Inspiration in the Studio

Highlights from High Point (Part 1): Color Trends

We’re just getting back after a long market week! We spent hours touring showrooms and finding inspiration in the new trends. For the next couple of days, we’ll try to capture a bit of what we found and how it helps the creative process.

Everyone always asks, “What are the new colors?” ┬áIt’s a tough question, because we try our best not to design for trends. We try to provide timeless designs that our clients will love for years. But, of course, we are always paying attention to the splashes of color and how they impact a design. In High Point, we found lots of color this spring and we definitely saw some trends:


Navy and yellow at Pearson.

Rich navy at Hickory Chair.

Navy and red at Century Furniture.


Always bright colors at Company C.

Orange used sparingly (but effectively) by Lorts.

Bold orange accessories from Global Views.


Raspberry pink accents at Pearson.

Preppy pink and green at Company C.

Sophisticated Pink at Hickory Chair.
The good news is that we saw lots of color at market! Over the past couple of years, the colors reflected the dismal economy with lots of grays and neutrals. It was thrilling to see the vibrant energy of rich colors and we can’t wait to incorporate them into our projects!

High Point Highlights: Amazing Accessories!

There’s always so much furniture to see at market, but sometimes it’s the accessories that add the personality and finishing touches to a space. The displays are so creative and let the imagination run wild!

Global Views did an outstanding job with beautiful color….


…and beautiful neutrals.



Love the color and texture of pillows by Tourmaline Home.

And of course, I’m never disappointed by the new introductions of linens and pillows by Company C!


Classic and beautiful lamps by Arteriors.


When searching for the perfect accessories, I’m always reminded of one of my favorite quotes by Charles Eames…

The details are not the details. They make the design.