This week I am continuing my trend report from High Point Market. Of the six trends I identified, trend number four is the strong appearance of metallics; especially gold. Last week for Friday’s Photo I chose an image from the E.J. Victor showroom that is the perfect representation of the metallic trend used for furniture. Metallic furniture makes such a bold statement such as this brass bed from Berhardt.

Brass bed from Berhardt furniture

Brass bed from Berhardt furniture

This gold metallic console chest is certainly a show stopper and also one of my favorites.

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as well as this round gold metallic coffee table.

gold metallic coffee table

gold metallic coffee table

Not all the metallic furniture was so bold. Some pieces just had a hint of metallic. The legs on both the table and stool follow the trend without being so “in your face”.

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Metallic accessories were pretty much in every showroom at High Point Market

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Weylande Gregory accessories

Weylande Gregory accessories

Side note: Rhinoceros might just be the new “it” animal edging out horses, turtles and tigers that I noticed a year ago at Market.

Just in case you want to jump on the trend in a big way I spotted this option for you!

metallicsMetallic gold was also the number one choice for new introductions in lighting.

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Can you see the difference (besides the updated shape)?

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The above is a perfect example of the yellowy dated brass of the 1990’s. Below is today’s non lacquered natural brass.

updated non lacquered  brass

updated non lacquered brass

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I saw quite a few table lamps with both metallic bases as well as shades.

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And who better than to bring this metallic trend all together than one of my all time favorite designers, Alexa Hampton. This room has metallics in spades but nothing over whelms. Check it out; metallic wallpaper, bedding, sconces and gold metallic lining the inside of the desk. So luxurious don’t you think?

Alexa Hampton for Hickory Chair

Alexa Hampton for Hickory Chair

I know among my clients, metallics…especially gold is a tough sell. I would love to hear your thoughts, are you a fan or will you pass on this new trend.

Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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