Twice a year in North Carolina, interior designers and retailers gather to explore what’s new and hot in home furnishings at the High Point Market. Exhibitors showcase the latest styles and offer a multitude of design possibilities. This is one of the most exciting tradeshows of the year for Renee’s and the spring market was better than ever! Here’s what we’re looking forward to adding to our showroom located on the beautiful North Fork and to the homes of our clients.
Mixing different materials for home furnishings has been a hot trend for a while now and is one we personally love. The possibilities are endless when you incorporate a mix of home furnishings and introduce eclectic pieces that complement a number of styles. Industrial wood and metal pieces, such as end and coffee tables, are enhanced further with mirrored sides and surfaces. These reflective elements give the appearance of a larger space and can brighten up a room.
Wood-based dressers and nightstands have traditionally been finished with a polish or paint. At the market this year, we have seen a greater use of linen fabrics mixed with metallic hardware. Neutral colors like gray and beige allow these pieces to be incorporated into your pre-existing design of a room and offer the opportunity expand your color palette within the space.
Warmer tones for metallic accents are trending now, with shades of brass, copper, yellow and rose gold making a prominent statement. Treated metals give furnishings more personality and are a step above the usual silver. We love seeing these materials incorporated into distressed and rustic styles of furniture and the personality they add to a living space.
The beautiful thing about using wood is that each piece is unique. The grain and notches vary from each cut and make for a great base for all styles of furniture from headboards to nightstands. Straight edges and cross-hatched designs were a popular find this year, with light coats painted to create a distressed look. Varying geometric shapes are another way to create a distinctive space, while making a room purposeful.