Sam Moore announced that it will unveil a new performance fabric program at the upcoming High Point Market. The program includes 70 new fashion-forward fabrics, a point-of-purchase display and a new logo.
“As a leader in fashion upholstery, it’s important for us to provide our customers with a variety of colors, patterns and textures, along with the daily-wear attributes that have become so popular among performance fabrics,” said Sandi Teague, vice president of sales and merchandising for Sam Moore. “In addition to the durability attributes they offer, the new fabrics don’t have that stereotypical ‘performance’ look or feel. Rather, each is rich with color, patterns and a soft hand that makes them just as stylish as they are functional.”
To help navigate the expanded product line – which now includes more than 100 performance textiles – a new point-of-purchase display has been developed to help retail sales associates and consumers find fabric options that are best suited for their lifestyles. With easily recognizable icons that demonstrate the benefits of each fabric, the display highlights characteristics including reactivity to sunlight, spill resistance and cleanability. The revamped line also features a new logo with a young girl and a dog – two primary culprits of spills and stains – which will be located on each swatch, making it easy to identify them on the retail floor.
The expanded cover options will be featured throughout Sam Moore’s showroom in trending colors and patterns inspired by Fashion Snoop’s 2019-2020 Color Forecast including Déjà vu, Core, Mushroom, Hemp and Joy.
Déjà vu – a grey-tone blue – is a core fashion color that exudes the perfect combination of fresh and familiar. Core is a soft, yet deep brown that acts as an updated version of grey. This understated brown will pair perfectly with many neutral colors – also trending this season. Mushroom presents a shift to brown-casted neutrals and warm tone greys, while Joy is a sophisticated variation of a purple-pink hue that will compliment both neutrals and jewel-tone colors.
Lastly, Hemp provides a clean look that is authentic and pure, providing the perfect canvas to bring coordinating elements in the room to life. Additional color trends this season include Tuscan teal, purist blue, mellow yellow and neo mint.
The new fabrics will be showcased across a variety of swivel chairs, club chairs, exposed wood chairs, wing chairs, and recliners as well as Sam Moore’s Simply Me Loft Living upholstery program, that will be expanded this Market to include recliners, loveseats, cuddlers for sectionals and a larger-scale sofa.
Sam Moore’s High Point showroom is located in the IHFC building in space C-1058.
About Sam Moore Furniture: Sam Moore Furniture is a leader in crafting quality, custom upholstery. In 1940, a young Sam Moore and four of his friends bought the Delaware Chair Co. in Delaware, Ohio. A tough economy and a looming war forced Sam to relocate. The company moved south to Christiansburg, Va., in 1943 and to its current home in Bedford, Va., in 1960. Through the years, the company expanded to a 300,000-square-foot facility that is a balanced blend of state-of-the-art technology and hand craftsmanship. In 2007, Sam Moore was acquired by Martinsville, Va.-based Hooker Furniture, one of the world’s largest and most respected furniture companies, founded over 90 years ago in 1924. Like Sam Moore, Hooker is known for quality furnishings of exceptional value. For more information, visit sammoore.com.
Designer, author, and television personality Libby Langdon will introduce her brand-new Upton Collection for Kas Rugs, which will launch at October’s High Point Market.
The patterns are rooted in classic design, from ancient civilizations, Mayan tiles, Parisian garden design, Asian trellis, and Moroccan ribbon, but are retooled to appeal to today’s styles. Some patterns and color combos are a play on Mid-century modern design, offering an almost optical illusion. While the colorways are muted and meant to work with various design genres, everything from contemporary to transitional to traditional, these rugs add another layer of visual interest to any space.
“With my new Upton collection, it was important to make sure to offer sizes that are big enough to work in the big open great rooms that we see in so many homes these days,” said Langdon. “Large floorplans require a large rug, which visually make the space feel more expansive, whereas a small rug plopped in the middle of a big room looks like a postage stamp and chops the room up, making it seem smaller. Being able to offer my rugs in sizes up to 12’x15’ ensures enough coverage for a large living space as well as giving a sense of comfort and coziness, which is ultimately what we want a rug to provide.”
Mod Scape – This pattern draws on elements from Mid-century modern design, using angles and color combinations to create dimension and visual interest while leaving enough open space to keep the pattern from feeling overwhelming. Offered in three different colorways, Modscape works in various design styles, from contemporary to transitional.
Paris Garden – Based on the old great gardens of Paris, this pattern features connecting circles and intertwined squares, creating an interesting geometric pattern with an element of softness. The light cream field in wool is the perfect backdrop for the spa aqua viscose pattern outlined in a pale gray. Paris Garden has an easy elegance to it and works with many different design styles.
Groovy Gate – This is my signature pattern, having been used in everything from my outdoor fabric design to my lighting collections. It’s a very livable pattern, not too busy but has enough going on to keep it from feeling boring. The Groovy Gate pattern in this collection comes in a rich charcoal with the white viscose pattern outlined in black to add contrast.
Asian Trellis – The angles of this pattern are architectural in nature, making this rug appeal to both masculine and feminine sensibilities. The rich mocha background offers a soft warmth that’s mixed with the clean cool mix of black-and-white viscose.
Diagonal Tile – This graphic pattern is geometric yet subtle because the pattern repeat is not big, and the gray and midnight blue colors work beautifully together in many different settings. Featuring a pattern that mimics some very popular tile flooring designs that are trending right now, the Diagonal Tile Rug you can easily incorporate this chic look into any room in the house!
Streamer – The pattern of this rug has movement and interest but is still quiet enough to work in a space that has patterned fabrics. It’s stylish but doesn’t overwhelm a room. The palette of putty and pale gray is also very user friendly and can work with many color palettes and design styles.
In celebration of the new collection, Kas will showcase the entire collection in its High Point showroom, located at IHFC, G-270. Marketgoers are invited to the showroom on Sunday, October 20, from 4 to 6 pm for an intimate conversation between Designers Today EIC Jane Dagmi and Libby, during which they’ll discuss everything from how Libby started in interior design, built a strong team around her, and everything she’s learned along the way. Q+A to follow, as well as a tour of Libby’s brand-new Upton Collection for Kas with bubbly and bites in hand.
About Libby Langdon: Libby Langdon is an interior designer, author, product designer and makeover television personality, as well as the creative force behind New York City–based design firm Libby Interiors, Inc. She is known for her “Easy, Elegant, Everyday Style,” as well as her licensed home-furnishing collections, including lighting for Crystorama and rugs for KAS, as well as artwork for Paragon and a complete home collection of upholstery and casegoods for Fairfield Chair Company, both of which are launching at High Point Market in October 2019. Her interior design work and home products have been featured in leading shelter magazines, including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, Better Homes and Gardens, and Woman’s Day. Langdon has been a regular design expert on NBC’s TODAY Show, HGTV’s Small Space, Big Style, The View, The Rachael Ray Show, The Early Show and NBC’s Open House. Langdon travels the country presenting her design seminars to consumers, designers and retailers about all things design.
RFA Decor, a Rosenbaum Art Company, announced that it is introducing more than 100 new artworks, including giclées by a new artist, Robert Mars, at the Fall 2019 High Point Market.
Mars’ art combines icons of pop culture with painting, wallpaper and quilt patterns to create a unique aesthetic evoking vintage design and folk art. His original artwork has been exhibited worldwide and appears in numerous corporate and private collections including Coca-Cola, Neiman Marcus and Absolut Vodka, among others.
Mars’ giclées, as well as RFA Decor’s full Fall 2019 Collection, can be seen in its High Point showroom, H223, in the Hamilton Wing of the International Home Furnishings Center, 210 E. Commerce, in High Point, N.C. during early shopping hours Oct. 16, 1 to 6 p.m., Oct. 17 through Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and during regular High Point hours, Oct. 19 through Oct. 22, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Oct. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All of RFA Decor’s artwork is made in the U.S.A.
About RFA Decor: RFA Decor, a Rosenbaum Art Company, is a major wholesaler of original art, hand-embellished giclées, mirrors and decorative accessories for residential, corporate, contract, decorative and furniture markets. The company’s offerings can be seen each Fall and Spring in its showroom at the High Point Market and year-round at its showroom/gallery in Boca Raton, Fla.