Now that the children are grown you are embracing a new lifestyle. As a Baby Boomer, Empty Nester or over 50 you have raised your family and have new found space in your home. Now is the time to make changes and create a home that is elegant, classic and echos a life well lived.Read More
Do you work from home or maybe you just need a space to pay bills and have a laptop? Then an office space is vital to your home. It doesn’t necessarily need to be a room. It could be a corner of the family room or maybe a loft or landing area in your home. Regardless of the size, a fresh office space should be fun, functional and inspire creativity.Read More
For those of us in the design industry, we anxiously anticipate the Fall and Spring Market Weeks in High Point, NC. High Point Market is internationally known by interior designers, architects, furniture and fabric designers. For those of you that may not be familiar with High Point Market, allow me to enlighten you? High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the WORLD! More than 75,000 people travel to High Point, North Carolina, every six months. It is the must-see event in home furnishings. It is comprised of 11.5 million square feet of products in 180 buildings and includes over 2000 exhibitors. Thousands of new products across all price points are introduced here in April and October of each year. The April Market for 2018 was held April 14-18. This is where trends for the home furnishings industry are set. This is where Joanna Gaines introduced her furniture line, Magnolia Home, in 2016. This year Property Brothers, Drew and Johnathon Scott were on hand to introduce new designs in their line of Scott Living. According to the brothers, they took their cues based on feedback from both retailers and consumers. You will find clean lines, neutral colors very similar to what you find on Property Brothers. Also in High Point this spring was Jeff Foxworthy. He was there to talk about his new collection with Manwah. According to Foxworthy, “I like people to be comfortable and we want to bring that to consumers for their homes.”
Based on what I have read and heard (I was unable to actually go this spring☹), here are several trends that you may see in home furnishings:
- Color is back! In all shades and tones. You will find color in furniture, accessories and art; everywhere you look. It does not have to be bold but adding a pop of color to any room adds elegance and sophistication.
She brings the feel of being at the coast into her designs this spring. I love the light blue mixed with the green and cream. The area rug adds personality and spices up the room.
2. You will find both texture and natural materials used in home furnishings.
This rug is hand-loomed in India and is 100% wool. It has a shaggy texture with Scandinavian inspired motifs.
I LOVE this chandelier. It is not your normal starburst light. It captures the raw beauty of natural rock quartz in LED-illuminated artisan blown glass.
3. We will continue to see clean lines but with sculptural elements for a layer of sophistication.
The clean lines along with the trellis pattern bring simple beauty to this loveseat. The trellis pattern at the bottom is a laser cut wood panel with a white finish.
The combination of glass with the stacked silver leaf rings add sculptural beauty with a sleek contemporary look.
- Gold is the new black. This is not your 1990s gold. It is sophisticated and luxurious.
The combination of the crystal base and gold neck of this lamp would make a statement on any desk or table.
The mixing of materials makes a sophisticated statement while bringing a modern look to rustic elements.
This is just a sample of all that could be seen at High Point Spring Market. I hope you enjoyed the tour.
Until next time, happy decorating!