Have a Seat! My Top 10 Seating Picks from High Point Market:
Maybe it was the endless walking through so many showrooms, buildings and pop-up installations at the sprawling High Point Market, but I found myself oggling CHAIRS everywhere - comfortable, beautiful seating just beckoned me!!
Here are my top 10 picks - which one would you steal if you could??
This charmer comes from Thibaut Fine Furniture - adore the striated pattern, including with the cool wallpaper in background...
I’m obsessed with this caramel leather chair from Kelly Wearster at E.J. Victor! Looks absolutely sculptural in any room, yet is super comfy.
On the lighter side, I think this pretty rattan piece from Universal Furniture’s new “Coastal Living” line has great versatility depending on how you upholster it and where you put it.
Another great piece from Thibaut Fine Furniture — can go modern or traditional (I have similar slipper chairs from the Kellogg Collection that I’m never getting rid of! Have already upholstered them 2x).
A very different take on an armless upholstered chair from Norwalk Furniture (busted: note my mimosa to the side:)
One showroom that really surprised me was Stickley Furniture. Their new design director, Marissa Brown, joined this family-owned company from Martha Stewart & is adapting the classic Stickley look to a sleeker, more edited profile - ie; this barrel chair. Look for lots more innovation and rethinking of the brand in her future collections!
YES, this is Stickley. Blonder wood, more angular, great loungey-ness (is that a word??:).
Many of the people on my tour (you know who you are:) refused to leave this chair from Cisco Brothers because it is divinely comfortable!! Deceptively so. And it’s done in their beautiful eco-friendly fabrics that have great feel. This is on my short list!!
Another stunner from Thibaut Fine Furniture…polished but super relaxing spot.
Last but not least, after averaging 15,000 steps a day on the Fall High Point Market Tour, this daybed from Dorel Home Products reallllly called to me! All of DHP’s pieces are super affordable and many were great for multi-function places ie; apartments, offices, etc. They also have a partnership with The Novogratz that my kids especially loved…
SO that’s a wrap! Goodbye to Fall Market & hello to all of the above being shipped to stores near us as we speak. Thank you so much, Esteem Media & High Point Market, for letting me see all these amazing collections up close & personal. I loved every minute & was honored to be with the absolute best design influencers out there!! Can’t wait to see you all at The Design Influencers Conference in Atlanta this February.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday -