There are many High Point Market trend reports, including what I write for my own blog. When I write these reports, I usually include my observations, which might not be a style I would use for my own projects. Equally as important, however, is taking a look at the standout products. When specifying for interior design clients, I always look at products that are classic, yet fresh and unique, so that they have a lasting quality and the flexibility to be mixed in with a variety of styles.
Some of my favorites seen at High Point Fall Market include:
The Eva Arm Chair
The Eva Arm Chair, a faux snake arm chair contrasted with a grosgrain red piping from the Alexa Hampton Collection for Hickory Chair.
The Crestaire Collection
The 73-piece Crestaire Collection by Stanley Furnitureis a combination of walnut veneers, metals, color, and finishes. Mid-century modern design has been on everyone’s radar as of late, but Stanley mixed in classical elements such as arches, English tufting and saber feet, while still maintaining the mid-century modern aesthetic.
The Brooks Console
The Brooks Console from Stanley Furniture’s Crestaire Collection is shown in one of four available finishes: “argent,” which resembles silverleaf. This particular image was tweeted and retweeted time and time again during market. It’s easy to see why — it is a modern take on classical Renaissance architecture. The ties to classical forms make it relatable to an older, more sophisticated consumer, while the mid-century modern aesthetic appeals to the growing group of millennial consumers.
Marquesa Nesting Tables
Bernhardt’s Marquesa Nesting Tables are the first I’ve seen that incorporate a decorative Moorish metal work motif. I have seen a lot of nesting tables, but most have simple, geometric lines. A delicate eglomisé and silverleaf top graces the top of the steel frame in graphite, while a slightly darker metal finish gives a masculine edge to the delicate work on top.
The Bronson Table
The Bronson Table by Four Hands measures in at a whopping 89” in length and is perfect for a casual family room with a large sectional or oversized sofa. The unusual design takes its cue from Brutalist architecture, which is characterized by angular features and modular elements and is currently seeing resurgence in the market.
The White Light Side Table
Caracole’s White Light reeded front side table features not only an illuminated drawer and lower shelf, but also a mirrored back that reflects the light from above. I love when manufacturers are thoughtful in the way they design. Every detail counts and is noticed by consumers.
The Chesterfield Sofa
Normally images of stuffy, masculine, traditional English rooms come to mind when one thinks of a Chesterfield Sofa. However, this Chesterfield from Christopher Guy is anything but masculine and stuffy. Blush colored silk velvet, contrast silk, satin piping and a delicately carved wood base in an Italian silver finish make this the most feminine Chesterfield I’ve ever seen.
The Ming Side Table
The Ming two-drawer side table from Bungalow 5 shows a laminated slate-blue grasscloth finish that is practical and stylish. It is a versatile piece that can easily be used as a bedside table or as an end table in a living room. It has a hint of the exotic without going overboard, and the natural wood shelf interior provides just the right amount of contrast.
The Cube Blace Block
Estetik Decor showed the Cube Blace Block made of hair on hide. However, unlike the hair on hide that we have grown accustomed to, the Cube Blace Block is made of a long-haired deer hide that is matted down with metallic copper laminate.
Wesley Hall’s Social Sofa
Peter Jacob for Wesley Hall showed a fresh, new style that was referred to as the “social sofa.” It features rich, emerald green leather and a notch is cut out of the back, making it ideal for conversation and entertaining. It is a fun, modern take on the tête-à-tête sofa.
There were many products at High Point. At 11.5 million square feet of show space, it was nearly impossible to navigate through it all, but I certainly gave it my best effort. Included here is only a partial list of what I actually saw. Feel free to stop by the High Point Market Style Spotter board Board on Pinterest to see more finds or stop by my blog.
About the Author
Jeanne Chung started her interior design business and blog Cozy•Stylish•Chic in 2013 in Pasadena, California. She is the trend and product moderator for the popular G+ Interior Design Community and was one of nine official style spotters for High Point Market for 2014. Jeanne has lived in Singapore and Indonesia, and her exposure to these cultures shapes what influences her today — color, details and exotic embellishments.