Something I love about writing a blog is that I can pretty much write an opinion and nobody needs to approve it. In fact all contributors to the blog have zero censorship which I think only adds to their creative freedom. Honestly this is one of my biggest joys with this blog. Back on point…this weekend I was looking over my furniture and was thinking wood or metal for frames to tables.
I was surfing between Baker Furniture and Maguire Furniture. I even hit One Kings Lane and Amazon. Wait have I broke the interior design code of where to shop? I shop where I can get new and fun items. Honestly I find more and more vendors online that I love. Am I addicted to home decor shopping? I might have to plead guilty to that but if that is my only addiction then I can live with it.
Above is the typical furniture showroom you might encounter in High Point Market in North Carolina. For most designers High Point is the mecca for furniture design. All the top brands have showrooms there and all the top hospitality design firms shop there. It really is an amazing thing to watch. One thing you will see there is a great mix of metal and wood furniture. Truth is that thinking of High Point is what gave this blog life. I really am not a negative person so why not talk about why I love both?
Wood just adds a touch of elegance to any piece in my opinion. I get a feeling or reverence and respect because chances are that piece of wood has been around longer than I have. There is a feeling of craftsmanship that you really cannot get with any other material. Now I am not talking about the cheap put it together yourself furniture but that timeless piece you want to hand down to your children. A piece of furniture like that really means something.
Then we switch gear in a huge way to metal furniture. Like the dramatic photograph? Those must be the most uncomfortable chair in the history of furniture design. Metal is fun and can add that pop to make a piece stand out or look almost like a work of art. I must admit I love old metal frames for my photographs. Also a brush metal on a leg of a table or chair done right is a sight to see. The only issue I have when using metal is that most people do not get that a little goes a long way. Now if you can keep that in mind metal is pretty nice.