With High Point Market happening this month, I thought I might share with you a few moodboards this Monday I created, featuring one of the market week premier showrooms, located in the 200 Steele Building at the Hamilton-Wrenn District called John-Richard. The John-Richard Collection is a family owned and operated luxury home furnishings  manufacturer, with its corporate office located in Greenwood, Mississippi. JR primarily focuses their merchandise assortment to a more high-end, traditional clients, which is fantastic for luxury residential designers as well as commercial designers. Since 2013, many of the designs featured in the John-Richard Collection are designed by Mark McDowell, when they first introduced this designer line. Consumers who would be interested in this luxury lifestyle brand can find John-Richard home furnishings at retailers such as Horchow, Nieman Marcus, and even right here in North Carolina at the family owned Furnitureland South - the worlds largest furniture store. Below are four vignettes I created with the John-Richard Collection, featuring some of the leading trends happening now in the home decor & interior design industry:

 Wardrobe - Dressing Room - Merging Fashion & Decor

 Black + Gold - Abstracts & Animal Prints

 Garden Style & Asian Influences

 Mixing Antique & Modern Looks

All John-Richard pieces featured on my above style statement boards can be found on the John-Richard Pinterest board I created called 

Each season, close to a 1000 new items are introduced to the John-Richard collection from all categories offered. These designs are influenced by the world around us...richness found in exotic cities, architecture from off the beaten path bistros or the color of a blouse worn on a city bus. The inspirations are boundless, and the products are timeless.

I first learned of the John-Richard Collection when I wrote about them for Leslie Hendrix Wood, as they were her blog sponsor for Fall HPMKT last year, and my first thought was that they were extremely traditional. A few months afterwards, I was able to tour their showroom for myself, during this past Spring market when I wrote for them as a HPMKT sponsored blogger, and i was pleasantly surprised to see a mix of transitional, modern, and traditional home furnishings. In addition to writing for them, I also shared some of their fine furnishings via my social channels: Facebook, Twitter, G+, Flickr, Instagram and even Pinterest. You can view all of these previous posts listed below:

HPMKT Fall - Fashion & Decor pairings for Hadley Court

HPMKT Spring - Showroom Tour, Showroom Shoutouts, Market Trends

The 200 Steele Building - High Point’s premier building for luxury home furnishings, located in the Hamilton-Wrenn District
John-Richard Showroom
 200 Steele Street, Suite 1
High Point, North Carolina 27260

Fall High Point Market happening October 17 - 22

 If you're heading to High Point this Fall, be sure to stop by the John-Richard Showroom, which also turned into one of the Spring favorite showrooms to tour by the Style Spotters!

Thanks for stopping by,

Metrolina Antique & Vintage Market - Charlotte

They say when life gives you a rainy day, go play in the puddles, so it's no surprise that rain or shine, the Metrolina Antiques Festival will be going on this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina! Since half of the fun of treasure hunting at an antiques & vintage market is never knowing what you'll find, which is fun to do, the other half is taking home your new found treasure, and sharing its story with your friends in your home. If you're in North Carolina, and you're up for some treasure hunting this weekend, hunting through hundreds of vendors in a 98,000 sq. ft. space, that's exactly what you can do at Metrolina. Thursday was set up day, a day when many of the rare finds are usually the first to go, but this show will be running through Sunday -- and here's a little tip: bargains too may be found on the last day too (less for people to pack up if they sell it to you!) -- along with Free Appraisals happening Saturday from 11am - 3pm!

 (Only 10 mins from uptown Charlotte!)
Open Thurs. Oct. 1 thru Sunday Oct. 4
 9am - 5pm - Thursday - Saturday -- 10am - 4pm Sunday

7100 Statesville Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina
(704) 714-7909

For additional dates, prices and info, visit their websit at:
 Here is a peek at some of the gems, collectibles, and treasures you can find...

 vintage jewelry for an outfit...

 vintage jewelry for a room...

(these would be so charming in a dressing room, hallway, or powder room!)

architectural details, such as doors, columns, windows, and concrete garden sculptures...

love the look & charm of painted furniture? here it is already done for you...

and unlike some other antique & vintage shows, this one includes more inside tented areas, giving vendors & attendees more of a protected area to shop in should the rains come...

loving these chests - great for a guest room, bedroom, or a foyer...

 the holidays are coming, and so too are family and times to entertain...

 hand painted tole tray for you, vintage snow skies for him (man cave), and a vintage sled for a holiday entry...

 industrial globes - great for a kitchen island, stairway, or family-room...

 rustic wooden trough bowls - great for an autumn / winter centerpiece...
paintings from florals, to oceans to abstracts...

vintage, brass statement lighting...

 steampunk-style industrial design prints...

 crocs and pottery...

 coins!! (don't tell my hubs!!)

The Metrolina Antique and Vintage Market features the East coast’s largest open-air market, with more than 3,000 outdoor exhibit spaces offering a vast selection of one-of-a-kind items at unbelievable prices. It's been Charlotte's home for antiques for nearly 50 years. From this aerial shot below, you can see just how large the campus is - so wear comfortable shoes, and bring at least one tote - if not a wagon - for your treasures!

Hope Hurricane Joaquin holds out and doesn't throw any storm-bands our way. This looks like a great show to attend, and the weather also has cooled down to be crisp fall air! And don't forget: food trucks will also be on the premises, to full your treasure hunting fire!

Loving this time of year! September was still warm, and much of the month, most people were still inside - getting their homes ready for Fall. Now it's time to spend some time outdoors. What a great way to Welcome October - the heart of the Fall season - treasure hunting at an antiques festival!

Thanks for stopping by!

note: all market photos from Metrolina - Facebook

Follow Fall High Point Market With the Style Spotters

Soon it will be time for designers, buyers, and the media to descend once again on the furniture capital of the USA, located right here in North Carolina - in an historic town called High Point! October will bring a slue of vendors and manufacturers to prep their showrooms and prepare to host soirees to swoon interior designers, buyers, and bloggers -- to buy and feature their showroom products in upcoming design projects, blog posts, social media sharing, and shops. Along with all the perfectly presented showrooms will be several engaging seminars, communicating and sharing design & retail business tips plus industry trends. The market trends will be featured and highlighted by this years High Point Authority's selected Style Spotters - and new this Fall season: the inaugural HPMKT Design Blogger Tour. Both groups, predominantly the Style Spotters, will be sharing their finds in real-time via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, plus they will share products and showroom tours more in depth via blog posts.

Straight from #HPMKT! It's the 2015 Style Spotters!

The High Point Market’s Style Spotters are home fashion trendsetters that showcase the top trends at Market. Touring High Point’s showrooms, the Style Spotters post and curate their favorite 25 trends of note to special boards via Pinterest - you can view and repin here.

By clicking here: How To Follow the High Point Market Style Spotters you can read the post I wrote earlier this year for Hadley Court Interior Design blog - whose editor, Leslie Hendrix Wood, is one of this year's Style Spotters! You can also learn more about what trends they are spotting at market, which really helps retailers for example, at these additional posts:

Find Out What High Point Market’s Style Spotters Are Excited to See

And visit the High Point Market Style Spotter 'hub' for additional information + RSVP to additional Style Spotter events, such as Style Spotters Live and Trend Tour...

Along with the style spotters + bloggers, attendees will pack up their comfy & stylish shoes along with their favorite tote, camera, umbrella, and a little sweater or wrap to take part in the interior & furniture design industry's "fashion week" known as High Point Market. Even if you're not going to High Point (aka HPMKT), you can still follow along these social media channels:


This Fall Market will be my second market, but first for Fall - You can view my trend tracking and first hpmkt experience at my previous post:  

 White & Gold - highly polished, hammered, patina-ed - brass and gilded metal accents on white upholstered pieces and case-goods.

 Greek Key details - for furniture molding, mirror details, chair backs, stools, and upholstery...

Will blue still reign supreme? or will another color rule the roost? Stay tuned to the Style Spotters for more market trends and updates! And for additional information about Market Week - to register + view events, visit their site at highpointmarket.org

Thanks for visiting, and hope to see you during Fall Market week!


Back in Phoenix, I enjoyed visiting the gang at Sweet Salvage, a chippy-chic, rustic fun antiques & vintage collectibles monthly pop-up shop, and occasionally, I would also attend the Junk In the Trunk Show - a bi-annual Vintage Market in Scottsdale. But here in North Carolina, when it comes to a vintage market event, I head to the Liberty Antiques Festival - which happens rain or shine! Unfortunately, it's rained rather than shined both times I've gone (back in April for Spring and this weekend for Fall) - but the die-hard antique collectors and pickers still attend... with galoshes, raincoats, canes and a buggy - (a few key Carolina wardrobe items I may needs to invest in!)

 The Liberty Antiques Festival is held just twice a year, with 400 dealers from more than 25 states, that pack a 100-acre farm near downtown Liberty, North Carolina. It's an adventure to dig through the past to find today's treasures from early American primitive decorative arts consisting of: 18th to 20th century furniture, paintings, pottery, glass, clocks, toys, military items, advertising memorabilia, decoys, jewelry, quilts, folk art - truckloads of antiques and collectibles, most all "in the rough." Here's a peek at some of what I was able to go through yesterday, along with my trooper of a husband Jeff...
As in Arizona, touring these charming rustic events can be a wonderful source of inspiration. The pic on the left was one of my fave vignette moments...

And although some vendors may be a bit 'grumpy' (as was this vendor above) most of the people are happy to share their back stories to many of the items they've collected to sell...

You can also be inspired by some of the vintage palettes like this lovely shade of green shown above...

This medium Greek Key concrete planter (on the right) I actually scored back in the Spring - and now I shifted it from the back deck to the front stoop for fall (pics to come!!) -- but they still had some others at the festival this Fall...

Not kidding when I said rain or shine!!

Below is a "birds'eye view" (click here for video) from the Liberty Antiques Festival, just this past Spring 2015 (but on Friday, which was also the last day of HPMKT)


 The north-east may have Brimfield, but the Liberty Antiques Festival here in North Carolina has been voted the Best Antiques Show in the Mid-Atlantic Region and it has drawn even famous Hollywood celebrities such as Julia Roberts and Bruce Willis! (read more about Liberty, NC here)

 And it's not that far of a drive from the Triad, Raleigh, or Charlotte...

 Liberty Antiques Festival info:
September 25 & 26 2015 
& Upcoming Spring Festival Dates: April 29 & 30, 2016
Location: Pike Family Farm - 2855 Pikes Farm Rd, Staley, NC
Event Hours: 8 am to 5 pm, Friday & Saturday
Admission: $7, Adults; children under 12 free
Parking: Free
Food & Beverages are also available - great for lunch!
Thanks for stopping by --
and if you're in town, today or next Spring, give this antiques festival a try!


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