Highlight from High Point
Twice a year, High Point, North Carolina transforms into the largest furniture and decorative goods market in the country. The beautiful examples of trendy design concepts shown at the market will inspire me to create spaces, rooms, and homes for people to enjoy for years to come!
Let me paint a picture for you: vendors, marketers, furniture makers, artisans, and other people in the furniture, design, and decorative goods industries take over this North Carolina town. Multiple buildings and floors show their wares, offering free meals and hosting extravagant parties with free flowing alcoholic beverages, superb cuisine, music, and lots of merriment -- all to entice designers to purchase their product. Attendees also enjoy informational sessions and classes for continuing education credits.
One major highlight for me was participating in several style spotters tours, which are insider tours of new and trending items offered to anyone interested. Here’s what I gleaned from the insiders at Spring Market 2019.
Trending for 2019…
Gray is taking a back seat as a soft neutral to stronger colors, such as pink and green.
For example, a pink sofa might be matched with a gray chair and gray pillows.
At other times, a green velvet sofa might go best with gray and pink side chairs and ottomans.
Velvets everywhere! Soft, richly colored velvets adorn sofas of almost every furniture manufacturer. Channel backed sofas, tufted sofas, and modern sofas are covered with
soft velvets. In addition, the sofas often have a thick side arm, meant to be used as an extra seat in a party situation. The velvets are usually solid, and paired with one colorful side chair.
Multi-height, two or three-tiered nesting cocktail tables capture the imagination of furniture manufacturers. Any style, any size goes, with a variety of material combinations.
This returning trend is back with a vengeance. Typically, statement-making designs adorn one wall to create a focal point. Bold and oversized patterns are becoming popular, and old patterns are coming back in new ways.
Large spokes and LED-filled lights make a splash in almost every style and finish.
Colorful, painted, beautifully designed, artistic pieces are stunning examples of the finest artisanal work.
Using Modern Design Trends in Your Home
If you want to update your home, it doesn’t have to look like a showroom. You can utilize some of these concepts to update one or two items, or you can overhaul your entire room. Imagine the possibilities and have fun with it. If you’re ready to move forward, consider seeking the expert advice of a design professional to avoid making costly mistakes.
Each time I visit High Point, I learn about the evolving market and improve my awareness of the latest trends. New design ideas inspire me to create more custom and artisanal pieces, making every home unique to the individual. Using color, material, and statement pieces, the home can reflect personality and pizazz.