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    Bedding: New for Fall ’16

    Pine Cone Hill Alanya bedding

    Wonder what the best-dressed beds will be wearing this fall? Design themes run the gamut, from Indian and Moroccan prints to classic menswear and antique European lace-and-jacquard reproductions. Here’s our roundup of new and important collections:

    Atlanta Market: Retail Meets Design

    Bliss Studio Stag Leg table

    "Retail Meets Design” was an apt theme for the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, July 12-19, where top designers and retailers turned out in large numbers to scout new ideas and must-have merchandise for the fall and holiday selling season. Illustrating the theme were room vignettes created by some of the Southeast’s top design-oriented retailers.

    Seaworthy Style

    Chart a fresh design course with nautical themes and cool blues and greens.

    Hot in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

    The 31st HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the seventh HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair were presented concurrently April 20-23. These two fairs, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), attracted more than 2,400 exhibitors from 32 countries and regions to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.

    Spring High Point Market Recap

    Hooker Auberose bed

    While there were some buyers and sellers who boycotted High Point Market, April 16-20, in protest of North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (the controversial Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act that bans individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex, and gives the state the right to pass nondiscrimination legislation that preempts local ordinances), the spring event took place without significant disruption.

    Color: Beet It

    Taking root: Home accents done up in vibrant hues.

    Linen and Wood Pillows

    Deborah Main linen and wood pillows

    "Pillow Goddess" Deborah Main made her High Point debut this spring in a display for Universal Furniture created by celebrity designer Kelli Ellis. The American-made linen pillows feature vintage French trim with wood that's been hand-turned by Jeff Hornung of The Walnut Log, also handcrafted in the United States. Main is best known for meticulously handmade pillows incorporating textiles and embellishments of bygone eras, updated for a contemporary aesthetic.

    HKTDC: Textiles, Houseware Fairs

    Hong Kong Textiles Fair

    The Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair and the Hong Kong Houseware Fair, concurrent events to be held April 20-23 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, will deliver a cross-category shopping experience that ranges from bedding and bath to tabletop and textiles.

    Organic Cotton Duvet

    Company C Prism organic cotton duvet

    The Prism duvet from Company C is made from 100 percent organic cotton sateen. Shown in Platinum, it is also available in Capri Blue, Driftwood and Willow.

    Color: Light Effects

    Green-cast blues and shimmery metallic effects cast a hypnotic spell.

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