.The furniture market was such a whirlwind trip last week that I only manage to pull out my camera a few times.
I had planned on showing you fun and inspirational things in the accessory lines, but hobbling around on sore feet, getting from one showroom to the next turned out to be the
number one thing on my mind! When your feet hurt, your entire body aches!
Come next year’s spring market- I WILL be wearing comfy, flat shoes!
Most of the color schemes I saw for upholstery goods were neutrals. Off-whites and grays accented with colorful pillows and throws.
A lot of manufacturers used contrast welting for a more finished, tailored look.
I certainly loved this handsome blue trim and the Ikat print pillows on the sofa.
I made myself at home in these extraordinarily comfortable chairs. Every time the rep would stop and give us a pitch, I’d find a comfortable place to sit down and rest my feet.
Why stand when I can take a load off?
I’m actually thinking of ordering one of these chairs as an accent chair for the newly furnished great room.
Here’s another neutral sofa. It’s paired with a large checked chair and a brightly colored upholstered ottoman.
Gray was still really a hot color!
This leather chair with nickel nail heads was just gorgeous. It could easily lend itself to a contemporary or a transitional room.
I liked the embossed pattern in the leather because it adds so much more interest than a plain finish.
This lamp just cracked me up! Although I like the base, the height of the shade is just a tad (?) too tall, wouldn’t you say?
This showroom had some of the most colorful case goods. Check out the metal top and the ginormous legs on this table,
as well as that chippy white buffet.
I loved the statement these 15 mirrors made on this wall. It’s a look could easily be duplicated very frugally.
Tara Shaw’s space was a feast for the eyes once again. The chandeliers were absolutely gorgeous, as was the entire line of furnishings.
And check out this circular staircase! Yes…. it was a piece that could be ordered.
Here’s a look that many of you will recognize. It’s a replication of a treadle base on an old style sewing machine.
Wouldn’t the pattern on this chair make a great wall stencil?
I have a few more photos that still need to be edited. They’ll make part two of the market post soon.
Today will be my day to put my feet up and relax. I don’t know why I have such issues with my tootsies!
Two days ago, I stubbed my big toe on one of the flagstones in the backyard and it really got jammed up.
I immediately iced it, but the toe and the entire top of my foot swelled up and turned black and blue, nonetheless.
At least I didn’t get double whammied and have this happen to the foot that has multiple blisters on it from all that market walking!