High Point Market: 2016 Spring Report
by Carmen Maria Natschke, The Decorating Diva
This spring, the epicenter of home fashion and interior design – the High Point Market was abuzz with excitement surrounding interesting trends in décor, furniture, art and decorative accessories.
Three major design and color themes seemed to dominate the market. The first “Aflush in Blush” highlights a soft sophisticated color palette – based on one of Pantone’s colors of the year: Rose Quartz. A strong return to the hippie yet well-traveled bohemian, flower child style associated with the late 60s and early 70s replete with grounded organic and verdantly lush color and patterns is apparent in the “Gypsy Glam” décor direction. “Statement Style” the third furnishings trend, focuses on the importance of creating impact in an interior with the use of decorative accessories and furniture that convey a strong aesthetic message that blurs the line behind art and home furnishings.
Aflush in Blush
Pantone’s much lauded Rose Quartz, a soft, subdued pastel pink that whispers its quiet yet powerful presence made itself known in various style settings from classical to retro revival to minimalist new age to contemporary chic. This pink with hints of beige and taupe undertones, when not the style star of the interior vignette, served as a neutral that paired beautifully with a range of color palettes.
Décor and Furniture Resources: Aviva Stanoff’s Rose Quartz Pendant for Currey and Company, Jean-Louis Deniot’s Furniture and Lighting Collection for Baker Furniture, ModShop’s Plush Velvet “Ibiza” Arm Chair in Blush and on trend flooring from Carpet One Floor & Home: “Diamonds & Pearls” Carpet by Lees Studio 1846 in “Beverly Hills” and “Friendly Impressions” Carpet by Relax It's Lees in “So Dainty.”
This interior trend is influenced by a global gallivanting gypsy lifestyle. A style infused with exotic tribal patterns, luxe natural materials, earth inspired color palettes and accessorized with an electric vibe that brings back the wild hippie days of the late sixties and early seventies.
Décor and Furniture Resources: Vintage Textile, Furniture, Art and Décor from B. Pila Design, Gilded Home by John McLain’s “Raquel” Emerald Prism Table Lamp, “Coco” Hand-painted Ikat Wood Tray in Turquoise by Mariska Meijers Amsterdam, on trend flooring from Carpet One Floor & Home: “Everton” Carpet by Weavepoint in “Vineyard” and “Passion” and Oakland Range - Maple by Invincible in “Buttercup,” The Blush Label’s “Gillian” Fern Coasters, Boho Style Ottoman from Huntington House Furniture, and Justina Blakeney’s Furniture and Décor Collection for Selamat Designs.
This interior trend is defined by one piece that echoes sophistication, elegance, and timeless style while gracefully balancing its aesthetic importance between the art and design world. The pieces that comprise this décor direction are artistic masterpieces for the home. They are impeccably crafted and designed to be beautiful yet they are also functional and in the case of the seating - luxuriously comfortable.
Décor and Furniture Resources: Caracole’s “Gate Keeper” Chair, Bernhardt’s “Savoy Place” Desk and Side Chair, “Herst” Rectangular Snow Marble and Vintage Brass Table Lamp from Bliss Home and Design, Ambella Home’s “Detour” Side Table, on trend flooring from Carpet One Floor & Home: “Stencils” Carpet in “Light Dream” by Evans Black and “Fort Chaffee” Solid High Gloss Hardwood in “Oak,” and John Richard’s “Revolution” Four Door Cabinet.
Carmen Maria Natschke is a freelance writer, speaker and the founder of the internationally acclaimed blog, The Decorating Diva. Her passion for design has her traveling the globe as a lifestyle and design expert sharing her love of art, architecture, design, and trends.