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Back from High Point Furniture Market

I just got back from High Point, NC and am very excited about our spring collection.

  • My Journey

After a bit of a harrowing early morning drive out of Lambertville, my trip down took me through the Blue Ridge Mountains in sunlight, which was a welcome relief after how my trip began…You see, I decided to get an early start. I got in my car at 5:30 and headed south. It was a rainy morning and the sun wasn’t up yet. After hydroplaning on a puddle on route 29, I continued, clutching my steering wheel, onto I95 south. There’s road work being done on I95, as many of you may know. No lines in the pavement. Rain splashing on my windshield. Yikes! Anyway, things got brighter and I managed to make excellent time, arriving at my hotel in Greensboro at 1:30. After checking in, I took a nap, then had an early dinner. The next morning I would start the show. What did my vendors have in store for me and Blue Raccoon?


  • Style


The lines on these chairs are classic, yet so fresh.


I love Global Views‘ collection of occasional tables. We stock a few styles.


A gorgeous new light fixture from Visual Comfort.


Jaunty had an exceptional collection this season. I fell head-over-heals for the Arts and Crafts inspired pattern on this wool rug. 


Pendulux offers great clocks, lamps and accessories. They always do such a great job with their visual merchandising. I love these clocks!



  • Texture


I am always looking to add color and texture to any design project. These pillows are just the thing. Great colors! Smart patterns! (above and below)


This pattern, applied to a smart small-scale settee caught my eye. I am always impressed by such extraordinary marriage of fabric and frame. 


  • Inspiration


This poodle lamp by Currey and Co. is inspired by an original mid-century design by Phyllis Morris. Fun!  


Another fun idea! These skull chairs come in 3 bright colors…And they’re flocked! 


Another example of great fabric application on this classic chair by Global Views.


I loved this Asian inspired chandelier at Currey and Co. Too much? I think not!


Inspiration also comes from meeting up with long time friends while shopping at market. Sharing design ideas, stories of the retail world and general state of affairs is part of the whole wonderful buying experience. Jane Dagmi was the editor at Country Living Magazine back in the 90s. She produced a spread for the magazine, back in 2000, that showcased our Point Pleasant, PA home. We’ve been good friends ever since. She is super talented.


Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams had an art installation. They asked staff members to create original works of sculpture using a piece from the new collection. Here I am enjoying the balloon swing! Lots of fun.


Well, thanks for tuning in. They’ll be more blogs coming up during our busy fall season. Until next time…Ciao!