Seen at premarket: An early look at what to expect at April High Point Market

At this past week’s premarket, Home News Now visited a wide mix of case goods and upholstery resources to see their latest introductions for the spring market cycle. As expected, there were a host of new designs and materials across the various wood and upholstery categories, including motion and stationary. Below is a glimpse of some highlights in each area that is meant to serve as a teaser for the broader product mix next month. And stay tuned for another product slideshow just before the market starts. For more information on how to submit product shots for that, click here.

Austin Group showed its Nirvana bedroom, which features a panel bed with upholstered headboard and side rails and companion case pieces covered in faux chagrin. The wood trim is made with birch veneers in a dark cherry finish. A four-piece set retails at $1,699.

The West End cocktail storage cocktail table by Urban Design Collective is made with oak veneers in a midtone wood finish that highlights dramatic wood veneer patterns.

Avalon Furniture showed this transitional bedroom made with oak veneers and featuring a boucle fabric on the headboard.

FD Home’s Abington dining set (named after the neighborhood in Kernersville, North Carolina, where HNN’s EIC Tom Russell used to live) is made with white-oak veneers and features a walnut stringer on the table top. It is shown in a finish called Linville Oak — no connection to the street in Kernersville where Russell now lives.

This traditional bedroom set by Lifestyle Enterprise was one of eight new bedrooms the company showed at premarket. Made with okume veneers in a dark wood-tone finish. A four-piece set retails at $699.

Vaughan-Bassett showed this solid wood bedroom as part of its Custom Express program seen at premarket. The farmhouse-inspired set is made with solid American white oak in a Weathered White finish, one of five finishes available in the program, which aims to keep custom sets in stock and ship them in 72 hours from the time of order. Queen beds are targeted to retail from $999 to $1,299.

American Woodcrafters showed its Regatta bedroom at premarket. Retailing at $1,999 for four pieces, it is made with hardwood solids and mahogany veneers and features a Champagne finish on the frames of the bed and case pieces and also comes in an alternate White finish with blue undertones. The multicolored reeding on the headboard, footboard and drawers of the case pieces complements each of the finishes.

Sarreid Ltd. showed this dresser featuring a shagreen covering in a green finish based on one of the 2024 Pantone Colors of the Year. It also has a decorative paper in a similar color tone covering the interior of the drawers.

The Altitude console is part of Universal Furniture’s Griffith Park collection. It has organic transitional style elements.

This sideboard is part of Hooker Furniture’s Settler’s Bay collection, which is made with maple and quartered walnut veneers in a chestnut tone finish called Autumn. It has casual traditional style elements.

This dining table is part of Legacy | Modern’s Beacon Hill collection. It is made with white oak veneers in a finish called Dusty Barley. It features Craftsman-inspired fretwork detail on the chair backs and dining table top.

The Winslow leather sectional by Craftmaster features top-grain leather and spring down cushioning. It retails at $5,900.

This round leg dining table is part of Napa Furniture Design’s Whistler Retreat collection. Featuring a butterfly leaf, it is made with solid mango and retails at $1,699 for a table and four chairs.

SLF’s Higgins Court bedroom is shown in an Oyster Shell finish and is made with Hickory veneers and rubberwood solids. The bed features a panel-on-panel design with decorative crown molding on the headboard and footboard. Case pieces feature a rounded, cut-panel design on the drawer fronts with oversized hardware as seen on the nightstand.

This sofa by HF Custom has fabric on the frame and cushions featuring plush corduroy detail in a Cognac Spice coloration.

The 634-95 leather sofa by Bradington-Young was among the new stationary pieces on display at premarket. The transitional frame features spring down seating construction.

These occasional tables are part of the licensed Margaritaville Home by John Thomas Furniture collection. They sport digitally applied logos and imagery representing the Margaritaville brand.

Thomas Russell

Home News Now Editor-in-Chief Thomas Russell has covered the furniture industry for 25 years at various daily and weekly consumer and trade publications. He can be reached at and at 336-508-4616.

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