TRENDING FOR 2016 IN HOME FURNISHINGS AT #HPMKT

 

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Honored to be named as one of only eight (8)! Interior Designers from across the United States and Canada to represent the Home Furnishings Industry at 2015 Spring and Fall High Point Markets. Designers are selected to spot TRENDS in the industry and share on their social media outlets and blogs. Designers are chosen from different regions and I am proud to represent the midwest! I spotted several TRENDS as did the other remarkable Style Spotters and today’s post I am sharing what I believe to be one of the strongest if not THE strongest trend happening and that is the use of MIXED METALS  integrated into furnishings across the spectrum, from desks to lighting to beds to everything in between, there is an element of industrial metals to refined gold and polished nickel, which in my opinion beautifies the pieces, adds interest and a layer of texture to the design and furnishing of a beautifully designed space.

 

PJI BERNHARDT DESK

The SOHO desk of the SOHO Collection that I Style Spotted at Bernhardt Furniture is a showstopper! Capitalizing on the polished nickel, the geometry of the piece crosses over into another prominent TREND of SIMPLIFIED GEOMETRY. The parquet design of the burled top adds another layer of genius to a commanding piece of furniture. Notice the bar cabinet in background with Greek Key inspired door pulls and metal base. Bernhardt has a winner with this very fashionable collection. Simplicity in lines, yet says so much! I can’t wait until this is available!

 

PJI HPMKT FALL 2015 TAYLOR BURKE CHANDY FINAL

Taylor Burke Home knocks your socks off with this STACKED PENDANT. The cut-away styled metal over-shade, the brass brads and even a gold metallic inner shade application, left me swooning. Again, this lighting fixture speaks to two major trends in home furnishings that will be visible for a long time to come, the metal aspect and the geometry; another TREND.

 

PJI AMBELLAHOME CREDENZA

The Key West Credenza I Style Spotted by Ambella Home features over-scaled brass keys as adornment as well as the metal foot caps and stretcher bars. What a lovely piece, it seems to be saying “Look at me!” Amazing.

 

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Michael Aram leaves us breathless with his abstract work artfully constructed of molten aluminum aptly entitled “After the Storm”. Upon careful study, it displays the remnants of debris on the streets after a storm and creates a layered effect. Lovely conversation piece.

 

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Such a thrill to meet Michael Aram, the creative behind my Style Spot. He has a lovely showroom with artistic pieces that become heirlooms.

 

These are just a few of my favorite Style Spots from Market this past year.  I enjoy sharing what’s new and trending in the Home Furnishings Industry

so readers like you know what’s hot for a beautifully designed space! Which is your favorite piece? Would love to hear in your comments!

 

Thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design! I’ll be sharing more of the design TRENDS for 2016, be sure to check back!

 

 

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CHATTI PATTI SHARES WHAT’S TRENDING FROM SPRING 2015 HIGH POINT MARKET

Circles Trending at Spring High Point Furniture Market 2014

I’m back from “Running Circles” at  High Point Furniture Market in High Point North Carolina and excited to share what’s trending for upcoming home style!

Decompressing from the overload of home furnishings style is a common state for many designers in a good way of course! 2014 Market had a different vibe than in past years in my opinion.  There was a little more optimism in the air and I felt that the designs selected by exhibitors were far more glamorous than in past year.  A return to luxury, refined taste and investment pieces.

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Let’s start with this amazing horn console by Bernhardt with a circular design!

Color was also forefront this Spring yet the singular most visible trend to me was the use of circles in the design.  In fact, there were so many, that I googled the meaning of circles and here’s an excerpt of what I came across:

Some Circle Symbol-Meaning Keywords
Inclusion
Wholeness
Focus
Unity
Nurturing
Cycles
Initiation
Everything
Perfection
Womb
Centering
Infinity
Mobility
Completion
The circle symbol meaning is universal, sacred and divine. It represents the infinite nature of energy, and the inclusivity of the universe.
 – From whats-your-sign.com
 

Here’s just some of my beautiful finds exhibiting the circle trend below:

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Wonderful detailed interlocking Circle Lamp by Bassett Mirror

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Polished Chrome Circle Tabletop Accessory by Interlude Home

 

 

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Connecting Circle Mirror by Basset Mirror

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A lovely golden toned circle overlay design mirror by Bassett Mirror

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Gorgeous black and white circular mirror – another great design by Bassett Mirror

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A fun and frilly circular designed mirror by Bassett Mirror

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Circle Art resembling an eclipse

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More simplistic Circle Art in the design

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Wonderful custom Bar Cabinet by John Strauss Furniture of Ohio with the circle design theme

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“Rounding” out the evening sipping wine with a circle of friends~

Thanks for stopping by Chatti Patti Talks Design~ I hope you enjoyed a small sampling of the wonderful items I was able to view while at High Point earlier this month!

Be sure and stop back soon!

All Photos: Patti Johnson