Leslie Hendrix-Wood’s Reliable Sources
Century Furniture • Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture • John-Richard Collection • Bernhardt
England-based Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture also makes her list. “I turn to Jonathan Charles Furniture for design staples such as coffee tables, chest of drawers and credenzas,” says Wood. “They’ve truly mastered the art of antique reproductions. Their attention to detail and hand crafted finishes appeal to my most discriminating clients.”
For accent pieces and lighting, Wood prefers the John Richard Collection. “The hand-painted accent pieces look as if they have been handed down for generations,” says Wood. “My clients love their furnishings because they blend seamlessly with existing antiques.”
“Bernhardt Furniture is the workhorse I rely on to complete many of my designs,” says Wood. “My clients like Bernhardt because they offer a high quality product at a reasonable price point.” But there’s more at work there than good product. “The people I work with are absolutely delightful. They make the designer’s job so much easier.”
Want to visit some of these highly recommended exhibitors this October? Plan your trip in advance using the High Point Market’s online planning tool, MyMarket. Customize your Market schedule to find exhibitors, and save all of your selections in a personal itinerary. And remember that some exhibitors open their showrooms on Friday and close on Thursday, so please schedule appointments for Friday, October 16, or Thursday, October 22, to ensure someone will be there to help you. With a tightly woven itinerary, you’re sure to cover lots of ground and find your own go-to sources for timeless furnishings.