PHOTOS BY Trever Hill
The October High Point Market in North Carolina is the largest furniture trade show in the world, drawing more than 75,000 buyers. Each year, a team from McNeal & Friends attends this market to touch and feel furnishings with our clients and storefront in mind.
Bree Duval, business manager of McNeal & Friends
The energy of the crowd, new trends and timeless décor is infectious as soon as you enter the first of over 2,000 showrooms and exhibits. Of course, we have our favorites we make certain to visit, however, the schedule is fluid so that there is always room to discover new finds. This year, we placed orders in textures for all senses: preserved greens, rich neutral antique rug ottomans and poufs, sumptuous velvet and linen custom upholstery furniture and reclaimed pieces that fit in any décor, just to name a few.
1. A new find for McNeal & Friends, Highland House custom upholstery offers traditional appeal in serene neutrals and in brilliant color. Striping and white accents keep this room fresh and inviting. Using a neutral low rug keeps the furnishings grounded.
2. Patrick Charles is McNeal & Friends’ go-to for antique rugs and ottomans, a one-of-a-kind treasure. In addition to what is shown, Patrick Charles has mastered the art of patchwork in rich jewel tones.
3. The vibrant Bohemian reaches in to Pine Cone Hill’s newest bedding line. Embroidery adds color to a neutral matelassé as well as textural fringe elements on the ends. Express your personality a little or a lot by adding in brilliant fuchsia, turquoise or chartreuse with furniture, pillows and throws.
4. What do McNeal & Friends designers look for in furniture? Personality and comfort. Lee Industries’ custom furniture combines multiple elements with frames, fabrics and techniques. We particularly love this sectional’s choice of a neutral palette, subtle striping on the seat and back, solid arms and base and unexpected bolsters. If you don’t have a grand window feature to highlight your room with color, opt for accessories and artwork.
5. Four Hands expertly marries modern and industrial styles with traditional paneled walls without sacrificing coziness. Clean lines make the rustic wood and raw iron work well together. The sectional’s cloud-like seating and the Moroccan-inspired wool rug so en the room.
6. Four Hands’ sleek, Italian- styled sofa is a reinvented classic, while the rustic reclaimed wood and so wool rug keep this modern room casual and inviting.
McNeal & Friends
506 Broadway N, Fargo