Under The Radar At High Point: Please Meet The Very Fresh Furnishings From Van Collier Designs, Plus Some Old Favorites
by Lynn Byrne
By Lynn Byrne. Bring a group of design bloggers together to explore the world of the High Point Market and it is not surprising that there is some overlap in their blog posts.
I think it is safe to predict the following:
Out in the blogosphere, you are going to see a lot of the fantasy wonderland that was the Oly Studio Showroom, the bright colors at Hickory Chair and the rocking displays at both Arteriors Home and Bungalow5. And is there anyone out there who doesn’t adore Bunny Williams and Beeline Home? I will show you my pics of these places at the end of this post, plus some links where you can see more.
If you want to see something different keep reading right here. I have a new discovery for you.
Let me introduce you to the beautiful work of Van Collier Designs. The form of their products is quite unique and, I think, stunning. These are pieces that can make a room. And you may not see them in other blog posts.
Take, for example, their Ginkgo collection. LOVE this console. The branch shaped legs were inspired by the ginkgo branches that you see in the vase sitting on top of it. Those came from a 100 year old tree in their back yard.
These small side tables with tops shaped like ginkgo leaves are gorgeous.
Here are some other pieces in the line (photo above and 3 photos below from their website).
There also is a sconce. (Photo from their website.)
I can’t wait until I have the opportunity to use these products in one of my interior design projects. Click here to learn more about their products and their interior design services.
As for the other showrooms I mentioned at the outset of this post, here are shots that I snapped of them, plus links to my High Point blogger buddies where you can see more.
Hickory Chair was filled with color. I was especially charmed by the pieces featuring fabric by Hable Construction, and Susan Hable’s artwork had me at hello (on the wall in this photo). My new friend Ashlina at the Decorista has some terrific photos of the Hickory Chair showroom.
And if you click here to explore the pinterest boards by the designated High Point Market Style Spotters (and while you are at it, click here to see mine), you will see lots of products from Bunny William’s Beeline Home.
Of course her showspace is divine and her staff incredibly gracious. Here are some vignettes there, plus one close up of a charming bunny at Bunny’s :-). (Bunny Williams is now following me on Twitter! I am honored!)
Do you sense how exciting it was for me to be at Market?
Except where indicated, all photos by Lynn Byrne for Decor Arts Now.