Westedge Design Fair Brings Upscale to the LA Design Market

Westedge Design Fair 2014 Westedge Design Fair 2014

Attention design aficionados! Westedge Design Fair returns to Santa Monica for a second year and brings a curated selection of leading brands and manufacturers from around the globe.  Westedge Co-Founders and Show Producers Troy Hanson and Megan Reilly travel the world to vet the best and most innovative exhibitors in furniture, lighting, kitchen, bath and design for the home, and for 4 days in October the newest introductions from over 150 exhibitors will be on view  in one central location.  Designers, editors and tastemakers will be among those in attendance and the general public is also invited to attend October 17-19 (Friday-Sunday).

Westedge Exhibitors

Westedge Design Fair 2014 Exhibitors include Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens, DXV by American Standard, Franke, La Cornue, Top Brewer, Rohl, Smeg, Grange Furniture, to name a few.  Click HERE for the complete list of exhibitors. In addition, below are a few of the introductions to be shown at Westedge Design Fair this October.

Jenn-Air - Westedge

Jenn-Air

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The LA Breezehouse by Blu Homes Brings Luxury to the Prefab Home

Blu Homes Prefab Home via Cozy Stylish Chic

The LA Breezehouse, a Premium Prefab Home by Blu Homes

The LA Breezehouse, a prefab home built by Blu Homes was awarded the first 2014 Dream Home of the Year  by Real Simple and This Old House.  The LA  Breezehouse, located in Agoura Hills and set against the scenic Santa Monica mountains, is the first Blu Homes display home built in Los Angeles, providing the local LA consumer the opportunity to experience a Blu Homes premium prefab home in person.  The 2300 square foot LA Breezehouse utilizes a 2013 model and  epitomizes southern California living with it’s open floor plan and signature “breezespace” that runs through the center of the home.   Nana doors are utilized along the front and back walls of the house and fold completely,  allowing for seamless indoor/outdoor living. [Read more...]

NYFW Spring 2015 Trends – Part 2

NYFW Spring 2015

If you’ve been following New York Fashion Week, (NYFW Spring 2015), there is no doubt that you’ve noticed some of the same trends that I am covering here.  New York Fashion Week isn’t over yet, and I’m sure these trends will be popping up again and again before the end of tomorrow, the end of Fashion Week, so keep your eyes peeled.

Gingham

Gingham has definitely had a strong presence on the runway this season, in all sizes, colors, and used in a myriad of silhouettes.

New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 Trends - Gingham | Cozy•Stylish•Chic #NYFW #ss2015

Palm Trees

Move over fiddle leaf fig.  Ok, maybe the fiddle leaf fig was more of  fixture in interiors rather than fashion, but after this round of shows, the palm tree is sure to take over where the fiddle leaf fig left off. [Read more...]

NYFW Spring 2015 Trends – Part One

NYFW Spring 2015 Trends- Initial Observations

We are in the midst of Day 5 of New York Fashion Week (NYFW Spring 2015)  and already, I am seeing a few trends starting to take shape.  First, a few initial observations: there is an absence of the saturated color we saw this past spring, and instead colors are leaning towards moody shades that can almost be mistaken for a fall color palette: inky blues, ochre, olive, dusty mauve, yam. And of course, black and white is always a staple on the runway.

Here are a couple of notable themes recurring on the runway this season thus far:

A Play on Black and White Stripes

Instead of using bright, bold color to make a statement this season, designers are instead using black and white stripes and are playing with proportion, spacing  and angles to create visual interest.

NYFW SS2015 Trends - A play on black and white stripes

Photo Credits: Halston Heritage, Cushnie et Ochs – Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimage.com, Altuzarra – Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com, Victoria Beckham-Gianni Pucci / Indigitalimages.com

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