At High Point Market, we celebrated the creative tension present in great design. Exploring the push of modern materials against the pull of traditional forms is the way we find the ideal relationship between shape and color, detail and texture.
In fact, we had so much fun putting each inspiring setting together in our showroom, we wanted to give you more details on how to get the look in your own spaces.
1. Clean lines make the mix.
We love renewing traditional design elements with fresh shapes and materials. Modern staples like clean-lined upholstery anchor a room while adding comfort. Mix in warm woods with artisan finishes or vintage accents. Both set the stage for found objects, giving you the freedom to add unique treasures without the look becoming fussy.
2. Add eye-catching art.
Add a layer of personality to your look with thoughtful art choices. Landscapes, animals, portraiture — just follow your passion. Mix traditional oil paintings with fresh photography or abstract images for a dynamic effect. Hang in unconventional groupings — some in frames and some in raw form — for a youthful feel that retains an air of cultured sophistication.
3. Try a little texture.
Art installations offer dramatic dimension and texture without overwhelming a space, especially when paired with substantial, statement-making furniture pieces. To create an impact that feels at once graphic and organic, try a mix of textured wood against neutral walls. Using a suji technique, we burned driftwood with a blowtorch to get a crackle effect. Another wall featured reclaimed pillars from a Texas barn.
4. Drama is afoot.
Play with pattern on the floor. We love antique, hand-knotted one-of-a-kind vintage Turkish rugs — used singly or layered for drama — as well as over-dyed, whitewashed, and Kilims. Sprawling designs in neutral hues and shades of black create a dramatic stage for showing off furnishings. Try mixing high and low-cut piles for extra dimension.
5. Bring outside in.
Natural elements add fresh, youthful energy to any space. From color-blocking techniques to unpredictable, vibrant sprays to low, repeated arrangements, creativity rules. Mix in eccentric, lesser-used flora like artichoke, curly willow, or cactus to intrigue the eye anew.