A Trek Worth Making
Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton travel 1000s of miles to get to the heart of home fashion
It’s 3,000 miles from Juneau, Alaska, to High Point, North Carolina. The fastest flight takes 16 hours, counting layovers. But for Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton, owners of Juneau-based Bauer/Clifton Interiors, the value of spending a few days at the center of the home furnishings universe makes it a trek worth taking, twice each year.
When asked what attracted the duo to the America’s Last Frontier, both Jason and Jeremy cite Alaska’s beauty and majesty, as well as the endless inspiration they gain from the mountains, the ocean, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
“From a design standpoint, Alaska is a fairly young state,” says Jason, “We continue to work hard forging the way for interior design here and surrounding remote locations, so that our clients can continue to enjoy their ‘lower 48’ lifestyles here in the greatest state of all!”
“When we come to Market,” says Jeremy, “We have three main goals – to review the newest collections, meet our trusted vendors and reps, and specify items for our current projects in person. Living in such a remote location, the opportunity to see just about every product available in one location is something we feel we can't pass up!”
“If you’ve never been to High Point Market,” says Jason, “the sheer vastness of what is offered makes it almost beyond comprehension. It's amazing to see this small town become the epicenter of the world of furniture and interior design. This will be our fourth year attending Fall Market, and I feel we've barely scratched the surface in regard to the showrooms we’ve seen.”
Since more exhibitors have their flagship showrooms here, High Point is also the place where more new products make their debuts. “It’s the ideal place to track current trends,” says Jeremy, “and coming here helps us keep a close eye on where home fashion is heading.”