Report from Las Vegas Market

This summer I attended the Las Vegas design market for the first time.  I had never been, as my usual market trip is to High Point, NC. There were many similarities in the market itself; however, there is no comparison to the square footage and sprawling area that the High Point showrooms comprises.
I was on a “red carpet” tour with two designers who run the tour, and there were 30 of us from all over the US and Canada on the tour.  Not only was it fun, it was informational and I met new vendors along the way.  And it’s always productive because I usually shop for clients and found the perfect pieces for them.
As always, I look for trends and usually they become very obvious as you go through the different showrooms.
Blush and pink tones were seen on furnishings such as this beautiful vanity or these pretty jars.  Pumpkin, teal and navy continues to have a strong showing.
Agate was also a popular trend and seen in shadow boxes and as a stand-alone accessory.  Geometrics and the chain look are still seen on light fixtures, tables, cabinets, and many more furnishings.
Concrete table tops and even concrete as a lamp base are pertinent to the urban style that is still so prevalent.
Stay tuned for trend updates as we move closer towards 2018.

How do you get inspired?

I am always looking for creative inspiration – whether it’s searching through Houzz or Pinterest, combing through my design magazines or visiting the Design Center.  I also find that being outdoors, especially during autumn, fuels my inspiration.


I was out hiking this fall, and Mother Nature has put on some beautiful, colorful displays this year.  For me, being in the color business, I marvel at the range of colors, the pops of flowers that contrast with the variety of greens that line a pathway or the tall, towering trees that shoot into the sky.


So how does this translate to color palettes?  If you love an autumn palette, why not think about these color combinations that will give you that feeling year-round.


Pale yellow, deep crimson, and pumpkin orange

Brick red and gold

Earthy red with olive green

Grass green, butter yellow and pops of chocolate brown


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