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Bold Colors & Eye-Catching Introductions For Taylor King At High Point

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Taylor King, innovative designer and manufacturer of hand-crafted upholstered seating and coordinating occasional furniture, is prepared to make a bold statement at this fall's International Home Furnishings Market in High Point. With a focus on color, spirited patterns and new product development, Taylor King continues to bridge the gap between traditional styling and fashion-forward design. “With our new introductions this market, Taylor King products will appeal to a much broader customer base,” states Tanya Comer, director of marketing. “While we still cherish our classic frames and traditional approaches, we're excited to introduce dramatic color options and a much broader range of frame styles, including many new transitional silhouettes.” Feeling Blue...and Brown: Blends of blues and browns are a dominant fall fabric theme. Blue hues with names such as robin's egg, tradewind, seaspray and bayberry are refreshing when paired with rich browns like raisin, chocolate, camel and taupe. Unique textures in this color story range from chenille-framed damasks and chenille/boucle blends to ottoman weaves and upscale silks. A New Kind of Crewel: An unusual take on a traditional fabric, "Bartholomew Mink" features embroidered crewel on a velvet base. Shown at market on a new curved-back French settee, the dramatic pattern in rich slate, gold, teal and red is paired with leather and accented with nailhead trim. Tropical Trends: Used in dressy and casual environments, fruity hues take center stage this market. Hues like apricot, melon, mandarin and persimmon are mixed with celery green, chocolate brown and toffee to create classic paisleys like "Thornton Gingerwood" and traditional florals like "Euforbia Apricot." Leather Additions: Taylor King will introduce 25 new leather colors at the October market. "Vellum" and "Brass" are new neutrals that make appearances on transitional frame styles at market. Other fresh leather colorations are Cayenne, Copper, Buttercup, and Pekoe. Many specialty leathers, including two hair-on hides, will be used as exciting accents. Fashionable for Fall: In unexpected combinations, Taylor King has paired rich chocolate browns with spice colors such as cinnamon, persimmon and gingerwood. A classic paisley design is combined with a large-scale hounds tooth pattern and rich linen texture on a traditional sofa frame. A NEW LINE LAUNCHES Kings Court: This fresh collection of upholstered furnishings will launch at market with seven sofa styles, each with a coordinating chair, ottoman, loveseat and queen sleeper option. Kings Court offers retailers and designers more mainstream pricing without sacrificing fabric options or skimping on construction. As an extension of the Kings Road product line, the standard construction includes an eight-way hand-tied foundation. As a more affordable option, the foundation of all Kings Court pieces may be supported with Leggett & Platt's Soft Luxe™ encased coil system. All seven Kings Court styles will be available in more than 250 fabric options. The starting retail price point for a Kings Court sofa is $1,399. NEW DESIGNS FOR MARKET Taylor King: Fabrics with flair and variations of transitional track arm sofa designs are the big introductions in the company's classic Taylor King line. With a slight curve to the arms, the new 3014-03 frame offers a soft, sexy twist on a transitional track arm sofa. This exclusive Taylor King design is available with either a bun foot or waterfall skirt and is deep enough to accommodate two rows of back pillows. Other new looks for Taylor King include a 108" long curved back sofa with two, deep-seating cushions, shown at market in a herringbone boucle. Six new recliner styles continue to strengthen this fast growing product category for the company. Kings Road: The King's Road collection sticks to its relaxing roots with new introductions including a casual track arm sofa, the seventh and latest frame style in the King's Road Casual Corners mix and match sectional program. Other examples of this line's casual appeal include a sofa frame covered in blue seersucker stripe and a new performance fabric collection made from 100% polyester and resembling the look of brushed canvas. New creative fabrics including stripes and florals incorporate colorways like pear, apricot and lemon. A fashionable hounds tooth fabric, "Killian Chocolate," is another new addition. Taylor King Occasional: In keeping with the company's trend towards becoming a complete resource, market attendees will enjoy an expanded Taylor King Occasional gallery in the High Point showroom. The addition to the gallery nearly doubles the existing space for the occasional line. TKO's market introductions focus on 18th-century neoclassical design and incorporate new materials including iron, glass and stone. For the first time, some of the designs in the collection are composed using marble in a rich black and copper combination. Thaxton Lane: Historically crafted from only solid mahogany, this market Thaxton Lane adds a distressed walnut finish for a casual look and feel to items debuting in High Point. Like all Thaxton Lane occasional, the new introductions are solid wood and feature hardware developed exclusively for the traditionally styled collection. The Taylor King showroom, located on the 2nd floor of High Point’s 200 Steele Building, encompasses 15,000 square feet of space and exemplifies the elegant and creative spirit of Taylor King. The showroom is open 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. during spring and fall market dates. To view Taylor King's complete array of hand-crafted upholstered seating and coordinating occasional furniture, visit Taylor King online at www.taylorking.com.

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