{friday finds: what’s new at high point?}

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Founded in 1909 in High Point, N.C., the High Point Market was formed to provide the region’s furniture makers and retailers a convenient venue to conduct business and discuss design trends. It’s where the who’s-who of the design industry meet, mingle and shop!

Kim Palmer, Star Tribune’s lifestyle reporter and editor, interviewed Kathy Basil, Hirshfield’s Design Resource, and Nancy Woodhouse, Gabbert’s Design Studio, on what they saw at High Point. It’s always exciting to get a sneak preview on design trends we’ll soon be seeing in home decor and fashion. Here’s the link to Kim’s article featured in the Star Tribune.

Here’s a High Point Market blog post from a year ago. I think Kathy and Greg were pretty much spot on with the design trends seen in 2013. What’s your favorite 2013 trend? My favorite is plaid, plaid, and more plaid.

Enjoy your weekend!

{design trends : what we saw at High Point}

Founded in 1909 in High Point, N.C., the High Point Market was formed to provide the region’s furniture makers and retailers a convenient venue to conduct business and discuss design trends. It’s where the who’s-who of the design industry meet, mingle and shop! Greg and Meropi, of Hirshfield’s Design Studio, recently attended fall Market and have returned to Minnesota inspired and energized by all of the new design trends they saw!

Here’s what the Hirshfield’s design experts, Greg and Meropi, saw at High Point:

Colors
Blue is still a dominant color and the driving force behind many color palettes. Neutrals and grays with accents of orange, yellow and emerald green are trending colors going into 2013.

Vanguard Furniture

Fabrics
Menswear fabric was a huge trend at High Point. Glen plaid and plaid fabrics in general were showing up everywhere.

Calysat Gourd fabric by Vanguard Furniture

Geometric fabrics continue to be on trend.

Stanford Furniture

Stanford Furniture

Furniture
We saw lots of painted furniture – bright paint colors, satin finish. We didn’t come across many pieces of painted furniture with the distressed look, almost everything we saw was clean and chic.

Stanford Furniture

Stanford Furniture

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