Atlanta Home Market 2018

Last weekend we were in ATL for their home furnishings market! It was the first time for us to visit this market and we just LOVED what we saw. It was a great way to see what trends and designs we will be seeing in 2018 and gave us a ton of inspiration and ideas for our current clients.

We have gathered some of our favorite pictures from market below. We saw a lot of raw and natural materials, tons of custom options (even custom fabric drum lights), lots of lucite, still lots of brass and some definite nods to Havana and Bali island life. 

Let us know your favorites!

Fall High Point Market Trends!

We had so much fun at market this year! Berkeley and I walked over 15 miles (yes I checked my health tracker) this weekend checking out new designers and all the amazing showrooms in High Point. This year was extra special for us because we were able to met so many of the designers and reps that we have been working with as we have grown HON. 

On to the fun stuff! All we do is take pictures of things that inspire us and make us stop in our tracks... we may have a client in mind or it will be something that we look back to for inspiration for someone new. This market some of the trends that we noticed were tons of natural elements (marble, rattan, organic cottons) , lots of modern and contemporary furniture (mid-century modern is here stay), and incredible lighting. Designers are really pushing the boundaries when it comes to light fixtures and we are totally on board! 

Something else we took note of is the amount of companies and designers focusing sustainability and on manufacturing in the States. We are hoping this is not a trend but something that will be here to stay. 

I have gathered some of our photos from market to give you an idea of what we saw and how you could incorporate them into your own home. 

Sherwin-Williams Color Pick 2018: Oceanside

We cannot say we were surprised when we saw the color pick for 2018 from Sherwin Williams. I am noticing more and more that people are not afraid of using color. I still love a beautiful neutral palette and even have a few white walls of my own but nothing adds more vibrancy and energy to a room than a coat of bold paint! They say that this color is the color of "wanderlust;" "Inspired by travel, the blue-green hue will add an air of mystery and elegance to any space."

All I have to say is sign me up!

Berkeley and I took the plunge with a bold color in our office and it totally paid off! The vibrant teal walls keep us energized and happy! By keeping everything else super clean and neutral (white desks, wood chairs, white cabinet) it doesn't feel too busy or distracting. God knows we are easily distracted so that would have never worked. haha

But back to the Oceanside color from SW... you may be thinking how do I incorporate such a bold color when currently I have nothing teal or this bold in my house? Don't think you have to paint your entire living room teal (actually I may advise against it all together). Think smaller spaces (a study, music room or office), your guest or powder bathroom, behind your builtins to add a pop, or a door! Once you have chosen where the paint is going be sure to pull the color in again somewhere else in the house... either through art or textiles. This will really help make your decision feel intentional and not random. 

Find some pictures below for inspiration! Gray is great and all but I think it is time to take a little risk and embrace your inner wanderlust... I promise it will pay off :)