High Point Market Style Report for Summer/Fall 2016 – New York Design Agenda


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High Point Market Style Report for Summer/Fall 2016

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The High Point Market Style Report was developed by eight home fashion gurus, all part of the HPMA’s 2016 Style Spotters team, who scoured the Spring High Point Market (April 16-20) for the hottest must-have items and then translated their picks into today’s top trends.

The Style Spotters program, launched during the October 2011 Market, features home fashion pace setters that showcase their favorite products and top trends from High Point Market exhibitors via Pinterest, the at-Market Style Spotters LIVE! event, the High Point Market Style Report and various media interviews.

“Twenty five autumns ago, as a recent college graduate, I first felt the magic of High Point Market. I fell in love with the beautiful furniture, artwork and exquisite objects, the gracious town, its charming southern hospitality, and long heritage in American furniture. This same mesmerizing High Point Market magic was still with me at the Spring 2016 show. Tantalizing new furnishings, distinctive finishes, gorgeous fabrics, incredible educational seminars, and enjoyable networking parties reenergized me with creative ideas to bring home to our clients!

The prestigious tastemakers of our 2016 Style Spotters team also had a blast. With a unique perspective based on their own design style and preferences, each has selected the top trends from Spring Market. Please enjoy this special, curated collection of styles for the new season – and join us this autumn for another magical Market!”

Currently working in Dubai as Interior Design Manager for Ellington, and with a resume that includes stops in Montreal and Manhattan, Western Alberta, Qatar and the UAE, Laura brings a truly global perspective to this year’s team. LEED accredited since 2006, she has a thorough understanding of green building, and enjoys visiting factories to see construction and finishing techniques firsthand.

Re-Styled Circles

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Beautiful, round forms permeated so many collections this season. Top trendsetter Kelly Wearstler mixed materials in pieces of a playful scale, accented in rounded forms and contemporary polka dots. EJ Victor showcased the round-loving Wearstler and Kate Spade. Palecek played with scale, mixed materials, and light in their new Calypso wall piece (my personal favorite). Arteriors showed a stool in a heavy, strong scale that still felt petite. Michael Berman’s gorgeous collection for Theodore Alexander included a simple and elegant deconstructed sphere lamp, perfectly scaled for a dining table. And the new Cooper mirror from Noir presented a great proportion of spheres.

Sharp and Masculine

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Masculine interiors, inspired by the emergence of men being more involved in the home, have dominated a trend toward more masculine forms. Sharp and calculated, masculine pieces were all over Spring Market. At Arteriors, shapes, hardware, materials, and colours all showed a masculine aesthetic. Bolier & Co. showed a stacking collection of Rottet lacquer side tables that were perfect for every corner. Dupuis Design Collective was on point (no pun intended) with strict, angular forms in metal, wood and marble.


A cultural enthusiast and passionate entrepreneur, Malene collaborates with international artisans to create handcrafted custom carpets, inspired wallcoverings, and artisan tiles for her company, Malene B. Her luxe creations have enlivened premier hotels, iconic office buildings, and sophisticated private spaces.

Island Style Living

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The idea of relaxing in a Caribbean villa was prevalent in many collections. Jute, a natural fiber found in many parts of the world, was one of the material highlights of Market. Traditionally known for its use in furniture the fiber is now given new life as it is woven into interesting geometric patterns reminiscent of macrame and string art, and used in lamps, chandeliers, accent tables, artwork and mirrors.

Geometric Patterns

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Geometric patterns were everywhere, and their prominence indicated that companies are not afraid to express a love of pattern. Techniques, ranging from hand-carved and patchwork to laser cut, each expressed a different aesthetic, but all in a modern style

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