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Latest Furniture Trends… direct from Highpoint, NC!

2013-10-18 17.02.31

Hey there Nail Enthusiasts!

Sorry I’ve been M.I.A but for the past few days I was in Highpoint, NC. for the 2013 October Furniture Market.  In case you didn’t know.. besides being a nail fanatic, for my day job I’m a furniture/accessories buyer for a store called Puritan Furniture located in West Hartford, CT.  In addition to buying some of the furniture and the accessories I also run their websites (designed by me) Puritan Furniture and kids furniture Puritan Juvenile  (they also happen to be my family’s businesses.. Puritan Furniture started by my grandfather in 1931 & kids store started by my father in 1968)

So.. with that being said… today’s post is unrelated to nails… but everything related to Home Furnishings!!!

Here’s a few trends I spotted while on the lookout for new furniture and accessories for our stores.

Lots and lots of GOLD ACCENTS!…. I saw this trend last market (April 2013) and it continued through to this market as well… so it looks like gold’s on the rise!

A new trend for this market was Metal indoor and outdoor table tops!  Reused industrial metal… resurfaced and fully functional.

Old World reclaimed wood continued to show throughout many accents whether it was in its natural wood stain or painted… and I can’t forget that Hollywood Glam Look… I saw lots and lots of mirrored furniture… whether it’s accent pieces.. consoles or full on bedroom bling!

Here are a few pics of some of my favorites from the show…

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Oh.. and I couldn’t forget my partner in crime… Toucan Sam!  Every market various furniture manufacturers giveaway fun little gifts to their vendors.  This one was my favorite!

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That’s about sums up my 4 day’s in Highpoint, NC.  Of course I couldn’t include everything… but wanted to give you an idea of what’s in store for home furnishings this season.

Stay tuned for some new nail art this week!

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