With High Point Market Fall 2013 behind us, many of you will be shopping fabrics and trimmings next week at Showtime in High Point. If you need a little fodder to fuel you, take a look at what your cohorts recently concocted.
Meet Le Petit Fringe
Although jacquard tapes are still au courant (more on that later) this perfect petit fringe popped up in several showrooms. It adds a graphic quality in an organic way, with a dry, fresh texture. It also is a clever, versatile way to embellish solids.
Here Wesley Hall goes ethnic with their mix.
This little guy hits traditional and high end with a double gusset application at Lillian August. Love the bold contrasting color.
Now that I whet your appetite on this niblet of a fringe, here’s a heaping serving of chic trims at Miami based V Rugs & Home.
Luxe Matte Finish
Rafael and Mariano added luscious fur fringe and tassels to these ottomans, still matte but sleek to the touch.
And did you happen to catch this McGuire piece at Baker? Being Laura Kirar has its privileges, like money being of no object when designing this statement piece.
Now back down to earth, let’s see how some more traditional pairings look contemporary.
Although this has a Fabulous 40’s vibe, Lillian August for Hickory White uses this luxurious solid brush fringe in colors that pop against the ivory damask making a modern statement.
Theodore Alexander also showed jewel tone on tone, pairing a turkish knot trim with a luscious velvet backdrop.
And Celerie Kemble for Henredon debuted the sexiest sofa I saw at market, in tufted teal velvet with luxe brush fringe on the romantic floral pillows to snuggle up to.
Velvet goes masculine at Vanguard: Check out this gentleman’s sofa with tailored tape detail.
Which brings me to the trend of trends of trim fabrication on furnishings…
Wide Tapes Rule
Trim Diva Holly Blalock stole the show at CR Laine with these bright and bold lattice tapes applied on upholstery pieces, unifying the showroom.
See other gorgeous applications from Taylor King, Verellen, EJ Victor, Theodore Alexander, Massoud, Pearson, Stanford, Dransfield & Ross, Mr & Mrs Howard and Century Furniture.
Hope to see you next week at the show — visit me at the Classical Elements booth. Click on HERE for details. And click on GALLERY to meet my new favorite artists and makers. Much thanks to my fellow trim-spotters who have pinged me. Do you have something new to share??
Ps. Don’t forget to pack some Holiday Flare!