The Latest Design Trends We’re Loving
Experts share their favorite new products spotted at Las Vegas Market.
By Rachel Kupfer
Every January and July, the design community ventures into the desert to find an oasis: Las Vegas Market Show, the only home furnishings market in the Southwest. This four-day event showcases the newest in furniture, decor and gifts with more than 4,000 exhibitors featuring 500,000 products. But when it comes to interiors, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. We asked local design experts to share their favorite finds that you’ll soon be seeing in stores and homes throughout the Valley.
Elizabeth Przygoda-Montgomery, landscape designer
Furniture manufacturer O.W. Lee combines Pendleton’s classic designs with the durability of Sunbrella fabrics in a line of Southwestern-inspired blankets, pillows and furnishings that’s ideal for Arizona’s outdoors. “I love Pendleton’s prints, so when I saw this collection, I thought of how well it would look in a modern Navajo-style house,” says Przygoda- Montgomery. Prices start at $225 for a pillow or $1,485 for outdoor sectional pieces. (owlee.com)
Mary Meinz, interior designer
Meinz says she spent a lot of time in the Dash & Albert showroom enjoying the “plethora of new designs,” including the Kenitra Indigo Hand Knotted Wool Rug. This handmade piece is available in six sizes ranging from 3’L by 2’W to 14’L by 10’W. $166-$3,714 (annieselke.com)
“Easy on the eye,” the Kumo Table Lamp from Currey & Co. is “organic yet timeless,” says Meinz. Its black and beige porcelain body blends with brass details and a linen shade for a subtle elegance that will fit any decor. 30″H by 14″ in diameter. $690 (curreycodealers.com)
This print of a Native American headdress, depicted in bright blues and gold, is just one from a collection of themed works by various artists. The pieces would fit perfectly in a Southwestern-style home and has full customizability with many color and frame options. 40″ square. $390 (artandframesourceinc.com)
“Tall, not dark and very handsome,” is how Meinz describes this “market winner.” The Mansard Tall Cabinet, crafted of Italian ash, European birch and American walnut with brass hardware, opens from a stylish storage solution to a handy workspace with ample room for electronics or office equipment. “I can’t wait to place this amazing piece,” she adds. 94.5″H by 33″W by 20.5″D. $12,000 (handleydrive.com)
Dawn & Chase Albright, furniture designers
“Perhaps it was the heat in Las Vegas that had me yearning for the sea, but the Oceanology collection by Yarnnakarn stopped me in my tracks,” says Dawn. “The delicate details and functionality of each piece had me mesmerized.”
Pottery that emulates sea urchins is a “great way to add some coastal flair to a Southwest kitchen,” says Dawn. Delicately handcrafted in Bangkok, this line of naturalistic bowls, candles and other tableware mimics shapes, textures and colors found in the ocean. Prices start at $60. (yarnnakarn.com)
Erik Peterson, architect
As president of PHX Architecture, Peterson has a unique eye for home design elements that are structurally intriguing and unusual. His top picks from the Las Vegas market reflect his taste for artful decor.
The stunning Monolith mirror by Christopher Guy comprises individual, beveled panes inserted at right angles inside a worked metal frame made up of 16 smaller squares. Each module can be multiplied to cover a wall of any height or width, seamlessly placed alongside or above each other, with the easiest of installations. $5,243 (christopherguy.com)
The Chamcha Dice Wall Art’s varying sizes and orientations of wood cubes create texture and depth in a room. Peterson contrasts natural wood with manmade grid to create an interesting and manly piece that would be perfect on a large wall. 53″H by 4″ square. $177 (thephillipscollection.com)