My first High Point Fall Market was incredible, fun, and a little overwhelming, if I'm being honest. I love many styles, and colors, and every vendor display captured my imagination. As I made my way from showroom to showroom, one resonating trend, dare I barely call it a trend, was comfort. While there were some very modern designs, most of what struck me were collected and unique designs—beautiful velvets in bold and subtle colorways, supple leathers, and overstuffed seating. Warm wood tones, cozy pillows, and bedding in mixed-match patterns eluded the comfort of home. Antiques and reproductions were incorporated in many different ways. I will say, the "farmhouse white washed style" seems to have vanished, but old-world, vintage, and mixed styles were the show stoppers.
All white was barely found; the look is collected and warm, with a mix of the old and new. Even the more modern showrooms incorporated velvets in bold colors, which softened the look and took the edge off the designs. My fellow old home and old world lovers, we are "on trend."
As I noted above, velvets were everywhere, bright reds, and soft mauves, and mixed together into one piece of furniture with leather creating an unexpected piece that would look fabulous in a casual family room.
Botanicals were everywhere, which made my heart sing. From furniture pieces, art and decor, it was everywhere. It shows you that the classics never go out of style, so keep treasure-hunting friends.
Paisleys, richly textured fabrics, wallpapers, and lighting all evoked old-world comfort. Browns, peacock blue, and lots of fun fringes clearly indicate to me that this classic design style is still a favorite in the design world and isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
I'm excited to start incorporating more of these styles into my designs, and I think you'll also love them. I've always been drawn to the classics, those pieces that stand the test of time. The Market left me energized and ready to help you design an extraordinary space.
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Until next time,