Design Trends

Design Trends: Best Of High Point Market Spring 2015

I’ve just spent a whirlwind week at High Point Market Spring 2015 reviewing the new furniture and home decor product lines.  Incase you didn’t know High Point, NC is the furniture center of the world.  It has 11.5 Million Square Feet of furnishing during market.  Buyers, designers, press and everyone important in the home furnishings industry will come from around the world to descend on this small southern town to purchase the furniture, home accessories and determine the trends you will see in media and choose for your homes.

My week was wonderfully exciting and totally exhausting visiting showrooms in search of the beautiful.  I logged almost 20 miles of walking on my fitness tracker.  Now that I’ve caught my breath I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of my Best of Market picks.  Remember, some of my selections are for “art” sake.

I’ll cover the important trends more in-depth later. For now, I hope you’ll enjoy seeing the beauty of what’s down the road before you see these trends in any magazine or store.

There were many trends at market but a common theme I saw across categories was what I’m calling:  Femininity.

– Our curves were celebrated in furniture and accessories

– Our love for jewelry and jewel tones

– Girlish glamour in embellishments and patterns

– A mixing of soft paired with an edge, just like a women’s body and attitude.

See if you notice it now.  Here’s a look at my Best of Market.

gold trimmed chairs

Gold is back – It was Everywhere


Kelly Wearstler’s lamp collection for Visual Comfort was stunning.


Kelly Wearstler - Visual Comfort lamps Hpmkt spring

Kelly Wearstler chandelier

Curren Ball lampCirca ball lamp.

 New uses for Hide

This Jamie Young hide chair & hide as lace pillow

Hide chair - Jamie Young

Celebrating Femininity & Curves

Curves Sofa by Cookout

The entire sofa back was pleated.

Desire-chair-pleats by Koket


The curved brass adds a sexiness to the furniture lines.



Gold trim on chair



Stones & Jewel Tones


Lamps made of stones and carved patterns

High Point mkt Best of market

Hypnotic-chandelier by Koket

Hot pink and gold Hypnotic chandelier by Koket

Dukes & Duches Curves were everywhere in the tables and lamps of Dukes & Duchess

Lambskin pillowsJewel tones in dyed Lambskin pillows

Embellishments – Crystals, Beads & Pearls

velvet tufted youth bed with crystalsThis youth bed has crystals embedded in the tufting

youth bed with crystals

beaded pillows Pyarh close upExquisite beading on these pillows

Crystal pendants - Hpmkt I saw crystal pendants in a variety of shapes

Pendants by Luna Belle lampsHand blown pendants lights by Luna Belle

Natural Curiosities - artwork stoneEmbellished in gold Larger than life art prints of cut stones

It’s a quick look at what’s coming for fall.  What did you like?

Until next time …

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