Show Preview - October 2012

Carolina Comfort
By Wanda Jankowski

New options on display in bedding, area rugs and home accents in High Point, NC, during October’s Market Week

High Point Market Week, Oct. 13 to 18, 2012, presents attendees with a comfortingly wide array of fresh resources, including those featured here through p. 34 in area rugs, fashion bedding and home accents. In addition, below are highlights of social, awards and educational activities planned during Market:

  • The new Ambassador Program is a joint venture between the High Point Market Authority and the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau created to provide assistance to attendees in finding exhibitors, products, restaurants and other local services. Four “ambassadors,” who are actors and staff from the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, will be ready to help you, equipped with ipads, dressed in costumes highlighting the Market’s “Fashion Focus” marketing theme and positioned in high-traffic areas.
  • The Stars Under the Stars Program kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 13 with the Carolina Crafted tasting menu from six North Carolina breweries and three barbecue craftsmen. Rock legend Rick Springfield appears at Center Stage on Sunday, Oct. 14 with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Food and drink are available to Market attendees with a current Market pass and photo ID.
  • The WithIt Education Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 a.m. in the IHFC Green Wing, 11th floor, sponsored by IHFC, features a presentation on “Bootstrapping Your Brand in a Challenged Economy,” with speakers Angelo Surmelis, angelo:HOME and Kathy Ireland, Kathy Ireland Worldwide, and moderated by Julia Rosien, president of WithIt. The event requires an RSVP with Leigh Chastain,
  • As part of the Market’s “Fashion Focus” marketing campaign, which highlighted the link between fashion and home design, a Fashion Focus Award has been added to the High Point Market’s Showroom Design Competition. It will go to the exhibitor that uses fashion elements in showroom display most creatively. The winners of all the design competition awards are announced on Oct. 15 at 8:45 a.m. in the High Point Theatre.

Please visit as well as for more information on social events, educational seminars and other activities at High Point Market.

Pillow Parade On the oak-framed Chaise Lounge, upholstered with linen and fitted with casters, are pillows from these collections (left to right, top row first): embroidered Ashbury in polyester, Eva’s Fleurs de Jardin in polyester felt, the cotton Jamilla in a Jamawar design with Kantha stitches, embroidered Chamblay in 90 percent cotton/10 percent polyester, Melrose pleated polyester felt, and the Open Weave Design on Burlap in 100 percent jute. Saro Trading Co., 800-662-7276,
Colorful Collage Pillows designed by Shalini Kakar feature splashes of bright color, sparkling jewels and fabrics that range from cotton, cotton-linens, velvets and silk to jute and leather. Embellishment techniques include embroideries, hand weaves and other traditional processes to produce designs that complement the contemporary lifestyle. Design Accents LLC, 201-660-2446,
A Hit With Hipsters The brightly colored water gun is printed on a pillow shaped to mimic the toy’s silhouette. T. Lockman LLC, 404-748-1018,

Jeweled Decor The Jeweled Nail and Rosette Board from D’Kei features an array of cased jewels set as either upholstery nails or button/rosettes. More than 500 combinations can be created mixing and matching the variety of finishes and stone colors. D’Kei Inc., 800-535-3534,
Rustic Charm The Shepherd’s Check, made with 100 percent washed linen, is a rustic-style bed linen rendered in earthy colors. Available as duvet covers and pillowcases, it can be combined with colors from the Santiago, Vence and Napoli Vintage Plaids Collections. Libeco Home, 212-764-6644,
Traditional Elegance The Penelope Paisley pattern is offered as an 18- by 90-inch table runner, shawl or bed-scarf. The pattern is also available in fabric yardage and custom drapery panels. Emdee International, 770-457-5450,
Floral Bouquets The flower-filled Mille Fossette rug is available in sand (shown) and blue. Liora Manné, 212-989-2732,
Emerald Leaves The Westlake all-cotton ensemble, from the Barclay Butera licensing partnership with Eastern Accents, features a leafy emerald design printed on ivory. Eastern Accents, 800-397-4556,
Bedding That Rocks! The Mood Rocking Bed, made with brushed steel and walnut, can be used indoors and outdoors. Also featured are the company’s popular bamboo bedding in hemp, copper and sable. Home Source International, Inc., 404-682-9820,
Casual Elegance Of Linen The Jon-L washable white linen duvet is shown with the Emily washable quilted white linen coverlet and Euro shams. Completing the bed are Jon-L solid navy Euro and standard shams in navy linen, the Louie throw in navy linen with white linen appliqué and the Gypsy bolster in navy linen with silver print and silver beading. A finishing touch is the Olivia draperies in navy linen with white appliqué. Lili Alessandra, 210-534-6800,
Honeycomb Burnout Renegade is a new addition to Softline’s sheer collection. The honeycomb burnout pattern creates a sleek, modern look and unique shadowing when light shines through it. It is available in five colors as ready-made curtains or fabric by the bolt. Softline Home Fashions, 800-701-4220,
Two-Faced Versatility Shaded Sunshine, a flat weave made with 100 percent llama wool and hand-woven by Peruvian weavers, is part of the expanding Peruvian Collection. The double-woven rug is hand-dyed with high-quality Swiss dyes. The double facing makes it a “summer/winter” reversible rug, with a different design on each side. Shaded Sunshine is available in standard sizes with seamless widths from 26-inch runners up to 12 feet wide. The color palette offers almost 90 choices and designs can be customized. AMS Imports, 866-267-0012,
Intricate Elegance From the Camden Collection, this 100 percent wool, hand-tufted rug is made in India. It is offered in six sizes, including an 8-foot round. Rizzy Home, 706-602-8857,
Chevron Chic The Centennial Collection offers rugs hooked and hand-tufted in India with 100 percent wool in vibrantly colored transitional designs. Two new colorways are introduced that reflect the look of suzani fabrics. Surya, 877-275-7847,
Mansion Spendor This rug is from the company's new Newport Mansions Collection designed in conjunction with The Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, RI. Shown in the Chateau gold colorway, the rug is hand tufted with 100 percent premium wool in a dense weave. Kalaty Rug Corporation , 800-255-7847,
Urban Chic A new addition to the HGTV HOME Flooring by Shaw Collection, the Intrigue Collection includes rugs made in the U.S. woven from Shaw’s EverTouch® recyclable nylon. Intrigue rugs reflect the vibrancy of Mediterranean cultures in a dimensional color palette brought to life through Shaw’s new ombré dyeing technique. Grand Milano, shown in blue and also offered in brown and gold, features overlapping chevrons. Shaw Living, 800-282-7429,
Iconic Ikat The Kasbah Collection of machine-woven, space-dyed nylon rugs juxtapose deep indigo blue and cool gray with pops of tangerine, mustard and ivory. Patterns drawn from abstract art looks, tiled motifs and modern tribal elements complete the global feel. Oriental Weavers USA, Inc., 800-832-8020,
Master Craftsmen The Delhi Collection, made in India with 100 percent wool, features striking contemporary designs hand-tufted and hand-carved by master craftsmen. Momeni, 800-536-6778,
Rug Redux Marsielle, shown in cream, is from the Ecconox Collection. It is hooked and tufted with recycled polyester into a two-color illustrative design. The Rug Market, 800-422-4354,
Floral & Geometric Juxtaposed The Anastasia Collection showcases a 600-thread-count Italian cotton woven jacquard. It includes an all-over large floral pattern, solid sateen with a floral border and an all-over small geometric pattern. The large floral duvet cover reverses to the geometric pattern. The dust ruffles are all-over small geometric patterned. The flat sheet and pillowcases have a solid body with a patterned cuff. The machine washable ensemble is offered in natural/charcoal. Home Treasures Inc. 713-937-7716,
Tribal Simplicity The African-inspired patterns of the Mambasa Collection hand-knotted in pure bamboo silk are the newest additions to the Feizy Fine Collections. The contemporary patterns project a subtle shimmer and embody a soft hand. Feizy Rugs, 800-779-0877,
Wondrous Waves The Festival Collection, designed by Karen Harris, features contemporary designs made with hand-tufted Favriel™. The pattern shown from the collection pairs chocolate brown with waves of sky blue. Foreign Accents, 505-797-1515,
Popular Patchwork The Arts and Crafts rug from the Versailles Collection is machine woven in eight colors using blending and drop-stitch techniques to create rich designs that work in transitional or traditional environments. Sizes offered range from scatter to room size. Kas Oriental Rugs, 800-967-4254,

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