How We Work: NeoCon 2015 Trendspotting

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The biggest trends of the 2015 NeoCon show were natural progressions of emerging trends from last year that talked to flexibility, personalization, and the customization of elements. Colorful and functional, they are all an interesting snapshot of how we work now, and how we'll work in the … [Read more...]

Antique Mirror and Indigo Blues at Market

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The most prominent color at Spring 2015 High Point Market was a deep-dyed indigo blue. There were lots of shades of blue, but the deepest indigo was the one that was most visible. It popped with the popular bright golds, shimmered in velvet finishes and had the artistic touch of hand-applied … [Read more...]

2 Break Out Trends of High Point Spring 15

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The Dreamwalls team loves to go to High Point Market and see the trends that will be pushing into the home furnishings and decor industries in the coming months. Even though we are a bit more involved in the commercial and contract markets; the colors, motifs, and over-arcing trends find their way … [Read more...]

High Point Market

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High Point Market Spring 2015 is just around the corner starting April 18th. Now is the time to look through all the directories and start mapping out my strategy to see as much as I can in a short amount of time. But now is also the time to look through last year's trends that were big and … [Read more...]

What’s Next in Glass?

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Last week I was in Las Vegas for the Glass Association of North America (GANA) Fall Conference. GANA is the glass industry association that creates informational bulletins and white papers for architects, professional glaziers, and end users of glass products of all kinds: tempered glass, insulated … [Read more...]

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...]