For those who were unable to attend High Point Market in April, and for those who did make the trip but were simply too busy to see all that was on display, we offer this short recap of the interior design trends that many are talking about.First, it must be said that the energy level was high at Spring High Point this year! As was the enthusiasm shown by designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and buyers; with everyone optimistic about the potential for growth during the remainder of the year.Compact & Multifunctional – For consumers who are just short on space, products designed for small spaces – yet which serve a variety of functions enable people to maximize their spaces with furnishings that support their busy lifestyles. This need is being met with lightweight, yet durable pieces that present a narrower profile.Livable Luxury – A luxurious look and feel is fine for those who seek such, yet today’s consumer also wants to ensure their spaces a livable. Durable fabrics, forgiving woods, and low-maintenance finishes are being introduced in greater quantities in the brands and product lines that offer luxury.Feminine Finery – The feminine edge is an emerging trend; offering flowing lines, lovely curves, floral patterns, and intricate details, a soft cushion on a sofa, the subtle curved front of a chest, and pinks and purples that bring a breezy lightness to every detail of the space in which they’re utilized.Mix ‘n Match – For several seasons, manufacturers and retailers we’re playing it safe; fearing they could be left with a stockroom or warehouse full of inventory, showrooms were often filled with easy, and sometimes, boring options. This is beginning to change, as vendors are being bolder with their options and mixing materials, color and shapes with abandon. For more on emerging trends that we saw at this year’s Spring High Point Market, click here to download the High Point Market Style Report (pdf).