Sunday, October 28, 2012

Instagrams from High Point Fall Market

"Welcome to High Point"

Art at Chic Art

Lighting from Currey & Company

Christian May & Ginna Christensen at Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs

Showplace at dusk

Rare birds at the Antiques Center at Market Square

Collage from Younger at 220 Elm

Fabrics and furniture seen at the suites at Market Square

At the Four Hands showroom

Fun times with friends: Me, Annie from Empiric, and Ginna from 27Ground

Architecture in High Point

Colorful cow hide rugs seen at the suites at Market Square

The courtyard at 220 Elm

Rick Springfield in concert during High Point Market

Press breakfast hosted by the High Market Authority, focusing on fashion and design

Tie-dye, seen at Skyline, at 220 Elm

Blog brothers separated at birth: Scot Meacham Wood & Christian May

Showplace at night

Chic Art, as seen at the suites at Market Square

Get your party hat, er, house on, at the Proximity Hotel

Antique & Design Center at Market Square

Blog Tour London bloggers reunite at the Halo Party: Cheryl, me, Christian

Lighting from Currey & Company

Chair from CR Laine

Area rugs from Marc Phillips

Old bank vault in the recently restored Radio Building in High Point

The suites at Market Square

It was great seeing so many designers, bloggers, and showroom friends alike at this past High Point Market! It was especially fun catching up with fellow Material Girls Chicago blogger Julia!

Images via Instagram,  @jsinteriordesign

Going to the Dark Side

As Halloween is upon us, many may be decorating the homes for the festive occasion. Some, however, may enjoy the "dark side" year round when it comes to interiors. See for yourself with these interiors that are black and yet, seemingly classic. Happy Halloween!

Slick paneled black walls and floors - in a statement bathroom!

This bedroom is a little more rock 'n roll chic, but black walls nevertheless.

Keeping it simple, just an added touch of black to make this kitchen earthy and eccentric.

This office is no deep, dark dungeon - it's ultra chic with black painted lacquer walls and shelving.

The hallway of darkness that isn't; when paired with white contrasting trim.

Kitchen love - how could you not? It's so charming, so classic, so fresh in design aesthetics.

An outdoor terrace - who say's you can't take black back outside?

Images sourced from House Beautiful and Pinterest.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Visit to 220 Elm

On my recent trip to High Point, NC for the Fall Furnishings Market, I had the opportunity to tour 220 Elm. One of several clusters of large scale buildings housing showrooms, 220 Elm is located right in downtown to High Point. The building features four levels of showrooms under one roof, ranging from residential to commercial, and is a go to source for contemporary furnishings.

Just outside the main entrance to 220 Elm is a colorful courtyard filled with contemporary outdoor furnishings, a great place for visitors to congregate.

One of the showrooms located within 220 Elm is the Leif Petersen showroom, which carries a range of European brand furniture lines.

A credenza from the Italian company Antonella Italia has a unique shape to it.

Loved these cluster of pendants (mounted from a single canopy) which is featured over a dining table upon entering Leif Petersen.

These colorful chairs by Flux are a hit! They come knocked down, folded like an origami shape, made of strong durable polypropylene, and are suitable for both interior and exteriors. Although they are surprisingly comfortable, cad add a separate cushion for extra padding and color.

The showroom also offers several flooring lines, such as this rug collection by Linie Design, the thick pile shaggy area rugs in a range of colors are all handmade.

A line of casegoods from Sangiacomo features many unique shelving and wall units. This wall mounted unit with a flip down panel and interior lighting makes for a great bar, especially in compact settings.

A contemporary, versatile wall unit for tv and storage also showcases various lighting features.

These modular, stackable drawer units are really cool - can stack to your desired height and vary the openings.

A larger rectangular version, which also come in a range of colors.

Within some are a single drawer panel disguised as two compartments, maintaining the clean, simple, modern look.

A selection of lighting lines is featured through out the Leif Petersen showroom, loved these globe pendants.

Some lines within the showroom are great for specifying commerical projects, such as these cafe tables and colorful chairs.

One really fun line is by Miniforms, which embraces technology with many of their casegood pieces featuring iPod docks, iPhone charges built within a side table, and other tech hookups conveniently built into the piece of furniture. We are all proposed their side tables built with iPhone charges be located within the lobby of 220 Elm - it would become are go to place for charging up!
Thank you to Heinz of 220 Elm for hosting us for a fabulous lunch and an afternoon of showroom tours!

Thank you to High Point Market Authority for putting together another great market, as always!

[All photos by Jill Seidner Interior Design]