Hands down, my favorite new showroom at High Point Market was World’s Away’s new permanent showroom in Interhall. World’s Away isn’t new to the High Point scene by any means, but the growing company has graduated to a much larger, permanent showroom.
It’s no secret that I have been a long time fan of World’s Away having style spotted them all three times I was a style spotter for High Point Market. I think the line just keeps getting better and better.
Years ago, I bought World’s Away when I had a retail space under another name. That was in the 1990’s and I bought “painted toile” table tops, wastebaskets and trays. The line looked very different and my style was different in those days as well. In more recent years, the line has evolved into “Hollywood Regency and Mid Century Mod Style offerings, perfectly timed for the growing need of more transitional pieces for today’s updated interiors.
You may not know that World’s Away was one of the first companies to offer mirrored furniture. It all started with the “Cary” mirrored dresser and the rest is history! The company was founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1992 and their headquarters remain there today. World’s Away offers high design pieces at great prices. I took the liberty of snapping a few pictures to share when I was in their showroom.
There are so many beautiful lacquered chests, how does one choose? I say “buy them all”! That’s what I love about being an interior designer, it fulfills my need to buy things for myself, because I get to buy pretty pieces like these for clients, so in a way, it feels like I own them!
Doesn’t having a fabulous trashcan make emptying the trash a pleasure? (Not really, but it does help doesn’t it) I love it when a company takes a utilitarian product and makes it beautiful. These are especially nice for powder rooms.
Love these affordable blossom pendants, reminiscent of the Tommi Parzinger, lotus pendants by Feldman, sold in the late 50’s & early 60’s at a fraction of what the originals are selling for on 1st Dibs and ebay.
“The Design Connector” connecting you to the people, places, and products you need to know in the Interior Design World. Written by Lisa Mende, who is an Interior Designer, Tastemaker and Brand Collaborator located in Charlotte, North Carolina.