Category: Trade Shows and Trends

My List of Fabulous Finds from Dwell on Design to Make Everyday Life a Little Easier and More Enjoyable
New Products, Trade Shows and Trends | June 25, 2013
My List of Fabulous Finds from Dwell on Design to Make Everyday Life a Little Easier and More Enjoyable

Everyday life can be complicated and a little overwhelming at times, so here is a compilation of fabulous finds I came across on my recent trip to Dwell on Design, the country’s largest modern design show, held in Los Angeles this past weekend.  The products that I selected below will make life a little easier, less stressful,  and every day…

Trade Shows and Trends | June 18, 2013
Rock Crystal – A Trend to Watch Out For

Rock crystal, also referred to as colorless quartz, has been around for years and has been used as a gem stone for ornamental carvings and chandeliers because of its beauty, affordability, and availability.  Some cultures associate rock crystal with healing and protection, and the Native Americans use its power to bring rain because of its strong connection with water.  A…

Home Furnishings, Trade Shows and Trends | June 13, 2013
Bone Inlay – Now and Then

On my recent trip to High Point for Spring Market, I noticed that bone inlay was present in many showrooms, but none as prominently as in the Bernhardt Interiors showroom.  Bone inlay was interpreted in a variety of ways and fit into every setting from Moroccan inspired to Parisian city chic. Bernhardt has taken the centuries old technique of inlay,…

My 10 Fabulous Finds from ICFF-International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NY
Home Furnishings, New Products, Trade Shows and Trends | May 31, 2013
My 10 Fabulous Finds from ICFF-International Contemporary Furniture Fair, NY

I was planning on making today’s post on Kips Bay, but as I was going over my pictures, I kept on coming back to ICFF (the International Contemporary Furniture Fair) and I couldn’t stop thinking about all the wonderful things I came across in my short time there.  I wish I could have stayed in New York longer and attended…

Zebra and Shagreen - Not your average animal skins, but hotter than ever at High Point Market
Home Furnishings, Trade Shows and Trends | April 30, 2013
Zebra and Shagreen – Not your average animal skins, but hotter than ever at High Point Market

Zebra and Shagreen were seen all throughout market.  If the actual hide/skin wasn’t used, it was printed, embossed, manipulated so that it looked like the real thing.  Forget about leopard or cheetah skins – zebra and shagreen were the two skins that dominated the market! ZEBRA Scalamandré’s return of the iconic zebra print and wallpaper in addition to their recent…

Key Shapes Trending at High Point, April 2013: Quatrefoil and Honeycombs/Hexagons
Home Furnishings, Trade Shows and Trends | April 29, 2013
Key Shapes Trending at High Point, April 2013: Quatrefoil and Honeycombs/Hexagons

Quatrefoil and Honeycomb – The Key Shapes Seen at High Point Spring 2013 There were a lot of shapes to see at High Point this market, but there were two definite standouts – quatrefoil and honeycomb. While both quatrefoil  was seen in both traditional and contemporary showrooms,  honeycomb was seen predominantly in more contemporary lines.  Both quatrefoil and honeycomb were…

High Point Market Recap
Trade Shows and Trends | April 25, 2013
High Point Market Recap

HIGH POINT MARKET RECAP, APRIL 2013 Well, I made it back to LA – tired, worn, but full of new inspiration!  There was so much to see (120+ buildings) and so much to soak in.  This is my quick market recap, with much more to come in the upcoming weeks, where I will cover all the trends in detail.  There…

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