High Point Market Trend Spotting

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 Eclecticism

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









Soft Contemporary

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

Ashton Harrison

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