Twice a year the High Point Market (hpmkt) puts together the largest furnishing industry trade show in the world. Last week was their fall market showcase where they filled all 11.5 million square feet of show-space with beautiful new furniture and accessories. Each showroom is complete with the latest ideas in home furnishings and this year’s trends are functional and fabulous!
THE REINVENTED SWIVEL CHAIR
The swivel chair isn’t just for grandparents anymore! This year at hpmkt even the most chic chairs swiveled! Designers have done away with the bulky and shapeless swivel chairs of the past and have embraced the functional sense and comfort of the swivel. The versatility of this type of chair is perfect for an open concept home in which action can be happening all around you!
This year’s most fabulous trend is all about the details! Just like great jewelry can complete the perfect outfit, so too can great detailing complete the perfect furnishing. Whether the detailing is intricate hardware on an dresser or a flair on the back of a couch, the finishing touches are what really make each piece unique and inspiring. The next time you go shopping for furnishing make sure you take into account the beautiful details that really makes the piece shine.
A fun trend this year is tables with platforms of varying heights, some of which, have parts that disconnect. A table with different heights adds depth to a space and allows separate uses for each area. Also, alone the piece makes much more of a statement than would an ordinary flat table. This type of table is a great accent to any room and really calls attention to its uniqueness.
Each year’s trends are interesting and inventive! Keep an eye out for these trends as the appear throughout the year and try to find a fun way to integrate the into your own home!