Trends from High Point Market
High Point Market is one of the top thrills for interior designers to venture to each year. High Point Market sets the trends for the upcoming season and releases the newest styles and innovative furniture and accessories that set the tone for the months ahead. This is a great place for designers to stay ahead of the curve by staying on top of the latest and greatest designs. Twice a year in the quiet town of High Point, the population doubles in size and welcomes over 85,000 vendors, distributors and interior designers.
Here are my favorite design styles from Market that will be hot this spring:
A great example of an innovative sculpture furniture piece is the Cherry Blossom cabinet from Ambella Home collection. It is a media cabinet to hide your television in, but it really is so much more. It is a piece of art. This cabinet incorporates dimension and shape, but also brings in a touch of femininity and texture.
One of my favorite design elements that I saw at Market was the use of watercolor. Instead of incorporating a color through wallpaper or drapery, why not add it through a show-stopping cabinetry piece? The Mabel Watercolor cabinets designed by John Strauss are inspired by watercolor paintings, as well as natural forms such as agate and crystals. This piece is a great statement piece and brings color into your space in fun and creative way.
The use of acrylic was very popular at Market, whether on handle pulls on dressers, legs on cocktail and dining chairs, to dining table bases. It’s a fresh and fun look that gives an illusion of more space and clean lines. One of my favorite pieces that incorporated acrylic are the dining table bases from Belle Meade Signature. The bases bring in a touch of modern whimsy while still being functional and elegant.
Remember that one should not follow trends solely because it is the latest style. Your interior should be a reflection of who you are and add fun, new pieces to your space without compromising your individual style.
written by Mary-Meghan Barone Fisher