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. 

FALL 2016 HIGH POINT HIGHLIGHTS: BUNGALOW CLASSIC FOR HIGHLAND HOUSE

by Marisa Marcantonio

The Atlanta based interior designer partnership (and husband and wife duo) behind the established home decor store Bungalow Classic debuted a designer collection of pieces at Highland House at the fall High Point Market. Following the dynamic, vintage inspired collection launched by designer Barrie Benson last season, Highland House has proven to be a worthwhile destination to visit at market. With an attention to scale, proportion and exciting upholstery fabric selections, this furniture company (part of the same group as Century Furniture, Rock House Farm) is making traditional exciting again. Ahead, a look at the designs created by stylish Mr. and Mrs. Bungalow, Courtney and Randy Tilinski, who have built a loyal following (they launched their  Westside area Howell Mill shop in 2000) for their serene spaces, classic details, and relaxed formality. The line includes easy to use designs and pretty pieces for those that appreciate quiet sophistication.

The entrance to the space was done in soft colors and included a muted stripe and damask

A dusty pink and creme palm tree print covers an upholstered corner settee with tufting and a tailored skirt

A rich saffron yellow velvet covers a high sided minimalist sofa with tapered dark wood legs

One of my favorite pieces, this classic 2 seater sofa done in cream linen with a slim tailored arm and dressy cream bullion fringe. Lookout world, bullion is back!

When comfort and elegance are in order, this slim curved arm 3 seater sofa provides a tailored approach

Side chairs with a high back and back pillow make for a great reading spot

I love a cut corner, so this tailored ottoman with pleated skirt that acts as a coffee table or ottoman is just the thing