Thursday, April 25, 2013


It was pleasing to see vendors at this year's High Point Furniture Market doing much better than year's past. The economy is shaping up, which means good things are in tow for the interior design biz. 

Here are some of the Top Trends. 

COMBO Fabrics
Everywhere we turn, designers are creating interest by combining different fabrics and leathers. At Bentley Churchill (always a fave of Steph and I), they sported these gorgeous cherry tufted leather chairs with a cream linen on the interior. 

A ton of vendors are making lucite legs an alternative to wood. It's an expensive add-on, but it can really make a piece stand out. This Bentley Churchill bed is a no brainer for my next big purchase. 

Velvet has always been a staple but it's more apparent than ever. With velvet blends having more polyester than before, the velvet has less of a crush. Which means less booty marks when you get off the sofa. This coral/tangerine number is from Burton James. 

I literally stated the other day at lunch "Mark my words people, the movie The Great Gatsby is going to create a revolution in the design world." And here we are a classic shell motif based out of the Art Deco era. With modern fabrics, this Burton James chair is going to be stunning.

 Celerie Kemble for Henredon
It has been no surprise that Celerie Kemble has done it once again, this time collaborating with Henredon. And of course she had to add one of her stunning chevron masterpieces from Merida. 

See, even Celerie is on the Gatsby bandwagon with these knock out sconces.

 Ferguson Copeland Chairs!
It's like they are reemerging from the grave. Three years ago I would have over looked them, now I can't get enough of these wonderful styles.

If it's stationary, people want to know if you can add a swivel base, and many of the more high end vendors are making it happen. I don't mind the idea but I'd prefer a "MR" which stands for Memory Return (aka so when you swivel out of place and get up the chair comes back to the original position). So what if that makes me OCD!

NAILHEADS, they just won't go away. 
Dining Table from Ferguson Copeland

Still showing up everywhere! And I'm lusting over this cocktail table from Gabby Home that I saw on Pinterest. 

Not much was different at the Hickory Chair showroom. Not to say it wasn't still out of control stunning, but I'm still drooling over these HABLE fabrics

FINALLY!! Someone is giving you the option to change up the jewelry of a piece! Thank you Hickory White!

Hickory White

A lot of BURL still hangin around. 
Hickory White 

A ton of art vendors are giving the option of doing an acrylic top coat over your prints. Which can make an abstract piece that more special, or even funk up a more traditional subject. 

Lillian August never does anything wrong in my opinion.

Look at this mix at Lillian August. I love all these colors and prints with this traditional chandelier turned cool with black crystals and shades. 

Tritter Feefer may be the new hit line of the year! With a plethora of interesting vinyls and 200 high gloss finishes to choose from, at a mid range price point you can't beat. We ordered these chairs in a glossy navy croc vinyl! Which leads me to another trend, VINYL. It's everywhere! And it's not the same anymore. It's versatile, inexpensive and wipeable!!

Big time news flash! Vanguard picked up CR Currin's decorative glass finishes. 
I may just have to save up a bit more for some nightstands...