High Point Highlights

High Point Highlights

As you may know, High Point Market was this week in High Point, North Carolina. We went to market expecting to see some stunning new designs and some familiar faces – and we weren’t disappointed! Without further ado (because we’re all curious), here are some of our …

High Point Highlights

Lexington Home Brands

Arriving to the Lexington Home Brands High Point showroom is like arriving to your Greek palatial estate after a lengthy journey across foreign lands. Its glorious grounds embrace you with their sanctity and architectural prowess. It’s large and in charge.

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Lexington Tommy Bahama Outdoor – Ocean Club Resort Fire Pit | Ocean Club Pacifica Sofa and
Nesting Tables

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Lexington Tommy Bahama Outdoor
Ocean Club Resort Coffee Table | Ocean Club Pacifica Armless Curved Sofa

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Lexington Furniture Florentino Dining Collection

 

Sherrill Furniture

Sherrill Furniture has many brands under their umbrella, including the Precedent line you already see on our site. This chair and case good in the background is part of the luxurious Sherrill line. Top dollar for top quality you may see some of these pieces in places like Nordstrom or luxury furniture retailers.

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Sherrill Furniture Lounge Chair

 

Stanley Furniture

We made our first visit to Stanley Furniture this market. It’s a downtown mini-palace compared to Lexington, and with its rich blue carpets and brass accents it also feels like you’re in a Greek castle on the Mediterranean.

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Stanley Furniture Whitewash and Linen Coastal Collection

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This photo is actually of a very sexy console/sofa table

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Stanley – The Montreaux Portfolio Square Cocktail Table

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Stanley Coastal Living Bedroom Collection

 

Younger Furniture

Every market (April and October) Younger Furniture comes out with several new pieces. This year we saw upholstered ottomans along with new sectionals (even one with a built in sofa table – so cool!) and sofas. Lots of new fabrics glam-ed up the offering and – fortunately for my feet – there was a lot of comfy sitting going on.

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Younger Furniture Stella Sectional

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Leo Chair with New Bold Geometric Print

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Younger’s colorful new fabrics

 

Skyline Furniture

We got pretty excited about Skyline Furniture. Custom-upholstered beds made in Chicago since 1946 that can deliver to you in 4 weeks. They have some electric fabrics and have that good ‘ole “Made in the USA” feel to them. Fashion forward, affordable, and locally made. Triple threat!

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Skyline Furniture headboards

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Skyline Furniture loveseat

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Skyline upholstery options

 

Sauder

So, Smart Furniture has been selling Sauder (pronounced Sow-der, like chowder) for years – you just never knew it. An authentic American original, 90% of Sauder’s furniture has been manufactured in small-town Ohio since 1934. Recently they partnered with some fancy designers and came up with a modern collection – all made of laminated wood composite, and all shipped ready to assemble. They give you the look of real wood but not the cost that makes your checking account or credit cards cringe.

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Sauder Reversible Back Panel Cabinet (matching wood grain or pattern)

 

BDI

We always stop by BDI to see their new and exciting offerings. Corridor has been a best seller since it was launched last year and the new Corridor Bar will be no different. Entertaining “Mad Men” style your thing? Look no further. Also, the new Stance Desk and Dining Tables were so sexy. And Sequel will soon have an executive desk that is 32″ deep and perfect for the modern workaholic.

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BDI Corridor Bar

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BDI Stance Tables

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BDI Sequel Tall Cabinet

 

Ekornes Stressless

The City and Metro Chairs were the new kids on the block at the Ekornes showroom. The vintage Stressless recliners that you sometimes see out and about have the metal bases but are circular in shape like the current line. These resemble the vintage collection and are the epitome of elegant comfort. They are available to order now and will be available for shipping early July.

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Ekornes Metro and City Chair and Ottoman

 

Gus* Modern

Modern. Quick. Sexy. Can it get any better? We always love the Gus* Modern showroom because of their attention to detail. From the wall decals to the tabletop settings it just screams “you want me in your home!” The Switch Sofa shown below has reversible cushions that allow you to switch up your aesthetic. So cool!

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Gus Modern Switch Sofa with reversible cushions that allow you to change its stitching pattern.

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Gus Modern Spanner Lounge Chair – a revived Canadian MCM classic!

 

Copeland

Sustainably harvested solid wood furniture made in Vermont is what Copeland kicks out. This new Walnut bed is minimal and can be ordered with the shelf nightstands (as shown) or without.

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The beautiful new Copeland Contour Bed

 

Vaughan Bassett

Established in 1919 (almost as old as me), Vaughan Bassett‘s roots are deep and, to get even better, 97 percent of their furniture is made at home right here in the USA. Lots of new collections at market and several beds had upholstered footboards. Think of all the uses for a built in bench at the foot of your bed!

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Vaughan Bassett Aspirations Collection made of solid pine

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Vaughan Basset goes modern

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Vaughan Bassett new collection with curved headboard

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Vaughan Bassett new collection

 

Skovby

Technology meets design in Denmark with Skovby. From hidden remote receivers in their media pieces to LED-lit curio cabinets, Skovby has you covered. Best known for their dining sets – most of their tables expand to meet your family’s changing needs.

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Skovby #30 Table adjusts with a hidden rechargeable battery (no cords) and goes from the perfect
kids’ coloring height all the way up to bar height. Not only that – it also expands to seat anywhere from
8-12 people. What kind of chair can support this, you ask? Easy peasy. The #50 dining to counter height
chair/stool combo shown in the background is the winner. Wow is right.

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Skovby #27 Table (seats up to 20) and #63 Chairs work so well together. The chairs even have a little
flex when you lean back for hours of overeating pleasure.

 

Takeaways

One of the hot colors at High Point was, of course, the Radiant Orchid that is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014. We also saw lots of Dusty Rose on wood, fabric, and really anything. Linens are still in as well as Walnut and white-washed woods. Lots of coastal feels and brass accents on dark woods. All in all, exciting new products on the horizon for Smart Furniture and, in turn, YOU!

 

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Melanie Silva

Meet Melanie, a self-proclaimed "dirty hippie" and our extraordinary V.P. of Sales. When she's not on the phone talking through office chair comparisons or looking up fabric swatches for customers, she's out and about in downtown Chattanooga walking Kona, her uber-awesome Alaskan Malamute.