Interior designer Dorothy Willetts spoke with HFN at market about the prominent blue trend, along with others, including one she calls “maximalism.”
For the upcoming High Point Market, the HFN Idea Book highlights four trends—Leg Action, Lighter Finishes, Blue Hues and Shibori, and Painterly—along with commentary from several interior designers speaking at market. The Japanese fabric dyeing technique called shibori, a subset of HFN’s blue trend, has the added benefit of having a handmade quality. “This is a reaction to technology and mass production,” said Dorothy Willetts of Willetts Design & Associates. “People are craving that human touch.”
The language of “art” can seem high and lofty, reserved for translation by a discerning few. (If only there were an app for that). From avant-garde abstracts to the raw, natural elements of realism, the diversity can be daunting when it comes to identifying the right piece. Couple with that, the perception that art is meant primarily for the “hallowed halls” of luxury environments.
The interior of a home conveys a visual narrative about the life and interests of its owners. Dorothy Willetts spoke these words at a panel discussion titled “Start With the Art” at the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, held Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at the World Market Center.