I am just back from this years fall High Point Market. One of the design standouts I was anticipating was the new collection from Laura Kirar for Baker. In this, her second collection for the furniture company, Kirar delivered on every level, bringing her own brand of moody glam. In the entrance to the showroom, seen above, she created a seating area of low-slung nubby cream sofas with mod channel backs and blue velvet pillows in varying shades of the hue, pairing them with a fuzzy Flotaki rug and small jewel-like rectangular drinks tables in a burnished silver finish. The overall feel was nightclub chic from another era-- sexy, sleek and totally transporting. Her reference points, from the Yucatan to primitivism to 1940's Deco in Europe, the collection fuses varying stylistic influences. There is more to come as I revisit my photos from Market and highlight emerging trends and noteworthy pieces. Stay tuned for my round up soon....
As I head to High Point Market, into a world of new furniture and accessories, I start to look forward to the amazing new designs I will come across. The opportunity to access brand new design talent, get inspired and pick up on new trends is what its all about. I would like to give a big thank you to my sponsors this market: Lexington, Taylor Burke and the new to market Ambella Home. I am Southbound for the next few days, so stay tuned for my market finds on my Instagram at @stylebeatblog, many of which I will be sharing as I walk the show. I will also be creating a trend report based on my coverage. If you are interested in learning more about it, let me know by leaving me a message here. In the meantime, here are a few exciting previews that I will get to see in person tomorrow:
Bungalow 5's Pamela Desk with crystal pulls has painted details and bamboo accents. Just my kind of desk!
On the heels of her Henredon collection, Celerie Kemble is launching outdoor furniture with LaneVenture. I am looking forward to seeing the assortment, and remember how fun it was when her mom Mimi McMakin and founding partner Brooke Huttig launched years ago- it made quite a colorful Palm Beachy splash. She is also debuting painted wood floor tiles with Charleston-based Mirth Studio.
One of my sponsors this market (thank you!), Taylor Burke will be introducing new pieces in vivid colors. I am loving this clean-lined zebra covered brass coffee table called The Kelly.
Seeing bold color take hold in all areas, from accessories to art, it is exciting to embrace the power of brights. New this market, Ambella Home, another one of my kind sponsors, is debuting their architectural Pediment Mirror in the most amazing shade of orange.
The upholstered leg is making a comeback. With clean lines, high sides and comfortable back and bolster pillows, Gabby's custom Nova Sofa is perfect for apartment dwellers that want tailoring and comfort.
When the seasons change, there are certain must-have accessories that could use a refresh. In this case, I am referring to sidewalk armor, the urban warrior outfit that gets us where we need to be while still looking professional and pulled together. Dealing with the outside elements, which include rain in the spring and fall, its nice to be prepared with accents you adore. Running around New York City in a downpour can certainly put a damper on your day, so any uplifting accent is a welcome one. Looking chic and polished in the rain isn't always effortless, but having great rain boots, a cool and classic trench and sturdy umbrella are half the battle. This umbrella, from London Undercover at J. Crew has an oversized camo pattern in shades of green, ranging from olive drab to forest, and a bright orange closure, making it the coolest brolly on the block. A silver lining to be sure.
Snappy bathroom accessories can often serve a dual purpose and be useful in other areas, like the living room or nightstand. My search for great brass accessories led me to this Humbolt collection from Pigeon and Poodle. With a textural wood grain faux bois finish, the brass pieces add a glam element. Use these pieces anywhere, they will fit right in.
The tray set can keep odds and ends at bay on your desk or a shelf
For soap and lotion or even dish detergent, the soap pump
A canister for makeup brushes
Toothbrushes or pens could fill this slim canister
Use this high sided small dish it for earrings on your nightstand or soap on the sink
I usually shy away from hard tissue box covers, but this one, with its tactile appeal, I approve of
Not just for the powder room, the waste basket adds some pattern anywhere you need a chic little hit of brass