Top Fall Trends? Expect Comfort, Connection, and Class

Standouts in High Point Market’s recent Style Report include new side tables, lighting, and other home décor items in natural textures, stone, brass, and more

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Comfort and curves meet class, and nature’s intriguing textures combine with Lucite and brass accents in the recent High Point Market Style Report, which showcases 19 stellar design trends discovered by top designers—otherwise known as a select group of “Style Spotters”—among the offerings at High Point Market. “The pandemic appears to have allowed product designers the opportunity to reflect on iconic personalities from our past and bring their visionary aesthetics forward in innovative ways,” the report’s introduction states.

Standouts included new side tables, lighting, and other home décor crafted from pencil rattan—a slender reed in rich, warm hues. Stone makes a powerful comeback in robust, rough-hewn chairs and benches, as well as in delicate slices adorning chandeliers. Stone in aggregate form adds texture to floor vases and tables, bringing a handmade or craft sensibility to home accessories. Couches and lighting from woven natural fibers add comfort and aesthetic intrigue to any room.

Too earthy? Black is back in lacquered tables, chairs, consoles, and upholstery for a bold, contemporary accent. Brass and Lucite have been updated in sophisticated and modern ways; one popular item is the Lucite or acrylic frame with metal fixtures in which to display vintage scarves, maps, or other imagery. Curves bring it all together, whether as cozy couch backs and seats, a chic chair with a curved back and armrests, or side table doubling as a shelf with arched openings.

The report covers 19 trends in total for the upcoming seasons, with 80 products from 48 exhibitors. The Style Spotters who contributed to the report include: Sara Malek Barney, BANDD DESIGN; Lauren Clement, Lauren Nicole Designs; Heather French, French & French Interiors; Breegan Jane, Breegan Jane™; Molly Kay Johns, MK Interiors; Steve McKenzie, McKenzie Design; Keia McSwain, Kimberly + Cameron Interiors; and Justin Shaulis, Justin Shaulis, Inc.

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