With more than 4,200 lines of home decor + gifts, including furniture, lighting, bedding and accessories Interior Designers and Home Stagers span the 40 floors of even space at Las Vegas Winter Market.

Janice Sutton from 1st Stage Property Transformations in Southern California tours market with me.

Why Attend Market

Trade shows provide the most comprehensive forward look at what is fresh and new at special prices. Keeping merchandise new and fresh is the responsibility of a buyer not word of mouth or the internet to show off what’s trending. It can help a designer or stager build an inventory, build new vendor relationships and get inspired by all they see around them. Not to mention, you get to regroup with friends from around the globe. 

What This Means for a Consumer?

When your designer or stager heads to market this tells you they’re not only a serious business owner, but they value continued education and will extend this knowledge onto your property to provide you with the latest trends and best possible service on your project.
With a new year comes a new style– fresh patterns, timeless twists, revived materials and fancy finishes. Here are seven trends we discovered touring the World Market Center this week and what you should watch for this year.

Natural Elements

This year the home industry continues to move towards organic, natural materials like stone, concrete, quartz, woods and metal. This creates a tranquil livable space that embraces Mother Nature, while representing a beautiful, timeless appeal. 


Feather Wall ArtLight PendantSwingasanKnit ThrowRattan Wall Art | Rose Art PrintWood VaseLace Wall Art |
Pop Art FlowersGold Metallic VaseSnow Flower Art | Leather Storage Bin | Blush + Blue Art PrintWicker BowlsFringe Knit Accent PillowMacrame Plant HangerKnit ThrowCacti & Flowers ArtPompom PillowCeramic Vase |Haven Knit PillowTable LampWool Pillow | Polka Dot Vase

Artisan Appeal

Like natural elements, artisan products are shifting our focus from the tech world of the early 2000’s to a more refined natural world. These products like the tribal inspired ceramics pictured below or this knotted palm wall art lined with linen above are handmade by a skilled tradesperson that makes each piece unique.  
This Instagram story shows original works of art that are individually painted by the Artists Guild of America that has been designing and producing artwork for over 39 years in Los Angeles, California. They add heavy textures and thick strokes of paint too most of their paintings, and also apply sand, decoupage tissue, crackle, foils, and other unique elements to create depth and dimension. (Janice my tour partner, bought a few of the blue + gold ones. This is her go-to art vendor for her staging company.)

Black + Gold

While navy blue and gold had it’s place at market, black and gold lined the shelves of different vendors. Product designers are embracing this duo by pairing black with warm metallic finish of gold, but brass works well too! The combo done right can create inspire an elegant space by using these pieces in a living room, dining room and even a bedroom showing up as accents in furnishing, light fixtures and even accessories.


 TrayWallpaperAccent PillowTask LampWall ClockAntiqued SpectaclesSconceBlack-Brass Objects Set of 2Zebra TrayFrameTea Plate, Set of 4Lanterns24″ SoHo Box  | Mid-Century Sconce5″ Hammered BowlSucculent Garden |  Marble FrameAccent ChestCounter stool

Cognac Leather + Copper

Remember when brown was out? Well, it’s back in and slowly replacing the gray that’s taken over homes the past five years. What appears to be especially trending is a cognac brown, especially leather with warm metals, like the gold pictured above. Or look at this mid-century classic the Linford Swivel Chair from Uttermost with a channel tufted back  and individually hammered copper nail heads. This amber color works well with the warm tones of the copper to pretty much coordinates with just about every color out there, which makes it easy to add into any interior. 


 Duvet Cover | Copper Accent Table | Dining Chair | Bourbon Candle | Sectional | Runner | Wall Planter | Desk Chair | Dining Table Metal | Table Fan| Side Table | Napkin Rings, Set of 4 | Pencil Cup in Copper | Mini Pendant in Copper | Mirror | Wall Clock | Tray | Frames

Dog Days Are Here

It’s the Year of the Dog, many of the top resorts on the strip were showing off their pooches in the lobby (See Wynn Las Vegas Above) and of course this four-legged companion can be found in playful vignettes across the Las Vegas Market. From tabletop to accessories and wall art these furry friends are dressed to impress in colorful arrangements or elegant spaces. You’re sure to bring home a dog that matches your style this year!


Agate Accessories

Agate is a rock consisting primarily of cryptocrystalline silica, chiefly chalcedony, alternating with microgranular quartz. It can be characterized by its fineness of grain and variety of color. This year the rock is morphing into wallpaper, wall art and can be found on tabletops. 


More Blush Please 

Pastels were everywhere, especially blush! Some stagers are even starting to embrace this trend in pillows, artwork and do I dare say a blush velvet couch. Certain properties do require more than just neutrals, so add this hue where you see fit. Most pastels can be used as a neutral to offer another layer of interest to the whole room scheme. Blush when used right can add a sophisticated look with a playful vibe. 



Want to see more home trends, check out what I found at High Point’s Fall Market 2017 these too will be playing role in our decor decisions for 2018.
Happy Shopping,