Interior Trends from High Point Market

May 21, 2017 - accent chair

Written by Kitty Burruss

Sunday, 21 May 2017

This spring, we assimilated thousands of interior and seat professionals in creation a event to North Carolina’s High Point Furniture Market – a world’s largest home furnishings trade uncover featuring usually over 2000 vendors in over 10-million block feet of uncover space. To contend we can’t utterly see it all in 4 days is an understatement!   But we persevered to see as most as we presumably could, assembly adult with vendors I’ve worked with for years, holding “Suites Spots” tours to learn about other designers’ favorite sources, and usually erratic a immeasurable halls and booths to learn new gems.   As opposite as any businessman might primarily appear, there are really major trends that incited adult in counter after booth.

Photo: The Chinoiserie demeanour is still going strong, as evidenced during High Point Furniture Market this spring.

While we always advise clients to pattern a home around their personal preferences and needs, it’s good to stay sideways of a trends so we know what products and colors will be easy (or difficult!) to find and source in a arriving year. When colors are “in,” mills will siphon out a accumulation of fabrics in those colors, and you’ll see them not usually spin adult in magazines and designers’ work, yet during a sell turn in vast sequence stores like Ethan Allen, Pottery Barn, and Target creation it most easier for a homeowner to find a accumulation of processed pillows, furnishings, and accessories in that tone palette.  Even if you’re not redecorating a room or in need of a new sofa, introducing usually a few on-trend accents each few years can keep a room feeling uninformed and forestall that static, staged look.  These are a few of a au courant trends speckled around Market this Spring:

Color-wise, it’s all about blues and greens.  The Blue and White trend, that is truly a classical tone mixed that has recently had resurgence in popularity, was everywhere, and people are throwing in splashes of green.  Shades of immature trimming from splendid chartreuse to deep, mellow moss brew beautifully with blues.  These shades of weed and sky work together to emanate relaxing, gentle tone palettes.  These colors are branch adult on lamps, accessories like vases and musical boxes and trays, and when we toured a seat bureau in Hickory, a fabric receiving room was a undoubted sea of blues and greens, with nary a red or marigold to be found.  I envision that in further to a blues and greens, you’ll start to see several shades of purple – from dark lavender to low plum – being churned in as an accent color.  What does this meant for you?  If you’re formulation to refurbish your accents, furniture, or bedding, these colors will be a easiest to find in a year ahead.

Perhaps it’s a duration arise of Mike D. Sikes on instagram or a recoil to a country farmhouse demeanour we’ve been flooded with for a final several years, yet Chinoiserie with it’s antique allure and some-more grave feel was out in full outcome during Market, as were accents with an Indochine flair.   Chinoiserie is tangible as a West’s fabrication or evocation of Chinese and East Asian pattern in a possess musical humanities and interiors.  Though not a new trend by any means, as it initial seemed in Western décor as distant behind as a 17th century and became increasingly renouned during a 18th century, it’s left in and out of conform over a centuries as all things au courant  tend to do. Considered super stylish of late, this trend can be simply introduced into a space around a normal blue and white ginger jars, garden stools, and musical bowls that were all displayed in contentment during Market.  Indochine-style rattan chairs, coffee tables, mirrors and screens also popped adult in many vendors’ booths charity some-more ways to incorporate this character into a home.

And bamboo Chinese Chippendale chairs seem to be a latest hip approach to mangle adult a set of dining chairs.  Mixing these side chairs with upholstered horde chairs is a really “now” look, as against to carrying a finish matched set.  They also work splendidly as table chairs or as an accent chair in a bedroom.

Wallpaper is still going strong, generally in large-scale patterns and motifs.  Available in both contemporary styles, like vast geometric patterns and epitome motifs or in some-more normal patterns, like a floral or tree-of-life character paper, a pivotal to looking stream is scale.  Nothing will date a home and roar “1986” like a tiny imitation wallpaper.  The wallpapers of 2017 are large-scale matter makers; they act as a design in a space, rather than as a backdrop, and they need usually an accent counterpart or window to mangle them up.

Vintage or vintage-looking rugs are also in high demand.  Gone are a days of pristine, plush oriental-style rugs.  Everyone is looking for a carpet that looks a tiny faded, a tiny ragged around a edges, and as yet it’s been upheld down for generations or hauled behind from outlandish travels.  I joyfully detected a source that will even take your mint carpet and whiten it and severe it adult just-so in sequence to make it demeanour like a appreciated antique we detected in a marketplace in Marrakesh.  (This source usually works with a Trade, yet we move it adult to let we know usually how many designers are clamoring for this character of rug.)  Whether a tiny selected carpet is layered over a vast sisal or jute rug, or a vast one is used to anchor a room, this is a demeanour that incited adult in mixed showrooms and had designers jumping for a vendors’ business cards.

Whether we select to welcome a trends or hang with your attempted and loyal personal aesthetic, it’s always good to deliver a tiny something new to your home.  I, for one, will be promulgation a really dated, yet not-yet-vintage rug, that’s been collecting dirt in a attic, out to be bleached!

Kitty Burruss is a decorator, writer, wife, and mom to a really bustling four-year-old. Follow her during


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