Design Inspiration

09 May 2017

DESIGN INSPIRATION MAY 2017: Spring 2017 High Point Market

The high point furniture market spring 2017

The spring furniture market in Highpoint, NC is a bit like Fashion Week in New York…fashion-forward furniture designers display their latest collections, and interior design professionals scoop up the best ones. Some trends may be a bit more regional, such as the new Pendleton look seen in some Sunbrella outdoor fabrics (picture outdoor patio cushions in Pendleton plaid, in the mountains of Vail). But elements of some new trends will become pervasive, and will be seen in all styles.

Exciting trends

This spring’s market revealed some exciting trends that we are already using in some of our projects. One we particularly like is a color combination of soft lavenders, creams, whites and touches of deep-purple grey. Just whispers of color, these barely-there tones are emerging in home décor, and create the perfect setting for a retreat from the world. These new colors feel soft and serene, but never sweet or cute—feminine, but not delicate. Other new elements in the design world—combinations of metal, lucite, glass and painted wood—add a luxe quality that is present, but understated.

lavender chair
Fashion-Forward Designs from Spring 2017 High Point Market

How does one incorporate a new design trend?

For the faint of heart, we will add the daring new look in a minimal way, perhaps in an accent piece. The perfect accent is all about the chair, and it can make quite a statement! The chairs shown here are almost sculptural in design, with sleek lines and softness, without looking fragile. The finishes shown are those new elements of metal, lucite, glass and painted wood.
There is no end to inventive ways to use materials in interior design. Our recent work includes some pretty special combinations: a bronze-tone finished iron console with thick, lucite shelves; tufted ottomans with lucite and brass legs; and cocktail tables of laminate material with blackened silver bases.


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