Peek at design trends from High Point Market, as we tap seven designers at the spring 2023 show to share what’s hot in home decor and furnishings. From new twists on timeless styles to a rise in organic shapes and colors, here are the High Point Market design trends you’ll be seeing in homes across the country.
For a deeper dive into High Point Market design trends, watch the full video at DesignTV by SANDOW.
Design Trends From High Point Market Spring 2023
Asymmetrical Is In
Asymmetrical and amorphous lighting are hot this year. Many brands are experimenting and pushing the envelope when it comes to shapes and forms, and it shows with the variety of designs available.
“What I’m seeing is more of this asymmetry in terms of shapes of lighting, which is cool and interesting because it brings sculptural elements to a space. We’re also seeing more lighting that feels very amorphous—like almost locust nest-inspired or things that have more futuristic type qualities to it.”
–Joshua Smith, Joshua Smith Inc. | Dorset, Vermont
Performance Fabrics Are Prime For Indoor
Performance fabrics, while long-lasting and durable for outdoor upholstery, are not usually known for their plush textures. But as they’ve evolved, they’ve become a top choice for sprucing up indoor furnishings used on the daily.
“We can expect to see a lot more performance fabrics used indoors. With the technology of performance fabrics, now they’re just as soft as ‘indoor fabrics,’ and there’s no reason not to use something that’s bleach cleanable in your breakfast room.”
–Max Humphrey, Max Humphrey | Portland, Oregon
An Embrace Of Color
Deep, rich, moody colors are in, from burgundy and crimson to playful greens and dark blues. These hues mesh surprisingly well with neutral living spaces and bring a hint of surprise and vigor to a room.
“The colors that are having a moment right now are burgundy and wine tones that are paired with pretty blush pinks. This explosion of cool colors is best used in the home everywhere. More is more. Less is a bore.”
–Isabel Ladd, Isabel Ladd Interiors | Lexington, Kentucky
A Warm Return To Nature
It’s evident there’s been a rise of nature themes since 2020. As furnishings continue to take on more organic silhouettes, expect warm tones and textures to stick around a while.
“I think it’s a subset of us being in a home for the pandemic and getting back outside. So, we’re seeing a lot of nature, organic, natural shapes come into the home.”
–Ashley Ross, Muse Noire Interiors | Charlotte, North Carolina
Midcentury Modern Leads The Way
Don’t discount the timelessness of midcentury modern. Arguably, the style has become even more relevant as designers come up with new ways of meshing midcentury modern furnishings with more contemporary or eclectic pieces.
“Midcentury modern always stands the test of time. The classics—the Knolls, the Eames. It’s fun to see, and I’m bringing those pieces into non-midcentury modern homes.”
–Raili Clasen, Raili CA Design | Newport Beach, California
Adopting Those Rounded Curves
When we asked designers what shapes are trending in furniture design, there was overwhelming agreement that curves are in. There’s no shortage of options for taking this popular trend to the next level.
“I’ve been seeing a lot of oval coffee tables. And when I say oval, it’s not egg shaped, but racetrack oval.”
–Robin Gannon, Robin Gannon Interiors | Lexington, Massachusetts
What’s Old Is New—Again
Stripes and plaids circa the ’50s and ’60s are being refreshed for today. Not to mention, antique furnishings and lampshades (especially pleated ones) are also gaining popularity. Ultimately, it’s not about pulling inspiration from one decade; it’s about combining designs from different eras to make something totally new.
“Antiques are coming back. It’s sort of that ‘grandma chic’ [look]. But I think people are taking several different generations of styles and mixing them all together, so it’s a big amalgamation of a ton of different design styles.”
–Lance Thomas, Thomas Guy Interiors | Lake Charles, Louisiana