Thursday, April 7, 2011

Better Together..Market Part 1

I went to High Point for the purpose of finding new sources, a goal that was well exceeded. Market was great!!! While I did find new sources which I am really excited about, the best part was actually something else. The most gratifying and beneficial aspect was time spent with peers/friends, I did not realize how much I needed it. This industry at times can be hard and draining and sometimes you need a little jump start...some new inspiration to get you excited again. I found that in Camila, Lauren and Traci (not pictured sadly, don't know how we didn't get a picture). It is so refreshing to spend time with others going through what you are, knowing exactly how you feel. Talking to all of them was such a breath of fresh air. Isn't it amazing how you can feel like you have known someone forever?
I am a big believer in time spent with mentors and peers. Right now is a big transition time for me and every conversation I have had over the past few months with someone from either group has really been a blessing. I am so thankful to have such a great support system to call on for advice and camaraderie.
So onto Market- well, I thought I would have more time to go through pictures but I ran out of time so I will give you a preview and show you much, much more tomorrow. I can tell you that among the trends we saw were- large art, fun prints on upholstery, leather in every color and.....peacock- the color and actual bird.
We were shocked by this since it feels like peacock (both types) came and went but apparently they are here for a while. The festive birds/the color were EVERYWHERE. Alright, time to get going, more to come tomorrow.

17 comments:

Emily A. Clark said...

Ugh, how I would've loved to have been there w/ you all! Maybe next year! I agree--it's so refreshing to be around other people who are as obsessed with all of this stuff as I am.

Hope to see you soon!,
Emily

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

Love those big graphic prints! And that peacock chair :) Glad y'all had fun!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

I'm so glad you had a great time and yes, how not to with so many wonderful people around you, right?

You're looking so pretty, Marianne.

Have a wonderful day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

The Marshes said...

thanks for the preview- can't wait to see more!

Karena said...

Marianne, I can see you all had a great time!!

So glad thatt the peacock blue is everywhere! I have it on my entry & office walls!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Camila@effortless-style.com said...

Lovely post! I agree meeting up with other designers and my close friends was the best part of market.

I totally look like death in that picture with Lauren, but what I can I say. I was up since 6am, traveling, etc and that was around 10pm. So don't worry people I totally looked more put together every other day. :)

paula said...

yay! so happy you had a great time.

Robyn said...

I love the peacock blue trend. Haute House had a beautiful sofa a couple of years ago with a gorgeous peacock on it. I think Neiman Marcus sells a version of it now. Not as great as the one in the design showroom, but still interesting.

Robyn said...

Here's the link to the Haute House peacock sofa:

http://www.haute-house.com/product_detail.php?id=1158&cID=_1-3-

designchic said...

So fun to spend time with those that have similar interest...wonderful photos!!

Simple Dwellings said...

How wonderful- looks like a great time. It is great to be around peers and friends that share the same interests! So fun!

Traci said...

I have a really cute pix of you, Camila and me on my camera - I'll send it! xoxo!!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

So glad you had a great time.

Danielle said...

could you be any cuter preggo??

Kellie Collis said...

Lovely shops! Enjoy the gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

Lauren said...

Really had the best time with you girls!!!, lets pick a date!! Will posT my funny pic as soon as I get a breather!! Xoxoxox

Stephanie Sabbe said...

I spy a Forever 21 "maternity" dress! I have the same dress. I pretty much have not shopped anywhere else for the past 9 months:)