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"2016 Fall Market Trends"

Hello! Hello!  Hope you guys had an awesome weekend.  It's a bit chilly around here and I'm loving it.  This weekend, I started on my Christmas decor and it's looking fabulous.  Can't wait to share it with you!  For now though, let's back up a few weeks. I've been so busy that I almost forgot to share some of the eye candy from this year's Fall High Point Furniture Market.  

In case you're wondering, "High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers  (including designers) can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist."

High Point Market is THE place for designer trends, resources and inspiration.  There's always so much to see and do.  It's actually pretty exhausting but so much fun.  I did manage to snap a few photos while I was there and I thought I'd share some of the trends that resonated with my design sensibilities.  

First up, GOLD (and brass)

Kenian Home
World's Away
World's Away
Looks like it's definitely here to stay.  Gold finishes were pretty prevalent and I was happy to see them back this market.  Warm gold tones add a bit of richness that I'm completely drawn to and from hardware, painted pieces and lighting, gold was everywhere! 

Upholstery Details 

I'm always on the hunt for upholstery inspiration.  I'm obsessed with the skirted sofa, especially with the addition of a pretty trim. I've also always loved contrast piping, but many showrooms had pieces that had taken the concept to new heights.  I loved the idea of this print piping and nailhead trim combined.  

Color Trends 

Color was also in abundance this season but I couldn't help but notice the various shades and tints of purple and yellow.  
Universal Furniture 

Woodbridge Furniture 

Wesley Hall
CR Laine  
CR Laine/Tobi Fairley 
Two colors that we haven't seen in a while.  I'd be happy to incorporate either or both in a project or two.  I especially loved the softer hues; so sophisticated and serene. 

Mitchell-Black/Julianne Taylor
CR Laine
In addition to purples and yellows, this color lover was also overjoyed to see so many playful patterns in play in vibrant colors.  


For as many colors as there were on display there were just as many neutrals.  

Wesley Hall
Obsessed by the use of black and white and pattern in the Wesley Hall showroom.  They NEVER disappoint. 

Universal Furniture 
I couldn't get over this channel tufted headboard at Bernhardt, especially since I'd just designed one for a recent project [see previous blog post ; ) ].  In fact, I spotted several pieces with channel tufting. I'd be happy to see them become more prevalent offering an alternative to the popular button-tufted look.   


I spent three days and two nights in what I refer to as Designer Disneyland and soaked up tons of design inspiration.  Yet another awesome High Point Market.  

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