To Market To Market

Every spring and fall, the Interiors Joan and Associates design team treks to High Point, N.C. to attend the High Point International Furniture Market. The world’s largest home furnishings trade show is like fashion week for furniture. With over 180 buildings and 12 million square feet of showroom space, it is the place to be to see the latest in home design trends, colors, and furnishing debuts.

While some trends and new product collections never make it to the mainstream, the design team has collected their favorite new styles that will make a lasting impact on our region. Here’s what’s hot and what’s not for interior design this spring!

Wicker and Caning: There is a definite resurgence of interest in these woven wonders from yesteryear! Think pliable twigs or other materials that are woven together to create patterns and designs or even entire frames and sides of furniture pieces. The caning was present in detailing on casegoods and as the frames of chairs and tables, as well.

Carved detailing and interesting hardware on casegoods: Dimensional designs give wooden pieces movement, interest, and life. These statement pieces are perfect in almost any setting in the home.

Furniture lines: These are taking a turn toward more traditional styling in look and design influence. These highly sophisticated pieces are updated with simpler details while maintaining the classic vibe we all know and love.

4 Color: Grays are warming up; and now colors, tones, stains, and finishes are moving toward a warmer, browner palette. Update your own gray space by introducing warmer toned accessories, paint colors, pillows and artwork.

Contrast: High contrast is always striking, and the newest way to use the design is by painting or wall covering your walls with DARK even BLACK colors. It seems as though the cryptic color could be too intimidating to use in this way, but we promise the end result will be a good dramatic.

Tables: Cluster tiered tables to create a layered cocktail table that has dimension and interest. Little drink “scatter” tables are also a functional and beautiful trend right now! Utilize them to give guests a convenient place to set a cocktail while you entertain.

 

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