lifeSTYLED consultant and co-owner Sarah Brown and Three Sixty co-founder Tricia Young recently spent a few days at the largest home furnishing spring market in the world! High Point Market boasts 11.5 million square feet of show space, opportunities to network with industry leaders and experience the trends and products that are shaping home fashion.
We were on the lookout for inspiration to grow lifeSTYLED, our staging, design, and decor business. We found plenty of inspiration, met new vendors and discovered new trends and sourcing opportunities!Sarah Brown
The High Point Market took place April 6-10th in High Point, North Carolina. Many of the showrooms were in older, rehabbed buildings on Main Street, including a firehouse and an old manufacturing building. They loved seeing the market utilize an older, updated building! The staff was wonderful and greeted everyone with a big dose of Southern hospitality. Sarah and Tricia discovered so much during their explorations and have shared it with our team.
We are delighted to hear that many of our existing vendors are strong and their current lines are exceptional. Sarah and Tricia also discovered some new vendors that we are excited to work with on future projects. It’s important to Three Sixty to source local whenever possible, so it is thrilling to see many strong vendors from around the South and plenty of American-made products.
Trends We’re Loving
We love trending styles that are natural, simple, comfortable, and organic. There was a trend of very simple looks with bright pops of color, especially blues and greens. We loved the performance fabrics, designed for durability and a wider variety of indoor and outdoor uses. In keeping with the natural look that we’re loving, there was a lot of greenery and we saw plenty of palms and ferns.
We saw a lot of materials in rattan, natural mixed woods, driftwood, live-edge wood, and cane on chairs.
Trending fabrics were linen, cowhide, and ticking, as well as fabric mixing on furniture and hides used on furniture as well as rugs.
Some of our very favorite trends were funky portraiture, bohemian styles, wallpapers, and round curves on furniture and in accessories (nearly every vendor had a globe in their booth!).
Tricia and Sarah were able to network with leaders in the home fashion industry and came home full of ideas for implementing their inspiration in lifeSTYLED projects this year! Stay tuned to see how we implement some of these style trends in the new Resort Living at Lake Martin office!