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Hooker Furniture Unveils Expanded Melange Collection, Fall Market
The collection of accent pieces blends colors, textures and materials to create an assortment of versatile and timeless designs, inspired by four of today’s popular micro trends, including Understated Glam, Bohemian Luxe, Natural Contemporary and New Retro.
“Through our travels across the globe, we have curated an assortment of design-driven accent pieces with a variety of unique materials, textures and hues that come together to create four undeniable moods,” said Liz Adkins, merchandising product manager. “We wanted to build off of the success of our new merchandising approach for Melange at the recent April Market by again presenting the collection within popular micro trends in our showroom.”
“These moods – or stories – truly come to life through our creative merchandising displays that not only demonstrate the micro trends in an interior design setting, but also put a spotlight on each new piece in an impactful and dramatic way,” Adkins added.
Inspired by Paris, India and beyond, Understated Glam has high sheen finishes on transitional forms with pops of bright color and metallic accents. Highlights include the Natia Spot Table with a thick acrylic top that is cradled by a textured cast aluminum gold leaf base and the Don’t Leaf Me Bar Cabinet, which is characterized by an oversized brass-tone leaf motif centrally positioned against two high sheen black lacquer doors.
A predominant theme spotted at the Maison&Objet trade show in Paris, Bohemian Luxe has a vibe characterized by world travel and collected items that are full of life and culture. Pieces curated in this micro trend embrace a carefree, relaxed and eclectic lifestyle. Highlights include theRosella Console and the Tassiana Hall Console. In addition, the Montgomery Bar Cabinet features a geometric bone inlay which contrasts against the black doors of the contemporary silhouette.
Building off the Belgian Chic micro trend presented last spring, Natural Contemporary is inspired by the lifestyle trend of Wabi Sabi – the art of living with imperfection. Pieces in this category are designed with rustic finishes and unique materials and textures. Finishes, materials and key design elements include deep wood tones, rustic neutrals, end grain veneer treatments, metal inlays, textured metals and exaggerated scaling.
The Kinston Three-Drawer Chest features brass-tone geometric inlays against end-grain veneer drawer fronts in a chocolate finish, while the Brennon Two-Door Accent Chest features end grain veneer door fronts in a natural finish with cast aluminum twig-inspired hardware. The scaled 90-inch tall Foster Door Cabinet features a thick step molding frame in a white washed oak finish with oil rubbed bronze hardware. The multifunctional piece works well as a dining room, living room or bedroom storage piece.
A take on Mid-century modern styling, the New Retro trend is characterized by modern silhouettes paired with both geometric and organic forms in rich wood tones, accented with a variety of brass details. The Alba Accent Table features a blue top and an organic blue-hued pattern on the table base, while the Triad Accent Mirror – a new category for the Melange collection – features a series of three vertical diamond-shaped mirrors surrounded by gilded champagne-tone decorative frames.