interior design

Our Favorite Trends From Spring High Point Market

It's been a little over a month since my trip to High Point Market in April, and it's taken me since then to really sort through everything we saw in those whirlwind few days. If you've never been, just know this: it's the largest furniture market in the US. So you can imagine the square footage we're talking about here. And, it being a few years since my last visit, I had a lot of ground to cover!

I partnered with Bernhardt for this visit, helping them to style up their new bistro for a fun opening party, and we had a blast! They are some of my favorite people, and I always love visiting their showroom, so I thought I'd start by sharing my favorite picks from their latest collections...

geneva swivel chair | pax drink table | lumen sofa | urban fretwork pillow | rustic patina ladderback dining chair | east hampton round mirror | east hampton bench

Bernhardt is known for their neutral palette, and they tend to use a lot of chrome, silver and nickel finishes which is playing into their favor as the trend has been shifting ever so slowly away from brass! But what I love about their look is that it emphasizes things like shape and texture in their pieces. You notice all the details, and they are all done so well.

One of the biggest trends of market was the influence of 70's style. It was everywhere. I supposed we should have seen that coming, seeing as it's been forced down the runways lately too. I don't always love it, but I did see it done well in several showrooms, and I thought the swivel chair at Bernhardt was a perfect example of this. A lighter leather feels different and almost more feminine compared to the darker brown leathers we're used to seeing vintage versions of this chair in. And I can attest to it being the most comfortable, too.

On the other side of the spectrum, we've seen a return to classic European styling - especially in kitchen design - but it's definitely coming back to all elements of the home. Some of us would argue that it never left, and that this style has always been easy to find at market (both true), but you can see it entering back into more mainstream design.

Along with these looks, here are a few more trends I spotted throughout some of my favorite showrooms... 

Deco: lola ottoman at bradley | lamp by laura kirar for baker | deco cane chair at selamat | pink velvet chair at julian chichester

Olive Green: dresser at made goods | leather chair by four hands

Angles: virgil coffee table at bradley | velvet chair at julian chichester | sullivan stool at bradley | white chair at four hands | side table laura kirar for baker

Charcoal: side table at union home | cecil coffee table at bradley