December 6, 2016 - 1 comment.

Fun and Fabulous Current Design Trends

I’ve been following this year’s industry trends and find them a refreshing mix of old friends loosened up with a new twist. Furnishings, accessories and lighting are influenced by:

  • Organic elements of nature
  • Precision of industrial metals
  • Geometric patterns breaking out of their molds and going for fun


Here are some introductions from the High Point Market that embody these elements--sometimes all in one piece!

The comfy tanned leather of this lounge chair is accented with brass nail heads and weathered hickory- stained legs. Industrial iron bar pulls and an antique brass frame contrast with the honey-stained mahogany veneer of this chest.


Natural rattan takes on organic shapes with or without the linen upholstery in these laid back seating shapes.


The frames of this chair and day bed are natural, but their shapes are very controlled and geometric.


Two very different ways to combine wood and metal in smart looking tables: above left, a traditional French wood top console with metal legs; above right, chunky undulating wood tops on simple metal legs.


Clean lined geometric tubes in aged and polished brass act as flower pots and a versatile stool/side table.


Industrial metal is both good looking and functional in this hanging note paper-of-the-day and abstracted standing clock.


These glass bowls manage an organic vibe with a metallic edge. Can you get more natural than this sea urchin collection? Here it is displayed on linen and framed in an antique silver leaf box.


Whether you display these simple geometric-shaped pendants of finely twisted jute by themselves or massed together, they make a great natural statement.


This sconce of chilled glass housing with exposed vintage bulb combined with industrial metal complements a variety of architectural styles. A textured clear glass cylinder is accented with antique brass and a linen shade in this striking table lamp.
Now, which of these trending designer items would you like me to source and help you integrate into your own décor?


Published by: Susan J. Moss, ASID, LEED Accredited Professional in Accessories, Lighting, Furnishings, Active Blog
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Beverly Major
December 12, 2016 at 10:15 am

Living in Hawaii, we can feel isolated from “the latest trends” in everything, not just interior design. After reading your latest post, I feel like we walked the High Point Market together. Thanks

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