Analysts Expect 2017 To Finish Big
Favorable economic and demographic trends point to strong second half sales
In his State of the Industry presentation at High Point Market, industry analyst Jerry Epperson pointed to growing home sales, good economic news, and an oncoming wave of millennial furniture buyers as signals of rising sales in the second half of 2017. “The first quarter of this year was stronger than the first quarter of 2016, thanks partly to the weather, no presidential election, and good news on employment, housing and inflation,” said Epperson, Partner with Mann, Armistead, & Epperson, Ltd. Investment Bankers and Advisors, and publisher of the monthly Furnishings Digest newsletter.
Luxe Magazine: Bold Style Shapes The New Season
Kate Bergeron, Style Editor, selects her High Point highlights
I love anticipating the unexpected when traveling down to High Point, and Spring Market was no exception. Among the bevy of beautiful things and exciting trends (I’m talking about you, canopy beds), I found myself drawn to pieces with a rich, sometimes moody color palette – strong and chic objects that could truly hold their own in a warm and highly edited space. And as always, I returned home inspired, happy, and hungry for what’s to come in the fall.