Last week we had the honor of being invited to High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina! We were more than thrilled when we were contacted to host a tour of new vendors at the Suites at Market Square building.
Our first evening there really set the tone for the entire trip. Material Girl Lauren, Material Guy Nathan, our friend Meg of LeSueur Interiors
, and I made our first stop at the CR Laine
showroom for a little get together with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. While we were there, we met up with Material Girl Jill, and our fabulous friend Christian, of Maison21
. It was a great first night in High Point! What could be more fun than having a blast with friends in a gorgeous showroom, while meeting other fellow designers and design bloggers?!
The Material Guy and I at CR Laine!
Material Girls Lauren and Emily with Meg Lonegran! Check out that awesome Schumacher fabric on the wing chair and accent pillow! It's perfect with that sofa!
Emily, Rachel and Meg with design blogger Nicole of So Haute!
Our first full day was just that.... a FULL day of shopping, checking out all the vendors we could possibly squeeze into one day, and spotting all the new stuff we could see! We found a ton of new and exciting vendors that we can't wait to start using in our designs! There is so much to see at High Point Market, we feel like we barely scratched the surface!
Amazing new lamps at Visual Comfort-
We brought home lots of great new vendor sources to use on our client projects!
The Bungalow 5 showroom was amazing in person!
We've always been a fan of glass knots as accessories. These beauties are from Sklo.
We met Tara Shaw of New Orleans, who couldn't have beem more nice! It was incredible that she gave us a one on one tour of her booth while we were there.
We loved these guys too! Their look is fresh and exciting, with great use of color and materials.
On day #2, we hosted our Material Girl tour through the Suites at Market Square. It was really special to be able to meet and connect with some of our devoted readers! The vendors I targeted on the tour Nathan and I hosted were Festoni, The Detroit Wallpaper Co., CHC Art, Louise Gaskill Lighting, Tamarian Carpets, Saddleman's of Sata Fe, and Tara Shaw. We had a really good group, and we think they enjoyed their tour! We know we sure did!
The Detroit Wallpaper Co.
Louise Gaskill Lighting
Saddleman's of Santa Fe
Our tour group at Tara Shaw!
After our tour..... you guessed it! More shopping and scouting for new vendors to add to our list! We found some good ones!
Of course Aerin Lauder (and her new collection at Visual Comfort) was s-t-u-n-n-i-n-g!
Regina Andrew had some great new lighting and accent furniture pieces that are to die for also!
Loving this wheel bookcase from Noir!
The agate series from Wendover are so colorful and each one is really unique. We will be specifying these asap for a client.
After another full day of shopping, checking out vendors, showrooms, and hosting tours, it was time for the famed Halo party! What a great way to spend our last night in High Point! We were finally able to get all the Material Girls that were at market all together in the same place, at the same time! It was a blast getting to hang out at the fab Halo showroom and share a glass of champagne with our fellow Material Girls!
From left to right: Nathan (Dallas), Emily (Dallas), Julia (Chicago), Jill (LA), and Lauren (Houston). We missed you Rebecca (New York)!
Our last day in High Point was short, but we were still able to squeeze in a few more places to see! Our first stop was Oly Studio's showroom. It was beautiful with it's clean and crisp white color scheme. Have always wanted to see their pieces all in one space and they certainly did not disappoint!
The biggest highlight of the day we found at the Vanguard showroom. As we were walking through, we turned the corner, and low and behold, there was Thom Felicia! How adorable is he and his greek key belt? Love!
Before we headed back to our hotels to pack up and head to the airport, we were able to have a fantastic roof top lunch over looking High Point. A perfect way to end a spectacular trip to market that we'll never forget!
We'd like to give a big thank you to the High Point Market staff and vendors who all helped make 2013 Spring Market memorable and successful! See you next year!