Hot Trends Noted at the 2018 Spring Furniture Market
Good design isn’t just about matching colors and patterns. Our designers travel the globe seeking out inspiration from art, fashion runway trends and even pop culture. Good design becomes, in essence, an emotional experience for both the designer and the consumer.
Walking the showroom floors at this spring’s furniture marketing in High Point, NC was an experience filled with tantalizing textures, rich colors and engaging design trends we can’t wait to see in homes across America.
Here are some of the things that stood out for us:
Traditional design has morphed into a more Modern Traditional. We saw textures with hints of African, Turkish and Indian influences. We saw rugs that looked handmade, textured stripes and an eclectic mix of pillow patterns that added a definite panache to the traditional look. Traditional certainly doesn’t mean boring or staid with this year’s design.
Whether you can thank Joanna Gaines or any of the other HGTV designers, Modern Farmhouse has certainly found a foothold across the board in American Design. It’s a twist to Traditional that is most likely here to stay for a few more seasons.
Who doesn’t love the “Mad Men” look? We loved the velvets in bright hues from Jonathan Louis and Kuka. The mid-scale geometrics were clean and appealing in this contemporary category. Busy graphics have been replaced with clean simple graphics, novelty yarns, textures, color ombres and stria.
Function in Furniture
We’re becoming a nation of pragmatists. As we gather more stuff, we need more places to stash it! And we want to be comfortable doing it. We saw hidden motion features, hidden storage, smart sofas and massage recliners.
Overall, we were inspired at the 2018 Spring Furniture Market. We can’t wait to transform our inspiration into new performance fabrics for the next Market!