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Thom Filicia

High on green and bling

High on green and bling

Home furnishings and interior design industry pros and savvy consumers alike know High Point because of the many furniture manufacturing companies concentrated in and around the North Carolina town and the semi-annual High Point Market that attracts on average 80,000 exhibitors and buyers from more than 100 countries around the globe.

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, and a really great place to spot emerging trends. Hot new colors, patterns, shapes, and materials are introduced each market by some 2,000 exhibitors spread out in nearly 200 buildings and 10 million square feet of show space.

Interior designers spend several...