The Fall Design Event at International Market Square last Thrusday was a great treat–some of today’s hottest fashions for your home were showcased! The day was full of new and innovative products to inspire great design. Presentations ranged from fabrics, to furnishings, to flooring and everything in between.
A few of my days highlights included:
– Barclay Butera, an Interior Designer and product stylists for Kravet fabrics and rugs. He talked to us about his designs and about doing what you love! Check out this link to get a taste of who he is and the fabrics he has designed for Kravet: http://www.kravet.com/htmlPages/fabric_collections_htm/bbutera.htm
– Leather floorsdistributed by Torlys flooring. Yes, leather is not just for shoes anymore! Torlys have developed a system for installing leather floor tiles and planks similar to the way laminate floors are being installed. They are beautiful and offer a range of design options as you can mix your materials. The flexibility to design with all leather, leather and cork, or a mixture of leathers to create your own unique texture and look. The leather and cork are very green products as they are made entirely from what would normally go to the landfill! To view samples of this exciting new product check out the link below: http://torlys.com/Leather/LeatherPlank/tabid/501/Default.aspx
– Century Furniture Industriesvery own, Eric Schenk Senior VP and COO, ripped apart a chair for us! Yes, Upholstery from the Inside Out: This presentation, which included the deconstruction of a fully upholstered chair to highlight the amount of care and quality of materials that go into each piece of Century Upholstery. I was able to take photos during this presentation and have included them below. I hope that this will give you a good understanding of quality upholstery and the costs associated with it.
I’ve been using Century upholstery for years knowing it’s quality and great fashion sense, but it’s nice to be reminded. Check out their website: www.centuryfurniture.com they offer more than upholstery. It’s apparent this family owned company takes care and pride in all the furnishings they construct in North Carolina, and it was fun to see them showcase it during this demonstration.
– Hair-On-Hide Area Rugs was one of the last presentations that stands out for me and was showcased at the Holly Hunt showroom. These hair-on-hide area rugs, designed and constructed by Kyle Bunting in Texas! Yeah, USA! I know what you are thinking, the typical cow hide rugs that have come into fashion and are shaped like the beast–No, these are glamorous and beautiful art for the floor or wall. Custom designed just for you–any shape, any size, any pattern, and fully repairable! Check out Kyle’s website: www.kylebunting.com for a view of this unique product.