This is a look we’ve been tracking since April’s High Point and are continuing to see at the summer markets. Alder & Tweed, who is collaborating with designer and TV personality Jeff Lewis on showroom design (and soon product design), showed the trend with a combo of plaid, worn-in leather and comfy seating. Look for more on this look in our upcoming September issue.
Although warm tones like blush, lush green and gold are all the rage, cooler tones are coming back into the fray in all categories. (Check out our July issue here to see what we’re talking about). Rugs are no exception to this swinging pendulum, exemplified by the Idris Collection from Loloi, which incorporates both warm and cool into one product with a beautiful sheen up close.
In an industry that’s still trying to figure out how to reach this younger demographic effectively, more product and experiences that speak directly to them are popping up. At TŌV Furniture, Mid-Century Modern styles in punchy colors, mixed materials and fun textures were shown.
The need for more petite furniture that accommodates the growing number of consumers living in small spaces, mainly in urban areas, has driven manufacturers to up their offerings in this realm. At New Pacific Direct, this small round dining table and chairs is perfect for an apartment but still gives a lot of look. Check out our August issue Idea Board for more information about this trend.
Velvet is not new as a trending fabric but continues to adorn new product. The colors are luscious, the silhouettes are curvy and retro and are oftentimes paired with a warm metal leg or base, like here in the Directions Collection from Sunpan.