Today marks opening day for High Point Furniture Market in here in North Carolina. All four years I attended High Point University I worked furniture market when it came to town twice a year. Just imagine fashion week but for furniture and home decor. That’s my kinda place. Before I get to market I’m predicting a few trends I’m expecting to see around the showrooms this fall.
So, what am I going to do there? A lot of walking, talking and networking. Since I’m going mainly for myself (to keep up with trends and styles) I’ll do a little bit of work, gotta get that stuff done before I get distracted – then I’ll roam around, check out a few things I’ve been meaning to see (I made a list this year of showrooms I’m dying to see) and catch up with some of the best people in the industry… Maybe I’ll even meet Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper. Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (@defineddesigns) for all the exciting things at market! Here’s my top 4 market expectations:
- Layered Textiles – We all know I love my textiles and fabrics – I’m expecting to see lots of cool textures, rich colored fabrics and LAYERS. Layering rugs is very ‘in’ right now so I bet there will be lots of layered rugs, bedding, pillows etc. I’m excited to see it all!
- Moody Hues – Moody hues is a fun way to describe anything and everything thats bold and colorful. But not just any colors… rich hues and royal colors. I’m expecting to see a lot of mixing rich, dark color with golds and brass metals. I think especially since it’s fall the rich colors are in (and not just in fashion) Marsala is still the color of the year too!
- Geometric Accents – This one might be my favorite – Geometric accents could really be found anywhere. Lighting, small furniture pieces, rugs, artwork. I’m loving this accent table with a cool geometric base. I’ll be making note of all of my favorite geometrics I see this weekend!
- Entertaining Essentials – I have a feeling that entertaining essentials are going to be everywhere this market. The bar cart is back and I’m pretty sure it’s not going anywhere anytime soon so why wouldn’t furniture companies take advantage of it? This one is a no brainer, I’ll be keeping an eye out for everything bar cart while I’m making my rounds