Design Trends In The Home

Las Vegas Market Spring 2016 keep up with design trends in the home.

Design Trends In Your Home. Lvkt Mkt Spring 2016.Mary Etta Designs,. Anaheim Hills Interior Designer.Keeping up with design trends in the home is one way to make sure your home looks like it is of this decade.    My job is to educate you on what’s trending and how to apply that knowledge.  Las Vegas Market Spring 2016 proved to be a visual feast that helps me share this with you.  

The “market” is held twice a year in major locales to introduce design professionals and retailers to the latest home goods offerings that we, in turn, can offer to you.  It is a really big deal. Imagine three huge buildings featuring a 5-million-square-foot showcase for the home and hospitality contract furnishings industry in downtown Las Vegas. Vendors pull out all the stops in hopes that we visit their showrooms out of the hundreds available to make commitments and to learn what they have to offer for the season. There is so much to see. Three areas of design stood out as offerings that I know will interest you.

Lighting

Mary Etta Designs Anaheim Hills Interior Designer. How To Use Design Trends in Your Home. Christopher Guy Showroom ChandelierIf you believe that bigger is better, Christopher Guy’s showroom did not disappoint.  The traditional chandelier in this dining room vignette was a standout!  Larger scale was the theme most oft repeated throughout the market. The chandelier is an excellent example of how you can use design trends in your home with existing furnishings. It works beautifully with the dark woods often found in traditional design.And though this light fixture has a traditional feel to it, it is anything but your typical traditionally designed piece. 

Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs.Design Trends in Your home. Lighting Moon & Stars With Christopher Guy, you can have the moon and the stars in lighting design.  Just ask.  

Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs. Design Trends in Your Home. Foyer Lighting.This  chandelier by Global Views works as a grand surprise in a two-story foyer. Not living in a traditional space?  A loft with clean, linear furniture pieces would also work with this beast of a beauty. 

Bright Colors

Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs. Design Trends in Your Home. Colorful Waste BasketsThe unexpected colors inside and out work for a fun touch in these wastebaskets.  There is a reason  why paint companies Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams selected shades of white as their color of the year recommend for your walls this year.  Color was inside out in bold, bright and fun colors. A white or dark background will make a great canvas for these pieces to shine.

Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs. Designs Trends in Your Home Poleart FurnitureBright pops of color in furniture that can be used inside or on the patio make us smile.  There were traditional pieces of furniture shown in unexpected color ways.  So way out there, and yet so familiar.  

Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs. Design Trends in Your Home. Acrylic ColorsAcrylic furniture with bright accents followed a theme repeated throughout many showrooms.  I especially love this chair shown in a variety  of colors and patterns. The “ghost” chair (as the acrylics are called) have been trending for a few years.  Pops of color and patterns is a way to stay on trend but still remain fresh. 

Up-cycled Furniture

Design Trends in Your Home. Up-cyled Seat belts. Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs. With a cubed tone on tone pattern, this ottoman by Phillips Collection is comfortable and responsibly designed from seat belts. That’s up-cycling at its best! Car material designed for safety and for furniture.

Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs. Use Design Trends in Your Home. Phillips Seatbelt Lounger and OttomanThe seat belt chairs and ottomans were really comfortable.  I couldn’t resist a lounge break.  They ranged in colors from white to bright.  Fun touch for a not so serious room or patio. Up-Cycling is one way to use design trends in your home that pays back our eco system with kindness. 

Anaheim Hills Interior Designer Mary Etta Designs. Use Design Trends in Your Home. Paint Can Recycled Art Phillips.jpgI saved my favorite art piece for last.  If you are looking for a distinct way of how to use design trends in the home, this might be the ticket.  Yes, it’s a wall of framed, empty paint cans in various colors.  But imagine viewing these nine framed up-cycled pieces of art from across the room.  It draws you in to be sure that what you are seeing is indeed what you thought it was all along.  That, in my humble opinion, is art.  the fact that it is making use of something that could have been tossed in our landfills makes it even more meaningful.  A found object that is an objet d’art.  

If you would like more information on how you can use these and other design trends in the home that were on display at Las Vegas Market Spring 2016, contact me here.  Be sure to sign up for my newsletter and receive a free report on ordering the right window treatments for you.

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Furniture’s Fashion Week – Las Vegas Market 2015

 

 METALS, MONOCHROMATIC & MARSALA


LAS VEGAS MARKET 2015

Las Vegas Market 2015 has been over for nearly two weeks.  I am still buzzing from what furnitures’s “fashion week” predicts will be the looks to have in your home furnishings.  Las Vegas Market 2015  had three themes that played throughout the show:   Livable Luxury, Pantone Color of the Year – Marsala and the Modern Boutique.

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Luxury

What could be more luxurious than brassy metals? Metals play a big part to warm up vibrant monochromatic color schemes.  There is a mix of brass and silver metals.  I love these almost child like sculptures of elephants and the octopus orb shown here from Dwell Studios.

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 Modern Boutique  

Think Traditional + Modern (even primitive) furnishings. This is definitely keeping with our current obsession with anything vintage.  Pillows and accessories at this winter’s Las Vega Market also balanced luxury with a softer range of pastels.  Soft, livable and touchable vignettes were featured in some rooms inviting you to come on in and relax.  The theme was not exactly Mid Century Modern as we have seen so much of lately, but more homespun.

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 And trending everywhere were nail heads on chairs, headboards, pillows, you name it.   A nod to the great outdoors showed up with not only the equestrian theme like Eastern Accent’s Aiden Collection, but also a fusion of modern and primitive designs.
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Marsala

This tasteful, but controversial hue, was sprinkled throughout furniture displays.  As Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year,  the color works with warmer metals, the soft pastels of the decade, and neutrals.  Marsala is a perfect backdrop and accent color to give a room some vibrancy.

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Vibrant monochromatic color schemes will incorporate items like this purple Murano style glass chandelier from DRG Lighting.  This pop of color is just what’s need with our current beige & gray neutral color palettes.

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