Update from High Point 2010 Spring Furniture Market

Home Stager with Carolina Spaces, LLC www.CarolinaSpaces.com SCRE# 57248, NCRE# 246229

Can you say, "Glam!?"  Wow, what eye candy at High Point yesterday!  Glad to see mirrored furniture is still showing.  I saw a lot of that.  It's tough to transport, but I do have some pieces I use in staging.  Sorry to say that microfiber was not shown.  I saw one dining room set with chairs in microfiber - the salesman commented that it was last year's model.  Microfiber has been replaced by velvet.  I've been purchasing market samples for years and I noticed velvet was popping up last year.  I do have 2 velvet glam sofas I purchased last year that I love to use for staging. 

Here's a photo of Ty Pennington from ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition and me at High Point.

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Joan Inglis. Accredited Staging Professional Master



Comments (6)

Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

It's a good thing I don't live closer or my pocketbook would be way lighter.  I would be in my element at those furniture shows.  I find much of my stuff for staging at HomeGoods.  It's like digging for treasure.

Apr 20, 2010 02:27 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Sorry to hear that microfiber is on it's way out...it's so much more practical than velvet.  Thanks for the update Joan. 

Apr 20, 2010 02:59 AM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Velvet for staging is not so practical-micro fiber is such a dream!! I hear white wash finish is making a comeback, did you see it there??? How fun for you to meet TY!!   

Apr 20, 2010 04:48 PM
Joan Inglis, Master Accredited Staging Professional
Carolina Spaces, LLC www.CarolinaSpaces.com - Charlotte, NC
Home Staging, Model Merchandising, Interior Design

I personally don't have a problem using velvet because my items just sit there unused in vacant properties.  Velvets are a lot lighter with a shorter nap than they used to be. 

Yes, the washed finish was there - but it's called "river wash" and it looks like gray driftwood.  It's acutally very beautiful and some pieces were also rubbed in areas with different colors of paint.  I wasn't allowed to take pictures in all of the showrooms or there was one river wash chest I would've captured.  It was fabulous!

Apr 20, 2010 09:55 PM
Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

Joan,  Thanks for keeping us up-to-date. 

 I don't think any of the rental companies have velvet, may be I can invest in some velvet covered pillows.      

Apr 23, 2010 02:33 AM