Design Inspiration

Las Vegas Market Fall 2013- My inspirations!

Every year I try to make it out to the Vegas furniture market- if not to shop for clients, just for the sheer inspiration of everything the city has to offer my eyes. Whether it’s the hotel rooms, the restaurants or the casinos… I always find so much inspiration! Here are this show’s picks:

Love mixed media!
These vessels were made of soapstone and then wrapped in polished stainless steel. Love mixed media!

Love the texture of these!
Love the texture of these! Sculptural, structured, but random!
Fun and pretty!
Perforated anything is still hot- this table base is an exquisite example!
Four Hands has a great idea with this metal and glass table that you can change out ingredients and change your room. Reminds me of the tables I made for Tableau last year.
Hundreds of sockets strung end to end to create a tree wall sculpture! This was beyond cool!
Mid Century modern is still showing strong and I LOVE the simple sexy lines of this #Kravet chair. And how fun is that fabric?!
My husband, Gary, Wearing IFDA colors recruiting at the Gala Opening Party, Monday night.
This building is across from the market and is one of my favorite feats of engineering and architecture. The complexity it took to communicate this vision just moves me! It the Center for Alzheimer’s Studies.
Still big in design is taking really classic shapes and structures and applying them to more contemporary materials. The shade is a snake skin embossed velvet. So hot!
This year’s Ahead of the Curve Panel featured, Alexa Hampton, Ron Woodson and Windsor Smith. Items on the stage were their favorites.
A pearly gold embossed leather on this polished stainless frame is a perfect example that metallic are here for awhile and that it’s okay to mix metals.
Another element that is sneaking into trends is whimsy- Yay! How fun is this chair?!?! What do you think she is thinking? She’s clearly up to something!
One of the most classic shapes in design is the Quatrefoil. It’s one of my favorites and I just love how this chair from Lexington Home created pattern on a plain fabric. Nice rhythm!
We stayed at the Vdara so I could sneak over to see the flower exhibit at the Bellagio, which is always one of my favorite things. There were thousands of happy sunflowers!
What a sad state of humanity that we have to actually post this…
A nod to Warhol’s Chanel photo made from all flowers and seeds.
Oh the hydrangea- How do I love thee! Your lushness and full and comfy posture, your casualness and brilliant variant colors. Yum! I’ve never seen all the flavors displayed together and thought it was incredibly brilliant!
Fuchsia was hot at the market and showcased very nicely in these mini-roses.
Mmmmmm chocolate! Coming from the ceiling and falling down a series of glass sculptured troughs, this was so entertaining to watch!
A giant rock crystal obelisk at Bellagio’s floral exhibit. It was amazing!

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