Illuminating High Point Market
My first visit to High Point Market was an overwhelming and wonderful experience. The sheer volume of exhibitors and their wares was amazing! I want to share just a few examples of the beautiful lighting I discovered while at Market.
My favorite lighting company is Circa Lighting, based in Savannah, Georgia. If you aren’t familiar with them, be sure to visit their website to see some of the most impressive designs in lighting today. Their beautiful High Point showrooms did not disappoint. I quickly spotted the Vendome Triple Sconce, designed by the endlessly talented Thomas O’Brien, and ordered it in a hand-rubbed antique brass finish for an upcoming design project. I will use these sconces to create a gracious, warm welcome in an entryway.
As an admitted bookworm, I am a sucker for library lighting, and Circa Lighting is the undisputed champ in this arena. My pick: their Dean 24″ Picture Light designed by Alexa Hampton. This handsome fellow will add elegance to any home library or gallery wall. I will be using these Alexa Hampton lights in my own residential design work, and will share the results when they are complete. Don’t you and your beloved books deserve the best? Of course you do!
Another Circa Lighting sconce that caught my eye was the lovely Strie Wall Sconce by designer Sandy Chapman. The Strie sconce is both stunning and unique, with its minimal design and exquisite texture. Sandy Chapman’s design is an instant classic, and would be at home in many different settings, from modern to traditional. I could literally stare at this sconce for an abnormal amount of time–thank goodness I am in the right line of work!
One of the most exciting discoveries for me at High Point was Currey & Company, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. I had only been familiar with their beautiful chandeliers before my visit. Their showroom an unbelievable feast for the senses! Dotted throughout were beautiful one of a kind ottomans upholstered in gorgeous antique fabric. I even found a chaise covered in this same fabric to rest for a moment–High Point is apparently a marathon, not a sprint!
Currey & Company’s spectacular lighting offerings made it difficult to pick favorites. I fell for this whimsical stacked turtle table lamp, appropriately dubbed the Whimsy Lamp. This would be wonderful in a child’s room, as it brings on the fun without being overtly juvenile or saccharine. Don’t let the lack of color and detail in my iPhone photo fool you–this is a very striking lamp with a pleasing antique crackle finish–it’s a real keeper! I have three sons, and I predict a pair of these lamps will find their way into one of their rooms.
Now for something completely different–Currey & Co.’s Serena Sconce, a dazzling creation of aqua glass balls that would add sparkle to any room. This sconce is offered either hardwired or with a plug, making it versatile as well as beautiful. The Serena collection also includes large and small scale coordinating chandeliers. I love the modern twist on the classical shape of this Serena sconce. As a lover of historic homes (and the proud owner of an 1890 Victorian), this clever riff on the classics appeals to me greatly.
One of the greatest highlights of Market for me was discovering the Bunny Williams Beeline Home collection. I have been a fan of All Things Bunny for a very long time, and seeing her in person at High Point was a thrill. What a design rock star! Her entire line of lighting is worth swooning over–first up, the Brush Stroke Lamp in blue. A modern take on the Chinese ceramics we all love, this classic double-gourd lamp is a true treasure. It must be seen in person to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship–after all, this is a Bunny Williams lamp!
My next favorite is the BeeLine Home Turquoise Lamp–the perfect choice when looking for that often hard to find oversized table lamp. But this one isn’t just large in scale, it is also abundantly beautiful due to its luminous layered glazes and subtle tone-on-tone pattern. I want one. Strike that–Every home needs one!
You can view the entire line of BeeLine Home lighting here. Be sure to view the whole collection–it is gorgeous with a capital B–for Bunny!
Hope you enjoyed these highlights from my illuminating first trip to High Point Market! To learn more about Market, please visit their website here. It’s definitely worth the trip!
Thanks for visiting–
Katie Kelly McCormack