“What’s happening in Vegas will not stay in Vegas!”

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January 28th to February 3rd. The World Trade Centers in Las Vegas were host to hundreds of vendors showcasing an unascertainable number of products related to home fashion. With currently over three-million square feet of show featuring vendors from the global market and presenting an unimaginable variety of items to choose from; The Las Vegas Market is quickly becoming “The Market” to attend. “Vegas” is best known as a Mecca for high-rollers who have no problem bellying up to a poker table to place a $500 bet! However the goal of our foray was to find products which captured current trends, colours and lifestyle while also being within affordable means. Luck was on our side as we gathered a collection of what was “happening” at this show.

The spring show was filled with motivational trends, bright colours and lifestyles which were fun and approachable. Trend saw bold pattern, eastern accents and the use of mixed materials such as exotic woods, polished metal, contemporary crystal, colourful Lucite and animal hides. Some hides were even in metallic! (Where does one find a chrome cow?) Colours such as forsythia, coral, amethyst and azure were layered and shown with crisp white. The lifestyles created by these blended elements were fresh, familiar and made you smile.

Our buying focus was on art, accessories, lighting and small furnishings. We captured a great deal of colour within our purchase of large contemporary canvases and prints and a mixed array of decorative items, including organically shaped vessels, chests, small frames, funky globes and lamps. At this market lighting showed not entirely as functional but often more as “fancy.” Once again bold colour but now coupled with hand finished and generously adorned shades. Of the gorgeous lighting which will be soon arriving at DBHC, my favorites will come from television’s “TLC Trading Spaces” designer Christie Proctor. Her bold and imaginative pieces can be best described as “Cheeky.” You cannot help but love these pieces for their boldness. One lamp in particular might be the craziest purchase I’ve ever made!

All in all the Las Vegas Market was inspirational and when you add the Monte Carlo Hotel fire I’d have to say memorable.