I’m back from High Point Market! My brain (and my phone camera) are overflowing with products and inspiration. Here are three home decor trends that you should look out for this year.
New England Nautical
To my delight, High Point was filled with nautical nods this year, and I don’t mean the kitch seaside decor (although there was some of that too). Coral and barnacle clusters filled up antique booths, collectors proudly displayed their collection of buoys, demijohns and nautical flags. Lighting was wrapped in rope, encrusted in seashells or topped with grasscloth lampshades. Even furniture was wrapped in grasscloth, rattan, rope, water hyacinth and other natural materials. Rugs and bedding were prominently blue & white or striped (or occasionally plaid) and many pieces of wood furniture were whitewashed. New England based companies like Dunes & Duchess and Oomph gave their colorful preppy twist on the style.
Palecek was at the forefront of this Ralph Lauren-esque trend, but they weren’t the only ones. Furniture and accessories across the entire market were wrapped in tan leather and strapped with buckles. Cowhide and navajo prints graced the floors and furniture and mongolian lamb popped up on everything from stools to chairs and pillows. Think updated Colorado ranch.
2014 is the year of the antelope: benches, rugs, pillows… I hope the poor animal is not extinct because its skin popped up everywhere across the market. Hides off all kinds were very popular this year in fact, from zebra to tiger. The traditional kuba cloth was also prominent: whether in the form of pillows, upholstered benches or frames. There were lots of safari chairs, petrified wood stools, antelope antlers (even used as sconce bases).
Were you at High Point this year? What did you post at the market this year? Answer in the comments.
Images by me via my Instagram.