Hi everyone! I just finished up an incredible few days at this years Spring High Point Market in North Carolina. There were so many beautiful new styles and concepts I found that I’m sure we’ll be seeing pop up all over the internet and shops in the coming months. I wanted to share with you a few of my favorites and give you some ideas on how to bring these new trends and styles into your own home or your client’s. Enjoy!
I love this mix of prints, patterns, and pops of color by Taylor Burke for Mitchell Black. It’s an updated mid-century look that I think is great for spring and summer. It looks luxurious and detailed but can be achieved easily and for less. One way you can incorporate this look into a design is to add pop-of-color furniture and accessories and pair with new bold patterned art prints. If you or your client are brave and can make the commitment, bold wallpaper is in this spring!
This market was all about bold and unexpected color. Color furniture was definitely a hit. I fell in love with these lounge chairs by Bernhardt. Aside from color, texture at High Point was a big focus as well. this rich velvet full of movement was very popular. It has a very glamorous feel and adds a ton of dimension to this cool color. There are so many furniture pieces out there in colors and textures like these to choose from. But if you don’t want to overhaul your whole design, you can always look for color velvet accessories like pillows and throw blankets for a similar luxurious effect.
Continuing with the velvet trend, there was a reemergence of gold with soft textures like this. Everything felt very midcentury meets high end luxury with clean modern lines. Again, adding pieces like this are very much a commitment, so small accessories with similar color and texture are a great way to play with this trend this spring.
For the color-adverse client we’ve all had, there’s always neutral. And in this case, it’s a step up with beautiful stitching and texture.
One of my favorite new trends from market this year is stone table tops and accessories. This stunning crystal-like coffee table from Bernhardt can easily add an interesting central element to almost any modern design. What I love so much about natural elements like stone it that they can be modern but also tie in with traditional elements. Natural elements are the best way to blend two very different styles. If you can’t replace your table, look for stone and quartz accessories to start popping up that can easily update your design with minimal effort.
Mirrors seem to be sticking around! And I’m not upset about it. This trend is another great way to blend styles and colors that can be difficult to get to work together. You can mix traditional pieces really well with modern mirrored pieces like this desk and chair set also from Bernhardt. If you have a lot of colors going on, sticking to neutral and clean lined pieces like this that reflect light is a great way to bring it all together. As an alternative to buying a new desk set, try just one chair at a more traditional desk or clean, mirrored accessories like the ones pictured here.
I hope this was a helpful recap of what I found to be the favorite trends at High Point this season and some of my suggestions are useful for bringing market to your designs at home.