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If you’re a design fan, you’ve likely heard of High Point Furniture Market. Every spring and fall, the city of High Point, North Carolina fills to the brim with designers, furniture buyers and exhibitors, all ready to see the hottest trends in home decor.

Camille and I logged several miles a day walking around the many gorgeous showrooms in High Point last week, and I’ve gathered up the top 10 trends we spotted at this spring’s showing.

Bejeweled and Bedazzled
Think of this as the upscale version of that bedazzling gun sold on late-night TV. The agate trend continues this spring both in real-life slices, like this stone-covered sconce from Emporium Home inspired by the classic Sputnik chandelier, and agate-inspired fabrics, like this custom print spotted at Design Legacy.  This trend also starring: quartz and crystal.

Agate Decor From Spring 2014 High Point Market
Deep Blue
From Shibori-inspired rugs to floral fabrics to geometric patterns, indigo and navy blue were everywhere at this spring’s market.

Indigo and Navy Blue at High Point Market Spring 2014

Vibrant Orange
Along with all that blue, a complementary color was also on display: lots and lots of orange, like this lush bedding display from de Medici by Eastern Accents.

Orange Color Trend at High Point Spring 2014 Furniture Market
Shades of Purple
Though we didn’t spot as much of Pantone’s radiant orchid as we expected, the displays we did see featuring this hue were stunning. Our favorite? This painterly vignette at Design Legacy.

Radiant Orchid at High Point Market Spring 2014

The Woven Trend
The oh-so-1970s trend of wicker, rattan and bamboo is back with modern shapes and brightly-lacquered hues. A favorite: The modern wicker loveseat at David Francis Furniture.

Wicker, Rattan and Bamboo at Spring 2014 High Point Furniture Market
And the woven trend didn’t stop with chairs, headboards and tables: We also spotted handmade paper wall coverings, woven gold lamp bases and a folk art-inspired woven Moroccan pouf.

Woven Textures From Spring 2014 High Point Furniture Market
Knotted and Tied

Chunky-patterned knits are hot, hot hot: Think macrame light fixtures, heavy-gauge yarns and soft, textural rugs.

Chunky Knits and Macrame at High Point Furniture Market Spring 2014

Intricate, hand-carved designs are also totally on-trend. Dovetail Furniture featured several pieces with impressive carved detail work, like this scrolled skull, intricate ceramic lantern and decorative heart-shaped stone.

Carved Designs From Spring 2014 High Point Furniture Market

The Nautical Look
We told you how our decorating staff feels about the nautical look in last week’s Defend the Trend, but the design community at High Point Furniture Market gave the look a resounding “Yes!” From fish, turtle and starfish pillow embellishments to carved wooden horseshoe crabs and anchor motifs, the market featured lots of perfect-for-summer pieces.

Nautical Trend From Spring 2014 High Point Furniture Market
New Takes on Taxidermy
The taxidermy trend has been around for awhile, and while we didn’t see many (real or faux) animal heads perched on the walls, there were lots of new takes on animal-inspired decor. We saw real and cast animal skulls turned into light fixtures, a cast metal ornamental alligator and even reptile-inspired fabrics. A personal favorite: these large-scale carved wooden octopi.

New Taxidermy Trend at Spring 2014 High Point Furniture Market
Another interpretation of this trend: gilded animals. We spotted glam animal accessories, from these gold turtle shells from Worlds Away to a shiny alligator at Gold Leaf Design Group.

Gilded Animal Trend at High Point Furniture Market Spring 2014

Embellished Animal Hide
Real and faux animal hides were all over this year’s market, but many pieces took them past their natural form. From herringbone patterns to metallic accent pieces to a bright metallic zebra print, the materials add softness, texture and shine to everything from rugs and pillows to chairs and ottomans.

Animal Hide Trend - High Point Furniture Market Spring 2014

What do you think: Would you try out these trends at home? Tell me your take in the comments below.

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  2. Sadro says:

    I don’t know what a dough bowl is, either. Is it woeodn or ceramic? Are you going to show us what the one your found looks like?? That sure looks like First Monday in Canton, Texas where I’ve been a few times but won’t go again because the last time my friends and I went from Dallas, we got into a line about 5 miles long just to get off the Interstate and onto the main road in Canton and THEN had to try to find a decent place to park. It basically was a nightmare! I hate long lines and hate huge crowds so I guess I will never go aqain on a Friday. I’ve heard you can go on Thursdays and MOST stores may be still organizing but most still will let you look & a lot have already set up by then & are ready to sell things. I’ll never forget that long line we got in and we almost decided at one point to try to get out of the line and go home! It honestly wasn’t worth it! Lines SO LONG just to get something to drink really aren’t my thing, either. It has just gotten TOO BIG to be fun any more going there!! I’d much rather take a trip to New Branfuels to shop any day and that’s a long trip but all of my friends have hubbies that hunt down that way and we can go shopping all we like to all around that area and I’ve NEVER been when there were any lines or so many people it was ridiculous! We always go during the week, though and NEVER on wk-ends! Just a word to the wise on that!! It CAN be VERY CROWDED if you go on wk-ends! Also, hubby and I have stayed at the hotel right downtown and absolutely loved it-really had the most beautiful room they had and it was fun and great!! Had a blast!! Deidra

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  4. steve james says:

    I appreciate this blog . The photographs are amazing.

  5. Morris Home Furn. says:

    The nautical theme is really cool. Different shades of blue are always in and can be easily accentuated with a nautical look.

  6. Rachel R. says:

    This easy to use and versatile paint is enabling us not only to share it with Denver, but also to continue to rescue some treasures and re-imagine them.

  7. Margaret Mauney says:

    I would like to find the blue highpointmarket #2015 #design trends sofa. I'm redecorating my great room and dining room with blue and white and I LOVE the dark blue sofa. Please let me know who sells it near New Bern, NC, or where I can find it.

Liz GrayLiz is a senior editor at HGTV.com and an co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. She lives in a midcentury tri-level that’s stuck in the ‘70s…for now. When she’s not working on...


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