Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Market Predictions

It's that time of year again! The infamous High Point furniture market is almost in full swing. The freight elevators are running non stop, the showrooms are getting the finishing touches of paint and the beautiful furniture is getting it's last minute rearranging. Everything is perfect, the lights are on and Friday is when the madness begins. For those of you who don't know much about furniture market, it's basically fashion week for the interior design and home furnishings industry.

While I was attending school at High Point University I had the amazing opportunity to work furniture market for a wonderful company. I made so many unforgettable and life long connections with so many people within the industry I will forever be grateful for that experience.  This year I will be going back on the "other side" from a buyers perspective I will be able to browse, take pictures, and see everything I can manage to fit into a weekend.

Much like NY fashion week - Market is the chance for designers to debut their latest styles and trends for the upcoming year. Here are my predictions for Spring Market 2014:

Oh! Oak Cliff!
Mixing Metallics Gold, Bronze, Silver... They're all over the home decor world right now.

Statement Mirrors Like statement necklaces in fashion, these are a must have in your home in today's trends

Radiant Orchid The 2014 Pantone Color of the year will be debuting this market I just know it!

Williams Sonoma
Ginger Jars These popular and trendy blue and white patterned ceramic jars are everywhere today. I can't wait to see these things gracing the vignettes and showrooms through market.

Serena & Lilly
Bold & Bright Colors Mixed that is.. Who said color blocking was only for fashion? Bold and Bright colors are always going to be shown at market but this time around I think they will be mixed and matched more than usual.

Heavy Geometric Patterns Thick lattice work, Chevron, and Quatrefoils are not going out of style any time soon. Mix these bold geometrics with bold colors and black and white and they'll be flying off the shelves!

Ellie Cashman Design
Oversized Florals This trend might be tricky to spot in market because I'm thinking that the oversized floral is more of a wallpaper trend, but I'm sure that it will find it's way into the showrooms.  Pillows or Wall Art maybe?

Society Social
Lacquered Accent Furniture This trend has surfaced market before and it was such a hit. 

1 comment:

  1. obsessed with the floral wallpaper. OBSESSED! I went to HP Market with my mom last year and got some great goodies for my apartment. Wish i were there this year! Xx.


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