Gabby’s 2016 Spring High Point Market Wrapup

Gabby's 2016 Spring High Point Market

2016 Spring High Point Market | Gabby IHFC W-168 on Wrenn Street

This Spring High Point Market has been a wonderful and rewarding time to see old friends, meet new people and learn from the top interior design thought leaders. Located at IHFC W-168, the Gabby private entrance on Wrenn Street continues to be a great landmark for clients to be able to find us, as well as a convenient drop off point. But most importantly, it allows us to stay open a little bit late to shop, party and have a cocktail. We’re a little smaller, so we work harder for you. Here’s the intel we gathered while putting in late nights:

Gabby showroom

Many manufacturers introduced higher end, whole-home furniture collections, as well as smaller micro collections. There were more niche-specific designs as manufacturers are beginning to find their originality and voice again as they recover from the recession. Mid-century modern and French designs dominated the market with trends including exotic wood veneers, antiqued gold and silver highlights. We saw distressed finishes, larger scale items and furniture like standing desks to be used for longer periods of time. Fabrics that stood out looked of hand made quality like batik, ikat or navajo patterns.

A new generation of Southern designers are making a big splash to redefine Southern style in a fresh way.

Gabby 2016 Spring High Point Market | Thibaut wallpaper

Here’s how Gabby’s new products fit in…we introduced

  • lightweight concrete in accent tables and lamps
  • cut blocks of alabaster that was backlit with a alluring glow,
  • mother of pearl and shell
  • new, bright gold leaf finishes
  • unique ways to hold lamp shades like hanging or resting in a tri-pod structure
  • multifunctional pieces for scalable entertaining (several new c-tables).
  • explorations mixing vintage and contemporary, traditional with a twist while staying simply sophisticated.

Gabby new products for 2016 Spring High Point Market

Our completely revamped showroom featured more walls to break up the space, a vastly improved bar, and office for easier order taking. Wallpapers from Thibaut and new floor treatments showed our furniture and lighting with style.  New products dominated our best sellers lists, letting us know that we’re on the right track.
Thibaut wallpaper with Gabby copy

In evocative Gabby style, we entertained with a personable party called the “Midas Mixer”. Check photos out on Instagram and Facebook: #BeBoldGoGold #HPmkt. Entertaining our guests was DJ Gabby Gold and a bird taming, flame throwing magician.

Magician with cards2

Bird on statue | GABBY HPmkt

A fully renovated and fully stocked bar quenched our thirsts. Gold themed subtleties that surrounded were delectable Ferrero Rocher® , gold chocolates, gold balloons, gold beaded necklaces, and “Be Bold” face stickers that went surprisingly fast. Everyone stayed late, street entrance and all.

Brynn Olson at 2016 Spring High Point Market

Several thought leaders came to visit.  To view photos on our Pinterest account,  click here.

Brynn Olsen style spotter Spring High Point

Happy Birthday and thank you to the talented Brynn Olson Design Group for style spotting our new Hazel Chest, and for touring our showroom!

Stay tuned for photos of the new product from market. A preview will be in Home Accents Today in our “Best of Market” ad.

Here are some Gabby classics that sold well at market:

Penelope Dining Chair: GoldVerona Dining Chair | Custom ChoiceVivian Counter Stool | Custom ChoiceSmith Wicker Arm ChairSarah ChestCedric Side TableBettie LanternPandora ChestKatrina ChandelierJolene Side TableCafe Chair | Custom ChoiceClay ChandelierAllen ChandelierAmelia ChandelierJules Chest

Shown Above: Penelope Dining Chair: GoldVerona Dining ChairVivian Counter StoolSmith Wicker Arm ChairSarah ChestCedric Side TableRosalyn ChestBettie LanternPandora ChestKatrina ChandelierJolene Side TableCafe ChairClay ChandelierAllen ChandelierAmelia ChandelierJules Chest

 

To view photos on GABBY’s Pinterest account,  click here.

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