I can’t believe it is almost Thanksgiving which, means it has been more than a month since High Point Market. So I thought I would give one final post on the direction that I see design trends going and why as a designer High Point Market is a must.

An area that is growing in the design industry is the dorm room/starter apartment/first home segment. This area previously was always stuck with pieces that had very few options and not a whole lot of design to the options. DHP is changing that. They have partnered with Cosmo to create a trendy line as well as the Novogratz for style. The result is fun functional furniture at an amazing price. Their pieces are made for small living and the sofas are all actually futons. I have used this line for staging and they have a really great look!

 

Universal Furniture came out with the Coastal Living Collection which really hits home being based out of Florida. The collect is well curated with combinations that we would actually use in a coastal design. I fell in love with the textures and finishing touches that they added to the line. Check out this video to learn more about it.

Coastal Living by Universal

Aidan Gray introduced the Antiques Diva collection. This is a fantastic partnership that is redefining the look of antiques. I am in love with the uses of fabrics and lucite in this collection! It is pure opulence!

Stickley reminded us how absolutely beautiful wood can be. Sometimes I think we are swayed by the flashy and newest trend and forget that really amazing well thought out quality pieces will always be in style and last forever. Each piece is finished like glass a technique that will always amaze.

Bernhardt, Littman Brands, Modern History and EJ Victor brought us maximalism. Check out the previous post to get all the details. But just remember really big hardware and over the top finishes. Here are some pictures to remind you what I think is going to be the biggest trend that we will see in the coming months and years.

From my last post you read all about the California influence on many designers and styles. Here are some images that we saw from those looks from Norwalk, Four Hands, Surya and Cisco Brothers.

Thibaut reminded us about color and mixing of patterns while partnering with Crypton to make all those amazing fabrics functional in your home! They are one of the absolute bests at mixing patterns and bold colors and creating a style that is always recognized as truly Thibaut. Brings me back to my New England roots every time!

And last but not least you have outdoor furniture which will always have to give a nod to Lloyd Flanders as the originator of so many amazing designs and techniques. I personally fell in love with their swings! Check out their website for all of their amazing pieces and tons of options. Not to mention their fantastic history!

So at the end of the day, my final take away from fall High Point Market is that it really is all about the end user and what is best for them. There are so many options available, there is amazing history and there is a vibrancy that can only be experienced in person. I am so inspired to get back to designing new spaces for my clients and I hope that everyone got a little glimpse into what drives the design process.