HFN’s Exclusive High Point Idea Book Shares Top Trends

The digital version of the exclusive market Idea Book is now available
October 10, 2017HFN Staff

2017 IdeaBookNEW YORK—Decorative detailing, sculptural looks and the color green are among the trends that HFN’s High Point Idea Book will highlight this market, which starts Oct. 14.

The 40-page trend piece – HFN’s largest Idea Book since its launch last April – offers a quick, comprehensive glance at some of the trends market attendees will see – decorative detailing, sculptural and airy, brass, global influence and color stories, which include green and duo tone – illustrated by exhibitors’ introductions.

In addition, each trend is enhanced by commentary by leading design experts: global trends forecaster Patti Carpenter, interior and product designer Jackie Von Tobel and creative retail consultant Bonnie Mackay. The trends were determined by HFN editors, who went through hundreds of product submissions.

In the special digital version, which can be accessed by clicking here, readers can learn more about these trends through audio and video clips. HFN’s Maureen Azzato interviews Carpenter on video about trends she saw recently and what’s hot right now, while audio clips feature both Carpenter and Mackay. Live links throughout will allow readers to visit web pages right from the trend book.


HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.


  • Von Tobel Cites Brass Textures Among Top Trends

    Camera Icon   More Videos

Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN cover for September 2017


    September 2017


    2017 State of the Industry Report
    Cautious Optimism, Mixed Results

    Many expected 2016 would be a banner year, but the political and economic climate softened consumer confidence. It was also a year consumers spent more lavishly on home remodeling rather than decorating.


    •  TJX Unveils First U.S. Homesense Store - In a time when retailers are reducing store counts, TJX continues to get physical.
    •   Ikea’s Fluid Spaces - The retailer’s new intros reflect multifunctional rooms.
    •  N.Y. Home Fashions Market Preview - Textile textures get soft and cozy, colors warmer.