And the crew returns for part 2 of High Point Furniture Market Trends and Favorites. Within part 2 you will find our remaining trends and also a few pictures of some iconic people: Thomas O’Brien and Mariette Hines Gomez. Lets begin!
Trend #4 – Neutrals and browns will never go away.
Below are shots in the Lee Industries Showroom of
some classic pieces that scream versatility and style.
Market wouldn’t be the same without testing the comfort-ability of recliners and sofas. Ashley is lounging in one of the relaxers from Lee Industries.
The bed has a classic and romantic feel while the sofa and coffee table display invites a family for a cup of ice tea on a Sunday afternoon.
Shots below are from the Hickory Chair Showroom.
A pillow line we saw in Inner Hall called Ankasa. Ideal for bedrooms, sun-rooms and/or family rooms.
We also had a chance to check out some lamp companies:
Trend # 5 Purple is still around! All the way from grape juice to wine colored tones.
Shots below are from Hickory Chair Showroom.
Below: Judy admires the nail head detailing on an upholstered cabinet in the Hickory Chair Showroom. Need a dining chair, take this cream one below, one of Hickory Chair’s most popular choices (right).
Often times when the team goes to High Point, it isn’t unusual to run into interior design icons. Hickory Chair had Thomas O’Brien on hand as he signed copies of his first book, called “American Modern.”You might have seen Thomas’s name on collections in Target, a lighting collection with Visual Comfort and his interior design studio called Areo in SoHo which he opened in 1992. Here is an article on him in the New York Times.
The team also stopped to take a photo with Mariette Himes Gomez. Mariette has a design studio in New York City and also a designer collection with Soicher Marin. Mariette and Thomas both design furniture for Hickory Chair. Along with Alexa Hampton and Suzanne Kasler who were also in the showroom showing off their collections with Hickory Chair.
It was nice to see you again, Mariette! Thanks for taking a picture with us.
Trend 6# Floral sofas are a breath of fresh air.
Below: is a shot from the Lee Showroom of a banquet with a Duralee print.
Left Above: Lee Industries and Right Above: Hickory Chair.
Trend # 7 Trellis is popular.
What is a trellis ? A lattice like pattern inspired by a lot of cultures, they can sometimes be graphic and organic. Below the bed in fabricated in a trellis fabric giving the room life.
Above are shots from Hickory Chair Showroom.
Trend # 8 Animal Inspiration
Animal influences were in every showroom that we visited. Here are some of the things we saw.
Shots Below are from Hickory Chair Showroom.
And last but not least, we had to share one of the coolest discoveries that Marty from Lee Industries showed us. Lee did an experiment putting one of their chairs they manufacture into a lake for two weeks. The actual chair is below on the left and you should definitely click on the YouTube video to see for yourself. We were amazed at how clean the chair looked after being in the lake. It was amazing!