Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Photos courtesy of High Point Market

It's April, which means it is time to get out the comfortable walking shoes to conquer High Point Market. Two times a year, buyers, editors, trend seekers and interior designers descend upon High Point, North Carolina, to seek out the best home furnishings and accessories, all in one place.  I will be arriving Sunday and leaving Wednesday, where I will be doing a deep dive into American design. Some of this year's highly anticipated debuts include Celerie Kemble for Henredon with accessories by Maitland-Smith and Aerin for E.J. Victor. There are gems to be found, as well as trends galore. This year I am attending Market as a Style Spotter, where I join other bloggers that have been selected to seek out all that is exciting and inspiring in home. I am joined by some bloggers I know and others I am looking forward to getting to know. 
When I cover row after row, showroom after showroom of introductions, I am mindful of designs I feel make an impression for style, scale, material, form, function and innovation. Regardless of how tired my feet and eyes are, I still keep plugging away till I have taken in as much as I possibly can. It is the editor in me; I am on a never-ending quest to find that elusive special item to get excited about. 
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as I share my High Point Market (under the hashtag 
 #HPMKT @stylebeat on Twitter)  Style Spotter selects, and I hope you will log on and vote for my choices to make my @stylebeat Marisa Marcantonio Pin board a favorite.  I will be pinning as I walk the show live. Your all-important votes can add up to my winning a free trip to High Point! Stay tuned for the latest, greatest editions, coming soon.

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