Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What Are The Favorite Trends from High Point Oct 2012 Market?

The High Point Market officially ends tomorrow!
I must say this has been the most fun market I have attended in the 15 years I have been going!  I had the honor of being one of a panel of nine "Style Spotters".  The other eight designers, bloggers and editors are all a very talented bunch so I consider myself lucky to be in such good company!

Thank you to Cheminne Taylor-Smith VP of Marketing for the High Point Market for her fabulous team who work so hard to make the market a roaring success!  I can't wait to share about the wonderful events I attended again kudos to Cheminne!  So let's talk about the top picks so far!

The  "Style Spotters" panel armed with cameras/phones and
eagle eyes "spotted" what we thought were the Oct 2012 Market's biggest trends.  Now we are waiting to see which of the items we chose will be your favorites on the High Point Market Style Spotter Pinterest board.

So far here are the top re-pinned trends from each 
"Style Spotter"!

The reigning "Style Spotter" from
April 2012 Market

Traci's top pick is the Wilhelm
Cabinet from Mr. Brown

Photo by Traci Zeller

Stacy's popular pick is this lacquered cocktail
table from Bernhardt

Photo by Stacy Naquin

Julia's top pick is 
Century Dressing Chest in killer coral!

Photo by Julia Buckingham Edelmann

Cassandra's top pick is this dynamite
 chair from C.R. Laine

Photo by Cassandra LaValle

 Janel's top pick is this fabulous Drexel Heritage
upholstered console with pink and orange embroidery!

Photo by Janel Laban

Lori's top pick so far is this floral hot pink
grouping from Wesley Hall

Photo by Lori Dennis

Jason's top pick is this Pearson square ottoman
with great fabric and nailhead trim!

Photo by Jason Oliver Nixon

Gretchen's top pick is this Currey & Co
emerald green framed bench with black,
grey and white leopard fabric! 

Photo by Gretchen Aubuchon

Here is a link to my Fall 2012 Style Spotters board:
Style Spotter: Lisa Mende
...along with links to the other fabulous co-style-spotters:
Style Spotter: Traci Zeller
Style Spotter: Jason Oliver Nixon
Style Spotter: Stacy Naquin
Style Spotter: Cassandra LaValle
Style Spotter: Julia Buckingham Edelmann
Style Spotter: Lori Dennis
Style Spotter: Gretchen Aubuchon

And here is my top pick so far!  If you haven't been to Pinterest to re-pin this fab pieces please go!  I appreciate your re-pins (votes & "likes") !!!

Also, remember I have a Giveaway for 5 days and the winners will be announced on the day High Point Market announces the winner of the "Style Spotting" Contest for the Oct. 2012 Fall Market!  

Day 1  - Subscription to Elle Decor Magazine

Day 2 - Cocktail Ring - Will Show tomorrow!

How to enter!  

All you have to do is tweet 
"Lisa Mende has a great contest on her blog!
Go to to enter!
5 days of giveaways!"  

 or Re-pin & "Like"
 from my Style Spotter board HERE, or Blog about me!
Each tweet = 1 entry
Each re-pin = 2 entries
Each "Like" = 1 entry

Each day the gifts will get larger!!!  
Day Five is A Huge Giveaway!  

Write a Blog post about me being in the "Style Spotter" contest  & ask your readers to support me by re-pinning, liking, tweeting,or Blogging themselves,etc.  = 25 entries.
It can just be a mention before your normal post or at the end or an entire blog about me and the contest!

Make sure to email me at or
comment on my blog to let me know when you do something so I can put your name in the pot for each time!!!

My most popular pick so far is the Navy lacquered
chest from Bungalow 5

Pin It!


  1. I LOVE your pic Lisa - I've ooodled it a couple times :)

  2. All the picks are wonderful and love your navy lacquered chest. I'm sure you had a great week--like a kid in a candy shop!

    1. Thank you Linday, make sure you re-pin and like as much as you want to daily!

  3. I love this chest.....GREAT PICK AND THE BEST OF THE BEST

    1. Thank You Patty! Be sure to like or re-pin daily can do !

  4. Great spotting! Love the pick!!

    1. Thank You! make sure you like and re-pin daily!

  5. Looks like fun! I repinned a total of 21 items!

    1. Yay! You can do that everyday if you want melanie! Thank YOu!

  6. You've got it going on, girlfriend! Your picks are fabulous!!! Thanks so much for the shout-out ... and boy oh boy am I glad that I am not "in the running" this market :-)

  7. Love all that painted furniture and the touches of brass we are starting to see...looks like next year will be fun decorating! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us who did not attend

  8. That upholstered console is something quite unique! I love the lacquered and the ottoman with nailhead trim is another favorite piece.

  9. The finish on that navy lacquered chest is divine! So chic.


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