I spent 2 days visiting 18 different merchants for the Design Bloggers Tour at High Point Market and let me tell you, it was amazing!
For those who are unfamiliar to what High Point Market is, it is the largest trade show for furniture and decor vendors in the WORLD. With over 11 million square feet of showroom space, it’s impossible to navigate it all, even with the four days I was in town.
While most of the vendors are marketing their new products to retailers who will stock their items in their online or physical stores, many interior designers travel to High Point for the spring and fall markets because we are retailers too! I have attended many times to scout the best upholstery, but this trip was extra special because I had exclusive access to a pre-selected group of vendors with the Design Bloggers Tour. Here are the trends that I saw as we navigated through the best of the best.
In so many of the showrooms I visited, I saw extra wide headboards that extend behind the bedside tables. This look brings an extra dose of coziness to the bedroom and also doubles for sound attenuation. If you like in a noisy apartment building like me, you’ll appreciate having an extra 3 feet of sound buffer on each side of you as you sleep.
The first mirror that I saw with a fabric wrapped from was part of Ryan Korban’s collection at E.J. Victor. He’s amazing, btw.
He opted to use microsuede for this extra large mirror which gave the frame a totally different feel. (Pun intended!) I love this trend because it combines my love for mirrors and beautiful fabrics!
Made Goods was speaking my love language with this round dalmation print mirror and I cannot wait to get my hands on one or two for my own place.
Whether it was using ACTUAL natural materials or evoking the beauty of the sea through color and pattern, I saw so much of the “outside” in many of the vignettes. I believe this influence of biophilia is taking root in our homes because we’re spending more and more time on devices and less in the outdoors. We’re wired to crave nature so
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Still dreaming about this bed from @Madegoods. With the braided seagrass headboard & footboard, you’re sure to feel like you’re on an island vacation every time you lay down to sleep. 😴⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Natural woven materials were one of the trends I saw a lot at @highpointmarket! I think we are al craving a bit of nature in our homes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How do you incorporate the outdoors inside your space? 🏡 #designbloggerstour #thebankonwrenn
The Color Green
Back in 2017, it seemed like “Millennial Pink” was absolutely everywhere, and this market shades of green were seen throughout the market. Green is one of my favorite colors that I’m always drawn to in fashion, so I was grateful to see this soothing hue get some shine. Again, I think we are all craving a bit of nature inside and adding the color green is a great way to bring that in.
Boxy seems to be out and curvy is in! Throughout market I saw several variations of curved sofas, whether it was in the front seat cushion or the outer back. This look may remind you of the popular shapes of the midcentury, but it’s been updated with today’s fabrics and color schemes.
Stay tuned for next week’s post when I’ll be giving my tips on how to incorporate these fresh ideas into your home!
Interior Designer living & loving in Raleigh, NC.