Dallas Market Center Reveals
Top Home & Gift Style Trends for 2017

—Old School gets a mod twist with new looks echoing earlier eras— 
DALLAS – December 13, 2016 – Dallas Market Center, the largest and most successful open-daily home décor and gift marketplace in the country, has announced the four top home and gift style trends for 2017: NeoClassical, New Hollywood, Mid-Mod & Beyond, and The New Rad. The four trends will be highlighted in the winter edition of Source magazine, in customer communications and in curated product displays at January Total Home & Gift Market (January 18-24, 2017).
“No other marketplace offers such thoughtful, helpful trend intelligence for retailers and interior designers,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Our team works for months to evaluate and then create product stories that will help buyers stay ahead of rapidly changing consumer tastes and demands. It’s also a tremendous opportunity to highlight the latest products from leading manufacturers.”
Dallas Market Center visual director Amber Williams has adapted key trends reported by forecasting agency Fashion Snoops that will help buyers keep pace with new inspirations and creativity driving the home and gift marketplace. The four 2017 trends conjure up past eras with a contemporary spin:
Definition: Today’s expression of neoclassicism is a mix of antique and modern styles: unafraid to embrace a strong heritage of ornateness and formality, yet remaining unfussy in presentation. Design elements include rounded edges and bold bases. Surfaces include stone, smoky marble, gilding, and brushed metal.
Product Example: the Villa Bradbury dining table by Classic Home (WTC 530). With a gold-veined marble top and a solid pedestal base, it is “the mascot of this trend,” says Amber Williams. “With Neoclassical, the key is accessible grandeur, not too pretentious.”
Other Neoclassical pieces available at market include candlesticks from EightMood (Portico, WTC 631), vases from Philip Rosenthal (William Lamont, TM 2400), chairs from Go Home (WTC 506), and lighting from Studio M (WTC 10060).
New Hollywood
Definition: Think movie star dazzle with sleek lines and elegant curves. Just as movie royalty sashays down the red carpet, retailers can get ready for their close-ups with well-placed sparkle and glitz. Textures include silk, suede, fur and cashmere. Surfaces include chrome, copper, gold, lucite and onyx.
Product Example: the Windsor Smith collection by Arteriors. “With a touch of whimsy it’s not as serious as the look sounds,” says Georgina Wedell, principal of In-Detail (WTC 500). It’s refreshing to see a designer pair lush pink walls with fur and shiny brass.”
Other New Hollywood pieces available at market include lamps from Aidan Gray (WTC 10009), rugs from Uttermost (WTC 10021) and Loloi (WTC 500), chandeliers from Gabby (518), and top of bed from Doris Sanders (WTC 555).
Mid-Mod & Beyond
Definition: The midcentury look remains highly popular but the challenge is to add an element of surprise. Amber Williams recommends seeking a new color palette to update the style: muted pastels in orange, pink, and aqua. The vibe is cinematic and retro cool. The look includes light woods, open shelves, and hefty textiles such as wool and jacquard.
Product Example: quilt back dining chairs in mustard yellow from Moe’s. “Customers love the classic styles and clean lines from Moe’s,” says Tiffany Vaughan of The Mix, which carries Moe’s (WTC 582). “They use a variety of materials, blending designs for a modern take on midcentury style.”
Other Mid-Mod & Beyond looks available at market are wall art from Wendover (WTC 523), accent tables from Creative Co-Op (TM 2802), vases from Global Views (WTC 608), lamps from Cyan Designs (WTC 540), and coffee tables from Bloomingville in Ivystone (WTC 236).
The New Rad
This important trend embraces the bold, bright, and anything-goes 1980’s. It’s playfully serious and pays homage to pop art and art deco. The New Rad is not for the timid, yet it’s not altogether off limits for more conventional tastes. Optics include color blocks, geometrics, black & white, and tipsy angles.
Product Example: A Kelly Wearstler collection floor lamp from Visual Comfort in Taylor’s on Ten (WTC 10010) carries off the Memphis Pop 80’s style with its black and white coloring and geometric shape.
Additional The New Rad styles are available at market from Sterling Diamond (WTC 509), Goetz (TM 2000), One Coast (WTC 256), Lloyd Humphries (WTC 10062), UMA (WTC 600), RD Bozeman (WTC9069), and Red Label (WTC 6252).
“Our goal is to create directional trend stories that come to life with products from across the market center,” said Amber Williams, Dallas Market Center visual director. “The results are practical displays, descriptions and photos that will help retailers make product and merchandising decisions throughout the coming year.”
Look for the full story on these four trends in the latest issue of Source magazine, which arrives in tens of thousands of buyers’ mailboxes in mid-December and is also available on the Dallas Market Center website. Amber Williams and her team will also create curated trend vignettes from exhibitor products for the January Total Home & Gift Market that will be on display in the World Trade Center atrium.
Dallas Market Center is the leading home décor and gift marketplace serving the more than 1 million retailers located in mid-America. Each January and June, tens of thousands of retailers visit its dynamic marketplace to place orders for new products, network with company leaders, and gain insights into a rapidly changing industry.
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About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com.