Shows + Finds >> Las Vegas Winter Market 2019
Whew! Three days. Five buildings. More floors than one cares to count. So. Many. Vendors. (More than 4,000 actually.) Our sourcing trip to Las Vegas Winter Market 2019 was everything you might expect. Surprising, exhausting and so very inspiring.
We met new vendors, caught up with the additions to our favourite lines, improved our knowledge of sustainable sourcing and the manufacture of environmentally-friendly home goods all while making time to connect with some of our industry friends. (See the previous post where creative director and principal Karen Attwell met Thom Filicia.) So much fun!
What did we see out there? There are a few themes we noticed and expect to feature in the coming year for home fashion.
Spare, open hardwood and metal frames ruled the day. These were everywhere from living room to outdoor furnishings.
The look was tight with a mid-century vibe, not that overly de-constructed look that was popular several years ago. Think inspired by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Classic.
Refined palettes at winter market
The other thing we saw in showrooms from every price point was that fully saturated colours were in short supply at the Las Vegas Winter Market.
Certainly some vendors were showing them, but the hues in most showrooms were refined and sophisticated versions of dusty pink, emerald and moss green, blue-greens, sapphire, mustards and plums.
There were also a lot of neutral palettes and them warm metals like aged brass, gold and bronze were still on repeat.
Channel-tufted velvet and gold
I’m not sure there was a single vendor that wasn’t showing a channel-tufted, velvet barrel-style chair or sofa with soft, curvaceous lines.
It was an 80’s art deco mash up everywhere we went. Muted velvets and jewel tones were huge. We think these pieces are great as accents and certainly bring the fun.
Crafted pieces and natural materials
One the opposite side of the spectrum, we also saw a lot of rustic, earthy design elements. Think chunky weaves. Handcrafted and storied.
Reclaimed, distressed wood and cowhide were also very present although not frequently together.
Sleek metals were often paired with these organic elements to create a nice contrast and keep the feeling from getting too formal and precious.
Now, despite all the greatness on display, following trends is never something we advocate.
Our philosophy is about living with what you love and emphasizing personal style above all else.
We still think the best design is focused on style, quality and creating a space that speaks to your spirit.
The good news is Las Vegas Winter Market had lots if great options for every style on display at market this year.
We can't wait until next time!