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Spotlight: Las Vegas Market Winter 2013

Design Trends

With the New Year upon us, the design industry is looking to new see what’s new and trending in the world of product design for upcoming interior design projects. The market was buzzing with excitement as companies seem to be on the rebound and ready for new business.

Showrooms were full with new product and promotions while designers and buyers from national and international destinations came in droves to view it all. From textiles and fabrics to furnishings and rugs, check out what was trending at the Las Vegas Market in January.

Market Trends to Watch

Jewel Tones and The Emerald Road
With the introduction of Pantone’s Color of the Year, Emerald 17-5641, many products were highlighted at the show with this luxurious color. From jewelry to fabrics, rugs to home sachets, this color has taken over for 2012’s Color of the Year, Tangerine Tango. A display of rooms showcasing the last three year’s of Pantone’s color journey was also on view to see the history of hue highlights.


Photographed: AF-Lighting 8500-3H
Other Noted Products on Trend:
Phillips Collection: cracked glass and resin-filled tree root cavities create one-of-a-kind ice stools
Robert Allen: Dwell Studio’s Modern Bungalow indoor/outdoor fabrics collectio
Artists Guild of America: Cat’s Eye, wall décor created using acrylic paints

2013 Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald

 Contemporary Living Room design by Las Vegas PhotographerLarry Hanna


 2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango
2011 Pantone Color of the Year: Honeysuckle

Tinted Whites and Pastels
This spring, the palettes also diverge into the softer, spring tones including soft jade, grayed pink and blue as well as hints of lavender.

Photographed: Hallway Vignette; Peninsula Home-Calada
Other Noted Products on Trend
Lexington Home Brands: Sligh Studio Designs group of writing/laptop desks
Cobalt Blue
Based on Monaco Blue, a color reference from Pantone’s Spring 2013 Fashion Color Palette, this lush and vivid blue was displayed in many contemporary collections.

Photographed: Grasslands Road, Festival of Lights
Other Noted Products on Trend:
Chandra Rugs: Poligan shag features a shimmery textur
Brown Jordan: Flex, from the Richard Frinier Collection, is next-generation strap furniture
Mirrored Reflections
Hollywood chic is still trending, appearing via mirrored surfaces on a variety of furnishings.

Photographed: Phillips Collection
Other Noted Products On Trend:

Bassett Furniture: new accents from the HGTV Home Furniture Collection
Amy Howard Home: the Vendome cocktail table
Dramatic and Dark
Edgy and dark furnishings revealed dramatic shapes and dark, oily finishes alongside deep, blackened jewel tones.
Photographed: Lite Source: LS-22202
Other Noted Products on Trend:

Camerich USA: the Venus chair
Mercana Art Décor: classic urn table lamp goes gothic in all black
Chevron and Flame Stitch Patterns
This trend evolves into these two more abstract and elongated formations. From deconstructed patterns to video wavelengths, these patterns still created a buzz at the show.
Noted Products on Trend:
Lazar Industries: the Swivelette chair in the Wavelength fabric
Momeni: part of the Delhi Collection, an area rug in a deconstructed chevron pattern
Gilded Finishes
Warm gold and gilded finishes graced home accents throughout the show.

Photographed: Grasslands Road: Everyday Life 
Other Noted Products on Trend:
Shaw Living: area rug from the Mirabella Collection, in Fernwood Gold
Santangelo Lighting & Design: chandelier in gold and silver leaf applied over whitewash finish

Neutrals Endure
With texture and motifs playing up in products, subdued color played in the background on many products.
Photographed: Hallway Vignette; Peninsula Home: Chaise Provence
Other Noted Products on Trend:

Drexel Heritage Furniture: Henson sofa in the Leather Pairings program
Jaipur Rugs: Foundations Chayse Dacoda, wool and art silk area rug
Beachy Keen
As spring arrives, an array of beach-inspired décor shows up. From airy, sunbleached fabrics to bright accents, sunny days are ahead.

Photographed: Ratana-Blueberry Hill Swivel Gliding Club; Peninsula Home-Solanas
Other Noted Products on Trend:

Lexington Home Brands: the Tommy Bahama Home Ivory Key Collection
Andrea by Sadek: bright porcelain platters in the shape of fish
American West
Lodge design meets Ghost Town. Décor inspired by cowboy bandanas to Native American motifs show up in a variety of products.

Photographed: India House: Ikat Pillow Collection 
Other Noted Products on Trend:
Villa Home: Cheyenne Twist pillow in classic bandana pattern
Saddleman’s of Santa Fe: natural brindle cowhide rug

Updated Traditions
Traditional furniture gets updated with experimentations in scale, design and materials.

Photographed: Hallway Vignette; Capel Rugs-Bowden
Other Noted Products on Trend:

French Heritage: tea table with silhouettes of famous composers
Massoud Furniture: Wingback chair in patterned premium leather and textured fabric called Regent Ash
Companies are listening to customers and have started to make furnishings and décor and scale to smaller dwellings. And, a multitude of showrooms began showing these sleeker, smaller designs.

Photographed: Hallway Vignette; Prepac Manufacturing
Other Noted Products on Trend:
Adesso Home: tripod floor lamp with paperclip legs
Broyhill Furniture Industries: Atlas Sofa
Birds Aplenty
Bird motifs remain appealing to designers and showrooms continue to provide additional twists on these patterns. Newer twists include depicting birds outside their birdcages.

Photographed: Red Door Interiors
Other Noted Products on Trend:

Villa Home Collection: Clarity Collection Garden Party pillow with uncaged birds
Creative Co-Op: Bristol Terrace Collection, Bird on Branch iron table
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All photography for use with permission of Las Vegas Market at WMCLV and the respective companies and show rooms mentioned above, with the exception of those by Sara McLean.