Trend Forecast for 2014, 2015, & 2016!


We’re back! We ventured to High Point, NC for the High Point Furniture Market this week. It’s always exciting to go and explore the showrooms to discover new designs and trends! High Point has a lot to offer designers. It’s important to see what’s out there and stay current.

Sunday morning we attended the WITH IT (Women In the Home Furnishings Industry) educational breakfast seminar, featuring guest speaker Michelle Lamb. Michelle did an excellent presentation on trends. She is the editorial director for The Trend Curve which talks about world influences that drive future trends.

It’s nice to know the forecast of what’s going to happen next. We don’t always get this opportunity so we are running full speed ahead with it! We wanted to share this with our own MSLL trendsetters and wisdom lovers.

Here is a sneak peak  of the trends that will be stealing the spotlight in 2014, 2015 & 2016:

The Rise of Neutrals: Neutrals are making a comeback, a BIG comeback! Black & whites, browns, warmer grays and taupe will all be in the forefront. Earth tones will command attention in 2015.Design Trends 2014

Pastels are also becoming more apparent especially in the warmer tones. Pink will be the ring leader in this category. Look for combinations of purple & yellows as well as pink & greens.

Design Trends, Pastels

Scale: Seating is being made wider and deeper. Prints and patterns are larger than life! A lot of greek key designs were incorporated in furniture and fabrics.

 Design Trends/Large Scale Prints and Fabrics

Luster: Reflective surfaces, foil, burlap, sequins, metallics and metals all are on trend.

Metallics, Metal. Foiled, Luster, Design Trends

Cover Up: Fabric covered headboards, woven raffia applied to furniture, even leather covered furniture make it into the spotlight.

Leather Finish, Design Trends

Farm to Table: Earth tones, hand-made looks, imperfections, country blends, a mix of modern to urban styles, many accented with warm tones of terracotta and green, are emerging into home fashions.

Design Trends, Hand Made, Farm to table. distressed


These are just a few trend highlights to look for in 2014, 2015 & 2016. We will be forecasting these trends and others in more detail in our upcoming Wednesday Wisdom posts. It’s so exciting to be in the know! See you next week for more trend colors and inspiration!

Happy Wednesday!

-Dixie K Dixie K

Mary Sherwood Lake Living, Lake Gaston -Working with you to create your lifestyle!

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