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HIGH POINT MARKET INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER: FOLLOW THE FUN

‘Tis the season when the design industry descends on High Point for Fall Market. There is an exceptional cast of characters that will be taking over the official Instagram feed over the next few days. Please follow along at the handle @hpmkt to discover the unique perspective of each of these designers to see what catches everyone’s eyes. I will be posting on Wednesday, October 17th and invite all design lovers to follow along!

HIGH POINT MARKET DESIGN BLOGGERS TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

11,500,000 square feet of exhibition space, 2000 vendors representing over 100 countries, and 180 buildings…See what caught my eye at the 2016 Fall High Point Market…

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High Point Market is a marathon and a sprint all at the same time…There is so much to see and so much ground to cover. It helps to be surrounded by a lovely group of creative minds that were part of the team for the 3rd Annual High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour organized by High Point Market, Esteem Media, and the Design Bloggers Conference. The program brings ten leading design bloggers to High Point Market for a 2-day tour of sponsoring showrooms. We had a ball getting to know one another, sharing favorite design sources, and experiencing market from everyone’s different perspectives.  

HIGH POINT MARKET HIGHLIGHT: SHINE BY SHO & SHO MODERN

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When a favorite fashionista client introduced me to the line Shine by Sho a few years ago, I was instantly smitten. The lines of the furniture paired with fashion forward detailing in hardware, finishes and fringe were unlike any other line I had ever seen. Creator Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz describes her client as a “cultural carnivore…obsessed with art, architecture and fashion who knows how to flawlessly combine urbane jewels, sumptuous finishes, and a dash of vogueish thrills to create visual ambrosia.” Who would not want to be defined as such?!?  I anxiously await wait will come with each new collection. Not only is Susan insanely talented and uber creative, she is also effervescent and the kind of of gal pal you would like to travel the world with in search of the next inspiration for her globally inspired brand. Thank you IHFC Interhall for organizing our visit!

Check out her take on trends from last year’s Maison et Objet and see how they have manifested in upcoming posts on High Point Market trends…

SHO MODERN

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Following her wildly successful couture lifestyle brand Shine By Sho, Susan Hornbeak-Ortiz is thrilled to announce the launch of Sho Modern. Inspired by travel and globally sourced material, Sho Modern fuses Shine by Sho’s avant-garde luxury with pret-a- porter accessibility.  Through the use of luxe natural woods, stones, pounded metals, and opulent leather, Sho Modern delivers a globally inpsired and sourced lifestyle brand. Focused on innovation and luxury, Sho Modern is for the design and quality savvy client looking for an instant aesthetic upgrade. “Sho Modern is designed to push fashion forward living into our everyday.”
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SHOWROOM VIGNETTES AT IHFC INTERHALL

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THE FUEL CHAIR
A TOUCH OF POLISH AND A WHOLE LOT OF 1980’S MAXIMALISM FUELS OUR PASSION FOR THIS FASHION FORWARD PERCH.  WHILE THE VIEW FROM THE TOP IS STUNNING, WE’D RATHER CHECK OUT THIS FIRESTARTER’S REAR ASSETS.

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THE SHAG BENCH
OUR SHAG BENCH IS ALL ABOUT OVER THE TOP MAXIMALISM WITH TOTALLY DECADENT CREAM SHEARLING, BUT HAS THE SLIGHTEST HINT OF RESTRAINED MINIMALISM COMING FROM TARNISHED GOLD PIPE.  THE QUESTION WON’T BE ‘SHALL WE SHAG NOW OR LATER?’ BUT WHERE TO START? sho_modern_verge_pendant_webcrop_2_1024x1024

THE EDGE PENDANT
THEY SAY THAT NOT ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD, BUT THIS LITTLE TART IS GOLDEN. THE HAMMERED BRASS DOME GLISTENS WHILE THE TIERED LEATHER FRINGE LETS LIGHT DANCE THROUGH ITS SKIRT CREATING A VIBRANT AND FLIRTY FEMME FATAL. HANG OUR VERGE PENDANT ANYWHERE YOU WANT TO UP THE STYLE ANTE.

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A TALL SQUARE MARBLE BASE, ELONGATED NECK AND BRASS DOME CREATE A SOPHISTICATEDLY SIMPLE SILHOUETTE;  FRINGE LEATHER UPS THE FLIRTY FACTOR.  LIGHT DANCES OFF THE HAMMERED BRASS AND PEAKS THROUGH THE FRINGE SKIRTING.  ADD THE BRINK TO CREATE A LITTLE EXTRA VAMPY SPARKLE.sho_modern_horn_lamp_webcrop_1024x1024

THE HORN TABLE LAMP
WANT A HINT OF MYTHICAL GLAMOUR?  LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THIS LEGENDARY CREATURE.  CRAFTED FROM SCULPTED BRASS AND MARBLE, OUR HORN LAMP WILL HAVE YOU PRANCING WITH JOY AND WONDERING WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG TO FIND IT.

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THE PIPE TABLE LAMP
A SERIES OF OFFSET BRASS/NICKEL PIPES ARISE FROM A MARBLE BASE SPEWING LIGHT IN ALL DIRECTIONS IN OUR PIPE TABLE LAMP. UP THE INDUSTRIAL SIZZLE FACTOR WITH A FEW OF OUR PIPE LAMPS ON EITHER SIDE OF A BED.sho_modern_pound_lamp_webcrop_1024x1024THE POUND FLOOR LAMP
THE POUND FLOOR LAMP IS LIKE A GIANT DIAMOND RING: IT MAKES A SPARKLY STATEMENT. THE HAMMERED BRASS/NICKEL REFRACTS LIGHT IN EVERY DIRECTION, CREATING AN EYE-CATCHING GLOW. PLUG ONE OF OUR POUND FLOOR LAMPS INTO A SUBDUED SITTING ROOM FOR AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT OR INTO AN OVER-THE-TOP SALON TO PUSH THE BOUNDS OF MAXIMALISM.  WE EVEN SAY PUT IT ON A TABLE FOR AN OVERSCALED TABLE LAMP STATEMENT.

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THE CURVE CONSOLE TABLE
THE CURVE CONSOLE TABLE TICKLES THE SENSES WITH ITS BLEACHED WHITE OAK CONTOURED INTO SLEEK DEMILUNES, THE LINED IN HAMMERED NICKEL.  SOPHISTICATED, SURREAL AND SIGNIFICANT, THE CURVE CONSOLE TABLE MAKES AN ARCHITECTURAL STATEMENT.

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THE CURVE CONSOLE TABLE
THE CURVE CONSOLE TABLE TICKLES THE SENSES WITH ITS BLEACHED WHITE OAK CONTOURED INTO SLEEK DEMILUNES, THE LINED IN HAMMERED NICKEL.  SOPHISTICATED, SURREAL AND SIGNIFICANT, THE CURVE CONSOLE TABLE MAKES AN ARCHITECTURAL STATEMENT.

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THE BANG BUFFET
YOU DON’T NEED TO PLUG THIS PIECE IN TO MAKE IT GLOW – IT SHIMMERS ALL BY ITSELF. OUR BANG BUFFET CABINET IS CRAFTED USING POUNDED METAL CREATING AN ALMOST ETHERAL GLOW.  PUT IT IN A DINING ROOM OR LIVING ROOM TO HIDE ALL THE THINGS YOU’D RATHER FORGET.

sho_modern_bowie_tarngold_side_webcrop_1024x1024THE BOWIE ETAGERE
CAN SOMETHING BE CUTTING EDGE AND YET TIMELESS? WE THINK THE BOWIE ETAGERE IS JUST THAT. THE TARNISHED METAL ADDS A LIBERAL SPLASH OF SIZZLE, WHILE THE SLEEK SILHOUETTE IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC. USE IT TO STORE TOWELS IN A PALM BEACH POOL HOUSE, TO DISPLAY TRINKETS IN A WILLIAMSBURG LOFT, OR AS A MINI-MEDIA CENTER IN A SOHO STUDIO – THE TRANSFORMATIONS ARE ENDLESS. 

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THE STUD MIRROR
WE WANT THIS STUD IN EVERY ROOM. HORSE HAIR AND LEATHER COME TOGETHER TO FORM A MASCULINE FRAME AROUND A LARGE OVAL MIRROR. THIS DAPPER STUD WORKS JUST AS WELL IN A LOUCHE DOWNTOWN LA LOFT AS IT DOES IN A SLICK MODERNIST MANHATTAN HIGH-RISE. 

SHINE BY SHO 2016 FALL COLLECTION

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Enjoy this behind the scenes video when Shine by Sho partnered with Lori Margolis Interiors to install Caitlyn Jenner’s Malibu home..

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MODERN MASTERS: MILO BAUGHMAN AND THAYER COGGIN

“Modern is based on principles. Contemporary is that which is currently stylish. I think this expresses most exactly the new mood that I feel is peculiarly appropriate for today. There is a frank richness that I believe we all secretly want and (within the limits of good taste) should legitimately expect.” – Milo Baughman

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I was delighted to participate in my first High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour this fall. In addition to getting in depth tours at a variety of showrooms, it was also wonderful to experience market through the lens of so many talented design friends. As usual, I returned home with no voice and blistered feet, but full of new sources for clients and inspiration for future projects.  One of the many highlights was a visit to the iconic Thayer Coggin showroom.  After back to back meetings, it can be a challenge to keep the attention of a group of designers…As soon as we entered the doors, we knew we were in for a special treat. 

HIGH POINT MARKET DESIGN BLOGGERS TOUR 2016

The countdown is on…Just 44 days until High Point Market officially opens!

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I am excited to be joining this lovely group of ladies, High Point Market, Esteem Media, and the Design Bloggers Conference for the 3rd Annual High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour.  The program brings ten leading design bloggers to High Point Market for a 2-day tour of sponsoring showrooms. We will be visiting each sponsor for an up-close look at the exhibitors’ company, showroom and products during a 45 minute presentation and tours. We will then feature and discuss our inspiring finds on our individual blogs and social media accounts. I could not think of a more fun and creative group to take in the inspiration of market.

“We are very excited about our selected bloggers, and were encouraged by the sponsorship commitments made by the High Point Market exhibitors in recognition of the trade influence and consumer reach that the assembled corps of bloggers and social media influencers represent,” commented Adam Japko, founder and CEO of Esteem Media. “I anticipate we’ll have top-notch coverage from our blogger team, with great insight into the highlights and trends they’ll discover in the sponsoring showrooms.”

The tour will kick off on Sunday, October 23, and conclude on Monday, October 24. Additional information on the Design Bloggers Tour can be found at http://www.highpointmarket.org/event/design-blogger-tour. During and after Market, follow the tour on social media by following the #designbloggerstour hashtag.

PARTICIPANTS

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Courtney Allison, www.frenchcountrycottage.net
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Cathy Austin, www.catherinemaustin.com/bespokebanter
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Arianne Bellizaire, www.inspiredtostyle.com
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Vicki G. Bolick, www.theaceofspaceblog.com
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Jeanne Chung, www.cozystylishchic.com
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Janet Coon, www.shabbyfufublog.com
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Mariella Cruzado, www.splendorstyling.com
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Carrie Leskowitz, www.carriesdesignmusings.blogspot.com
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Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, www.theenglishroom.biz
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Shannon Smith, www.burlapandlaceblog.com

TOUR SPONSORS

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FLORENCE BROADHURST FOR SELAMAT DESIGNS: THE LIFE, THE ENIGMA, THE ICON, THE LEGACY

“I create so I know I am alive.” -Florence Broadhurst

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One of the most highly anticipated launches at High Point Furniture Market was the Florence Broadhurst Collection for Selamat Designs. Best known for her whirlwind personality and extraordinary creativity, Florence was constantly reinventing herself. She spent the roaring 20s singing her way throughout the Far East, served as headmistress in a Shanghai finishing school, became “Madame Pellier,” French couturier to London’s elite during the 1930s, and moved back to her homeland of Australia as an aristocrat, buisnesswoman, society maven and painter.

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At the age of 60, she launched her bespoke internationally renowned wallpaper business. Her archive containing over 300 designs consists of stylized flowers, textured graphics, dramatic abstracts, overscaled patterns and metallic inks.  Her experimentation with layering pattern and color helped her designs to remain relevant through the years. Her biography says that “Florence Boradhurst is to Austrailia what Missioni is to Italy, Marremeko is to Scandanavia, and Liberty is to London.”Florence+Broadhurst+Patterns

FROM THE ARCHIVES

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The “Mayfair Crossing” collection reflects Florence’s love of nature reinterpreted with a lively color combination.

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The palette of “Shanghai Nights” is saturated with jade teals, greys, and metallics. The Art Deco influences are seen in the mirrored finishes, exotic birds and fretwork.

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The “Sydney Mod” collection is inspired by the Brutalist and Cubist movements with 1970s styling. Black, white and gold enhamce the sculptural and graphic shapes.

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MARKET READY: CATHERINE M. AUSTIN INTERIOR DESIGN IN OCTOBER TRADITIONAL HOME

Participating in the Traditional Home / Junior League of High Point Showhouse in April was one of the most gratifying experiences I have had in my career. I The creativity and camaraderie of the design community blew me away and seeing it in print brings back a flood of fond memories! We have all been anxiously awaiting the October issue to share all of our hard work for a wonderful cause…benefiting the Junior League’s community programming for High Point. Thank you to all of the gracious editors at Traditional Home, the countless volunteers from the Junior League and the amazing sponsors that brought our visions to life! Click here to read the full story and see the complete portfolio of images.

I want to especially thank Bernhardt Furniture, Stanton Carpet, Made Goods, Circa Lighting, Pratt & Lambert, Addison Weeks, and Hidell Brooks Gallery that loaned and donated pieces for the space.

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DAUGHTER’S BEDROOM BY CATHY AUSTIN BY CLARA HANEBERG

The final stop on the second floor is Cathy Austin’s beautiful daughter’s bedroom. Blessed with great bones—note the 10 1/2-foot ceilings and swoonworthy windows—the space is impeccably tailored from head to toe. Shaped valances mimic the Moroccan scalloping on the patterned headboard.

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Circa Lighting’s brass orb chandelier and the pillows’ chopstick monogram reiterate the room’s Eastern influence. Overhead, Pratt & Lambert’s pale-pink paint in high-gloss finish complements the vintage Murano glass lamp on the bedside table. A tufted-velvet bench with Lucite legs and an antique English settee updated in sumptuous animal print round out the dazzling sanctuary.

There’s a lot to love in these beautiful showhouse bedrooms…click on the image below for a video tour of the spaces.

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Interior designer: Cathy Austin, Catherine M. Austin Interior Design, 3300 Stanwyck Court, Charlotte, NC 28211; 704/517-8622, catherinemaustin.com.

BEFORE:

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I envisioned my “imaginary” client as the sophisticated daughter of the family. She is well-travelled, artistic, and likes a modern, yet glamourous room that still reflects her Southern roots. A portrait by favorite artist, Kate Long Stevenson, (from Hidell Brooks Gallery) became my muse for the project. I had her in mind whenever I was making decisions for the space. The portrait and the large vintage abstract provided the color palette that inspired the design scheme. The room is a blend of unique pieces from High Point based craftsmen along with a collection from her travels around the world. A Moroccan inspired headboard, Murano glass lamps, original modern art, bespoke linens, dressmaker detailed drapery, and glamorous materials such as shagreen, agate, brass, and velvet add to the feminine mystique of the space. I indulged myself with an “imaginary” trip around the world for inspiration for the space…from the palaces of Morocco and India to the Murano glass factories and sunsets on the Nayarit Riviera.

AFTER:

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BEHIND THE SCENES:

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Playing with scale and color to find the best vignette.Painting by Alexis Walter , Accessories from Made Goods, Necklaces from Janet Gregg and Candyshop Vintage

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Installation: Day One with Libby Langdon and Lisa Mende

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A few of my favroite things…Louise Gaskill vintage Murano Glass lamp, Addison Weeks brass turtle, Made Goods linen wrapped box , and Bernard Segal watercolor from 214 Modern Vintage

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Amethyst color blocking atop Bernhardt’s sleek Jet Set brass etagere

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Ombre ranunculus by John Lupton

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Press preview with Kara Cox, Libby Langdon, Leslie Moore, Mickey Sharpe, and Christine Barbour

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Channelling our “imaginary client” with the lovely Kara Cox

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Thinking Pink: Opening Gala with Meg Braff

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SOURCES:

  • Wall paint (“Pavanne” #25-26); trim paint (“Ancestral” 320-1); ceiling paint (“Coy Pink” #3-28): Pratt & Lambert, prattandlambert.com.
  • Chandelier (“Ceiling Light” #ARN5002, by Aerin): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com.
  • Area rug (“Addison”/Headwind #69619): Stanton, stantoncarpet.com.
  • Headboard; settee (antique); bench (designed by Cathy Austin): Catherine M. Austin Interior Design, catherinemaustin.com.
  • Headboard and dust ruffle fabric (Jaipur”/Pastel #34455-2); settee fabric (“Okapi”/Red #34705-3): Clarence House, clarencehouse.com.
  • Bed linens (Ivory Birdseye with Blush Linen); monogram (“Chopstick”): Leontine Linens, leontinelinens.com.
  • Drapery, pillow (“Principal” #54357-14): fabricut, fabricut.com.
  • Drapery banding (“Mondo”/Zephyr); settee pillow (“Bistro”/Cloud): Norbar Fabrics, norbarfabrics.com.
  • Settee pillow applique (“Madame Wu”/Cream): Schumacher, fschumacher.com.
  • Bench fabric (linen velvet): Brunschwig & Fils, brunschwig.com.
  • Nightstand (“Salon Nightstand” #341-216): Bernhardt, bernhardt.com.
  • Etagere (“Jet Set Entrtainment Pier”): Bernhardt, bernhardt.com
  • Nightstand lamp: Louise Gaskill Co., louisegaskill.com.
  • Vanity: Barbara Barry for Henredon, henredon.com
  • Vanity Chair: Cassandra by Celerie Kemble for Henredon, henredon.com
  • Vanity lamps: (Bristol Table lamps by Aerin): Circa Lighting, circalighting.com
  • Yarn painted Huichol skull: Evoke the Spirit, evokethespirit.com
  • Chair fabric: (Versailles velvet # E29606): Kravet, kravet.com
  • Watercolor by nightstand (by Bernard Segal): Gillian Bryce/214 Modern Vintage, 214modernvintage.com.
  • Portrait: Kate Long Stevenson, Hidell Brooks Gallery, hidellbrooksgallery.com
  • Garden Seat, Obelisks, Sculpture, Boxes, Ceramic Figure: Made Goods, madegoods.com
  • Flowers: John Lupton
  • Drapery: Custom Window Treatment
  • Upholstery: Cornerstone Upholstery
  • Photography: Dustin Peck

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MODERN GLAMOUR WITH BERNHARDT FURNITURE

Every market, I am always anxious to see what Bernhardt Furniture is introducing.  Their showroom is always one of the best in terms of decor, styling, and creatively showing their new lines each season.  I have especially loved their most recent collections that epitomize “Modern Glamour.”  Their artisans take traditional forms and enhance them with luxurious finishes and jewelry-like details giving them a more contemporary feel.

In all of the new introductions, especially the Criteria Collection, each item is designed to be a showpiece. Lighter finishes such as pearly white and dove gray allow the character of the wood to shine through. Exotic surfaces including mother of pearl, silver leaf, mirror polished metal, lizard and embossed reptile leather add a unique and luxurious element to the collection. Inspired by jewelry, cabinetry hardware in intricate forms such as geometric pierced pulls and knobs inset with embossed leather adds a perfect finishing touch.  “The furniture we bring into our homes can be a form of self- expression,” says Heather Eidenmiller, director of brand development. “These inventive surfaces play with visual perception. We think they will help people to express themselves with a new kind of power, drama, and simplicity.”

In addition to these finishes, Bernhardt has also introduced pattern including inlays, laser-cuts, and frame motifs in casegoods and occasional furniture, along with patterned upholstery items. “Pattern creates energy in a purposeful object that can also be read as something decorative,” says Heather Eidenmiller. “As these pieces are intriguing, but not overtly trendy, we think people will find them to be powerful, fresh, and timeless.”

The entire Criteria Collection is sophisticated and sleek, showing influences of Sheraton furniture especially in the table bases and chair legs. The pieces can easily mix with various styles to create a modern and luxurious interior.  I have included some of my favorite pieces below followed by some other pieces that I define as “Modern Glamour” from Bernhardt’s other lines. All of the new introductions will be available this fall.

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CRITERIA COCKTAIL TABLE . Elegant pattern. Translucent, low-sheen, Pale Ivory finish on quartered ash. Mirror-polished stainless steel inlines. The astroid inline pattern is repeated in the lower shelf shape. Solid brass nickel-plated ferrule.

NORTON SOFA AND CHAIR: Upholstered in dove grey texture with gentle padded track arm. Accents of lapis on a tossed petal shimmering pillow and damask pillow.

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CRITERIA BAR: Pale Ivory finish. Constructed in ash solids and quartered ash veneers.Mirror-polished stainless steel inline.

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CRITERIA DESK: Covered in Faux Lizard with jewelry inspired nickel pull and ferrules.

CRITERIA SIDE CHAIR: Heather Gray finish.

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CRITERIA CONSOLE: Ash solids and quartered ash veneers. Heather Gray finish. Stainless steel metal inlay on top and drawer fronts. An elegant long and narrow profile.

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CRITERIA ARM CHAIR: Lively shape feels retro and modern at the same time. Translucent, layered, pale Heather Gray finish. The astroid shape (neoclassic star-circle) backsplat, and arm, are curved for extra seating comfort. Shown in a multi-tone grey woven.

CRITERIA METAL BAR CART: Expresses a lot of creativity. Classic fretwork pattern, modern material. Nickel plated steel with a Radiant Nickel finish. Inset mirrored top and shelf. Casters.

CRITERIA SCREEN: Consisting of three upholstered folding panels with decorative nailhead trim in astroid pattern.

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CRITERIA BUFFET: In ash solids and quartered ash veneers in Heather Gray finish. Stainless steel metal inlays on top and door fronts. Fancy face veneer pattern on door fronts. Drop pendant door hardware.

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CRITERIA ENTERTAINMENT CONSOLE: Simple with an unexpected dazzle. Soft touch, low-sheen, pale Heather Gray finish on quartered ash. Mirror-polished stainless steel inlines and outlines. Solid brass nickel-plated pulls. Saber leg.

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CHELSEA SOFA & OTTOMAN/ BERNHARDT UPHOLSTERY in winter white full grain leather. Track arm with buttonless tufting all over. Geometric velvet and flame stitched accent pillows.

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DRISCOLL CHAIRS/ BERNHARDT UPHOLSTERY:  The mini wings and nailhead outline on charcoal aniline leather add to the masculine detail on a reinterpreted slipper chair.

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WINSTON CREDENZA/ BERNHARDT INTERIORS: A gorgeous reeded silhouette is covered by hand in a nickel silver alloy. The interior containing drawers and shelves is painted black.

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ELKA CHAIR/ BERNHARDT INTERIORS: One of the company’s best selling chairs, this sleek faux horn frame is covered in a hair on hide.

TRIMBELLE COCKTAIL TABLE/ BERNHARDT INTERIORS: A statement piece for any interior. White onyx stone top and case resting on a steel plinth base in an antique pewter finish.

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BENNISON COCKTAIL OTTOMAN/ BERNHARDT INTERIORS:  Soft + hard. Cool + warm. Corrugated cast metal slab leg with a bronzy finish. Plush upholstery with softened lines, shown in a high-texture smoky grey faux-mohair.

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CABOT CHAIR/ BERNHARDT INTERIORS: A cast iron faux bois frame extends down the back to the legs of this sleek slipper chair.

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KENSINGTON BED/ BERNHARDT INTERIORS: The shining star of last year’s market, this bed embodies high style 70s chic. Highly polished plated brass in tightly-machined frame, posts, and canopy. Padded upholstered headboard with crisp buttonless tufting. Shown in a rich chocolate velvet.

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BAYONNE BED/ BERNHARDT INTERIORS: Channeled upholstered headboard and footboard with nailhead trim between channels and around frame. Covered in a soft brown faux mohair.

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EXETER COCKTAIL TABLE/ BERNHARDT INTERIORS: Square cocktail table covered in Faux Crocodile embossed leather

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Heather Eidenmiller, Director of Brand Development with Alex Barnhardt, Jr., CEO & President

Bernhardt recently celebrated its 125th anniversary with a year-long celebration honoring culture, heritage and a legacy of giving. This iconic brand has always been one of the industry’s most dynamic and stable furniture institutions. I was very grateful to have Bernhardt sponsor me for this  past market and always look forward to seeing what they create next. Devoted to creativity and the artistry of furniture making, the new introductions each market are always highly anticipated. In addition to producing extraordinary collections, the company is still a family owned business with a strong commitment to people, relationships, and the welfare of the local community.

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LUXE LIVING: OYSTER BAY BY LEXINGTON HOME BRANDS

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Hempstead Mirror / Brookhaven Hall Chest

As an interior designer, I am often asked to create serene havens for my clients where they can relax and leave their daily stress behind. They request casual yet luxurious spaces that reflect their personalities where they can enjoy their family and friends. I was delighted to be sponsored for High Point Market this spring by Lexington Home Brands and see the debut of the Oyster Bay Collection that perfectly embodies this lifestyle.

“Given the immense pace of life for today’s professionals, it’s hardly a surprise that comfort and relaxation are at the top of the list when shopping for home furnishings. At the same time, these consumers want to showcase their success and personal style, while creating a fashionable space that serves as an invitation for entertaining. In designing Oyster Bay, we drew inspiration from the Hamptons, which embodies sophisticated living at its best, while retaining a casual vibe and comfortable relaxed demeanor.”- Phil Haney, President and CEO of Lexington Home Brands.

Two of my favorite pieces are shown above. The curvilinear lines of the Hempstead Mirror are accentuated with a small nailhead detail. The stencilled pattern on the Brookhaven Hall Chest makes it an ideal focal point for any space.

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Seaford Chair / Deerwood Side Table

Lighter wood tones, natural textures, and a palette of ivory, taupe and grey are used throughout the collection to evoke a laid back sophisticated vibe. This “luxe transitional” style blends classic elements such as button tufting and turned legs with more contemporary features like burnished stainless steel tops and geometric metal bases. The Seaford Chair pictured above is an example of mixing a contemporary water hyacinth frame and a classicwing chair silhouette. The Deerwood Side Table adds an industrial feel to give the collection a bit of edge.

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Greenport Sofa / Saddlebrook Cocktail & End Table

The new textiles include geometrics, stripes, menswear-inspired fabrics, and luxurious textures such as rich oyster grey leather. The fabrics along with the various furniture styles are equally at home at the shore or in the city. The geometric shapes of the Saddlebrook Cocktail and End Table provide a pleasing juxtaposition to the more traditional diamond-tufted Greenport Sofa.

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Hidden Lake Bistro Table / Merrick Swivel Stool

Custom hardware in antique pewter pairs beautifully with the lightly distressed wood base and stainless steel top of the Hidden Lake Bistro Table. Merrick Swivel Stools combine rush seats with metal and wood. The versatility of the collection merges the best elements of luxe traditional and casual transitional.

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Lexington Home Brands is a global leader in the design, sourcing, manufacturing and lifestyle marketing of upscale home furnishings. The Company’s award-winning product line of wood, upholstery and outdoor living designs encompass the industry’s most diverse range of styling, featuring recognized consumer brands like Lexington®, Tommy Bahama Home®, Tommy Bahama Outdoor Living® and Sligh®.

With a history dating back to 1903,  the company’s expansive product line includes wood and upholstered furniture across a wide range of styles.  Residential products are distributed in the U.S. and internationally through a network of independent furniture retailers, interior designers and design firms, trade showrooms and select Internet retailers. The Company also produces home furnishings for contract, hospitality and commercial use. Headquartered in High Point, NC, the company has showrooms in High Point, New York, Denver, and Las Vegas. The Company is privately held by Sun Capital Partners, based in Boca Raton, FL.

During High Point Market, a shuttle runs frequently from the Lexington Reception Studio in downtown High Point at the corner of Commerce and Wrenn, directly across from the IHFC.

To learn more about the new introductions, be sure to follow Lexington’s Inspired Design Blog and connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram and Houzz.

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BERNHARDT FURNITURE 2015 SPRING MARKET & SHOWHOUSE SNEAK PEEK

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Bernhardt Furniture is one of the generous vendors that has helped me with my bedroom for the Traditional Home / Junior League High Point Showhouse opening this weekend during High Point Furniture Market. I fell in love with so many pieces introduced this past fall and knew I had to use them in my bedroom designed for my “imaginary” client, who is the sophisticated daughter of this family. She is well-travelled, artistic, and likes a modern, yet glamorous room that still reflects her Southern roots. Bernhardt’s Salon and Jet Set collections were perfect for this storyline and I am thrilled with how the room is coming together. If you are coming to High Point for market, please come by for a visit and see how all of the designers have worked their magic on this grand old High Point manse. Click here for tickets and hours.

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Bernhardt recently celebrated its 125th anniversary with a year-long celebration honoring culture, heritage and a legacy of giving. This iconic brand has always been one of the industry’s most dynamic and stable furniture institutions. Devoted to creativity and the artistry of furniture making, the new introductions each market are always highly anticipated. In addition to producing extraordinary collections, the company is still a family owned business with a strong commitment to people, relationships, and the welfare of the local community.  Since the theme of the Showhouse is “From High Point to the World,” I could not think of a more appropriate brand to showcase in my room.

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JET SET ENTERTAINMENT PIER

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For the Showhouse, I styled the brass bookcase with a collection of design books, brass animals art and objects from the daughter’s travels abroad . The various shelf heights makes the piece incredibly versatile in any interior for display or for storage. The luxurious finish also adds a touch of glamour to the room.

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SALON NIGHTSTAND

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The Salon Nightstand is the perfect scale for any bedroom.  Here I have used two to flank a kingsize upholstered bed.  The tabletop provides ample space for any size lamp along with other bedside necessities and the drawer is an added bonus. The square tapered legs, cross stretcher, and brass escutcheon add elegant detail.

Bernhardt let me take an exclusive “sneak peek” at some of the pieces being introduced at market this week. Over 100 new works of 21st century modern furniture will be exhibited. Each item is designed to be a showpiece with simplified classic forms  and luxurious multidimensional surfaces and fabrics.

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EVE CHAIR N1023 Geometric abstractionism. Ebonized wood outline. Shown in a magenta and ivory broken trellis pattern woven. Available in other fabrics and COM.

“Pattern creates energy in a purposeful object that can also be read as something decorative. As these pieces are intriguing, but not overtly trendy, we think people will find them to be powerful, fresh and timeless.”- Heather Eidenmiller, director of brand development

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PEARL BAR CABINET 362-840 Crushed pearl constantly changes color. Crushed mother of pearl surface on doors, shelf, sides and interior. Pure silver leaf , with a protective topcoat on leg, frame, and top.

New surfaces include mother of pearl and true silver leaf, and wood finishes in layered, translucent pearly tones that change with the light of day / night and are designed to work with most any color palette choice. A number of accented upholstered seating pieces are covered in bold classic patterned wovens. All are designed for big visual impact in small amounts.

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STERLING ACCENT TABLE 362-108 A true art piece. Pure silver leaf finish, with protective topcoat.

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