It’s been a while since I have blogged. I became very sick a few weeks ago and all work came to a stand still. But I am on the mend and was able to recover just in time to go to the High Point Furniture Market this past weekend.
(Featured Cat Diva Art by Empire Art Direct.)
What is the High Point Furniture Market? It is the world’s largest furniture trade show held twice a year in April and October for one week in High Point, NC. Buyers from all over the world come here to make purchases for items that you see in all the regional, national and international stores. It is a great place to see what the upcoming trends will be in the home fashions world. I’m like a kid in a candy store. It’s hard to focus. There’s so much there to distract you and tempt you to come and take a look. With more than 2000 exhibitors in 180 buildings all across the city it is easy to get side tracked.
The first formal High Point Market was held in March of 1909 so this market is steeped in over 100 years of tradition and it has grown into an amazing event. It’s not unusual to see circus acts and street musicians performing in the streets as you peruse from one showroom to the next. It is quite a spectacle and a LOT of FUN!
(Photo above from CR Laine.)
I particularly enjoy the educational seminars that are held throughout the week and take advantage of gaining more knowledge while gaining CEU credits as well.
I spent all day Friday with famous Arizona designer, Terri Taylor. She trains designers in the business of design and I have learned a great deal from her. They teach you design in school but they don’t teach you business. Terri Taylor has really helped shaped my business and helped me overcome many unknown hurdles. I am so very grateful for her wealth of knowledge that she so willingly shares.
(Right: Terri Taylor at High Point.)
And, Saturday was a day of investigating and fun. My daughter Shelby came to visit and I was able to show her around this market I am always talking about but always have a hard time explaining. I loved having my girl there with me to share in this experience. In the next few blog posts I’ll share with you some of the unique finds that we discovered while there.
(Left: Plastic red rococo style chair by POLaRT.)
(Kravet fabric panels above.)
I look forward to sharing with you some of our most interesting finds while we were there. So stay tuned for more High Point highlights.
(Paint Can Artwork by Phillips Collection.)
And, remember, if you see anything you like let me know. I’ll be happy to price it for you. All items shown can only be purchased through the trade and I’m happy to help you with these resources.
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