November 05, 2014

The Devil is in the Details – at High Point Furniture Market, that is.

If you can manage to focus on the design details in the midst of High Point Furniture Market’s sensory overload, you will see many a beautiful thing.

As experienced decorators we have a trained eye to spot the unique finishes, the beautiful hardware, the fine lines of a piece of furniture.  This is probably one of the reasons High Point Market has opened up to decorators and designers over the past few years.  Furniture, lighting and accessories have become more sophisticated and the consumer has too.  Hence, the need of the designer to bring the two together.

This fall market was brim full of eye candy.  And the devil was working overtime to draw you in to each showroom and show off its details.

The beautiful pulls and handles on casegoods was definitely a big story this fall.

caracole furniture designer

Mother of Pearl pulls on this Caracole Furniture piece

Worlds away furniture

Graphic gold leaf handles on this Worlds Away Piece

Bernhardt Furniture designer

Sophisticated ‘love knot’ pulls on this Bernhardt night stand

The hardware on the piece below reminds me of some of the heavy duty hardware that you might find on a women’s bag.

john richard furniture hardware

Stunning hardware on a beautiful 2 tone piece from John Richard

Jonathan Charles fine english furniture

Handcrafted wood pulls on this fine Jonathan Charles piece

The other detail that seemed prominent in many showrooms was the use of not only 2 tones of wood (we’ve seen that now for a couple of seasons) but a banded effect on furniture – a modern inlay if you will.

Moore councill fine furniture

Stunning 2-tone wood piece from Moore Councill

moore council furniture

2 tones also on the inside!

lexington furniture

Gold banding on the bookcases from Lexington Furniture

Lexington desk

Gold banding on this amazing desk

stanley furniture

The outlined X and O detail in this Stanley piece

caracole furniture designer

Combination of dark wood and linen front with stunning door pulls from Caracole

worlds away pic

Beautiful 2 tone piece and gorgeous hardware by Worlds Away

bernhardt nailhead trim

Nailhead trim creating an outlined effect on this Bernhardt piece

It was great to see these details live and in person.  Some of these suppliers we already dealt with; others are new to us at Lumar.  Though we love to design classic spaces that stand the test of time, finding pieces that are beautiful and a little unique adds so much value to our clients.  Definitely well worth 5 days of endlessly  walking the market.

Looking for someone to help you design a beautiful and uniquely you space?  Give Lumar Interiors a call or [email protected]

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