Updates from High Point Furniture Market

Our Founder, Nancy Fire of Design Works International and HGTV HOME Design Director, spent this past week at The HIGH POINT FURNITURE MARKET in North Carolina reporting on the most amazing Home Trends in the industry. If you are home furnishings fanatics like us, watch out next week for posts on all the amazing chairs, fabrics, sofas, accessories…

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photos by Nancy Fire

Repetitive Tile Trend

Repetitive tiles are in at Design Works International. We are inspired by soft color textured tiles… a trend that we have been following from ceramic bath and kitchen tiles. Now these beautiful patterns are seen in soft home products to compliment the hard good home sensibility.

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Fusion Geos

Go Bold or Go Home!

The Fusion of Fashion & Home with Bold Geos

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Trend Board Tuesday – Embroidered Pillows

Stunning work by Ankasa in New York City. Talk about artesian hand detail!! Each pillow is uniquely hand crafted with amazing detail.

photos by Nancy Fire

Trend Board Tuesday… Global Geos!

Now that “Global” has gone Global…the newness this season is a watercolor influence in technique…along with a pattern play of motif mixing.

 

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Fall into Color

Fall into Color

Burnt Oranges are trending for 2015, but they’re a bit more subdued and just a dash of yellows welcomed into the mix.

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All photos by Nancy Fire

Europe 2014. Color Hit List For 2014-15

Beautiful Bright Berry Bliss

Happening now in exteriors to interiors…fiery red, cranberry and burgundy.

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Acid Yellow

Seen in colder, greener hues, yellow offers a bold statement in tabletop, soft accessories and furniture.

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Into The Blues

Calming yet powerful, the blues are used in saturated hues, with blue metallic finishes, washed denim tones, all-blue textiles and even watercolor effects.

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All photos by Nancy Fire

NEXT! Graphic Prints!

COMING UP… More from Europe & Tutorial; Repeats in Adobe Illustrator

Europe 2014. First Stop…

Paris and Maison & Objet.

 Paris…ok so we know that you know this is the capital and most populous city in France and that it is situated on that famous Seine River. It is also where twice a year Maison Objet & Paris Design Week happen allowing designers from allover the world to view the most awesome home products…

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Did you know… Maison & Objet translates to “House Object”? The actual tag line for this Amazing Show in France that takes place two times a year (January & September)..is “trade fair reserved for professional dedicated to lifestyle, decoration and design”. Hey, I think that includes so many of us designers; so here is a sneak peek to tempt you… Enjoy! -Nancy

NEXT… Color!

THEN… Graphic Prints!