Four Hands Furniture
Last April I had the opportunity to travel to North Carolina for the spring High Point Market. As this was my second time at market, and intended for a single project, it was much easier to navigate. Unless you have been, it is quite difficult to grasp the fact that there are 180 buildings, 11.5 MILLION square feet of showroom space filled with amazing furniture finds! We ticked off our to visit list quite efficiently and managed to discover a few new vendors. .One day I hope to go for the full week and not rush about ever mindful of the ticking clock! Here are a few highlights pictured below:
Orient Express Furniture
gourmet safari event at the Shore Club
Last fall I met with Karen Whitt about styling for the 2014 Turks and Caicos Gourmet Safari. I was expecting this November event to be held somewhere special on property at the beautiful Regent Palms Resort The previous year I had heard rave reviews from guests describing the elaborate set-up at the spa. Imagine my shock when informed there was to be a surprise in store for, not only the guests, but the entire staff, in that they planned to host this elegant evening at a construction site! We planned a site visit to the Shore Club to evaluate. I arrived in my work boots and dutifully put on the assigned hardhat before entering. As I cautiously stepped over rubble and rebar, I must have thought of every negative imaginable. How on earth would guests in gowns and stilettos manage it, let alone enjoy it? As I was collecting my arguments against the idea, Karen continued to sell it. Referencing the safari style and the element of surprise, steadying herself amongst the concrete and construction chaos in her typical work dress of heels and high fashion. Once we climbed a few flights of stairs and soaked in the gorgeous view I began to see why the Hartling groups wishes were to hold the event here.
Shore Club fireworks for the Gourmet Safari
As the photos above can attest, it did turn out to be a magical night! Kudos to the Hartling group and Karen who took the risk in doing something unexpected and insisted on a unique experience for their guests. It may be the first and last time I have to climb scaffolding all day to decorate but it was well worth it! We all are anxious to see the Shore Club project completed. I look forward to seeing this exquisite render below turned into reality and the wait is soon over!
Hope you all are enjoying your weekend! Love these unconventional, neutral Easter inspirations from Pinterest. Have you had time to get your craft on?
Last October I had my first High Point Market experience, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. Wow, what a whirlwind; a feast for the eyes and a trek for the soles! To summarize:
- 180 Buildings
- 11.5 Million Square Feet of Showspace
- 75,000 Attendees Each Market
- More Than 2000 Exhibitors
- 100+ Countries Represented
- Tens of Thousands of New Product Introductions
- Approximately 10% of Attendees Are International
It was amazing, it was highly productive, it was inspirational, and it was overwhelming! Here are a few highlights from my favorite showrooms. Above American Leather, below Asian Loft
Above Barloga Studios, below Brownstone
Above Currey & Co, below Four Hands
Above Natuzzi, below ROWE
Above Surya, below Teracea
Above Visual Comfort Lighting, below Benson-Cobb Studio
Above Century, below Noir
Below Studio A Global Views.