Color was the name of the game in many of the showrooms at the International Home Furnishings Market in North Carolina last week, and orange was no exception to the bright palette that showed up in accessories and furniture, alike.
In one accessory showroom, an entire corner of the room was dedicated to the color orange. It showed up in bamboo porcelain vases that were lined up in a row and intermittently accented with red roses. The contemporary glass tray in front of them was accented with brown, black, and gold.
This buffet is accented with giant glass decanters filled with colored water and anchored by two over-sized vases of decorated with Koi fish. The light blonde wood of the furniture contrasts beautifully against the lively, orange painted wall. I love the recessed round mirror centered within the square frame.
These individual vases if varying heights were hung on the wall and filled with miniature carrot sticks and tall floral stems. Branches of leaf-stripped greenery were woven in and out of the vases to add textural interest. What a fun statement they made on the wall- I think I counted at least 40 of them!
Designers used a variety of creative fillers for the clear glassware. This jar is filled with one of my favorite snacks- crispy cheese-flavored puff balls. There is no way I could possibly set them out because I would be nibbling them every time I passed by the jar. I think you know what I did to those Halloween candy corn displays in my cloche. They’re almost all gone!
I loved the large modern lamp that was displayed in this orange vignette. I found the large shade to be reminiscent of the over-sized lampshades from the sixties. I think a pair of them could make a bold statement in a room filled with just the right furniture.
This furniture showroom used a variety of bright colors, including orange, to create a colorful display of their chairs.
Attending the market gives dealers and designers such a great opportunity to see where the industry is taking its trends. We had a lucrative buying trip, even though we only spent a short time there. We visited some of the store’s existing vendors to see their market introductions, but we also found some new and exciting accessory lines, as well. Now we just have to wait for them to be shipped into the store over the course of the next few months.
I’ll be showing more pictures of things we ordered in future posts, Including the items I want for my great room and sunroom. I am thrilled that I was able to find exactly the right furnishings for both rooms! I just need to bring home some fabric samples to see how well they coordinate with the wall colors and the lighting.
And speaking of colors….. Here are a few shots I took on our drive home. The leaf colors were intense and vivid but these pictures, taken from a moving a vehicle, simply don’t do justice to Mother Nature’s fall splendor. So use your imagination…