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2009 High Point Furniture Market Finds

Two trips to High Point. Twice the fun.

For this year’s spring market we met with reps from furniture and accessory companies who showed and educated us on the new trends/products for the spring.

I can see where one might feel overwhelmed by the millions of choices and selections but for designers it is our mission to find the best products for our clients.

We often take mental notes, pictures, and even order pieces we know will work with our current-client projects.

We say: the more educated we can be about a particular line or know how the furniture “sits,” the better!

So here are some of our favorites we found this go-around:

BoBo Intriguing Objects: Definitely Intriguing

Bungalow 5: Hip Accessories & Furniture

Cyan Designs: Unique Accessories

(Notice the over-sized Monopoly pieces)

Lee Industries: Eco-friendly furniture

Pearson : Great upholstery pieces

Hickory Chair: Made, not Manufactured

Hickory White: Classic pieces for the home

Natural Curiosities: A lot of great prints

Pine Cone Hill: Awesome Bedding

Trends: In several showrooms we spotted groupings of pendant fixtures. Here are a few! My favorite is the top left one.

To Market…




It doesn’t take high scores on an IQ test full of relational equations to realize how much DLL loves going to Market. We arrived at the High Point Furniture Market again with wider eyes, eager to take in all the Season had to offer. Howard, Judy’s husband, joined us this year, adding a new dynamic, a stopwatch, & a whole lot of fun.

We visitied some tried and true vendors’ showrooms; namely Pearson, Baker, & CTH Sherrill-Ocassionals.
We also fell in love with the showrooms of our new vendors, as well. Century Furniture , Stanford Furniture, Emeson et cie, and Global Views just to name a few.

Our observations:

Birds (we knew this was coming)
Black and White

Faux Bois and Petrified Wood

Bold patterns

Great chairs

At the end of the day we realized that Design Lines has been setting a design pace in our own right. As we saw the crop of new things we were reminded of the words of great Architect and Designer Mies Van Der Rohe, in a variety of circumstances “Less (really) is more” and some things (and by that we mean not specifically a painted porcelain foo dog or a gold lamé footstool) should just be kept in the closet.

The End.

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