This is a story of extremes — from the couture home collections of fashion houses Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein to the vintage warehouse settings of Bobo Intriguing Objects and Golden Oldies, which share a building a few blocks out from central High Point.
Once again, Ralph Lauren makes us all long to be a WASP of the F. Scott Fitzgerald variety, with grandparents in a Newport cottage filled with wicker and slipcovers. No surprise, then, that this particular collection is called “Heiress.”
Ralph Lauren has a plan for us all; if our heiress’ Newport shabby chic doesn’t work, how about Desert Modern?
We’ve clearly moved from Newport to Santa Fe. I’m an east-coast girl myself, but this is working for me!
Do you count yourself more glam than Newport beach-y or Santa Fe chic? No worries. Ralph offers all the lacquer, Deco, and shine you need with One Fifth.
Let’s switch runways now and head over to Calvin Klein, which has spent the past year revamping its collection. The furnishings echo the minimalism of CK’s fashion, naturally:
Alright, we’ll leave the world of high fashion and step into some vintage dreams, with New York dealer Mark Weinstein’s Golden Oldies antiques and, as many of you are probably familiar with, Bobo Intriguing Objects. I was immediately impressed with Weinstein’s fanciful objects when we walked into his building today:
Right next door is Bobo Intriguing Objects, where you know you’re going to see some cool stuff even before you enter:
The drama continues inside:
This pretty much concludes the High Point tour — I’m headed home tomorrow. Let’s hope we start seeing all these glorious new pieces shown here next spring, when they begin arriving in retail stores and trade showrooms. And considering all the DC designers who flocked down here, no doubt their own finds will be showing up in client projects soon!