I attended the NY NOW show in New York City and what’s trending in the design world came as a real surprise.
I attended the NY NOW show and have attended many other design shows across the country from LA to North Carolina to New York. I try to go to as many shows in New York City as I can, to keep up with the hottest trends in the world of design. It helps me be on top of what’s popular including colors, styles, products and generally what they are showing in the design market.
There has been a certain amount of predictability in the past few years in regards to table décor, fine rugs and items that are more gift oriented, but there are a few areas where the products have really changed by leaps and bounds. The NY shows that offer Kitchen and Bath innovations, have shown that technology has improved dramatically and there is always a new feature that is worth talking about for days to come. Lighting has been remarkable at recent shows and I love not only the designs, but the creativity as well. Upholstered furniture changes with new fabrics and styles and natural woods have really become works of art more and more every year.
When I visited the show today I found a new direction. In the past several years there has been more of an attention to texture than ever before. This year I felt like every dealer was really pushing the limits, and there was hardly a single product where the texture of that product was not only obvious, but it is what gave there product it’s value.