There’s no denying that the old, imperfect, interior objects of yore are certainly having a moment. Paint-stripped cabinets, semi-rusty cannisters, and vintage lighting solutions are the look de rigueur, which you should expect to see a plethora of in-stores now. I once again traveled to the High Point Market in High Point, North Carolina, known as the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, to get the scoop on the most important trends for this industry, and saw heaps of both vintage and new but aesthetically retro objets de art for the spring 2016 season. Petrified wood has found its way into everything from lamp bases to tables, stools, and freestanding works of art, while the “it” exoskeleton to hang in your home as decor is that of a turtle shell – who knew?
The turn of the 19th century is alive and well, popular in all categories, along with global remnants from the far east, be it a tattered rug, carved horse head bookends, or teak window treatments. The most visible decade trending in the market is the 1950s; the “mid-century” look is sticking around for at least a few more seasons, evident in its color palette, modest furniture silhouettes, and space-age adornments. Succulents are also an integral part of interior design flora, with dozens of planter options spotted at the market, including some that sprout of of a table or eclectically hang on the wall.
See the slideshow above for nine examples of hot ticket items at the market in the home furnishings and décor categories for this 2016 season.