I’ve been absent from the blogging world for a few weeks- life is just busy and it’s going to get even busier. The garden and the lawn need constant attention, several decorating projects are in the works, and my own painting needs to be addressed….. Why does it seem that there is never enough time?! I was lucky to get my taxes mailed out on April 14th!
I’m also getting ready to go to the International Home Furnishings Market in North Carolina this weekend! Can’t wait to see all the new introductions to the lines we carry, as well as to look for new companies that can serve our needs. It’s so much fun to search the many buildings and showrooms for inspiration. Tiring, yes- but still a lot of fun! The photos below were pulled from the market directory.
I’m liking the lamp- the industrial look is still a hot item for this market.
These two colors were high up on the Pantone color list. So bright and happy! Don’t you like the company name?
This company looks to have some cool pillows, so it’s definitely on my list as a must-see. Interhall takes up the entire lower level of the main building and houses so many innovative companies. My plan is to see this floor on the first day, instead of waiting for the end of the trip, as I usually do. Never hurts to change up a routine!
Even though we don’t carry the line, Tara Shaw’s space is another space I always stop to see.
Market Square is always a great source for companies that carry accessories.
Well, I know the diet will surely get blown this weekend- nearly every showroom has food and drinks, including the hard stuff. Many of the larger companies even serve a full breakfast and lunch.
There is even a complimentary Happy Hour in the hallways starting around 5 PM.
We always schedule our lunchtime appointments around the companies who have the best food! What does that say about our eating habits? There is one accessory company that hires a catering company from Texas for some good ol’ barbeque. We’ll be eating lunch there on Saturday. LOL See ya when I get back. Hope I don’t weigh in 10 pounds heavier when I return!