Furniture and Decor Become The Trends

More than 3,000 exhibitors presented furniture, lighting, home decor, gifts and accessories.Last week tens of thousand of designers and buyers attended the Las Vegas Furniture Market to look for exciting new products and Homedit was there too.

Las Vegas World Market Center

The 2106 summer market was the largest ever, with buyers from all US states and more than 70 countries. Encompassing more than 5 million square feet of exhibit space, the summer market had all sorts of treats for your home and we’re excited to bring you some of the threads and unique items we saw there.

BoBo also carries a lamp made of a similar beam. Topped with recycled wood, the base is powder coated iron that is available in three colors: red, black and white. Created from a repurposed I-beam — basically a steel girder — this modern console table and bench was a real eye-catcher.BoBo Intriguing Objects, which did indeed have countless interesting pieces, presented this unusual set.

Repurposed items made into new and modern furniture from Bobo.

ArtMax presented a wide variety of artful shelving, including this remarkable curvy piece.  The company’s designers, led by Richard Chan, weave together different elements to create a look and style that is distinctive and sophisticated. From round shelving attached to the wall, to curved wall units and stunning room dividers, the pieces were anything but basic.Clever shelving units were a trend we noted.

This is an elegant setting for any items you want to showcase.

Several companies had pieces with animal-shaped legs, but we were particularly taken by these on the Cabrillo console and side tables. The white stone top and whimsical legs are elegant yet very fun.Walking around the market we noted lots of lovely legs — like these at the Bliss Studio showroom.

No one can call these legs plain!

 It’s a really large collection with huge variety of style.Speaking of whimsy, this piece definitely fits the bill of you want something out of the ordinary. It is from Classic Home, a division of Classic Concepts, started more than two decades ago when founder Harpal Singh sold rugs door-to-door from the trunk of his car while he was a student at the University of New Mexico.  We really wanted to buy this bus bar for ourselves. Fashioned from the front of an Indian mini-bus, the back is outfitted with a bottle rack and table for prepping cocktails for your friends. Today, the collection ranges from hand-crafts to one-of-kind pieces that globally inspired, timeless in character and focused on eco-friendly and sustainable production and sourcing.

The back side is ready for your wine or alcohol collection.

Another piece that kept showing up was the printed cabinet or credenza. Perfect for a kitchen or “country chic” dining room, it has plenty of storage space along with casual style. This one by Creative Coop has a pleasing mix of rustic, natural won and a variety of patterns printed on the drawers.

” Indeed, we saw their unique, one-of-a-kind lighted signs and artwork, that would be a great touch of whimsy in a kitchen, family room or home game area.Design Legacy by Kelly O’Neal calls itself “the go-to company for the unusual in the home furnishings industry.

Mixing and matching was also a trend in upholstery. We noted many armchairs and sofas that iced leather with upholstery, as well as different styles of upholstery in one furniture piece. Metal stud details add extra interest. The piece below from Furniture Your Way melds a traditional sofa design with tufted leather and a chic black and white print upholstery for the seat cushions. It’s an eclectic style that is sophisticated and eliminates the “matchy-matchy” look of some upholstered ensembles.

Mixed styles on a leather black couch
Eye-catching yet casual, this is a versatile piece.
Funk and modern -- and comfortable!

This fun take on a mid-century modern chair design is from Kube Import, which offers European inspired modern contemporary furniture.

The wooden frame of the upholstered back ends in a pair of wings that extend above the chair’s teardrop shape. It’s so very elegant but not so formal that it’s stuffy.ArtMax presented this formal chair that truly includes a flight of fancy.

The resulting chart is a statement piece that would be grate in just about any room.Curry & Company took their Antoinette chair, with its stately shape and upholstered it in an unexpected large-scale tropical print.

Kube winged seat

The line also uses spectacular leathers for upholstery, as well as many hair-on-hides.We were smitten with the entire line from Pacific Green, which carries an acclaimed collection of sofas and armchairs. The company’s furniture is exotic, and featured palm wood, which is sustainable.

Striped leather and tiered wood for the frame make this very unusual armchair.

The Silverton Juniper TV Stand below includes not only reclaimed wood, but also a fabulous gnarly piece of natural trunk.” Based in Bradford, Illinois, the company handcrafts furniture made from reclaimed and sustainable woods. While we’ve seem plenty of reclaimed and live-edge furniture, these pieces are truly unique.Another eco-friendly company is Green Gables Furniture, whose tag line is “Reclaiming American History. Wood from old Midwestern barns is re-purposed and given new life in Green Gable’s furniture.

This round piece can serve as a tall table or a kitchen island. From Go Home, the piece has a wine storage area in the base.Rustic and industrial tables, carts and islands on wheels were all a trend.

Home Accents Gallery presented this “Mike” Gathering Wine Table, which could serve as an island or a tall table. Storage underneath makes it very versatile, as do the wheels.

Industrial chic at it's best, the piece would be great in a wide variety of kitchens.

Wandering the showrooms, we saw a great number of interesting tables as well. We spent a long time in the Gold Leaf Design Group exhibit because it had so many fun accessories and small furnishings.  These two tables crafted from metal that resembles twigs are functional and have a light look.

The twiggy construction gives the pieces a light, ethereal look.

Dietrich’s love for recycled and vintage pieces evident and each one has unique character.Jamie Dietrich Designs, founded in 2005, creates one-of-a-kind home decor and jewelry. Her acrylic trays, tables and other occasional pieces are definitely on trend. We love the unexpected future of metallic animal horns as handles.

These fabulous pieces, reminiscent of old crates or storage containers are from Horizon Home. The company specializes in mixed media and distressed looks, handcrafted in Mexico.

How great would these be in a family room?

This awesome piece — used as a bench or a table — is by Jeffan Furniture, which is a family-owned company based in Indonesia.  The company says its mission is to ” bring Indonesia’s amazing craftsmanship and design capabilities to the rest of the world.”  The piece below is crafted from reclaimed wood, inset with packed windshield glass pieces set inside a resin.  The result is sensational

Eco-friendly furniture and a conversation piece!

This amazing upholstered lounge is so comfortable you will definitely NOT want to get up!  Created by Jaybird, it’s done in a unique printed fabric. the company creates customized handcrafted furniture from the finest materials, at fair prices.

Whatever room you decide to put this in, it will be the most popular piece of seating.

The eclectic, easy and comfortable designs were a big hit.Justina Blakely, creator of the “Jungalow” and author of New York Times bestseller “The New Bohemians” debuted some of her line through Selamat Designs.

Below are the company’s Dagstrup table and Kolind Bench. In speaking with various companies, they all said it was rapidly growing niche. Light and Living uses the cowhides on modern pieces, blending the traditional with the new.Furnishings covered in hair-on hide were a definite trend.

The Las Vegas Market also had several lines by American design celebrities, such as the Magnolia Home Collection by Joanna Gaines, star of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. The focus of the showroom was mostly textiles and rugs, in soft and casual, yet colorful, designs.

Blakely is the leader of the new Bohemian design style.

The Moda Dora Grou encompasses so many brands that its selections were very eclectic.  These wonderful ornately sided chests in colors and a great harlequin pattern are a bit French, but still a bit contemporary.

Any of these would look great in an entryway.

Noir Trading, Inc. was founded by Georg Baehler and Stephanie Lu with the aim of manufacturing “furniture that deftly balances design in a hand-crafted line of over 1200 products that is consistent, sustainable, and available.” Among the many pieces we adored was this multi-legged coffee table.

The offerings from Modlife are modern and edge and we love them! This sectional sofa is so versatile and the fun pillow adds a touch of humor. Hatcheck found early notoriety with her juvenile line, called ModMom Furniture. the company’s founders — Robert Petril and Kiersten Hathcock design their straightforward pieces and produce them with precision and quality.

Oly Studio’s Meri Side Table was another winner for us. Created from pierced white resin, the simple design makes for an unusual occasional table.

Oily studio side table

Palacek exhibited so may gorgeous items we had a really hard tie choosing a highlight, but these Casablanca Floor Mirrors, paired with small tables were too fine to overlook. Singly or as a mix, the combination is a gorgeous addition to any room, but particularly an entryway.

Palecek tables mirrors

WE fell in love with Polart’s boldly colored pieces at ICFF earlier this year and were very excited to see them again.  Bold and distinctive, the company’s pieces are for those who are daring and have a strong persona;its and sense of design. Victorian designs are made modern through the use of vibrant colors.

Polarts's colors are not for the faint of heart in decorating.

We found this distinctive and electric display in the Resource Decor showroom.  The Company brings together famous designer brands and combines them into a wonderful collection.

This “stacked flight” of drawers by Steven Shell of London is hand panted with an octopus design.  Many of  Shell’s pieces are hand painted and all are hand crafted. The patterned handprinted consoles and dressers are a budding trend.

Steven Shell drawers

This enclosed model is by Revelation Furniture from Uttermost. We ran across quite a few opulent dog beds among the showrooms. It is the Thea pet bed, created with 18th century styling in solid wood and an exposed frame of hand carved mahogany, finished in weathered driftwood.Man’s best friend was not left out when it came to den designs.

We couldn’t resist this model, complete with two happy customers. TOV Furniture’s design is a good bed for a larger dog or a love seat perfect for two tiny ones.

Canada’s Sunpan launched its line of new products that includes this lovely bench covered in a stellar deep blue velvet. The same upholstery color and metallic base are also available as an ottoman.

Tov Furniture dog bed

In a show of more up cycling, many brands, like UMA, featured pieces made from reclaimed wood in a very natural form. This console table is expertly crafted from trunk and branch sections, combined into a very handsome piece.

UMA upcycled console

Urbia’s Atlantic dining table features concentrically arranged slices of wood that give a feeling of outward motion.  Topped with glass, this dining table is most certainly a conversation piece for your home.

Urbia glass top wood table

With so much ground to cover, we ran over to the Pavilions; to see what some of the small makers had to offer and hit upon some real finds in the vintage and one-of-a-kind section. Medusa’s Antiques of Las Vegas had this awesome table shaped like jigsaw pieces and created with a top made of electronic circuit boards inside a resin.

Medusa antiques circuit board bench

These awesome tractor writing tables are from Vintage Addiction. In addition to upcycled pieces like these, the company also showed a variety of more mod and retro pieces.

VIntage addiction tracor tables

The Las Vegas Furniture Market included outdoor furniture lines as well. We were drawn to Kannoa’s Maui chair, which comes in a rage of bold colors.  The folded design is unusual as well as comfortable.  Based in Miami, the company offers a wide range of outdoor furnishings.

Kannoa outdoor chairs

Modway’s outdoor options included this basket style, enclosed lounge. We’d love to curl up in here on a warm summer;s afternoon, shaded from the sun.

Modway basket seat

Similarly, Zuo Mod presented its Majorca Daybed, which has an aluminum frame and a UV resistant polyurethane wicker weave. The unit has privacy curtains, side tables, and additional ottoman seating. It’s perfect for lounging, day or night.

Zuo outdoor basket tent

Yes, that’s a lot of highlights, but when you have 3,000 exhibitors, it’s hard to pick your favorites. Keep an eye on Homedit for more trends and highlights from the Las Vegas Furniture Market.