Imagine all of your favorite designers, HGTV stars, furniture, and interior dreams come true – that’s what High Point is and we are so excited to be going again this year!
What is it?
“The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.” – High Point Furniture Market
All you need to know is that you can sometimes catch a glimpse of Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper roaming the market, among other famous and well-known designers. It is like the “fashion week for home furnishings.” Sound like fun? Our very own Cheryl Howard has attended for years and loves the energy and excitement of the market. So many great connections can be made and it is so inspirational. There are over 75,000 people that attend each year – taking over 180 buildings to house the event. Can’t attend? Don’t worry – you can follow stylists on social media with the tag #hpmktSS.
What will be there?
It is always so exciting to see what is going on around the country and the world in terms of design. This year the trendsetters featured on the market’s website are forecasting 1950’s nostalgic throwbacks (especially in terms of colors), oversimplified modern designs, industrial minimalistic elemental features inspired by brutalism, and finally an expectation of luxury, environmental consciousness, values valued, and tech-savvy incorporations.
How do we fit in?
EZ Decorator’s booth will offer people an opportunity to play with pieces from the system, including furniture pieces and the “Hip, Cool and Oh-So-Chic,” add on which includes over 1,000 drawings of contemporary, mid-century, and retro furnishings and accessories – plus some traditional as well. We predict this will be the a La Carte system of the season based on the market predictions for the year. We hope you get to stop by and meet Cheryl Howard and test out our system!
By Cherise Tolbert
Cherise Tolbert, owner of Arivida Systems, has her Master’s from the esteemed S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and her B.S. from the University of Vermont. She has a substantial following on Pinterest where she gathers images relating to a curated lifestyle, including interior design, and is an affiliate for top name brands. She has also worked in communications for over ten years, is a social media expert, and has been published on various topics on award winning blogs.