Nailhead Trim To Top Furnishings Accents

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 11/15/2012 6:45PM


HIGH POINT, NC – Furniture with nailhead trim is enjoying a sudden surge in popularity, says the American Home Furnishings Alliance.

The classic accent, no longer limited to leather or upholstery, is now appearing in places where it’s seldom seen – like wood furniture.

At the most recent home furnishings market in High Point, NC, nailhead trim had migrated from sofas, chairs and chaises to consoles, chests, and buffets, says AHFA.

 It is also used in patterns rather than straight lines, it becomes a textural element to accessorize a traditional table, chest or console.

“The industry’s top designers have embraced this as the new ‘on-trend’ embellishment,” says Jackie Hirschhaut, VP at American Home Furnishings Alliance.

Hooker Furniture employed nailhead trim in consoles and chests to outline curves and add  embroidery-inspired patterns.

Nailhead trim detailing also appears on Hickory Chair's Muse cabinet, and on Magnussen Home’s new high-style Onyx bedroom collection with crocodile-embossed leather and chrome-plated nickel nailheads.

And HGTV HOME Furniture collection collaboration with Bassett furniture features a Mum table shimmering with nailhead. And nailhead trim outlined  Taylor King’s new “classically transitional” sofas and chairs this fall.


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Bill Esler, Woodworking Network, WMS

Bill Esler

Bill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at Woodworking Network magazine, and related newsletters. Bill also manages event programs for Woodworking Network Live conferences at the Woodworking Machinery & Supplies Expo in Toronto and Cabinets & Closets Expo. He developing audience engagement programs using custom digital printing, live lead-generating events, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at or follow him on Google+.

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