Saturday, October 6, 2018

Exhibitor Spotlight - Vintage Persian Rugs by Jubin Tavakol

Vintage Persian Rugs is a founding exhibitor at the Antique & Design Center and has been showing with us since our very first show in the Fall of 2010.

As a direct importer, Vintage Persian Rugs is the source for the highest quality antique and new decorative rugs. Our knowledge, deep connections and attention to customers has created long-lasting relationships throughout the interior design and collector worlds. Today, fine rugs are appreciated for their fine quality of weave, beautiful colors and artistic pattern. We are proud to offer one of the best selections of mid-century stress dyed rugs in the Southeast.

Jubin Tavakol has been providing clients in the U.S. with the finest quality antique and decorative rugs for over 18 years.

Straight out of high school, Jubin moved to the U.S. and settled in San Francisco to pursue his education in accounting and his MBA in Finance. He built a successful career working for a major Wall Street firm in mortgage-backed securities. Meanwhile, he harbored a growing passion for the art form of antique hand woven rugs and textiles.

In 2001 he opened Vintage Persian Rugs, with the philosophy of offering an extensive collection of heirloom-quality carpets at reasonable prices, along with first-class customer service.

Over the years Jubin has developed a loyal clientele among top designers and homeowners alike, who consistently return for his expertise and advice. He is well known for the time he takes to educate his clients who often, as he puts it, “catch his contagious enthusiasm for rugs that give life to a room.”


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Exhibitor Spotlight - MAPSandART


For fine original artwork on paper, stop by the MAPSandART booth at The Antique & Design Center of High Point this Fall. Fresh from a buying trip in Europe this summer, George Ferrari-Gonzalez and Katia Baizan of MAPSandART have gathered a vast collection of pieces for you to browse, ranging from unique modern art series and charcoal drawings, to charming watercolor landscapes and botanical prints. We look forward to seeing you in Booth #25! For more information and to browse our online collection, please visit or contact us at
You can also follow them on instagram at

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Exhibitor Spotlight - Huff Harrington Home

We are so excited to welcome Huff Harrington back to the Antique & Design Center this Fall and can't wait to see the crunchy antiques and modern art they have curated just for you! 

What happens when two committed Francophiles, art lovers and design junkies get together over a bottle of red wine? A fine art gallery with a little je ne sais quoi is born, followed a few years later by its home furnishings and décor sibling.

The first member of the family was Huff Harrington Fine Art, our little gallery located on a cute and quiet street in Atlanta’s busy Buckhead neighborhood. Over the years, we found that our taste in art struck a chord with our clients and we enjoyed every minute of helping them begin or expand their collections with art from the emerging and established artists we represent as well as the French artists with whom we work. We also found that art was just part of the equation and that our clients wanted help with the rest of their home furnishings.

So, when we got to thinking about expanding our gallery business, the perfect evolution was a home furnishings boutique where we could indulge ourselves in our other love: design and décor. And, of course, all things French—and all the things we love. Our vision for this home furnishings store is now a reality, and we’re thrilled with our light and airy space on one of the nicest streets in town. And of course our love of all things French and fun has taken us to many trips to France. So a natural extension of our business and passion is to offer personally hosted trips to Paris and Provence, for buying, shopping, sightseeing and all the accoutrements that make up our adventures in France. We do these trips as often as we possibly can!

ANN HUFF (right) is our very own go-to expert on all things Francais. She was raised in Geneva, lived in France and speaks flawless French. She adores anything Louis and knows the Paris flea markets like the back of her hand. We also call her our advertising and marketing whiz (talents honed in her other life with a 20-year career in New York and Boston). She’s armed with a B.A. in Art History from Swarthmore College and her art career got started when she began selling original French art from her Atlanta home—which happily led to Huff Harrington Fine Art. She loves classical music but her ring tone is Coldplay. And, it’s no surprise that her perfect day is browsing Paris galleries and flea markets… which she now loves to share with others on our trips to France. She’s married to Bill and has two twenty-something daughters.

MEG HARRINGTON (left) grew up with a suitcase in one hand and a passport in the other. Being dragged to art museums all over the world may have seemed like torture as a kid, but it planted the seeds for a love of art that grew into Huff Harrington Fine Art. A degree in French from Stetson University led to public relations work in New York and Palm Beach. Several years after landing in Atlanta, a chance meeting with Ann led to Huff Harrington Fine Art. Her love of fine furnishings and décor (especially the happy marriage between crunchy antiques and modern art) is fueled by the endless home magazines that she devours in her little bit of spare time. She loves all the Frenchy stuff—as well as food, wine, books, fireplaces and long quiet afternoons by the pool. She’s married to Scott and has two teenaged daughters.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Fall 2018 Events Announced!

Antique & Design Center

Fall 18 Events


A Wallpaper Revolution 

with artisan wallpaper maker Amy Mills and expert installer Katie Hunt 

Saturday, October 13


Wallpaper is back with a vengeance! Or did it ever leave? Join an enlightening discussion with Amy Mills of Paper Mills, maker of hand block printed and hand painted custom wallpaper and Katie Hunt, expert professional installer featured on several HGTV series including Property Brothers and Holmes & Holmes. Learn about collaborating with a custom wallpaper artisan to create one-of-a-kind, show-stopping wallpaper designs for your clients, along with tips and a demonstration on how to achieve impeccable wallpaper installations, perfectly smooth with virtually no visible seams. You won’t want to miss the reveal of a very special wallpaper created by Paper Mills just for the A&DC this Fall, & expertly hung by Katie's Wallpaper Installation.

Seeking Sanctuary with Ray Booth & Kathryn Scott 

Saturday, October 13


Join AD100 top designer Ray Booth of McAlpine House and award-winning artist and designer Kathryn Scott of Kathryn Scott Design Studio for a glass of bubbly and an intimate conversation about the potential of design to evoke emotion and create serenity and harmony. They will be discussing how they seek sanctuary in their own homes, what choices they gravitate toward and how they live. A book signing and reception will follow of “Evocative Interiors” by Ray Booth and “Creating Beauty: Interiors” by Kathryn Scott

Happy Hour at Antique & Design Center

Daily 4-7pm

Make the last few hours of the day the best, with a taste of Whiskey made right here in North Carolina, compliments of Troy & Sons Distillers, to accompany your Happy Hour shopping at The Antique & Design Center.

A Weekend Bubbly Brunch at Antique & Design Center

Saturday and Sunday


Enjoy a glass of bubbly with biscuits and other southern brunch favorites as you begin your day of treasure hunting at the Antique & Design Center on Ground level of Historic Market Square. You won’t want to miss a single square inch of soul nourishing goodness.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Welcoming Ferro Designs this Fall!

This Fall, October 11-17, the Antique & Design Center of High Point will welcome several new dealers along with all of your returning favorites. We will be highlighting them here over the coming week and we begin today with new exhibitor Ferro Designs, specializing in iron lighting and furniture crafted from antique & architectural elements.  

Ferro Designs opened in 2001, but you could say that it truly began years earlier when Mark Morrison was just a kid in Redondo Beach, California. Growing up with an artist for a mom, Mark wanted to follow in her footsteps and study art after high school.  Doubting he could support a family with an art degree, he put that dream on hold and became an engineer instead.  

Fast forward twenty years and Mark got to use his creative side once again when he and his wife Robbie designed a new home for their growing family. As they priced out home furnishings he began to think, “I can do that!”,  and with the artist inside him awakened, he began making things. 

Since that time, Ferro Designs has grown from a metal building beside the Morrison home, to a full shop in a 1940s-era industrial building, where robust iron lighting, furniture, and curtain rods are designed and crafted by hand, many incorporating salvaged antique architectural pieces from around the world, each with a story.    

A new process or design is always in the works, keeping Mark’s offerings fresh and appealing, a perfect addition to the Antique & Design Center of High Point! Ferro Designs is open to the trade, by appointment in Tullahoma, Tennessee, between Nashville and Chattanooga. Visit for details.

You can't miss them in space G-69 of the newest section of The Antique & Design Center, right up the steps from Salon.  In the meantime be sure to follow them on instagram as they prepare for a fabulous Fall Market in High Point.