December 18, 2017
High Point Trendspotting from Nancy Fire
Nancy Fire, Creative Director of Design Works International and Studio NYC Design, brings us her favorite trends from this fall's High Point Market.
by New York Spaces
By Nancy Fire
So, you made it to the big city? Look at you! You are now living in the city of dreamers, entrepreneurs, and people who on average give half of their paycheck to their rent. That's right, your most likely quaint (meaning tiny) apartment you get to call home now needs to be decorated without looking unorganized and cluttered.
Every so often a trend comes back in style that brings a fresh and updated look back into our homes. This season, it is all about Graphic Greats, otherwise known as the black and white aesthetic. Black and white is a great place to start when decorating your space because the colors can be considered a neutral, coordinating nicely with a multitude of colors; or stand alone for a bolder look!
A few weeks ago, I spent time at High Point Furniture market, the largest furniture show in the world, and saw the black and white aesthetic everywhere. Black and white design can emulate many different interior styles: updated, graphic, urban, hygge, organic, global and contemporary.
Here are some of my favorite finds at High Point Furniture Market:
Updated: Afraid of mixing patterns, try incorporating pattern and texture with solid color for a sophisticated style and graphic composition.
Graphic: Look for the duality in products before you buy. The matte black bowls can be used both as serving dishes as well as decorative accessories.
Urban: Charred textural finishes create an urban vibe that adds dimension and style to any space.
Hygge: This season, chunky and cozy textiles represent hygge, the Danish concept of a simple living through creating a comforting lifestyle.
Organic: These metal starbursts can be used create depth in a space and bring the idea of the outside indoors. Also, adding texture to a wall can make your place feel more curated and inviting.
Global: Layering textures by mixing substrates like weaves, prints, and decorative accessories give a global and non-cluttered look to the space.
Contemporary: Black & white always looks good with a bold edge! Try hanging a rug as well art as an easy and huge accent piece.
Nancy Fire is the Creative Director of Design Works International, Studio NYC Design, and HGTV HOME and is recognized for her ability to connect color, textiles and design. She is the talent behind many retail brands, product development program and specializes in trend research and development.
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