August 14, 2019
TrendWatch highlights at Fall High Point Market

International Market Centers (IMC) said its TrendWatch program will feature three directional themes – Animalier, Drenching and Focus – for Fall 2019 High Point Market, which runs from Oct. 19 – Oct. 23, 2019. The program illustrates leading home furnishings trends through an opening day seminar, three on-site trend vignettes and an at-Market publication.

Fall High Point Market 2019

“TrendWatch not only identifies directional design trends, but also highlights the breadth and depth of on-trend product showcased at High Point Market,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for IMC. “TrendWatch is key for companies looking to identify the trends that will impact product design, consumer preferences and home furnishings sales.”

TrendWatch is curated by 23-year magazine editor and home furnishings forecaster Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. The trends are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion and consumer product arenas.

“TrendWatch closes out the year — the decade, in fact — with displays that move past ‘now’ and pivot to ’next,’” explained Smith Vincenti. “One display is exotic and dramatic, yet approachable — it’s the convergence of jungle motifs and maximalist decorating. Another strikes balance between wellness, tactility and craft, and the pervasiveness and pace of technology. Lastly, we channel timely colors to convey optimism. And beyond this season’s compelling displays, we’ll present both a TrendWatch retrospective and a trends guide for the decade ahead in the CEU seminar.”

Fall 2019 TrendWatch


This season, TrendWatch crosses artistry and classical design with a mysterious, colorful jungle landscape for Animalier. Product selections will include furnishings in all product categories — especially upholstery, accent furniture, wall decor, wallpaper, area rugs, lighting, and decorative accessories — in classical and tropical colorways; animal skin prints; avian and exotic animal motifs; polished and burnished metal finishes.


Meet Drenching, a crash course on sophistication and easy elegance. Merchandise selections will include furnishings in all product categories. Also, wall decor, wallpaper, area rugs, lighting and decorative accessories done up in these colors: violet, citrus, moody blues and upbeat greens.


TrendWatch’s exploration of the process, Focus, looks at color, material and nature as a mindset, all against a backdrop of serene, yet powerful, colors. Products include furnishings in all product categories.

On-trend products, which are selected by Smith Vincenti from IMC High Point Market exhibitors, will be featured in three vignettes, a trend presentation and in an at-Market publication.

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