We just got back from the NY Now Show at the Javitz Center. Besides enjoying the day with my long time friend who is also an Interior Designer, I learned a lot. So you ask, what’s hot now? According to Nicole Davis, writer for Lighting & Decor Magazine, Global patterns continue to reign. We saw a lot of ethnic, southwest, and bohemian fabric patterns. However, the change that we are seeing from the new millennium is in added decoration. Jana Platina Phipps, known as the Trim Queen, stated after spending time in High Point, NC for the fall furniture market, “maximalism” is in. Embellishment is a way to tip toe into this trend without going full throttle – it gives the product dimension and a higher perceived value, and it can be contemporary, not just the very traditional looks people think of.” Davis also states that “maximalism is a trend that’s coming over from fashion, with houses like Gucci and Prada showing embellishment and fabric collaging all over this season’s intros.”
One of the vendors that we visited, Cozy Nomad of Malibu, combined the ethnic fabrics with faux fur trim on the pillows and throw blankets. Cozy Nomad sells imported carpets in addition to these amazing accessories.
The other vendor that we visited, Creative Touch Rugs, is selling Ikat velvet pillows in an array of ethnic patterns and colors, both bright and traditional. We think these pillows can make a room used on a neutral sofa.
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