Highlights from High Point Market

kmsulliv@charlotteobserver.comMay 24, 2013 

The 2013 spring High Point Market brought dramatic black-and-white designs, including these chairs by CR Laine.

CR LAINE

The color purple was in the spotlight at the 2013 spring High Point Market, a showcase for the newest home fashions.

Chairs, sofas and accessories ranging from artsy to homespun are taking on hues of lavender, lilac, plum and violet. Grayer hues of purple are coming along to add a touch of sophistication.

“We’ve been telling you that purple is about to make a grand entrance, and this market we saw a plethora of the royal hues,” says the market’s latest Style Report, the print and online summary that offers a peek at upcoming trends.

While emerald is holding court at the consumer level, turquoise and other shades of blue are also poised for a takeover.

Dramatic, timeless designs in black and white are getting attention, too, because of their ability to give a room cinema-worthy style.

Hexagons are hot among geometric shapes, and they’re playing out in honeycomb patterns on furnishings and wall and floor covers. Circles also are turning up styled as honeycombs.

World culture still has a place in American home décor, especially influences from Asia. Watch for vivid shades of red that are inspired by Shanghai, China’s most populous and developed city, known historically for blending Eastern and European design.

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