The popular TrendWatch program returns to High Point Market giving attendees an inside look at leading trends in the home furnishings industry through an opening day seminar and three on-site trend displays. This program is held in partnership with industry maven Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media.
Fall 2018 Trends
Line & Structure highlights linear patterns, computer-generated curves, architectural forms, 3D-printed prototypes; Riveting & Romantic showcases products with everything from romantic ruffles, small-scale florals, day dresses and tailored suiting to riveter-ready casual wear and pin-up playfulness; and Plein Air features all-weather furniture and accessories that have stormed the marketplace.
Line & Structure
Linear patterns, computer-generated curves, architectural forms, 3D-printed prototypes … TrendWatch’s Line & Structure presentation emphasizes precision, clean lines and future-focused design solutions shaped by technology. In a materials mix that includes wood, polished metal finishes, plastic, stone, and both natural and synthetic fibers, Line & Structure offers furniture, lighting, accessories and textiles that are high-performance, edgy and purposefully engineered to meet demand for modern-day style, comfort and convenience.
Riveting & Romantic
From romantic ruffles, small-scale florals, day dresses and tailored suiting to riveter-ready casual wear and pin-up playfulness, fashion influences from the 1940s are having a moment now and for the foreseeable future — TrendWatch’s Riveting & Romantic theme for Fall 2018 builds on the momentum. What to look for: warm color palettes, especially pretty reds, fresh pinks and greens, and soft brown varieties; feminine flourishes such as loose ruffles and confident florals; casual textiles; suiting patterns; and enduring styling.
We’re doing more than just spending time outdoor … we’re spending substantial dollars to decorate our outdoor living spaces. All-weather furniture and accessories have stormed the marketplace, and TrendWatch’s Plein Air shows best examples.
Spring 2018 Trends
#SheSuite, a work space for the modern executive; Beyondaries Revisited, a color-driven vignette filled with vibrant hues and contemporary forms; and Modern Family, a look a how Millennials feather the nest as they encounter new life milestones.
TrendWatch showcases Millennials’ take on life-stage milestones by focusing on the modern family’s shared living spaces. The focus is on dining areas, kitchens and great rooms, as well as right-sized products that emphasize a convention-bucking approach to personal style.
TrendWatch revisits interstellar inspiration in its second expedition to Beyondaries, a vignette inspired by humankind’s quest to shape the future through technological feats and new frontiers.
TrendWatch realizes #MeToo empowerment and unswerving resolve in She Suite, an open, airy home office and lounge where message is purposeful; design is confident; and a no-nonsense vibe underlines who is writing the new rules.