ORC Spring 2024 Week 3 | High Point Furniture Market Days

High Point Market...here I come!!

For the last seven One Room Challenges that I participated in, it has coincided with the fall & spring High Point Furniture Markets! How lucky is that? And I have used it to my advantage to the hill. I wonder if Linda Weinstein, the founder of the ORC, took that into consideration upon creating the events. None the less, it turns out to be a wonderful event with a really supportive community of designers, do-it-yourselfers, and enthusiasts each time! I am very grateful to be a part of it all. This time, Apartment Therapy is the media sponsor!

While it is not geared to the Kitchen & Bath industries exclusively, many of those spaces today, have blended over nicely where furnishings, decor, lighting, accents pieces, and window treatments can be sourced quite readily and mixed in for an eclectic environment. With the MyMarket app in hand I could very easily maneuver my way around the particular showrooms I planned out to visit. YES! and all in a day!! While I have access to many of the showrooms off season, there is a plentitude of showroom offerings year-round as well.

Market Is So Sweet!

I always begin my Market ventures at the Historic Market Square. Originally the Tomlinson Chair manufacturing company complex, upon entering, I am always greeted by hewn heritage pine pillars and knotty pine wood floors. I always reminisce of an era gone by when factory workers kept busy at work behind the original small glass windowpanes of a brick constructed factory.

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This week, I was able to order custom window treatments for my dining room! They are of an Eco fabric that is soft to the hand, and have a good weight, along with sheers, that I think will blend nicely. Rhonda DeGraaf, the owner, at RT Dressings always is so knowledgeable regarding her inventories and an expert in crafting beautiful windows. And it's always so much fun to work along with her!

Let's take a peek at some of the different fabric choices I was considering-

I have decided, and for now you will just have to wait and see which one I ultimately chose! If you never had custom windows in your home, it is one design luxury that I highly recommend for your home, and I can certainly help with your selections. With an in-home appointment I'll be sure bring some of latest fabric swatches! As an investment, my years of experience can greatly add value to your home. By now you can get a sense of my earthy palette I prefer in my own home. Take some time to carefully think about your style too! Does anything catch your eye here:

Service Please!

In my hunt for a particular kind of server/buffet/cabinet, they were too numerous to just fall in love with only one! In relinquishing my vintage China cabinet, I am aiming for one that provides a little storage on the bottom and open shelving for display on the top. I was back and forth with glass doors or not but would consider either.

Here are some models that are under consideration:

Since I own a vast collection of decorative accesssories at my home, I would love to be able display them either on glass shelves under lighting or open shelving within reach. There is sooo many to choose from.

Also, enclosed shelving would come in handy as well, for that passed down China flatware! It will be hard to accomplish with some space constraints in an open dining layout. But here is where I'll work that magic!!

What's in Store Ahead...

By the end of the week, I should have most of the furniture pieces that are getting stored in the garage (or prepped for sale) out of the dining room area. What's ahead will be a fresh coat of paint and decorative trim for the walls. Since the dining table and antique server are remaining, they will need to be covered and worked around. It won't be much of a bother, and I will be getting some exercise in to boot :)

Check back next week on the Blog to see progress and perhaps more of my shopping ventures in High Point!

I am already getting very excited in anticipation of a newly transformed dining space that I will be able to enjoy delicious meals and interesting conversations in.  I think it will be the room I enjoy the most! Care to join me??

...from the light of my home to yours,

* Deb *


Janet Lorusso said…
Love the drapery fabric choices Deb! For me I would, hand down, pick the first one because I cannot resist an embroidered linen, but really, you can't go wrong with any of these! Looking forward to seeing what you chose!
DebSoChic said…
They are all such beautiful fabrics...it was a tough choice indeed!!