Twice a year the charming town of High Point, North Carolina bursts at the seams during the High Point Furniture Market and is transformed into the bustling centre of all things furniture and decor. Interior design types from all corners come together to see the latest trends and newest products available in home decor displayed artfully by leading global manufactures. Last week Jacqueline attended the 2015 fall High Point Furniture Market and reported back on what was all the rage and who made the most fabulous interior design products. Here is a roundup on what was most notable.
1) Modern Wing Backs – these classic pieces of upholstery received a makeover including simpler lines and cleaner detailing. They sported statement making fabrics or upholstery tack patterns. We at Corea Sotropa are big fans of this new take on an old favourite and predict using them in several upcoming projects. We just adore their sinuous lines and stately appearance!
2) Geometric Patterned Case-goods – storage pieces and side tables of all shapes and sizes stepped it up a notch with intricate fretwork and contrasting patterns. We can picture using them in a foyer or hall for an eye-catching focal point. What a bold gesture one of these beauties would make!
3) Asian Influence – many decorative objects and furniture pieces were inspired by traditional Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian and Indian design. Mirrors, fabrics, wallpapers and art work also paid homage to this global influence. Ginger jars, pagodas, painted screens and shiny lacquered trays beautified so many showrooms this season. Chinoiserie is here to stay!
4) Ladylike Midcentury – furniture influenced by the 50s and 60s was still prevalent, but it had a lighter, more feminine air about it. Lines were curvier, wood was less heavy and the overall trend seemed to loosen up and become more transitional. This new approach will make midcentury inspired pieces easier to inject into a wider variety of decor aesthetics. A new spin on a classic design is always exciting for us!
We are really looking forward to incorporating these design trends into our current projects. Stay tuned for another upcoming post on what Jacqueline found most inspiring!
The team of Corea Sotropa Interior Design