Tips & Insights

Denise McGaha’s Top 5 Destinations

Leading Dallas designer and 2014 Style Spotter shares her favorite spots to shop

I love High Point Market, and no matter how many times I have attended, I get so excited when I pack my bags for my bi-annual trip to North Carolina. I spend at least 6 days there every Market so I have an opportunity to take in all of the great showrooms and buildings that High Point has to offer. Here are my five favorite places to shop at the world’s leading home fashion show:

InterHall in the IHFC building

  1. I start every Market walking through InterHall in the IHFC building. This first floor space has some of the most vibrant offerings and since the spaces are small, it allows me just a taste of everything I am about to see over the next week. I can usually give a full trend report after walking just this area and suggest you take at least 2 hours to fully experience InterHall.

SALON at The Suites at Market Square

  1. Next I make my way over to SALON at The Suites at Market Square. I scour the halls of this high-end area looking for unique and exciting artisans and their offerings. I often find manufacturers showing there for the first time who have the most amazing products. I especially love the work of one of my favorite manufacturers, Dunes and Duchess, in this space.

Currey & Co.

  1. Currey & Co., in IHFC Main, is my next stop. I make sure I am there for lunch or cocktail hour so I can nosh while shopping. I am the Brand Ambassador for 2015-2016 for Currey, so I know the line pretty well. Even still, it usually takes about three trips around the showroom to truly take it all in. They introduce at least 150 new items each Market, from lighting, lamps, and furniture to upholstery and rugs. Stop in and tell them I sent you.

The Suites at Market Square

  1. The Suites at Market Square offers a huge number of exhibitors. After I have conquered the SALON area, I head back to walk through the rugs, antiques, art, lighting and accessories offered in this building. It takes me almost an entire morning to cover it all, and I always stop in for a Starbucks coffee there while I shop. Then it’s across the street to C&D building to see Visual Comfort, Soicher Marin and Trowbridge.

The Antique and Design Center

  1. The Antique and Design Center is where I buy many of the unique and one-of-a-kind antiques for my client projects. If I buy things at Market, this is where I spend a large portion of my bank. I strive to provide my clients with items they have never seen before and can’t ever see again, so I drop into my favorite vintage dealers and buy rugs, art, chandeliers and even china and glassware. Last Market I snagged a vintage pair of Christian Dior sunglasses from the 70s. You may have seen me sporting them on Social Media. I love offering clients something they have never seen before and this is where I find it!

I can’t wait to see what the next Market has to offer in the way of trends and design. I hope to see you in High Point as I’m shopping my favorite places!

About Denise McGaha

Designing for clients in the fast lane, Denise McGaha delivers a true luxury, concierge-level experience within a 90-day timeline. By offering Deadline Driven Design solutions, Denise gives her clients exhilarating interior design coupled with prompt and nimble completion of their project.