Spring Is In The Air At High Point Market

Sharon L Sherman Thyme and Place Design NJ Kitchen Designer

Spring is in the Air at High Point Market.

A Kaleidoscope of Color:

A kaleidoscope of colors where on full display which said spring is in the air at High Point Market.

Spring is in the air at High Point Market.


Spring is definitely in the air at High Point Market. I’ve just returned from North Carolina attending the High Point Market Furniture Show or HPMKT. Without a doubt, color is still coming on strong, but I’ve also noticed a subtler introduction of color. Baker showed the most beautiful emerald green pieces paired with neutrals. Black and gold accessories were displayed in many showrooms. Design Legacy celebrated the artistic use of color and pattern.  Organic shapes, materials, and colors at American Leather invited visitors to indulge in luxurious comfort. The combination created an incredibly sophisticated style. These designs are a testament to the power of color and style to elevate the soul of a home. 

Earthly green fabrics mixed with tonal neutrals at Baker Furniture

Earthly green and natural neutrals at Baker.

The Interconnectedness of Design:

I am asked this question a lot. “Why attend High Point if you specialize in kitchen, baths, and millwork?” My answer remains the same. “I am a designer and design is all interconnected”. When an orchestra performs, every instrument creates harmony. A well-designed space demands the harmonious interaction of furnishings, lighting, and accessories.

Blue glass vases from Golden Oldies

Blue glass vases. Photo by Sharon L Sherman

High Point Market is not merely a showcase of furniture. High Point is a celebration of the holistic approach to design. I undeniably embrace this design philosophy.  After all, why paint a picture and not put it in a frame? I want to see that project through to the last detail.

This is a beautiful living room setting at a showroom. Neutral colors and natural materials.

Neutral and natural at Taracea. Photo by Sharon L Sherman

Lighting, color, accessories, fabrics, and textures are all part of the picture. With this in mind, It does not change whether designing a living room a kitchen, or a bedroom. Here is a beautiful collection of each of those elements.

Spring at High Point Market; Trends that Transcend.

Spring is in the air and High Point Market showcasing a veritable treasure trove of trends, offering a glimpse into the future of design. Among the many themes that caught my eye and which I feel will be particularly influential.

Organic Shapes and Forms:

Curves and natural silhouettes continue to reign supreme, infusing spaces with a sense of fluidity and warmth. Natural materials are still shown in full force in many showrooms. These shapes and materials will continue to influence all aspects of kitchen and bath design as well as the rest of the home.

Organic shapes in furniture made with natural materials


Quartz crystal fronted cabinets at Vanguard Furniture

Selenite stone fronted cabinet at Vanguard. Photo by Sharon L Sherman


Nods to Tradition:

Classic patterns and colors find renewed relevance in contemporary settings, bridging the gap between past and present with timeless elegance. A wallpaper inspired by William Morris for York was beautifully reimagined for today. Could we be seeing a resurgence in Arts and Crafts materials and details in the kitchen? I know several of my clients are looking toward this style for islands and powder room vanities.

Organic leaf pattern wall paper


Celebrating Artistry:

At Design Legacy, art takes center stage, with each piece bearing the mark of its creator’s passion and creativity. From bedding to lighting, their curated collection speaks volumes about the soul of design.

Art adds aesthetic to every room. Spring is in the Air at High Point Market with lovely colors and patterns.

Artistic expression at Design Legacy. Photo by Sharon L Sherman


Craftsmanship Redefined:

American Leather once again dazzled with its impeccable craftsmanship and luxurious materials, setting the standard for excellence in the industry.

Leather seating in sumptuous materials at American Leather

American Leather. Photo by Thyme and Place Design


Metal arm detail on a sofa

Embracing the Past:

A renewed interest in vintage and antique pieces adds depth and character to modern interiors, infusing them with a sense of history and nostalgia.

Art and artifacts for design accessories in springtime colors when Spring is in the Air at High Point Market.

Art and artifacts at Blue Ocean Traders


Transforming the homes we live in:

High Point Market is a place to see what is rising in the world of furniture, art, fabrics, and materials. This is where home furnishings debuts the next and best. All of this impacts the world of kitchen and bath design. Today’s kitchens and baths are no longer separate rooms but important design players in today’s homes. 

Looking through these images from Spring at High Point Market, I am reminded of the boundless possibilities at the intersection of creativity and design. From the grandeur of the showroom displays to the hidden gems of special shops like Blue Ocean Traders and Design Legacy, every moment was a testament to the transformative power of design. Join me as we continue to explore, innovate, and create spaces that inspire and delight.

Sharon L. Sherman, ASID, NCIDQ, CID, CKD


Sharon is the founder of Thyme and Place Design, headquartered in Wyckoff, New Jersey. She’s been practicing kitchen and bath design for the past 40 years and is a Past President of the American Society of Interior Designers – New Jersey chapter. She is a current member of the editorial board of KBB Magazine, the official magazine of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Sharon has also received a Kitchen Bath Design News 2022 Innovator of the Year Award.

Her award-winning designs and editorial comments have been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Design Milk, Furniture Lighting and Decor, Designers Today, Bergen NJ magazineKitchen & Bath Design News, Woman’s Day, Country Decorating, Design NJ, New Jersey Home Magazine, 201 Magazine, The Best of Bergen, Savvy Living, The Vue, The Record, The Star-Ledger,  and Aspire as well as several books.

Her blog “Tips from the Trade” appears in digital form on DesignNJ.com, Take 5 Bergen Magazine’s Newsletter and KBBonline.com. She has also appeared on HGTV’s My Big Amazing Renovation and episodes of House Smarts with Lou Manfredini.  Sharon is a featured speaker for  *Voices From The Industry*  at the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s international convention and The International Surfaces Event and is available for further speaking engagements nationwide on all topics related to running a successful kitchen and bath design business. She is also a CEU provider for IDCEC. If you want to work with Sharon, click here to see a list of her design services. 




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Sharon sherman

My award-winning designs haven been featured in multiple magazines, industry publications and on television. That’s nice affirmation, to be sure.

But perhaps the greatest accolade I’ve received is the repeat engagements with so many clients, project after project, year after year.

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