Saturday, May 5, 2012

Highpoint 2012: Thibaut

Another exciting company I toured at Market was Thibaut. Long known for their wallpapers and fabric, they have included in their lineup the next logical thing, upholstered furnishings.

While their emphasis at Market was on their new line of furnishings, examples of their fine fabrics and beautiful wallpapers were artfully displayed everywhere.

I loved this cozy tufted armchair and footstool, can't you just see this by a fireplace?

This tufted sidechair was pretty great too. I'm a sucker for anything on casters and I love the turned legs.

The matching sofa is really just out of this world. I love the nailhead trim detail and the beautifully curved arms.The chairs are even more stunning (and comfortable) in person than in photographs.Bright colors and florals (one of the market trends I talked about) was shown here as well.This shelter-back wingchair was great and I loved the printed linen fabric.This little stool would be great in a dressing room or at the foot of a bed. Be sure to check out the new offerings from Thibaut!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Highpoint 2012: Van Thiel & Co.

While at Market, one company I was so excited about when coming upon it was Van Thiel & Co.

I had met the owner, Rudy Van Thiel, last market at a party hosted by Ralph Lauren Home but wasn't able to find their space like many others I always miss in the maze that makes up market. Don't you just love this perfect wood & brass umbrella stand?

Van Thiel has been dealing in antiques for over 40 years between 2 generations and began making high quality reproductions of their favorites so that everyone could share in on good design. Seriously - the quality is so high that you can't tell the difference between the actual antique and the reproduction.

While I love antiques and the warmth they give to a house, I have to admit to preferring high quality reproductions because they're simply more practical. They tend to be more economical, sturdy and even easier to find.

You also have the ability to customize the piece to your own liking: a little rougher, a little finer or taller/shorter.

I loved this little wine caddy.

And this "Mr Percy" bookcase is stunning! I love the green backboard.

How about this table for a kitchen island?

You know I love a game table, from past posts but this one has corner mounts for candlesticks which are included!

I love the tooled leather top and the finish of the wood.

This brass, glass, marble and wood server reminds me of something out of Maxims in Paris!

This Celine chest of drawers will probably find a home in my bedroom in my new apartment and I'm trying to think of a place for that Celine sidetable!

Is this not the most beautiful bookcase / breakfront you have ever seen? I love the architectural pilasters.

The Cabasset drinks table cleverly opens to allow for easier access -great for use beside a comfy chair.

Don't worry, they still carry real antiques as well, like this antique dome w/ original leaded glass. Be sure to keep an ear and eye open for this fine company, I think they're going places!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Highpoint 2012: Hooker Furniture

Among many other fellow bloggers and thousands of industry members, I attended the spring 2012 Highpoint Market under the repeated kind sponsorship of Hooker furniture last weekend (see my posts from last fall and last spring)  Everyone always asks what the new trends are at market and Hooker was right on point with these. 
Color was huge again this market, but bright BOLD color. The Belgian influence is around as well, as evidenced by the french gray Pagoda chest from Hooker's Melange collection.

Pattern isn't making its presence known just on the runway, but in furniture as well!

I loved this orange leather Davin sofa from Bradington Young.

And this turquoise upholstered leather seating arrangement was really fun!

Even purple leather was making a show with ebonized legs.

One of the coolest chairs at Hooker though was the Aunt Jane. Believe it or not it's actually a VERY comfortable recliner; style AND function!

Basic slipper chairs get a makeover with options on fabrics, skirts and legs. It's amazing how different the same chair frame can look with these options.

Are you getting the color theme? Not just in fabrics but painted woods as well.

Traditional upholstery was alive and well, like this best selling Kirby chair from Bradington Young.

Or the stationary sofa from the Seven Seas collection. Really love this collection.

How about a little art deco club chair, also from the Seven Seas collection.

It wasn't all upholstery though, the case goods saw color and pattern, like this Vessaro chest from the Melange collection.  

Or if you're feeling patriotic or are excited for the upcoming Olympics, how about the Union Jack chest?

This plaid mirrored chest from Melange was really fun, especially when contrasted with the Farrah Flowered Chest.

There just may be a place in my new apartment for the Classique Secretary. When it's closed up it looks just like a normal dresser.

I still love the Sanctuary hutch, seen here in a parchment finish.

And this fretwork pattern on the mirrored Sanctuary console was really fun.

A new collection out this market was Rhapsody. The pieces blend together classic design elements in a grand scale with rustic finishes. We all know this is very popular!

I loved the desk from the Rhapsody office collection. Those scrolled legs!

If your room needs a little more architectural character, how about this Jewelry storage mirror.  The mirror opens to reveal acres of shallow storage!

The Rhapsody dining collection invite you to linger at the table in large comfortable chairs.

I loved the details in the woodwork.

These scroll nesting tables just may find a place in my new apartment too!

Along with those tables, the tufted sleigh bed may just be coming home with me too. Not only is the headboard upholstered for ease of reading in bed, the matching footboard is as well.

Join me this week as I bring you some of my other finds from Highpoint!  Many thanks to Hooker Furniture for making it all possible!