We're right on the heels of High Point Market. Our shop team spent six days in High Point, North Carolina exploring the latest and greatest from the interior design industry.
My Rowe Design
I was one of three interior designers given the honor of designing a space inside the Rowe Furniture showroom that was on display during High Point Market. Wow oh wow did this experience surpass my expectations! I designed a space in warm rust and leather hues with the classic KLD "rustic modern" flair, and seeing it go from paper to completion was so much fun. See the full look and get the deets on the inspo behind the design here.
As if my featured space in the Rowe Showroom wasn't enough, the highlight of all highlights had to be meeting the lovely Joanna Gaines. She was as sweet and amazing as I had imagined. I'm so thankful our rep gave Leah, Jess, and myself the opportunity to join her in the Loloi meet and greet. My one regret was not asking if she wanted to join us for dinner and get best friend necklaces. ;)
Second Row Seating
That same afternoon, we headed to the Loloi keynote panel where leading industry pros Amber Lewis, Jean Stoffer, Joanna Gaines, Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller from Carrier & Company, and Julia Marcum from Chris Loves Julia gave us the scoop on progressing your business and being true to your brand. I found it incredibly inspiring and honestly could have listened to the speakers for an hour each. Plus, we scored second row seating – couldn't be beat!
Interior Design Trends Spotted at April Market
There was SO MUCH to take in at market, but there were some trends we had our eyes peeled for: leather, scallops, vintage-inspired upholstery, anything handmade or artisanal, upholstered benches, sling chairs, plaid, and travertine. We also couldn't help but notice RED is in. Everyone seems to be using colors of cinnamon, rust, cognac, rose, chocolate, and even some yellow.
Shop Kelsey's High Point Market Outfits
For those of you who plan to attend market in the coming months, make sure to dress comfortably. Trust me! High Point is spread over a small downtown style area, and you'll be on your feet from start to finish. Most designers pack cute spring dresses and sneakers for the coastal weather. I still to a capsule of black, brown, and white to make packing super easy, and throw in comfy sandals and boots alongside by Reebox sneakers. Think client facing, with sneakers.
Also plan for rain! I was so happy I packed my hooded trench coat this trip – we got caught on the far side of market and had to run for it sharing umbrellas and using our totes for cover – ha!
And... ICYMI! We are opening an eCommerce shop this fall! Stay tuned for the launch, and be sure to subscribe to our emails (at the bottom of this page) to be the first in the know. Cheers!
Want to see more from our High Point Market trip? Click through our market Instagram highlight for all the BTS!