Editor’s Spotlight: Architectural Digest

Market Director Parker Bowie Larson shares her take on top new trends

New collections and collaborations are some of my favorite things about High Point Market, and I love spotting trends there. As you’ll see from the pieces presented here, pretty is back, with curved furniture ranging from sofas to dressers to coffee tables; pastel colors (millennial pink is still going strong!); and feminine patterns like florals and scenic chinoiserie.

Wimberley Settee by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair

Suzanne Kasler is queen of the pretty room design, and her new collection for Hickory Chair is a perfect example of this trend. I was blown away by the custom-colored baby pink de Gournay wallpaper she used as a backdrop.

Hickory Chair

Terrace Floor Lamp by Celerie Kemble for Arteriors

Escapism appears to be on everyone’s minds, with tropical wallpapers and fabrics used everywhere, and Celerie Kemble brought her whimsical, island world to Arteriors with a dreamy collection of lighting and accessories.

Arteriors

Bijouterie Mirror by Tony Duquette for Maitland-Smith

Hutton Wilkinson introduced two Tony Duquette collections: a bejeweled accessories line with Maitland-Smith, and upholstery with Pearson, continuing the maximalist theme on the rise. Now everyone can have a little bit of Dawnridge!

Maitland-Smith

Loma Coffee Table by Kelly Wearstler for EJ Victor

Kelly Wearstler thinks of everything! She takes the upholstered ottoman to the next level by adding a built-in marble tray, which is perfect for adding coffee table books and objects. Now that is chic.

Kelly Wearstler for E.J. Victor

Richter Trolley Cart by Julian Chichester

I've always loved Julian Chichester's English aesthetic, and his new Richter trolley cart in blue leather will make a handsome addition to any room.

Julian Chichester

Other noteworthy launches from April were David Kleinberg for Henredon and Denise McGaha for Design Legacy. I look forward to seeing these trends continue to bear fruit at Fall Market!

About Parker Bowie Larson

Parker Bowie Larson is Market Director at leading home market and design magazine Architectural Digest, responsible for identifying and introducing new talent in the industry, covering debut collections, and highlighting new products and trends.