This is it! Today is my final wrap up of my three part trend report from High Point Market. I hope you enjoyed Part One and Part Two. I am finishing up my series today with the final three trends I spotted at Spring Market.
7. Elevated Organics: Nature inspired decor is nothing new, but taking natural elements and elevating it’s importance by using it on furniture and lighting is a growing trend. This console chest from Ambella Home is an especially beautiful example. Brass sculpted cherry blossoms adorn the white oak front.
This branch inspired brass base on the ottoman/coffee table is another example from Vanguard. (notice too the blush colored top as I pointed out in my first trend post).
This “sapling” cocktail table is also from Amabella Home and another beauty.
This divided screen from Currey not only uses oyster shells as inspiration but uses the actual shells. Accented with satin brass the shells are “elevated” to a work of art.
Rock crystals are another huge trend right now, especially for lighting. I visited three different lighting showrooms and they all were showcasing lighting that was designed using rock crystals. This rock crystal chandelier and the two rock crystal sconces are both from Visual Comfort.
Speaking of rock crystals, Kathyrn McCoy has built an entire company around using rock crystals.
I already mentioned in my previous post about the overwhelming amount of gold finishes in lighting. This sconce by Currey is so realistic it looks like ginkgo leaves were dipped in gold and then turned into a sconce.
This brass “daisy” pendant is a new introduction from Kate Spade for Visual Comfort.
8. Accessories: A continuing trend for accessories is what I call the “specimen” trend. Nine out of ten showrooms used displays of sea shells, drift wood, turtle shells, rocks, animal horns and feathers.
Petrified wood was also very popular (and pricey) this past Market and I saw it in all shapes and sizes.
Coral was spotted in a few showrooms but not as much as I had seen in previous years. Geodes and crystals were much more popular this Spring.
Besides the real deal, accessories that referenced nature were also are very popular. These green topiaries from Global Views were eye catching.
Spiny sea urchin shapes are still popular and I saw them displayed both on the wall and on tables. These from Harp and Finial looked great on the black and white stripped wall and were the only ones I saw that were NOT gold.
Global and ethnic influence is still trending and I loved this vignette from Harp and Finial with the Moroccan inspired mirrors and the elephant table lamps.
I can’t talk about accessories and not mention Chinoiserie (Chinese influenced design and motifs) which is classic but more popular that ever.
This chinoiserie mirror from Kenian Home was a new introduction this Spring and a crowd favorite. (notice the gold faux turtle shell on the table below and the large scale botanical wallpaper which is my final trend below).
9. Fabrics and wallpaper: Birds and flowers are still trending for both wallpaper and fabrics. This wallpaper panel on display at Ambella Home also incorporates several other trends I have already mentioned such as the color pink, and the organic shape of the table base and chinoiserie.
This bold wallpaper featuring birds is new from Kate Spade for Kravet.
Birds, watercolor cloud wallpaper and bright floral pillows at Eastern Accents.
Another trend in both fabric and wallpaper is a soft watercolor look. This Thibaut wallpaper is a perfect example. The large scale flowers almost seem to bleed into one another as if they were just freshly painted.
For those of you old enough to remember Tie Dye back from back in the 70’s… it’s back! I have very fond memories of spending an entire Summer tie dying white Fruit of the Loom t-shirts. I wish I knew what happened to them because a few were outstanding!
This tie dye fabric chair was one of my favorites from Huntington House Furniture.
This fabric on the chair below from Rowe Furniture reminds me of one of those spin art toys and is another example of the watercolor look that was so popular at Spring Market.
This last one is also from Huntington House and the fabric felt like velvet. All the bloggers sat in it and no one wanted to get up it was so comfortable and soft.
Well, that wraps it up my friends. I hope you have enjoyed my photographic summary of the Spring High Point Market trends. As a final treat I have one more image that features many of the trends I have highlighted over the past three days.
How many trends in this one photo can you spot?
If you missed part one or part two and would like to read those, the links are below.