2015 High Point Junior League Showhouse Opens April 18
A Must See During The Spring 2015 High Point Market

Posted on | March 16, 2015 | No Comments

Spring in High Point, NC usually means one exciting thing – High Point Furniture Market. The High Point interior design community is also currently abuzz with much more – the Junior League of High Point and Traditional Home Magazine will be presenting us with the 2015 High Point Junior League Showhouse . (Open April 18 – April 26, May 1 – May 3.) Talented interior designers from across North Carolina, as well as noted national interior design firms will pull out all the stops in the Randall B. Terry estate – an impressive home that has a long history with the city of High Point.

I recently caught up with Greensboro interior designer Kara Cox, of Kara Cox Interiors, who shared a few details about the home with me – as well as the space she is designing inside this historic home. Previously, Kara created a show stopping “Daughter’s Bedroom” in the Junior League of Greensboro 2013 Showhouse, infusing the room with a glamorous, Old Hollywood feel. Certainly she will delight us again this year in the “Dressing Room” of the High Point home.

Like the previous Showhouse, this one also comes with wonderful history. The 2015 Junior League High Point Showhouse is a Tudor Revival home that was built in 1912 for Nancy and Randall Terry. From furniture to textiles to newspaper publishing, to local politics, Mr. Terry was a very active member of the High Point community. The home reflects the optimistic economy of the time and a man of his stature in life.

Image Courtesy of Kara Cox Interiors ©

Large spaces in a showhouse are often quite exciting, but the challenge of smaller ones can definitely speak to the depth of a designer’s creativity. Having mastered a gracious bedroom two years ago, Kara chose an 8’ by 9’ dressing room in the High Point home. Glamorous could easily describe a home built on the cusp of the Roaring Twenties. Kara sees glamor as part of what she will achieve as she juxtaposes various textures and patterns. “I want to make a dramatic impact in this room,” she notes. “I believe that the layering of textures and patterns in this room will work in concert to create that glamorous feel.”

Grey and blue were noted as trending colors at the 2014 Fall High Point Market. Kara is therefore spot-on in her decision to design the space in a charcoal gray palette, with bold accents of blue. She envisions her client as a fashion forward, well-traveled woman with a love for art whose material selections add to the sophistication of the room. The art will add another layer to the space, giving it greater depth.

The Grey Mica wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries was chosen from collections by the manufacturer that have a natural and organic feel to them. The Schumacher chinoiserie fabric for the drapery panel will be an ideal selection – working well with the period of the home but also contributing to Kara’s goal of establishing a luxurious space for her client. The graphic fabric of the skirt for the grey vanity, along with the sisal rug topped by a cowhide and the lacquered chair in a moody indigo blue will add to the successful laying of textures and fabrics.

It is one thing to describe how it will look. We will have to patiently wait to see the final result. Kara will be checking in with North Carolina Design, providing glimpses of the room before the final reveal. Nothing will beat seeing the house in person. For more information on how to acquire tickets for the 2015 High Point Junior League Showhouse, Click Here .

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