What, When, Where: Spotted at Winter 2014 Las Vegas Market

February 3, 2014

By Catie Parrish 

There’s no question that High Point, North Carolina, is the top destination for everyone in the U.S. home furnishings industry. However, Las Vegas Market, with its winter and summer shows, is quickly becoming a worthy complement. In the last two years, it has added 1.1 million square feet of showroom space, and all categories from furniture to gifts are represented. I had the pleasure of attending for the first time last week. Here are some highlights.

Photos by Catie Parrish

Trending
I was pleased to see some of my favorite trends from last fall’s High Point Market reappear at Vegas Market—namely cobalt, marbleizing, and rose gold. I was also thrilled to see many other patterns, motifs, and techniques.

Zodiac: Ancient styles and modern interpretations (i.e. Jonathan Adler’s needlepoint pillow covers) were popping up all over.

Graffiti: From artwork and accents to full-blown furniture, “tagging” is a trend.

Houndstooth: We’ve seen menswear trending for several seasons, but this incarnation was anything but subtle. Think BIG, colorful prints.

Blue and White Porcelain: Maybe my mind was just tuned into Chinese New Year, but it seemed like Chinese blue floral pottery was in every booth.

Photos courtesy of Barbara Barry

Honored
A recap of Las Vegas Market wouldn’t be complete without mentioning that interior designer Barbara Barry was honored as the 2014 Design Icon. Of course, this wasn’t Barbara’s first recognition—she’s received similar praise from the likes of House Beautiful, Traditional Home, and the American Society of Interior Designers. In addition to meeting Barbara at the presentation and reception, attendees could see Barbara’s talent in person by checking out the showrooms of her brand partners Kravet, Visual Comfort, and Global Views. I adore Barbara’s timeless style. (Her room above is one of my favorites.)

With one highly successful Last Vegas market under my belt, I’m hoping it becomes a regular rotation in my trend-spotting calendar.