As many of you may already know, we are all about timeless interiors. There is something about a beautiful handcrafted kitchen cabinet or a sophisticated silk-embroidered wing chair will never go out of style. However, having been in the industry for over 35 years, we know too well that, in addition to having a go-to style, staying up to date with industry trends and developments is equally important. Design is a fast evolving industry that is constantly shifting, changing and innovating.
Thankfully, design industry events are great way of staying involved with these changes and High Point market is a particular personal favorite for keeping us up to date with the latest and greatest in design. Hosted in the USA’s furniture capital in North Carolina, High Point Market provides the perfect opportunity to source fabulous local resources for our clients and stock exciting new design lines for our retail stores. An added bonus is that it also gives us a pretty good idea about the direction of design for the coming year.
We were so pleased that we could make it for our annual trip to High Point late last Fall and based on our four long days of exploring hundreds of showrooms, we’ve put together our design forecast for 2016. Take take a look at some of the trends that we believe will have a big influence on the industry this year!
Either we’ve found ourselves at the end of a rainbow or the design industry has developed an obsession for all things golden. From lamps and lighting fixtures to artwork and home accessories, expect to see all things metallic making a comeback this year.
As consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious, we’re also seeing a shift in design. From drift-wood and gemstones to dried flora and fauna, 2016 will be all about sustainability. Keep your eye out for natural and recycled materials being used in new and interesting ways.
We’ve always been big fans of all things rare and antique but are so pleased to see the appreciation for beautiful old treasures spreading like wild fire. No longer is it ‘out with the old and in with the new’, with homeowners and designers styling their homes to look more collected, than just curated.