Snapshots from Spring Furniture Market

HP thumbnailFor the past week and wrapping up yesterday, the bi-annual furniture market tradeshow was hosted up in High Point. I spent two full days scouring the showrooms, looking for just the right finds for my design clients. High Point Market is like Disney World: equal parts exhilarating and exhausting. And just plain huge. By my estimation I saw not 1% of all there was to offer. While I was on a pretty focused mission this trip, my head couldn’t help but be turned by all the of beautiful things around me. I took a couple (hundred) pictures, and here are some of my favorite finds: 

Matsuoka table
From Matsuoka: the central glass insert on this ingenious table rotates, serving as a lazy susan.
Matsuoka table 2
I love that you can see inside the cylindrical base, which is painted a bright pop of orange. Good for waking you up over your morning coffee!
Matsuoka chest
Also from Matsuoka, the design on this spectacular wood chest was inspired by a tortoise shell.
Swaim dining chair
Love this dining chair from Swaim – it’s graceful yet contemporary.
Swaim star tables
These little star-shaped side tables are just pure fun! They’re done in a shagreen-textured resin. Also by Swaim.
This coffee table fom Brownstone is a little bit beachy, a little bit rustic. The inset wood pattern gives it a beautiful textural interest.
This coffee table from Brownstone is a little bit beach, a little bit mountains. The inset wood pattern gives it a great textural interest.
Christopher Guy chest
Christopher Guy’s showroom is truly art in the form of furniture. How lovely is the relief bird pattern on this chest?
Christopher Guy table
Another stunner from Christopher Guy: look at the amazing wood sculpture detail on this desk!
Stanley kids room 2
OK, any parent will tell you that hanging origami birds over a changing table is a bad idea. But they look so pretty!!! Young America collection from Stanley Furniture.
Stanley kids room
I liked this travel themed room for an older kid or teen. Also from Young America.
Stanley coral chest
Love the coral hue on this chest from Stanley’s Charleston collection.
Navy and emerald are crisp and preppy together in the bedding set from Eastern Accents.
Navy and emerald are crisp and preppy together in the bedding set from Eastern Accents.
Vis Comfort floor lamp
Reading lamps are not usually this graceful and appealing. This one is perfection in my book. From Visual Comfort.
Vivify lamps
These hand-blown glass lamps from Vivify Lighting are done in rich, glossy jewel tones.
Worldly Goods glass vessels
And here we have a rainbow of glass vessels and baubles from Worldly Goods. How to choose?

That’s all for now! See anything you like?


Tamara Leicester is a licensed interior designer and owner of Tamara Heather Interior Design, LLC. She designs casually elegant interiors with an artistic sensibility, often drawing upon the talent of local artists and craftspeople in her work. Dreaming about updating your space? Learn more at