April 12, 2011

the top five trends from high point market, spring 2011


I had so much fun at High Point Market, especially walking around with Marianne Strong from Haven and Home and Camila Pavone from Effortless Style.  This photo reminds me of my graduate school days when my group of friends and I were referred to as the “short, skinny girls with the big backpacks.”  (I still can’t decide if that is a compliment or an insult.)  Only now, it would be the short, skinny girls with the big sunglasses!

It’s taken a few days to recover go through my photos and get my thoughts together … but I am finally ready to kick off my semi-annual trend report!  (Can I call it semi-annual if this is the second one and I did a trend report for the first time in October 2010?)  Drumroll, please …

Positively Preppy

Devil in the Details

Back to Nature

Experiments in Scale

Red Hot and Blue

Intrigued?  See if you can spot the top five trends in these photos!   I took the first at C.R. Laine (a new favorite!) and the second photo at Hickory Chair (a long-time favorite!).

I’ll be discussing these trends in detail over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned!


  • Luciane at HomeBunch.com
    Apr. 12, 2011
    Good morning, Traci. Wow, you girls are looking fab!!! :-) I love seeing Marianne's belly... I'm so happy for her! :-) I need to agree with you, details! So many things with exquisite detail in this market, huh? Everything is looking perfect and I'm really happy with "blue" being trendy again. That's my favorite color. :-) Have a wonderful day, sweetie! xo Luciane at HomeBunch.com
  • Kathysue
    Apr. 12, 2011
    Interesting, I am a self proclaimed prepster from way back and I deemed cobalt blue as my own personal color for 2011 while honeysuckle was deemed the color of the year by Pantone I actually did a post saying cobalt would be my color and I am trying to incorporate more of it in my home and loving it. It will be great if these are the trends then it will be easier for me to find items for my home, I like that possibility,Kathysue
  • amanda burdge
    Apr. 12, 2011
    Ha! too cute. I so wanted to go but just didn't have the time. Can't wait to see more photos!
  • Sarah (MoS)
    Apr. 12, 2011
    Y'all are the cutest!!! I want to know more about the positively preppy!
  • Marianne Strong
    Apr. 14, 2011
    Love that picture!!! I am using it soon. Wish we lived closer together!
  • Marianne {Style For Living}
    Apr. 14, 2011
    Oh, how fun! Looks like you all had such a great time!
  • sherry hart
    Apr. 15, 2011
    Looks like you guys had fun! I am think I am a little of both...being a child of the 60"s :)
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