Colorful highlights from Tupelo Furniture Market
  • Solid neutrals paired with brights allow retailers to enliven showroom floors with color splashes, as with this Fusion sofa.
    Solid neutrals paired with brights allow retailers to enliven showroom floors with color splashes, as with this Fusion sofa.
  • J Henry showed at the Tupelo market for the first time and reported that buyers were looking for non-promotional price points.
    J Henry showed at the Tupelo market for the first time and reported that buyers were looking for non-promotional price points.
  • Gillespie Mfg. changed its product line from promotional to 18th century reproduction styles.
    Gillespie Mfg. changed its product line from promotional to 18th century reproduction styles.
  • Zuo Modern offers a Quick Ship program and features indoor and outdoor furnishings.
    Zuo Modern offers a Quick Ship program and features indoor and outdoor furnishings.
  • Style Line’s 6980 sofa in Hayden antelope highlights modern influences.
    Style Line’s 6980 sofa in Hayden antelope highlights modern influences.
  • The 301 chair in Gabriella Garnet by Style Line packs a powerful color punch.
    The 301 chair in Gabriella Garnet by Style Line packs a powerful color punch.
  • Style Line’s 3260M sofa and coordinating chair have a coastal cottage aesthetic and showcase a mix of patterns.
    Style Line’s 3260M sofa and coordinating chair have a coastal cottage aesthetic and showcase a mix of patterns.
  • This chaise by D.M. Stacy retails for $649 to $699.
    This chaise by D.M. Stacy retails for $649 to $699.
  • D.M. Stacy upholstery is a medium-priced line manufactured in Mississippi.
    D.M. Stacy upholstery is a medium-priced line manufactured in Mississippi.
  • Prime Designs’ chair gallery program has six chairs that can be mixed and matched. Retail is $299 per chair.
    Prime Designs’ chair gallery program has six chairs that can be mixed and matched. Retail is $299 per chair.
  • The Rustic Collectibles group by Largo includes five colors for barstools and chairs.
    The Rustic Collectibles group by Largo includes five colors for barstools and chairs.
  • Bright accents, like this one in the Jackson Catnapper showroom, underscored increased retail interest in adding color to store floors.
    Bright accents, like this one in the Jackson Catnapper showroom, underscored increased retail interest in adding color to store floors.
  • Jackson Catnapper’s Halle sofa was a favorite with buyers.
    Jackson Catnapper’s Halle sofa was a favorite with buyers.
  • Camouflage fabric, as shown on this Jackson Catnapper Big Game group, was featured prominently in many Tupelo showrooms, a nod to “Duck Dynasty,” a popular reality television show.
    Camouflage fabric, as shown on this Jackson Catnapper Big Game group, was featured prominently in many Tupelo showrooms, a nod to “Duck Dynasty,
  • Buyers were interested in this Gillespie sofa for office settings as well as residential.
    Buyers were interested in this Gillespie sofa for office settings as well as residential.
  • Fusion owner Bo Robbins said that the company’s customers “shop us for color.”
    Fusion owner Bo Robbins said that the company’s customers “shop us for color.”
  • The “chofa,” a combination chair and sofa, was one of Flair Enterprises’ offerings.
    The “chofa,” a combination chair and sofa, was one of Flair Enterprises’ offerings.
  • Crimson Casual Furniture showed in Tupelo for the first time.
    Crimson Casual Furniture showed in Tupelo for the first time.
  • Style Line’s 591 chair in Estrella Gunmetal fabric was a favorite with buyers.
    Style Line’s 591 chair in Estrella Gunmetal fabric was a favorite with buyers.
  • Affordable Furniture Mfg. showed the Streamer chair in Tupelo, retail $299.
    Affordable Furniture Mfg. showed the Streamer chair in Tupelo, retail $299.
  • Vera by VPI Packaging
    Gillespie Mfg. changed its product line from promotional to 18th century reproduction styles.
 
TUPELO, Miss. — Color popped up in surprising places at the Tupelo Furniture Market earlier this month as manufacturers offered dealers a rainbow of fabrics. Many exhibitors reported that retailers at all price points are adding more color to their upholstery offerings.
 
Posted: August 26, 2013