Just returning from High Point Furniture Market 2013!
It’s always so intriguing to see what the fashion world is bringing us as trends for the interiors markets. And right now it feels good. More warmth, comfort, and more deep and mysterious than it has been in a few years.
Remember my post about everyone having a masculine side in their design?( “Going on a Man Hunt: Showing your Masculine Side“), well this Market was all about bringing your bad boy self forward with a rocker edge. And this is no country club living, this is LA luxurious with chocolate walls, hair on hide sofas and chests, and rugs with some gold or black bling throw in for some modern appeal. The new introductions at Bernhardt Interiors epitomized this look, and we couldn’t help ourselves from lingering and lounging a bit.
Everything is still open and clean with simple line, elegance, glam, and just plain WOW factor. Not fussy, not heavy. A lighter, brighter combination of dark colors (does that even make sense??), fabrics and then something bright thrown in like a splash of color or a magnificent light fixture. Also, found objects are still really strong. Accessories – lighting, side table, etc are not as refined as we have seen in the past. More reclaimed.
Vendors such as Four Hands and Halo Styles, do the “dark and moody” thing well, but even the likes of Currey and Company had their goth on in an elegant way with new designs by iconic jewelry Designer Shannon Koszyk. More to come about this next week in my Halloween post! Ever heard of Steampunk…well you will…stay tuned!
The past markets have been all about grey and white. Think the Restoration Hardware look. But it’s changing and the masculine side is still developing. Consumer want that strength and stability in their design now. That rock solid confidence. While grey will continue to dominate in the design world, at this year’s market, it’s being over taken by a dark side we can all relate too.
So warm up, and be a little bad with your design, it will be good in the end!