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Highlights from High Point Market: A Look at the Design Trends to Come in 2022

We’ve just returned from the always-inspiring High Point Market, a must-see event for the latest in home design and decor trends, and just had to share with you. This year, we toured the market with North Vancouver-based interior designer Lori Steeves of Simply Home Decorating, which made it even better. Every Spring, High Point is a highlight for us, so we couldn’t wait to share this recap of the latest furniture and home design trends you’ll want to emulate this Spring.

If you’re considering a full-scale spring refresh or simply looking to update one or two areas of your home, the following Spring design trends inspired us, and we hope they’ll inspire you! Note: You’ll definitely be seeing these trends reflected in our Vancouver showroom throughout the spring and summer seasons. 

Contrast is Making a Comeback

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Everywhere we looked at High Point Market, we noticed an immense display of black and white, and black paired with neutrals. Even before the Market, we started to pick up on this trend, but it was definitely confirmed this Market season. 

Pops of black against a more neutral setting are a trend we are definitely loving, as seen in the image above from High Point. Bernhardt Furniture - one of our favourite North American furniture makers - perfectly pairs their curvy white Merritt Sofas with their chic black Wyatt Chairs creating just the right amount of contrast. And, black is back in a big way across the board- making an appearance on everything from lighting to table and chair legs to dining tables, textiles, and much more! 

Neutrals Are Definitely Still ‘In’

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For a while there, it seemed like all anybody wanted was a white, cream or neutral aesthetic. While colours are making their way back on the scene, a neutral palette will always be a timeless classic.

At this year’s Market, we found there to be a great mix of neutral and cream backgrounds (sofas especially!) that were accented with pops of caramel and blush accents. Whether in the form of a throw pillow or blanket, investing in a quality, neutral-coloured base piece (like a sofa or bed frame) easily allows you to switch out your home accessories to keep up with the current trending colour themes and patterns.

Curves for a Modern and Sleek Vibe

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Curves were a big theme at this year’s Market! In upholstery (think sofas and armchairs) as well as everything from console tables to dining tables, curves are quickly becoming a go-to design addition to any room-like the Bernhardt Aline Swivel Chairs pictured here.

One of our big sellers this season has been the sleek and curvy Giselle Chair by MG+BW Home and it’s easy to see why! With a durable, eco-friendly hardwood frame and high density, high resiliency cushioning in the form of a curved back, it perfectly captures the trend of the season!

Natural Textures and Layers Provide a Unique Focal Point

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There is nothing we love more than natural materials and textures when it comes to furniture - and we were pleased to see lots of it at this year’s Market! 

In fact, without a doubt one of the new pieces we’re most excited to bring in are the gorgeous Dinec Piper dining chairs pictured above. With a sturdy but modern frame that highlights the natural wood grain and high-performance fabric for comfort and durability, these gorgeous dining chairs are also made and designed in Canada, making it our go-to choice this season. Contact us today to pre-order your chairs (available in your choice of fabric and wood finish!)

Elevated Outdoor Furniture for Luxurious Patio Living

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As we enter patio season, we couldn’t help but notice the shift to elevated outdoor furniture. Gone are the days when a collapsible Tommy Bahama beach chair was a go-to outdoor furniture staple! With all the extra time we’ve all been spending at home over the past couple years, it only makes sense that our outdoor furniture should be just as luxurious as our indoor furniture. 

This season, we’ll be carrying a wide selection of high-end furniture to help you uplevel your outdoor dining and outdoor living needs. Some of our current favourites include our Pietra Collection by Sunset West (just check out the Pietra Sofa!) and our Origami Chair by Bernhardt (pictured above). 

Need more furniture inspiration or ideas for how to update your home for spring? Visit our showroom Monday to Saturday from 10-5:30 and we guarantee you’ll leave feeling inspired to refresh your home for a new season! 

Whether you are looking to do a full home renovation, a one-room refresh or updating your patio furniture and decor, let our team of design experts help you find the perfect piece(s) for your home. Follow us on Instagram @onceatreefurniture and Pinterest @OnceATree for more design inspiration, or reach out today to see how we can help you get started on your next home design project!

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