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High Point Market Trends: Architecturally Driven

This month, our fave finds are focusing on trends that I saw at High Point Market in North Carolina. High Point Market is a furniture design show where thousands of interior designers and architects gather to meet vendors, network, and learn. It is always a highlight of my year and I leave with so many new ideas and inspiration. This week, we're looking at the architecturally driven trend.

This has been one of my favorite trends I am seeing across the board. It's taking our traditional forms and tweaking them in new, sometimes unexpected ways. It combines materials to make furnishings feel very architectural and unique. It can especially be observed in case goods. For example, in our inspiration picks, the coffee table from Arhaus below isn't a typical solid block of wood or table top with legs, it has wood and steel cleverly and artfully combined. The steel is on the diagonal of 2 sides of the table and is open in the middle, creating not only visual interest but a practical place to put books or other items out of the way and off the table. The black side table from Lulu and Georgia has an unexpected ellipse-shaped window carved into the base which lends a uniqueness to an otherwise typically shaped table. We also want to highlight the iron and wood side table from Arhaus. Not only is the top made from petrified wood from the Philippines, it uses the same steel from the legs as straps on the wood top and each piece is completely unique.

The other thing I love about this trend is that it can be appropriate with any style home, depending on the piece. Even considering our selections below, some would live well in a traditional space, some mid-century modern, some in a modern space. I am fully on board with this trend that is experimenting with new and different takes on our traditional forms.

Now it's your turn. Are you noticing this trend anywhere? What are your thoughts- does it get a thumbs up or thumbs down from you? We would love to hear!


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