What's hot at High Point?
Had the good luck to connect last week with Decormentor Lisa Ferguson of Lisa Ferguson Interior Design. She was headed off to the High Point Market in North Carolina and kindly offered to track the trends and report back for you, dear reader. This was great news. The High Point Market is the world’s largest home furnishings trade show but, sadly, I couldn't find an editor willing to send me down there.There are some 10 million square feet of display, and twice a year, it's where retailers, designers and magazine editors mix, mingle and proclaim the next big thing. Look below for Lisa’s take on what’s soon to be hot.
BTW, if Lisa’s name seems familiar, it’s because she's known for having pioneered a much-replicated service concept called Decorating Excursion, which was featured in Style at Home and in the Toronto Star.Recent gigs include lectures on design and social media at Humber College and for Kravet Canada. Next up, she’s curating a five-day sale for HomeSav .
Quality of life counts
Pandora’s European Sleep System, made of hand-picked Hungarian down, is a life changer, says Lisa. Only one minute after cocooning in the bed, the tension of the day is a distant memory. The system consists of four specially sized pillows and a neck roll designed to cradle the body and promote ergonomic, healthy rest. Better than a day at the Spa!
Bernhardt Elements Bookcase Desk
Multi functional furniture - check. Next stop, smart furniture. Universal Furniture debuted SmartStuff, a line of youth furniture with "smart" features, such an LED snake light hidden in a bedpost, and secret jewelry storage behind the Cheval mirror.
Images: Universal Furniture
Shows such as HBO’s Game of Thrones has inspired a love of medieval themes and elements, such as high-back chairs. Christopher Guy was one of many manufacturers to bring the high-back trend to dining room chairs.Image: Christopher Guy
Gorgeous Interior Finishings
Have you ever opened a drawer on a showstopper piece only to be disappointed by poor craftsmanship and lack of attention to the interior? Prevalent at High Point were gorgeous chests, desks, tables and consoles that provided ahhhhhh! moments when doors and drawers were opened. This dresser from Jesse has a linen-look interior that’s actually cleanable melamine.