Twice a year, home design professionals from all around the world gather at the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina. It’s the largest furnishings trade show in the world, and as they like to say, “if you can’t find it at High Point, it probably doesn’t exist.” We’re always on the lookout for fabulous furniture finds for our clients, so we sent our interior design team to scout out the latest and greatest. Here are a few trends that inspired us…
Beyond the Bin Pull
We paid particular attention to the different types of hardware on drawers and cabinets. Not so long ago, bin pulls were either minimal or a mere afterthought. But at the Market, intricate and sleekly designed hardware dominated. And with such beautifully crafted furniture, why wouldn’t you also want your bin pulls to shine?
Something Old, Something New
Older trends are coming back in re-interpreted ways. We saw plenty of gold finishes, fur upholstery, burl wood, Edison bulbs, and more. Today’s clean, modern design is merging with the intricate patterns and shapes of yesterday with stunning results.
The new rule for table surfaces is “there are no rules.” We saw side tables, coffee tables, and dining room tables alike constructed from a menagerie of materials. We saw updated takes on traditional materials like glass, stone and metal, as well as more uncommon materials like bone and malachite. If you’re looking for a fun way to add personality to your home, a statement-making table is the way to go.
We live in a world where multi-tasking rules, so it only makes sense that our furniture would follow suit. Many items we saw incorporated additional uses for convenience. A dresser that included a hidden valet hook, kitchen island with a counter that slides out for dining surface, and a nightstand with incorporated but hidden data outlets were a handful of our favorites.
After spending several days taking in the work of so many talented designers, it was hard not to feel inspired. If you’re in love with one of these fantastic designs — or simply craving a new look for your home — our Interior Design Studio can help you through every step of the way. Contact us online or at 603-436-4274 to schedule a consultation.