In my previous post, I shared the latest Color Trends from High Point Market. In this post, part two, I want to share three design Trends from High Point Fall Market 2021.
As always, my language is photos. So sit back, grab a drink and get ready for the latest furniture and accessories Trends from High Point Market Fall 2021.
If I had to choose just one word that applied to 90% of all the products I saw at Market, the word would be texture. Soft, cozy, nubby fabrics , sculpted and heavily textured wooden case goods, and textural, tactile accesories.
The curving bench below from Ambella Home was impossible not to touch. It was so incredibly soft, like petting a kitten.
I pointed out in my previous post the prevalence of Boucle fabric on upholstery, which resulted in the trending hashtag #BoucleAllDay.
I guess manufactures assume we are all so traumatized by the past year that all we want to do is curl up with a big teddy bear until it’s safe to come out again. Humm, maybe not such a bad idea after all.
This chair from Bernhardt was impossible not to touch.
It wasn’t only upholstery pieces that were heavily textured, accessories, lighting and case goods were heavily textured as well.
Don’t these accessories just beg to be touched?
Look at those those cute little armadillos.
This fabulous textural leaf chandelier from Aviva Stanoff for Currey stole my heart
As I noted in my previous trend report, along with texture, Black And white is trending.
I don’t think it gets more textural than this porcupine quill mirror below!
Casegoods were also spotted with lots of texture.
I ran my hand over more things at Fall Market than I ever had before.
One only needs to look at the finish offerings at Old Biscayne Designs to see the direction wood case goods are headed. Notice the color samples too, warm taupe.
Looking at the images of the upholstered pieces above you can see that curved are the dominant shape this Fall. I had seen curves making an appearance two years ago but this market it was all about the curves!
Side note: Large scale sectionals were also trending. My guess is with more families staying home, the need for large scale sofas and sectionals has increased in demand.
Curved chairs covered in “Boucle all Day” fabric were in almost every single showroom!
Case good items were also spotted in rounded curved shapes. The large hardware on the piece below was also on trend this Fall.
The curved curio cabinet below was “Style Spotted” by one of High Point Market’s official trend spotters. Note too the texture on the bottom drawer.
Below is another attractive curved cabinet from Gabby Home.
The curved wood base on this round glass table was a nice change from the typical solid pedestal base.
The console table below had multiple curves for an interesting profile. Yes, that’s me in the mirror with mask on as required.
Wedding Dress Chairs
Let me explain. While my Insider Tour Group was visiting Theodore Alexander, we happen to bump into celebrity designer Alexa Hampton. Alexa has a new collection with them and she was telling a story about her dining chairs.
She explained that when Bill Blass was designing her wedding dress, he told her the design of the front of her dress didn’t matter nearly as much as the design of the back.
During the wedding ceremony, everyone is staring at the back of the dress not at the front. Once the ceremony is over, everyone is too involved talking, drinking and eating to really pay much attention to the front of the dress.
She took that advice to heart and designed her dining room chairs with pretty backs. Makes sense since the front of the chair is either tucked into the table or someone is seated on them.
Well I don’t know if everyone got the memo about wedding dress chairs but pretty chair backs were definitely trending.
Notice the textured fabric on this chair as well.
Pretty backs are perfect for open concept homes where the furniture is more likely to be floated in the middle of the room rather than pushed up against the wall.
The dining chair below is an example of what Alexa was describing. A pretty back with the chair front tucked into the table and not as visible.
Pretty backs were not only a fabric story. I saw many chair backs with wood designs, which made me think of an exoskeleton.
Rattan, Jute, Rope, Wicker and Cane
The 70’s are back! I have never seen so much rattan, wicker and jute in my life. Furniture, accessories, and lighting were all spotted made with these natural materials.
Another trend which I noticed was tiered pendants. The wicker pendant below is a good example.
Cane was used as accent material in several of the case goods I spotted.
A beautiful rattan day bed from Red Egg Furniture.
The detail on this rope wrapped console table from Gabby Home caught my eye.
The beautiful cane and black wood pendants are from Ro Sham Beaux.
I wish I had a spot for a collection of these casual straw pendants.
This finely woven rope table would be right at home on a sun porch or covered patio.
Lastly, a return to 70’s design wouldn’t be complete without a return of macrame!! The window treatment in this showroom was an intricate macrame weaving. I had flashbacks to High School when I had a large macrame weaving hanging above my bed.
Raise your hand if you have memories of making macrame wall hangings or plant holders. For those of you that still have them, get them out and display them proudly.
So there you have it! Three top trends from High Point Market Fall 2021; Texture, Curves and Natural Materials.
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