Go Color And Pattern Crazy

2012 marks the year of color, and the hues seen everywhere at the January Market—the home furnishings industry’s equivalent of MAGIC or CES—are proof positive that the design industry is once again embracing all that is bright and vivid. From Pantone’s spirited Tangerine Tango—the 2012 color of the year—to blues, greens, reds and golds, punches of vibrant shades are everywhere.

As color signals a welcome uptick in consumer sentiment, patterns also swing back into the spotlight. While previous trends focused primarily on ethnic inspiration, this season will see designers explore a broader assortment of motifs. My personal favorites include latticework and Moroccan patterns.

Wavering between traditional versus contemporary design? Don’t. An edited, collective style is often the hallmark of a well-designed interior. I believe in buying for the long-term and investing in pieces you love. Tie it all together with complementary fabrics and finishes, and you’ll develop an aesthetic all your own. A traditional sofa here. A contemporary table there. It’s how you put everything together that makes a statement.

As January Market comes to a close this week, I would like to remind Las Vegans of this amazing resource right here in our community. For a city our size, we are fortunate to have a design center on par with those in major metropolitan areas. Closed the week of Market, Las Vegas Design Center will debut the newest home-furnishing trends in the region, starting Feb. 6.

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