This is part two of my High Point market trends report. If you missed part one, my color trend report, you can read that HERE.

I am the type of person who often needs time to process what I have seen after attending a trade show. It is so overwhelming when going show room to showroom that I need to spend time looking over all my images once I return home. I saw many of the same trends this Fall as I had last Spring but even more of the same. Fall market felt like Spring trends on steroids. Today and next Sunday I will share lots of photos of what I observed as the top five High Point Market trends. In this first report I want to focus on two trends that were impossible not to notice; Curved lines and statement case good pieces.

Next week I will share three other trends. One is actually a life style trend and here to stay and the others are of the moment and more trendy.

1. Curves 

Shapely feminine lines: The pendulum seems to have swung to the other side of the straight line trend. Maybe the consumer is all played out with the hugely popular mid century modern cleans lines. Curved shapes in furniture, lighting and accessories was very prevalent and if I had to call out a single trend at this Fall market it would be curvy shapes.

This curved sectional from Bernhardt is a good example. This sofa accommodates a lot of seating without a bulky looking chaise pocking into the room.

curved sectional


Also from Bernhardt is this new introduction circle disc bed.

circle bed


Curved backs on sofas are perfect for open concept living where you see the back of the furniture.

rounded arm sofa


Kelly Wearstler has designed a collection of curvy furniture line for E.J. Victor. Both her upholstery pieces and case goods are wavy and curvy.

curvy chairs

E.J. Victor

Below is another grouping of Kelly Wearstler pieces. Rounded shapes and curves everywhere.

Kelly Wearstler furniture

E.J. Victor

This teal colored piece is new for Kravet furniture.

Kravet teal curved sofa


At Thibaut I spotted a rounded curved detail on this chair arm on otherwise traditional straight line chair.

Thibaut curved chair arm


Stickley Furniture is known for creating beautiful curved solid wood pieces that are timeless yet currently trending.

Stickley sofa

Stickley furniture

Lots of curves and rounded shapes in lighting this Fall as well, like these two pendants from Hudson Valley.

round pendant lights

Hudson valley lighting

Round bulbous glass pendants are a trend within a trend and spotted all over market this Fall. These hand blown ones at Cisco Brothers Furniture were a favorite.

bulb pendant lights

Cisco Brothers

Even accessories have taken on a rounded curvy shape.

rounded accessories

Cisco Brothers

2. Statement case goods

It seems like case goods are pushing the boundary between function and form. Beautiful 3D tactile pieces were new introductions in many of the showrooms.

Heavily sculpted pieces with applied decorative elements were also spotted.

white console cabinet with flower detail


This art deco inspired console was one of my favorite pieces at Bernhardt Furniture.It is carved wood wrapped with German silver.

Art Deco console Bernhardt


Now this silver chest is what I call a statement piece! Wouldn’t it be fabulous in a modern high rise entrance foyer?

Silver 3D cabinet


artisan crafted marquetry

This turquoise console from designer Beth Ann Gray, for E.J. Victor, was inspired by Islamic architecture. Each piece is meticulously hand applied with a metal overlay.

Ombre marquetry console

E J Victor

This marquetry chest of drawers below was another one of my favorite pieces from Bernhardt.

marquetry chest


It’s hard to imagine the patience and time it takes to create a piece with such detail as this table from Stickley Furniture.

Marquetry table

Stickley Furniture

natural wood:

North American native woods like walnut, cherry, maple, oak, also had a strong showing this Fall. No heavy lacquers were applied like in years past, but simple natural wood, expertly crafted. This dining table from Universal Furniture had exposed grain that was beautifully finished.

walnut dining table

Universal Furniture

This teak wood coffee table below is from the new Ralph Lauren outdoor furniture collection for E.J. Victor.

cherry coffee table

EJ Victor

Modern History is known for their beautiful collection of classic wood pieces and each piece is destined to become an heirloom.

cherry dressers

Modern History Furniture

Look at the the beautiful book end matched pieces of wood on the two cabinet doors.

walnut console cabinet

Modern History Furniture

This combination bench, coat rack from Four Hands is only 15″ deep and is a contender for our narrow condo entrance way.

coat rack and bench

Four Hands Furniture


Be sure to check back next Sunday as i will share three final trends that you will soon see in a store near you.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. How do you feel about curvy lines? What do you think of the statement pieces? Do you think you would use one or are they too much of a statement?


Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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