High Point Picks | Blue is Back

I just arrived back from High Point last night and in looking through some of my many photos from market, there was considerable confirmation that blue is back. While other colors are vying for attention too, blue, brass (or gold tones) and a good dose of clean white or ivory all made strong appearances, producing elegant and refined palettes. One of my favorite blue stories was created by Hable Textiles for Hickory Chair. A wonderful combination of textures and patterns, from graphic punch to flowing swirls resulted in a sophisticated versatile collection

Blue is back at Hable Textiles

The signature print is this marvelous marbleized pattern that is the perfect scale, working on everything from a small footstool (note the gold legs)

Blue for fall 2012 Hable textiles collection for Hickory Chair

to a tall spectacularly studded cabinet

Blue is a popular color at High Point market fall 2012

A variety of shades, all within the blue spectrum, make up this creative collection.

Blue textiles by Hable textiles for Hickory Chair's fall 2012 collection

And in another corner of the showroom crisp graphic navy and white transformed one of Suzanne Kassler‘s vignettes.

Blue and white by Suzanne Kassler at Hickory Chair at High Point fall 2012 market My sponsor this market, Drexel Heritage, offered this lively blue mix on their Sibilla sofa

blue colorway mix at Drexel Heritage

with coordinating pieces including this fun Manlio ottoman

Blue fabric ottoman at Drexel heritageWesley Hall has never been shy with color and this market offered an eclectic ode to blue upstairs in their market showroom.

Blue at Wesley Hall in their High Point showroom

And several of their pieces featured vibrant beautiful blue fabrics

Blue fabrics at Wesley Hall

Pearson had quite a few terrific small occasional pieces. Known for their mostly proprietary fabric selection, Pearson presented these benches and ottomans with the Moroccan details so popular lately in texturally plush blue fabrics.

Pearson bench in blue corduroy

Blue Pearson ottomans seen at High Point marketI always love stopping into Van Thiel. Their passion for old furniture and accessories is evident in their selection of antiques and amazingly authentic reproductions. Their selection of blue and white ceramics is perfect for the season’s color story.

Blue and white ceramics at Van Thiel at High Point market

We’ll visit Thibaut‘s charming furniture collection that they introduced earlier this year at another time, but I had to share this elegant vignette featuring custom bedding in their showroom.

blue and white custom bedding from Thibaut at High Point

In a crisp navy and white scheme, it’s easy to see why their lovely matelassé is one of their most popular fabrics.

Blue and white custom bedding from Thibaut

Award winning outdoor furniture designer Richard Frinier, about whom I have written before, showed a wide selection of his designs for Brown Jordan. In addition to his own timeless classics, I just love his reworking of Tadao Inouye’s original Kantan chair, now shown with navy straps and unlacquered brass. Richard reinvigorated it for the line with a new fabric he helped engineer with Sunbrella that has an incredibly comfortable elasticity.

Blue sunbrella fabric on Richard Frinier Kantan chair for Brown JordanAnd for this reintroduction he created a clever and sophisticated side table with sliding, reversible or removable tray top – so chic and elegant!

Blue Sunbrella fabric on Richard Frinier Kantan table for Brown Jordan

His Flex chair also looked sharp in the new navy Sunbrella webbing with a crisp white.

Blue Sunbrella webbing on Richard Frinier's Flex chair for Brown JordanBlue made a strong showing in decorative accessories as well including designer Lisa Kahn’s pretty new collection for Chelsea House.

Blue decorative accessories by Lisa Kahn for Chelsea House And lastly, I just had to include this shot of the ever fashion conscious Thom Filicia, whose new collection for Vanguard we’ll be visiting. His navy and white socks were just right for the theme.

Blue and white socks on designer Thom Filicia seen at High Point market

Do stop back soon as I’ll be reporting daily from High Point, D&D fall market and the tabletop show. There’s a lot of great design inspiration to share!

18 thoughts on “High Point Picks | Blue is Back

  1. I laughed out loud whenI saw the striped socks! Fun stuff!! Absolutely love the first bench with those graceful “gold” legs….hmmm…legs and socks – a theme… Can’t go wrong with b/w pottery. franki

  2. We’re always fans of the color blue and that marbelized fabric is fabulous! Will you be wearing the color du jour tonight? Looking forward to catching up!
    C + C

  3. Agreed, I was so happy to see lots of blues at High Point – especially in casegoods and lighting. Blue is my color, but it can be such a great complement to so many other colors. Nice to see a resurgence of navy, black can be to harsh. Navy has a crispness yet not too hard. XO- Lisa

  4. Finally a High Point color that we can actually use in our homes! Orange was ok but used very sparingly. My clients are very happy with navy or dark blue from wall color to wall units. At first they look a little concerned about how dark it may be but then see how beautiful it will make the room look – if done correctly of course. I like this hue! Nice post, thank you.

  5. Thank you for your wonderful post about the amazing Hable Construction sister’s and their exclusive fabrics for Hickory Chair! Blue is back … especially shades of indigo. Their American designed, woven and printed fabrics are so unique and special. We are proud to upholster them on anything available with upholstery options in just a few weeks from order! We hope you can visit us at our workroom in Hickory, NC this fall!

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