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The Madcap Cottage gents just debuted their fabric collection for Robert Allen @ Home.

A designers’ photo tour of Furniture Market trends

Bold statements are in; prints are back as well as tarnished metals

— Jason Oliver Nixon, Madcap Cottage.

“It was so great to see how the line was used by various manufacturers; from Century and Rowe to Vanguard. Here, pillows emblazoned with our Viva Acapulco! pattern at Wildcat Territory. And we are wearingour fabrics, too, all of which are available retail at the Madcap Cottage design laboratory in down High Point year round.”

chandelier “We loved the fresh, vibrant lighting at Somerset Bay. This floral
crystal chandelier was an especial stunner.”

“Kudos to Nathan Copeland and the team at Highland House for crafting a
collection that was packed with color and verv. The line ufloralchairsed to be a star stodgy, but Nathan has overhauled Highland House and now the house shines brigh. Genius!”

The top three trends I saw across the board at market were chinoiserie patterns, woven rattnand bamboo furiture, and lots of gold!

— Amanda K. Brown, Allied ASID, ID by AB

6- Black and white furnishings at Kate Spade for EJ Victor“The same wonderful quality and style you have come to expect from Kate Spade has now been translated to high-quality home furnishings for this special collection by EJ Victor. The beautiful upholstered pieces made in Hickory, NC bring a timeless elegance to home interiors.”

“These fabulous Justinian accent chairs are part of a collection that harkened the grace of Roman art and architecture by Selamant Designs. Adding these unique, metallic 5- Selamat Designs Accent Chairsbeauties to any interior would be the same as adding a beautiful piece of jewelry to create the perfect outfit.”

11- Feizy new introductions for market Galaxy Rug in Center is a favorite“The new Cambrian collection by the john f. brand under Feizy offers beautiful, eye-catching, organic patterns for the home. These pure polypropylene-loomed rugs made in Turkey are extremelydurable and make a statement in any room.”

I observed technology being an intricate part of design. Technology and design, together are making powerful statement pieces.

— Cassandra Brunson, Design+

IMG_3377“The Pillips Collection has a keen eye for incredible finds as well as extraordinary product design. Phillips Collection Seatbelt Chairs are bold, stylish and comfortable, and as you might ave guessed, made entirely from recycled seatbelts!”

“I loved this Kubika chair because of Glassisimo’s brave use of materials (tempered glass, stainless steel andfurchair wood — paired with FUN fur!). It’s unique and sure to steal the show in any space!”

IMG_3383“The Phantasm Chandelier from Cyan Design displayed in electric blue, paired with an equally cool winter setting. These can be added to a space with minimal design elements and still make a huge statement.”



Cleaned-up florals are back, while metal finishes, especially gold, are on the scene in a softer matte version. Texture is always a big market trend: this year it’s animal hides, throws and upholstery.

— Jess Dauray, Jessica Dauray Interiors.Image-1

“The Van Collier showroom rocked it with the zebra hide area rug and royal blue tufted settee. Texture, color, and softer furniture profiles were spot-on trends. I also loved the upholstered ottoman table grouping, with its metal base and leather top: Form, function, and style.”

concretechairs“Organic materials like concrete were a popular choice for tables, stools and accessory accents. I love the versatility and the cool industrial/organic vibe of this set from Sunpan Furniture. They are the perfect accent to incorporate into any casual interior space or alfresco seating area.”

“Edison bulbs in pendants and chanImage-5deliers are in, along with asymmetrical lighting with an industrial and mid-century vibe. These oversized bulbs from Aspen Brands are a brilliant way to reinvent a blah fixture into a stunning design statement.”

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