We just returned from the Spring 2013 High Point Market and are so impressed with everything we saw this season! We visited our existing companies as well as shopped some new ones and at each place found ourselves more taken back by the beautiful displays and products introduced. Much like the fashion industry, this market was full of inspiration with new color palettes and finishes.
One trend we spotted in almost every showroom was Shagreen! This is a skin from sting rays, so most companies have a faux version, like this “Sea Mist Writing Desk” from Lexington. I love the beautiful green shagreen texture with the crisp ivory fretwork on this piece. If that wasn’t enough, the Lucite and Chrome drawer pulls polish and freshen the look of this piece.
Another trend we saw was the incorporation of decorative floor mirrors into almost every living space. They aren’t just for the bedroom or closet areas! They can really add drama to living rooms and this market they introduced really fun fabric covered ones, fun geometrics, and bold painted ones. This beautiful neutral burl finished one from Vanguard can add such a nice organic texture to any room!
Speaking of fabric covered pieces, this fun “Durston Sideboard” from Thom Filicia’s line also at Vanguard, is available in any fabric and Benjamin Moore paint! Seems like more and more companies are offering this custom option with paint. This sideboard uses BM color 2004-10 Deep Rose. This shade of coral which is very fresh and current today is a rich pop of color!
Turquoise, Aqua and all shades of this bright blue is back, well maybe it never went away! At market it was everywhere in fabrics, lighting, rugs, and wall coverings. I love this new fabric, which is a linen which is still very hot right now. More Geometrics were also spotted in everyone’s fabric introductions.
Another print I spotted that was very much in line with a hot color palette we saw in many places is grey with a bright splash of coral and salmon. This made up beautifully in a pair of chairs we saw.
This cotton print I saw on a very cool fabric covered console with vintage brass nail trim.
Also spotted, the use of classic navy with brights. I saw it paired with bright pinks and oranges. I love this chevron cotton print! This would look amazing with gold accents.
Also really strong this market was marble, stone, and various shells. This cocktail table from Vanguard is scaled so great for narrow rooms.
Lighting was a huge category highlighted this market. More and more designers are integrating chandeliers in almost every room of the house. So many unique styles that you can have fun with. This stunning one from Currey and Company is a mix of hand blown glass and a warm silver metal.
Our last trend we saw a ton of at market was mirrored pieces. This trend started last season and is stll going strong! The latest spin on this one is the antiquing techniques used and also use of paint to change the tone of the mirror. This “Birkhall Chest” is a mosaic of mirrored tiles in a fun geometric motif.
So all in all it was a very exciting market and I can’t wait for everything we purchased to come into the showroom!