There is so much to see at High Point, especially this season where I was one of the 10 Design Influencers for the High Point Market Association and Esteem Media Design Influencers Tour.
With 13 amazing sponsors, on top of thousands of other showrooms, there was a lot to see.
Please take a minute to check out their websites and all they have to offer.
The trend spotting part is always so fun. Seeing the common threads that weave through each showroom is always interesting. It informs what we will see in stores for 2022
I shared my color roundup in a previous post that you can check out HERE
Let's get into some of the other trends observed at market and some of the showrooms and vignettes that inspired me.
Let's start with some of what inspired me.
I shared in the last post that Cisco Home, who happens to be one of the sponsors for the Design Influencers Tour was one of the most inspiring showrooms.
My style is much more colorful than their aesthetic, but what I love about their vibe is the comfy, coziness, textural, lived-in mood.
Some of the other inspiration
Jaipur Living, also one of the Design Influencer Tour sponsors, was very inspiring learning about the Manchana Collection. You can read all about it in my post about our sponsors HERE
Thibaut Design showroom never ceases to amaze with the color and pattern play. Always on trend yet timeless.
I mean, look at this.............
I just love these art pieces. very British Colonial which speaks to my traditional sensibility. The name of the showroom escapes me, but they are so bold and beautiful
I cannot even handle this gorgeousness! My kind of art
I love this hanging outdoor chair from Lloyd Flanders, also a sponsor of the Design Influencers Tour.
Hanging chairs are emerging as a trend as well
I am also loving this outdoor sectional. I love the addition of the metal. It was so comfortable.
Outdoor furnishings are becoming more and more like interior furnishings. Just as comfortable, functional and pleasing to the eye. We saw a lot of fully upholstered pieces, some even with nailhead details.
This outdoor chair with the mixed materials of metal and wicker was very beautiful and comfortable.
Neutrals done right in these vignettes.
Neutrals were trending at market, and even as a color lover, I could appreciate these well layered vignettes
There was a lot more inspiration, but let's get into some of the trends
Lots and lots of texture. Texture helps to provide warmth and cozy comfort in a space. With most of us getting used to the idea of cocooning at home, textures are wonderful for that comfortable vibe
Nubby textiles like boucles, visual texture is wood pieces, rattan, caning & wicker and reeded pieces also were everywhere
This exaggerated reeded panel credenza is just amazing. Image courtesy of South and English showroom tour
We've seen rounded upholstery pieces in previous markets, but we are now seeing rounded shapes in case goods as well.
Capsule type curves in categories are also emerging.
Here we see the capsule shape on an a console table
Large Scale Seating
It is all about comfort these days and we are seeing large-scaled upholstery pieces like sectionals trending
These large curved sectional from Universal Furniture are a showstopper and super comfortable.
Imagine how perfect this set up would be for entertaining in a large living room.
In the past I would avoid specifying sectionals for clients because they tend to be so large and inflexible, but these day sectionals have come a long way. They usually can be configured however you need them to and they are very well tailored.
I find that I am specifying them a lot more these days.
Outdoor Pieces Resembling Indoor Pieces
These pieces from Universal Furniture, one of our sponsors for The Design Influencers Tours, are typically what you would see in outdoor furniture, but touring their gorgeous showroom, and many others, you find fully upholstered pieces that look more like indoor furniture
Pieces like this barrel chair, complete with nail head details
I mean, look at how beautiful these outdoor pieces are!
High Point Market is such a great time to soak up inspiration. Hopefully you are just as inspired.
Let's chat about your next design project.
Wishing You Beauty And Inspiration!