Find a babysitter and grab a friend! Come sample one of our signature cocktails (on the house), as you mingle with your favorite sales staff in Portland! 😉 And don’t forget about our fabulous door prizes and special guests! This year you can say hello to folks from Wildwood Oyster Co., Amphitrite Studio, and Annie Selke!
Jennifer, our Merchandise Manager, organizing her notes from High Point Market.
NOTIONS FROM HIGH POINT MARKET
ON THIS FALL’S TRENDS:
Here at Home Remedies we like the adage: “Out with trends… in with personality!”, but that doesn’t mean we don’t pay attention to trends at market! Rachel and I attend High Point Market twice a year to see what’s new with our current vendors, and to seek out new exciting home furnishings and other unique items you haven’t seen anywhere else. It’s inspiring and fun to focus on new trends, but if they don’t feel real, or like you in your home, they’re not going to work. What does your home say about you? Is it filled with classic pieces? Treasures from your travels?
This High Point market we noticed texture in nearly every showroom: pebble-like rugs, hand-carved wool rugs, smooth metals and overlays, wood grains that had been sandblasted to show even more detail and lots of woven pieces with caning and rattan. Texture seemed more prevalent than color, apart from any and every hue of green (the new neutral), jewel tone pops, and blush tones.
GREEN: THE NEW NEUTRAL
Lots of showrooms had painted walls of emerald, light green, and moody forest tones; so many variations of the color whenever you turned a corner, just like in nature. Green makes a beautiful backdrop, sofa fabric, or an accent piece to accompany all the gorgeous natural tones and textures.
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams showed new products at market, including several small accent chairs. They really hold their own with faceted backs and petite curves (as seen here), with a gem-like swivel and circular back tiny swivel. The chest we found at one of our favorite vendors was tall, and reminiscent of a sky scraper from the 1930’s. It was wonderful to see so many different shapes and styles that were pieces of useful sculpture for your room!
BLACK & WHITE
Classic, fresh, and current – we continue our love affair with black and white, as do many of our vendors.
Every showroom displayed furniture with performance fabrics. Performance fabrics are specifically designed to stand up to serious family wear and tear and still look great. This is not an entirely new concept, but fabric mills have invested in technologies that now produce these fabrics in a wide range of colors and textures that are as easy on the hand as they are on the eye.
Families these days seem to live fully in their entire home, rather than reserving certain special rooms for once-a-year gatherings. The same is true for our empty-nester clients, who may be downsizing into a city living condo and want durability, longevity, and no worry when the grandchildren visit. All this can be achieved through performance fabrics. Look for brand names like Crypton, Sunbrella, and Perennials, but really it’s about the fibers that make up these fabrics, not the names. We’ve got plenty of options to show you at Home Remedies!
THINGS TO DO AROUND TOWN:
Some of you may have noticed the classic clipping hanging in our bathroom at HR, which displays the many different hairdos of Prince over the years…
A HALLOWEEN TRIBUTE TO PRINCE
Rachel is a HUGE Prince fan! You might just catch her at this annual tribute show, put on by Dean Ford & the Beautiful Ones at the State Theatre! Doors at 8PM, show starts at 9PM!