I’ve just returned from High Point, NC with new found energy. My yearly market visit is one of my favorite times of the year. For those of you who don’t know, High Point Furniture market is bi-yearly event where furniture, accessory, lighting, textile manufacturers and artists of all kinds come together to present their latest and greatest goods to designers and retailers from all over the world. I try to go each October in order to meet with my current vendors and see their newest products and to find great new vendors who can help us serve our clients. It’s also a prime event to see what is trending in the design world. This market did not disappoint. If you follow us on social media, you probably got a few our posts regarding some of the trends I noticed throughout my visit.

The opening picture to this post of me sitting in the gorgeous award winning Palm Chair by David Francis Furniture, a new indoor and outdoor furniture line we picked up right before our visit to High Point. Their quality and unique style didn’t disappoint when we stopped by their showroom for a visit during our trip.

We picked up a couple of wonderful new lines including a line called Roberta Schilling (http://www.rscollection.com). The company’s look is contemporary and elegant with sleek sophisticated lines and a lot of lacquer finishes in very unique colors. We are excited to share her amazing furnishings with our clients.

We are so excited about this new line. This is their Leque Base Dining Table by Roberta Schilling shown in navy blue. Other color/finish options available. They are so customizable and unique in their designs. Look for their products in some of our upcoming design photos!

In the spirit of sharing what is currently trending in the interior design world, along with my predictions for what colors and new or re-introduced style trends you can expect to see in the home and design magazines in the next couple of years, please read on. Enjoy!

Bar carts in all shapes, sizes, colors and materials were all the rage. I found some amazing pieces in brushed nickel with glass, a lot of brushed and antiqued brass and my personal favorite, acrylic.

The Roland N Bar Cart by Worlds Away is contemporary with a bit of bling. We love the new takes on this typically traditional item. They are so versatile and multi-functional as well.

-Speaking of acrylic, it was everywhere. From furniture legs to whole chairs, bar carts, console tables, hardware, lighting fixtures, you name it. I think we are going to be seeing a lot of acrylic in the home and design magazines in the next couple of years.

Probably my favorite piece from the entire market, this sophisticated and elegantly designed dining chair is just plain awesome! This is the Marilyn Acrylic Armchair in Admiral Blue by Global Views. Its just plain fabulous!

Pink and purple. I’ve been saying for two years that pink and purple are going to be big – and the furniture, textile and wallpaper manufacturers are finally catching up to me. Bold patterns in pink and purple against gorgeous silver- and brass-toned metallic were everywhere and I loved every minute of it.

Another great new line we picked up High Point is called Natural Curiosities. They create unique artwork that is customizable in its size and even its color. Their work can range from rustic, to very modern, to whimsical. We are so excited about this promising new relationship. Shown above is their art piece called Fuchsia. It is shown framed in their very unique and very contemporary acrylic mounting. I just love this piece!

-There is a push toward the Art Deco, particularly in case goods. We saw a lot of gorgeous bar cabinets, console tables and accent chairs with a black lacquer against white, silver or brass metallic tones. It is a very cool, sophisticated look.

Though not a new line for us, Brownstone Furniture is one of our favorites. Their products are gorgeous, well made and quite unique in their design. This is their Madison Bar Cabinet and to me it is a contemporary take the traditional Art Deco design. Its sleek, clean lined but with a very classic feel.

Chair 5007 from Lee Industries, a favorite upholstery line of ours, has shapes that are also reminiscent of Art Deco chairs, but with a contemporary fabric, could fit right into just about any design style.

Navy and white were everywhere. From bedding to accent lamps to upholstered pieces, navy as an accent color popped up often. Paired with bold pinks, it makes for a magical, bold and very elegant color combination.

The Atlas Rug from Surya is just one great example of the navy and white trend we kept seeing over and over at High Point this October. The look is crisp and clean, and is often seen in a beach style setting, or a more clean-lined, updated traditional setting. We are excited to see the ways in which manufacturers utilize this great color combination in the months to come.