1. To Market We Go

    A few weeks ago, we traveled to High Point, North Carolina for the biannual High Point Market Design Show.   This show is a BIG deal. Imagine all the movers and shakers in the design industry gathered for six days in one rather unglamorous manufacturing town in the middle of North Carolina. For those six days, hundreds of vendors have styled and stocked showroom after showroom with lighting, furniture, rugs, home accents, and casegoods. Sound dreamy to you?   Needless to say, we loved every second. One of our favorite moments was meeting Thomas O’Brien, the designer who many recognize for his “warm modernism” home goods line at Target but also an enviable portfolio of lighting, furniture, and accessories. He has even designed store concepts for West Elm and Pottery Barn.


    thomas o'brien meet up

    {Meeting design legend Thomas O’Brien}

    We loved seeing some of our favorite vendors such as Visual Comfort and Oly Studio and to see products we can actually touch or sit in after admiring from pages of a catalog! The inspiration was overwhelming in the best possible way and it was so fun to see what is new on the scene as well as what has staying power for the time being.

    Here we will share our top five favorite trends from High Point 2015:


    1. Midcentury for this Century


    Midcentury furniture has always had a quiet and consistent following, valued for it’s clean and simple lines. Now it is back in a big way with some fresh updates! Wicker or metallic (brass!) accents or softer, plusher upholstery, curved lines, or printed textiles for a bohemian look were some of the ways these pieces are relevant for today’s tastes.

    midcentury chair

    midcentury console

    relaxed midcentury chair

    {Midcentury boho- A chair with a midcentury-style frame but plush upholstery for overall softer lines}



    {Sputnik lamps (a favorite of KMI!) will be stickin’ around a while. And brass is everywhere!}


    2. Ways with Wood


    In keeping with some mid-century inspiration, wood is having it’s day! We saw a great variety of wood types – walnut, cerused oak, etc .

    Oak chair

    nubby and wicker

    {This piece is made of dark walnut and wicker with a nubby cream fabric for a bohemian look}


    brass and wood chair

    {Pairings with other materials were common – this wood is painted with antique brass detailing}

    wicker drama

    {Here is a wicker accent chair with a dramatic but inviting profile}


    3.  Floor Décor


    Details were not to be overlooked anywhere – several floors caught our attention! From geometric painted floors to cowhides paired with washed-out vintage rugs to nomad and Southwestern-inspired prints, the floors clammered for attention.


    layering rugs

    {Layering of formal and informal}

    painted hex floor

    {Bold hex pattern wakes up any room!}

    rugs sophisticated palette

    {Love this combo of geometric and animal prints}


    4.  Nomad/Boho Palette


    Nomad and Southwest patterns are popping up but gone are the turquoise and reds…..the geometric, symmentrical patterns are being shown in sophisticated neutrals such as blacks, creams, grays and golds. This updated palette blends well and keeps interest high.


    Nomad rug 1

    Nomad rug 2


    5. Exposed Lighting


    Drum shades are taking a backseat to the open fixtures we spied, with exposed lightbulbs and geometric shapes taking the spotlight.


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    Exposed lighting 2

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    For Your Home


    Here are some products you can add to your own home to incorporate these looks!  For ordering, send  us an email at

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    Palermo Chandelier

    Strada Medium Oval Pendant

    Strada Medium Oval Pendant


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    Alistair Chair


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    Henrik Rug

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