Last week, the team and I kicked off August with a trip to the Las Vegas Market. It was a very busy three days, but it was tons of fun! I got to do guided tours of the Global Views, Four Hands and Zuo showrooms, do an #viewonvegas Instagram takeover for IMC Market Centers, and I had the pleasure of participating in the Luxe Interiors + Design Ahead of the Curve Panel.
The panel was moderated by Kathryn Given, Senior Design and Market Editor of Luxe Interiors + Design and I joined fellow interior designers, Kari Arendsen, Jennifer Leonard, and Max Humphrey to talk about the trends and styles we’re currently drawn to.
For me, one of the trends I’m loving right now is sculptural lighting. Designers are reinterpreting these traditional fixtures into something more modern and fresh using materials like resin, perforated metal, and coconut shells. Whether you’re looking for a chandelier or wall sconce, there are so many unique ways you can incorporate these pieces into basically every room of your home!
Trends my fellow designers are loving right now —
Kari Arendsen: Kari spoke about mixing woven jute, linen, caning, and soft fabrics together to create a layered, textured and homey space.
Jennifer Leonard: Jennifer discussed using natural-looking elements and glamming them up with gold leaf, crystals, alabaster stone, and faux bois.
Max Humphrey: Max talked about mixing Native American and Aztec patterns with preppy New England plaid, using lots of red white and blue and how olive green is the new navy. He spoke about mixing vintage pieces with new products from small businesses and local manufacturers for a collected, American feel.
Kathryn Given: Kathryn chatted about using bold patterns paired together in unexpected ways, such as a large floral print on a rug with striped fabric on curtains or the seat of a chair.
It was a great discussion and I loved getting the chance to talk about style and trends with other industry professionals. And speaking of things I’m loving, today I want to share a few of my favorite vendors and give you a peek at some of the products that caught my eye at market.
Groupings of art are a go-to at our firm, especially pieces like this that are more impactful when shown together. There’s a certain pop-art style element I’m drawn too as well. I love the unique finishes, scale, and color options of these pieces from Natural Curiosities.
One of the drawbacks of wallpaper is that you have to be ready to commit to it for a while. But now with Tempaper, a repositionable, removable, self-adhesive wallpaper, you can have statement-making wallpaper without the commitment – yes, please! The Palm print in Marine is fabulous for summer and when fall hits, you can either love it for another season or swap it out for their newest and greatest designs.
This very layered and graphic piece from Leftbank Art could stand on its own, blend into a thoughtful grouping, or even be layered with treasured accessories on bookshelves. It’s super versatile, colorful and fun.
Four Hands has something for everyone and I love that they’re fellow Texans. One of my favorites from this market is the modular sofa. It’s great for a big room because you can add to it and then add to it some more! It could easily lend itself to a boho chic inspired space or be perfect in a coastal or modern mountain home.
Gold Leaf Design Group
Pop art has always had a home in my interiors. I love this overscale, lemon yellow, stylized flower and have a feeling it will “pop” up in a new project very soon. Gold Leaf Design Group is innovative, clever, cheeky and never disappoints.
My favorite new discovery this market was Barloga Studios. They’re a new vendor for me and I immediately thought of a few projects I could use this line for. Not only is the art unique, but Barloga offers super cool installation options like nautical rope and a leather and metal standoff situation – talk about innovative!
The Demijohn Pendant by EtuHome is beautiful and you can see the artisan’s hand in each piece. The glass jars are cut and finished with a strip of copper that’s painted on the outside, but seen as natural copper from the inside. The jar tops are turned into a pendant light and bottoms are made into cake plate covers. They’re gorgeous and so clever!
Oly Studio pioneered the translucent resin medium and continues to create innovative products with it today. The Luna chandelier is a traditional bowl shape with a sculpted and pierced design that’s completely unique to the brand. It’s definitely a piece that’s Classically Current.
Nellcote Studio via Resource Decor is the design mind behind the Spiral Walnut 10 layer chandelier. These are uber-versatile, as each layer spins independently and can be placed as you like. And I love the idea of placing multiple fixtures together for impact.
Palecek is a design house I’ve loved for years! They introduced coconut shells in their line recently and haven’t looked back. This market I fell in love with their traditional shaped chandeliers in this new medium. While this material may seem more suited for a beach home, I’ll be using it everywhere!
EF Chapman designed the Cynara fixture for Visual Comfort and I immediately tried to snag it for my own home. Unfortunately, it wasn’t ready to ship at the time…but now it is! It comes in multiple sizes and the monumental large version is still at the top of my list. Check it out in the black and brass finishes too – obsessed!
We had so much fun discovering new designers, checking out product lines, finding new pieces, and getting a huge dose of design inspiration. There are so many innovative and creative ways designers are using materials these days. All I can say was that it was a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas Market, but it definitely didn’t disappoint!
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