Top Trends From High Point Market (& How to Get the Look)

Every April and October, the design industry descends on an unlikely place for what’s considered to be the equivalent of New York Fashion Week for the home decor world: High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina. There, showrooms and manufacturers from around the country debut the latest and greatest in furniture, art, and accessories for buyers, interior designers, bloggers, and editors, making High Point the place to spot the next big trends in decorating.

While we weren’t able to attend in person this year, we did keep a close watch on High Point through social media and our favorite bloggers, and were able to spot a few trends we love. Here’s a quick rundown, along with a few pieces from The Local Vault that will help you get the look now (Hint: click furniture images to shop!).

1. Lacquered furniture. It’s a trend that first emerged a few seasons ago, but lacquered furniture shows no signs of waning anytime soon. High Point Market Style Spotter Patti Johnson picked this red lacquered chest from John Richard as one of her favorite pieces from the show, and we can’t help but notice a resemblance to our midcentury lacquered console table.
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2. Black and white. The high-contrast combination has always been a classic, but it’s also a major trend this year, showing up everywhere at the show. From modern geometric prints, to traditional vignettes at Ralph Lauren, black and white looks like it will be the freshest way to decorate next year.

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The Ralph Lauren Showroom

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3. Classic luxury. Furniture Today highlighted one specific trend from High Point that we were thrilled to see: a return toward high-quality heirloom pieces, especially those styled after European antiques. Showrooms like EJ Victor, Baker, Highland House and Harden Furniture all showed off luxury collections with high end craftsmanship and finishes.
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4. Chinoiserie style. Another trend that’s maintained its foothold over the last few seasons, Chinoiserie style–from Chinese toile and porcelain, to bamboo furniture, and the omnipresent Foo Dogs–isn’t going anywhere next year.


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Did you attend High Point? What were some of your favorite trends from the show?


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