Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Four Days to Market!

There's this crazy event known as 
 HIGH POINT INTERNATIONAL HOME FURNISHINGS MARKET
when the whole world converges on the little town of High Point, NC
to see the newest and greatest designs for the season.

I call it "CRAZY" because that's how I feel in the hectic days leading up to it 
and when I'm finally there putting in 12 hours days, 4 days in a row!
Very little glamour.....and a lot of stamina.
But I won't trade it for anything!
This Market is shaping up to be one of the best in recent years.
They're calling it 
"FASHION WEEK FOR HOME FURNISHINGS"
With the growing crossover between fashion and interior design, 
it seems appropriate to promote this viable connection.
I'm excited to see how it's played out in the showrooms.


 One place I plan to hit is SALON
where you find the hip and the cool.
Unlike the large, established showrooms, the vendors here are fresh on the scene
and they're launching entirely new lines.  


The IHFC BUILDING is so big we could spend our entire four days here...easily!
But there are many other showrooms to see so we have to stick to our schedule.
That's what I'm working on now....as I think about my favorite vendors I want to see 
and new ones that have caught my eye.  
It will end up being a mixed bag of appointments that is anything but predictable
and that's what I love about it!

Next week I'll take you along on our appointments so you can see the showrooms for yourself!
Until then...

"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"

2 comments:

  1. Hi Joan,
    I hope you ate your Wheaties! Four 12 hour days of design--my head would be spinning, but in a good way. Enjoy! Can't wait to read all about it when you get back.

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  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Joan! It always ends up being lots of fun and full of design inspiration. I'm scouting for great accessories that are unique and have a timeless appeal. I'll keep you posted. Stayed tuned...

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