What a wonderful experience! I made sure I did a little researching before I went so that I would not be overwhelmed by the size of the Market. I read up where previous style spotters suggested to visit to get the most out of my few days there. The three buildings that were on my must see list was the IHFC building:
IHFC, International Home Furnishings Center, features the industry’s top manufacturers. Perhaps the most sought-after location within IHFC is InterHall. Located on the first floor, this venue showcases the freshest ideas in home fashion from select up-and-coming exhibitors.
The Transportation Terminal building was my next stop where my favorite stores were located including Surya:
Beautiful bedding, soft goods and accessories galore! Lighting, rugs, ottomans and more! This is where I was fortunate to meet Candice Olson. She is just as funny and nice in real life as on TV.
And the third building on my list was Market Square:
Five floors of unique upscale showrooms in a beautiful former furniture factory that has been transformed into a beautiful exhibition space. Presenting all product categories in more than 100 showrooms.
I hope I was able to give you a visual picture of the buildings I visited. And here are the top trends I spotted:
Organic. Everywhere. I asked the question before I left for market here, “Are geometric textures and organic forms still popular going forward?” The answer is a very definite yes! It was just everywhere in tables, lighting and accessories. I would say it was the most popular ‘trend’ in all of the displays:
And wood tones are coming back in our desire to bring nature indoors! I will tell you more on that subject later this week.
The colors that continue to stand strong are turquoise and dark blues:
Can you see the turquoise lining inside the lamp? I loved it. I did spot quite a bit of rose colored accents and orange is still hot for accent pieces. Grays are still very popular especially mixed with warm taupes and creams:
Poufs and ottomans were also shown in many displays. A wide variety of colors and styles including organic. Very popular at market.
I really loved that ottoman in the photo above. What struck me was the bright white base with an off-white fabric. Another new trend?
The recycling movement is huge, huge, huge! Reduce, recycle, reuse. It was everywhere at the market.
For example, I saw quite a few book displays in color to use for your home shelving. These books were going to be thrown out by the library and were instead made into works of art:
Also very popular are items made from old bicycles:
Very cool. Do not throw those old bikes away!
Here was an interesting idea on recycling:
Using old paint cans as artwork:
What’s new in lighting? Well, outdoor lighting of course:
Do you see the waterproof jar over the light bulb? Genius.
Are starburst mirrors still trending? Yes, they were in many of the showrooms. I fell in love with love this mirror from the John Richard Collection:
If you would like to read more on the ‘behind-the-scenes’ at High Point Market, there is a wealth of information here. Next time I will share with you my time with Candice Olson and her thoughts on neutrals, blue-green paint colors and much more!
Any other questions you are wondering about what was trending at Market?