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Managing editor Camille H. Smith finds timelessly tasteful inspiration at Market

Camille Smith goes time travelling at High Point Market, where everything old is new again – and she couldn’t be more excited. From accessories to case goods, and from fabric to wallpaper, the furnishings industry perennially looks to the past for inspiration. At Market, the result turns out to be timeless, tasteful, and totally groovy.

MORRIS & CO. X SELAMAT THISTLE CORNER CHAIR

Inspired by the Arts and Crafts-era’s lead tastemaker, Selamat Design’s collaboration with Morris & Co. brings the brand’s iconic, nature-inspired designs into the modern day without sacrificing any of William Morris’s conviction that great design should be both useful and beautiful. The corner chair showcases Morris’s Thistle pattern, via both the tone-on-tone fabric and hand-carved mango wood frame.

MORRIS & CO. X SELAMAT

MAINLY BASKETS ORKNEY ISLES CHAIR

Proving that utilitarian design is always in style, the Orkney Isles chair recreates a centuries-old, high-back Scottish chair originally crafted by farmers and fishermen in the Orkney and Shetland Islands, and the Fair Isles. Wood was scarce, so islanders used materials at hand - rush, seagrass, and driftwood – to craft sturdy pieces that wrapped around the occupant for preserving fireplace heat and blocking drafts. Mainly Baskets beautifully translates this timeless style with a hardwood frame, available in mahogany and white-washed finishes, and with a seagrass back that, like the original, is woven entirely by hand.

MAINLY BASKETS

ANNA FRENCH FOR Thibaut FAIRBANKS FABRIC

Taking cues from the roaring ‘20s, Thibaut stunned with this gorgeous fabric whose design and colorways were inspired by an original Art Deco-era pattern. With a nod to eternally chic chinoiserie elements and rich saturated shades, the Fairbanks pattern (named after the famed Hollywood star) beautifully updates this nearly century-old style.

Thibaut

Julian Chichester BACCO CHANDELIER

Channeling the midcentury’s streamlined style, the Bacco chandelier features 12 articulating aged brass arms to allow the six sculptural steel shades to cast light in a variety of directions. Offered in always fashionable matte black or cream, and also available as a sconce, Bacco’s sculptural shape was inspired by Italian lighting of the 1950s.

Julian Chichester

JUSTINA BLAKENEY X LOLOI PLAYA COLLECTION

The Playa Collection pairs centuries-old Indian hand-weaving technique with our modern love of natural fiber rugs to create textural floor coverings that would look equally at home in an urban loft, traditional two-story home, or a beachy bungalow. As they weave, artisans skillfully vary the thickness of the fibers to create an oversized graphic pattern that lends these rugs an extra bit of style cred.

JUSTINA BLAKENEY X LOLOI

About Camille H. Smith

An antiques devotee, stylist, fine artist, crafty chick, and all-around interior design junkie Camille serves as Managing Editor for HGTV.com. Her passions combine in her work as she writes about a wide variety of topics from remodeling and decorating to entertaining, holidays, and crafts.