Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I'm back with more! After being back from High Point for a week, I can honestly say I am still processing everything I saw. Due to the state of the economy and things slowing down a bit, there were quiet trends, not giant, in your face, seismic shift trends. This tends to happen when companies want to play it safe, and let their existing collections catch on. What I did manage to capture was optimistic color, like orange, turquoise kelly green, yellow and red, so I can safely say we are not destined to see only greige Belgian linen and nailheads forever!

Photo courtesy of Currey and Company

LA-based artisan and interior designer Marjorie Skouras launched her new collection with Currey and Company this season. You are in for a treat! Pink and turquoise color, interesting shell inlay and eglomise with gleaming metals await. Her Lana Wall Sconce with strings of turquoise beads is festive and fun.

To show how truly customized they can get, Hickory Chair added jaunty racing stripes on a timeless three drawer chest. A neo Wing Chair in a turquoise, green and white ikat has a painted white leg for a fresh take. The venerable furniture company celebrated it's 100th year this market.

A classic side chair was taken to a fun place with a cheery chartreuse and white over sized ikat print at Hickory.

Color can make a traditional shape fresh.This great tufted chair from Lee Industries has a completely different look in a vivid orange Belgian linen. Love.

A classically comfy roll arm chair with lose seat and back makes a perfect reading chair. Again, Lee injects color with a lemon yellow linen. More to love.

I can always count on seeing bright color and creative ideas at the Duralee Showroom. Eileen Katherine Boyd transformed the showroom with her bold fabrics in moments of orange, lavender and hot pink. Her fabrics and applications have a joie de vivre that make you smile when you see how color really can transform.

A mood-elevating chartreuse high back tufted chair with white frame was such fun.

Who doesn't love a little high gloss finish? At Lief Petersen's 220 Elm showroom, I found Jesse Furniture's sexy low round coffee table with clean leg is easy to like.

Aubergine, icy blue and lemon yellow glazes on new lamps and vases from Bungalow 5 were lush and elegant.

Overdyed Indian rugs have been around for some time. I love the patchwork versions where you have a rainbow at you feet. Rug from Mat The Basics at 220 Elm.

To easily transform a sofa or end of a bed, add Jonathan Adler's cozy mohair throws in electric colors.

Like a shiny new Ferrari, this chic mod Arteriors desk adds some excitement.

There was a lot of orange at High Point, especially at Global Views, where they did this series of bulbous lidded jars in a crazed finish called Happy Temple Jars.

TV designer Genevieve Gorder designed a strong collection of bright wool dhurries for Capel Rugs. Their ethnic global flair and easy to use repeats make them a standout.

A moorish archway inspired pattern also from Capel.

Soicher Marin's Pop Icon series of bold black brushstrokes against a pop of playful color.

When I showed my friend this dresser, she said she had one like it when I was little she wished she had saved it. Ditto! HFI Brands kelly green dresser with campaign details is perfect for those that love Lilly like me.


Jeff said...

What a wonderful summary of a delightful trend. I, too, had a dresser like that and wish I still did. I remember my mom calling it a campaign chest.

Allison Egan said...

beautiful! So happy they are showing so much bright color - just makes a space feel good!

xo Allison
Spicer + Bank

Decor Arts Now said...

Hi Marisa,
So fun to see your picks from a High Point.
It is so huge we all saw something different!

mary said...

I love the colored lacquer--but the turquoise sconce is gorgeous. Mary

kayce hughes said...

Thanks for showing us all these goodies. I couldn't make it there but now I feel like I did!

Anonymous said...

I love the exuberance returning!

You pick up on it! Me too over here on the left coast!
I really like the unfinished floors.......I am afraid if I see one more "grain sack" pillow I will gag.

I so try to stay away from trends. 41 years ducking, and dodging trends!

I do not think if you look at at my work for 40 years you will see one trend! Go there and do that!

www.mccormickinteriors.com. tell me if there is one "trend! I want to know! Love this blog!


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great play of colors for this set! i really like it

Amanda Martin said...

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Christine said...

Love all the bold colors, especially the green and blue! What great insight into High Point.