One of my favorite "Style Spotter" finds: Alexa Hampton for Hickory Chair
At this week's High Point market, I had the honor and pleasure of being an official "Style Spotter" (I also "spotted" in Fall 2012). Each market, a group of bloggers, editors and designers are asked to do a design treasure hunt throughout the whole market for great pieces to share on Pinterest. This year, there were nine of us on the hunt, which means over 200 "best in show" pieces for you to discover...
Armed with a stack of "Style Spotter" cards and my trusty iPhone with favorite photo apps installed, my job was to get out there and find between 15 and 25 great things from the showrooms, record each with a quick pic, give the showroom a card to mark the "spotted" item and then pin it to a special Pinterest board.
Multiply that same process by 9 pinners, and voila, an almost instant "Market Report" emerges, a real time design-lovers guide to the show. While it's a huge treat to actually DO the Style Spotting, I find that I enjoy looking through the complete pinboards almost as much - so great to see the diversity of the personal picks, the ones you loved too, as well as those you might have missed due to the hectic pace and limited time at market. On that note, please dive in and enjoy!
The Fall 2013 Style Spotters' boards:
Style Spotter: Janel Laban of Apartment Therapy
Style Spotter: Gretchen Aubuchon of Fashion + Decor
Style Spotter: Tobi Fairley of Tobi Fairley & Associates
Style Spotter: Lisa Ferguson of Decor Mentor
Style Spotter: Shay Geyer of IBB Design
Style Spotter: Lisa Mende of Lisa Mende Design
Style Spotter: Stacy Naquin of Stacy Naquin Interiors
Style Spotter: Michelle Jennings Wiebe of StudioM
Style Spotter: Traci Zeller of Traci Zeller Design
Check out the boards for a look at what we all loved, pin away if you like, and be sure to check out all of our High Point coverage, found right here.
(Images: Janel Laban)