Fashion-infused design made its way to the 2015 High Point Furniture and Design market this spring. Furniture design houses took inspiration from the world’s fashion runways in a broad and interesting spectrum from 70s vintage glamour to bountiful botanicals to Hermes-style orange tinted decor confections. Style mainstays including animal prints, organic shapes, metallic finishes and the enduring paisley motif were also on show, though in many cases they were given a fresh, new and interesting appeal that lifted them from last season’s style bin and put them back on the home fashion map.
World’s Away hit the style sweet-spot with this beauty of a chair in bright orange velvet accented with a sleek brass metal frame.
Bernhardt merges the tailored sophistication of heather-gray tweed upholstery with an organic and sensual bamboo brass finish metal frame.
Van Collier reigns as the Sultan of Salon at High Point with this exquisite sling chair dressed in silver lamé inspired fabric with a zebra stripe pattern and elegantly embraced with an ebony finished metal frame complete with a surprising and much appreciated style detail in the form of a Greek key geometrically gracing the end of each arm.
Tritter Feefer delivers 70s animal print glamour with this brass framed chair upholstered in a leopard print velvet.
Another stylish entry from the creative folks at Bernhardt – a neo-classic inspired oval-back chair upholstered in a subtle shimmering platinum velvet fabric and embraced with a frame made of a highly-polished vine material that has been wrapped tightly around the chairs metal sub-structure frame for strength and durability.
You don’t have to be a math wiz to appreciate this graceful chair from Wesley Allen dressed in a gorgeous orange and white geometric patterned upholstery from the Meredith Heron collection for JF Fabrics.
A delightful, fresh and fun spring home fashion offering from CR Laine – this contemporary arm chair is decked out in a decadent raspberry pink leather and detailed with luxe brass nailhead trim. The chair’ s overall style reminds me of a sassy pair of haute couture shoes and matching purse I spied (and seriously coveted) at the Christian Louboutin boutique in Miami.
Bliss Studio’s elegant and traditionally styled linen armchair radiates timeless style. Love the nailhead trim details here – exquisite.
This colorful and “pattern-busy” armchair by Libby Langdon for Braxton Culler illicited a strong reaction from the Decorating Diva fans – some LOVED it, others, well to be charitable, I will say they weren’t fond of it. Since I’m posting it here, you can tell that I am in the “LOVED” it camp. Not just because it’s pink (always points for use of pink ) but because it’s different in a way in which we aren’t accustomed to seeing pattern used. It’s wild, its insanely beautiful and its controversial in a world of “traditional” furnishings that tends to be demure. When I saw it, I thought, “Pucci for the home.”
The only vintage swivel chair to make the list – this 70s chartreuse-hued paisley beauty was a favorite find at the stylish booth of HKFA 20th Century in the Antiques & Design Center of High Point.
Eilersen reintroduced one of their best-selling chairs this market. The Scandinavian chair has clean lines and and a timeless appeal that effortlessly transcends generations of style trends.
Bar Stools and Counter Chairs
If instead of being asked to share my favorite 21 seating options from the spring High Point market, I was asked to pick only one – then it would be this bar stool by Dwell Studio. It’s everything I love in design packaged in a svelte, sophisticated and glamorous form.
Emporium Home’s leather bar stools possess an artful elegance with just the right amount of classic glamour.
John Strauss’ beautiful blue velvet upholstered chair and gray-blue sofa offer loads of mid-century modern appeal.
Gorgeous sofa from Ambella Home that also communicates one of the seasons best home fashion trends – embroidered details.
Another eye-catching and breathtaking seating choice from Ambella Home. This settee melds botanical and fauna infused artistry and contemporary style with a design heritage of traditional sensibilities. With respect to home decor trends – the butterfly is one motif that continues to fly high with no end to its style reign. I first noted the trend in subtle details in 2012, and now in 2015 the butterfly is everywhere on design.
French style settee/sofa by Wesley Hall dressed in a joyful pattern play of cherry blossoms set against subtle white-edged diamond prints cross-hatched on a denim- blue upholstery from the Meredith Heron collection for JF Fabrics. Cherry blossoms along with other floral and plant motifs seemed to be one of the dominant decor and textile trends at several of the design fairs I attended this year.
Younger Furniture debuted an interesting and appealing collection of mid-century modern influenced sofas and chairs at the 2015 spring market. This sofa is a bit deeper than a standard sofa making a comparison to a day bed more apropos than to another couch. But what really sets this piece apart is the fantastic rectangular-shaped nailhead trimmed frame on the sofa’s arm.
Dramatic orange color, sunburst nailhead trim and sexy acrylic legs make this sofa from the Tobi Fairley debut collection for CR Laine a unique design introduction gracefully poised for iconic style status.
Emporium Home delivers another style winner with this alluring zebra print contemporary settee.
Sumptuous blue velvet sofa in a modern interpretation of Empire style sits behind two whimsical stools – all from Luna Bella.