Apr. 10

 

5 Top Trends at Spring 2014 High Point Market

by Lynn Byrne

spring high point chinoiserie flowers at crlaine1. Chinoiserie was HUGE!

Chinoiserie at CR Laine

Chinoiserie at CR Laine

spring high point chinoiserie surya

Surya expressed chinoiserie in pillows

spring high point chinioserie global views

Chinoiserie at Global Views

 

Chinoiserie at Hooker Furniture Company

Chinoiserie at Hooker Furniture Company

2. The COLOR STORY was predominately TOMATO RED and NAVY.

Alexa Hampton combined the hues in her space at Hickory Chair.

spring high point navy and red alexa hampton hickory chair

Navy and tomato red color story in Alexa Hampton’s space at Hickory Chair

Navy blue at CR Laine

Navy blue at CR Laine

Red at Global Views

Red at Global Views

Pantone’s color of the year, radiant orchid, was not a centerpiece.  One of the few places I saw it featured was at the CR Laine Showroom, where it packed a wallop due to the fantastic wallpaper by Traci Hiner.

At CR Laine with wallpaper by Traci HIner

At CR Laine with wallpaper by Traci Hiner

CR Laine also featured radiant orchid in a floral vignette.

Radiant orchid at CR Laine

Radiant orchid at CR Laine

3. Brass remains BIG!

Brass at Bernhardt

Brass at Bernhardt

spring high point brass bernhardt 2

More brass at Bernhardt

Hooker Furniture Company

Hooker Furniture Company.

4. There was a playful use of form resulting in an Op Art effect.

Nesting tables at Made Goods with Op Art effect

Nesting tables at Made Goods with Op Art effect

Op art credenza at Bernhardt

Op art credenza at Bernhardt

Chair with an op art back by Art Max

Chair with an op art back by Art Max

5. Campaign style furniture, as I just said a few posts back, is very much in vogue.

Campaign style desk by Suzanne Kassler for Hickory Chair

Campaign style desk by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair

Campaign style side table at Bungalow 5

Campaign style side table at Bungalow 5

Another campaign style desk-this one at Selamat

Another campaign style desk-this one at Selamat

There is more High Point coverage to come, including a new sexy chic furniture line that I just discovered and a solo exhibition for a surprising new artist.

All photos copyright Lynn Byrne for Decor Arts Now.  Links to the furniture lines featured: CR Laine, Bernhardt, Hooker Furniture Company, Hickory Chair,  Global Views, Selamat, Made Goods, Bungalow 5 , Art Max and Surya.

 

 

 

Nov. 12

 

Painterly Palette

by Lynn Byrne

The Child's Bath Mary Cassatt

The Child’s Bath
Mary Cassatt

mary cassat 5 colors

Mary Cassatt lived in an era where women’s lives were home-based, with simple daily activities like taking tea, caring for their children, reading and sewing.  She chose to abandon that lifestyle, against her family’s wishes,  and become a painter.  Interestingly, however, her best know works celebrate the typical daily life of woman and children.  An American born painter (she was born in my hometown of Pittsburgh PA), she spent most of her life in Paris.

Pantone colors from left to right: Pantone 1797, Pantone, 14-1119 Winter Wheat, Pantone 11-4804 Lightest Sky, Pantone 15-2706 Violet Ice, Pantone 18-00119 Willow Bough

Yep, another new column.  In Painterly Palette, I will select a famous painting and artist that you should know and pull out 5 of the colors. I chose to use the universal Pantone color system because you can easily reproduce any hue that you might wish to copy.

 

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