Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pre-Market Trending


With the Show House wrapped up, I'm turning my thoughts towards my trip to
which is just around the corner!

So much to think about - planning my packed 12 hour days,
visiting favorite showrooms, and finding new inspiration.
But as always, I'll be putting together my
TREND REPORT 
It's my personal prediction of what's going to "take off"
in the coming year in the world of design.

There are already some cool trends bubbling up,
even before Market is in full swing.
So I'm sharing a few that will be on my radar
once I'm on the ground and "running" in High Point.


NUDES
Worlds Away Werstler dresser
We've seen fashion runways embrace the neutrals with the 
palest of blush pink, ivories
and taupes
And now, even with the dominance of COLOR everywhere,
these demure shades are gaining strength in "Home Fashion".

Like your favorite nude patent leather heels, these shades are
"CREAMY AND DREAMY"
and they're being translated in all varieties of organics like this
Kelly Werstler designed limed oak dresser.



NATURAL GEOMETRY
Celerie Kemble for Henredon Ravenel Bookcase
A no-fail way to top the trends?
Take your cue from the architects in nature,
the honey bees.
We humans like familiarity and gravitate towards certain natural forms, like the honeycomb,
which makes us feel safe and comfortable.
It's a classic that's making the rounds again
in a fresh, modern way.
"I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS ICONIC PATTERN!"


THE ORIGAMI EFFECT
Leif Petersen Flux chair
As if it's been folded, bent and manipulated by human hands,
this trend speaks to our yearning for

cultural connections and their
unique brand of hand-made goods.

Nothing embodies these two ideas better than the
art of Origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding.
Taking form as a chair, the ORIGAMI EFFECT is evident in this
perfect fusion of far east and  made-by-hand aesthetic!

"DEFINITELY A CUTTING-EDGE TREND
WITH SO MUCH POTENTIAL."

I'm excited to hunt down all of these trends once I get to Market,
and will be taking lots of pix, for sure.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg!
More trending coming your way before I leave
so keep checking back with me.




"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"













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