With AmericasMart officially in the books we are having serious showroom withdrawals. We just love the energy and adrenaline that Market exudes, while shopping seven million square feet, in only three days! Can you believe that!? As you can imagine, we have a plethora of design inspiration and we’re thrilled to share it with you, our readers.
From neon lights, vibrant colors, unique fixtures, to fun patterns we’re breaking down the trends and giving you a behind the scenes view of what Market is all about!
As mentioned in our post about Top Design Trends for 2018, Market further confirmed this year is all about statement sofas and accent chairs. We saw a lot of emerald greens, ultramarine blues and, of course, violet. Take on the design challenge and see what bold furniture piece you can find! Place the sofas or accent chairs at a focal point, use toned-down furniture and a neutral color scheme throughout the rest of your space to create a fun, yet cohesive design. Next stop, pillows, area rugs, and more!
While perusing floor after floor, we stumbled upon a beautiful new rug and textile line. This company clearly has a sharp eye for detail and originality. We were pleasantly surprised with their fabrics, textures, and designs in their pillows, rugs, and throws. We knew immediately we had to find out more! Our favorite rug collection was the Hygge collection, with Scandinavian inspiration. This collection is 100% wool, and hand loomed in India. As we continued through the showroom we marveled at the variety of pillows and the intricate design elements. Everywhere we looked we became more intrigued. We’re certain you’ll love these pieces as much as we do!
Grab your riding boots as we shift from Scandinavian designs to equestrian feels. As we searched the Market for artwork, accents and décor we were enthralled by all of the equestrian details. We love the idea of incorporating these elements into a modern, industrial room. Think dark woods, metal finishes, sleek fixtures, and lots of texture. Perfect for any office space or farm house! While you are hanging your equestrian wall art, start thinking of where you’re going to put your new neon sign.
Get ready to brighten up your décor with neon lights! Immediately we were drawn to this fun trend. No worries, you won’t need a diner to incorporate these signs we now have an excuse to incorporate this trend into any room in your own home. Whether it is an EAT sign in your kitchen or a clock in your living room, these signs add dimension and pizazz that we’re totally into!
Another common theme at the market was patterns and textures galore! One of our favorite trends we saw throughout a variety of showrooms was the mixing of all patterns, and textures. Many are hesitant to mix patterns but we’re showing how this trend can be accomplished tastefully. Start by picking a color scheme. This doesn’t have to be boring, you can choose bold colors but know you have to stick with that theme throughout the entire space. We’re into the bright tones to add personality and flair, but we also love the simplicity of black and creams, which can be implemented in pretty much any space. What we’re trying to say is that you can’t really go wrong as long as you stick to a cohesive color palette.
Now that we’ve taken you on a tour of all things fabulous at Market, we want you to start brainstorming rooms in your home than can be updated, and what design elements you wish to incorporate in your next project! We hope you use some of these tips; and don’t get discouraged, sometimes it takes a little experimenting before you fall in love with new design ideas! Remember if you ever hit a road block in your design phase, stop by G.HOME and we'll be happy to source products and share our expertise!