High Point Furniture Market - Fall 2009

We came. We saw. We conquered....in a Volkswagen Beetle.


Our team swept through the furniture capitol of the world in style. We saw tons of great stuff. High Fashion Home is going to be pushing the envelope once again with some of our furniture selections. At the same time, we were able to find a ton of value products out in the market. So expect to see more unique, chic furnishings at affordable prices in the coming months.


Here is a breakdown of some of our favorites from market:




This great Room & Board Roadster chair may have run it's course there, but it's new to us. We'll retail it for around $1299 in a black, full grain leather.




Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams introduced this beautiful, retro chair in a nice vinyl.




Yes, the Chester Sofa is now available in leather!



Love the damask patterned, linen. The exposed wood finish is classic, Barbara Barry-like furniture.




Classic wing back chair in a eye-catching pink velvet.




Fun accent chairs in a Versace-like fabric.




Cool armchair in a high quality, cloud blue velvet.



Lee Industries is bringing customization to new heights. A show-stopping 84" headboard. (For a frame of reference, the lady on the left is 5'8" tall.)




We can never have enough Buddha statues.




This skirted, camel back, nailheaded sofa brings a lot of look at $1499.




Bernhardt managed to introduced more timeless frames at great prices.




I love every piece in this setting. The double nailhead treatment on the headboard is well done.



Beautiful wood chair from Martha Stewart.




This huge, roll arm sectional with top grain leather is going to retail for under $3600.




This clean, top grain leather sectional will retail under $2000. That's just ridiculous.



Very similar to our best selling Jefferson Bed, except this will be orderable in tons of fabric in twin, full, queen, and king sizes.


Very similar to Crate and Barrel's Archer Bed, except it will retail for $100 less.






Now this is a bed program. Your can order 4 different headboards with customizable height, welt, nailhead, and tufting options with no upcharge. Order it in over 50 fabrics at one price. Queen headboard only will be $1049.





We are bringing in Candice Olson's furniture collection. This gorgeous solid wood bed, with antiqued mirrors will retail around $1799.




Love the herringbone pattern on the wood. Our coffee table will be in a warm, walnut finish.




Here's the end table with the logo symbolizing that the woods are from sustainable sources.




Mirror accents pieces are the craze. There are over 4 wood finishes that you can order this piece in.




This glamorous end table with the fluted, solid wood drawers is shown in chic, white hardware.

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'Tis The Season For Snuggling...

Photo via Real Simple, throws from Sacco Carpet

...with a warm faux fur throw! Warm up your living room chairs with a couple of well-placed fuzzy throws. It's the elusive fashionable and functional feat. Always a winner!

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Closet Overhaul

It's all fine and good to clean out your closet. I've done it more times than I care to count. But what about turning you closet into something different altogether? Real Simple featured three closets that did just that...


If you can't use bright, funky wallpaper in a closet, you can't use it anywhere! What a perfect little work nook, complete with DIY wrapping paper storage and a light drape to hide it away when guests come!
I can't get enough of book nooks. What a charming alternative to a library! I love the step ladder that folds into a little reading chair.


And I've been spending all of this time looking for a small table on which to perch a bar, when all I needed was an empty closet. Okay, there is a touch of sarcasm there, because I don't have any empty closets with which to recreate any of these transformations, but I won't be living in my apartment forever, and these are lovely transformations, indeed. I love how they mirrored the closet to make it appear huge! Also, a lot of the drawers and such came from IKEA. Great storage, low price!

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Superbed

Lately, I've been seeing headboards paired with canopy beds everywhere! It's amazing how trends pop up so suddenly and then, Poof!, they're replaced with something else. Observe:


I spied this one in one of my magazines not too long ago. Great mix of modern and vintage.


Then, last month, I saw this one in Elle Decor, and a few pages later there was...


... this one! Love 'em both. I also like the two nightstands used in the photo above. Very creative.

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Shaded Chandeliers

I need to inject a little bit of pretty into my day. I've been eyeing chandeliers with shades for a while. I love the look. It's cool and modern. Maybe I'll get one. Like the simple Rittenhouse Chandelier that we carry at the store. Nice and neutral. Interesting shape. It's a winner.


Rittenhouse Fabric Pendant at High Fashion Home, $599.


I like how these chandeliers are all of the sparkle this restaurant needs. Everything else is simple and neutral.


I cannot remember where I found this one, but it's striking having the shaded chandelier in a virtually outdoor setting. P.S. Love the little bar set up at the bottom of the photo!

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Running Wild

Judging by the crowds at Memorial Park at 5am on Saturday mornings, I'd say running season is in full swing. Time to tie on those sneakers and hit the pavement (or trail... or grass...). Currently, my running partner-in-crime, Cynthia, of Cynthetica fame, and I are preparing for the Nike Human Race, a 10K to warm up for the main event: the San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon in November, and the Chevron Houston Marathon in January. Will we be ready? Only time will tell.
Since the weather has decided it's not ready to cooperate with my running schedule (I could cut the humidity with a knife this morning!), I suppose I need to get inspiration elsewhere. My iPod for instance. Here are the songs that are keeping me going through the sweat, aches, and cramps...


1. Reset by MuteMath
2. Supermassive Black Hole by Muse
3. Cosmic Girl by Jamaroquai
4. The Way I Are by Timbaland
5. Beard Lust by Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
6. Take Your Mama by Scissor Sisters
7. That's Not My Name by The Ting-Tings
8. Circus by Britney Spears
9. D.A.N.C.E. by Justice
10. Love Today by Mika
11. Girls On The Dance Floor by Far East Movement
12. Tik Tok by Ke$ha
13. Different Sound by Teddybears
14. I Like The Way You Move by Bodyrockers
15. Whatcha Say by Jason deRulo
16. Fergalicious by Fergie
17. Human by The Killers
18. Hey Jude by The Beatles

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In My Mailbox

Whoever does the styling for Anthropologie is a sartorial genius! Every issue of the catalog is such a great source of inspiration for me, and this month's was no exception. Some very lovely things caught my eye...


Bespeckled tights for chilly days on page 27...

A vibrantly colored rug on page 24...


Plates to bring out your inner Picasso on page 21...


Perfectly ladylike boots with a bow on page 6...


Thank you, Anthropologie. I had an inspiring morning!

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Lonny To The Rescue!

For those of you who are still in mourning over the loss of Domino... your prayers have been answered. Enjoy!

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These Boots Were Made For Walkin'

I've been on the search for a tall flat boot practically since I came to be. The day after I started walking was when I started looking for that boot. Needless to say, it's been a long, tough road. This year, I am determined to find that perfect pair.
I like the distressing on these Vintage Tall Roadster Boots from J. Crew, but I wish it had a couple more buckles to make things interesting.

The Thebna Boot from Nine West has the details I desire, but I'm not sure I'm sold on the color.


I absolutely LOVE this boot from Chloe. Refined gold buckle, great leather, cool heel, but $1,100?! I'd prefer to stay married, thankyouverymuch.


Another classic boot, this time the Isabelline Riding Boot by Ralph Lauren, but it's a bit too classic for my taste. Oh, and it's close to $1000, too. Let's see... Boots or food for two months?


These Jenny Boots from Piperlime are a close competitor. I like the style and the buckles and the color, but I wish they were more distressed.


I think I found a winner! They Cranberry Bog Boots from Anthropologie are nicely worn in (but not worn out). The color is nice and neutral but interesting. The toggle makes for a cool detail. They'd look fantastic with jeans. And the price? I won't be buying them for myself, but maybe I'll put them on my Christmas list. And if I don't get them, I know what I'll be writing about next year!

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Furniture vs. Fashion: Naptime

We spent one-third of our lives in bed, so surely the piece of furniture on which we rest says something about us. And wouldn't you know it, a bed screams your style as much as, well, you.


Call me crazy, but I fell in love with this simple silhouette as soon as it arrived in our store. The Paul Bed is a perfectly tailored shape paired with a luxurious fabric, and that equals simple style. And who else knows simple? Calvin Klein, hands down. I also love Doo.Ri's elegant, simple shift.





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Ever long to be from another time? Remember the days when ladies dressed up to do errands? Behnaz Sarafpour and Rachel Roy do. And Anthropologie is making antique style new again with their Italian Campaign Canopy Bed. Bellissima.



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Nothing Martha Stewart does is ever sloppy. She is the Queen of Put-Together and the Irvington Nickel BedMichael Kors (King of the Jet-Setters) and Ralph Lauren (King of the Ivy Leaguers). is no exception. The same is true of



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Just because you're a girl doesn't mean you want to parade around in ruffles and flowers all the time. Masculine touches counter your sweet temperament. Casamidy's Altavista Leather Headboard is just the right amount of masculine with woven leather in a boxy shape. For your wardrobe, there's a leather trench from 3.1 Phillip Lim or a trendier boyfriend jacket from Antonio Berardi.

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Or perhaps you shun all things manly, preferring to look the part of the girly-girl you are. Hey, it's your life. In that case, I'd curl up on the Helena Bed from Oly Studio with its carved, whitewashed wood frame, raffia upholstery, and antiqued nailheads. Throw on, what else?, a dress from Derek Lam or Christopher Kane and take on the world.


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