This Spring 2012 Highpoint Market was both exciting and tiring. Like always it is challenging to fit in three days of intense walking to cover all the home furnishings market has to offer. Overstimulating is just one word to describe the vibe when you are surrounded by the best product in the world life has to offer.
This market it was all about the bright primary colors. Lime green, reds, tangerines, pinks and purples to name a few. The materials where shinny, soft and luxurious. Floor coverings where plentiful with real raw hides in many splendid colors under reclaimed wood tables with polished nickel bases. Mixing the old, earthy tones contrast polished chrome to give a more updated transitional look. Old Tibetan rugs where patch worked together in bright pinks and purples using the old vintage look with a contemporary flare. Recycled and green are the top words for this market. Some where very creative making a large chandelier out of recycled old bottle cans. Using old shells and unused buttons to decorate chests and desks. This made me think about all the trim and unused door nobs I have left over from jobs that now will have repurpose.
What ever your style, you will find it at Highpoint. In the big buildings they have entire floors filled with contemporary showrooms and then one floor below is french Restoration hardware look a mile long. One building was filled with antique dealers from around the world.
I grabbed every catalog and source I could take with me. Many different looks where purchased for my store to share with my clients. As I write this blog my assistant, Courtney is opening boxes and creates filled with my new treasures. Please come down to the Galleria to see all the goods I brought back from another successful trip to Highpoint.