As most of you probably already know, I was incredibly lucky to be one of ten design bloggers to take part in the High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour at spring market this year! Going to High Point is always inspiring, but this time was such a dream. (If you’re not familiar with High Point Market, you can read about it here and here)
The Design Blogger Team
Haneen of HANEEN’S HAVEN, www.haneens-haven.com | Heather French, blog.frenchandfrenchinteriors.com
Niki McNeill, www.singlebubblepop.com/blog | Elizabeth Scruggs, www.superior-construction-and-design.com
Alyssa Motheral, greyhuntinteriors.com | Stephanie of Olive and Tate, www.oliveandtate.com
Laura Hamburg, www.willowstreetinteriors.com/willow-street-at-home
Alberthe K. Buabeng, www.albieknows.design | Allison, www.frenchcountrycottage.net
Tamara Matthews-Stephenson, nestnestnest.blogspot.com
We visited gorgeous sponsor showrooms, got to hear iconic designers talk about their lines, and were introduced to some really talented people. I was so honored to be part of such an amazing group. And as usual, I spotted loads of inspiring design trends that I’m super excited to incorporate into projects, and share with all of you!
Are you guys familiar with Suzanne Kasler’s and Sarah Richardson’s work?
I mean, these two women are such an inspiration to me, and it was incredible to hear them talk about their lines for Hickory Chair and Palliser Furniture, respectively.
The inspiration was seriously non-stop, and I spotted lots of pretty trends that I’m excited to let you all in on, so let get started!
Here are my first 5 trend takeaways from High Point Market. I’ll be sharing more in the next few weeks, so don’t forget to come back to see the rest! This would be one, epically long post if I shared them all today.
Trend One: Statement Chairs
Statement chairs were everywhere this spring, and I’m loving this trend. A statement chair is essentially an accent chair, but with more personality. I think, in general, home trends are moving towards a simpler, cleaner aesthetic, but I’m NOT talking minimalism, whatsoever – High Point was loaded with rich colors, textures, and incredibly bold pieces. What I mean by simpler and cleaner is, I think we’re doing away with smaller decorative collections (AKA tchotkes) and replacing them with bolder and larger focal points for a cleaner overall look – to my eye anyway. Essentially less ‘stuff’ but more character, and statement chairs are a really effective and beautiful way to keep a space bold and uncluttered without sacrificing character, uniqueness, and that wow factor that we’re all after.
Trend Two: Statement Lighting
I noticed the same trend with lighting as I did with statement chairs. Bold, interesting pieces that stand out from the crowd. Adding a bolder lighting choice to a space allows you to add plenty of interest and make an impact with less.
Trend Three: Natural and Woven Finishes
Caning, bamboo, rattan, and other naturally woven materials are having a major moment in the design world, and I am loving it! I usually incorporate natural materials somewhere in each of my projects, so this is one trend I’m completely on board with. I think the key to using it successfully is to resist the urge to overdo it, which, come to think of it, rings true for just about every trend!
Trend Four: Large Scale Art
I first started incorporating large scale art into projects a few years ago, so I wouldn’t say this trend is totally new, but it is EVERYWHERE now – every showroom, nearly every booth we visited – and I am digging it. Again, it’s all about bigger impact with less ‘stuff’ these days, and these large scale art pieces are the perfect replacement for the smaller scale, busier wall galleries that dominated the design world for the last decade.
Trend Five: Bold Pattern
I absolutely love pattern, and I’m really excited to be seeing lots of bold and large scale pattern, especially florals, have their moment in the sun.
I don’t think pattern can really ever be ‘in’ or ‘out’ (although, certain patterns can be overdone to the point that we all hope to never see them again.)
I don’t want to name names but, ahem.
Chevron? Goodbye forever. Am I right?
I absolutely adore how fun some of these large prints are, but if you’re afraid to use them on a large scale, as in, with wallpaper or upholstery, try out some large scale botanical art for similar impact with less of the commitment.
What do you think? Could you see yourself incorporating some of these trends into your own home?
I have more trend spotting posts on the way, Guys, so don’t forget to stop by in the next couple of weeks for more High Point Market inspiration.
Until then, Friends.