High Point Market Trend Recap
Fall 2016 Market
I’m back from High Point Market and here with my much anticipated High Point Market Trend Recap, chock full of information on the latest interior design trends and observations seen while at the Fall 2016 market. This time around I attended as a part of the Design Bloggers Tour, which was made up of ten top of the most influential design bloggers in the industry. For two full days our group made it from showroom to showroom to view presentations on the market’s latest introductions. In addition to the two days spent with the Design Bloggers Tour, I spent 3 days on the front end and another extra day on the back end – six days in total, and that still wasn’t enough time to see all I wanted to see. With 11.5 million square feet of show space, no matter how much time I had to spend at High Point, it would never be enough!
One observation I had is that “Sexy is In!”. Change is definitely in the air and this market is the most pronounced shift away from the traditional design aesthetic I have seen to date. Even those manufacturers that identify themselves with classic design are introducing cleaner lines and the market as a whole is leaning towards a more transitional and modern aesthetic.
Without further hesitation, I present to you the Fall 2016 High Point Market Trend Recap:
PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF DESIGN
GOODBYE BULKY – THE SECTIONAL GETS SEXY
SEXY LEGS – THE METAL STILETTO
THE BACK IS WHERE IT’S AT- CHAIRS WITH BACK DETAILING