High Point Market 2014 | Re-Cap

We just got back from a fabulous five days at market and are so pumped about all of the great new lines we found as well as the opportunity to see so many of our existing vendors!  The new products are amazing and we can't wait to spec them!  We noticed that orange seemed to be the trending color this year at market, so we're anticipating that it's going to be the hot color for 2015!  Since many of you probably didn't have the opportunity to check out all the latest styles at Fall market, we wanted to do a re-cap of some of our favorites!

Of course we stopped by one of our favorite vendors--Bernhardt!  Their set-up took up the entire 5th floor of Showplace and was fantastic!  They went a little "mens-wear" this year for the majority of their display...very bachelor-pad-ish and tailored with dark colors and warm fabrics.  The gold was also a big hit in a number of their pieces:

Bernhardt Furniture

We also spent a lot of time at Surya!  They had some great market specials so we did a ton of shopping for clients!  Candice Olson made an appearance and hosted a seminar the first day which we thoroughly enjoyed--she really understands the designer-life and we learned a lot from the tips and tricks she had to offer!

Surya with Candice Olson

Sunpan had a great spread this year too!  They had a much larger display than last year and were really able to showcase some of their great pieces!  They are very tailored too but have a hit of rustic with a twist of mid-century modern (which is definitely on trend for 2015!).

Sunpan

Of course we stopped at one of our favorite lighting companies, Currey, to see their hot new fixtures! Mr. Currey, himself was there along with his dog, Reeves!

Currey and Company lighting

We also hit-up some new vendors--John Richard was another fantastic vendor--great lighting, fabulous furniture, and reasonable prices!  A little more glam than some of the other stops on our list, but we like variety!

John Richard

We were also loving all of the fantastic styling at Wesley Hall and CR Laine.  Aside from finding great vendors and pieces at market, it's always fun to see how the showrooms are designed!

Wesley Hall

This small re-cap doesn't even begin to touch the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all of the vendors at High Point Market!  It's basically like a city!  A few other vendors we don't want to forget were Taylor King, Randall Alan, Fauld, Norwalk,Curations, Safavieh, Harden, and Feizy.  Again, there were so many other great ones, but these are just this just highlights a few of our favorites!

5 Important Bathroom Elements

Everybody knows that bathrooms and kitchens are the two rooms that sell houses.  I would even go so far to say that these two rooms are probably 2 places that people spend most of their time in their home.  Well, aside from the bed.  Bathroom comes in all shapes and sizes, but there are a few important elements that, when selected carefully, can really help make a bathroom beautiful.  Not just beautiful, different.  These 5 details are items that shouldn't be ignored, because we all know, the design is in the details.

Knobs & Pulls are the like the jewelry to a bathroom.  Even if your bathroom doesn't have a lot of cabinetry, a few great knobs or pulls can really make a difference. Upgrading hardware is also an easy way to spice up existing cabinetry that you can't afford to refinish or replace.  It can easily give a bathroom new life--especially if you pick something really interesting and fun that people can't help but notice!

Modern bathroom

Grout is usually one of those afterthought, last minute items that people don't realize can really make an impact!  Pick your grout color carefully!  If you have tiled walls or a tiled shower, consider selecting a grout that contrasts the tile color rather than just going with a grout color that blends.  The difference can give your tile depth and visual interest and it's not going to cost you any more money!

White subway tile bathroom

Did you know that tile has trim and molding just like wood?  Consider this if you're thinking of re-tiling.  A couple extra trim pieces can create a finished look that might be unexpected but will completely transform a small bathroom.  We've even created a chair rail and paneling look with tile trim pieces!  The possibilities are endless!

Mirrors end up being such a focal point in bathrooms, so consider a fancy mirror to liven up your space.  Something other than a rectangle and other than white will immediately change the feel.  The nice part about a mirror switch-out is that it's extremely inexpensive and makes a large impact so you'll get a lot of bang for your buck!  If you don't have a mirror that will work to replace your current vanity mirror, check antique stores or even Ikea.  You can get some great mirrors for very little money.

Master bathroom

The last and final detail that shouldn't be ignored is the stone for the vanity.  If you can afford to get a granite or quartz, do it!  Most vanities aren't too big, in comparison to a kitchen, so you may even get away with selecting a remnant instead of having to purchase an entire slab.  Who knows, you may even score a nice piece of marble for cheap!

All white bathroom

If you can't afford an entire bathroom remodel, pick a couple of items off of this list and use them as a place to start.  That way you know you're making changes that are worth it!