High Point Market Spring 2016

High Point Market was refreshing this year! In case you didn’t know, High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina is by far the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world and has over 75,000 people visit twice each year. If that doesn’t get you excited, I’m not sure what will!

An awesome thing about High Point Market is that it has more than 2,000 vendors and it’s a great source of inspiration for interior designers just like me. Attending is a great opportunity to see the latest trends and overall I thought numerous vendors were showcasing a ‘clean traditional’ look- an update of the classic traditional with texture, pattern and some pops of color. Here were some of the noteworthy trends I saw.

Clean Traditional

                                                              Rowe Furniture

Some of the ‘Clean Traditional’ rooms I saw tended to have straighter lines, the upholstery fabrics are more simplistic but textured and the accessories were more pared down which all helped achieve that ‘clean’ look. The spaces are still more traditional in that they still feel classic and featured more neutral colors.


                                                                                               Rowe Furniture

Blue was still an important color!

Drama without Pattern


                                                                                                     CR Laine

I loved the drama that was achieved in this bedroom without using a lot of pattern. The blush pink color of the fabric on this bench was a color that I saw a lot and the Lucite legs really made this piece stand out.

It’s All in the Details!


                                                                                 Wesley Hall Furniture

Details are everything… the blue tape and nail trim on this chair really makes this piece a classic and elegant showstopper!


                                                      John Robshaw Furniture Exclusively for Duralee

Love the scallops on this otttoman!


                                                            Barclay Butera Lifestyle Bedding for Eastern Accents

This pillow is one of my favourites, mostly because I love anything that designer Barclay Butera creates! The metal details on this pillow make it not only visually interesting but add richness to it as well.

Bold Colors and Patterns



Clean traditional takes on a bolder look with the handmade fabric on this traditional chair. I love the way the chair and the artwork play nicely with the more traditional lines of the credenza and coffee table. Bold and beautiful!



                                                                      Currey and Company

While fur is not for everyone, I saw this in multiple show rooms covering benches, stools, poufs and more! This is definitely not a trend that has a lot of staying power, but it certainly would add some playfulness to just about any room.


                                                                                    Wesley Hall Furniture



                                                                                  Currey and Company

Lighting came in all shapes, sizes and finishes and has become a major design feature in many rooms and this pagoda inspired chandelier is no exception!


                                                                                              Currey and Company

Galvanized chandeliers and pendants add a rustic yet approachable touch and really embrace the ever popular farmhouse living!


                                                                                            Currey and Company

Wood was also a material seen in light fixtures. Two of these chandeliers over an island would be gorgeous!

I already cannot wait until my next trip to High Point Market later this year to see what new trends await. Overall I felt that many traditional classic styles were reinterpreted in a fresh new way. The most important thing is achieving a space that is beautiful, functions well and that is filled with furnishings that you love and JB Designs can help you achieve that in your home. Our designer, Judy Bates, brings more than 12 years’ experience to your home design projects and she loves creating personalized design concepts for her clients’ unique styles. Visit www.judybatesdesigns.com to see what we can do for you.