Hi everyone, I hope you have enjoyed my first two posts about the color and design trends I spotted this Spring at High Point Market. If you missed my color trend report you can catch up HERE if you missed the first four trends you can catch up HERE. Today I have the last four trends I spotted at 2017 High Point Spring Market.
One of a Kind
5. Tribal Inspired: We have seen lot’s of Moroccan inspired textiles and patterns over the past couple of years but tribal Africa is the latest craze. African textiles like Kuba cloth and Mud cloth had a strong presence in many of the showrooms.
African inspired patterns and design stood out as being an emerging trend.
Tribal inspired pillows were abundant all over market.
These baskets, hand made in Africa were a big hit among show goers.
6. Touchy Feely: Texture is an important element in almost all home decor right now. Everything from furniture to pillows, throws and accessories are shouting out “touch me”!This sculptural, faceted console from Vertuu is a perfect example as is the brown armoire from Noir in the second image above.
Large scale chunky throws like this one below from Aviva Stanoff are very on trend.
Artwork was very textural at Market with thick painterly brush strokes seen on paintings and more sculptural work like this piece from Palecek.
This new collection of pottery from Continental Home made quite the textural statement.
Even pillows that generally don’t have a whole lot of texture were adorned with crystals, feathers, thick embroidery and all sorts of tactile delights.
Obviously, these textural couture pillows are more art for the sofa and not so much for weekend napping.
Textured carpets and shag rugs are making a comeback as well. This was a wall hanging at Loloi but I think it is also a rug.
7. One of a Kind: Similar to the old Burger King commercial, today’s homeowner wants it their way. Manufactures have taken note and furniture is now available in a multitude of fabric and finish options. Not only for high end custom furniture but even the big box stores are offering more choices than ever before.
On another note, I believe the tide has turned and individual artistry is once again in high demand. We have grown weary of filling our homes with “made in China” soul-less junk. Everyone seems to be on the decluttering band wagon and getting rid of all the useless “stuff”. Going forward we are focusing on owning less but surrounding ourselves with unique items that speak to us and have meaning. High Point Market was full of so many creative artists and designers producing beautiful bespoke items for the home.
Custom lighting from Lousie Gaskill is a perfect example. Each piece is made from vintage glass and lighting pieces so no two are alike.
Textile and lighting designer Aviva Stanoff presses plants, crystals, felt, corals, and all sorts of organics into fabric to create glorious pillows of which no two are alike.
8. Downsize Me: This final trend was on my radar as we get ready to move from a large house in the country to a small, more urban apartment. Housing studies continue to show that babyboomers are downsizing in huge numbers and millennials are forgoing the big house in the burbs to remain in the city. The vendors have taken notice and I spotted more modular and smaller scale pieces than ever before.
Ambella Home had quite a few options for smaller modular pieces that are flexible depending on individual needs. I especially like the pie shaped upholstery pieces that doubles as a table or seating depending on the homeowners needs.
These small fun accent pieces from Berhardt can be used individually or grouped together and arranged at will.
These small tables from Highland House can be used separably as side tables or grouped together for a custom sized, colored and shaped cocktail table.
More modular seating from Ambella home works equally well for seating, as an ottoman or with a tray as additional table space.
So there you have it! The eight trends I saw at Spring Market. I hope you enjoyed my pictorial report. I’d love to hear from you in the comments below which trends you like or dislike.