Missed our High Point Market adventures on Instagram? Not to fret – we took thorough notes of all the trends and takeaways for you to enjoy! Take a read for some of our favourite themes we noticed from showroom to showroom, or have a look on our Instagram story highlight
Plaid + Striped Upholstery
No matter where we went, both plaid and stripes were in – especially on upholstery. The unexpected patterns that have transitioned from fashion to interiors were a hot commodity, and we’re over the moon with this trend! Some of the greatest silhouettes were displayed with unexpected pops of plaid or stripes across the entire piece, and we were in love.
Textured, Moody Walls
Gone are the days of plain white walls… textured, moody walls stole the show. Usually done with plaster or a limewash paint, moodier walls with personality and warmth really allow a space to sing, and tend to bring out the colours in the furniture pieces as well. Have you added any textured walls to your projects lately? We’d love to know!
Curved Sofa Arms
Last year, we saw a ton of curved back sofas, as well as overall curved frames. Now, we’re seeing the curved trend migrate onto the arms of sofas and chairs. The arms themselves are taking on a shape of their own, in order to mold in unison with your arm naturally. We also saw a few curved bases of chairs and sofas taking on new shapes – again, adding way more personality to the furniture itself, and we’re here for it!
Nods To Nature
One trend that was very present was nature and the outdoors incorporated into interior spaces. There was animal life displayed on walls, insect decor such as butterflies, dragonflies and bees, as well as animal-footed furniture – yes, the claws are coming back! These themes add so much life and personality to a space (which we’re all craving), so we don’t see this trend slowing down anytime soon.
Clustered Coffee Tables
Large scale coffee tables are something we can all appreciate and drool over - but unfortunately, they’re a little hard to find sometimes. At this fall’s show, we saw plenty of large scale coffee tables, but we also saw two coffee tables pushed side by side to create a larger footprint, as well as 7-8 side tables pushed together in a cluster to form a more interesting take on a coffee table. However you decide to furnish your next project, remember that you don’t have to stick just one table in a room – there are plenty of options by choosing multiples of the same or similar items, in order to elevate the space and make it appear to look larger!
We saw a little bit of vintage in previous shows, but now, we’re seeing lots of it! Vintage pieces and heirlooms were almost in every showroom we visited – regardless of the design style. It’s evident that aged, lived in pieces are a hot commodity these days, as they tell a story, and always warm up an otherwise stark, boring space. What’s more, some of our vendors are now offering one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, including Regina Andrew, Loloi and Jaipur!
From new sofa silhouettes to playful animal themes, we thoroughly enjoyed our latest trip to High Point, North Carolina! These upcoming trends of texture, pattern and hints of vintage will continue to be seen in spaces for a while, and we can’t wait to see how you incorporate them into your projects!