As I pack and plan out my trip to High Point Market later this week, it made me start thinking about furniture… again. Of course it’s hard NOT to think about furniture when you go to High Point, but lucky for me, it’s something I really love so thinking on furniture isn’t really a burden! I love going to the show and seeing all the new things and trends that are out there almost as much as I enjoy reconnecting with the various vendors and people I work with over the course of the year. One of those vendors I’ll be spending some time with is C.R. Laine. They have a fabulous selection that represent three important F’s of custom design: furniture, fabrics and finishes.

Style that Soars!

These Cordell wing chairs are among my favorite pieces. Nothing else like ’em!

One of the many things that impresses me about C.R. Laine is their “World Friendly” approach to their business. Minimizing their impact on the environment is very important and they have several ways of reducing waste and delivering an incredible product without compromising on quality. From only utilizing woods that are harvested carefully and according to stringent guidelines, to using recycled metal and fibers for coils and cushions, it’s truly amazing to me that being green for them isn’t just about being trendy. It’s refreshing to see a manufacturer make considerable effort toward preserving the environment instead of their pocketbook! You can read more about C.R. Laine’s “World-Friendly” policies and practices on their website.

Gaston Sofa - C.R. Laine

Lean Lines and Leather!

Curvy and sleek – so unexpected especially with a leather sofa. Most leather sofas that I see aren’t exactly sleek, not so in this case!

Spring fabrics - C.R. Laine

Whimsical and Wonderful

One of my favorite things about working with custom furniture is that you can make it look exactly how you want it. With custom fabrics and finishes it’s easy to have some style impact!

Sutherland Sofa - C.R. Laine

Five Fabulous Fabrics

See what you can accomplish with custom furniture? Mix and match fabrics to your heart’s content!

Finishes and Trim options - C.R. Laine

It’s all in the DETAILS

Options with finishes and a variety of trim pieces can be the final detailing you need to make your custom furniture piece into a smashing and stylish success.

This is just a sneak peek at one of the vendors I’ll be hanging out with at the end of this week in beautiful North Carolina. Be sure to follow Design Connection, Inc. on Facebook and Twitter at the end of the week and throughout the weekend for updates and photos of things I’ve discovered on my trip. I can’t wait to share with you all the latest trends in interior design and all the wonderful finds I expect to encounter during my weekend at High Point Market! If there is anything specific that you want me to watch for, please be sure to comment or holler at me on Facebook or Twitter and I’ll see what I can do!

Click on the photos to visit the website of the fine folks at C.R. Laine.