Hot Off The Runway
For those of you who are not familiar with the High Point Market, "it is the home fashion world's equivalent to Fashion Week, with more products, more trends, and more excitement than any other home show." To give you an idea there is over 11.5 million square feet of showspace!
This report will focus on this falls hot finds from over 2000+ suppliers and representing over 100+ countries that will be making there way into retailers near you.
We're seeing a lot of mixed finishes on the same piece, i.e. silver and gold being used together. Also noticing that finishes are dulled down, not so shiny but not quite matte on the brass and gold/ silver finishes but rather brushed gold and brushed bronze. Gold is still in line to replace polished nickel this year for the hot new finish.
Walnut is back with a huge insurgence and we're seeing it mixed with stainless.
There were a lot of crinkled finishes highlight at the show almost like a rolled up piece if paper unfolded.
There was a heavy use of pattern on floor coverings, fabrics and wall coverings with traditional styling being used on modern fabrics.
This falls show was not about a specific colour but about the use of colour itself. This is my territory...my comfort zone of colour and it is so nice to see so many happy colors this fall and being used everywhere!
The 3r's are still a big trend Reduce Reuse and Recycle were everywhere
Call it reclaimed vintage. Instead of the finish being the focal such as the washed out Restoration Hardware type wood, the focus is on vintage itself showcasing the era in which it was originally designed. Reclaimed furnishings that can be combined in a personal, unexpected way using old time pieces with new styles such as fan and tractor parts that are less rusty but still industrial.
Wired! Last year I highlighted the trend of caging, this years take on that is that everything wired, such as exposed Edison style bulbs, fashion forward glam but with a rustic/vintage look.
We saw a lot of shapes to furniture aside from square that weren't previously possible with but with recent technological advances in manufacturing there were a ton of curves!
Couture lines that are forward in design but still traditional in styling.
Tufting in not just on he inside of upholstered pieces but also on the outside frame. Bringing the fashion into the furniture.
Even the reclaimed industrial pieces had less rustic and more refined lines.
We're starting to see more accessorizing of the wall outside of art. This is dimensional wall art such as sculptures, modern arrangements of vintage pots/pans, 3d panels etc. There was an insurgence of clocks as well and not just on the walls
The key as always with design is to "Create your own visual style.......let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others." - Orson Wells. With the assistance of a professional designer we can help put your space on the design map!