Welcome to The ( A ) List, where design meets influence and inspiration ignites innovation. Unveiling this Winter 2024, this influencer program brings together top-tier designers to showcase the pulse of Market through their exclusive lens. The ( A ) List aims to inspire through “Build A Room” — a curation of items sourced exclusively from Las Vegas Market exhibitors.
Get a sneak peek of Build A Room in our Preview Guide featuring three different looks designed by ( A ) Listers.
See the Build A Room display live at Market located in The EXPO lobby. Also, join Martyn Lawrence Bullard for an in-person talk about his Build A Room concept and display, and stay for his Star Style book signing. More info here.
Follow along on Instagram as we share their behind-the-scenes insights and how they make the most of their time at Market. Plus, an exclusive look at some of their favorite items from Las Vegas Market.
WINTER 2024 ( A ) LISTERS
Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Our ( A ) Listers will share their firsthand experiences, expert insights, and trendsetting visions, guiding you through the dynamic world of design and retail.
Discover our ( A ) Lister’s Build A Room here — an exclusive curation of pieces serving as your ultimate trend sourcing guide at Las Vegas Market.
Meet Marissa Nelums, a Chicago-based interior designer with roots in Benton Harbor, MI. Driven by her fashion business studies in Chicago, she honed her craft as a visual stylist in corporate retail for nearly a decade before launching her own successful interior design firm. With a portfolio boasting over 60 meticulously curated room makeovers annually, Marissa's influence extends to her private label home store and the recent establishment of her first brick-and-mortar store in Chicago. Her expertise shines through in her insightful book, offering expert advice on establishing a thriving interior design firm.
BUILD A ROOM: A DESERT DREAM
BY MARISSA NELUMS
A Desert Dream is a sanctuary where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with the serenity of nature. This luxurious oasis is a blend of tranquility, and adventure. The warm sultry tones pair perfectly with art of the Antelope canyon.
“My favorite recent project was for a star Chicago Bulls player. The budget was wide and the creative freedom was given to me. We designed over 8,000 sqft of luxury. We used tons of neutrals and dark, moody colors to create a masculine aesthetic.”
Martyn Lawrence Bullard, an acclaimed Los Angeles-based interior designer, is celebrated for his diverse, yet sophisticated and inviting interiors, earning him multiple industry accolades. He has consistently been recognized among the top 100 interior designers by Architectural Digest and is a permanent fixture in Elle Decor’s A-List. With notable mentions in The Hollywood Reporter's top 25 designers, his global presence extends through various design television programs, including Million Dollar Decorators and Hollywood Me. Bullard's work has graced over 4,000 publications worldwide, affirming his mastery of diverse styles, meticulous attention to detail, and dedication to superior quality.
Join us on Monday, January 29, from 2-3 pm for Martyn's seminar, 'Behind Build-A-Room,' followed by a book signing and meet & greet for Martyn's Star Style from 3-4 pm.
BUILD A ROOM: CALIFORNIA CASUAL ROOM
BY MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD
It's a charming and unique living room, a space where vibrant colors, diverse textures, and playful shapes come together to create a truly eclectic and inviting atmosphere that is a signature of California style and living.
“Our designs are custom made for each client, they are totally as individual as the client and their personalities this is what inspires my design office to put us ahead of the curve. Both of these projects spark individuality, the very trait that has become my signature, not a look but a feeling. To have executed a mirror image of the client's personality is the greatest compliment a designer can achieve.”
Nina Takesh, former Founder and CEO of Luxury Brand Petit Tresor, is renowned in the baby world with clients like Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, and Madonna. Combining her retail, interior design, and Parisian fashion house Guy Laroche experience, Nina naturally transitioned into interior design. She excels in home staging, furniture design, and set-design, showcasing her passion for interiors through meticulous attention to detail and a remarkable sense of balance and aesthetics.
BUILD A ROOM: ARTFUL LIVING: EARTHY ELEGANCE
BY NINA TAKESH
In crafting this room's design, I aim to unite a rich palette of earthy hues, giving a contemporary twist to the conventional living space. Comfort and sophistication are key. I'm drawn to the art deco style and distinctive architectural elements to create a captivating atmosphere.
“I am on the lookout for new vendors and exhibitors who can infuse fresh perspectives and ingenuity into the realm of interior design. This involves seeking out those who bring novel ideas, unique products, and a keen sense of creativity to the industry, contributing to its evolution and vibrancy.”