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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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10 Spring Furniture Trends We Love

Spring is finally here! One of our favourite seasons for so many reasons - one of them being the new spring furniture trends it brings. New collections, brighter colours, longer days, and okay maybe still a *little bit* more rain than we’d like on the west coast, but there’s no denying the extra pep in our step as we look to freshen things up around the home for spring. 

In our showroom, we are excited to be debuting the following collection of spring furniture from our favourite suppliers. From sleek curves to gorgeous new fabrics and colourways to natural textures, materials and more, our spring furniture collection is now on display in our showroom - and we guarantee it will inspire you! Whether you are redesigning one room in your home, looking to get started on a custom furniture creation or planning a complete home renovation, our passionate team of design and furniture experts will help you pick the perfect piece(s) to bring your furniture dreams to life. 

Voila, here are the Spring furniture trends we’re excited about, brought to life by the following 10 new pieces. Bonus: Until this Sunday, March 13th, all pieces from our Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Collection are 20% off during our Special Order Event!

Celebrate Form and Function This Season

Luna chair - Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Featuring soft curves and customizable fabric options, the Luna Chair by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is a statement piece that represents this spring’s trend towards celebrating form and function. The Italian-inspired sculptural design of this deceivingly comfy accent chair is a piece of art that you can truly relax in.

Pictured here in performance velvet fabric (colour is “Sepia”), this stunningly unique statement chair is available in your choice of fabric or leather so you can pick and choose a chair that will suit your space perfectly. Best of all, as the only MG+BW Home retailer in Western Canada, you can also enjoy 20% off if you purchase it during our MG+BW Special Order Event, on now until March 13th!

Choose Elevated Furniture for Inside or Outside

Melrose chair-Palecek

[photo credit: @palecekdesign / Instagram]

Nothing says ‘spring’ quite like the Melrose Lounge Chair by Palecek Design! Featuring a high-quality, hardwood frame and legs and hand-twisted natural jute rope woven on the frame, back and sides, this accent chair adds a touch of airy sophistication to any room - or patio, if you’re like us and looking forward to a long season of outdoor living. 

Any way you style it, we think the Melrose Lounge Chair is a trend-setter in the best possible way!

Classic Silhouettes Never Go Out of Style

Abbey Sofa-Lee Industries

Meet the Abbey Sofa by Lee Industries! Featuring an eco-friendly hardwood frame and eco-friendly, high density and high resiliency cushioning, this luxurious sofa is everything you never knew you needed. Take your living room to new heights with the Abbey Sofa which offers a classic silhouette that adds a timeless elegance to any living room design. 

Available in a wide selection of fabrics and leg finishes, if you dream it, we can help you achieve it. And by ‘it’, we mean the design aesthetic you’re going for! If you’re in the market for a new sofa, you can’t go wrong with the ‘Abbey’. 

Incorporate Natural Textures and Elements into Your Home for Spring

Tremont Cocktail Table-Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams

The Tremont Coffee Table by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is a staff favourite this season for sure! Featuring a natural, reclaimed teak root base, this sturdy living room table boasts a one-of-a-kind design that’s sure to be the focal point of any living space. Clean, modern and truly unique, this stylish coffee table is a luxurious piece that adds a touch of the west coast to your home. And, we guarantee it’ll be a piece you’ll love for many years to come.

Plus, don’t forget: you can enjoy 20% off this piece until March 13th only!

Don’t Sacrifice Style for Comfort When it Comes to Lounge Furniture

Clayton Chair - Palecek

[photo credit: @palecekdesign / Instagram]

Modern, stylish perfection is what we think of when it comes to the Clayton Lounge Chair by Palecek Design. This accent chair is an ideal set-up for reading your favourite book on a sunny spring morning, or cozying up in with a cup of tea before bed. 

Featuring a sturdy hardwood frame, this lounge chair comes in a gorgeous, coffee brown finish accented with hand-twisted all-weather synthetic abaca in a cream, two-tone finish for just the right amount of contrast! 

Versatile Furniture Allows You to Switch Things Up

Pratt Chair-Palecek

[photo credit: @palecekdesign / Instagram]

Palecek Design comes up a few times on our list of must-have pieces for spring, and there’s no question why. The Pratt Chair by Palecek is a modern and stylish addition to any room, with its hardwood frame and legs in a dark espresso finish and natural jute rope sides and back (and so on-trend)! 

Whether these chairs are styled in a living room as accent chairs or around a custom dining table for gatherings with loved ones, these versatile chairs are easy to move around while adding a sophisticated touch for any occasion. 

Timeless Pieces Are Worth the Investment

Grayson Sectional-Lee Industries

When it comes to picking a sectional for your home, the Grayson Sectional by Lee Industries checks all the boxes. Take family movie night to the next level with this timeless sectional! Modern, yet comfortable, this classic, oversized sectional is available in a wide range of fabrics and leg finishes to suit any design aesthetic.  

Made from eco-friendly hardwood and high density, high resiliency cushioning, this luxurious sectional is truly built to last!

Neutrals Are Always ‘In’

Colette Sofa-Bernhardt

[photo credit: Bernhardt Furniture]

Modern meets comfort with the Colette Sofa by Bernhardt Furniture! Luxe feather down cushioning takes center stage when it comes to this stylish sofa. Available in a wide variety of fabrics and finishes (we personally love it in this neutral fabric that goes with anything!), this sofa can easily be customized to match any living room aesthetic. Modern living never looked *or felt* better!

Soften Your Living Room With Modern Curves

Giselle Chair-Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams

[photo credit: MG+BW Home]

An accent chair that doubles as a conversation piece? Yes please! The modern curves of our Giselle Chair by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams are undeniably elegant - and the best part is it comes in your choice of fabric or leather! Customize this gorgeous chair to suit your design aesthetic and enjoy this artisan-crafted statement chair that pays the utmost attention to detail. Did we mention its comfort level is a 10/10?!

Don’t Be Afraid to Be Eclectic

Oscar Chair-Lee Industries

We couldn’t wrap up this list without including the Oscar Chair by Lee Industries! Eclectic, modern and truly eye-catching, the Oscar Chair is a statement piece like no other. If you are looking for a can’t miss piece to add to your office or living space, this is it! Featuring a hammered metal frame and eco friendly, high density, high resiliency cushioning, this accent chair definitely will not go unnoticed.

Pick from your choice of natural or black leather for the seat and back, and enjoy this unique chair for many years to come! 

Our new spring collection is available in our showroom now! Visit us at 750 SW Marine Drive Monday to Saturday from 10am-5pm and let us help you bring your home dreams to life. Follow us on Instagram @onceatreefurniture 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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