Products & Trends

Style Spotters Spring 17 Preview

Our trend tracking teams tour the new season’s forms, materials, colors, and textures

In preparation for the High Point Market New Product Premiere Twitter Chat, our Style Spotters previewed hundreds of new products, set to launch at Spring Market. Now, you can get an early look at some of their favorites, as well as the trend directions they’re expecting to see in the new season.

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See What’s New at InterHall

Favorite design destination announces its Spring 17 debuts

With a well-earned reputation for showcasing chic, couture, high-brow and singularly unique designer-friendly brands, InterHall is home to some of the world’s hottest fashion-forward home furnishings resources. Spring 17 marks the exclusive High Point debut of the Badgley Mischka Home, the Bunny Williams Home collection; Eddie Bauer Home: Outdoor Furniture, by Kannoa; and seven more must-see new arrivals.

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Seeking the Chic Unique

Popular showrooms for customized, one-of-a-kind, and artisan crafted goodies

When you’re looking for those supremely special, beyond the ordinary, perfectly personalized, or artisan crafted items that cannot be found anywhere else, High Point Market is the place to be. Here’s a quick list of showrooms that Market guests tell us are places to go for unconventional, exclusive, and customized products.

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Where the Ancient Reigns Supreme

Popular showrooms to visit when you’re shopping for antiques

For lovers of all things vintage, eclectic, lost, found, reclaimed, refurbished, and rediscovered, absolutely no other event in the world compares to High Point Market. However, Market also confronts the intrepid shopper with literally millions of square feet of showroom space. So how can one possibly find the ancient treasures amidst the vast array of showrooms dedicated to the latest trends? No worries: this list of popular antiques dealers will help you separate the old from the new like a pro.

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Livable Design – Embrace It And Thrive

Aging consumers’ demand for safe, comfortable living spaces creates $7.9 trillion opportunity

The Fall 2016 High Point Market Design Viewpoints Series provided practical advice on how to design environments for the health and well-being of aging clients, collaborate with builders, architects, healthcare professionals, and senior community developers to meet the growing demand for lifelong homes, and incorporate livable design principles into projects for clients of any age.

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On the Hunt for Amazing

New York designer Jenny Wolf shares her go-to destinations and exciting
new finds

The best part of Market is the surprise of it all; it’s so amazing to see all of these beautiful things in one place. My first trip was in 2011, when I had just opened my business and was shopping for my first client. It was so exciting, I felt like a kid in a candy store. Even better, I furnished my client’s entire apartment on that one visit. Now, I still love the hunt, but I have found a few destination showrooms that I look forward to seeing every time I visit.

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See What’s New at InterHall

Favorite design destination announces its Spring 17 debuts

With a well-earned reputation for showcasing chic, couture, high-brow and singularly unique designer-friendly brands, InterHall is home to some of the world’s hottest fashion-forward home furnishings resources. Spring 17 marks the exclusive High Point debut of the Bunny Williams Home collection; Eddie Bauer Home: Outdoor Furniture, by Kannoa; and seven more must-see new arrivals.

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Inspiring Finds At Fall Market

Members of Coastal Living, Southern Living, and Sunset’s Designer Network reveal stunning showrooms

Design inspiration and curated showrooms are what makes High Point Market so unique. This past October, members of the Coastal Living, Southern Living and Sunset Designer Network took to the streets of Market to find the perfect pieces for their upcoming projects. We have interviewed four designers to find out what caught their eye while shopping – and the pieces they can’t live without.

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Some Suite Spots for Sweet Finds

Rachel Cannon highlights Louisiana artisans in her Suites at Market
Square tour

“I use Market as my sit-test, touch-test and close-up inspection test for the pieces I think will work for my clients. I like to tell them I’ve sat on every cushion a supplier offers and am confident I’ve made the right choice,” says Rachel Cannon, owner of Rachel Cannon Limited Interiors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During her Fall 2016 Market Suite Spot Tour, Cannon gave an engaged group of designers an up-close experience of unique suppliers who exceed her high standards for creativity, product quality and impeccable customer service.

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Winter/Spring 2017 Style Report

High Point Market Style Spotters select the looks to look for in the new year

Each drawing on his or her unique perspective in home fashion, the prestigious tastemakers of our 2016 Style Spotters team offer a collection of the innovative forms, distinctive finishes, gorgeous fabrics, eye-catching colors, thrilling patterns, and tantalizing textures that will define style in 2017.

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The 2017 Trends Take Form

Your fashion Snoops shopping guide to the shapes, colors, and textures of the new season

Previewing our exhibitors’ New Product Picks for Fall Market, the trend forecasting experts of Fashion Snoops selected a few items to represent their two 2017 trends, Cove and Old Havana. Use this guide to inform your search for products that will appeal to your customers’ sense of style in the coming months.

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The Colors of Spring 2017

Fashion Snoops forecasts 2 themes and 46 colors that will define the new season

Created by Fashion Snoops and displayed in PANTONE FASHION, HOME + INTERIORS Colors, the High Point Market’s Spring color forecast provides you with the visual inspiration and color palette direction you need to address the major home interiors trends for Spring 2017. Presented in two key themes and segmented by product market, the forecast features 46 hues you can mix and match to create your own color stories.

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Old Havana - A Coming Trend for 2017

Fashion Snoops forecasts a style defined by repurposed relics and sun bleached hue

The trend forecasters of Fashion Snoops see a vibrant yet laid-back style emerging as the doors to Cuba swing open. Look for retro repurposed relics, refined detailing, and art deco shapes in sunbleached hues.

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Cove - A Coming Trend for 2017

The rugged landscape of the California coastline shapes this emerging style

The trend forecasters of Fashion Snoops see a 2017 style inspired by locations like Monterey and Big Sur. Minimalist, heavily rooted in the natural environment, yet still sophisticated, it is at once light, balanced, quiet, and dramatic.

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New Inspiration From Long Ago

Designer Michelle Workman creates a new style that recreates a bygone era

Product designers can take their inspirations from almost anywhere. Sometimes, they’ll come home from a vacation filled with ideas gained from the shapes and hues of another culture. Sometimes a thought arises as they gaze out upon the cityscape that stretches out beneath their office window. For acclaimed designer and former High Point Market Style Spotter Michelle Workman, the inspiration for her new trim collection for Pyar & Co. came from history.

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Inspiring the Journey Home

For Drew McGukin, the right path leads through the heart of each, individual customer

Whether you’re on a retail sales floor or consulting as an interior designer, if you want to know where to start a conversation about furnishing a home, Drew McGukin almost always gives the same answer. “With the person,” he says, “the number one tip I can give anyone is to listen. In my book, every home should be comfortable and reflect the person living in the space.”

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Two New Exhibitors Debut at 220 Elm

Plus, contemporary fine furniture company Leif Petersen celebrates 20th Anniversary

French concrete specialist Lyon Béton arrives for their first High Point show with a collection of whimsical, visually striking, exceptionally functional furnishings. Also in town for the first time, Fatboy USA presents iconic designs crafted with a creative spirit and sense of humor. And don’t miss the 20th Anniversary celebration for Leif Petersen, Saturday, October 22, 6pm-8pm.

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This Is Where the Latest Lives

Three can’t-miss spots for the luxe, chic, trendy, and unique

When it’s time to find the one-of-a-kind, experience the newest shapes of style, or see what the high-end makers are making, there are three destinations you won’t want to miss. This Market, take a tour of the upscale and up-and-coming in The Suites at Market Square, SALON, and InterHall.

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On-Trend Design, On-Trend Business

Keys to thriving in today’s chaotic, ever-changing consumer market, by Bobby Berk

In today’s marketplace, it is more important than ever for furniture retailers to keep their thumb on the pulse of design trends in order to meet the demands of ever more discerning and responsive consumers. It is also imperative that we find a way to survive in a world where consumers expect exceptional service and quick delivery, demands that are second only to a low price. As major online retailers continue to drive down industry prices, they are making it more difficult for even niche manufacturers and small footprint brick and mortar retailers to compete against their big marketing budgets and immense fulfillment capabilities.

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First Impressions of High Point Market

By Farah Merhi, founder of Inspire Me Home Décor

The Founder of Inspire Me Home Décor, Farah Merhi, shares her design inspirations with home decor fans around the world, including the 3.2 million followers of @Inspire_Me_Home_Decor on Instagram. We invited her to the Spring 2016 High Point Market to launch her Pinterest presence with a Market-inspired selection of products and trends. Join her on this journey through the ideas, innovations, and inspirations she discovered at her first High Point Market.

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Kelli Ellis Defines Luxurious Spaces

Create a harmony of elements to evoke a mood

The words “luxury interior” once evoked images of formal, shiny, fussily pristine designs. Thank goodness that’s no longer the case. Like a stunning head-to-toe ensemble, today’s luxurious spaces are raw, refined, and vintage, harmoniously unified by color.

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Fashion Forward Thinking for Design Pros

Bobby Berk seeks innovative, creative answers to essential questions

Fashion connects us to the emotional part of ourselves that wants to be both an individual and a part of the greater whole. In design, we need to connect to this same emotional place. We’re not just putting together a pretty room. Design seeks to take a holistic approach that addresses the issues of how we live. Isn’t how we live essentially how we act – and don’t our actions make us who we are? We need to dig deep and really seek to address these essential questions.

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The Dialogue of Fashion and Design

Jamie Drake explores the emergence of style from the interaction of ideas

Fashion is an active and inspired response to our ever-changing times. New ideas fan out from the runways into fast fashions and lasting trends in home decor. This ongoing conversation between new and old, emergent and enduring, who we are and how we live form the foundation from which Jamie creates lively, magical spaces that inhabit memories and enrich lives.

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Lessons from the Runway

Barclay Butera applies ideas from the fashion world to home furnishings

Excitement brews each Market as high-profile style makers and editors, A-list designers, leading retailers, and the world’s most sought-after home furnishings brands gather to launch the new season. Taking cues from the fashion world, design leader Barclay Butera discusses how we can bring that excitement into consumers’ lives – and homes.

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Carolina Couture

Some of the world’s finest furniture is made in North Carolina, and it shows in High Point

Hardwoods, textiles, skilled artisans, and access to major transportation outlets fueled the High Point region’s rise to prominence in the home furnishings industry. Through this profile of five leading American furniture brands, Interiors Magazine shows how and why North Carolina will continue to remain a world leader in fashion for the home.

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