We’re Packing for High Point MarketColby Morrell
We can hardly believe it’s time to head back to High Point. Where does the time go? It may sometimes feel like we’re always in some state of prepping for High Point, but the two trips a year we make are very important to our business – and you.
For Obelisk Home, we travel to High Point Market for a number of reasons. The first reason being a search for new things to fill the local store with. If you’ve been to our little slice of downtown paradise, then you know that the store is an ever-changing collection of unique, high end, and quality home decor items. We hand pick every one of those items at market. It’s can be a daunting task, but it’s also a lot of fun! We love when market trucks start backing into our loading docks and we get to see the beautiful things we ordered in High Point! It’s like Christmas!
We also go with a list of specific things we need for our design clients. At market we get to see all the new additions to lines that we love. This is important because we love being able to provide our client’s with the very latest trends and collections.
While we are at market, we also get to make a lot of specific orders by customizing furniture for our clients and for the store. This is a really fun process that we enjoy a lot! We love putting the “Obelisk” touch on things.
High Point Market is also made wonderful by the people we get to meet and reconnect with. Nathan Taylor and J.Kent Martin have been in the business for nearly 30 years and have attended High Point for most of that period. Their roots run deep in High Point and every visit is like a family reunion. We also love getting to be inspired by other creative retailers and designers like ourselves. The design community is truly a tight knit family that we’re proud to be part of.