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We are back from an exhausting Amazing (!!!) weekend pouring over the furniture showrooms at Highpoint Furniture Market. Melissa, Taylor and I walked away with a ton of inspiration, useful information about product lines and trends, lots of ideas for upcoming client projects and a slew of furniture and accessories coming our way! Meanwhile Melissa Eaton and Sandy were holding down the fort back in the office (thanks, ladies)! Our time was scheduled strategically so that we could cover as many showrooms as possible and boy did we see a lot! We thought it would be best to share a little recap of the top 5 trend we saw during our visit along with a few photos we took along the way!

1 | Wall Texture

This may seem like a strange addition to the recap of a FURNITURE market, however, we see so many trends beyond just furniture each year. That is one of the main reasons we attend Market. From big bold wallpaper to exposed brick, to shiplap and grasscloth, the amount of texture that serves as a backdrop to the furniture show rooms was truly remarkable. It really creates a work of art as he base for the amazing furniture.


Board and Batten painted white (personal favorite)



Wallpaper and exposed brick- midcentury lines and bright pops of color.



White Shiplap- although this looks costal, we saw this paneling in a variety of styles!



More exposed brick



Girly Wallpaper (check out that coverlet- you’ll be seeing more of this from New South Home)



Girly Wallpaper (fresh flowers, and lots of greenery in this Thibaut Showroom)


2 | Lucite

Whether it be drapery hardware, furniture hardware, upholstered chair legs, x-benches, or accessories, we are seeing lucite all over.  This trend is slightly more modern than our clients typically prefer, but we think this is a nod to the mid century look that began a few markets ago – providing a glam edge. Blended with some traditional elements, this look can work for many styles.

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Image from @SLinteiordesign


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This glam bed frame from @Bernhardt is a lucite frame.


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Lucite Chair Legs

3 | Natural Decor 

This trend may not be new, but there are a few features that have been introduced. Rustic wood furniture still has a heavy influence in the design world, but greenery (palms, succulents, moss) has become an accessory that adds color, texture and dimension to decor. Centerpieces, side tables, buffets all need some dimension, and these fillers pack a punch that we are pretty excited about! We also saw petrified wood side tables, agate slices, and tons of real florals.


Side Table succulents, boxwood topped vases



Large Palms- simple but beautiful! (adds dimension)



A little outdoor styling with small greenery stems (in porcelain pear bud vases)



Lots of styling with succulents, large and small


4 | Mid-Mod (Midcentury Modern)

This trend wasn’t original to this market, but it has developed into a more rustic version. The clean mid century modern lines with rustic finishes has allowed this antecedent style to come back with originality. We really enjoyed seeing more traditional and transitional brands incorporate their own line version of the trend.


Clean, low lines with rustic finish- this Four Hands chair was deceivingly comfortable.



Glass top with rubbed brass finishes. (We saw a ton of beautiful bar carts as well)



Low clean lines in gorgeous fabrics!



Unique rubbed brass hardware- thoughtfully placed.



Mid-mod dining chairs, with rustic finish and gorgeous upholstery


5 | Rubbed Brass

You can see this finish in many of the photos above. Small side tables, accessories, light fixtures, furniture bases, nail heads and so much more. This finish has reappeared in all elements of interior design. Fingers crossed our clients will begin to allow us the pleasure of decorating with this in the near future! It is a bit more modern but looks beautiful when incorporated with traditional pieces and we really love the blended look!


Check out that cute rubbed brass side table!



A nod to the Mid Mod lines, rubbed brass finish.



Rubbed brass ball lamp and a lucite base.

Although these trends weren’t necessarily brand new to this market, they felt more established and styled with originality. It gave us confidence that they will stick around for a while and gave us inspiration for our own projects! We will be sharing more over on Instagram in the next few weeks, so be sure to follow us @newsouthhome to see more from our trip and get your own ideas for home decor. Have you seen any new trends while shopping for your own style? We would love to know what types of trends you are loving right now- whether it be at Target, or boutique clothing shops (there is a great deal of clothing style that influences home decor and vice versa) share your thoughts!

Happy Style Hunting-

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