designer's guide | Jul 16, 2020 |
Missing markets? Take in these top trends from High Point’s Style Spotters

Each year, the High Point Market Authority taps a new group of designers to scour the Market for the season’s best finds and top trends. As the event winds down, the Style Spotters come together to speak about the hot-ticket items that stood out on the showroom floors. This year, much was missed in the absence of High Point’s Spring Market—warm embraces, lively conversation and the shared energy of a crowd. These eight discerning designers went trend-hunting nonetheless, identifying standout pieces that debuted virtually instead of at the show, and their finds have been compiled into a trend report. Business of Home asked all of the 2020 Style Spotters for a little insight into one of their picks.

Missing markets? Take in these top trends from High Point’s Style SpottersRachel Moriarty
“I selected Hickory White’s Aimee hall chest because of its decorative blue hand-painted hardware with a gold lining detail along the edge. I’m obsessed with statement hardware, and these oversized mod pulls stopped me in my tracks and truly take this piece to the next level.”

Missing markets? Take in these top trends from High Point’s Style SpottersNancy Fire
“I chose the Antibes chandelier from Currey & Company to celebrate the artistry and quality [behind] a beautiful, sustainable product constructed of woven rattan and supported by a wrought iron frame. I recently earned my GREENleaders certificate from the Sustainable Furnishings Council, and had a sustainable focus as I made my selections. Rattan is one of the most sustainable resources and is an alternative to deforestation—this is a product that marries both form and function.”

Missing markets? Take in these top trends from High Point’s Style SpottersDon Ricardo Massenburg
“I love that the Arches bunching table from Global Views simulates beautiful architecture. It is a darker neutral piece, but the gold leaf detail gives it that bit of shine that every space needs. Though it is great as a stand-alone accent table, grouping three or four takes it over the top and is an ideal option for those who love to move things around and switch up their styling frequently.”

Missing markets? Take in these top trends from High Point’s Style SpottersRachel Cannon
“I included the Naples armchair by Century because of the elegant simplicity of the design and its incorporation of rattan on the back. It has a light, peaceful and casual look, while still feeling tastefully refined.”

Missing markets? Take in these top trends from High Point’s Style SpottersVictoria Sanchez
“I love so many things about the Monroe chandelier from Palecek! Aptly named after Marilyn’s iconic flying skirt, the swirling movement is fun yet so chic. It could go from a formal entry to a nursery in a snap.”

Missing markets? Take in these top trends from High Point’s Style SpottersJoanna Hawley-McBride
“With clean lines and a paneled drum base, the Oslo dining table from South + English is a stunner! It’s the perfect anchor piece for a chic yet casual dining room.”

Missing markets? Take in these top trends from High Point’s Style SpottersKeita Turner
“I Style-Spotted the Clementine dining chair by Nuevo because I believe today there’s a desire for plush surroundings furnished with soft, round pieces and upholstered in forgivable textures that impart warmth and cozy comfort. This chair exudes luxury and timeless elegance. You can bring smooth curves to a sophisticated dining room or soften a seating area with a pair of these exceptional chairs.”

Missing markets? Take in these top trends from High Point’s Style SpottersIvonne Ronderos
“The Roxbury console by EJ Victor perfectly combines an organic form with a modern, minimal look. The repetitive arches give it a sculptural look that captives me!”

This article originally appeared in Summer 2020 issue of Business of Home, Issue 16. Subscribe or become a BOH Insider for more.

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