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Las Vegas Design Center Releases Top Design Trends

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 Las Vegas Design Center released a report outling the season’s top design trends introduced during the recent Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market, the biannual home furnishings tradeshow that attracts tens of thousands of industry retailers, buyers and interior designers. 

These trends took center stage during the show and are now available to the public at Las Vegas Design Center months before they hit retail floors. Top trends include a return to the American Experience and craftsmanship; the modernization of classic French; and vintage modern decorative accents.

The American Experience
A new wave of furniture and accents are finding inspiration in the American Experience expressed through folkloric patterns, Colonial-era symbols, colors and shapes, solid wood construction, patchwork quilts, and centuries-old craftsmanship. Raymond Waites is among the “founding fathers” of this new “history repeating” look. His New America, Coming Home Collection for GuildMaster evokes a nascent nation—think tea-stained fabrics and Colonial-era colors, with American flags, stars and Indian Head penny motifs providing ornamentation. Meanwhile, Currey & Co., located in the Jordan Spencer showroom, looks to 18th Century Pennsylvania Dutch furniture and patchwork quilts for inspiration. Find more American fabrics by LMS Design Group and Robert Allen.

Dans la Tradition Française
Belgian Rough Luxe, exemplified by neutral linen upholstery covers and exposed wood grains, is leading the trend toward a return to the classic French look. Expect to see this comfortable, time-tested elegance in home furnishings presented in ways that make the venerable classics look totally new and fresh. Catapult the style squarely into the present with the use of ethnic prints on French fauteuils and bergeres. Ditto for stylized prints such as leopard, as well as attention-getting embroideries.  Explore the Palecek showroom and Massoud Furniture, located in Dillon Wells, for a return to classic French with a modern flair.

Decorative Accents
Vintage Modern leads the way in decorative accents. Encompassing looks that work well together, Vintage Modern has more glamour and more shine. Antiques and recycled materials including more crystal, acrylic and Lucite remain strong. Patterns will be repetitive geometrics, Moroccan quatrefoil and tone-on-tone. Global Views and Postcards Home are two showrooms that offer an extensive variety of decorative accents and contemporary statement pieces suitable for a variety of design genres.

Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas is open to members of the trade and consumers Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It features a variety of showrooms offering a comprehensive selection of the most desirable designer lines in home furnishings and décor. Consumers can take advantage of a free one-hour consultation with an accredited interior designer through the Design Salon and learn about the extensive resources offered at LVDC.

For more information, visit www.lvdesigncenter.com

About Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center Las Vegas: Sitting at the epicenter of the world’s fastest growing home furnishings complex, Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) at World Market Center Las Vegas is a year-round resource for design-seeking consumers and designers showcasing top names in fine furniture, decorative accessories, wall décor, lighting, floor coverings, fabrics and trim. Now open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., LVDC boasts hundreds of leading manufacturers’ lines. An important source of education for the industry, Las Vegas Design Center also attracts many of the industry’s most prominent thought leaders to its comprehensive slate of seminars, networking receptions and other sought-after events. Las Vegas Design Center is home to the restaurant Mundo, A Culinary Haute Spot. For more information, visit www.lvdesigncenter.com.

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