07 June 2012

tvilum (high point market sponsor)

after posting about high point market the other day, now i can't stop thinking about how much i can't wait to go back in october, and how much i'm looking forward to seeing all these fantastic people again:
market kick-off dinner at the dee-lish bin33 restaurant in downtown greensboro-  from the top, moi, chemmine taylor smith, high point market authority; jaime derringer, design milk; scot meacham wood, the adventures of tartanscot; katie amour, matchbook magazine; jill seidner, material girls, and marisa marcantonio, stylebeat.

moi and cassandra lavalle of coco + kelley and ashlina kaposta of the decorista, having a late night snack at proximity hotel, the unofficial afterhours of high point market.
moi and katie armour of matchbook magazine

moi avec crystal gentilello of rue magazine and ashlina from the decorista at 220 elm
but before i can get excited about october market, i need to finish up coverage of april...

my second high point sponsor was tvilum, yet another member of the danish furniture mafia in the 220 elm building.  tvilum specializes in offering  quality-made furniture with contemporary european styling at a value price point (translation: they are tres affordable but you wouldn't know it by looking). one of the things that makes tvilum stand out is their commitment to sustainable furniture practices, something usually overlooked in the market at their price point- it's not so shabby to save money and feel good about doing it! fun fact learned in the showroom: did you know that the danes have been sustainably harvesting their forests since the 1700's? talk about green movement pioneers!

one of my favorite pieces was the above adjustable "move" bookcase- tons of style, storage and sculptural sensibility! we particularly like it in the shown driftwood finish. check out the video featuring our gorgeous spokesmodel, ashlina of the decorista as she gives "move" a demo:

we also loved the classic scandinavian styling of these modular storage pieces. we'd use them in a home office or media room paired with lots of vintage for an affordable mid-century modern chic vibe.
contract furniture sleek enough for the chicest design office, yet at a price that is realistic for an office budget!
we were really taken by the minimal styling of the monaco sideboard/media cabinet. simple yet chic enough to compete with much higher priced italian design.

and when we found out it came in black lacquer, our mind got to working on how we would use this chic but completely affordable piece in a client's home. we LOVE taking "low" budget items & pairing with other chicness, so the result looks high end but doesn't break the bank!

so we thought we'd pair it with some other great things we saw at high point like this brass lamp from arteriors, and create a little hi/lo vignette

we loved this carved and gilded rope mirror from alinea

and this abstract carpet from marc phillips

and we brought all it all toegther (via olioboard) and thought our sample hi/lo vignette looked like a million bucks. we'd EASILY put that budget sideboard  in a client's home, or even our own! would you ever guess it only retails for 600 clams?
click to visit the entire tvilum collection
thanks, tvilum! can't wait for october!


Donna Vining said...

Great post with so many pieces! I'll be at High Point in October as well, maybe I'll bump into you :)

betina luna said...

I really love the tables here. Great for the office

Splendid Sass said...

In love with the black lacquer, and the lamp is great too.
Thank you for sharing, Christian.