I always say Market is my favorite time of year; and with my new job, I'll be attending 7 markets a year!
I better find some comfortable shoes...
Last weekend was High Point Market, which is extra special to me because I attended High Point University; and
High Point Market is where it all started for me!
Today, I'm going to review some of my favorite trends that I spotted and discuss how you can implement some of these into your own home!
Since it's springtime and the outdoors is on all of our minds, let's start there...
Indoor/Outdoor living has become such a popular lifestyle,and it has definitely made its mark on the home furnishings industry. There is a wide variety within the marketplace now, everything from the looks of indoor furniture, to the use of innovative materials, to infusing bright colors!
Bright outdoor furniture was EVERYWHERE this market--and I absolutely loved it! It really gives you the opportunity to experiment with something a little more adventurous without making major alterations to your home
and without breaking the bank!
Here are some things I spotted...
If you aren't a fan of the bright-colored furniture or it's just a little too much for you, try starting with accessories!
-Outdoor rugs are a perfect way to set the tone, and they come in a variety of patterns and colors.
-Outdoor lighting is also becoming a huge category and is an excellent way to introduce some color.
-Outdoor pillows are a great way to infuse color and pattern into what you already have. They are inexpensive and easy to replace or update ftom season to season. Don't just think summer here!
-Garden accessories have also become popular among the masses. Try something new with funky pots, bright-colored plants, ceramic garden stools, and lanterns.
Hides! They are everywhere and not just in Southwest or mountainous settings anymore! Hides have become a staple accessory available for almost any home and setting.
Not only were hides everywhere but they have taken on different applications--embossed patterns, acid washes, and metallic foiling to name a few.
Check out some of my favorites...
They are extremely versatile and great for layering. Try using one on top of an already existing rug in your home, or drape it over a bench or ottoman.
Wood products have been around since the beginning of time!
But, we have started to see wood used in new and different applications. The juxtaposition between rustic, raw wood and sleek, shiny acrylic/polyurethane creates a whole new look! This contemporary use of the two materials is both visually interesting; and, if you ask me, creates a conversation piece!
Check out these awesome pieces...
Adding a side table is a great way to incorporate this trend into your already existing décor without it being overly dramatic! If you're feeling more confident, try a larger item like a coffee table or buffet.
Chinoiserie has been around for centuries and is actually a very ancient art form. We are seeing it more and more throughout the home furnishings industry; both in accessories and accents as well as furniture. A few classic things to look for when trying to identify this trend are pagodas, bamboo prints or patterns, birds, and small florals branches.
Here are few that caught my eye...
This style can be very specific; so if you're looking to try it, start with removable wallpaper, lamps, mirrors, or a small side chair. You would be surprised at how easily this style will fit in with already existing décor!
Now, let's talk about Global Views Furniture!
The Global Views showroom is like the end-all-be-all for trend spotting of the design world; so, of course, I took a stroll through! Scroll through these pictures...I promise you won't want to miss them!
P.S. -As if it weren't already obvious, their main color story is GREEN!
That's all for today! I hope these trends have you feeling inspired!
Thanks for reading!
Cheers - Molly