High Point Picks | Luxe Neutrals

While color is still going strong at High Point, there was also a resurgence of luxe neutrals in ivory, black and gold. One of my favorite new pieces at market was this butler’s table from Baker‘s Lexicon collection. A modern reference to 19th century Patent Furniture (so called because the designs were patented as new inventions for their technological ingenuity), it is a clever convertible piece, perfect for places where space is at a premium.

Luxurious lack lacquer butler's table

Fully open, it serves as an elegant console or buffet. In luxurious black lacquer with beautiful brass detailing, it is a timeless piece that would have been right at home in Nick and Nora’s Fifth Avenue abode.

Black lacquer Baker Lexicon butler's table“Paying homage to the origins of Modern theory,” the Lexicon collection is all about craftsmanship, a sophisticated urban scale and luxurious finishes. While I prefer the lacquered version you can see with folded-up walnut version how it reverts to a classic small server, the legs stored in a compact bag.

Baker Lexicon butler's table in walnut

Another luxurious black and gold piece at Baker is this Michael S Smith Voltaire Server. With elegant retro lines, it is a useful occasional piece that would add a touch of glam to any room.

Luxe black and gold Michael S Smith server

Thomas Pheasant’s Athens Lounge Chair, presented in a new ivory lacquer with brass fittings, is a luxurious modern ode to the Klismos. You can read about Pheasant’s journey creating the piece on the Baker blog here. I loved the tonal pairing with the taupe suede.

Luxe Ivory lacquer and brass Thomas Pheasant Athens Chair for Baker

Laura Kirar’s Syro (below left) and Lur (below right) sconces for Baker are understated yet glamorous in brass and gold – the perfect size for a powder room or hall.

Luxe gold and brass sconces for Baker

I also loved Thomas O’Brien’s new one or two armed Vivan Sconces for Visual Comfort. A nod to the 30’s with modern appeal, these would be lovely bedside, in a bath or formal dining room.

Luxe Gold sconces by Thomas O'Brien for Visual Comfort

It’s all about the materials and simple elegant lines with Currey’s gold leaf Delano coffee table with ivory marble top.

Luxe gold leaf Currey and Co Delano coffee table

And the Delano étagères offer a little jewelry-like elegance with their useful versatility

Gold Delano etageres by Currey and Company

Drexel Heritage‘s sumptuous Salutation Writing Desk, which Style Spotter friend Traci Zeller liked as well, is incredibly elegant.

Luxe ivory writing deskWith a subtle arch for extra legroom, beautiful hardware, feminine legs and fantastic leather detailing, this piece would add timeless style to any office.

Ivory Drexel Heritage Salutation Desk details

Alexa Hampton’s new Alice Desk for Hickory Chair in ivory Beeswing Primavera veneer with handsome brass hardware is a classic workspace exercise in form meeting function. What look like 6 small drawers on either side are actually single doors revealing handy storage – a great way to articulate luxe detailing.

Ivory Alexa Hampton Alice desk for Hickory Chair

An ivory standout was this chic Pearson Parchment coffee table. With clean modern lines and a luxe mix of materials, this piece could bridge any number of styles.

Luxe ivory Pearson Parchment coffee table

Mrs. Howard’s new collection for Sherrill includes this classic Paris cocktail table. In light cream vellum, the ivory palette lets the pretty shape shine.

Ivory Paris cocktail table by Mrs. Howard for Sherrill

These Century Monarch Barlow tables in ivory with graphic gold inline are a versatile variation on a nesting group. Don’t miss the metal detailing on the feet – it’s a great touch.

Ivory and gold Century Monarch Barlow Nesting tables

Century Grand Tour also included the simple yet elegant ivory Parchment side table, on the left, with lovely tapered legs and seaming details. While intended as a night stand, Drexel Heritage’s ivory Viage, on right, could also function as a side table with storage bonus.

Ivory side tables from Century and Drexel Heritage

I couldn’t resist including a couple more drinks tables. In sculptural forms, they are like adding gold earrings to a room –  Arteriors Home‘s Zeb Corrugated Antique Brass Accent table on the left and Century’s Grand Tour Chairside Table on the right.

Luxe gold drinks tables

So for those who are looking for a serene, elegant palette or a little neutral luxury to add to the mix, there are some great choices coming your way via High Point market.

12 thoughts on “High Point Picks | Luxe Neutrals

  1. Sorry to have missed you! I caught Lynn over at Hickory Chair, did you attend any events? I had to get home, so I sadly missed Rizzoli. Its always fun to see everyone else’s impressions. I was actually in Currey everyday, so I can’t believe I didn’t run into you.

  2. Stacey,
    You must have been in design heaven! So many of these pieces feel fresh! Especially love the Visual Comfort sconces, the desk designed by Alexa Hampton and the coffee table by Mrs. Howard! Winners!!!

    ~ e

  3. I never met a neutral I didn’t like, Stacey. You brought us such a beautiful grouping here. I think the Alice desk has to be my favorite – although admittedly if it lived at my house, it would probably end up piled with stuff like my current desk! Happy Weekend.

  4. Stacey it is so fun to see it through your eyes. You have chosen so many beautiful, sophisticated pieces. Love the black with a touch of gold and glad to see brass coming back in such a classic way.

  5. I love the Bake piece that folds out into a buffet. Really clever and useful. I would love to have one of those for parties. I love things that have more than one purpose. Have a great weekend.

  6. The white leather desk is awesome. I am looking for something very similar to this for a dressing table. I don’t think the leather would be very practical to use every day with make up. Can you help me with locating something like I just described?

    Thanks, Becky

    Sedgefield/Greensboro Area

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