Hello! Juliet here. Where do I even begin with a recap of the great High Point Furniture Market? Needless to say, as a first-timer, I was awestruck. Coming to this with an artist’s perspective feels similar to walking into a giant art museum, but ten times the size and with colorful wallpapers and artwork you can feel, walk on, sit on, open, close, and even better- buy. Each turn of a corner in one of these gigantic showroom buildings provided another wildly different vignette from the last. Neon and plush pillows flashed past to be replaced by funky Bertoia lawn chairs on glittering artificial grass, which might be followed by vintage Kilim rugs or French tapestries with rococo scenes.
Below are some photos of a few of my favorite spaces.
This Dovetail chair! I love the gold midcentury legs and tufted orange back and cushion. So fun!
SCAD Art Sales is a new showroom that showcases work by alumni from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Natalie getting sucked into the rug rack. I had to snag a photo of this Novogratz alphabet rug. It feels modern with the minimal block letterforms and muted pastels. I need!
There is just something immediately intriguing about a velvet sofa. I’m not sad these are trending!
Modshop. Oh boy. These
I just loved Polart for its monochromatic showroom schemes. Is this a peek inside Marie Antoinette’s sitting room if she lived in the modern age of millennial pink? Maybe so!
Seramat’s collaboration with Justina Blakeney was the first showroom I saw upon receiving my fancy-pants Market pass and lanyard.
The interior of Showplace, the humongous glass building with the wave-like design opposite the even more humongous IHFC.
I LOVED this Elements of Design lighting display. Give me neon signage forever!
Here’s another rug I was floored (get it? ha) from the Novogratz’ and Momeni Rugs collaboration.