More High Point trends: Nail heads and more nail heads

Nail heads used to embellish furniture is nothing new. In fact, they are a classic detail in furniture design. However….If I had a nickel for every nail head I saw at High Point this Spring I would be one wealthy decorator! In fact, I would say the vast majority of chairs at this Spring market had nail heads.

nail head open arm chair

I loved the way these nail heads outline the sexy curves of this raspberry velvet chair.

Linda Holt Photo

Linda Holt Photo

and punctuate this black and cream leather wing chair.

Linda Holt Photo

Linda Holt Photo

I wanted to take this silver leather chair with these sparkling chrome nail heads home with me.

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Linda Holt Photo

I also loved this embellished teal green desk chair I spotted at C.R. Laine

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As well as this turquoise chair.

blue chair nail head detail

My travel mate and I both fell in love with this faux alligator leather and Lucite bench.

Linda Holt Photo

Linda Holt Photo

Using nail heads as part of the fabric design was a trend I spotted several times like on this ottoman by designer Barry Dixon.

Linda Holt Photo

Linda Holt Photo

Nail heads on head boards have been trending for a while now and I continued to see plenty of them at market.

nailhead bed

Linda Holt photo

Linda Holt Photo

Linda Holt Photo

Moving beyond upholstery, designer Mary McDonald used nail heads on her wood bedside tables for Chaddock FurnitureĀ (I apologize for the blurry cell phone photo).

night stand with nail heads

Even accessories have not escaped the nail head obsession. One of my favorite finds was this little gold topped white leather box completely surrounded with black nail heads.

nail head box

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So, the big question is…are you a nail head fan or do you think they are being over used?

5 Responses to More High Point trends: Nail heads and more nail heads
  1. Kristie Barnett, TheDecorologist Reply

    Now THAT’S a lot of nail heads. I like ’em. šŸ™‚

  2. nancy foley Reply

    Some of the nailhead trim is just stunning but there is bit of overkill. Can’t help but reminded of the saying “just because you can doesn’t mean you should.”

  3. Jil Sonia Interiors Reply

    Thanks for the the update, I couldn’t make High Point, so I’m glad to hear about whats going on. Personally have always been a fan of nail head detail. Love your examples!

  4. Monique Milne Reply

    I love the nailheads but especially in love with the teal chairs. Great post thanks for sharing it!

  5. Kelly R. @ Interiors For Families Reply

    You took so many great detail shots at market – these are no exception. I happen to love nailheads, as long as they are not overused in a single space (one larger piece or a pair of smaller ones is typically good for me). I have to say I’m not sure about nailheads on small accessories, though – they seem to lose some of their purpose and impact.

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