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Blog: Early Spring in High Point

AF Lighting Candice Olson

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Cool, rainy weather did not damper yesterday’s High Point Market as showrooms were busy and introductions and events were plentiful. AF Lighting debuted Candice Olson Loft, a line that offers Olson’s designs at a lower price point than the company’s signature line with the designer. The new line “still has her point ofMore »

Blog: Color, Natural Materials Headline High Point Market

Bob Mackie Kas

HIGH POINT, N.C.–Now in its fourth day, High Point Market continues to see several themes within the area rug category. Introductions using metallics or shine were seen, as well as ones incorporating natural or recycled materials or handcrafted looks. Color remains a strong focus, and many introductions have vibrant hues. Orian’s Overdyed line included severalMore »

Rugs | High Point Highlights | April 2014

Foreign Accents

Saturated colors, exploded florals, distressed designs—it’s all part of the lineup of introductions at this month’s High Point Market.  Here’s a preview of what will be seen.—Andrea Lillo CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE

New Recipe for Success

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By Allison Zisko A recent spate of license agreements between housewares companies and food-related media outlets indicate the tide is turning toward foodie interests, in addition to celebrity chefs. At the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago last month, TTU launched its Epicurious.com collection, while Gorham unveiled its Food & Wine program. In addition,More »

Rugs | Very Vegas | Feb 2014

In Company C’s Cool Collectibles collection, Sumiko was inspired by porcelain vases found in the Far East. The artful vessels are scaled-up and showcased in a pastel palette for a modern style. companyc.com

The industry heads to the desert for the first time this year, as the Las Vegas Market gets underway. From dark hues to light ones, solid colors to strong patterns, area rug introductions will give attendees a lot to peruse at market. Here are a few that will be seen there.—Andrea Lillo CLICK ON IMAGESMore »

New Rugs for the New Year | Jan 2014

Animal prints are among the themes in Oriental Weavers’ new licensed collections with Tommy Bahama. owrugs.com

The weather may be cold and wintery, but the introductions in the area rug category will be hot at the Atlanta International Area Rug Show. New products will exhibit every hue imaginable, and at every price point. The consumer has a lot to look forward to this year.—Andrea Lillo CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE

Blog: From Donny to Downton, a Grumpy Cat to “Cliff”: Celebrity Happenings in Atlanta

GrumpyCat_mat

The new year kicked off in Atlanta last week—and the International Gift & Home Furnishings Market itself had plenty of celebrity buzz. Music icon Donny Osmond and his wife Debbie talked to HFN about purple socks, Weird Al Yankovic—and Donny Osmond’s new home collection. Having launched products with 11 manufacturing partners in Atlanta—from floor fansMore »

Furniture & Lighting | Lighting Up the New Year | Jan 2014

Corbett Lighting’s Bliss has dramatic features such as imported Brazilian rock crystals, smoked crystal medallions, and nickel and crystal link tassels. corbettlighting.com

The lighting and home decor industry heads to Dallas this month for the first Dallas International Lighting Market and Dallas Total Home & Gift Market of 2014. Introductions showcase clean lines, a mix of materials—from wood to crystal to metal— and more use of such technology as LED. It’s all about making each item aMore »