High Point Market News
High Point Market puts the accent on making statements
What better way to make a design statement in a room than with a fabulous accent piece? The spring’s home furnishings market at High Point, NC. showed off a multitude of statement-making pieces that can give a room a distinctive personal look-special character. Tables, case goods and accent chairs are great ways to add pizzazz to a room.
Drexel Heritage, known much for its classic style, showed a rope wrapped table that makes a wonderful statement about organic modernism. And, they showed an ivory curvy Hollywood glam bureau that would dress up any dressing area. Is it classic or contemporary? You decide.
Making a statement about organic modernism is this rope wrapped table which Drexel Heritage showed at the spring market at High Point, N.C.
Accent chairs can always add excitement to a room. Funky styles and patterns seemed to be everywhere at market. The message: Be bold. Bring on a fun chair to give your room color, charm, even a little comedy. Make your room make you smile.
Rugs, always a great accent piece to add color and character, can make another statement as well. Reclaimed materials, or as Uttermost calls them ‘rescued materials,’ are used in a new line of area rugs that feature rescued denim and leather. The reclaimed materials are woven with natural materials including wool, jute and cotton.
The denim colors are blue, black and khaki. The leather comes in tan, brown and black. They are easy to coordinate with what you already have and you can tell your guests you have decorated with materials that otherwise would have been discarded.
“American-made” was an even more prominent theme at this spring’sfurniture market at High Point, N.C. India-based Surya, known mostly for its rugs, was promoting itself as “Your complete source for American-made accessories,” which include poufs, pillows and wall art. Poufs and ottomans, by the way, are most popular with Gen X consumers (ages 33-48), according to a recent survey by Home Accents Today magazine.
The growing emphasis on American-made is driven by more than a statement about patriotism. “The color and design style of U.S.-made products is more in sync with the U.S. marketplace,” says Seth King, Surya’s vice president of sales.
David Haseley, our vice president of merchandising, said the market was “loaded with lots of bold, bright, fun, colorful fabrics which I love to see from a design viewpoint. In addition, the term I heard most used from both the upholstery and casegoods suppliers was customization. The ability to easily and affordably add embellishments and customize colors to suit the client plays right to what we do as interior decorators. Bottom line, the average consumer needs help putting it all together and today there are more choices than ever. Add these factors to the sales increases our owners have already been experiencing and 2013 looks to be an exciting year.”
ABOUT DECORATING DEN INTERIORS:
Decorating Den Interiors was founded in 1969. The Bugg family has provided its leadership since 1984. James S.Bugg, Sr., chairman, is former chairman of the International Franchise Association and a member of its Franchise Hall of Fame. Carol Donayre Bugg, ASID, DDCD, author of five books on decorating, serves as vice president and director of design. Her latest book is “Decorating…the Professional Touch,” Each interior decorator has access to thousands of samples of designer window treatments; wall and floor coverings; furniture, lighting and accessories; all brought directly to each client’s home or office Their work is regularly featured in interior decorating magazines, journals and books.
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