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Kathy Adams Talks Trends

After a recent trip to High Point Market, Kathy Adams of Kathy Adams Interiors shared her insights on trends worth talking about this year. From bold hues to the “it” fabric, Kathy explains what to watch for.


1.  Honeycomb

The home furnishings industry is right in line with the newest designs from Alexander McQueen. Honeycomb patterns were very prevalent. Hexagons, pentagons, and other geocentric patterns were incorporated into everything from bookcases to chests.

2.  Malachite

This year is truly the year of emerald. Pantone’s color of the year was very evident in fabrics and fabulous malachite accents. This magical mineral was spotted everywhere in items like accent tables and nesting boxes.

3.    Monaco Blue

Emerald was not the only bold hue to gain popularity. There’s a new shade of blue that is headed more toward a deep Monaco sea color. The emergence of this hue is exciting because it walks the line of feminine and masculine and has potential for both casual and formal use. It can be zipped up with other brights for a bold look or combined with a cool gray for a more soothing effect.

 4.  Gold

Say goodbye to “modern” polished nickel. Gold was the word at High Point. A true 20K color was the dominating look. Hammered, brushed, and polished golds were popular, but a warmer gold prevailed.

5.  The “It” Fabric

Every High Point Market, there is an “it” fabric—a fabric so irresistible that it is contagious. This time, it is Mary McDonald’s ode to chinoiserie, Chinois Palais in lettuce. This large-scale linen print features exotic birds among a flowering tree of peonies and cherry blossoms. Derived from an antique Chinese painted silk mural panel, the soft color palette is the perfect choice for refined elegance.



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