I just returned from the HUGE Las Vegas Home Market, which in my opinion is the the “Mothership” of all home markets in the United States. I just get all tingly talking about Vegas market!! Gah!! So many of the West Coast and international furniture/home decor manufacturers that I love the most do not show at the Dallas or Atlanta home markets. Las Vegas is such a fantastic opportunity to see a broader mix of lines all in one seriously magical spot.
Las Vegas is also is the perfect spot to help me identify emerging home design/furniture/decor trends because of that mix of more international/West Coast manufacturers and showrooms. Unfortunately, market is not open to the public and admittance to market is only available to “the trade”, which includes interior designers, home retailers, manufacturers or media. I took a ton of pictures to show you all the good stuff and will link products where I can but keep in mind, this is market where many of these pieces are just being revealed for the first time to retailers and they have not made it into stores yet.
So what are we waiting for?! Let’s jump in!
#1 California Modern Influence
At this moment, the California Modern design style is influencing current home design trends more than any other design style out there. I knew this going into market because we saw this unfolding at Dallas Market in January, but I was really blown away in Vegas by just how much this design style is influencing when it comes to furniture/home decor. Even some of the most traditional furniture lines had a significant number of pieces that were 100% California Modern design, which was so surprising for me.
California Modern design is comfortable, light, airy with organic elements incorporated in the design when it comes to furniture and decor. Think very light bleached out woods like beechwood, maple or going a tad darker into mango woods.
This chair below from Palecek is the perfect example of thee California Modern design style:
There was no other showroom at Las Vegas home market that I saw that embodied California Modern as much as Palecek, which was a new line for me and unfortunately, pretty high-end furniture/decor. When I walked into this showroom, I gasped because not only was it stunningly beautiful and fresh, it was the type of lighter pieces that I am so drawn to right now for my clients and Layered Home (the store that I help curate).
Below are a few of my favorite pieces from Palecek showroom:
I pulled together some pieces below just to show you everything together to give you a better feel for these “splurge” pieces. Since Palecek is only sold to the trade, you can look through their retail locator here if you’re interested in buying any of these pieces. I also know that Kathy Kuo online here also carries Palecek for the public.
#2 Architectural Home Decor and Accents
Another HUGE trend I saw emerging at Vegas home market was the abundance of architectural pieces. There is nothing really new with incorporating architectural elements into home designs (it’s a staple for my own projects), but what was surprising was the large amount of it I saw during market. Pretty much every showroom offered a very large selection of architectural decor, which makes me SOOOOO happy because often times, I normally have to scour the planet and salvage shops to find these key pieces.
I fell in LOVE with this concrete pillar table below at the A&B Home showroom.
I found a smaller version of this pillar table at Home Depot here. If you type in “A&B Home” in Google shopping search, you can find retailers carrying this fun line and see all these architectural pieces/where to buy since these lines are not sold to the public. A&B Home had so many fantastic architectural pieces!
An off-shoot of architectural home decor that I also saw a lot of in Vegas was organic decor elements like large wood pieces on stands
Wood home decor accents were also in almost every showroom I visited. I saw a lot of textured wood panels in wall groupings in several showrooms as well. My favorite grouping was in the Global Views showroom below.
#3 Emerging Rug/Textile Trends
There is a beautiful rug/textile story that unfolded for me at Vegas home market. Framed rugs and textiles showed up in almost every showroom I visited (I didn’t see much of this or didn’t notice at Dallas market in January). I couldn’t be more thrilled to see this look and pieces becoming more widely available in retail.
This amazing framed vintage vibrant rug was at the entrance of the Loloi showroom and to see it in person was such a treat! It just took my breath away!
I spent a big part of my morning just drooling in the Loloi showroom because they seriously hit it out of the park. Every corner, every turn, they had a collection of framed one-of kind antique rugs and textiles on the walls along with framed rugs that are not antique/vintage. Such special pieces!
Look closely at these framed pieces below. They are fabric and woven material in what looks like Inuit or tribal animals.
No one had a collection of framed rugs/textiles as large as Loloi did. If you love this look and want to see them online, you can look through their one-of-kind rugs here. I have no doubt that you’ll be seeing a lot more framed rugs/textiles as it continues to hit retail stores and mainstream.
As far as rugs for the floor, once again, I was most impressed with Loloi’s collection. Vibrant vintage/tribal patterned rugs are obviously still really popular.
I was also happy to see a big selection of more muted and neutral tribal patterned rugs at Loiloi.
Loloi had a huge this awesome mound of gorgeous pillows below in a mix of vibrant patterns and colors.
Even if you do not have a trade account, you can look through all of the Loloi products here and if you find a specific rug/product you love, you can click on the “find retailer” box and it will show you where you can buy that specific piece, which is so nice!
If you have any vintage textiles or small rugs, think about framing them for a pop of pattern and color. I have a really small antique black and white rug I found in Argentina that I immediately took to the framers after returning from Vegas market. I was so inspired!!
#4 Black and White Still Biggest Color Trend
As far as color trends, I continue to see a lot of black and white trending at both Dallas and Vegas markets this season. Of course, we have been seeing this at Dallas Market for the last two shows as well.
I loved all of these black and white pillows below also at the Loloi showroom:
Black and white art was also one of the most popular trends I saw in Vegas as well. Almost every showroom I visited had collections of framed black and white botanicals, which I LOVE, like these below from Mercana.
Left Bank Art also had several stunning framed black and white botanicals that I’m ordering for Layered Home.
These more modern black and white framed flowers were another favorite for me at the Vanguard showroom.
I saw a lot more black furniture than I expect to see at Vegas market and I am really happy about this! I fell in love with this stunning black and off-white woven cabinet/console from Harp and Finial (I LOVED this showroom!!):
I found the above sideboard online at Overstock here if you’re interested.
I also loved this black and natural cane cabinet also at Harp and Finial:
As far as other colors that I saw repeated at Vegas market, it was pretty much all over the board from vibrant to muted tones.
So much good stuff at the Las Vegas home market! I came away so inspired and excited about the direction we are heading in home decor and furniture. I hope my little recap can help you in some way as you decorate and style your own homes.
If you want to see more 2021 home design and color trends, you can check out my post by here.
Thanks for stopping by today friends!
Wow, just wow! Thank you so much for sharing this, so inspiring! I grew up in California, living in New England now and the West Coast design style always vibes with me. I hadn’t given much thought to framing rugs or textiles but will keep my eyes out if I come across a piece. Maybe you could do a post on the one you framed?
You were shopping just for me! California Modern!! Now I know what design style I’ve been moving toward! Had a laugh at the flooring store when asked and I replied….sorta BoHo California Casual Traditional…LOL! Next month new flooring installed throughout my home is a white washed white oat (told salesperson NO GRAY). Decor choices I’ve made so far are fitting right in with the displays you shared. Thanks for sharing your trip to the Mart….I so enjoy. Will be keeping this newsletter for references. PS .. really want to find a rug like the one used under the dining table at Palecek. Looks to be a natural fiber in a rag rug style.
I’m so happy you posted this! The last time I went to market was in January 2020 and haven’t been since. Palecek is my FAVORITE! I’m definitely a window shopper there, the showroom is so dreamy. I was so inspired by the framed vintage textiles loloi had last year! I found a few vintage pieces I’ve been meaning to frame. Gah! I wish I could go to market whenever I feel like I need inspiration! Love it all!