We’ve just returned from High Point Market and are so excited about all the new product introductions and trends that we saw. We can’t wait to integrate them in one form or fashion into our future designs!!! Take a look at the Top 10 things you should know about to stay current on the latest interior digs.
With the surge of interest in urban and loft-style living spaces, mainly driven by the Millenial demographic, properly scaled furniture is a must! These spaces are often very efficiently planned to pack all the functionality needed without wasting a square foot! Many vendors showed great smaller scale furniture to design these fun spaces!
The retro influence, as I like to refer to it, has definitely picked up steam. Many vendors are embracing the frames from days of old and reinterpreting them into 21st century masterpieces. A favorite was Vanguard’s recliner that you’d never guess wasn’t just a chair!
Geometrics continue to be strong statements in fabrics and frames. Curves and right angles cohabitate nicely in a room, bringing interest, sophistication and even whimsy!
Golds, silvers, champagnes and coppers- all in brushed, satin and high polished finishes are making their claim in today’s design plans. Metallics are a new “basic”. Appearing in fabric, artwork, metal bases on case pieces, benches and stools- you’ll be hard pressed to avoid these in keeping with current design trends. Plus, their reflective qualities are perfect for brightening up a dark space, and their neutrality blends well when the using a complex color scheme.
High performance fabrics:
Crypton and Sunbrella are the unsung heroes when it comes to upholstery that can stand up to today’s lifestyle demands. Sunbrella used to be reserved for outdoors because of it’s solution dyed quality that’s bleach cleanable. Crypton was reserved mainly for commercial use, felt boardy and came in very limited patterns and colors. Now, they’ve each expanded their offerings, making them a smart choice for residential interior applications that not only wear great but look great as well!
Acrylic, lucite and glass are not just for contemporary spaces! There’s a plethora of unique accent pieces and furnishings that can be incorporated into even some very traditional designs. It’s colorless quality makes it a breeze to work into any color scheme and it’s a great way to make surface space available in tighter spaces, without looking cluttered.
Agate. Onyx and Quartzite are gaining popularity as they showed up more prevalent in tables and other case pieces. The translucent nature of these stones enable them to become a conversation piece whether as is, or even under lit. This is definitely a great unique option for those looking for a little subtle drama!
These pieces combine different patterns and colors to create an art deco look. Whether it’s alternating geometry, coloration or integrating animal prints, when a piece of this is in a room, it’ll surely be noticed. The key is to keep it special by surrounding it with softer, simpler pieces to ensure it maintains the spotlight!
Bold, saturated colors were prevalent in fabrics and accessories, particularly cobalt blues and emerald greens. Blue mirrored glass and malachite stone top tables exemplify this very specific trend you’ll be seeing in the marketplace!
For more info on color trends, see Houzz article below:
This green-conscious trend has really taken off! Reclaimed wood has made it’s way into furniture now for the past couple of years, making it environmentally friendly and sustainable. The newest spin we’re seeing are “live” edges on table tops and case pieces, which give it a very natural look as well. Teak bases and twisted root looks are also falling into this organic fold with unique ways to express nature in your own personal way- especially since on most of these pieces no two are exactly alike!
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Rattan has long been used in furniture due to its flexibility, durability, and ability to regenerate in 5-7 years, which is quicker than many other natural elements. In the past few years, we’ve seen rattan venture out to so many categories, including indoor and outdoor decor, furnishings, rugs, and more!
Spring is a great season for pastel tones grounded with neutral whites, creams, and sandy colors. This season we’ve selected fabrics and tones that bring us right back to our favorite beaches.
When building or renovating your home, a great way to open up your kitchen is to ensure there are windows strategically placed near or in the kitchen. An open-concept design with high or vaulted ceilings can allow light to travel better through your space, maximizing natural light!