Does this first picture give you any indication of what a great time I had at the Fall market event here in Las Vegas?
Partnering with Traditional Home Magazine to celebrate their 20th anniversary, the Design Center hosted what I believe was a once in a lifetime series of seminars , live webcasts, and networking events, that brought the elite of the design world face to face with market attendees.
Overall, the market seemed well attended with serious buyers. The mood was much improved over the last event in January when the full impact of the countries economic woes had just become clear. It felt as if the industry is on the verge of a comeback and in an environment where attitude is everything I think we’ve come a long way to turning a corner back to positivity.
The usual hunt for new product was fun as always although there was a lot of merchandise that has been there for a few seasons. Manufacturers seem slow to turn over new designs in this slow economy and who can blame them? There were a few strong trends that came shining through.
Strong Contrasts of color and black & white were everywhere as were mirrors of every shape, size and combination. The mosaic walls of mirrors at Global views were a stand out.
Loved the wall mounted lanterns oin either side of this mirror collection. The bar cart is fab as well.
Fantastic take on the sunburst mirror. It had a decidedly undersea creature vibe.
The same mirror in a gold finish, love it. Orange was everywhere, it was the color of choice for many vendors.
Asparagus green was another color used in abundance inaccesories and furnishings. I loved these pinapple lamps and finials.
Of course for me the highlight of the show was seeing my new book for sale at the Potterton Books booth!
If you get the chance to make out here to market you will not be dissapointed! Hope to see you at the next show.....