Tuesday, November 12, 2013

My Trend Report - More Top Picks!

It was like a game of HIDE AND SEEK...
finding the best examples of the hottest trends
from High Point Market!

Not an easy task considering that it's
the largest home furnishings market IN THE WORLD
and covers 10 million square feet, with over 180 buildings!

Obviously, I've narrowed the field over the years,
returning to favorite showrooms.
But I've also made a point of seeking out NEW sources each time I'm there
 so that I have the freshest options to choose from when working on a project.

It was so much fun discovering the "real life" versions of 
the trends I talked about before going to Market!

I've already shared three of these trends with you since returning from my trip
PURPLE POPULATION
DETAILS, DETAILS
and
ORIGAMI EFFECT

 But I can't forget the other three that I was scouting,
especially the last one...

*NUDES*
Bernhardt 
All varieties of neutrals cropped up, from painted finishes to textural fabrics and blonde floors.
Even the mirror glass added to the "ethereal" look!

Century
 I was immediately drawn to this chest...
the combination of the creamy finish and bronze hardware
gives it an updated Asian feel.


*NATURAL GEOMETRY*
Celerie Kemble for Henredon
Well this was my "GASP" moment at Market!
I can't tell you how gorgeous this gallery was by Celerie Kemble.
And to my delight, when I walked around the corner - there it was...
THE HONEYCOMB ETEGERE
She translated this trend in the most creative way.
The red interior makes the geometric patterned bookshelves pop!
Brilliant.

Lillian August for Hickory White
Another one of my favorites, Lillian August caught the
GEO FEVER.
This time it was overscaled on the floor.


*FOLLOWING THE FOX*
William Yoeward for Jonathan Charles
Meeting William Yoeward was a treat in itself.
But hearing the story behind his "Fox" theme was even better!
(but that's for another day).
The carved detail on this console was remarkable.
Evidently, Mr. Yoeward challenged even the most patient
furniture makers at Jonathan Charles with his insistence on perfection.
But look at the results!

William Yoeward for Jonathan Charles console detail


Chelsea House
As I predicted, the Fox is creeping in to the mainstream.
A little bit here, a little bit there...
In small doses at the moment, but watch for a big surge in the coming months.

Until next time...


"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"






  

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