Design is a high point in my day. I’m inspired by beautiful settings. It’s always a bit surprising to me when people aren’t. And there are people that are NOT inspired by beautiful settings. It’s as if they can’t see it at all. They are foreigners to me. I recently had to take a personality test. It said I liked aesthetically pleasing work environments. This doesn’t shock any that knows me. Though if you were to take a gander at the state that my office is often in, you might wonder. A story for another time.
High Point, South Carolina is a place I’ve never been and were it not for the International Interiors Market that takes place there twice annually, I probably would never have known of it’s existence. More than 100 countries are represented, more than 75,000 people attend to peruse 1.5M Square feet of show space. I get dizzy just thinking about it. It occurred to me that it could be this cold that seems to have lasted 3 months, and has a tenacity that is getting the better of me. Silly right? It’s definitely the idea of having access to so many amazing designers, products and furnishings all in one place. I’d just load up on cough medicine and Red Bull, and be on my way.
Though I wasn’t able to attend, and I am currently on a buying hiatus – also a story for another time. I have been watching Instagram blow up with jaw dropping photos of all the new finds, and lines that the showcase had to offer.
I feel a pang that has nothing to do with the cold, and everything to do with jealousy. I’m consoling myself with the reality that so many of the offerings are never going to be in my budget, and that’s ok. They can still provide inspiration, and that is just what they have done. I hope that you feel the same way.
Take a look. Next showcase is in October in the event High Point is destined to become….well the “high point” of your Fall.