Hello!!! I’m back – barely. I returned home from a whirlwind 2 1/2 days at Las Vegas Market 2 days ago but and jumped right into bed, where I have spent the last 48 hours. Yes, the cold and dry desert air in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas took a toll on my immune system and I caught a bug, which has left me downing teaspoonfuls of NyQuil and in a foggy daze.
Before I take my next dose and while I am somewhat coherent, I figured I’d sit down and write a quick post to report on what I saw at Las Vegas Market. My biggest observation was the amount of neutrals and greys paired with metallics.
Not exactly metallic, but the sheen in the wool and viscose rugs could almost pass as metallic with its subtle sheen. The use of viscose and bamboo silk in rugs is on the rise and is a much cheaper alternative to silk. The viscose and bamboo silk filament provides a soft hand and reflective sheen that results in a rich and luxurious appearance. Nourison had a great selection of area rugs, ranging from traditional to contemporary that fell into this category. In addition, their selection of broadloom neutrals consisted of a variety of sophisticated patterns that I would not hesitate to specify for future projects.
The laser cut metallic pillows shown above were fresh, new and available in an assortment of neutral metallics – silver, pewter, gold, antique gold, and copper, and complement the rugs in the line.
Metallic silver, hair on hide, and the trendy hexagon pattern come together to form this rug by Michael Amini for Nourison.
This woven stool in the Interlude Home showroom caught my eye, because not only did it have fashionable lucite legs, but it was covered in a textured hand woven cream and mixed metallic leather – stunning. Mixed metals have been trending, and this stool is the perfect example of how manufacturers are juxtaposing materials with technique to create product that will stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons.
This textured rug from Chandra is constructed from jute, foil, and leather.
The upholstered pieces from Moss Studio stood out from the crowd with a gold sofa that shimmered from every angle, a taupe stool with a silver metallic finish gave off a slight sheen and was accented with nail head trim, and a pair of chairs in a grey cut velvet to tie everything together. I’ve seen a lot of grey paired with brass lately which look classic but at the same time new, and the pairing of pieces from Moss Studio had the same classic yet new effect.
Waylande Gregory is at it again with their beautiful boxes, trays, and accessories, all in subtle and sophisticated metallics. With patterns ranging from geometrics to giraffes, there was something that was sure to please everyone.
The last couple of markets have been all about color – big bursts of saturated color, so it was nice to see a little break from color – especially in such ways that was shown at Las Vegas Market. I’ll be back with more market observations once I kill this flu bug, so be sure to check back soon. Cheers! On that note, my next dose of meds and sweet dreams for me!