Today Home and Decoration presents you The Top Trends from HPMKT Style Report.
The High Point Market Style Report was developed by eight home fashion gurus, who scoured the Spring High Point Market (April 16-20) for the hottest must-have items and then translated their picks into today’s top trends.
“Twenty five autumns ago, as a recent college graduate, I first felt the magic of High Point Market. I fell in love with the beautiful furniture, artwork and exquisite objects, the gracious town, its charming southern hospitality, and long heritage in American furniture. This same mesmerizing High Point Market magic was still with me at the Spring 2016 show. Tantalizing new furnishings, distinctive finishes, gorgeous fabrics, incredible educational seminars, and enjoyable networking parties reenergized me with creative ideas to bring home to our clients!”
Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID
Studio M President
Island Style Living
The idea of relaxing in a Caribbean villa was prevalent in many collections. Jute, a natural fiber found in many parts of the world, was one of the material highlights of Market. Traditionally known for its use in furniture the fiber is now given new life as it is woven into interesting geometric patterns reminiscent of macrame and string art, and used in lamps, chandeliers, accent tables, artwork and mirrors.
Beautiful, round forms permeated so many collections this season. Top trendsetter Kelly Wearstler mixed materials in pieces of a playful scale, accented in rounded forms and contemporary polka dots. EJ Victor showcased the round-loving Wearstler and Kate Spade. Palecek played with scale, mixed materials, and light in their new Calypso wall piece (my personal favorite). Arteriors showed a stool in a heavy, strong scale that still felt petite. Michael Berman’s gorgeous collection for Theodore Alexander included a simple and elegant deconstructed sphere lamp, perfectly scaled for a dining table. And the new Cooper mirror from Noir presented a great proportion of spheres.
Sharp and Masculine
Masculine interiors, inspired by the emergence of men being more involved in the home, have dominated a trend toward more masculine forms. Sharp and calculated, masculine pieces were all over Spring Market. At Arteriors, shapes, hardware, materials, and colours all showed a masculine aesthetic. Bolier & Co. showed a stacking collection of Rottet lacquer side tables that were perfect for every corner. Dupuis Design Collective was on point (no pun intended) with strict, angular forms in metal, wood and marble.
It seems that we can’t get enough of organic forms. And while it seems impossible to compete with the perfection of nature, it can be almost comical to find fine furnishings carrying the likeness of our favorite freshwater species. The curvaceous scallop motif made a splash at Spring High Point Market, gracing door panels on stately sideboards, borders of elegant entry tables, and silhouettes of sassy side chairs. On case goods, scalloped edges donned metallic finishes, suggesting the stunning iridescence of fish scales. On upholstery, metal nailhead tacks added polish and panache while repeating the movement of this classic, feminine form.
Return of Rattan
The hallmarks of 70’s design were everywhere this year, in particular with the strong presence of rattan throughout the showrooms. Updated takes on construction and finishing helped the material feel less retro and more refined, with graphic and architectural weaving techniques creating show stopping patterns as memorable as the pieces they defined. Oversized scales and proportions, as well as its presence even in sleek modern settings, confirm that rattan has arrived in the new millennium.