Trends for April 2013

 Top 15 Trends Seen at High Point Market:

1) Animal prints are still on the scene, now being shown as more neutral than statement  or as shown here by Style Spotter, Michelle Wiebe in green in CR Laine

2) Global/Tribal influences in furniture, lighting and accessories, think Morrocan/Tibbetan
like the woodwork on the front of the Bungalow5 chest chosen by Style Spotter Kelly Kole!

3) Shagreen is everywhere! On Furniture, mirrors, tables and accessories.
Look at this fab bar with shagreen doors designed by Jeffrey Bruce Baker picked 

4) Color was everywhere!  Brights are definitely here!  The top colors I saw were lapis blues, corals, emerald green, yellow, hot pink and orange. Purple is making its way onto the scene.
Shown here is a beautiful emerald green table by Worlds Away also chosen by Kelly Kole!

5) Embroidery and hand made items are huge.  Anything handcrafted is popular especially in fabrics and pillows.  Shown here is a beautiful Thibaut fabric chosen by Style Spotter Stacey Bewkes

Below are table serving wear pieces carved from Antique Celing beams
from Europe2you spotted by Erin Loechner

6) Mid-century modern mixed with Hollywood glam but also a return to the classic were prevalent in Home Furnishings.  Shown below is the Gin Table by Celerie Kemble also style spotted by Stacey Bewkes in the Henredon Showroom.

Glam mirror by Bunny Williams for Mirror Image spotted by Marisa Marcantonio

7) Natural stones like quartz, selenite are everywhere from loose stones to lighting. 
 Malachite is here but we are seeing it being upstaged by lapis.  Again a nod to the popularity of blue we will be seeing in upcoming markets. Below are malachite obelisks and quartz both spotted by Grant Gibson in the Antique and Design Center.

8) Lucite is still around, but in more interesting shapes and often mixed with other materials.
Here is a great nightstand in lucite mixed with malachite from the Century Furniture collection Chin Hua spotted by Michele Wiebe.

Style Spotter Raina Kettleson spotted this Lucite and Shagreen desk from Serge de Troyer

9) Black and White with pops of color borrowed from the spring fashion runway is big!
Black and white art spotted by Grant Gibson 

Black and White Chevron CR Laine Chair Spotted by Kelly Kole

10) Painted finishes such as this lovely Beaufain Bachelorette chest by Stanley spotted by Marisa Marcantonio

11) Anything Aerin Lauder! The lady definitely has a "Midas Touch"

Lamps spotted by Grant Gibson in Visual Comforts

Aerin Accessories spotted by Raina Kettleson in EJ Victor Showroom

12) Animals are everywhere from Horses to frogs, dogs and snakes.  Shown here are horse head planters from Studio A spotted by Erin Loechner

13) Furniture is downsizing and becoming smaller scale as Americans begin
to downsize their homes and life styles. Shown below is an Arteriors etagere perfect for a small house or apartment spotted by Marisa Marcantonio.

Smaller scale tailored sofa from Wesley Hall spotted by Stacey Bewkes

Small scale love seat by Kim Salmela spotted by Marisa Marcantonio

14) The hexagon shape was the big shape at market.  We saw it in wall shelves, rugs and furniture.  Who said functional couldn't be fun?  Spotted by Marilyn Russell in the Wilcox showroom. 

15) Statement lighting is still important.  The bigger the better as we saw in Currey & Co, Arteriors and many others.  Shown here is a shell chandelier from Marjorie Skorus for Currey and Co.  spotted by yours truly.

Thalia chandelier by Visual Comforts spotted by Stacey Bewkes

Currey & Co Steel Chandelier spotted by Raina Kettleson

Cyan "Remy" Pendant spotted by Kelly Kole

Dialio Chandelier from Arteriors spotted by Michelle Weibe

16) Midcentury Modern vibe still around.  Here is a fun piece "Franny" spotted by Marilyn Russell at Younger Furniture.

17) Bold Patterns in rugs, art and fabric.  Shown here is a rug from Surya spotted

10) Brass is back in both polished and brushed finishes as shown here in this lamp spotted by Raina Kettleson

18) Overscale patterns as shown on this chair spotted by Erin Loechner in the CR Laine Showroom

So there you have it!  What's currently trending for 2013.  

Watch for my new Trend Report every Tues starting next week!
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