We're back to share even more of the trends we saw all over the Spring Furniture Market! If you missed part 1, check it out here. If you have no idea what "Market" is, and why designers love it, we share more about Market in this post.
As with all new ideas, some build in popularity to become trends, and others never catch on at all. Ideas that start and end very abruptly are simply fads, and do not stay around very long. We see fads in fashion come and go from season to season, whereas fads aren't seen quite as much across home furnishings mostly due to longer production lead times. In addition, higher quality furnishings are an investment, and most people aren't willing to buy and replace very trendy items every time a new fad hits the market as they might with fashion. Trends often build and can last for years. Do you think any of the trends we spotted at Market this spring will continue on, or are they short-lived fads?
First up, the color "blush," aka, "Millennial Pink," similar to Pantone's 2016 Color of the Year (one of two selected), Rose Quartz. Little pops of light pink still perked up, and we're interested in seeing how much longer this color stays popular.
Combined with blush, the floral trend is still pretty hot. We've been keeping our eye on large scale florals in moody tones, similar to the image below. Even the designer caught in the reflection is wearing floral!
Did you notice the white ceramic petals at the base of the lamps in the image above? Well, keeping with the theme of nature, the implementation of natural elements was something we saw in virtually every showroom we visited. We saw natural materials used in furnishings, real curiosities used as accessories, and the imitation of natural materials used in a variety of ways.
Ready for rattan? Not a new material, it is a long-stemmed, woody vine, and has been used for many years. Often combined with bamboo and leather binding or other woven grasses, it can be a boho look, or be a relaxed classic look, sometimes painted in bright lacquer.
Not exactly, rattan, this bamboo themed lamp base shares a similar organic feel.
If you can't tell, we love texture! You saw some above in furniture above, and you'll see more below in rugs and poufs. Wool, jute, and sisal natural options, plus durable indoor/outdoor materials add textural options for a variety of spaces.
You know we love lamps around here, so we're going to kick off our lamp love with the trend of the integration of stone.
Minerals are another natural material that we saw over and over. We've edited this down considerably, but count on seeing a lot of gems, crystals, and other materials that emulate these sparklers.
One more...wood look metal side tables.
Well, there you have it! It was so hard to narrow down our pictures to share just a sliver of the trends we saw. We hope you enjoyed seeing a little behind the scenes perspective of new product and trends we saw at Market! Share what you think about the trends below in the comments!
Written by Emilie Kyle
Edited by Samantha Myers