In case you missed the High Point Market spring furniture fair, we can sum up our showroom in one word: Buzzing… Buzzing in terms of color pop, buzzing in terms of visitors, buzzing in terms of energy. As the go-to destination for innovative craftsmanship and trend setting furniture, most upholstery buyers came to see us and if you didn’t, you could not have missed us, (you’ll see why!) Here are the highlights:
Home Accents Today’s April 17 issue called out the trends for contemporary silhouettes, “On the contemporary front, bold, modern looks give a nod to architectural inspirations. Geometric forms are key to the equation, with triangle, lines, squares and circles come center stage in inventive, striking compositions. Interlinked and layered shapes reinforce the importance of these timeless symbols.
Neutral colors dominate the market, but color plays an important role when applied as an accent pop. Saturated shades of orange, red, cobalt and turquoise add energy and excitement, with verdant greens and radiant yellows as the most sought-after shades.”
Neutrals were anything but neutral in our showroom, indeed they had attitude. When set against black and white birch tree murals and checkerboard flooring, there was a frenetic but artsy vibe. Our sectional and sofa seating groups were covered in soothing greys, taupes and spa covers against deep jewel-toned ambers, rubies and greens on accents.
|New Ghedi sofa, Torino table (right side), Tetra
table (middle) Boxx ottoman
|Andrew sectional, new Monetti table|
|Avalon sofa||Elan/R007 sectional|
Pantone’s Fall 2017 Fashion report states, “Unexpected combinations [of color] are eye-arresting and create an unusual color dichotomy.” It’s about the unusual pairings of colours – warm hues and cool hues – opposing forces that visually harmonize; this makes for a more vibrant look. Indeed, orange is never more orange when next to green and green is never more green when next to orange. We paired warm orange and ruby with cool greens. If art mirrors current events, the effect with these pairings was like politics today – opinionated, combative and disruptive. These pairings were unconventional, a-typical, and eye-brow raising. They just wanted to be heard.
The art deco inspired and architecturally sophisticated new Chelle chair caught the attention of anyone cruising by. In an on-trend persimmon velvet on a black & white checkerboard floor, Chelle was hard to miss. Design blogger @MargotAustin and @LeslieNewby were just a few one of the many that snapped a pic of Chelle.
More color pop? Greenery being the color of year from Pantone encompasses several hues of green and opens the door to pair different types of greenery together as we see in nature. Check out our beautiful Korz chairs in new leather paired with the new Baron wing chair in green velvet and Baron bed in a neutral linen-like cover. Green hues are ranging widely from greens that read more yellow to greens that read more blue and the trend is to pair them all together. We had a very layered green look here that visitors just loved.
|Korz chairs in leather Corrine garden with silver satin finish, The Baron bed||Jana Phipps @TrimQueen on our Dali chair at HP, the most photographed chair at HP says Deborah @dvdInteriordsn|
|Dali chair in white leather with citrine leather petals||New Baron wing chair|
Geometric forms with intersecting lines and 3-d effect brings us to Grace. Taking inspiration from London’s famous Gherkin building, the new Grace bed exhibits quite a feat of engineering and a dance of graceful grid lines framed by exposed wood reaching skyward. These hand-crafted geometric-shaped upholstery panels require precision accuracy between each element of the grid. Red, another important color showing up on runways and in home furnishing showrooms. See how we showcased red in a jewel-toned ruby red velvet paired with gold finishes on Grace and Minx wing sofa.
|The new Grace bed||Minx wing sofa|
|Visitors glaming it up on our Grace bed.||A snap of us, Khai and Tina prepping lights for market.|
We also showed off our custom capabilities in a fun and innovative way (most said) on our Sabine sofa by covering her legs and dust cover in a fabric we call Haute lips. We put mirrors underneath the sofa for a peek-a-boo effect. Sabine didn’t mind… We used the hashtag #blowusakiss but some fans got creative too: #kissmychair and #lipsynching.
|Sabine||Sabine, a snap by Jana Philips @trimqueen|
And, Architectural Digest added a snap of our Ansonia chairs and Tetra tables to its feed as one of their favorite companies to visit at market! The image shows off our Ansonia chairs in new cover, Haute lips and our new Tetra upholstered tables in ruby red velvet! Thank you AD!
|Ansonia/U chairs||AD’s snap of our Ansonia/U chairs and new Tetra 39 Uph Tables|
A market favorite, our new Aerie swivel chair which features charismatic angled wood components was featured in both Home Accents Today and Furniture Today. Aerie was also caught in the middle of our photo with some much anticipated visitors… we had the pleasure of hosting the Design Bloggers Tour, in partnership with AD360, in our showroom and enjoyed meeting everyone of these accomplished and talented designers and design bloggers. Thank you for visiting!
|The Aerie chair surrounded by the Design Bloggers Tour 2017 #designbloggerstour||Aerie swivel chair, Home Accents Today April 2017|
|Aerie swivel chair, Furniture Today April 2017|