Nothing in the interior design business represents a “return to life as we know it” quite like a good old-fashioned trade show. Held bi-annually in North Carolina, the High Point Market is universally respected as one of our industry’s premier events and provides so many of our domestic manufacturers the opportunity to showcase their latest and greatest products.
Our homes have played a critical role throughout the last year – protecting us, nurturing us, and keeping us safe amidst mass disruption, fear and chaos. It should come as no surprise that the vast majority of Americans are highly motivated to invest their hard-earned dollars to improve the family home. The home improvement industry is robust, to say the least.
The Outdoors are In!
Consumers are fueling new opportunities in outdoor furnishings – outdoor spaces have come into their own as legitimate “rooms” in the American home. And justifiably so. Spending time outdoors is not only good for our body but good for our mind and spirit as well! Luxury outdoor spaces are in high demand from spring through fall. The pandemic catalyzed the already trending desire to make outdoor spaces an extension of our designed interior environments – and if the last year taught us anything, it's that making a great home space is time and money well spent.
As the exterior space becomes the extension of our interior spaces, we are decorating our patios and terraces to look more like our interiors with comfortable furnishings, fun pillows and area rugs. An especially captivating trend we have seen from High Point Market is the introduction of high-end outdoor lighting in the form of weatherproof chandeliers, pendants and lamps. Many of the industry’s best-known names in lighting have added this category to their lines. Some of it is so beautiful that one would want to take it inside as well!
Here are some of our outdoor lighting highlights from the Summer High Point Market:
McKenna Outdoor Chandelier by Summer Classics: This chic chandelier crafted from natural resin will be a statement-making fixture wherever its placed. With its beachy, boho vibe, the McKenna chandelier fits comfortably in lakeside or beachfront settings but is equally at home with casual farmhouse or lodge decor. Its weather-resistant construction makes it a natural for covered porch and deck use.
Brunswick Outdoor Pendant Drum by Palecek: Powder coated metal frame hand-woven with heathered charcoal grey all-weather synthetic rope. This pendant comes with a matte black finished chain and canopy hanging kit. The socket is enclosed in a glass globe for protection from water making it suitable for outdoor use in a wet location.
Polaris Outdoor 4-Light Pendant by Hubbardton Forge: New for 2021, the Polaris Outdoor Collection includes everything needed for outdoor living. This 4-Light Pendant features perpendicular aluminum bars that suspend 4 glass shades, each with an inner rectangular mesh tube that surrounds the lighting element. Ideal for lounge or dining areas.
Globe Portable Lamp by Design Within Reach: Waterproof, shockproof, cordless, and rechargeable, the Globe Portable LED Lamp redefines how we think about light. Suited for use practically anywhere, it has three modes to choose from: static in white, red, blue, or green; dynamic with unlimited colors changing automatically; and candle effect – how romantic!
Malta Outdoor Lamp Tall by Palecek: Powder coated metal frame hand-woven with charcoal all-weather synthetic rope. This luxe lamp comes with an average 15” cord. Perfect for outdoor use in wet location.
In Feng Shui, we emphasize the importance of great lighting in our living and workspaces. Doing the same in our outdoor living spaces is an essential next step, especially when balance and energy are more challenging to maintain.
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