Saturday, February 14, 2015

Top Design Trends From the Winter 2015 Las Vegas Market

Remodeling and Home Design
Designers from 76 countries and all 50 U.S. states have descended upon Las Vegas this week to check out the newest offerings from the leading home decor manufacturers, lines and brands at the winter 2015 Las Vegas Market for furniture, home decor and gifts. The market building spans 16 floors and is 1.2 million square feet. More than 420 temporary exhibits in more than 90,000 square feet will be on view until January 22. Interior designer Shannon Ggem is in the middle of it all, wearing out her feet and her iPhone spotting new trends, comparing notes with other designers and reporting them back to us. Some have made their way to the U.S. from other countries, some are twists on existing trends, and others are fun surprises. There are beautiful textures, shapes, finishes and interesting combinations of all of the above to feast your eyes on. Enjoy and please weigh in on which ones you’d like to incorporate into your home in 2015.
Photos by Shannon Ggem Sneak preview: This photo incorporates three of the trends mentioned below. Extra points for whoever can name all three in the Comments section.
Eggs. The first trend is a farm-fresh surprise. Though I suppose with hip urbanites harvesting eggs from their backyard chicken coops, it was only a matter of time before eggs caught on as a design trend. Clearly the Las Vegas Market agrees with celebrating eggs, as they are making a first impression with this sculpture — called “Home,” by Michael Aram (not for sale). The sculpture greets visitors at World Market Center, home of the Las Vegas Market. “Eggs are so evocative, because they are the promise of things to come,” Ggem says.