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Colour Trends

Where Chic Designers and Retailers Meet

By 04/18/2015November 18th, 20162 Comments

At High Point for the furniture show! Where else? ; )

Want to know the biggest difference between a designer sofa and one you buy from a big box store?


The quality of the fabric and texture. There’s no microfibre here.

See that sofa my friend Traci Zeller is sitting on? That’s what I’m talking about.

And this striated leather on this chair? Stunning.


Wesley Hall

Coming to High Point Market is a beautiful, visual and textural experience.

First, there’s all the ‘not to be missed’ educational events, here’s a few of them.

Sunday morning, April 19, 2015

I’ll be at this breakfast tomorrow morning!



Click here to see all the events

DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES: Masters of PR: The Inside Scoop on How to Build Your Brand 

Presented by the High Point Market Authority and ASID, sponsored by Horchow. A team of PR pros, including Blitzer & Company founder Elizabeth Blitzer, CJ & Company owner Christina Juarez, and Michael McGraw of The McGraw Agency, join with Kate Jerde, the Marketing and Events Director at The Editor at Large to teach you how to build your brand through public relations.

Covering a full range of topics, from the types of PR, to how to present to an editor, to taking maximum advantage of social media, this session will provide you with tools you can use to grow awareness of your business.Complimentary breakfast buffet begins at 8:00am. .1 CEU credit. Bring your business card for a chance to win a $500 Horchow gift card.


Then at noon, join me at the Zaar Design Center where Deb Barret will be speaking about  the latest product introductions, color and material trends from the world’s leading design shows.

This whirlwind tour brings the latest design themes to you, outlining how certain products and style references develop from one show to the next. Get your hit of international inspiration with reviews of Cologne, Paris, Milan, Frankfurt and London without having to leave High Point. Bio: Deb Barrett has been actively working in the design industry since 1975.

Her design career has taken many paths, but her fascination with what’s around the corner has led her to her current roles as a much sought-after speaker, consultant and design blogger. RSVP Appreciated, but not required.

Gray is OUT! The Colour Trend is IN!

I’ll be on this panel on Monday night at 6:00 PM


Don’t miss the Style Spotter recap on Tuesday morning at 9:00 am.

I’ve only been here for one day so far but I’ve noticed a lot more blue than the Fall. In every shade, but there’s lots of Navy and indigo.


Ambella Home

At Wesley Hall, the Market and Media Director Amy Huff told us that in the past, people would always ask “What’s the theme this year” now it’s just COLOUR. We do colour, she said.

Makes sense since that is the trend. It’s colour. And it’s everywhere here at market.


Wesley Hall

She told us when they introduce details like this on their furniture, it cowboys it up!


Highland House

If you want to introduce bright colour and you’ve got pink beige, you just need the right fabric that incorporates it all!

Stay tuned for more! And mark your calendar to attend in the Fall!



  • Lee Casdorph says:

    The seminar looks like so much fun ~ thanks for sharing some of the sights and sounds! Congratulations on being a key member of the Withit Competitive Intelligence panel ~ can’t wait to hear highlights of the discussion!

  • Lorri says:

    I used to work at a high-end furniture store and part of the job was attending product knowledge classes.

    One of the biggest differences between buying a sofa from say Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel, is that it will not have eight-way hand-tied springs. It will have sinuous springs instead.

    This means it will not be nearly as comfortable because the cushions don’t adjust to your movements. You will have to shift your position on the sofa more often to remain comfortable.

    The worst thing about this is that at Pottery Barn, you are paying a premium for a sinuous spring sofa. You could get the same thing at a decent furniture store for less. And if you paid the same amount as a Pottery Barn sofa at a regular furniture store, you’d at least walk away with a moderately-priced eight-way hand-tied sofa!

    I like Pottery Barn for lots of things, but not for upholstery.

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