The Top Design Trends to Watch from Spring 2023’s High Point Market
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The streets of High Point, North Carolina were buzzing last week as the interior design world took over for the Spring 2023 High Point Market. Throughout the weekend, design industry experts and enthusiasts alike discovered the hottest new styles in furniture, lighting, case goods, and more. Here, VERANDA editors are offering an inside peek at the top trends we’re most excited about from the market—and rounding up stylish finds for shopping the looks right now.
Odes To 20th-Century Styles
While the 1970s earth tones are here to stay with all things rattan and natural wooden hues, two other decade-influenced trends are taking over furniture design and accessories: the dark, dramatic hues of 1920s Art Deco and the bold colors reminiscent of mod pop culture from the 1960s.
Companies like Ralph Lauren and Alfonso Marina are using sleek finishes like lacquer and geometric detailing for nods toward the roaring Jazz Age. Others, like Made Goods, are reimagining rattan furnishings into artful shapes and adding splashes of color with geometric side tables and case goods.
Many of these pieces are still soon-to-be-released, but here are a few finds for getting the Art Deco look now.
Ralph Lauren's seductive bedside table exemplifies this look in every way—from the sleek lacquer finish and the polished steel detailing to cubist architectural design. The piano black finish, which will be released this fall, feels like a full-on move to Gatsby Era interiors. For those who can't wait, this piece is available now in a handsome penthouse rosewood finish.
Chelsea House's Decker Console, featured in a black and gold finish, adds just the right hint of Art Deco architecture without bringing too much over-the-top drama.
While the architecture of Art Deco is creeping into furniture design, the bright-hued geometry of 60s fashion is also exploding within colorful fabrics and Mod accessories. It is, perhaps, a fitting reverence to the late British fashion designer Mary Quant, who played an influential role in the Mod movement. Riots of color were found unexpectedly with larger furniture pieces, from a cherry red dining table at Century to a bubble gum pink bar cabinet at Julian Chichester. Both companies offer customizable options for bringing the bold shade of one’s choosing into their own home. We’re taking this as the industry’s way of saying it’s time to let go of brown furnishings and take a chance on something a bit more vibrant. Mod enthusiasts, shop our product picks below.
This lipstick-red mirror adds the drama of Mod without having to commit to a piece as long-lasting as, say, a couch or kitchen table.
A lilac stool from Design Within Reach can travel to any room, bringing both a ray of happy color and a conversation starter at any party.
Masterful Materials and Finishes
The best-in-show materials at this season's High Point Market were marble, rattan, and lacquer. From lighting to drinks tables, marble was found not only on larger pieces but also in sculptural accessories.
With the natural hues of the 1970s re still on trend, rattan is holding court as a prominent material in lighting, accessories, and furniture.
Warm teak wood makes this indoor/outdoor drinks table from Serena and Lily super durable, and the wrapped rattan detail adds just the right amount of 70s inspiration.
Ribbed marble canisters from Annie Selke create an artful way to display, tea, pasta, and other goodies on the kitchen counter.
Lacquer may be trending now, but it's one of the oldest known finishes for furniture and accessories, dating back to at least the Neolithic period. It was and is still today, popular in China and Japan because of its durability, but it also has a reputation for highly skilled craftsmanship. This antique tray will add a rich layer of texture and color to a styled coffee table or console.
Retro Hues' Haute Revival
Period styles of the 1960s and 70s are leading the color trends, from groovy bright yellow to natural olive green.
Consider warm olive green the new neutral. Green pairs harmoniously with almost every color in the natural world surrounding us, so it’s no wonder we’re gravitating toward its organic, peaceful nature for our interiors. We love this sculptural dining chair’s sumptuous velvet finish.
Yellow is having its moment in the sun. This luminous tablecloth from Pottery Barn sets a cheerful mood for the afternoon's long lunch.
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