Last week we were in North Carolina for Fall High Point Market. It’s HUGE and finding the time to see it all is nearly impossible to do in three days. But, we gave it our best shot and today I wanted to share my favorite trends. High Point Market has been called “Fashion week for furniture” and it did not dissapoint this Fall. As a designers, we have access to new introductions 6 months to a year before they are available in the retail market. It is inspiring, exciting and a great way to stay on top of what is new and next in the design world.
The are obvious trends, like the ones you see plaster all over Pinterest and design blogs that fade out over time. And then there are the trends that will continue to make a statement and become classic design elements in the worlds of design.
A WALK IN THE WOODS: Lacquered, distressed, textured and exotic woods continue to make an appearance and you will see the most fabulous pieces make a statement. My favorite, the modern & classic silhouette accented with gold leafing, acrylic and lacquer.
HEAVY METALS: Chrome, polished nickel and stainless steel have a new friend. Brass has been making a comeback and from the looks of it, here to stay. The warm tones and mix of gold leafing and polished finishes are the perfect addition to any space.
FUR AND FEATHERS: Texture was big this Fall at market and you are seeing fur and feathers popping up all over the place. Fur has a new updated look with deep tones and luxurious pieces that are affordable and stylish too. Feathers are making a big appearance in rugs, lighting and art with exquisite detailing and artsy elements.
COLOR OF THE MOMENT: Blue! I have been obsessed with upholstering our living room sofa in a chic cobalt velvet lately. I think my instincts are right on, because this beautiful hue is here to stay but in a super chic way. Acrylic accents, bold furniture pieces and textural hides were all over market. Blue is the new black!
CHAIN LINK: This killer trend is a classic and manufactures are showing plenty of it with their new collections. My favorite pieces are the chain link furniture collection from Bernhardt. I love how they choose a large scale link for their desks, etageres and hardware. Since chain link can be bold and aggressive, using it in small doses of brass will easily bring the updated industrial look to your home.