High Point Market Edition: Market Finds and what’s ahead for 2015.

I returned from High Point Furniture Market on Thursday night and have had several days to rest now. It’s Monday and I’m back to work! I know you are all dying to know what the fall trends are. So I am here to report what’s in and what’s out for the end of 2014 going into 2015. But first I wanted to give a little background on my trips to HP and how much is involved in this 6 day affair.

The High Point Furniture market previews all the latest and greatest every April and October every year. This last market was my eighth trip to HP, the last two in 2014 have been for my own company (JDD). I am very grateful for the previous six markets because the experience prepared me for the endless hours of walking, the brain overload of products and information and a lot of work for our clients. But, there is something exhilarating about going for your own company. The freedom to educate myself with all the workshops and seminars that are offered and the ability to wonder endlessly through showrooms feels like it is more important now than ever before. I feel it is my duty to keep my clients and those interested in the home industry up to date on the market, new trends and new products.  I have also had the pleasure of meeting some pretty incredible people throughout the process of building my business.

Fun Facts about High Point, NC Furniture Market

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 85,000 people to High Point every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.

Current Demographics:

180 buildings
11.5 million square feet of showspace
80,000 attendees each market
More than 2000 exhibitors
106 countries represented
Tens of thousands of new product introductions
Approximately 10 percent of attendees are international

Source of Credit: http://www.nccommerce.com/it/industry-sectors/furniture/high-point-furniture-market

1. Gallery Walls and Animal Pictures Galore











2. Lots of Reds and Greens










3. Metallic Driftwood






4. Wow Lighting








What’s Not So Hot….anymore.

A discussion by the High Point Style spotters at a trends forecast event have listed these as overused and on the way out the door.

  • Nailheads- Overused- We will start to see them scaled back down on furniture and case goods. I don’t think they will go away entirely though.
  • Ikat- Overused- A great pattern but has been overused in every way.
  • Rose Gold Metallics- Not overused but a miss for most manufactures trying to incorporate this tone into the line up of other strong metallic colors
  • Chevron- Thank you, thank you for someone calling out this trend…..So overused and I’m glad it is on it’s way out the door. I don’t think I have ever been more sick of any other pattern out there.
  • Industrial- Say goodbye to the grey wood tones and factory inspired furniture. No more Restoration Hardware look!

This was not mentioned at this current market but I’m calling them out now.

  • Skulls- How many ways can you make a skull pretty? Never embraced this trend and never will!
  • Macrame’- I know every trend always cycles back around. But why on earth would anyone be excited about this 70’s look.  #itsamiss






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