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HPMKT Fall '23 Recap

(Most products at market are only available to the trade. If you see anything in this post that catches your eye, send me a message and I'll send you the details on how to purchase and have a piece of gorgeousness in your own home.)

I feel like this market snuck up on me, it came and went so fast! I spent a solid 3 days there and just like last time, I didn't quite hit everything on my list. It's impossible to do and see it all. But I always have fun trying!

I saw a lot of similarities at this one as I did at Spring market. Lots of showrooms were showcasing the same products - still lots of natural elements and textures, bold pops of deep reds, blues and greens. Blues are definitely going to have their moment (again). But rather than the deeper navy's as we've seen, we're about to see more calming and cheerful shades. More on that to come... (*hint: future blog post *)

There were some new things to note, though. I was particularly impressed by the textiles this time, specifically rugs. Great textures, patterns and colors to choose from. I noticed lots of checked patterns, it seems to be a strong trend. It's also something I'm seeing mirrored in tile patterns, too. And quite frankly I'm all for it!

I also noticed florals making a strong appearance - wallpaper, textiles, artwork, decor. Most of the decor pieces were faux and to be honest, just as stunning as real would have been.

And can we talk about the fashion for a second? So many people slaying in leather. Like, I kind of want to go out and buy a leather skirt of pair of leather leggings now. The perfect example of both design worlds colliding. (Sorry, I don't have any photos of this as I didn't think it would be appropriate to take photos of random people I didn't know.)

One of the biggest benefits of market are the seminars and events, both educational and social. I always pack on the educational events a little heavy, it just seems unresourceful of me to NOT take advantage of them. But I did make sure to do a couple of meet and greets this time around.

One of my favorites in particular was the book signing for Amber Lewis' new book, Call It Home. I got a free SIGNED copy of her book before it was actually released and got to meet and snap a photo with her. I

am super proud of myself for not fangirling in front her. If you're not familiar with Amber Interiors, she's worth a follow on Instagram. Highlight of my fall market for sure!

I also had the chance to meet Erin & Ben Napier from HGTV's Hometown. I had flagged their seminar as more of a 'fun' event, but I ended up learning so much from them in regards to American made products and sourcing local. And come to find out, they are just the nicest people - seriously.

All in all, another great market. I'm always impressed by the hospitality everywhere. And to see such an eclectic group of people and products in one place is an experience I am very grateful that I get to participate in. I always come back with an overabundance of information and inspiration. Now, time to get to work!

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