High Point To Spotlight Design Trend Directions

TrendWatch, International Market Center’s trends forecast program, is returning to the High Point Market this fall, offering market attendees forward-thinking insight on consumer influences in the home furnishings industry.

Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media, a home furnishings forecaster, editor and the curator of the TrendWatch program, will host an opening day seminar on Saturday, October 14, to provide a trends overview. In addition to the seminar, TrendWatch vignettes will be on display throughout market in three locations. The fall TrendWatch design directions include Code, Complements and Curation:

Code: From pictographs to computer code, language has connected humankind. Code presents a studied approach to modern-day connectivity and the comforts of home. The emphasis is tactile and original— historical references ground a space, while modern influences offer a future-focused tailwind.

Complements: TrendWatch’s Fall 2017 color story emphasizes complementary colors and near complements, especially blue-and-orange pairings and green-and-violet combinations. The mood is energetic, street smart, edgy and a bit youthful.

Curation: Emboldened and steadfast homeowners create memorable interiors with a more-is-more approach to pattern, texture and form. Equally important is the less-is-more mastery of a seasoned curator. Meet maximalist decorating, the ultimate statement of personal expression.

“TrendWatch highlights the incredible diversity of product at High Point Market and provides our attendees with insight on design directions that can influence consumer behavior,” said Karen Olson, svp/marketing for IMC.

The High Point Market will be held October 14 to 18.