For the KC Star:
Every few years, there is a trend that saturates the design industry, and this year we were hit hard with one.
As I gear up for the furniture market held twice a year in High Point, North Carolina, I prepare myself for scouting new ideas. I schedule meetings with my most important vendors in advance. I prioritize what items I will be looking for based on customer demand. But mainly I am looking to spot The Next Best Thing, that trend that wont hit the chain stores for a few years.
Right now everywhere you look is gray. The...