I have just returned from a fabulous trip to Las Vegas as one of the 20 interior designers on the LVMKT Red Carpet Tour by Soft Design Lab. The Las Vegas Market is a bi-annual market featuring an incredibly broad scope of products from over 3,000 vendors, making it the most comprehensive market in the western United States. In addition to the incredible offering of furniture, home decor and gifts, they continue to expand to include housewares, gourmet and casual/outdoor furnishings. The venue for the market is in the heart of Las Vegas and provides over 5-million square feet of state-of-the-art shopping heaven!
I probably don't need to tell you that narrowing down to the Commander-in-Chic Fab Five was not an easy task. I was gifted a sequin-covered GOLDEN HASHTAG by a dear friend & so my usual black hashtag did not make the trip to Vegas. The Golden Hashtag and I teamed up and worked tirelessly to bring you the Best-of-the-Best!
The owners of Selamat Designs, Shannon & Thatcher Davis, are not only incredibly talented and creative, they also both could double as supermodels as depicted here under the chicest fringe-embellished tent in all of Las Vegas. Shannon (front right) is doing her best serious-face in one of the new chairs by Justina Blakely. Thatcher (second from left) is "hanging out" in the Cohanga Chair with THE GOLDEN HASHTAG.
One of the main reasons I go to market is to get inspired and to keep my design wheels turning. I love seeing the creative uses of materials, bold application of color and pattern and new solutions for age-old design problems. As much as I love the immediate access to online resources, there is nothing like witnessing great design in person! This is especially true when it comes to scale, design details and texture of materials. One of my favorite stops for texture and material is Selamat Designs and they brought their A-game to LVMKT.
I fell hard for the Pomegranates Cocktail Table pictured above. It is also available in a more modern and almost-black stained finish that completely changes the look. I want one of each!
This up-close of the Shanghai Credenza shows Selamat's great use of texture and relentless attention to detail. How fabulous is this brass palm cabinet pull!?!
The Golden Hashtag made friends with the whimsical BETTE STOOL, that doubles as a side table & is part of Selamat's JustinaX Collection by Justina Blakeney. Justina is the Bohemian Queen behind The Jungalow and her collaboration with Selamat Designs is BOHEMIAN-CHIC-FABULOUS!