The Dallas chest, left, and Trobe stool are two new pieces in Hooker Furniture’s Melange Collection.

Hooker Furniture is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Melange Collection with 45 new pieces at the Oct. 13-21 High Point Market.

The globally inspired, eclectic collection of one-of-a-kind artistic accent pieces has been a top performer for the company, resulting in retail sales of more than $250 million dollars to date.

“Ten years ago we identified a niche in the marketplace for high-style accent pieces with luxurious looks at affordable price points,” said Tim O’Hare, senior vice president of merchandising and design for Hooker Furniture case goods. “The collection, which includes an eclectic assortment of accent pieces inspired by industry-leading consumer fashion, style and design trends – at affordable price points – has proven to resonate with consumers year after year, as it consistently ranks among our top performers, generating more than a quarter of a billion dollars in retail sales.

“Our retail and design trade partners appreciate the quality and distinctive looks the collection provides, along with the variety of styles available that can easily transition from traditional to contemporary settings,” he added. “With an assortment that can provide that ‘finishing touch’ or interject a bold ‘jewelry’ piece into a space, the Mélange collection will certainly continue to be a key focus in the accent furniture category within our product portfolio.”

Blending colors, textures and materials to create a vibrant assortment of versatile and timeless designs, new pieces this market are inspired by four of today’s popular consumer lifestyle personalities including the Traditionalist, the Collector, the Individualist and the Sophisticate.

The Traditionalist trend takes classic forms and adds an eccentric flare. This market’s assortment features rustic wood, travertine, decorative silver leaf motifs, nail head accents and onyx details.

Inspired by world travels, the Collector trend combines bold color choices and mixed styles that are pulled from various places across the globe. This trend features an assortment of wood pieces in medium wood tones on a variety of rustic and distressed veneers including pecan, mango, maple and oak. Additional materials used to achieve this look include travertine, hand-hammered wrought iron and cane.

For the edgy professional consumer, the Individualist trend is a fashion-forward home style that coincides with their stylish wardrobe with materials including marble, metal accents, terrazzo, bone inlay, jute rope and bold black and white color palettes with touches of gold.

The Sophisticate lifestyle trend is for the high-end “glam” consumer. Set in black, white and gold-tones with a touch of high sheen lacquers, acrylics, faux horn details and marble accents, bold hardware featuring a large marble accent framed in stainless steel adds drama to the sophisticated look.

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