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.