June Design Days

During June Design Days, we’re celebrating CUSTOM home furnishings this month: the abundance of possibilities, crafting these collaborations, and demystifying the entire process so that you are equipped with the knowledge and inspiration to create these one-of-a-kind pieces for your clients.

Many of the 40 HPXD brands invite custom collaborations and will make your piece to your specifications, while other brands may provide a selection of options from which to choose. See our list of brands below and what they offer.

Also, on June 5th, there are 3 not-to-be-missed learning opportunities.


green canopy bed

9am – Curious about Customization? – Hosted by Woodbridge (200 Steele, 3rd Fl) and presented by Creative Director Cass Key and Marketing Director Savannah Brown, these two will introduce you to the different ways Woodbridge can partner with you to make your design ideas stand out. From the Custom Paint Program to the Mix and Match Table Program, there’s good info to take in over light bites and coffee.


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11am-1pm: DEMYSTIFYING CUSTOM – presented at the LAB HP (1200 Redding Dr.) by the brands at the LAB HP – M2C, Splashworks, Stabb Designs and Beacon Custom Lighting.

From approaching a fabricator, to protyping and selling custom to your clients, a panel of discerning manufacturers share their respective processes for collaborating on custom projects, parameters and first steps, protocol and pricing.

The panel is followed by lunch. Designers are invited to tour the LAB after lunch.

Please rsvp to jane@hpxd.org.

3-4pm: CRIMES AGAINST UPHOLSTERY – presented by Lancaster’s expert upholstery team Paulette Bernard (Custom Design & Development), Louise Grape (Creative Director), and Bill Lancaster (Founder).

Dive into an enlightening dialogue that will bring clarity to the process of specifying custom upholstery, particularly the pain points around configuring sectionals. Delve into the details that will set you on the path to being a rock star in the eyes of the most difficult-to-please clients. You’ll leave this talk with the savvy to prevent any unexpected surprises on install day and keep your projects off the “Board of Shame”

Please RSVP here.

WHO’S OPEN? Consult THE LIST for addresses and contacts.

Asian Loft, 10% off of EVERYTHING, open 9-5.

Baker | McGuire:  Baker’s Bespoke collections include upholstery, motion, and beds. If you would like concentrated assistance on a project, please call ahead so Baker associates can reserve time to focus on your needs. Open 9-5.

Baker Premium Outlet: new pieces at the outlet include king beds, sofas, sections and ounge chairs.

Beacon Custom Lighting, showing at Cohab.Space. In addition to their in-stock Modern Lighting collection, the Beacon team frequently collaborates with designers on custom residential and commercial projects.

Blue Ocean Traders has the usual eclectic assortment of vintage and new. Open 9-5.

Braxton Culler: With furniture finished just down the road from High Point, BC has 46 finishes for its wood and wicker/rattan. They also introduced a new leather program with over 30 tones included in the line. During June Design Days, marked items are 50% off wholesale, indoor and outdoor. Open 9-5.

Capel Rugs: Besides offering custom sizing in nearly all of their handmae rug collections, Capel’s fade- and stain-resistant indoor/outdoor Creative Concepts and Islamorada Collections let you choose from a variety of shapes, sizes, bases and border fabrics. During Design Days, designers get 15% off wholesale pricing for all orders including custom orders placed in the showroom. Open 10-4.

Chelsea on Green always serves up a beautiful and curious array of vintage and antique items, curated from dealers around the country, as well as original art. Open 9-5.

gray upholstered bed by Cisco HomeCisco Home, Made to order in High Point, Cisco’s furniture – seating and beds (shown right) can be slipcovered or upholstered, with customization options in cushion construction, leg stains, and size, as well. Open 8:30-4:30

Cohab.Space, open 9-5, with an array of home furnishings and art that can be tailored to yoour specifications.

Collected by Schwung: Open 8am-5pm, no appointment required.

Dovetail Furnishings, explore the new slipcover collection featuring 14 frames and 4 easy to live with fabrics. open 10-4.

Eichholtz: Halie and Nicole will be on location, but please call ahead with any special requests so they can serve you best. (open 9-4)

At Feizy there is a custom program where clients can reimagine an existing design in another colorway, shape or fiber or develop an idea for a completely new piece. (open June 5, 10-2)

Golden Oldies, an everchanging cornucopia of vintage and antique relics culled from near and far, open 9-5.

Hooker Furnishings, Open by appointment. Call or email Valeria for assistance (702.343.2737 or VEsquivel@hookerfurniture.com)

Lancaster, upholstery made to order, their designs can be adapted to your specifications, allowing you to offer your clients something that will be distinctively theirs. Open 10-5.

Metropolitan Galleries: 9-5, walk-ins welcome. Offering 15% off entire collection during Design Days. In addition to an abundant inventory of in-stock bronze statuary, Kat and Max will work with you on totally custom designs.

M2C Studio, open by appointment at The Lab HP, (1200 Redding Ave.) light fixtures and table lamps designed with luxe natural fibers and trims.

Phillips Collection:  Visit the showroom on Main (open 9-5) or make an appointment to tour the High Point warehouse and discover that unique piece that is meant to be.

Red Egg, open 9-5, learn about the different ways you can customize red egg pieces.

an example of a handpainted cabinet from Sherrill

Sherrill Furniture: From Whittemore Sherrill’s hand-painted custom leather furniture to hand-painted casegoods (left) and a flexible Dining Table Works program by Hickory White etc., Sherrill Furniture’s family of brands offers designers the ability to design original pieces in a variety of ways. Open by appintment 9-4. Call or email Betsy, betsy.strickland@sherrillfurniture.com or 336-404-8096.

South + English‘s Bespoke collection features a rather large selection of furniture designs that can be customized by size, material, color, configuration and more.  Open 9-4.

Splashworks, serves up custom art and custom acoustic art for residential and commercial designs. Open by appointment 9-5

Unique Loom has a custom program where you can alter rug shapes and sizes. Open 9-5

Verellen: Need an extra long sofa or dining table? Want contrast stitching on the cushions? Verellen is made to order. Open 9-5.

Woodbridge is excited to share their Custom Paint, COM program, and their table top and base collection. Open 9-4.


We can’t wait to see you in High Point.


If you’re traveling in and staying a night, may we recommend checking in with our hospitality partners, Pandora’s Manor and the JH Adams Inn. Both establishments offer a special rate for designers attending HPxD events. Book by phone, and let them know that you’re coming to town for Design – and HPxD.


8:00 am - 5:00 pm