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Bernhardt_exclusive for Cathy Austin_design around art

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.


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.




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.




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.

Bernhardt_exclusive for Cathy Austin_Eve Chair

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

Bernhardt_Exclusive for Cathy Austin_Pearl Bar Carinet

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.

Bernhardt_exclusive for Cathy Austin_Sterling Round End Table

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

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