One of the biggest trends at Highpoint Furniture Market was the 3-dimensional textures we are seeing in all categories of decor. With the latest technology, the furniture industry has been able to turn furniture into sculptural master pieces. Some patterns you will see have been around for centuries, while others are new contemporary patterns.
Bernhardt has really stepped up their level of design with all the textured pieces they had shown at market. The Bernhardt chair below is perfection with the striking hammered satin silver back plate. The modern spin on a classic slipper chair is designed exquisitely. The night stand that follows was one of my favorite pieces they introduced, but I have yet to find a perfect deign to place them in. This particular design is very bold and is meant for a special personality. The credenza after that is a sharp design with a unique 3-D take on chevron pattern.
Below you will see a credenza from Chaddock, this can be paint grade or stained wood. For this particular piece the white paint grade allows the shadows to really contrast and helps the 3-D pattern stand out.
Noir has a fun take on the 3-D texture with this tall chest of drawers. This piece is a great way to bring some personality to any space. The vibe is very mid century, with a pop-art flare.
The next credenza is a gorgeous piece from John Richards that has textured door panels that are not as bold as the first few pieces shown. This allows the design to be more subtle and elegant, which lends towards a transitional/traditional setting.
We have seen for centuries the use of texture on case goods in the form of the ribbing or scalloping as well as other classic details and carvings. Below are some examples of traditional techniques implemented in a modernized fashion.
This trend is also huge in metal finishes. The next two pieces are painted faux metal.