As we all know, 2020 has impacted every facet of life this year, and the furniture business was no exception.
Typically, we attend Furniture Market in High Point, NC in the spring and fall to shop for new merchandise for our ever-changing showroom. But after the Furniture Market in April was cancelled, we anxiously anticipated the fall. Luckily, we were able to attend Fall Market this October — although it was definitely a different experience than usual! Now that we are back from our trip, we are excited to share a few highlights with you.
Stickley shows off its modern side.
The Stickley showroom was our first stop, and we were so excited to see some modern pieces added to their already-impressive repertoire. The new Portfolio 120 collection is a fresh interpretation of mid-century modern style like we’ve never seen from Stickley before. Coupled with Stickley’s excellent solid wood construction, we think Portfolio 120 will be a beautiful choice for people who are seeking a contemporary look that will stand the test of time.
Stickley also introduced their new St. Lawrence collection, which features turned wood elements and a transitional style. Transitional pieces are extremely versatile because they can fit with traditional or contemporary settings depending on the other elements in your space.
Long story short: Stickley may be famous for their traditional mission style furniture, but they have something for EVERYONE — no matter what style you are looking for.
CR Laine’s colors and comfort never disappoint!
Another highlight of our trip was CR Laine’s beautiful showroom. We always love to see their exciting fabrics — and, of course, getting to test all the comfy upholstery is a dream! The hottest colors this fall included golden yellows, forest greens, cranberry reds, and rich shades of blue. There were also some lovely new leathers in great colors that we think will be a hit with our customers. We tested several swivel chairs and recliners that were both comfortable and stylish – several of which will make it to our Roanoke showroom soon.
Lamps, lamp, and more lamps!
High Point Furniture Market isn’t just about the furniture. We also shop for tons of accessories, art pieces, and lamps. We had a lot of fun restocking our lighting at the East Enterprises Inc. showroom. This company specializes in Asian styled ceramic lighting. Their blue and white lamps are always big sellers, so we stocked up on several of those. We also selected a variety of other colors and styles of both table lamps and floor lamps that will be a beautiful addition to our showroom. We were particularly excited about the large variety of color options that East Enterprises offers for select lighting pieces. We will now have a sample board of these color options in our showroom so our customers can see all the possibilities in person.
And finally, a big thank you…
Lastly, we would like to thank High Point Furniture Market and our amazing furniture manufacturers for all they did to make this event safe. We appreciate all that they do. We also thank YOU, our faithful customers, for supporting our family business during this difficult year. We look forward to brighter days ahead!