Blue + White Lillian August
I’m back home from High Point Market and I’m excited to share what’s new for 2017 and beyond:
Here are the top trends that I saw starting with florals:
When flowers hit light fixtures? That’s how you know they are a huge trend. I talked about overscale flowers and flowers on fabrics with black backgrounds last Spring when I was here.
Kate Spade had an entire collection of lights with flowers including this bar light I posted on Instagram that reminded me of the ones we are still taking out of bathrooms from the 80s! What do you think? Yay or nay?
This wall at Thibaut was highly photographed because it was so fabulous! All these paper flowers on a dining room accent wall made out of wallpaper! Gorgeous.
There was lots of fabric, drapery and upholstery throughout market with watery flowers.
And flower art in metals. That is getting pretty permanent if you ask me!
I say long live flowers!
Kravet (This was their Kate Spade Collection)
Interesting shapes for cocktail tables at Thibaut
The front entry of Theodore Alexander had a fabulous green vignette in olives and fresh greens! I love this contemporary floral!
Blue & White
Lots of Indigo blues and whites at market! Thibaut
Loved this overscale light from Visual Comfort at Stanley Furniture
Toby Fairley for Woodbridge Furniture
This trend needs only one image.
Because can we really say it’s new for 2017? Gold is like the tuscan brown trend and the colour (grey) trend. It’s here to stay for 10 years. 15 by the time most people figure out that it’s dated.
In the meantime, unless you are spending $1800 on a faucet that will ‘patina’ over time, keep gold to light fixtures and hardware, easier to change. It’s not that a faucet is so hard to change, but often changing the sink is involved and then it just becomes a production. Keep your trendy elements to lighting and hardware and then you can ALMOST change it yourself when you feel like it’s OVER.
Okay one more (above). There was so much gold at this market that it had officially overtaken silver as the finish of choice that was prominently displayed.
Heather Eidenmiller the Director of Brand Development at Bernhardt started their tour by saying that last market was dark and dramatic and this year what we’re seeing is elevated organics. Organic feeling materials that feel luxurious. Like this Alabaster marble table with an uneven edge.
And this beautiful petrified wood coffee table at Palecek.
A designer at market talked about how tired he was of outfitting entire homes in grey on grey.
If your client asks you for an entirely grey living room, it’s your job to educate them about trends and let them know that this too shall pass. Just like the brown trend did.
So consider a colourful sofa for your next client.
Lillian August is one of my favourite showrooms because of the prolific colour everywhere!
Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair
Tobi Fairley for Woodbridge Furniture
Oomph Ceiling Fan all Photos by Maria Killam
When colour moves to a fan? That’s how you know it’s the colour trend NOT the grey trend in full force!
Which one is your favourite?
I posted on Instagram all during the show, see the rest of the images here.
I was also a guest on Nick May’s Podcast, it’s an hour long episode talking about the business of design, I had approximately 10-15 minutes at the end, you can listen to it here.
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Trends you Need to Know Right Now for 2016 (Last years High Point trip)