As always High Point Market was full of new and interesting trends that made a splash in showrooms far and near. Scouting the latest designs and products is never dull and always comes with some surprises. This market did not disappoint and left me feeling inspired and excited about the season to come. I would like to share a few of my favorite trends and design concepts seen across the market.
The first and most prominent trend was colorless design. Showrooms were filled with neutral tones which gave off a clean and fresh feel. One showroom that dug deep into this concept, and one of my favorites, was Bernhardt. High-end art pulled together these neutral rooms and made the spaces feel super chic and well-thought-out. Another aspect I loved in the showroom was the use of super dark grey accent walls. These walls make the neutral furniture and décor pop, bringing in an element of drama. Bernhardt always executes the trends of the season with elegance and edge, making them a go-to every year.
It is safe to say the next big trend was a revival of 70s style. Mod is certainly making a comeback, and in a big way. With touches of retro glam and boho chic, seventies style certainly makes a statement. A showroom that displayed this trend well was Precedent. They represented this trend with bold colors, such as pops of bright red and mustard yellow. The seventies were all about bold design and clashes of pattern and color, these are some of the things I saw. In terms of furniture style, chairs and sofas were curved and less rigid. It is always fun watching the old become new again and Precedent displayed this trend revival perfectly.
When it comes to accessories and accents, there were a few major trends that made their way across the entire market, and the biggest was faux fur. Faux fur was in every major showroom in a variety of colors. A great faux throw can absolutely work in almost any space and are available in so many shapes, sizes and colors. They nicely tie into any design style, which is what makes them a go-to for designers and buyers alike.
A few more trends, woven textures, such as rope and sisal, were also big this October. It was seen on furniture and accessories. Woven textures are very neutral and can help diversify a room by adding a unique layer. And when it comes to finishes, we saw a lot of silver and gold used together. Personally, I love seeing this because I believe silver and gold do not have be used separately because they complement each other well. Lastly, we saw many showrooms using a galley style for art and portraits. This is a clustering of various prints in one area. This approach gives an eclectic look, while allowing you to showcase various styles of art in one setting giving a curated feel.
Overall October 2017 was a great success with lots of new inspiring ideas! I always love seeing what’s new and figuring out how we can bring these trends into the store for the customer to see. Visit our showroom today to see what’s new. Until next time High Point!