It's been a busy week, and can't believe that the Spring High Point Furniture Market has come and gone. So much work goes into the preparation for this week long event. The city of High Point comes alive with thousands of people from furniture buyers and designers to account reps and industry professionals. The market is very spread out with so many buildings filled with thousands of vendors all trying to catch your eye. It's impossible to see it all, but there are a couple of areas I go every year to see what's on trend for furniture, lighting, and accessories. So, here's the scoop on upcoming trends in color, pattern and texture!
When it comes to color, Emerald Green was by the far the most forecasted color to be seen at market, and it was everywhere. But, that luscious pop of green had strong competition from a summer sweet peachy-coral and a scrumptious blueberry seeking to overthrow its glory. Several pieces of my wardrobe easily reveal my love for Emerald Green, but the appearance of Blueberry on the scene was a wonderful surprise.
When it comes to patterns and textures, natural was definitely in. Bone, Shell, Rope, and one of favorites, Faux Shagreen was every where I looked.
Now, for my absolute favortie finds from market (Photos below, left to right). First up is the "Wilhelm cabinet" from Mr. Brown featuring this years popular pattern of honeycomb. It has simplistic, modern lines, and a fresh attitude. Certainly you have noticed by now that I am quite fond of the King's Grant chair from Taylor Burke home, not only because I love, love, love the lines of it, but because it comes in such fabulous colors like coral, cobalt, emerald, turquoise, candy apple red and all of their standard wood finishes too. In addition, it can also be done as a settee and with an upholstered back, which is also quite striking. Another member of the King's Grant Collection from Taylor Burke Home is the console table shown here in Emerald, but it is also available in all the paint colors listed above and the base comes in both brass or chrome with your choice of a glass or acrylic top. Next, the Manhattan Hassock from Palecek shown in porch blue features a "classic octagonal cane weave" but on an exaggerated scale. With a metal frame as a base, it offers sturdy seating that is great for a kid's room, a covered porch, or add glass and it doubles as an end table. It stacks up nicely with a sculpture like quality and comes in any of Palecek's painted finishes. Also from Palecek, the Crazy Weave Swivel stool in porch blue. It's cute, and makes for great extra seating, but the swivel feature won me over! Last, but definitely not least is the Kelly Coffee table from Taylor Burke Home. It's uplostered top doubles as a bench and can be done in any COM fabric. Its available in brass, chrome and any of their paint colors. Custom colors and sizes are available as well. This little number is so sleek and classy, I expect to see it in Elle Decor any day now (unless of course I've already missed it).
And that's your 2013 Trend Forecast. Happy Decorating!