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Our decorating editor, who spent the week at High Point Market, has been sending me daily field reports. We’ve got some yummy in-depth posts on Market (and KBIS, too!) coming up, but till then I thought I’d share one her letters with you:

The biggest trend I’ve seen so far is the weathered, time-worn, distressed look like the gorgeous stuff at BoBo Intriguing Objects

iron-frame-chaise-boboIron-Frame Campaign Chaise

petite-iron-trianon-console-boboIron Console Table


antique-armchair-eloquenceAntique Armchair

antique-architectural-shutters-eloquenceAntique Shutters

…and Zentique.

maison-demilune-console-table-zentiqueMaison Demilune Console Table

antoinette-daybed-zentiqueAntoinette Daybed

It’s a more refined, more authentic shabby chic. I love it, I want it, I covet it.

Contrasted w/ the natural, subdued fabrics and timeworn finishes are bright, poppy colors (turquoise is everywhere) and bold, oversize patterns.

green-and-ivory-screen-print-pillow-multichicGreen-and-Ivory Pillow, Multi Chic

Lots of off-set, screen-printed patterns on accessories, which modernizes the vintage-look pieces.

bergere-chair-pillow-decorBergere Chair Pillow, Pillow Decor

BTW, for instant gratification, check out Apartment Therapy’s High Point Highlights or Design Lines’ High Point Market Trends & Favorites.


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  1. Design Lines says:

    Kelley, Thank you for the linkage to our site! We had a fabulous time while we were in High Point and please let me know how we can help "Design Happens" blog. We are always willing to help and support the interior design industry.

  2. KJack says:

    I have been searching high and low for a chair like the pink antique chair above. Where can I find this????

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