Highs from High Point – Color, Patterns, Lighting and More

High Point Market was hopping last week with many new finds, some tried and trues and a lot of great energy. I took some of my clients to my favorite showrooms to see what was new and exciting. I also found time to sneak off alone and wander the floors, pick out new favorites, talk to emerging designers and make a list of some great new pieces to add to demiryan.com in weeks to come.



Bold Reds

What’s Exciting? Color! Designers and buyers are embracing color this fall, less fearful of bold and brilliant colors and patterns. We’re still seeing lots of blues (cobalt, royal, turquoise, navy) but we’re also enjoying many flavors of red. From upholstered pieces to rugs and even art, reds from coral to crimson were boldly shown at this year’s market. Patterns came in waves with geometric styles and a noticeable influx of chinoiserie inspired designs like this beautiful pillow from Surya. Absolutely gorgeous and the perfect pop of color. In neutrals, gray takes over beige and taupe as the new neutral go to.


Sparkle and Shine

chanelierAlong with vibrant colors, we saw a lot of sparkle and glitz. The holidays must be coming! Shimmering metal, crystals, and whimsical touches adorned many of the pieces I loved like this stunning chandelier from Mr. Brown, called the “Glenwick.” Lighting is still very hot and comes in many styles and finishes. Crystals, beads, jewelry-inspired details all work together to create beautiful and artistic lighting. Gold and copper reign right now with silver and bronze fading out. Lighting can have such a powerful impact on a room; it’s not surprising that we’re seeing so many designers adding light fixtures to their product offerings. Keep them coming!

Patterns were everywhere, bold and beautiful. From large print florals to intricate architectural designs. I also saw many traditional fabrics and styles married with modern finishes to create a strong impact like this gorgeous chair from Global Views. The “Marilyn” is definitely old Hollywood gone modern and had people talking.


Show Stopper!

chairBling details, which I love, where not only on lighting, but also on furniture and even case goods. Embellishments add kick to traditional design and it seems like the designers are working the bold details and pumping up the glam factor. Oversized piping, metal accents, draping and sparkle caught my eye at every turn giving lots of options for adding that “wow” factor to a room by just adding one or two pieces.

Finally, rugs were big this fall with seemingly more vendors than ever joining in that market. They’re carrying designs that reflect a huge variety in style preference. Patterns ranged from Southwest to Asian inspired, geometric to floral. And some beautiful, traditional neutrals were still grabbing lots of attention.

Check back soon to see which pieces I’ve added to the site!

XOXO, Michelle

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