2016 Market Trends—Straight From High Point

When I was a child living on the East Coast, my family often took road trips. I remember billboards advertising “See Rock City” near Chattanooga, TN, “Visit the Caverns” in Luray, VA, and don’t miss my favorite, “The Lost Sea” in Sweetwater, TN.  Seeing these signs from the back seat of the family station wagon, my siblings and I would beg our parents to stop, which they happily did.


I can only describe this year’s High Point Fall Market as seeing Rock City once again. But this time in a whole new format—interior design! There were crystals, petrified wood, onyx, agate, and geodes galore! They were found in light fixtures, from sconces to the more expected chandelier; as table tops, as console and chest tops, as drawer pulls, as candlesticks, as accessories, as lamp decorations and more. We placed lamps with geodes in a client’s home last year and bought three petrified wood tables nearly six months ago, so I think we are on a solid foundation (pun intended!) with rock and crystal accents.

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See Rock City – crystal, sliced geodes and agate (and how great are those Dalmatian canvases?) We had a Dalmatian when I was growing up and I had a second one in my thirties. I will always be partial to those magnificent spots!

GOLD IS BOLD—gold and yellow metals were very conspicuous. From shiny to softened brass, yellow metals were prevalent. They looked really good with all of the black and white and neutrals and really glowed when paired with all the blues.

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As I mentioned a few weeks ago, blue was a very prominent color. While others kept commenting how many colors they saw at Market, I kept responding that the constant color was blue. Blue was in many forms and variations, but deep navy and ocean blues really caught my eye.

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In fact, now that I think of it, with all of the rocks and gold, everything looked like jewelry!

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I bought myself this diamond and quartz ring last year so this year I splurged on rose gold and diamond earrings to match!


Tiny tables—something we used to have to seek out are now abundant and we couldn’t be happier! Tiny tables always have a place in our homes, and offices and outdoor living spaces…


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Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

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