If you’ve been around here for a while, you might know that each spring and fall, we go to High Point Market in North Carolina. It’s the biggest furniture market in North America, and THE place to be. Designers from all over the world go to share ideas, discover the latest products and innovations in the design industry, and have a good time.
This season, since the April market tends to have fewer new product introductions than in the fall (when everyone’s prepping for the new year), I decided to fly solo…
Okay, maybe not THAT solo. The JSD team was holding it down in our Oakland and Atlanta offices, but there was no shortage of people to meet. I made some new friends (I always laugh saying that as an adult), discovered new products, sat on a few panels, and tried some delicious food. Honestly, this was the first market that felt somewhat normal since the pandemic — and that’s a win.
Today, I thought I’d share some of the trends I noticed and products I love. Will they make an appearance in our future projects? You’ll have to stick around to find out…
Biggest Design Trend Overall from High Point Market
Okay, here’s the big one: I noticed a LOT of companies offering many more customization options than normal. There are now so many opportunities to change the color of something, or switch out the fabric in lines that previously were not as flexible. I hope this is more of an industry-wide shift than a trend, as it makes my color loving mind go wild!
My Top 5 Favorite Products from High Point Market
1. Cornette Arm Chair
I found this armchair at Mr. Brown London and fell immediately in love. Easy to why, right? You know I’m crazy about a good pattern! This chair is offered in a smooth white oak finish and aged brass caps on the feet for a bit of metallic shine. I also love that they can make this chair in their house linens or velvets, but they would allow us to send them our own fabrics for custom orders, if we want to. We want to.
2. Sonia Stripe Throw
I found these throws at Johanna Howard Home and believe me, when it comes to softness, looks can be deceiving. Would you ever guess that these throws are made with 100% baby alpaca wool? Ohhh yes they are, and the wool is unimaginably soft. These were made in Peru and come in 4 colorways: goldenrod and heather grey, pink and orange, black and camel, or dust blue and heather grey.
3. Maradona Pendant
I stumbled across the Maradona Pendant at Arteriors and did a double-take. From the creative yet modern shape to the clean black lines to the smokey visual texture on each globe, it has everything to love. It comes in an English bronze iron frame with white alabaster shades. Each globe and panel is also integrated with LED for ample light. Yes.
4. Mahogany Boomerang Dark Brown Coffee Table
This coffee table by Ethnicraft takes the concept of nesting tables to a new, sophisticated level. I love the abstract shapes, interesting legs, and the way the two shapes interact with each other. It feels so versatile, as if they would be equally at home in a bold space or one that plays it safe. Love.
5. Dorset Upholstered Chaise
The silhouette of the Dorset chaise caught my eye when passing by Highland House Furniture. It strikes that perfect balance between modern lines and traditional curves, and you know I can’t resist a bold color. This model is dressed in a goldenrod cotton velvet from Italy and is finished with antique brass casters. When you know, you know.
Which is your favorite?
Have a favorite? Starting to dream about what your space could look like if it was inspired by you? We’ve got you. Renovation, custom home, or redesign — you know where to find us.