Posted on Apr 24, 2015

So often we are talking about trends in interior design when actually we are simply reporting what we see as designers with each market release. At High Point’s Spring Market this week, the team at Kerrie Kelly Design Lab spotted six specific design details that you will want to keep your eyes peeled for next time you’re adding to your interior space.

Layered Circles: Whether soaking up new lighting additions, touching and feeling fabrics or studying new case goods, circles were abound at High Point Market. Symmetrical pieces and ones combining various circular sizes caught our eye in a variety of applications.

Kelly Wearstler’s Collection with EJ Victor kicks off the look with her armoire bar with circle doors.

Gabby Home layers circles for their outdoor bench seating design.

Oly Studio effortlessly layers circles via and oversized light fixture.

A companion Oly Studio console piece is modern and vintage all at once.

Mr.Brown’s of London shakes the look up using a variety of circles in a metal side table.


Velvety Upholstery: Soft fabrics with a velvety hand have come on strong in neutral and saturated tones. The difference is all are being introduced at a performance fabric level using 100% polyester for livability purposes. This means you can live in glamour while hosting family, a wine party or doggies on the sofa.

Mr.Brown’s of London shows a bench seat look using a solid velvety fabric.

Baker sinks into luxe with these Laura Kirar chairs upholstered in a striated velvety fabric.

Instead of leather use velvet as Theodore Alexander did throughout their showroom.

Curved Bench Seating: Built in banquettes have taken on a lighter approach being substituted with curved bench seating. Pair with chairs or let a settee free stand on its own to show high style and function too.


Wesley Hall celebrates the curved bench look table side in red.

Dunes & Duchesses brings cool, curvy coastal chic to their curved bench.

Mr.Brown’s of London shows us how to pull of the look in a variety of styles.


Detailed Chair Backs: Fully upholstered or open woodwork showcases a variety of chairs’ sexy side. Patterned detail specifically on the back of chairs rises to its aesthetic challenge while creating loads of visual interest.

Wesley Hall’s Peter Jacob Collection provides a Frank Llyod Wright vibe via the wood detail of this chair back design.

Vintage feeling, yet fabulously current bamboo-like open chair back designs were abound throughout the show.

 This chair was fabulously featured at the Junior League of High Point Showhouse in the Daughter’s Bedroom.

If you choose not to do woodwork details on your chair back, Kristin Drohan features fabric and hardware details.

Global Views pulls the detailed chair back design off beautifully.


Fretted Designs: Drum pendants, bench ends, table bases, armoire fronts and mirrors have every reason to fret. The thoughtful design creates high style to large and small pieces alike.


CR Laine shows off fretted designs via a Tobi Fairley Collection dining chair back.

Worlds Away created a fretted wall by combining a series of mirrors.

Taylor Burke Home takes the cake with their fretted lighting and ottoman designs.

A fretted table from Global Views anchors this space perfectly.

Modern History incorporates the ideal fretted detail into this secretary.

Mr.Brown’s of London shares fretwork in a variety of ways throughout the showroom.

Pattern Play: Wallcovering and fabric never looked so good—or so bold. Large format designs in a range of resort colors adorns pillows, chairs and walls beautifully. Fresh new patterns and hues brighten interiors effortlessly. If you can’t commit to wallcovering, go for large format or a gallery of artwork instead.

Wesley Hall’s showroom featuring oversized graphic abstract artwork.

CR Laine shows how to provide a striking look with Tobi Fairley’s Soicher Marin artwork.

CR Laine says, “yes” to pattern via pillows from Tobi Fairley’s collection.

Tobi Fairley offers color and pattern via an area rug in the CR Laine showroom.

Worlds Away injects style and pattern through wallcovering.

Catch up with us in October when we visit Fall Market at High Point!