Interior Design Trends

Whether you are looking to design your entire home, a single room, or just do a little freshening, it's fun to know the latest trends in design. Twice a year, I spend three days roaming the 11 million square feet of showroom space at the High Point International Market for home furnishings to see and photograph new product offerings.  Check out what's trending in color, finish, and style!

Color Inspiration

The photo above is from noted designer Barclay Butera's showroom at High Point. He is showing a modern interpretation of the classic color scheme of blue and white.  Click to see more blue and white color inspiration from High Point.

You may have heard that "gray is the new neutral", and gray has been a staple at High Point for the last few markets.  This year, though, many gray pieces were infused with an undertone of plum or purple, as seen in the tufted sofa above.  As I looked further, I noticed that in addition to the undertones in gray, purple, lavender and plum shades have taken on a new life in furniture and accessories, paired with gray or on their own, as shown in this striking Emerson Bentley tufted velvet sofa and wing chair.

If you're a fan of the purple tones, click here to see more color inspiration.

All That Glitters...Trending Finishes

Gold finishes came on strong about a year ago and continue to dominate the market, particularly paired with white, as shown in this vignette featuring gold and white furniture, artwork and lighting.  Particularly prominent are white marble topped consoles, cocktail tables and accent tables with gold bases.  Note that these gold tones should not be confused with the bright brass of the 80s and early 90s, although it is possible to paint over those dated fixtures to achieve the current gold trend.  One particular fun gold accented piece I spotted is this modern take on the traditional grandfather clock.

Want to see more gilded objects of decor?  Click here.