Published on : Saturday, September 29, 2018
As Fall Market approaches, some fabulous new looks are starting to come to light. As they get ready for their trend-tracking tours of High Point showrooms, HP Markets’s Style Spotters pored through exhibitors select New Product Picks to find the trends that are redefining the shape of home fashion.
White Haute – Michelle Jennings Wiebe
“I’ve been pleasantly surprised by all of the amazing textures being unveiled this season at High Point Market. One of my favorite ways to keep things from looking too matchy-matchy is to mix unique items with different attributes – such as texture, shape, scale, or style – together through a cohesive color scheme.”
How fabulous would Century’s Tangiers Lounge Chair look paired with Alden Parkes’ Williams Sideboard in a coastal living room?
Or Bernhardt’s Athena Cocktail Table with Jamie Young’s Delphi Wall Sconce in a modern midwestern desert home?
Not to be outdone by casegoods, Elisabeth York’s Tinsley is a plush bedding collection that’s a true style chameleon, making it the perfect addition to any bedroom. The look is truly white-haute!
Fluid Minimalism – Jeffrey Johnson
“Illustrating a perfect combination of design elements, the pieces I selected to express this trend are applicable to residential, commercial, and hospitality environments. As exemplified in new introductions from Corbett Lighting, Miniforms, Screen Gems Teton Home, Robert James Collection, and Pianca USA, the shapes are strong, timeless, sculptural forms that fit into any space as if they were already a favorite fixture or furnishing. It is their timeless qualities that make them quite ideal for positioning in private or public places. I foresee all of these designs becoming collectible heirloom pieces that people want to own now, and pass on to future generations.”
Material Mix – Stacy Gracia
“Focusing on new and unexpected pairings of material and finish, this trend is found in some truly stunning pieces: John-Richard’s Paired Cabinet, the Double-Sided Bookcase Room Divider by Artitalia Group, Dune Seating by Gloster, Sunpan’s Cyprus Table, and Century Furniture’s Grand Tour Bar Cabinet. I love the way these pieces combine natural elements such as raw wood, slate veneer, and gemstones, with authentic modern materials like gold, glass, and more. The materials are all contrasting yet harmonious, adding a contemporary twist to each piece.”
Globally Gathered – Sarah Walker
Designers and homeowners have become storytellers, exploring their visual narratives through globally gathered and reinvented pieces. We see this aesthetic in Jaipur’s Moroccan-inspired Gallant Woodstock rug, with its bolder scale and color palette, or Mirror Image Home’s gilded Iron Mirror, which elicits images of classic Moroccan archways in its decidedly fresh form.
Inspired by an antique find, Highland House’s Atchison Slipper Chair has refined proportions and updated finishing details to make it timelessly fresh and future-proof, while Selamat’s Sydney Mod Credenza gives 70’s Brutalism a more feminine, fashion-forward edge. Finally, JKM Home’s Gibbs Side Table could easily be a piece one picked up from the Flea Markets on a visit to Paris. Each of these fabulous finds help make the world of interior design less pastiche and more gathered, collected, and expressive in our increasingly cosmopolitan and connected society.
Form into elegant function
“This season I am excited about products that are showcasing strong sculptural lines without being too whimsical in form. These pieces that feel purposeful, yet nonchalant and comfortable, I’m describing as Form into Elegant Function. My first choice, the Hoxton Snuggler chair by Capa, with its clean lines and soft form is a perfect example. Conarte America’s Lago sideboard feels strong, intentional, but still understated. The Miniforms Mastea Murano glass coffee table’s structural, colorful, hand-blown imperfections keep a clean line but with a colorful touch! Jamie Young always has her pulse on the latest trends, I love her use of strong geometric forms and natural materials. My final pick, Citizen’s workplace clock – is a beautiful real clock with a Bluetooth speaker that’s perfect for any commercial project or residential guest room.”