7 Trends From High Point Market You Don’t Want To Miss


The design industry descended en masse on High Point, North Carolina, this past April 13–17—walking shoes laced and smartphones in hand—determined to scope out the latest introductions in home furnishings, textiles, lighting and beyond. From the colorful hues taking center stage to nostalgia-infused furnishings and more, there was much to uncover. Below, discover a few of the High Point Market Spring 2024 finds that topped Luxe editors’ lists; they’re ones you’re sure to see in the residential realm during 2024.

Residential Design Trends On Display At Spring 2024 High Point Market


Traditional Textile: The Return of Tapestry

Chair and stool with oak tree-patterned upholstery upon a platform, featured at High Point Market

Photo: Monica Wang, Monica Wang Photography

Fueling the design zeitgeist is a passion for rustic elegance. The chipped plaster and rugged stone of timeworn villas and châteaux have set the stage for products that soften hard surfaces while introducing narrative elements. Enter tapestry-inspired textiles, which bring a romantic, old-world quality to interiors along with an impression of escapism. We spied this concept on framed wall panels at EJ Victor, curtain panels and wing chairs at Verellen, and dining chair backs at Ambella Home Collection. In the same vein, Crypton debuted its first-ever designer branded collection with Kim Salmela Atelier, whose textural North Oaks fabric (above) is tailored to upholstery applications in five versatile colorways.

Color Crush: Purple

Living room seating group with large floral ottoman, plum-colored sofa and plum-colored armless chairs

Though blues, greens and rusty tones still reign supreme, purplish shades like lavender, mauve and aubergine are quickly rising the ranks, gracing not just accessories, but full-scale upholstery pieces, too. Seating at Universal Furniture memorably received the royal treatment, while plum shades were front-and-center at Chaddock, appearing on everything from velvet slipper chairs and linen sofas to chintz ottomans (above). Outdoor textiles in an icy lilac were spotted at Brown Jordan while York Wallcoverings showed sisal in a muted mauve tone—part of an offering 100 hues strong.

Clever Additions: Instant Architecture

this large, tall mirror in a dark wood finish was featured at High Point Market

Photo: Courtesy Theodore Alexander

Elaborately detailed furnishings can be a decorator’s secret weapon—especially in rooms where millwork may be lacking. Abundant at the High Point Spring Market were pieces with high-crafted features: from stepped motifs to arches and coffering, with ubiquitous fluting demonstrating its staying power. Continuing this theme was the William Morris-inspired Surrey Hills collection at Stickley—with its laser-cut fretwork vines—along with Theodore Alexander’s Spencer London Floor Mirror: a new intro from Lord Spencer’s eponymous collection boasting striking proportions and a triangular pediment carved from figured sycamore, maple and mahogany (above).

Category: Game Tables Galore

Pingpong table set with snacks alongside chairs

Photo: Courtesy Four Hands

Furniture makers are embracing the joy of play with fun new pieces perfect for rousing renditions of Mahjong or bridge. Our imaginations were piqued by the spirited versions at Highland House and even aluminum outdoor dining tables at Brown Jordan that could easily do double duty for an afternoon round of Gin Rummy by the pool. Several of our favorite finds were set up specifically for games like foosball, poker or pingpong; we loved this example of the latter by Four Hands (above).

Retro Revival: Memphis Milano

High Point Market featured Memphis Milano-inspired cabinet with bright pink and purple details

Photo: Courtesy Abner Henry

The 1980s was an era of excess, with many of the decade’s most iconic creations coming from the Italian design and architecture collective known as The Memphis Group. The postmodern notes Luxe first spotted in Fall 2023 were reiterated this spring at showrooms from Global Views to Phillips Scott, but made an even bigger splash in the collaboration that had everyone talking. Industry darling Sasha Bikoff’s 10-piece debut with Abner Henry sustains the exquisite craftsmanship that built the brand’s acclaim while dazzling in vibrant colors and bold geometric shapes (above). Best of all, each item can be customized in both dimensions and finishes.

Something Extra: Intriguing Techniques

Glowing light fixture with eggshell detail

Photo: Courtesy Arteriors

The Spring Market revealed a bounty of interesting finishes and special touches, from mother-of-pearl inlays by Judith Leiber Couture at Theodore Alexander to colorful cabinets by Shamsian at EJ Victor. Églomisé and straw marquetry appeared prolifically, with favorite examples including a marquetry spiderweb motif by Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture and a wood marquetry cabinet at Arteriors, which also unveiled a chandelier made of crushed eggshell (above).

Must-Have Feature: Dynamic Movement

Predominantly blue room flanked by swivel chairs in two styles

Photo: Courtesy Kravet

As flexible living spaces continue to pick up traction, manufacturers and designers alike are championing conversation groups with transformative attributes. Gone are the days of overly formal, stationary seating; in is the era of the swivel chair. Whether pivoting to and fro or gliding around tables via hidden casters, upholstery pieces have gone full-on dynamic. Examples were showcased virtually everywhere—from Odette and Caracole to Thayer Coggin and Kravet (above).

Looking for all the latest design trends? Check out what designers are predicting will be the biggest 2024 paint colors, dive into kitchen and bath trends from KBIS, or take a look at the colorful spaces recently on display at the Palm Beach Kips Bay Decorator Show House.

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