I am currently redesigning in order to photograph it for my book.}

HP Mark Sikes Henredon2

{Another Lifestyle by Mark D. Sikes}

HP Jeffrey Bilhuber Henredon 2

{This season also saw the launch of Jeffrey Bilhuber‘s collection for Henredon which was filled with a playful, irreverent spin on classic design elements. The pieces are executed with bold colors and interesting details.}

HP Jeffrey Bilhuber Henredon

{Jeffrey Bilhuber for Henredon}

HP David Phoenix 2

{Over at Hickory Chair, Los Angeles-based designer, David Phoenix launched his handsome, debut collection of furniture, accessories, and lighting.}

HP David Phoenix

{David Phoenix for Hickory Chair}

HP Suzanne Kasler 2

{I always love what Suzanne Kasler does! This time, her collection for Hickory Chair was dressed in black and white, which is right up my alley, of course.}

HP Suzanne Kasler

{Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair}

HP Bunny Williams

{This market saw the much-anticipated return of design doyenne, Bunny Williams who brought her iconic Bunny Williams Home collection to the IHFC building and her new lighting collection to Currey & Co.}

HP Thomas OBrien Century

{Designer and Merchant, Thomas O’Brien‘s distinctive, masculine style was on display in his polished showroom at Century. He also introduced some chic, new lighting designs at Visual Comfort.}

HP TOB Century

{Thomas O’Brien for Century}

HP Highland House Bungalow Classic

{Randy and Courtney Tilinski of Bungalow Classic showed their elegant, fresh collection for Highland House for the second time this season. So lovely!}

HP Highland House Bungalow Classic 2

{Bungalow Classic for Highland House}

HP Barrie Benson

{Also at Highland House, Barrie Benson introduced some new pieces in her colorful, vintage-inspired collection.}

HP Drexel Jo Sampson 2

{Furniture manufacturer, Drexel enlisted British product designer, Jo Sampson to completely overhaul their brand and imbue it with a more youthful, modern sensibility. The collection is filled with interesting and versatile pieces.}

HP Jo Sampson Drexel

{Jo Sampson for Drexel}

HP Kate Spade

{The playful Kate Spade collection for EJ Victor showed its sophisticated side with pretty neutrals in camel, leopard, and burl wood.}

HP Kelly Wearstler

{Also at EJ Victor, Kelly Wearstler Showcased her Inimitable Style with New Pieces in her Signature Collection}

HP Kelly Wearstler

{Kelly Wearstler for EJ Victor}

HP Mary McDonald

{Mary McDonald‘s Sophisticated, Classically-Inspired Collection for Chaddock featured Several New Introductions}

HP Mary McDonald 2

  {Mary McDonald for Chaddock Home}

HP Windsor Smith Century

{Windsor Smith Launched a Huge Collection with Century which was Executed in her Signature Soft Gray Palette}

HP Van Collier

{Beth Collier of the Chic, Boutique Brand, Van Collier Introduced Several Stylish Pieces}

HP Van Collier 2

{Chic Metal Pieces at Van Collier}

HP Alexis Walter Art

{I was happy to see one of my favorite artists, Alexis Walter who brought in paintings that were on the bolder side than her usual soft pastels this time.}

HP Tommy Mitchell

{I have yet to tire of Tommy Mitchell‘s collection of tole botanicals. They are chic, romantic, feminine, and completely timeless.}

HP Tommy Mitchell 2

{I am obsessed with Tommy’s botanicals in lucite shadow boxes!}

HP Aerin Visual Comfort

{I can always count on Visual Comfort to have exquisite lighting. As such, we use their products all the time. This season, I loved these chic, mid-century inspired lights by Aerin Lauder.

HP Kelly Wearstler VC

{I can’t wait to use these cool pendants and sconces by Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort in upcoming projects!}

HP VC Barbara Barry

{I also loved this stylish pendant by Barbara Barry at Visual Comfort. This season, Barbara also relaunched her collection of furniture with Baker.}

If you went to market this season, I’d love to know what your favorite finds were!

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  1. Love the highlights you selected! My favorites are Mark Sikes and Suzanne Kasler. Thanks for sharing this on your blog.

  2. Hello, Paloma. Your friends at Chaddock here …. Thanks so much for including Mary McDonald in your best-of-show review for HPMKT. We love making your A-list! Until next time xoxo

  3. Thank you so much for this. I liked so many of the looks…. especially all of Mark d Sikes and Suzanne Kasler. Very good post! How do you find time to post daily? I salute you!!

  4. Your thoughtful observations picks for “Best of Show” was certainly spot on. We especially enjoyed the Windsor
    Smith Collection. Century always lets the Designer Collections put their best foot forward. Windsor’s and Arterior’s introductions were perfectly paired. Can hardly wait to see them both in our showroom.

    Kathy Adams

  5. You really do go above and beyond by being able to sift through all you saw and picking out some goodies! When I think of the whirlwind.. yikes! I do have to say I really loved Darryl Carter’s collection for Milling Road/Baker. I was also intrigued by the pretty finishes and interesting shapes of the outdoor stools done by McGuire.