High Point Market Twitter Chat previews this season’s inspirations
By Lisa Ferguson, founder, Lisa Ferguson Interior Design
On Wednesday, September 17, 116 furniture fans gathered on Twitter to preview the new looks for Fall Market. Entries came from major brands, such as Bernhardt, Noir and Worlds Away, as well as super-stylish relative newcomers Dunes and Duchess, Julie Dasher Rugs and Jaxon by Victoria Richter. Out of 249 submitted entries, the Decor Mentor team selected 45 that really caught our collective eye.
“Striking silhouettes, handcrafted detail, and highlight of seductive textures appear to reign supreme this fall …”
– James Saavedra, Saavedra Design Studio
Exemplifying this season’s take on texture, Natural Curiosities’ Daedalus boasts 3,000 hand-painted feathers gathered into a unified form, creating dramatic visual impact. The shape alludes to a shield, channeling the intrinsic magic and awe of nature. For additional styles that you just must touch, see also the Gunnison Chair from Jaxon by Victoria Richter, and Massoud’s wingback chair covered in Tibetan sheepskin.
Caracole emphasizes shape in the What’s New Pussycat wing chair. Also making a nod to Mid-century modern form are the Lazy Chair by Calligaris, and the Player’s Chair from B. Pila Design.
The Naomi Lamp from Arteriors expresses the Brutalist style, which is often characterized by abstracted organic forms, rough textures, and a palette of dark earth tones. M.A. Trading explored traditional techniques and styles in bold colors with a collection of hand woven poufs.
The Brocatta, from Framburg, is an Italian lace glass shaded pendant, made in the USA, that no doubt will cast beautiful shadows as well as light. From Dimond Lighting, the Gold Leaf Barrel Frame Floor Lamp shows a sleek, minimalist, and modern look with a hint of glam. Wildwood Lamps takes Hollywood Regency on a turn to the rococo in the Cosette Lamp, and Regina Andrew Design does amazing things in shiny brass with its Sea Fan Chandelier.
Complexity and Simplicity in Unity
The complex and the simple seem to be in a complementary mood this season. From Classic Home, The Desmond Coffee Table is a bold and unique construction with Mango wood and a matte-finish nickel base that wraps and embeds the entire table. Emporium Home gave an artistic edge to the traditional console in the faux shagreen finish, brass accents, feminine curves, and unexpected use of materials of their Traverse Console.
“We found that the trends are leading toward a void of color filled by thoughtful details, beautiful forms, and luxurious textures.”
– Beth Dotolo + Carolina V Gentry, Pulp Design Studios