The High Point market was full of fun new and trendy looks so here is a summary of what is coming:
Big. Bold. Graphic
Prints are back! Geometric prints and bold florals continue to dominate rugs and pillows (and thus lampshades)! They are trending towards more abstract. Silhouette prints and white on one color background for a fresh perspective. Grecian motifs (Greek key, Corinthian columns, arches) grow in demand.
Ironwork Trellis Dhurrie Rug
Retro Honeycomb Drum Shade Pendant
Amy Butler Vibrant Damask Rug
Ethnic prints such as ikat, susani, shibori (tie-dye effects), and paisley lend a worldly quality to home furnishings. Done in blues and in a larger scale to update the look.
And southwest patterns are making more appearances in rugs and upholstery.
18″ Ikat Drum Shade
Suzani Side Arm Chair
Once again, color was everywhere…and I mean vibrant reds, purples, yellows, and fuchsia.
Sizzling Colors Geometric Ceramic Table Lamp
Convertible Ceiling to Wall Color Pop Sconce
Outdoor or Indoor Summer Trellis Hooked Rug
Modern Spindle Table Lamp Base
Neutrals have not gone away:
Not to forget the hot updated neutrals: latte, bronze, and warmer grays.
Silver Gray and Gold French Medallion Oushak Rug
Mary McDonald Metropolitan Leopold Sconce
Pale Slate Blue & Beige Antique Oushak Rug
Wavy Stripe Dhurrie Rug
Vine Tibetan Hand Knotted Rug
Modern Art Dots Hand Knot Rug
Gray Mottled Urn Table Lamp
French Gray Wire Basket Chandelier
16″ Trellis Linen Drum Shade
Vintage French Gray Console Table
Eco natural ingredients
Natural wood, stone and burlap are taking on modern shapes. Leather is embossed with bamboo, tree trunks and reclaimed wood are used for table and lamp bases, and semi-precious stones are put on display. Eco fashion goes back to natural elements with feathers, shells, twig, and bark.
Hemp Netting Drum Pendant
Reclaimed Wood Buffet
Eco-Friendly Concentric Stripe Braided Rug
Teak Wood Urn Table Lamp
Vintage vibe meets modern
Mirrored finishes have gone from antiqued to clean and contemporary.
Parisian vintage has become a timeless classic.
“Made in America” is being featured everywhere.
Retro-inspired furniture and lighting seem to be on the rise.
Industrial lightens up:
Wood finishes moved from the dark side into the light, and painted surfaces took a neutral stance in pale grays and white. Industrial fixtures are reinvented in shiny metals for a more sophisticated stance.
Industrial Luxe Cone Pendant
Industrial Wooden Folding End Table
Industrial Saucer Sconce
Industrial Galvanized Bucket and Pipe Pendant
Industrial Work Light Clamp Desk Lamp
Retro steel Opal Glass Semi-flush mount Industrial Retro Semi Flush Ceiling Light
Clear Glass Globe Industrial Pendant
Glam goes sophisticated:
Gatsby-inspired glamorous design, lavish fabrics, and stunning “jewels” with trendy accents, spurred on by the re-release of the movie. Diamond-encrusted furnishings and designs reinvented so well by Mary McDonald.
Mary McDonald Regal Swag Table Lamp
Mary McDonald Hollywood Glam Sconce
Mary McDonald Regal Swag Sconce
Artsy Origami Inspiration:
Asymmetrical designs and 3-D art forms are showing up in lighting, furniture and fabric designs.
Modern Twisted Twig Sconce
Laser Cut Geometric Sconce
Brush strokes and soft contemporary art forms dominate the market. Curves on upholstery and furniture soften up the austere squared shapes of last year.
Multi-purpose furniture was everywhere: coffee tables that open to desks, islands that have folding leaves, tables that fold to store in closets.
The new rules are to mix and match with what you already own! Layer, balance and display your treasures!
Next year, it’s all about tangerine. Pantone, the design world’s authority on color identification, today announced its much-anticipated color of the year for 2012 —Tangerine Tango, a dramatic reddish orange with a positive energy and warmth. Although it can be intimidating at first, this attention-grabbing orange is a surprisingly flexible hue.
Chevron Stripe Shag Rug
Sizzling Colors Geometric Table Lamp
Tibetan Hand Knot Starburst Rug
Rattan Cage Floor Lamp