Trend Feature - March 2014

High Pt. Highlights
By Wanda Jankowski

A rousing roundup of fresh resources on view during High Point Market, Apr. 5 to 10, 2014, in High Point, NC

Custom Rug Program Ultra is a custom Tibetan-weave program that includes 40 new rug patterns in transitional and modern designs. Ultra rugs can be ordered in any custom size in the customer’s choice of pattern and yarn type. Three materials are available for the rugs: 100 percent premium wool, a blend of wool and Silkette™ or 100 percent Silkette™. There is no up-charge for customization. With the purchase of 10 or more 2- by 3-foot samples, a waterfall display rack (shown) is included at no charge. Kalaty Rug Corp., 800-255-7847,
Jute Jewels The Carmel Collection from Nourison features flat weave rugs made in India with finely spun jute. Nourison, 800-223-1110,
Ikat Influence Pillows bearing a modern ikat-influenced design are offered in several colors, including the blue and white shown. Saro Trading Co., 800-662-7276,
Coastal Colors Maldive presents coastal coral motifs in a modern design filled with bright, compelling colors. Eastern Accents, 800-397-4556,
SEATING COMFORT A geometric design adorns this pouf cube made in India with 100 percent wool. Surya, 877-275-7847,
Metallic Shimmer The Pandora Collection offers elegant solutions in fabric enhanced with metallic shimmer. Available in 31 colors, the fabrics are suitable for use as upholstery, draperies, pillows and in other home accessories. World Wide Fabric, Inc., 323-263-1111

Design Viewpoint Series

The High Point Market Authority, in association with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), presents The Design Viewpoints Series Apr. 5-8, starting each day at noon at the High Point Theatre, next to the Transportation Terminal. The series offers up to .4 continuing education units (CEUs) to those who attend.

Sponsored by Horchow, the seminars are free to interior designers and retailers attending the Fall High Point Market. Topics and speakers include:

Saturday, Apr. 5— “From Amateur To Authority: Understanding And Working With The Media.” Mary Leigh Howell, independent PR professional, WithIt member, chair of the board of governors and adjunct faculty member at Elon University shows how to understand and work with different media, from television to radio, magazine, newspapers, websites and bloggers, to benefit your business. .1 CEU credit.
Sunday, Apr. 6—“Set Yourself Apart From The Crowd! - Essential Secrets For Every Designer.” Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID, and style spotter “emeritus” shows how any motivated interior designer can break into the new construction design industry and succeed there. .1 CEU credit.

Monday, Apr. 7—“More Money, More Profits.” Interior designer Kimberley Seldon, author and editor of Dabble Magazine (, reveals her top strategies for plugging the gaps in profitability, and increasing job and customer satisfaction through a 15 Step Project Management Plan. Book signing will follow for Seldon’s Business of Design 1 and 2. .1 CEU credit.

Tuesday, Apr. 8 —“Pause And Refresh 2014-2015 Color Trends.” Steve Shorthouse, PPG’s national color & design consultant and owner of DesignFive full-service interior design firm, explores the color palette and themes for the 2014 season and trends to watch for 2015. .1 CEU credit.

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For Cool Summer Nights The machine washable Kittery 100 percent cotton throw from the Summer Collection features an elegant sawtooth finished border on two sides. Bedford Cottage, 800-242-1537,
Drama Underfoot The Alpaca Collection includes the Yaku area rug in red made in Peru with 100 percent alpaca. It is offered in a variety of colors and in any size. AMS Imports is showing at Tomlinson Erwin Lambeth Directional Carter Showroom in High Point at 525 N. Wrenn in the Hamilton Wrenn Design District. AMS Imports, 866-267-0012,
Modern Art The Flowers rug is from the debuting Legends Collection designed and created by artist Kathleen Mooney. Hand-tufted in India with premium wool and viscose, the collection will be Foreign Accents’ highest-end line. Foreign Accents, Inc., 800-880-0413,
Vintage Vitality Bouquet Garden cotton/linen duvet cover is a vintage fabric reproduction. It is paired with the Bowmen quilt which is adorned with handmade ruffles. Amity Home, 877-459-2619,
Fantastic Fretwork Karastan introduces SmartStrand Silk, a fiber Mohawk formerly used only in broadloom, to the world of area rugs in its new Euphoria Collection. SmartStrand Silk offers the softness of silk, the durability of nylon and the beauty of wool. It is made in part with naturally occurring sugars from corn crops. Collection designs are transitional and relaxed and include Findon Bay Blue (shown) featuring large-scale fretwork. Karastan, 800-845-8877,
Williamsburg Inspiration Capel’s Grand Palampore from the Williamsburg® Collection, is hand-tufted in India with 100 percent New Zealand wool. Designs channel the global chic of the 18th century with patterns inspired by the design archive of Colonial Williamsburg. The rug is available in peacock (shown), cream and shade in 3- by 5-, 5- by 8-, 7- by 9-, and 8- by 11-foot sizes. Capel Inc., 800-334-3711,
Color Burst From Rizzy Home, the Bradberry Downs Collection includes rugs hand-tufted in India with 100 percent wool. Sizes available are 2 by 3, 3 by 5, 5 by 8, 8 by 10, 9 by 12 feet and 2 feet, 6 inches by 8 feet. Rizzy Home, 877-499-7841,

Master Class

The High Point Market Authority, in association with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), presents a Designer Master Class on Wednesday, Apr. 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the High Point Theatre, at the Transportation Terminal. The Master Class (IDCEC approved) offers .4 continuing education units (CEUs) to those who attend this four-hour class, with a one-hour break for lunch, which will be provided.

Led by Lloyd Princeton, principal of Design Management Company (DMC), the program provides attendees with tools to grow a business, including marketing (attracting desired clients), pricing (how to charge them once found) and selling (the psychology of the buyer’s mind).

RSVP directly to DMC at to sign up for the Master Class.

Elegant Embellishment New pillow designs reflect exquisite craftsmanship and effortless elegance in on-trend fashion colorations. Design Accents, 201-660-2446,
High/Low Elegance The Dimensions Collection includes the Wave design hand-crafted in India and made with full-cut and looped wool and accents of viscose in a high/low raised construction. Jaunty Co., Inc., 800-323-3342,
Gradient Grace Diane is a hand-dyed, lightweight knitted throw offered in striking gradient colors. Woven Workz, 888-675-1000,
Neutral knockout The Liam Ethan ensemble featues a pure linen natural fabric duvet cover with a cotton velvet handmade quilt. Both are machine washable. Amity Home, 877-459-2619,
Casual Sophisticate The Samantha Collection presents a modern take on linen ikat in crimson with a touch of teal. The duvet reverses to Natural Essex. Other elements shown include the Clare coverlet in earth, Swiss Dot embroidered pillow, Crimson Vintage velvet throw, Samantha ruffled velvet pillow, corded shams and Tuscany linen dust ruffle. Traditions Linens, 518-851-3975,
Natural Beauty The Sahara Collection features a satin weave construction that brings a soft hand to the Old World multi-stripe design rendered in a palette of natural colors of flax and oyster. The collection includes duvets, pillowcases and shams that coordinate with Heritage Organic sheeting. Libeco Home, 212-764-6644,
Animal Spin Measuring 18 by 18 inches, the Leopard pillow in mauve puts a contemporary spin on the animal motif. Made with silk/rayon velvet, the pillow features a zip closure and includes a feather/down insert. Kevin O’Brien Studio, 215-923-6378,
Paisley Splendor This Suzani is from the Sari Wool Collection. Shown in fuchsia, it is made in Kashmir, India, with 100 percent wool and is offered in 6- by 9-, 8- by 10-, 9- by 12-, 10- by 14- and 12- by 15-foot sizes. F.J. Kashanian Rugs, 201-330-0072,



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