Today, Nick is live from the 2018 Las Vegas Market talking exterior design with a panel including Waynette Goodson, Editor in Chief of Casual Living and Exterior Design, Kelli Ellis, Shay Geyer, and Shayla Copas. Get to know these incredible designers while learning why outdoor living is so important and exciting.
Las Vegas Market
Welcome back! Today in The Lounge we’ve got another special episode recorded from Las Vegas Market at SunPan Modern Home: “Your Style, Your Brand,” a live forum on cultivating and how that plays into your success as a designer! For this discussion, Nick got together with designers Shayla Copas and Kelli Ellis as well as Aaron Perkins, an image consultant at Face Your Day Salon, and photographer Kristen Mayfield.
Today, Nick is live from the 2018 Las Vegas Market in an all-star panel with Julia Buckingham, Angela Pickens, Joshua Rose and Rafael Kalichstein, Kelli Ellis and Katherine Kalen of Sunpan. Get to know these incredible designers and marketers while learning just why collaboration can be so valuable during this IFDA DesignEDGE panel: “From Creation to Consumer.”
Vegas Market Trends Summer 2018
- Whitest Whites & Lots of Color
- Made in America
I provide regular color consultations for clients and have noticed this year that everyone wants white walls. So it’s fortunate that vendors are featuring lots of color in furniture, accessories and area rugs to make homes cheerful. Things like upholstery in fun colorways as well as family-friendly stain-resistant white fabrics, lacquered mirrors in every color of the rainbow, casegoods in unexpected colors, and rugs made from silk saris all brighten the home. And while it might not be time to cue the disco music, plexiglass is back in a big way as a chair leg or complete table.
Texture was everywhere this Market – from upholstery to lighting and accessories. Accessories are smooth, shiny, spiky or spotted. Upholstery is fluffy faux fur, pleated or channel quilted velvet. Light fixtures and tabletop accessories feature colored, bubble & leaded glass. Another noticeable trend is concrete for use indoors and out.
I believe a good sense of humor is one of life’s most important skills. So I’m thrilled to see so much whimsy in this season’s furniture, art and accessories. Whether a nod to vintage graphics featured in photographic prints or bold patterns in casegoods, it’s easy to infuse fun in a space simply by placing a special piece. Be on the lookout for lions, tigers and bears – animals are big this season in art and accessories.
Made in America
It was notable that many companies are returning to source and manufacture in America. While you might expect to pay more for domestic production, that’s not necessarily the case. So buying American is something we can not only feel good about but also afford!
Our busy lives have us working longer hours to juggle everything. So it only makes sense that we demand our furniture multitask with us. Our desks can go from sitting to standing with the push of a button. People aging in place can benefit from lift chairs. If you have a significant other who snores, an adjustable bed just might fix that problem!