Last week, some of the Home Gallery Stores team had the privilege of attending the Las Vegas Winter 2013 Market to see the new collections from our brands and check out a few new ones. Las Vegas Market is an international furnishings showcase that combines style, inspiration and functionality and features a comprehensive array of new product from thousands of leading manufacturers and lines in furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles and more. We wanted to break down some of the trends that we noticed, so you can get a head start on planning your home décor for the spring.
Midcentury Revival: Midcentury Modern is an architectural, graphic, and interior design that marks the early 30’s through early 60’s – think Frank Lloyd Wright and Mad Men. The marks of midcentury design are clean, simple lines and a “less is more” style. The standout furnishings of the look are wood (typically teak) pieces that let the natural beauty of the wood show through. This is not an overly ornate style; it is about investing in quality furnishings that allow the quality craftsmanship be the focal point. For upholstery and accessories, colors to look for are Mustard, Avocado and Tangerine and don’t be afraid of mixing in graphic retro patterns.
How to Get the Look:
- Keep the walls white – It’s good to keep a neutral palette to let the quality of each piece shine through and balance out the richness of such bold colors.
- Add a few accent pieces – Since Midcentury design is about keeping things simple, many of the wood pieces will effortlessly blend in with your current décor. Or add an accent chair in a bold color to give an otherwise neutral room new life.
- Mix textures – If your home has a more industrial look, Midcentury Modern is the perfect juxtaposition. The clean, simples lines will be a great contrast to the harsher, rough look that is the trademark of an industrial look.
Some new collections we saw this trend in were Somerton’s “Soho” and Broyhill’s “Mardella”, which was inspired by the 1960’s “Brasilia” collection.
While these collections will not be available until Spring2013, here are a few pieces you can get now to get a head start on the trend:
Glamour and Romance: Another trend that was seen in many of the showrooms had furnishings that were luxe and feminine but not overtly girly. Pieces that fit in this category featured soft, curvy lines, luxurious fabrics, and tufted details. One of Pantone’s trending color palettes’ for 2013 was “Connoisseur”, which was characterized by cool neutrals like alyssum white and beechnut green, contrasted with warmer tones of violets and orchids, liquid pink, and deep mahogany, all set against accents of champagne beige and silver.
How to Get the Look:
- Look for little details – A few subtly placed crystals or beautifully carved edges will help make a bold statement and achieve this look without it overwhelming your current décor.
- Choose classic silhouettes in a key fabric such as velvet or beautiful color, like violet. This way the piece will can be used for many years to come – even after you are ready to try a new look.
“Classics” by A.R.T. and “Arrondissement” by Stanley were two new collections we saw that were great examples of this look.
If you can’t wait until Spring, here are a few pieces you can get now:
Art Deco: Popular in the 1920’s and 1930’s, Art Deco is characterized by bold geometric patterns, luxurious finishes and materials. Sharp color contrasts like beige and black lacquer with bold reds, blues, yellows, greens were used. Chrome was very popular during this time, so you will see this used frequently for accents and lighting. Pantone’s 2013“Glamour” palette is inspired by Art Deco design and features Rio Red, Monaco Blue, Tap Shoe Black, Chinchilla, Ethereal Gray, Moonmist, and Jasper Teal.
How to get the look:
- Texture and Materials – One of the main ingredients for this style is the look and feel of your pieces. Heavy lacquer, marble, mirrored finishes, and glass were all popular materials during this time and trademarks of this design.
- Go Bold – Art Deco design is not about holding back or going simple. Mix it in your current décor by investing in one great accent piece, like a marble top server with chrome details. Or get a few great accessories, like an oversize, geometric mirror or gold and black pillows to add some interest to a room.
Lexington’s “Aquarius” collection and Star International “Void Dining Table – Krystal Collection” paired with “Forma Red Dining Chair – Regis Collection” are new for 2013 and are reminiscent of Art Deco design.
Here are pieces you can get now that can bring Art Deco to your home: