2019 Design Trends Seen at High Point and Boston Spring Market

Generally, I try not to follow design trends for the same reason that I don’t have a “go to” paint or fabric. That reason? Neither works for all circumstances. The same paint that is gorgeous in one room can fall completely flat in another. I would also say that what is “trending” might also be trendy, but it could also be a classic. So, I do like trends when I like what is trending. Does that make sense?

I wasn’t able to attend High Point Market this Spring, but with social media, it can feel very much like you’re there.  If you’re at all interested, just go to Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook at search for #HPMKT #HPMKT2019 and you’ll see what I mean.

So, even though I wasn’t at the year’s largest furniture and design event, from what I see, there are definite trends this year and I must say – I love them! I did attend Spring Market at the Boston Design Center last week and of course, I’m always scouring magazines for new and interesting finds and what seems to be emerging.

Feminine forms and shapes

Dense and mixed patterns in wallpapers and fabrics

Traditional motifs

Heightened color palettes and the return of jewel tones

Return of details such as trim on window treatments and pillows


Last week at the Boston Design Center, I attended a luncheon at the Eric Haydel showroom marking the addition of Root Cellar Designs fabrics and wallpapers to their offerings. Root Cellars is co-owned by long time blogging friend Tamara Stephenson of Nest Nest Nest. I was especially taken with their collection of figural fabrics and wall papers which bring Jane Austen to life. The mix of more modern back grounds, based on co-owner Susan Young’s art and mural work, along with cleverly rendered characters is just so charming.

Root Cellar Designs Poltergeist Spring 2019 Trends
Root Cellar Designs Poltergeist


Root Cellar Designs The Man on Workshirt Spring 2019 trends
Root Cellar Designs The Man


Root Cellar Designs Hostess Spring 2019 Trends
Root Cellar Designs Hostess Spring 2019 Trends

They also have decidedly modern patterns rendered in jewel tone fabrics.

Root Cellar Designs Prism Cut and Glam Stripe fabrics Spring 2019 Trends
Root Cellar Designs Prism Cut and Glam Stripe fabrics
Root Cellar Designs Glam Stripe Tiffany
Root Cellar Designs Glam Stripe Tiffany
Root Cellar Designs Prism Cut Evergreen
Root Cellar Designs Prism Cut Evergreen

The Eve Mirror from Century Furniture was introduced at the 2019 High Point Market. It’s witty and sexy, curved and feminine.


Century Furniture Eve Mirror 2019 Design Trends
Century Furniture Eve Mirror, 2019 New Release

One of the most photographed and talked about furnishings to come off of the social media feeds is the Caracole arm chair with a sculptural metal frame that hugs the chair itself. You can see a few more pics here. The chair isn’t yet available, but should be within a few months. The feminine form of the chair along with the unusual detail of the frame itself really makes this a standout among the 2019 Design Trends.

Caracole Chair 2019 Design Trends
Caracole Chair seen at High Point Spring 2019

Wicker is definitely never trendy, however, the unusual wavy skirt-like detail of the Scallop Console by Mainly Baskets is a fresh and feminine take on a classic for spring and summer.

Mainly Baskets Scallop Console wicker Spring 2019 trends
Mainly Baskets Scallop Console

Curved furnishings were very well represented at Market. There were lots of upholstered sofas and chairs, often covered in luscious velvets or in jewel tones.

Bernhardt-4552 High Point 2019 Design Trends
Bernhardt Furniture via High Point 2019

The is also a clearly glamorous edge coming in – as shown in this gorgeous chandelier by my friend Denise McGaha for Curry and Company. This would be beautiful earrings too, no?

Currey and Company Dish Chandelier Denish McGaha Design 2019 Trends
Denise McGaha for Currey and Company – Dish Chandelier

Here, in the ad layout for Tempaper, we see many of the trends coming together. Rounded shapes, deep saturated colors, a touch of glam.

Tempaper Smokey Abstract Spring 2019 Trends
Tempaper – Smokey Abstract

And, we’re seeing many of these 2019 design trends on recent magazine covers including the return of densely patterned fabrics and wallpapers, mixed and mingled.

House Beautiful Mally Skok cover 2019 Design Trends

House Beautiful March 2019 cover jewel tones 2019 Design Trends

Traditional Home Cover March April 2019 Design Trends


So, what do you think? Have you noticed these or other design trends for 2019? I’d love to hear all about it!

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2019 Design Trends artwork credits: Root Cellar Designs Tandoor in Hot Purple and Century Funiture’s Eve Mirror.  Many of these items are to the trade only. Please contact me if you’re interested in pricing or buying information. I’d be happy to help!

xoxo Linda

20 thoughts on “2019 Design Trends Seen at High Point and Boston Spring Market”

    • Thanks Pandora! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it to High Point this year, so I reviewed photos coming across social media as well as the High Point press releases for new product launches.

  1. Hello Linda, I do not like those dizzying, geometric designs–I hope that trend is a short one! On the other hand, that chandelier is very attractive–I am not sure what those white circles are made of but milk glass or opalescent glass (or white plastic for a different look but lighter chandelier) are attractive materials. I am starting to like some bright color after so many years of neutral, but the swing can go too far–some of the new rooms look like they were designed by three-year-olds with a box of crayons!

    • Hi Jim – I like the geometrics in smaller doses myself – but pillows or window treatments would be fun using them. The Dish Chandelier is made with white glass discs and weighs 22 lbs, which isn’t bad. I love that piece. I’m so over neutral rooms! Some are beautiful, but I do prefer more color in the palette. Meanwhile, don’t know 3 year olds with crayons – they can be very creative and bold in their choices!

  2. Hi Linda! I love how you filtered the trends through what you saw online + through what you saw at the Boston Design Center. I definitely noticed one big trend, as I looked through everything, too: maximalism is having its moment!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on all of this with us and that metal chair back? Incredible!

    • Hi Leslie – Totally agree on Maximalism! I’m not a huge fan of OTT decorating, but a little bit of it is refreshing after the spare Belgian look. Which I love, but only when done really well.

  3. That chandelier is beautiful! I’m not so fond of the snake mirror…mostly because I abhor snakes, even in pictures! I do hope they aren’t a trend, though I know Schumacher has a new snake fabric and wallcovering too *shudder*. Thanks for this insightful round up of the new trends – I appreciate the return of color and detail and curves!

  4. I’m loving all the glamour at this years market, and how design is moving back in this direction. Unlike Janet, I must have one of those Century snake mirrors. Must. Have.


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