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Fall Trends: Furniture Storytelling


A new take on glamour, featuring mixed materials, an industrial touch and European eclecticism comes home in the Arabella Collection. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

The home fashion trends for fall 2016 and 2017 will come into focus when the international High Point Furniture Market opens later this month. There, furniture is introduced that will find its way into stores and design studios all over America next winter and spring.

Already, the exciting story lines are becoming apparent. Here’s a look at the trends that will impact home for the next year:


Glam Mix

A new take on French style could be called Modern French or New French. This trend is especially seen in the Arabella Collection, to be introduced by  Hooker FurnitureTraditional French elements are married with clean and modern silhouettes, metals and painted glass (eglomise) to create an industrial luxe look. 


Arabella projects a Modern French look by combining a serene white finish on maple veneer with crackle and champagne shimmer with heavily waxed aluminum tops and eglomise (painted glass). Photo: Hooker Furniture.

 Glam Mix takes two of the most pervasive home furniture trends in the last several years — industrial interiors and laid-back luxurious looks — and brings them together for a result much greater than the sum of two parts. The new direction takes industrial style — which can become cold and stark — and makes it softer and more romantic.


The Arabella entertainment center, in a softly rounded silhouette and bun feet, is covered in heavily waxed aluminum for an industrial luxe feel. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

 Silver Resurgence

The Arabella Entertainment Center reflects another trend for both fashion and home in 2017: a resurgence of silver.


After several seasons in which gold and its relatives of copper and champagne have dominated, silver is starting to surface again in apparel, decorative accessories and home.


One of 25 new pieces in the Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Furniture collection this market, the Bowery 3-Door Accent Chest features striped marble door fronts with stainless steel interiors, legs and door pulls.


The new Melange Zola 4-Door Credenza has a textured silver color, silver legs and oversized clear Lucite hardware. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

 Material World

Whether you prefer traditional and classic interiors, contemporary modern or a mix of the two, one trend that transcends all style directions is an emphasis on materials and tactile surfaces.


Metals and metallic finishes, natural materials like raffia and stone, carved and painted surfaces all get into the action.


The new Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Furniture Broome Accent Chest is covered in a blush-colored faux shagreen (stingray skin) and accented with gold leaf on the sides, legs and hardware.


The Belmont Wall Unit, in a casual industrial style, offers sliding doors with a bronze-colored metal wrap with nailheads. Photo: Hooker Furniture.


The Melange Tolli 3-Drawer Chest has a dimensional painted front in a deep jewel-like green. Photo: Hooker Furniture.


The Hill Country Bexar Leg Huntboard features a Gamble Oak motif inspired by the scrub oaks so prominent in Texas Hill Country. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

The Bexar Huntboard is part of a major new collection, Hill Country, that takes a deep dive into the artistry, antiques, culture and landmarks of an American region: Texas Hill Country.


Inspired by the rugged beauty, wide vistas and low rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country, the collection imparts an authentic American character and exudes the rich heritage of a region.


The Lakehills Wardrobe and Fair Oaks Upholstered Bed in the Hill Country collection has a two-tone finish mixing the main Saddle Brown finish with an antthracite black. Photo: Hooker Furniture.


The Pinta Trail Strong Box Cocktail Table, LaCoste Wine Cellaret and Little Blanco Steamer Trunk are part of the Hill Country Collection.

Natural Inspirations

Capturing the beauty and allure of rugged coastlines, remote beaches and serene deserts, a major direction identified by global trend forecaster Fashion Snoops is called Cove. This look defines a new shift in contemporary style that is heavily inspired by the natural environment.


The Big Sur entertainment console and cabinets captures the natural, raw beauty of the Pacific Coast Highways seaside cliffs and misty coastline. The highs and lows of the walnut veneers give a rustic look to the style. Hooker Furniture.



Organic inspiration in surfaces and colors is front and center for furnishings like the Chevron Console. Photo: Hooker Furniture.

As interiors take a decidedly contemporary direction today, there can be a tendency for them to feel a little cold or hard-edged. The organic and natural inspiration of furniture like the Chevron Consoleabove, helps soften contemporary interiors and provide a bridge to nature offering more emotional appeal.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • jean baker October 6, 2016, 11:06 pm

    Beautiful and unique pieces!!

    • Kim D. Shaver October 11, 2016, 6:02 pm

      Thank you Jean for your interest in Hooker Furniture and your kind words!

  • Joseph DiEva October 19, 2016, 10:57 am

    Just A Quick Note; I Have Been In The Retail Furniture/Interior Design Business For 60-Years. Hooker has put the “Best Line Of Style & Taste” In The Industry Today. “BRAVO” “BRAVO”

  • Iron Age Office October 22, 2016, 6:36 am

    Beautiful & Applealing Designs.

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