I just got back from the Spring Furniture Market in High Point, N.C. For those of you who are not familiar with this, the Furniture Market is where all the furniture, accessory, and textile manufacturers come together to show their new products, new color schemes, and give you a peek at the new trends.
As a buyer, it is exciting being there. There are hundreds of manufacturers present, and people attend from all over the world. You can be in an elevator and literally hear three different languages being spoken.
What did I see? Well as far as color goes, gray is still the it color (dark gray, light gray, gray with pastels, gray with bright colors). Gray is here to stay for awhile. As for bedrooms, dinning, and occasional tables, if a manufacture did not have gray tones last year, they have added them this year, and if they had them last year, they have added more this year.
The look is casual.
The living is easy.
Comfort is the key for all.
Something that I saw, that was very different, were tables with reclaimed wood tops and chrome Queen Ann legs. When I first saw them, I wasn’t sure how I felt, but the more that I looked at them, they started to grow on me. They were more in the high design areas. So if they make it there, the look will filter down to the mainstream manufacturers. I don’t know if they will ever be in my house, but I think that they look pretty cool.
What do you think?