The Fall High Point Furniture Market is ending. It’s a week of frantic shopping for furniture store buyers and designers from around the world. Entry is exclusive to the trade, and much-coveted by those who crave a peek into the millions of square feet of eye candy!
I am one lucky woman. I live and work minutes from the Market, and have either worked in showrooms (faux finishing walls and setting up vignettes), assisted sales reps in showrooms (taking orders from International customers who spoke a myriad of languages), or visited for my former shop, Feather Your Nest as a buyer. A very small-scale buyer, for sure! But it’s all about getting in!
So, in the past few days, camera in hand, I explored my favorite showrooms, not as a buyer but as a reporter. For you. To share some of the goodies displayed this market. I shot hundreds of photos, and choosing a handful is no easy task. But, my mission was to venture out and see what spoke to the artist in me. And everything that reached out and grabbed me, amongst the zillions of items I viewed, seemed to relate right back to the Marketing Director in me. To our paints, our fabrics, and their mastermind, Annie Sloan.
So, color it is! And paint! Two important elements of my daily minimum requirements for existence. (No to mention strong coffee, a good book, and my fam.)
Brace yourself and enjoy!
(P.S. Please excuse the price tags, soda cans, elbows and weird reflections in the pics. Shooting in crowded showrooms is a
So, what do you think! Do you see many of Annie Sloan’s gorgeous and inspired Chalk Paint colors here? They continue to ride the trends, no doubt. Whether you are a buyer of these lovely furniture, art and accessory pieces, or a painter of similar items, hope these photos will inspire you!
Personally, I will be painting SOMETHING this weekend…