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2012 Fall Trends from High Point Furniture Market

Here is a pictorial journal of the  trends we saw recently during our Fall trip to High Point Furniture Market. What trends are you seeing?

1. Lounge furniture



2. Horns/antlers/animal heads



3. Gold, brass, bronze



4. Chevron



5. Pink 




6. Greek Key details



7. Geode/malachite/moiré



8. Citrus Tones




images: Taken all by DLL

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Recap from Spring 2012 High Point Furniture Market

Each season we gather trends from High Point Furniture Market- this year we were uplifted by a trend with staying power- one that we don’t see going anywhere anytime soon: bold geometric patterns. There is something energizing about the rhythm of these patterns. We saw this trend from walls, to floors to pillows, to upholstered furniture covered entirely in it Below, some images for you to drool over….  

While our coolest market find this trip was the Lucy Smith Collection,  here are 5 other Market favorites from our trip to High Point!

1-      Mid Century Modern Recliner from Thayer Coggin

We love how this chair is an undercover recliner, rather than screaming aloud “Watch Football here!”  With it’s hidden reclining mechanism and foot rest, it provides sleek comfort. Something Don Draper might come home and have a cocktail in.  It’s Mid Century Modern aesthetic is something available from Thayer Coggin. 

2-      Serge Ottoman from Hickory Chair

With it’s angular hourglass figure, the Serge is a made to measure ottoman whose presence in a room is sure to make you smile.

3-      Chin Hua Collection from Century Furniture- the whole thing. From the gorgeous Zircote veneers, to the malachite and Sapphire finishes, to the bold shapes of the bar cabinet, we loved Century’s re-imagined Asian collection. 

4-      Walnut Counter Stools from Nuevo

Simple & Beautiful. We see these in a modern kitchen, paired with stainless steel…

5-      Golden Feathers piece from Natural Curiosities-

I fell in love with how unique these pieces and love that gold as a metallic was a theme throughout Natural Curiosities collection.


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Vote for Lauren’s Furniture Design!

Click here to vote for my table design in Hickory Chair’s Centennial Design Challenge!  The contest ends this Thursday (so there’s still time for you to enter).  If you’re not a designer or design student, there’s a general category so you won’t be competing against professionals.  

The Nicole Accent Table is the perfect touch for nearly any room! With a nod to the past from the star inspired design, the metal base makes it perfect for modern interiors. It sits at a gracious scale of 25″ square x 28″ high, flexible for grand or tight spaces. In true Hickory Chair fashion, finish and table top options make this piece completely customizable. Shown with a honey onyx top and antique silver leaf base, it is also available with a beveled glass or wood top paired with a gold leaf or antique bronze base.

The contest is in celebration of Hickory Chair’s 100th anniversary!  Lonny Mag has a spread on the company’s growth in their current issue, as seen below.

I immediately noticed the green chair in the bottom right corner.  It has an uncanny likeness to something sitting in my living room.  I believe their illustrator drew my chair!

See the resemblance? 

Don’t forget, head to Facebook now to vote for your favorite furniture designs!  And vote for mine while you’re at it!


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Vote For Laurie’s Furniture Design


Hickory Chair Cenntennial Design Challenge Screen Shot


Laurie, our Business Administrator took inspiration from a carved detail panel from the collection and designed this bed for the Hickory Chair Centennial Furniture Contest. Her entry was submitted into the general public category, so take a look and vote!

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Vote for Judy’s Footstool Design




Vote for Judy’s furniture design submital for the Hickory Chair Furniture Company’s  Centinnial Design Challenge. Spread the word!!

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We Need Your Votes For The Hickory Chair Furniture Contest!

Hickory Chair Cenntennial Design Challenge Screen Shot


We need your votes for the Hickory Chair Furniture Company’s Centennial Design Challenge! Entries receive $10,000 worth of Hickory Chair product or the opportunity for Hickory Chair to make your own entry.

Design Lines Ltd. Submittal for Centennial Chair Contest

Rob has entered his design of a The Gothic Chair. The chair has an elaborate cut-out back inspired by English Gothic Architecture, which can be used as a dining chair or hall chair. Made of Mahogany with an upholstered seat and brass tack detailing, this chair would be equally suited to a traditional or contemporary setting.

So, go to Hickory Chair’s Facebok page and vote for Rob’s entry! You can vote for as many people as you want so be on the lookout for more entries from our firm. We will let you know when the submit their entry!

images: DLL

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Current Projects: A Living Room and Foyer in North Raleigh

When Molly and I first visited this home in Swan’s Mill, this space was almost like a canvas – ready for a creative vision!   We built the palette around a gorgeous rug, and the room took off from there!

The nearly empty living room is now an inviting retreat – perfect for their children to practice the piano or read. 

The perching birds on the iron chandelier bring in a playful touch.  Arched windows call for special drapery treatments.  We chose to hang panels on medallions that follow the arched shape.

With pattern on the rug, ottoman, and window treatments, simple ceramic magnolias were the perfect accent for the walls!  They bring in such great texture without taking away from the pattern already in the room.  The bay window drapery panels required custom iron hardware that follows the angles of the wall.

I fell in love with these finials from Lundy’s – shaped leaves accent the scrolls perfectly!  The chest from Hickory Chair was customized with a two-tone finish with gold accents.     

With the living room right off the foyer, the two spaces needed to relate.  Before, the wainscoting was painted the same color as the walls, which deemphasized the architecture.

Metallic grass cloth wallpaper printed on linen really brought the space to life!  The small benches were reupholstered to tie in with the red seen in the living room.

The space is even featured on Phillip Jefferies website, which you can see here!  Check back tomorrow for before and after pictures of their family and dining room! 

- Lauren


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High Point Furniture Market Trend #5 & #6: Warm Grays to Mixed Media Composition

2011 Spring High Point Furniture Market Warm Grays

Our Market blog series is coming to an end – we’ve had a blast sharing our thoughts and we hope you have enjoyed all the wonderful eye candy. For these final trends we focused on the warm grays and the mixed compositions -we just couldn’t leave them out.

Isn’t this bed to die for?! I love it.

2011 Spring High Point Furniture Market Warm Grays 2

The Bolier & Co. showroom was so lush – the repetition with the draperies and lights made an incredible statement.

2011 Spring High Point Furniture Market Warm Grays 3

2011 Spring High Point Furniture Market Mixed Finishes

Leave it to Swaim to show us some stunning and unique furniture pieces. The table (above) is so cool with the metal base and wood top.

Didn’t get enough? Head over to our Facebook page and we’ll post all the Market pictures for you to look though at your leisure. We hope you enjoyed the recap!

Showroom images: 1. Hickory Chair 2. Bolier & Co. 3. Swaim

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High Point Furniture Market: Trend # 4 Chairs Take Shape

2011 Spring High Point Furniture Market Chairs


On to trend #4 –  Every showroom we went into had the coolest chairs with new shapes and details.  Above, the bottom right photograph, shows our rep Kristin holding an original picture of a chair that was re-introduced this year as a part of Hickory Chair’s new line called 1911 collection. This collection commerates 100 years of excellence in the furniture design business. How neat!  


2011 Spring High Point Furniture Market Chairs 2


Brittany and Lauren trying out some of Lee Industries chairs for comfort.


2011 Spring High Point Furniture Market Chairs 3


I love the shape of this yellow chair below. Don’t you?


2011 Spring High Point Furniture Market Chairs 4


We are all about a good recliner – below American Leather showed three different sizes of one recliner. One for baby bear, one for mamma bear and one for pappa bear.


2011 Spring High Point Furniture Market Chairs 5


Tomorrow we will finish the High Point trends with the continuation of warm grays and also show you the mixed media compositions we found, so stay tuned!

Showroom Images: Hickory Chair, Lee Industries, Swaim, American Leather

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High Point Furniture Market: Trend # 3 A Pop of Color

2011 Spring High Point Furniture Market Pop of Color

Everywhere we turned there were pops of color at High Point Furniture Market. Here are a few of the highlights – blues, green, coral yellow, and orange. There is more colors to come on Thursday as we showcase all the different chair shapes.

Don’t you just love the Osborne & Littleflocked silhouette wallpaper?

2011 Spring High Point Furniture Market Pop of Color 2


This red ottoman from Lee Industries is popular among the DLL staff – because the ottoman is actually fabricated in a one-of-a-kind rug!  


2011 Spring High Point Furniture Market Pop of Color 4


Yellow is so cheerful!


2011 Spring High Point Furniture Market Pop of Color 3


2011 Spring High Point Furniture Market Pop of Color 5


We were especially drawn to the peacock blue featured in the vignette at Hickory Chair.


Showroom images: 1. Ann Gish 2. Dransfield & Ross 3. Ryan Studio 4. Mr. Brown 5 -7.  Lee Industries 8 -10.Swaim 11-13. Hickory Chair

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