Trends of #HPmkt – Rock It Out

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There was a bit of retro-rock vibe happening in High Point Market this Fall. Why? Is it that we're all getting our attitude back after the recession? Maybe that we're all a little nostalgic for our youth. But going to see a rock show were some of the best nights of my life, and I'm sure I'm not … [Read more...]

Trends of #HPmkt – Taste The Rainbow

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You could feel the optimism of High Point Market this year; which was quite an accomplishment. Everyone seemed to think it was back to business and I saw more smiles than I'd seen in a long time. That attitude was reflected in the bright colors that popped throughout showrooms, and what I found … [Read more...]

Trends of #HPmkt – Artistic Flair

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One of my favorite trends of High Point Market, is the one that gets away from the look of mass production and uniformity. These products want you to see the hand of the artist: a brushstroke, a imperfect line, a spark of creativity and looseness that makes one feel as if the piece was created just … [Read more...]

Trends of #HPmkt – Better Than Blue Jeans

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When looking at the "it" color of High Point Market, I found I couldn't pick just one,...there were actually two - and they combined quite beautifully. Like a classic pair of blue jeans - a dark indigo rinse with rustic copper rivets - it's a combination that can stand the test of … [Read more...]

The Hot List of High Point

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Last spring, after my visit to High Point Market , I made a "Hot or Not" list. It was fun to do and is definitely intended to be a bit tongue-in-cheek. I have to say, I'm a little disappointed that monkeys have yet to unseat bulldogs as the "hot" animal; plaid was barely visible even though it's … [Read more...]

Hit the High Points

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It's that time of year again - High Point Market time in the fall. Growing up, it was always dubbed simply, "Furniture Market," but now it is so much more. You find outdoor furniture, accessories of all kinds, florals, textiles, even jewelry! It just goes to show how trends bleed across categories … [Read more...]

Trend: Make Mine Matte

Dreamwalls Glass Trend spotted at High Point Market Spring 2014: Make Mine Matte

Glass has been so strong at market for several seasons, but this season it was all about a matte finish. Outdoor furniture, indoor furniture, lighting and accent pieces all were glowing with the suede finish of etched glass. Smart for it's durable finish, but also for the way light and color plays … [Read more...]

Trend: Rock On

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Malachite, amethyst, selenite, quartz, jadeite, and geodes of all shapes and sizes were the "it" accent of Spring 2014 High Point Market. The natural elements were not polished or were only partially, for a real textural element. The bright colors of green. purple, blues, and pinks were offset by … [Read more...]

Trend: Go With The Flow

Dreamwalls Trends Spotted at High Point Market Spring 2014: Go With The Flow

One of the favorite trends that we at Dreamwalls Glass spotted at this year's High Point Market was a softer, painterly approach to pattern. It was a looser, almost drippy approach to marbleization that was more casual than bookbinder papers. It also was present in watercolor patterns that shied … [Read more...]

Hot or Not from High Point

Dreamwalls Trends: What's Hot-or-Not from High Point Market Spring 2014

My favorite thing to do at High Point Market is sift through the sheer volume of beauty and design to see over-arcing trends. From there I like to see what was a trend the past few seasons and is no longer, as well as the hint of what may be the next trend to come. (I really hope I'm right about the … [Read more...]