It was a pretty Grey day Sunday in High Point , the kind of date your just want to stay in bed!This was my 9th trip to high Point furniture market .It’s a bi annual show for all things home; furniture, art, carpet, and lighting. People come from all over the world to see what’s new in the world of Interiors design. I’ve tried convincing many of my Interior design friends that one of my gifts is forecasting the trends that will take off in the real world ( not Just Dwell Magazine) and be profitable. Just one problem with this type of gift, the results are delayed . So you are now reading a blog in the future; If you are reading this blog Spring of 2017 you have two choices you can read it and let it influence your future home choices so you can say
I did it first !
You can also just put this link in your book marks for a year and send me some feedback next year.
Now for the Forecasts
Interior design has become a much more hands on approach for the consumer. Since we now have the ability to decorate our own home “expertly” with the help of the Internet and Pinterest … we have a much higher margin of error. So we aren’t doing full room makeovers ,we are investing in one piece at a time.
Fuchsia is so bright,gotta wear shades of pink
Ottomans, Rugs , pillows , art, and side boards.
For the softer souls with higher budgets there are blush sofas and Chez even light pink Vanity.
If you’re the kind of person who needs to dip their toe in slowly; table top boxes are the perfect way to break into a trend. Shagreen (WTF is that) , tortoise , polished stone and wood canal add a dramatic flair to any room.
In comedy the joke is only funny if there is a straight man. The straight man in this situation is grey and it’s kind of itchy.
Light and dark but full of slightly uncomfortable textures to touch but very visually pleasing!
I hope my Trend Forcast for 2018 can help you change your interiors one piece at a time.