Our team recently returned from the semi-annual High Point Market in North Carolina! We came home buzzing with inspirations from the overwhelming amount of sensational exhibits from all the top designers. High Point Market has become one of the most influential and largest home furnishing trade shows in the world, with over 100 countries that are represented and more than 2,000 exhibitors! During our week excursion to North Carolina, we were thrilled to find a wide variety of emerging styles ranging in color, pattern, texture, and function. Below is your designers-eye guide to magnify the rising trends of summer 2014!
We loved this practical and stylish sectional sofa! This transitional style balances both masculine and feminine attributes to create a classic, clean, and timeless design. Perfect for entertaining friends, or relaxing at home with the family, this extremely comfortable and deep sofa was one of our personal favorites!!
We loved the use of texture in this exhibit! Pillows with textures is a super easy way to add depth and character to a room in need of a face lift. Incorporating texture in a room is an artisitic way of harmonizing your style to achieve a fresh and collective look. By adding soft layers of complimentary textures you create a room that is both inviting and cozy. Try playing with different fabrics and patterns to add even more depth to your space!
We were struck by the creativity of this wine bottle chandelier! We love the concept of adding personal value and significant to any piece of art you install in your home. This innovative design allows you to put discarded wine bottles to good use, too! By preserving the wine bottle selection for each individual owner you acquire a unique and completely original lighting fixture, not to mention a great conversation piece!
Bringing a coastal style to your home doesn’t have to mean vibrant shades of blue and coral. We appreciated this casual approach to beach life with the choice of sandy hues and weathered furniture. The wooden table coupled with coastal accents lends even more character to this nautical atmosphere while the vintage-inspired accessories convey a sense of comfort and familiarity without going overboard!
When we were not wandering the halls of the 11.5 million square feet of show space, we spent our time following local trends. Perhaps our favorite experience was at the eco-friendly and “green” restaurant called Print Works Bistro in Greensboro. Attached to the Proximity Hotel, this local favorite has become nationally recognized by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for their environmentally sustainable approach in both construction and design. We were more than impressed by the level of detail that went into this innovative design! Their sustainable practices included the use of recycled and efficient building materials, an abundance of natural light to preserve the integrity of their indoor atmosphere, along with solar panels for heating water! It is always inspiring to see beautiful and innovative designs that benefit both the environment and our aesthetics! Not to mention the food and drinks were terrific! We recommend it if you find yourself in the area! For more information, check out their website: