Market is always such a fun opportunity to catch up with friends and network, all thrown in with lectures, presentations, and thousands of visits to furniture showrooms.
Market is simply separating the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. Much like personal furniture shopping, most of what you find is dreadful (it has to be said, I'm sorry!) but there are some really inspiring companies out there that I am happy to champion.
Next week I'll follow up with an overview of the new trends, using my Market sponsor, Hooker Furniture, as a reference (although some of their pieces are included in my picks as well).Barry Dixon's collection for Arteriors. I especially loved these glass barley twist candlesticks.
Hooker Furniture was spectacular.
Charlotte Moss seemed to be everywhere at Market (as well as Candice Olsen, but none of her collections made MY picks) and her art collection with Soicher-Marin was lovely. I especially loved these hand water colored landscape drawings from French palaces.
Century furniture, impressed with much of their new offerings. I loved these Chateau Lyon console tables; check out those casters!
Pinterest is everywhere (do you follow me on pinterest?) and Hooker furniture has based an entire new collection on what women want on Pinterest, Chic Coterie. I loved their writing desk which would make a beautiful hall or console table.
Julian Chichester would fit well into any living room. I loved the details such as the pull-out drink try and brass casters.
Hooker Furniture. I especially love this mix of velvet and leather! I love the practicality and look of leather, but hate sliding around on it and its cold touch; the soft and cozy velvet is the perfect cushion cover.
Julian Chichester were positively sexy.
Century. I love the traditional lines with the rough wood bark texture.
Grand Tour collection but new was this cocktail table. Now this is something I need to save my pennies up for beccause I MUST HAVE THIS. I love the gilded metal legs and that beautiful stone top. Just say yes please!
Bungalow 5 such as this one based on the Wishbone chair.
Hickory Chair is always inspiring. I adore their designer collections and could easily furnish my entire apartment from their offerings. I especially love that nearly everything is American made and they're working towards 100%! The Gregory Chair designed by the charming Alexa Hampton would look great at my new Cocktail table; 2 please!
ey Alan Marks of Million Dollar Decorators fame has a new collection at Palacek and I loved these Gunn stools.
Thomas O'Brien collection at Hickory Chair included this Keith Desk that I'm in love with.
NOIR would be fantastic in my dining room.
Century, seen here on a chair from the Oscar de la Renta collection which the talented Miles Redd heads.
Dransfield & Ross.
Regina Andrew were amazing and so reasonably priced!
NOIR was oddly named Roosevelt. I envision 2 of these chicly flanking a doorway.
Regina Andrew was a no brainer! The combination of red, grey, and gold is stunning.
Hickory Chair was also lovely.
Suzanne Kasler at Hickory Chair.
Halo wares leave me cold, I loved this swagged pedestal.
Thomas O'Brien has a collection at Visual Comfort as well as Hickory Chair and I loved his new Fiona Lamp available in 2 sizes.
Raji Radhakrishnan are large scaled wall murals, seen here at the always stylish Oly. I'm not making this up, her name was constantly named in connection with these!
Krispy Kreme donuts which were being given away EVERYWHERE. I won't even tell you how many I ate for endurance in this season's Highpoint adventure!