2015 FALL HIGH POINT MARKET PREVIEW: A FEW OF THE DESIGNS I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING

by Marisa Marcantonio

There are so many great launches to look forward to seeing this High Point Market. The most highly anticipated is that of Kate Spade with EJ Victor. I'm also going to check out the Kelly Wearstler collection while I'm there, because seeing all of her pieces together will be incredibly inspiring. Then there are the companies that always innovate, bringing fresh new designs and styles that provide insight to the coming trends. Be sure to check back and see my High Point Market coverage, there will be a lot of terrific new design to share. For now, here are some pieces that have already captured my attention well in advance of touching down on the tarmac at Greensboro International Airport.

Photo courtesy of Bungalow 5

Photo courtesy of Bungalow 5

Tailored lines, a tufted back and a carved cerused oak base look sleek on the Davis Sofa, Bungalow 5's take on French upholstery with a mid-century flair

Photo courtesy of Selamat

Photo courtesy of Selamat

Florence Broadhurst, the boldly inventive Australian textile maven of the late 1960's is launching an inspired collection with Selamat Designs that includes this textured brass cabinet with Cubist influences. Selamat is known for their woven wicker and rattan, so I am looking forward to seeing them work in mixed materials that up the glam factor.

Photo courtesy of Noir

Photo courtesy of Noir

There is no denying my affection for small side tables. I just can't get enough of them. Noir is introducing this antique brass hexagonal table, the Aria, and I've already been captivated by it, sight unseen.

Photo courtesy of Oomph

Photo courtesy of Oomph

I can always rely on my friends over at Oomph to introduce colorful new designs that are full of style. Their new Saybrook lantern in orange is big on chic.

VISITING ADAC: THE NEW R HUGHES SHOWROOM

by Marisa Marcantonio

What a day it was! Yesterday I spent the day at Discover ADAC at their fall market themed Make a Statement. It was a whirlwind, filled with new introductions, exciting products and design launches. I spent the day hosting Editor TV for Editor at Large, and as usual, had such fun.  I really enjoy visiting Atlanta and their design center; it's one of the best. One of the showrooms I was eager to explore was R Hughes. I had heard the early buzz, that Ryan had created a spectacular environment, filling it with unique collections and innovative modern design.  From glass pendant lights to sleek upholstery,  sculptural metal work and more, Hughes has assembled some knock out collections in his sprawling space.  The buzz was right, and here are some examples of the truly individualized mix he provides.

A speckled antique mirror coffee table and deep blue velvet sofa are an eye catching mix 

A grey tailored sofa with tufting and Holland and Sherry pillows together with some of the unique lighting he represents. One of my favorite mirrors, the Laurel Convex Mirror from Downtown hangs above.

And who doesn't love myrtle? These platinum finish orbs look so chic and its nice to see something other than terra cotta for a refreshing change. You can see a bit of an Apparatus light fixture hanging in the distance.