I’ve had a big event and travel schedule lately, which is why I haven’t posted, but now I’m in High Point, surrounded by gorgeous new collections, so I thought I would share my favorite finds from our first day of pounding the pavement with the team from Merchandise Mart.
When we first arrived, we saw a beautiful new “Made in America” exhibit anchored by Century, whose award-winning collection was featured at the Washington Design Center earlier this year. It was like coming back to an old friend:
Century had created this vignette at the design center, using a red, white, and blue theme of course, when they were honored with the BEST: Made in America award for their longstanding commitment to keeping manufacturing in the United States — right here in North Carolina, actually.
I also loved this flag, from the Karen Robertson Collection, that was also in the Made in America area here:
The real drama didn’t start until we visited Christopher Guy, which is housed in a building a little farther out from the main market area, so I had never ventured there before.
Right when you enter, you are greeted with these two ginormous chairs, and if you watched “Alice in Wonderland,” you will recognize that Johnny Depp, playing the Mad Hatter, sat upon this very style.
Their new collection this season is centered around looks inspired by Coco Chanel, hence it is called Mademoiselle, as she was most often called. And, even if it wouldn’t work in my own house, I had the same wide-eyed reaction to it as when I was 2, and Mom took me to the Plaza Hotel in New York to see a display of Eloise’s clothes.
Equally as delicious — in a much more modern and playful way, was this InterHall booth from Worlds Away:
We went to the fabulous annual House Beautiful party tonight, where I got to chat with Alexa Hampton, Bunny Williams, Thom Filicia, Eddie Ross, Magazine Editor in Chief Newell Turner — along with what seemed like the BIGGEST DC designer contingent I’ve ever seen here: Barry Dixon, Ann Lambeth of our own J. Lambeth showroom at the design center, Patrick Sutton, Erin Paige Pitts, Jana Abell, Mary Douglas Drysdale, Zoe Feldman, Lauren Liess of Pure Style Home (and her darling husband Dave), Gloria de Lourdes Blalock, and Paul Fogg of Janus et Cie in Georgetown. I know I’m probably missing someone, but I can barely keep my eyes open at this point. More High Point updates coming soon — I’m here until Tuesday!