Monday, December 18, 2017

Wishing you love and light this holiday season...

As we slow down to celebrate the joys of the season, we want to say thank you for making 2017 another wonderful year at The Antique & Design Center of High Point.  We are grateful for each one of you and we wish you a peaceful holiday and a joyous new year.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Antique & Design Center ~ Fall Market 2017 (Part 2)

 We love the juxtaposition of modernity and antiquity that our exhibitors bring to The Antique & Design Center each April and October.  It's all in the mix! 
Mark your calendar now for April 12-18, 2018.

Photos by the talented Stacey Van Berkel.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Antique & Design Center ~ Fall '17 Market ~ Part 1
We were so excited to have the รผber talented Stacey Van Berkel visit us on opening day of Fall High Point Market to capture some beautiful images.  Instead of sharing them all at once, I'm going to post about ten at a time so that you can really take them in without being overwhelmed.  Be sure to check back each week to see more and follow us on Instagram for more on the fly photos taken with our trusty iphones or re-posted from our dealers and friends.  
Thank you to each of our exhibitors that made this show a fantastic one and to all of you who visited.  There is no Antique & Design Center of High Point without you.

Images in the order that they appear include (1) Maxine Wolff Shapiro, (2,3) Brian Kelley Antiques, (4) Arcanum, (5) Maison de France, (6) The Silk Purse, (7) Vintage Fabric & Etc, (8) The Silk Purse, (9) Tusk Old World & Tracy Collins Designs, (10) Andrew Harley Antiques

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fall '17 Exhibitor Spotlight ~ Louis & Lavender

Louis & Lavender specializes in the fun and unusual as well as larger tables and case pieces which are difficult to find in the French antiques market. All of these antiques, both large and small, are carefully hand-selected in France, for their quality, character and history and have never been previously seen in any other markets. At The Antique & Design Center of High Point this Fall, these heirlooms will be unveiled for the first time, giving discerning designers an exciting first look and opportunity to secure special, one-of-kind pieces for their clients.

Jerry and Donna Allen, owners, are the quintessential Francophiles. They share a love for all things French, but especially antiques. For years, the couple loved scouring the corners of France in search of beautiful pieces for their personal enjoyment. Surrounded by family, during a relaxed outdoor meal in Provence, they decided to turn their hobby into a passion, to provide others with the joy of owning beautiful pieces of French history from such an amazing place.

Louis and Lavender is excited to bring you another season of phenomenal French antiques.  You are cordially invited to see their special collection at the Antique and Design Center of High Point in booths 30a-b and 16b on the Ground level, October 12-18 . Enjoy the preview here!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fall 17 Educational Events Announced!

Antiques Diva Early Bird Happy Hour Tour
Friday, October 13th, 4pm

You haven’t shopped High Point Antique & Design Center until you’ve done it Diva Style with Toma Clark Haines, CEO of the world’s largest antiques touring company The Antiques Diva & Co, which operates private buying tours in Europe, Asia and America.  An expert in Global Sourcing, The Antiques Diva takes you on a whirlwind tour teaching you the major antique periods and styles, giving hints and tips on identifying key characteristics and distinguishing period pieces from modern forgeries.  As she introduces you to her favorite dealers at the ADC she will share what's hot in antiques and what’s not - and how you can use this information to get the best prices on the best pieces.  Join this Tastemaker on an Early Bird Tour - but one word of warning… she wears stilettos, and she’s walks fast… so you better keep up.   No passport required. 

Sponsor of ADC Lecture Series and Recharge Lounge

Traditional Home editor, Tori Mellott leads our panel of influencers in a candid discussion geared to help designers uplevel their marketing efforts. Join blogger, author, designer, and social media expert, Justina Blakeney, alongside author and stylist Anne Sage as they talk about their approach to scoring press, the importance of having great project photography, and practical tips on improving your social media game, especially Instagram. A don’t-miss discussion, even for the seasoned designer. This panel will help you stand out in a crowded marketplace while staying authentic to your design philosophy. 


As the demand for vintage furniture explodes, designers look to understand what styles, makers, and pieces are standout and client-worthy. Vintage experts, Chairish, share their analysis and insights on what’s selling, where, and why. The discussion will be lead by Noel Fahden, Chairish VP of Merchandising, and Marisa Marcantonio, Director of Trade Relations, who will discuss the results from Chairish’s newest trend report and designer survey. Designers interested in better understanding vintage style trends will want to attend this panel. Noel and Marisa’s info will help arm design pros with key information to help them source great vintage finds for their clients. 


Join Domino Magazine Editor-in-Chief Jessica Romm Perez and Chairish’s Mugs Buckley as they lead a lively group of top interior designers, including Charlotte Lucas, Josh Greene of Hernandez Greene, Angie Hranowsky, Tharon Anderson, Sarah Bartholomew, and Julia Buckingham as we play a raucous round of Love It or Hate It. This spirited and irreverent game gives a spontaneous yay or nay on top design trends: sunburst mirrors, banana leaf wallpaper, gallery walls – are they in, out, or somewhere in between? We’ll have some laughs while listening to industry thought leaders dish and diss design. Don’t miss the hilarity. 


Award-winning interior designer, author and renowned podcaster, James Swan and Chairish’s Mugs Buckley will share don’t-miss tips on how designers can share their story, design POV and experiences through podcasting and Instagram Stories. Learn how to get started, ways to create memorable content, how best to promote your content, and the pitfalls to avoid.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Between Markets these dealers never stop...

We love to keep up with our exhibitors and friends between shows so we checked in this summer at Atlanta Market to visit with quite a few of them that set up and sell there too. Unlike during High Point Market, it was great to be able to take the time to stop and chat instead of running around like a chicken with my head cut off. :) -Amanda
Mayfair Antiques  I loved this Library art.  Libraries used to have art collections that they would check out so that people that couldn't afford a real art collection could temporarily hang something beautiful in their home. What a wonderful idea.  Art for everybody! Who knew?!?!
McDonough Fine Art with her beautiful collection of antique prints and works on paper.
Sandy Luther Antiques & Architecturals with her signature gilty pleasures.
lots of sold tags in B Kelley Antiques space (per the usual:))

Gorgeousness from Delray and Associates
Sweet details at A. Vincent Antiques
Details Details at Delray & Associates
Great art and more at Matheson's Fine Art and Antiques
Loft Antiques, I would call classic with a bit of edginess. 
Kenny Ball Antiques beautiful blue and white dishes in a fabulous chinoiserie piece.
Gorgeous fragments from Maison de France Antiques
Trilogy Antiques (not our dealer but I loved his space!  Maybe he could be convinced to join us in the future. :))
Gillian Bryce shows in High Point at 214 Modern Vintage and we got to visit with her and Susie Quillin of MiNTY (an ADC dealer) since Susie was helping her out that day.  Love both of these ladies!
Sam at Lucky Fish Gallery helping a customer.
Craig Ringstad and Don Fields Antiques
In love with these intaglios on a pink background from A. Vincent Antiques
Old and Proud - Karen Berryman with her beautiful European delights.
Tusk Old World is always a show favorite.
LR Antiques surprises with this fun pop of yellow and red!
 Excited to welcome The Lamp Lady of Atlanta to the show this coming Fall!
Tracy Collins's Fortuny pillow collection had already been whittled down when I arrived.  Empty shelves and sold tags abound.
 We hope they all had a great show in Atlanta and we'll share more of our travels soon!  There is Brimfield and Vegas and more!