November 23, 2015

What we loved at High Point Furniture Market Fall 2015!

High Point Furniture Market is an amazing experience – miles and miles of eye candy for the home furnishings industry lover!

This year we joined the Glen and Jamie High Point Market Tour.  The famous design duo Glen Peloso and Jamie Alexander arranged fantastic tours of some of the best showrooms.  We met design celebrities like Thomas O’Brien and Larry Laslo and made industry friends across Canada and the U.S.

Glen and Jamie HighPoint Design Tour

Here is just a snippet of what we saw and loved at Market.


Inspiring showrooms like Larry Laslo for Chaddock Furniture’s Blue Room

Larry Laslo for Chaddock Furniture

Mary MacDonald for Chaddock Furniture’s Red and Black Room

Mary MacDonald Showroom High Point 2015

Bernhardt Furniture’s Hermes orange room

Bernhardt Furniture Hermes orange room

And the beautiful John Richard Showroom…

John Richard Furniture

This showroom is a decorator’s haven as it carries a mix of beautiful casegoods, upholstery, lighting and accessories.  Below is a favourite console that we spotted.

john richard console

And their lighting fell nothing short of exquisite.  Below we have organic crystal agate slices that create the body of this exquisite three tiered gold leaf finished chandelier.

john richard light fixture

Global Views is another decorator’s paradise.  The amazing piece below came in different colours and would look stunning in a stairwell or tall front vestibule.  Its beauty is in that though it reads as a contemporary piece it harkens back to the past using the glass that once held lamp oil.  Its part antique/part bohemian/part contemporary – a piece of art really.

global views light

Currey and Company is an all-time favourite lighting supplier of ours.  Below is a new piece incorporating the greek key motif in a solid brass chandelier.  Very handsome and classic design.

Currey and Co light fixture

At the Century Furniture showroom we drooled over Thomas O’brien’s collection.  The beautiful cocktail table below shows his brilliant ability to use classical elements and have them feel totally new.


Thomas O'Brien Century cocktail table

Back in the Chaddock showroom there were too many stunning pieces to mention but this cocktail table caught everyone’s attention.  Not only did it combine the silver and gold metals but the white seashell table top was exquisite.

chaddock table



This agate inspired reverse painted glass cocktail table from John Richard was also a stunner. And it would be very useful at parties where you can separate the pieces if needed.

John Richard cocktail table

The occasional accent tables were to die for!  The use of natural materials and interesting shapes is hot!

Theodore Alexander, Bernhardt Furniture, Stanley Furniture

Again, the Global Views showroom doesn’t disappoint at all – it is a burst of colour and eye candy everywhere you look.  This interesting hexagon shaped table can be used by itself or in a grouping where needed to fill in a larger space.  It is a mirrored bottom shelf and glass top.

global views cocktail

In the piece below the carved dark wood is a handsome contrast to the brass hardware.

Global Views chest

This beautiful cabinet from Bernhardt was clad in ‘German silver’ which is not silver at all but a silver white alloy of nickel, copper and zinc.  Love the way the silver and gold is mixed together in the art.

And finally, did we mention gold….gold and brass was everywhere.  These beautiful etageres also are from Bernhardt.

Bernhardt Furniture gold occasional table and etagere

Stay tuned for our next blog post which will show some of the gorgeous things being done with upholstery.  The chair below by Julia Buckingham for Global Views was a showstopper!  More to come soon….

Global Views Julia Buckingham Chair


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