Hey Lovelies! Today I am back with the final post in my High Point Market Trends round up series. If you missed the first two posts about the color trends and the silhouettes and design details, you can catch them HERE and HERE
I had the great honor of being one of the 10 Design Influencers for the official High Point Market Design Bloggers Tour for Fall 2018, orchestrated by Adam Japko and his fabulous team at Esteem Media. What an amazing opportunity it was to meet my fellow design bloggers and really spend time getting to know our vendor sponsors and their amazing product lines. As a reminder, here is a list of all of our fine sponsors:
Aidan Gray, www.aidangrayhome.com
Bernhardt Furniture, www.bernhardt.com
Cisco Brothers, www.ciscobrothers.com
Crypton Home Fabric, www.crypton.com
Dorel Home, www.dhpfurniture.com
E.J. Victor, www.ejvictor.com
Four Hands, www.fourhands.com
Littman Brands, www.hudsonvalleylighting.com
Lloyd Flanders, www.lloydflanders.com
Modern History Inc., www.modernhistoryhome.com
Thibaut Fine Furniture, www.thibautdesign.com
Universal Furniture, www.universalfurniture.com
I have been going to High Point since 2011, and this market was a completely different experience. This time, I got the chance to slow down a bit, and learn more about the products and the materials. I saw things from a whole new perspective, and I have a new appreciation for the products and how they are made. So much so that this post is dedicated to the materials that were trending at market.
Leather and Hides
Leather and hides were everywhere at market, which is not that unusual. What was unusual is the way they were used. Take for example these beautiful chairs by Aidan Gray with very classic lines. Leather was used in a very contemporary application to really modernize an antique piece. The color-blocking technique also highlights the modern twist to this classic piece.
Leather Framed Mirror At Cisco Brothers
I just love the hide front on this sideboard
These are some of the beautiful leathers offered by Norwalk Furniture
Capiz was also seen seen in unusual applications at market. Typically shown on small side tables, capiz was showing on much larger pieces including chairs. This Bernhardt chair boasts beautiful capiz on the backside. And in the background you can see capiz on the headboard
Metal is soft silhouettes were also trending. How amazing are these pieces from Bernhardt?
I just love this klismos style chair in metal. Very unique
The first chest from Bernhardt has a capiz front with ribbons of german silver inlaid. The one below is wood wrapped in sheets of german silver. Amazing and intricate detailing
Marble Inlaid With Brass
The hand detailed designs of these pieces from E.J. Victor are even better looking in person. The beautiful ribbons of brass inlaid on marble is very eye catching
Grasscloth on case goods
Grasscloth is a widely used wallcovering, but it was being used in unique ways as a new trend spotted at market. Grasscloth on tables and case goods and even on a mirror frame. Modern History and Thibaut had some great pieces that highlighted this trend
Grasscloth On A Wall In Thibaut Showroom
Grasscloth On A Mirror And Console In Thibaut Showroom
Burl And Other Wood Tones And Rattan
Wood tones are making a comeback and so are grasses like rattan used in unexpected ways like on light fixtures.
Performance fabrics was huge at Market. It’s gone far beyond a trend and is now the norm and what clients should expect. We are more into casual lifestyles and these fabrics lend themselves nicely to worry-free family life. The hand of these fabrics are better than they have ever been. They feel soft, just like regular fabrics. Crypton is synonymous with performance fabrics. Check out this wall of colorful Crypton Home fabrics at Thibaut Showroom.
Lots of white upholstery at Market, all done in performance fabrics
The overall theme from This Fall High Point Market is casual yet luxurious lifestyle, family friendly, entertaining and really living in your home. From the functional pieces we talked about in our last round up, to the types of materials that were being used, manufacturers understand that a home is meant to be lived in and enjoyed without worrying about the investment you’ve made.
It was a pleasure being a part of the Fall Market Design Bloggers Tour. I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the trends for 2019
Thanks to my fellow design bloggers and Esteem Media
Wishing You Beauty And Inspiration,