Tribal Influences are Coming on Strong for Spring/Summer 2014

As always, the trends in fashion and interiors go hand in hand, but instead of fashion paving the way for the trends in interiors, this past season I have seen the opposite with interiors leading the way.   While attending High Point Market this past April, I noticed a few subtle references to African tribal art, and then while attending Las Vegas Market  four months later in July, I noticed yet a stronger influence with more lines catching on to the trend.
With the presence of African tribal influences coming on very strong on the Spring/Summer 2014 runways in New York, London, Milan, and Paris, the trend will surely pick up in the interior sector, so get ready for more to come!
Global Views Showroom, Las Vegas Market July 2013, #tribal
Global Views at Las Vegas Market, July 2013
Global Views Showroom, Las Vegas Market July 2013, #tribal
Global Views at Las Vegas Market, July 2013
Tribal art can be a bit intimidating to decorate with for some (and I wouldn’t recommend going overboard with it and doing an entire room), but when used as a combination of accent pieces such as a vase, pillow, or rug, or wall art, bringing in a little bit of the newest trends into the home can keep the decor looking fresh and in the moment.
Kim Salmela Atelier as seen at #HPMkt April 2013, #tribal
Kim Salmela Atelier at High Point Market, April 2013
Bernhardt Interiors as seen at #HPMkt April 2013, #tribal
Bernhardt Interiors seen at High Point Market, April 2013
Stanley Furniture Montreaux coffee table as seen at #LVMkt, July 2013
Stanley Furniture seen at Las Vegas Market, July 2013
While stopping by the Stanley Furniture Showroom to see the West Coast premiere of the new Montreaux Collection I spotted this tribal inspired rug. What a great way to shake up the room a bit. By the way – the square coffee table pictured above, an absolute winner.
Loloi Rugs as seen at #LVMkt, July 2013, #tribal
Loloi seen at Las Vegas Market, July 2013
Tribal inspired patterns and motifs (and ikats) were seen on rugs in almost every rug showroom I stepped foot in.
Selamat Designs as seen at #HPMkt April 2013, #tribal
Selamat Designs seen at High Point Market, April 2013
These wood carved wall hangings from Selamat Designs contain a series of tribal patterns, but the colors and materials used are anything but tribal and gives this a contemporary twist.
Mara Hoffman, New York S/S 2014 Fashion Week, images via Style.com
Emilio Pucci, Milan S/S 2014 Fashion Week, images via Style.com

High Point Market is right around the corner from October 19-24, so I can’t wait to see what new trends I see going forward.

Unless otherwise noted, all photography is my own.  Please do not use my images without due credit.

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