For those of us in retail, it’s the semi-annual most wonderful time of the year… Market in High Point! With an uncountable amount of vendors to navigate, this experience is black or white – the most overwhelming experience imaginable, or the home-shopping enthusiast’s wildest fantasy. We love it and we’re headed there on Friday!
We go to buy furniture and accessories. It’s exhilarating. Miles and miles of eye candy, prototypes hoping to make it into production, and old favorites back again, curated and styled in today’s trends for our perusing. We do our best to edit down and bring the most interesting, comfortable, and useful back to you. It’s fashion week for furniture. We’re having lunch with our reps, and we’re going to cocktail parties. The celebs are stepping out. Bunny Williams graciously greets retailers and designers in her Beeline Home showroom, Lillian August points out her favorite new pieces, Ty Pennington from Extreme Makeover Home Edition is scheduled to speak, and at Highland House, we’re meeting Princess Diana’s former butler. Yep. We are. He’s apparently changed careers.
We’re there for inspiration, and we’re there for knowledge. We take the time to tour factories and learn about the details. It’s what fascinates us, and we think it’s important for you as well to know what’s underneath the plushy fabric on the couch you are about to special order, why it’s better if the frame is solid hardwood, what is and is not Made in the USA, and what “cerused” really means and why you might want to try this finish to add some interest to your breakfast room.
We can’t wait. We’ll be Tweeting and Facebooking great ideas and new looks we find, so like us, follow us, and add our blog to your RSS feed! And most importantly, let us know your thoughts!