It’s 5am and my third day at High Point is beginning. I am excited for another full day of inspiration and learning and my feet are still intact with energy.
Yesterday I went to a number of exclusive showrooms to view upcoming and current furniture and accessory introductions for 2015. My first impression; Glamour and Sophistication are back in full force. The upswing in the economy has surged the trend toward a more luxe and decadent look in design and décor.
The influence of TV shows like Mad Men has brought to a new appreciation for the Mid-Century Modern style which is as sleek as it is glamorous.
At Century Furniture, Bernhardt and Lecington – some of the largest manufacturer’s of upper-end residential furniture – I saw furnishings with details such as quilted leather and studded edges combined with highly polished wood surfaces.
Finishes that mimicked snakeskin, ostrich-like textures and fabric are applied on tables and desks, creating added texture and visual interest.
High gloss lacquers, clear acrylic and mirrors are used together, bringing lightness and a reflective quality to furnishings.
Good old brass in all sheen levels is abundantly used in conjunction with wood and glass while rose gold and copper are sneaking in as a new trend.
Two toned colour and textures are shown to create contrast that adds a graphic element to the furnishings.
Today, I am off for another day of inspiration and learning, I will report back soon…