It’s interesting to see how décor choices have started being impacted by the pandemic. In response to Covid-19, some consumers have found themselves newly drawn to tradition. Within this segment, the pull of classic elements that speak to timeless truths has been particularly obvious. Often … [Read more...]
What’s Next for Trend?
In the past couple of weeks, several people have asked me how I think trend will change in a COVID-19 world. This is an important question, given the vital role that trend plays in assortments. To begin with, I believe that the language used to communicate about products softens. Already, … [Read more...]
High Point Had a Lot of Dogs
Llamas may be on-trend, but dogs are not giving up their share of the whimsical-animal pie without a fight. At the High Point furniture market, dogs appeared in framed art and on trays, as the inspiration for the shapes and surface designs on rugs and embossed onto hardware for kids' furniture. Dogs … [Read more...]
Trophies Are Incoming
The slow, forward march animal trophies as décor got its start about a year ago. Now these pieces for the wall are showing up more often for adults and even for kids. The best new trophies come with a twist. They are slathered in metallic or made of delicate-and-unexpected materials. For kids, a … [Read more...]