Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring design trends

Looking through my pictures from High Point Market, in an effort to not post a hundred + pictures of things I loved, I want to focus on the trends, in my humble opinion.  I have enjoyed seeing what others earmarked as highlights of their trips, dying that I couldn't see it all in four days!

One noticeable trend, that I have seen for the last two years, is  nailheads.  Nailheads in obvious and not so obvious places, like lamps, doors, dresser fronts, wallpaper - in all finishes, but the majority are antique bronze.

Hickory Chair
Gallery walls are still hugely popular as well as large scale art, but I saw alot of plexiglass frameless art treatments, no longer reserved for commercial applications.

at Wesley Hall
Chairs with gorgeous sexy lines, beautiful leathers and woods, but many more swivel chairs than I ever imagined. Now I'm thinking every home needs swivel chairs!

CR Laine with a new Traci Zellar pillow!
Hickory Chair
Neutrals are king and in every shade: blush, peaches, aquas, taupe, gray, but HOT pops of color and bold color-filled rooms were abundant.

Alexa Hampton for Hickory Chair
Thibaut walls, fabrics, furniture (note swivel chairs)
Thibauts furniture line is gorgeous. (note nailheads)
The lighting was over the top gorgeous, everywhere.  Statement lighting is paramount! But huge table lamps are really making headlines lately! (think vintage 70's-80's also)

Tracy Hiner of Black Crow Studios at CR Laine

The Tomlinson showroom had an impressive display of oversized lighting, with the creator on site, a wonderful older gentleman who is truly passionate about creating unique lighting for Tomlinson. 

These are just a few of the trends I noticed at market.  I feel rugs are moving away from bold, graphic designs, back to classic orientals, turkish, vintage and timeless designs.  Draperies are coming back in a big way, and of course the key points are

details and layers!!!

Hope you all have a great week! We are off to tape a radio show! We'll keep you posted.


  1. Radio? How cool! I loved everything I saw on Instagram from Thibaut and CRLaine this year. Wish I could have gone.

  2. Ha! Just did a little HPMKT update today as well … I am missing it!! xo

  3. I LOVE Alexa Hampton and that Black Crowe Studio wall is fabulous!!

  4. Thanks for the report Nancy! I see lots of gorgeous pieces there - such as that giant lantern and pair of skirted chairs with that shapely ottoman. Pls share more photos for all of us who couldn't make it. I've never day!

  5. So many trends to love, glad you had a wonderful time!

  6. Thanks for keeping us up to date on the latest in the design world!!! And, I hope you are enjoying the beautiful spring weather! xoxo

  7. looks like there was some fabulous things to look at and see...Thanks for sharing!

  8. last minute i had to cancel :-( so, yes to hundreds of pictures! thanks for the tour nancy

  9. Bring on the photos Nancy! I'm loving all the details trending right now particularly the nailheads (just ordered a custom chaise from Arhaus with this detail and of course you know about by nailhead studded chairs already)! The lighting trend is also great, just wish I had the huge side tables that can go along with these lighting!

  10. Enjoyed being at High Point through your instagram feed. Maybe next year I'll make it!

  11. Dying to go to High Point at some point...and I love your trend helpful.

  12. I would soooo love to have some plexiglass frames!! I am lusting over some Chinoiserie prints in transparent frames!!


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