High Point is known as the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World!”™ and for good reason. In addition to hosting the High Point Market twice a year, we also have more than 100 furniture stores and outlets that are open to the general public year-round. Depending on the style you are looking for will determine which ones you’ll want to visit.
A stop by the Regional Visitors Center is a great way to get you on the right track. Christina Payne has over twenty-plus years’ knowledge of the home furnishings industry and is the perfect person to talk to about your décor desires. If it’s the weekend and the Visitors Center is not open, still stop by and pick up a Home Furnishings and Design Guide to High Point and the Triad, available to the left of the front entrance. You can also schedule a one-on-one consultation with Christina using our Complimentary Concierge service prior to your visit. During your one-on-one consultation you will discuss your preferred styles, brands, timeline for delivery as well as your budget, and she will create a customized furniture shopping experience just for you!
If you don’t have a specific style in mind and want to get a taste of everything High Point has to offer, we have a specific trail designed for you! Before hitting the ground running, you’ll want to have a hearty breakfast. Tom’s Place is a local favorite for breakfast and offers everything from a healthy choice breakfast to a true southern meal. Once you’ve filled up on breakfast, drive south on Main Street towards downtown, taking you towards a cluster of stores, nestled between the market showrooms. Open to public are Capa Imports, Adams Furniture, Zaki Oriental Rugs, EJ Victor Outlet, Stickley Furniture, Randall Tysinger Antiques, Baker, Ashely Interiors by Braxton Culler, Theodore Alexander Outlet, Mr. Brown London/Julian Chichester, Hurtado Furniture, and Francesco Molon. These stores will offer the many popular styles including antiques, Victorian, contemporary, mission and traditional.
Because High Point was once the manufacturing hub for furniture a trip to High Point Museum may be beneficial to learn about the history of furniture, how it was made and how it is made today at the “High Point’s Furniture Heritage” exhibit. It will definitely help you to appreciate the craftsmanship of the trade.
By now you’ve probably worked up an appetite and rightfully so! Lucky for you, High Point has many local favorites to chow down on. Sweet Old Bill’s is a delicious local BBQ joint that offers more than just chopped pork and sweet tea. Using techniques and recipes from around the country, Sweet Old Bill’s gives all BBQ lovers something to drool over. From NC pulled pork, Texas style brisket, and St. Louis spareribs, to smoked chicken with Alabama white sauce – all smoked with care “low and slow”, there’s truly something for everyone.
Local Inside Tip: The Brisket Nachos are to die for! Once you see the bed of chips loaded with brisket, queso, chimichurri, smoked corn salsa, black beans, guacamole, green onions and salsa verde topped with a cilantro lime crema drizzle – your mouth is sure to be watering!
What better way to walk off that scrumptious lunch than exploring miles and miles of showroom space! Head over to Furnitureland South, the world’s largest furniture store, with more than 1.3 million square feet featuring 1,000 name brand manufacturers. Being the size of 19 football fields, trust me when I say this is where you can find every style imaginable and plenty of manufacturers in just one space. Adjacent to FLS is Abu Oriental Rugs, offering home furnishings that impact an individuals’ life in a profound and inspirational way. Abu Rugs & Home believes in providing clients with the finest assortment of rugs, furniture, and accessories available anywhere in the United States. Across the street is International Manufacturers Showroom, better known as IMS. With more than three acres of exhibitor samples – don’t miss your chance to buy the newest designs and hottest trends. Shop five continents, 15 countries, 100 manufacturers in one destination! Making your way back to High Point, stop at High Point Furniture Sales where experience, longevity and reputation have allowed them to carry high quality home furnishings at the most competitive retail prices. With over 150 of America’s finest manufacturers, they are committed to an excellent customer experience!
After a long day of furniture shopping, there’s nothing better than enjoying a fresh cocktail while watching the relaxing High Point sunset. At Magnolia Blue, you can do just that on their second-floor rooftop patio while indulging in modern southern comfort foods that will leave your tastebuds tingling. Some of the local favorite reimagined dishes include bourbon chicken, shrimp pasta, and the dirty bird sandwich – a Magnolia specialty. If you’re here on a Friday or Saturday, check out their prime-rib special! If you’re here during the weekend, Magnolia Blue knows the only way to “weekend” is with brunch! Enjoy delicious omelettes, waffles, biscuit bennies, crafted brunch cocktails and live music every Saturday & Sunday from 11am-4pm.