During each market, the jdouglas team has morning meetings where Doug seeks to set the tone for the day. These meetings vary market to market in their theme and content. This time together also serves as a forum for the group to share successes that they have had in their individual territories, as well as a time to learn from one another in a fully transparent, non-competitive way that ideally strengthens the whole group collectively.
This market, our main exercise was a 5 day process of determining the Top 5 most important characteristics of any brand we would want to represent. The reps were divided into teams of 4 and each team given 5 of our brands to assess for what their 5 greatest strengths are and 3 things we would like to see improve. All of this information was shared and then the best overall characteristics identified and ultimately ranked. This was a five day process with individual input that culminated in the Top 5 overall list on our last day which will now be shared with our manufacturers so that they see what is most important to us at jdouglas.
Additionally, each team was asked to take their group of manufacturers and contribute to our High Point recap blog by preparing a posting for each sharing what they were most energized by this market in each showroom. Here with the High Points of Fall Market are our reps thoughts.
Let’s toast the holiday season with Abigails. From champagne flutes to candlesticks, Abigails has everything you need from the perfect gift to creating that special holiday dinner setting. These champagne flutes are now offered in red, gold and silver, sold in sets of 6.
With almost 500 new images, you are sure to find the perfect piece from Art Classics, LTD Fall introduction. Countless mouldings, sizes and finish options are available, from framed prints matted under glass to acrylic panels, one could get carried away with all the design capabilities! However, our favorite new product they’re offering is framed mirrors in any custom size, so be sure to take a look.
Mirroring women’s ready-to-wear trends with fringe, belting, brutalism, mixing separates (metal melange) were all elements of design featured in new introductions by Arteriors. Continued development of damp rated product with lighting, new fireplace accessories as well as wall sconces provided a variety of options for designers and retailers alike. Our latest collaborations with guest designer, Barry Dixon, is not to be missed either. #barrydarrdixon
Ben’s Garden was an exciting new addition to jdouglas this market. This collection features decoupage plates, notepads, magnets, cocktail napkins, frames and more, all featuring clever quotes and pretty imagery. Truly something for everyone on your list!
BSC – Best Slipcover Company introduced several new fabrics at High Point to add to their already extensive selection. These new introductions included rich neutrals and two Sunbrella options which are sure to be customer favorites!
Baby it’s cold out there…what a great reason to snuggle by the fire with a new mohair/wool throw from Peacock Alley! These throws are available in 3 plaid and 3 solid/ombré color ways. Drape one of these luscious throws over a chair, at the foot of the bed or on the back of Peacock Alley’s fabulous Manchester headboard. The possibilities are endless for this beautiful jewel!
Mirror Image Home’s new introductions in High Point were a breath of fresh air . . . transitional mirrors that would bring any room to an entirely new status. We were especially drawn to the new acrylic pieces with gold accents.
NOIR/CFC takes furniture styling in exciting new directions this High Point. Geometry 101 – NOIR’s geometrically patterned Maharadscha Hutch is boldly carved in wood with a charcoal finish. Curves Ahead – NOIR’s Matteo Dresser redefines a classic dresser style with sleek curvilinear proportions. Shaker Sensibility – CFC’s Sydney Armoire in Washed Oak combines modern style with Shaker simplicity in a clean-lined 4-door entertainment-friendly cabinet.
With Pigeon & Poodle, it’s all about craftsmanship and attention to detail. The intricate quality of each handmade piece is like fine jewelry, delicate and exquisite!
Soicher – Marin – Wall décor that is suitable for the casual art collector as well as the designer who wants a complete look.
Emissary’s philosophy behind conceptualizing their line is to always look beyond the trends and current movement in design and create something that is timeless, yet fresh. Often imitated but never duplicated, Emissary offers a level of quality that cannot be matched. With over 200 unique glazes throughout their current line, Emissary continues to offer a new selection of unique finishes in their recent High Point introductions. From garden stools, planters, accessories to lighting, they have added a rich fusion of textured finishes and distressed glazes giving the line an opulent feel.
Bungalow5 continues to work at non-stop pace with their new introductions. Their latest round of accessories brought new textures to the game. Beautiful cocoa and natural colored rattan jars and vases were on display along with fabulous sets of lacquered boxes and trays. New seating collections featuring warm leathers were front and center, along with a casual bamboo collection called Pamela. Pamela features a lightly distressed white finish with sweet touches of gray or blue accents creating a timeless look. Last but not least, the ever popular Ming collection is now available in a blue finish.
Dessau Home’s introductions were highlighted by a more natural slant with mirrors and accent tables in lovely natural woods.
E. Lawrence, Ltd. brightened up the showroom with styles attractive to all eyes. From new coastal collections to inspiring quotes, one of a kind vintage leather-bound sets to high design fashion statements, this line continues to be one that is a must see for both Designers and Retailers.
Gallery Designs expanded upon their ever popular Custom Program with new colors. Now boasting over 13 colors to choose from as well as a variety of choices for base, finial and shade, you can create a specific look from traditional to transitional to suit your needs.
From bold patterns to solid linens Lacefield Designs is the go to pillow line for the well-dressed sofa. The featured velvet pillows were a hit– what better way to decorate for the cooler months than with velvet–soft, sophisticated, warm and beautiful. With a variety of colors and sizes you can customize a look for every room. Also popular in this line are ready-made panels. Offered in 5 designs, multiple color ways, 3 sizes and yes they are lined! Did we mention they are stocked? What’s not to love?
Traditions Linens highlights new fabric introductions for their custom program and showcases a lifestyle appropriate for any home. This modern-country approach allows you to create a very personal look.
This market was another great opportunity for Guildmaster to introduce 30 additional finishes. The grey finish pictured on the chest on the bottom right was a customer favorite. They also announced the addition of a new line of accessories and lighting for the Spring, new furniture styles and sizes and more wall décor. 2015 is sure to bring new, exciting looks and likes.
Worlds Away blew everyone away at High Point 2014 with 45 NEW product introductions. Check out the Calypso mirrored console with Daisy mirror and Arianna lamp. Also new is the Braxton rosewood media console shown with a set of Nathan lamps, and Meghan mirror. Finally, the new burlwood finish on the Hudson 3 drawer chest with gold leaf hardware was a great hit! This line continues to soar!