Thursday, October 27, 2011

High Point: Color is King!

Color is king at High Point! It seems that at every turn, happier, brighter and glossier interiors ruled the day. Orange, pink and turquoise took center stage and while neutrals and rough textures are still to be found, they seem to be playing a supporting role to their cheerful counterparts. Maybe in this prolonged economic malaise, the design world is bringing us a much needed antidote! (above room from Hickory Chair)
Drexel Heritage, known for their vast range of custom options in finishes and fabrics, offered color in a wide range of styles; from an elegant, classic look (Laurie Chair) with a Moroccan flavor to a more traditional European feel in the Christelle settee below.
Love everything about this room!

I'll be posting more later about Drexel and their amazing collection of upholstered case goods, like the one above.
At Thomasville, traditional furnishings have taken on a more relaxed, fresh vibe. One of my favorite pieces was the Monaco chair with accompanying curved shaped ottoman. Love the scale and I can attest that it's super comfortable.

Thomasville has expanded their accessories line with some wonderful options; more on that in a later post, as well as their authentic take on the industrial look.
This was my favorite fabric from all of High Point - an outdoor fabric called Lovebirds Sorbet . It was clear that Lane Venture, a firm that focuses on outdoor furniture and indoor wicker, was all about blurring the line between indoors and out.

Vibrant color options from their outdoor slipcover collection. (More on that later too. There's just so much to post about from High Point!)
Even prints you would typically see in sepia tones are now donned in bright colors. These are from Lillian August.

As I was wrapping up this post, I came across this room from DC Designer Heather Safferstone and think it really captures the trends from High Point:
- embracing happy, strong color
- glossy surfaces (mirrored tables, lamps) and
- rough textures and neutrals in a supporting role (driftwood lamp, raffia covered side table, rug)

This was my first time at High Point and I want to extend a huge thank you to Cheminne Taylor for inviting me to join the bloggers for the sponsored trip. There's so much more to post about in the coming weeks - including all the fun people I had a chance to meet.

24 comments:

classic • casual • home said...

I LOVE your highlights. Great eye. Happy about all the color even if I just use it in jolts. Looking forward to your next post.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Oh, this makes me happy!! I adore all the colors...Janell

A Perfect Gray said...

those lillian august pieces are wonderful...

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Michele,
Thank you for taking us along. Wish I was there!
Beautiful interiors and the colors are gorgeous.
Have a great time!
Teres
axoxo

alison@MLHP said...

I for one am DEElighted to see all the happy color! I know the pendulum will swing back at some point, but for now, the idea of lots of saturation settled with muted sidekicks is my idea of perfection!

Can't wait to see all your recaps!

kayce hughes said...

i was sad not to make it but love to see so bits on blogs. thanks so much for sharing.

SHERRY HART said...

Looks like you really saw a lot of wonderful items...loving the color....I knew jewel tones would come back someday :)

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

So glad to see more color coming back. I knew it would return! We can't stay gray forever. :)

Renée Finberg said...

when is color not king?????

xxx love the post

AnneHH said...

Great recap--and I will look forward to hearing lots more about your trip!!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Last image my fave!!!

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design said...

I am hoping that attitude trickles down here to the south!

Soul Pretty said...

It's interesting and good to know that they are showing color...especially when all my clients seem to love beige.

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

great post! Love all the new pops of color cropping up. The Monaco chair is such a happy piece-can't wait to see more from your travels.

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Fabulous recap. Love those saturated non-sepia prints. I'm looking forward to seeing more!

5th and State said...

so appreciate your insights michelle as i could not attend this year. stunning images
debra

Windlost said...

Oh, I would love to go to High Point some time. Thanks for the tour. So much to inspire!

xo Terri

helen tilston said...

You did a lot while there. There are so many showrooms, how do you select who to visit?

Great post

Helen xx

Francine Gardner said...

i have been visiting High point for the past 2 years and have seen huge improvements! the showroom displays were a feast to the eyes.

Sheila said...

I can already see in my mind's eye the next big thing all the crafty decor bloggers will be doing. They will be covering wood furniture with fabric and edging it with that nailhead trim. It will be everywhere. Well, I'm glad because then they can stop painting white every available piece they can get their hands on; it was scaring me. I was afraid it would soon be impossible to find a lovely old piece that hadn't had white (or turquoise)paint slapped on it.

Sami Pat Felmet said...

I sent a link to this post to my niece at Drexel. They loved knowing they are being talked about in this genre. Thanks for sharing.

Marsha said...

Excellent post. You obviously have impeccable taste because I love everything.

camdesign said...

any idea who the white bust of a lady is in picture # 5, I so love that... camdesign@shaw.ca
great post, regards, Carol Ann

Richelle Loughney said...

I love your pictures, especially the last one! The color combination is relaxing to the eyes and the windows made the whole look even more impressive. Keep it up! :D

Richelle Loughney

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