Shopping the market!

Twice every year furniture dealers, designers and retail home furnishing owners head to High Point N.C. to see the new designs, styles and colors.  These are the looks that will be in stores within the next year.  It is a great time to learn what is trending.  This year I went with my store manager.  He is in his early 30’s so a millennium.  I especially liked his take on furniture.

Precedent Sectional contemporary
Contemporary cuddle sectional

The in vogue look is still contemporary in its styling.  He liked the sectional sofa with the “cuddle” chaise.  Being a young married man I could imagine he and his wife would enjoy that.




Braxton Culler, Libby Langdon
Libby Langdon Transitional Sectional

I Liked the sectional by Libby Langdon.  More transitional than just contemporary so it fits into a great many decorating lifestyles.  I also liked the pops of color.  Toss pillows, small ottomans, wall color and art helped transform basic beige into a lively look.

After 3 days of shopping we were both tired and broke.  Market offers 11 1/2 million square feet of shopping space in 180 buildings with over 2,000 different dealers in attendance.  Just try to find a parking space!  We came home tired but thrilled.  Just wait until you see all our great finds!