In our last blog post we shared our inspiration from High Point Market in North Carolina. The High Point Market is incredible – it’s 11.5 million square feet of show space, installations, furniture, accessories, and more.
Every spring and fall the MDI teams takes a field trip to High Point Market in North Carolina. It’s hard to describe this experience. It’s the largest furnishings trade show in the world.
Our recent trip to High Point Market proved very fruitful, with all of us choosing an item or two for MDI’s inventory. The 10 market finds were so tempting, we filled two SUVs to the top! There were three people in this car — both passengers had to ride with things in their laps and at their feet.
One of our favorite times of year is when we at MDI all venture over to High Point, North Carolina for the twice-a-year furnishings industry trade show. With more than 70,000 in attendance, the spring 2015 High Point market is a huge gathering of designers, makers, and all sorts of exciting vendors. Here are a few things we loved about The International Home Furnishings Show.
Four Interior Designers Went to Market
A couple of weeks ago, my MDI colleagues and I ventured up to neighboring North Carolina to attend the High Point Market—the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. There, we discovered countless remarkable pieces that caught our eye for one reason or another.
Leave it to Kate Spade and the fashion world to bring us yet another brilliant trend…color blocking. With another line of spring fashion upon us, color blocking is proving that it is around for a while.
For us, setting the table is half the battle of great entertaining. We’ll figure out the food and beverage later. First and foremost, how does the house look and how will we set the table?
We are still making our way through the 500 or so images from High Point. It’s like going through your family’s vacation photos months later only to find images that remind you of just how wonderful the trip really was. That’s how we felt when we ran across images of our time spent with John Dransfield.
Several times a year, MDI packs up the car and hits the markets. Atlanta and High Point each host markets twice a year where furniture, lighting, rugs, accessories galore are on display with the newest season’s additions. Sounds fun, right? Right! (note tiny hint of sarcasm).