• Phyllis Harbinger

High Point Market 2019 Recap

Last weekend I returned from a fantastic market experience in Highpoint.   I landed Friday evening and had dinner at a historic restaurant called the Old Salem Tavern with a group of designers.  I had the pleasure of staying once again with my dear friend and colleague, Susan Carson, at her beautiful early 1900’s home in Winston-Salem. 

Out bright and early on Saturday morning, I joined Susan and her team as we attacked the area at Hamilton.  We visited so many fab showrooms including Phillip Selva and ST2, lines I love!   I then discovered Wildwood and their custom painted wood furniture line.  The pieces are really transitional and you can use any Benjamin Moore color you like or a combination! 

Lunch and a tour of the brand new and exquisite Caracole building was a highlight of the day and then I dashed up the street for my podcast/panel with Nick May and Design Manager.  It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and have a quick make-up refresh at the Beauty Bar!   A glass of champagne and then back to the showrooms.   Nourison had some lovely new designs and I loved Bradley’s small and sleek dining slipper chairs.  We then headed back to Winston-Salem for dinner with colleagues. 

Sunday was super productive.  We all needed to source artwork for various projects and had a wonderful time at Wendover and Leftbank but the true find was CHC at Steele, which has amazing original art in their gallery and also showcased at a variety of showrooms.   Up a few flights to their other showroom specializing in giclees and wallcovering which can be permanent or removable – made from the artwork.   I LOVE this building, having toured Chaddock and Alfonso Marina and ending the day at Century to congratulate my colleagues Carrier & Co, also FIT alum, on their new collection!

We then were joined for dinner by two of my students from last Spring and Susan’s interns and staff.  It was a wonderful way to end my market experience.  

Already looking forward to Fall Market! See you there.

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