Spent the weekend in mid- April walking miles of showroom floors at the country’s largest home furnishings trade show in High Point, NC. It was my 18th trip since 1989 at this show which still does not disappoint. It’s a great overview of what’s trending in all aspects of home décor. A few highlights: brass is now really back replacing nickel as the dominant metal color. Gold leaf was prevalent for use in accessories and in my business for lamp bases. Color themes: blue & white and neutral colors are still very popular. For the first time in a long time, pink appeared in a number of vendor’s lines. But for me one of the most interesting sites was a very large advertisement on the front of the largest trade building which read, “Williamsburg: Trend Meets Tradition” with fourteen prominent home décor companies listed as partnering with Colonial Williamsburg in their designs and styles…… what is old is becoming new again with a twist!