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World Market Center Features Latest Home Furnishings Trends On Its Website

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World Market Center Las Vegas announced that when it comes to trends, consumers want choices, and the home furnishings industry is prepared to give it to them. The July 2008 Las Vegas Market proved to be the place where the latest trends were discovered and newest products unveiled. With the launch of the Summer 2008 edition of Style File, which can be found at www.lasvegasmarket.com, these trendsetting designs can be revealed to all. On the video Tym DeSanto, the renaissance guy on TV’s popular reality series HGTV Design Star, provides a preview tour of next season’s hottest styles and trends, as they were uncovered at Las Vegas Market, held July 28 – August 1, 2008. For Style File, World Market Center Las Vegas teamed with Furniture Style magazine to highlight trends for the year ahead. Consumers may be more cautious with their dollars in today’s economic climate. Still, the expectations they place on their home furnishings remain high—products must be fashion-forward and deliver the function that, without question, suits their home’s and family’s needs. The Summer 2008 edition of the Las Vegas Market found several new introductions that will satisfy these highly discerning shoppers’ wants and needs. Distressed finishes, gold tones, eco cues and home entertainment stars are at the forefront. Five home furnishing trends dominated the recent Las Vegas Market: Warming Trend After several seasons with silver in the spotlight, gold, copper and other warm-tone metals are taking hold in today’s metallics-rich marketplace. Unlike the highly polished chrome and stainless steel looks that defined the silver era, the gold tones are less precise … more apt to be distressed. In fact, the emergence of these finishes dovetails with demand for more handcrafted looks, particularly at higher price points. Distressed to Impress & In the Raw In an ongoing effort to present more livable formal looks, furniture designers continue to favor distressed, yet upscale, finishes. Gold highlights and undertones are important looks moving forward, as offering the consumer the option for customization. Eco-looks are a variation on the distressed theme, with natural imperfections of the wood delivering green cues. Here, reclaimed woods deliver the message with ease and effectiveness. Signals Fading The digital conversion to high-definition signals is imminent, and many consumers’ focus will be on their home electronics. With a bumper crop of TV solutions and/or digital converter boxes on the horizon, astute home entertainment retailers are advised to tap into the excitement with in store events and, of course, new home entertainment solutions. With so many home viewing options available, designers are responding with entertainment centers in a variety of styles, sizes and configurations. Redford Redux Inspired by the legendary film festival, designers celebrated the original and distinctive flavor of the western United States with the “Sundance Style”. These rustic and airy motifs use natural tones and materials to pay homage to “life on the range”. Espresso, Please In mid- to upper-middle price ranges, the dominant finish remains in the espresso and wenge family, with bedroom suites the most likely wearers of the look. A number of resources are adding unique effects that make these collections anything but ordinary. The Winter 2009 Las Vegas Market is scheduled for Feb. 9 to 13, 2009. For more information, please visit www.LasVegasMarket.com. About World Market Center Las Vegas: World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex in Las Vegas. With the opening of Building C, World Market Center now stands at more than five million square feet of space, exceeding the size of any trade merchandise mart in the United States. When fully built, at 12 million square feet in 8 buildings, World Market Center will be the largest trade show complex in the world. The $3 billion, state-of-the-art campus will showcase furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textile and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC), open year-round.

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