Amber Guyton at the High Point Market Conference Center. Image Source @highpointmarket
The best interior design work and talent was on display yet again in North Carolina last week at the Spring 2022 High Point Market. Throughout the five-day event, High Point Market turned over its Instagram platform to a star-studded roster of interior designers who used the platform takeover to share countless post-worthy products and tableaus across the millions of exhibition square footage in the furniture capital of the world.
Here were the highlights of the week through their eyes.
TOV Furniture’s exhibition for its newly debuted Voice Collection made an electric impression on several of the guest posters, with Lauren Ashley Stevens and Amber Guyton posting about it on both the @highpointmarket handle and their own Instagram Stories. TOV Furniture’s The Voice Collection is a collaboration with six Black interior designers: Don Ricardo Massenburg, Carmeon Hamilton, Nicole White, Justin Q. Williams, Erika Ward, and Nile Johnson. The exhibition featured a bold interplay of pattern, texture, color, and mood lighting to make the space feel like a five-star club.
Bria Hammel, a Design Manager ambassador and friend of the site, featured the furniture from Chaddock Home in one of her guest posts, calling attention to the feminine details of their pieces and showroom stylings. As a designer known for her timeless, traditional-leaning aesthetic and use of breezy, peaceful color schemes, the Chaddock Home exhibition was right up Bria’s alley.
Stephanie Cohen enjoyed the Vanguard Furniture exhibition, where she talked with one of the most famous celebrity interior designers, Thom Filicia, about his new collaboration with the brand. Thom’s influence adds more pattern and unexpected modern twists to Vanguard’s sturdy, straightforward forms.
Marissa Whitley Tago loved this dreamy tableau from Eichholtz. The two-story mural style wallpaper creates the perfect setting to show off Eichholtz’s glamorous furniture and lighting aesthetic. The art deco chandelier would be perfect in a Park Avenue apartment or a palace in Dubai. High-end was the name of this game.
Elisa Monique Edwards posted a reel of herself party hopping on Sunday night. She started at the @blackinteriordesignersnetwork party at @caracolehome and then ended at the @tovfurniture shindig. The High Point Market is just as much about connecting with industry friends and having fun as it is about finding new vendors. This crowd works hard to play hard.
Christopher Patrick snagged a picture with lighting designer Sean Lavin, whose Collier Collection for Tech Lighting was the talk of Market. The Collier Collection is inspired by a diamond necklace, and Sean’s ability to recreate the delicate elegance of a strand of diamonds on such an epic scale is a testament to his mastery of lighting design and the quality of Tech Lighting production.
Killy Scheer gave a special shoutout to interior designer Sandra Funk, lauding her for her business-savvy expertise. Pro tip: Sandra is a great follow on social media, and frequently posts content about the business of interior design along with photos of her stunning work.
Martha Schneider pointed out a hot trend at Market: bold colors. And books are just one perfect way to update an interior to reflect the hot trends of the moment without starting over with the aesthetic of an entire space.
Patricia Tram made her first trip to the High Point Market this spring, although no one would take her for a rookie. Patricia posted this fun picture of her taking a seat on one of the organic form sculptures at the Phillips Collection showroom at High Point.
Javier Fernandez paid tribute to the interior design mainstay Thibaut, the oldest wallpaper company in the U.S. Since their inception in 1886, Thibaut has added fabric and furnishings to their collections, and is one of the premier interior design vendors with international acclaim. The company’s classic, old-world patterns stand out in its signature bright colors, which perfectly suit the charming aesthetic of Javier’s designs.
With tens of thousands of attendees and an ocean of social media coverage from the event, we’re just scratching the surface here of all the great inspiration that was shown. We recommend checking out the High Point Market Instagram channel, including their Stories highlights, and searching the hashtags #highpointmarket, #HPMKT, and #coolgirlsguideHPMKT for more content showing off what Spring 2022 High Point Market had to offer.