High Point Market Style Spotters

Every year High Point Market declares it’s Style Spotters to compete in seeking out styles they feel are fashion forward and set the trend. This season, they chose top notch interior designers and decorators to curate collections particular to their design aesthetic, each one different from the next, but all with a great eye.

Meet this year’s Style Spotters and find out how we believe our pieces will be a great fit for their upcoming projects! [Stylist’s images are courtesy of: High Point Market.]



First we have, Arianne Bellizaire, who’s interests are bright, bold colors with unique pattern combinations. We love her taste for bright, bold colors. Our Spring colors will delight Arianne with our Origami ottomans in new cover Comet Fuchsia.





Kati Curtis and Leslie Hendrix-Wood, are seeking hand-made, quality craftsmanship pieces. High quality is important to us here at NA, and each of our designs are entirely hand-made. For more information on how our design pieces are made, and the hands that bring our designs to life, read our Hands On Design blog.



Beth Dotolo, with Pulp Design Studios, believes golds, blushes and champagnes will be the highlighted color trend this Spring, and while we do not know about the other collections that will be on display, ours will fit right into that trend. The collection will feature soothing grays and champagnes, delicate pink and deep indigo blues.




Apart from the other designers mentioned, Lori’s focus will be primarily on kitchen decor. While at the show, we will not be displaying any dining pieces, we still have plenty to choose from on our site, like our Orion dining chair. Browse our other dining collections.



Patti Johnson and Courtney Lake mention their longing for case goods and storage opportunities. We love interior projects that can transform a small space into a comfortable nesting area that allows plenty of storage! Our Gobi collection was designed with that in mind.




Jonathan Legate lives for a mixture of contemporary and traditional furniture and decor pieces. Many of our designs are created with this mixture in mind as we, too, love the combo. See here our dreamy beds that reflect variations of this combination.

We are excited and hopeful to meet this year’s High Point Market Style Spotters and are interested to see what furniture picks they choose. To visit us at High Point Market, we’ll be in Interhall space 505. Check our Facebook Event page for more information!

Our Design Philosophy and Influences

Our designers, Tina Nicole and Khai Mai, are hungry. They are constantly searching themselves to come up with the next beautiful thing. Nathan Anthony’s furniture is created for people who want to feel special, beautiful… to be inspired. Their design approach begins with something as simple as a line, a sentence, a touch. Each piece reflects the admiration and adaptation of pieces before.  Design begins with throwing everyday approaches out the window, and beginning with a clear and blank canvas. Once you begin, the possibilities are endless.

Tina Nicole shares her design philosophy brilliantly:

tina-khai-aboutYou have to constantly observe and study everything around you. In the fields of furniture, home décor, fashion, architecture, fine art, graphic art, music, movies, theater and technology – ideas are everywhere. Designing works best when not heeding convention or rules. Look at things upside down, sideways and out of order. Focus on the parts that make up the whole. Look at the shadows a light casts. When you look at things outside of context, you get a glimpse of something new. Being inspired to create is when you feel truly alive. Just start drawing a line or write a sentence or slap paint on a canvas and let it compose.

Every designer, artist or art enthusiast starts out with admiration of another artist’s work.  Tina & Khai are inspired by the greatest artists, designers, photographers, poets and writers both current and of times past. They include:

Patricia Urquiola, Coco Chanel, Martin Durazo, Mario Bellini, Gucci, Sally Coates, Iris Apfel, Jimmy Choo, Fendi, John Keats and even Shakespeare.


Patricia Urquiola – Courtesy of: Jonas Forth


Chanel – Courtesy of: espensorvik


Martin Durazo


Mario Bellini –  Courtesy of: Forgemind ArchiMedia


Gucci – Courtesy of: Kevin Cortopassi


Sally Coates


Jimmy Choo –
Courtesy of: Clotee Allochuku


Shakespeare –
Courtesy of: Brian

Some aspect of each of these brilliant creators are etched into every piece Tina Nicole and Khai Mai design together. It is this collaboration and richness that makes Nathan Anthony Furniture pieces so special.

Inspiration also comes from within. Life is an ever-changing canvas, with many aspects of life – travel, art, design, architecture, fashion, music, literature, photography, fine art and history.

Simply put, “Design should inspire.” – Khai Mai


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