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6/5/2018 - High Point Market

High Point Market - Releases the Style Report for Summer/Fall 2018

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 5, 2018— The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has released this season’s much anticipated High Point Market Style Report for Summer/Fall 2018.

This 17-page report was developed by eight home fashion gurus, all part of the HPMA’s 2018 Style Spotters team, who scoured the Spring High Point Market (April 14-18) for the hottest must-have items and then translated their picks into today’s top trends. The report highlights 18 different trends, ranging from “Celebration of Minimalism” to “Materialistic”, from “Form Driven Inspiration” to “Colour & Creative Craftsmanship”, and more. In all, the report features 91 different products from 64 different High Point Market exhibitors. All trends in the Style Report for Summer/Fall 2018 may be found and downloaded at www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/summer-fall-2018-style-report.

“It’s always intriguing to see Market through the individual eyes of each Style Spotter, as each has such a distinctive design style,” commented Style Spotter Emeritus Michelle Jennings Wiebe in her intro for the report. “With so much ground to cover, it’s nearly impossible to see everything, no matter how many steps you put in. So, sit back and enjoy these fabulous pieces. Find your favorites and see which trends you think will become stronger over the next year.”

Style Spotters who contributed to the Style Report for Summer/Fall 2018 include:
• Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID, Studio M
• Michel Smith Boyd, Smith Boyd Interiors
• Mary Douglas Drysdale, Drysdale, Inc.
• Stacy Garcia, Stacy Garcia Inc.
• Bria Hammel, Bria Hammel Interiors
• Jeffrey Johnson, Jeffrey Design LLC
• Justine Macfee, Catherine Macfee, Inc
• Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, The English Room
• Sarah Walker, The Curated House by Sarah Walker

The Style Spotters program, launched during the October 2011 Market, features home fashion pace setters that showcase their favorite products and top trends from High Point Market exhibitors via Pinterest, a pre-Market Twitter Chat, the at-Market Style Spotters LIVE! event, this post-Market Style Report and various media interviews.

Led by Michelle Jennings Wiebe, a veteran of the 2013 program and HPMA’s Style Spotter Emeritus, each Style Spotter serves for two Markets over a calendar year. When they source a treasure at Market, they present exhibitors with a sign that highlights the Style Spotter’s name with a QR code and URL for the High Point Market Pinterest board. The Spring 2018 Pinterest boards can be found at www.pinterest.com/highpointmarket.

The Style Spotters program is co-sponsored by Crypton, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance fabrics and Sherwin-Williams, the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies. Program information is available at www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/style-spotters-spotters-hub.

About the High Point Market Authority
The High Point Market Authority, www.highpointmarket.org, is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #hpmkt.

About Crypton, Inc.
The Crypton Companies have innovated environmentally responsible textile performance solutions since 1993. The company’s flagship product, CRYPTON® Fabric, revolutionized the use of fabrics in commercial sectors including healthcare, hospitality, office, retail and education. Crypton Home Fabric is a leading provider of fabrics for the home furnishings industry. In the nearly four years since launching the residential performance technology, Crypton has joined the offerings of over 70 carefully chosen and highly esteemed retail and to–the–trade brands in home fashion, with more being added each year. The residential technology imparts superb performance features while allowing for a high level of design and a broad range of fabrics, which include leather, suede, velvet and linen. Many Crypton Home Fabrics include natural fibers and all are GREENGUARD Certified and manufactured in the USA. Holder of 19 global patents and 25 trademarks, Crypton continues to expand globally through technological advances in diversified market segments. More than 150 million yards of Crypton performance fabrics are installed worldwide, providing proven and trusted stain, moisture and odor resistance. For more information visit cryptonhomefabric.com or crypton.com.

About Sherwin-Williams
Sherwin-Williams, the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies, is committed to supporting design professionals with exceptional products, colors and resources.  Designers can rely on local service and expert advice at more than 4,200 Sherwin-Williams neighborhood stores, and they can benefit from online and offline tools, as they seek the perfect paint options for every project.

Sherwin-Williams supports designers, specifiers and other professionals by offering an integrated color system, Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap®, comprised of a full suite of color tools including portable and desktop kits, fan deck, palette guide, digital tools and color samples. In addition, free online Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at swceulearn.com, keep designers up-to-date on the latest in high-performance coatings, color trends and more.

With a history of more than 150 years of innovation, Sherwin-Williams values the inspiring work of the design community, and is committed to a continued partnership with professionals to ensure easy, fast and confident color selection.  Also, selecting the right paint product for the space is essential and will help exceed client expectations.  It is as important as selecting the right color, and our experts can provide guidance every step of the way.  Visit www.swcolor.com.


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