DESIGNER COLLECTIONS LAUNCHING THIS SPRING AT HIGH POINT MARKET

by Marisa Marcantonio

April 2017 will bring two notable interior designer collections to High Point Market from East coast and West coast design talents with traditional style, New York based Jeffrey Bilhuber and LA based David Phoenix. Both of these designers  understand the importance of scale and proportion, and design rooms that reflect a deep appreciation for the past with comfortable elegance.  Two launches to look forward to come spring. 

Photo courtesy of David Phoenix

Photo courtesy of David Phoenix

LA based interior designer David Phoenix brings his refined classicism with haberdashery details to a designer collection with Hickory Chair. Joining fellow interior designers Mariette Himes Gomez, Alexa Hampton, Suzanne Kasler and Susan Hable, the assortment will include furnishings for the living room, dining room, and bedroom, as well as decorative accessories, lighting and accent pieces. His interiors are known for their luxurious materials and tailored proportions in a classic, traditional vein. A fabric collection with Kravet is upcoming in 2018.

Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Bilhuber

Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Bilhuber

Launching on the heels of the Mark D. Sikes collection, New York based designer Jeffrey Bilhuber brings his American style to Henredon. A unique colorist who designs comfortable, elegant spaces, Bilhuber has an appreciation for time honored American classics and mixes historical periods with a deft hand. His offerings for Henredon will include upholstered furniture, case goods, decorative lighting and accessories. If anyone knows his way around a slipper chair it is Bilhuber-- he could do an entire collection of diminutive chairs and I would be thrilled. 

THE PERFECT WATERPROOF CANVAS AND LEATHER WEEKEND GETAWAY BAG

by Marisa Marcantonio

Photos courtesy of Paravel

When it comes to a bag that can handle weekends away, I have found a chic new luggage brand in the direct to consumer space. The new company called Paravel was started by a former Vogue editor, Indre Rockefeller, and  Andy Krantz who make their luggage and travel accessories out of durable Italian cotton coated canvas with colorful leather accents.  Working with the direct to consumer model a la Everlane or Warby Parker, they can keep their prices low. They make a wide range of super stylish luggage and pouches, but this piece, the Grand Tour duffel with red accents (my color) is my favorite.  It fits as a carry on in the overhead bin, and looks like it stepped out of a scene in the Talented Mr. Ripley.  Ready for takeoff!