This entry summarizes my trip to the April High Point Market, the nation’s most important home furnishings expo. I opened about twenty new accounts for The Red Shutters and other designers in our network, and saw a lot of great things, many of which appear in the photos below. I hope you enjoy, and would love to hear your comments!
I took a very focused approach this trip, seeking new sources in three specific categories: upholstered furniture, outdoor furniture, and accessories.
First, I am happy to announce our new relationship with C. R. Laine, one of my favorite makers of high-quality furniture in America. Their workmanship is excellent, their fabrics are phenomenal, their taste level is perfect and their comfort is unsurpassed!
Tufted-back coral club chair from C. R. Laine.
Sweet orange armchair from C. R. Laine.
Graphic fabric and chair from C. R. Laine.
Seeing C. R. Laine's quality for myself.
A popular modern sectional with integral chaise from C. R. Laine.
C. R. Laine's selection of high-quality upholstery fabrics is wide and deep.
With Holly Blalock, the very fun marketing exec from C. R. Laine.
I also visited another of my favorite suppliers—New York’s own Harden—to see all the new and special items in their line.
Small armchairs like Harden's are scarce!
Traditional and modern at once, from Harden.
Harden's modern sofa is one of my best sellers!
In addition, I filled a gap in our line by opening up conversations with Barcalounger, the world’s most famous maker of recliners. Like all manufacturers, they’re becoming more designer-friendly. This is because so many important consumers (like you!) now buy from decorators, not furniture stores.
Sleek modern lines from Barcalounger.
Not your father's Barcalounger!
Since a decorator can never have too many nice, affordable chairs in her line, I opened up new relationships with Selemat, Sunpan and Safavieh.
A great selection of chairs from Sunpan.
Small table and chairs from Sunpan.
On the outdoor furniture front, I am proud to welcome Summer Classics, Barlow Tyrie and Whitecraft to the Red Shutters family of preferred suppliers!
Classic, genuine teak set from Summer Classics.
Beautiful and durable, from Summer Classics.
Incredible Barlow Tyrie outdoor chaise.
Excellent lines on this bamboo outdoor set from Whitecraft!
I love this U-shaped outdoor sectional from Whitecraft.
There was an abundance of great accessories available, and I renewed our relationships with great firms like Global Views, Barbara Cosgrove, Mottega, Visual Comfort, Made Goods, Vintage Prints, NDI Floral Arrangements, Port 68, Carvers’ Guild, ChinaWind, and many others!
Great French-style tables at Global Views.
I love these orange accents from Global Views.
Chinese Chippendale for your spa towels!
A beautiful play on rustic style with this Global Views "twig" table.
Silhouette wallpaper from Julian Chichester.
Great new lamps at Barbara Cosgrove.
Nice red lamps from Mottega.
Mottega allows you to choose shapes, colors and shades!
I can never get enough blue & white lamps!
Loving all this B&W from Port 68.
I love this Asian chest!
Great candy-colored ceramics from Asian Loft.
New theatrical lighting from Barbara Cosgrove.
Stacking cases from Studio Globe Wernicke.
Sweet ferns in any size for any room!
One of the many important mirror shapes preserved by the geniuses at Carvers' Guild.
Nice lattice pattern from Safavieh rugs.
Hermes-style mirror at Made Goods.
ChinaWind is my new source for handwoven tapestries and tapestry pillows.
Full and fun silk flower arrangement at NDI.
Well, that’s the recap for my trip to the High Point market. If these pictures (or words!) have inspired any ideas for your home, office, hotel, museum or spa, please e-mail me at Marina@TheRedShutters.com, or click the Shop Now! link near the top of this page to visit www.TheRedShutters.com.