“High Point Market is a great opportunity for interior designers to not only see the trends, connect with reps by pre-setting appointments, and visit their bread and butter lines but to also stock up on unique items and source new finds. After 14 consecutive visits to High Point Market, I finally implemented an impulse buying day to fill my storage with ‘cash and carry items’ (and of course a few little perks for me as well).
We take room pics and come with a list of client needs. We also have a specific goal each season. For example, we may need to update rugs and focus on a category or find a new upholstery line. Be sure to act fast and always go on opening day.
Start with Julian Chichester (now in the center of town) for sample items with a midcentury vibe. Gypsy Marketplace is a great source for organic, rustic, and ‘multiples’ for styling shelves. GJ Styles shows Timothy Oulten industrial chic items. Then, visit Taracea which is a fabulous resource for organic modern one-of-a-kind tables. From there, visit Theodore Alexander outlet (open all year round). For art, stop by Art and Frame Resource – they sell off the floor and have gorgeous framed limited edition prints. These go FAST. Need some color in your life? Design Legacy has a loaded emporium of amazing art by Kelly O’Neal, fabulous pillows, and a little jewelry for a ‘pick me up.’ Clubcu and Asian Imports are my favorite finds for interesting accessories and import items. Finally – a recent find – go to Texture for one of a kind imports from Indonesia. The thrill is in the hunt.”
- Karen Wolf, Karen B. Wolf Interiors, South Orange, NJ