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Wendy Glaister Interiors
Interior Designer, Wendy Glaister was raised by her parents to use an artist’s eye for beauty, composition, color, and scale. She makes the homes of her clients profoundly beautiful, meeting that subjective definition for each client she guides. Wendy’s practicality and playfulness are translated into the homes she builds and transforms, fusing her client’s personality and tastes with graceful function and ease. A professional designer for over a decade, she brings a seasoned eye to each project, carefully selecting the moments in each space that will make the room and lend cohesion to the home.
Four trends were a major standout at this Summer’s Las Vegas Market and each Instagram Takeover participant spotted them with his or her own personal design aesthetic and personality. Bright Bold Color, Shimmering Metallics, Strong Geometrics and Earthy Rustics appeared as clear themes on our Instagram Feed, and I'm happy to share each look with you as I recap Summer Market.
Bright Bold Color
Cheery, nubby rugs were a scene stealer as Patti Carpenter identified her favorite Eastern Accents carpets. These would look smashing in a room with Bobbi Jo Engelby's find at Chive: porcelain succulents making walls come alive with their exciting texture and bright colors. As a complement, Lori Paranjape's favorite picks found at Wendover Art Group would lend a sense of vibrancy and life to the space.
When accompanied by Julia Buckingham's finds at HStudio: acrylic physical forms in vibrant, transparent sculpture, the room would rise to another level of sophistication. I think paired with Kerrie Kelly's choice at Oliver Gal Art: portraits of a quite fine lady, you would want to pull up the great looking outdoor seating and tables identified by Ryan Garvin at Fermob USA for a great cup of joe and a MOMA-like experience.
A powerful show of muted and bold gold metallics was prevalent at Market in lighting and art categories. I kicked off my finds at Lo Forti Fine Prints, where a father and sons trio re-imagines fine Italian art prints with hand gold-leafing and beautiful frames. A statement making chandelier was Breegan Jane’s preference at Currey & Company.
Shining a light in a way only the great Kelly Wearstler can, Jennifer Leonard went right for the designer’s Visual Comfort, Alabaster and brass sconce lighting as her choice. And no room is complete without a great plant and Nicole Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Furniture, Lighting & Decor found the perfect black and brass cachepot with orchids at Handley Drive in the Codarus showroom.
Another nod to the natural, Bobbi Jo Engelby, was enchanted by Global Views gold metal branch wall decor. And to round it all out, Susan Jamieson fell for Currey & Company's Bunny Williams multi-circle gold chandelier.
There’s something about a strong geometric story that says “sophisticated” in a way that other trending design elements do not. The first to spot this movement toward a new angle on decor was Bobbi Jo Engelby at Christopher Guy when she selected their powerfully glamorous geometric mirror montage. When Breegan Jane identified her selection from Scott Living at Coaster Company with their new geometric rug, we saw a real trend evolving.
Angela Harris from Trio Environments brought it back to natural at Phillips Collection with her geometric wood murals...bringing warmth to the trend, while Lori Paranjape fell in love with a fantastic geometric relief buffett piece at Selamat Designs.
Susan Jamieson topped it all off with her selection from Bungalow 5 including a glass and gold geometric Romeo coffee table.
Fabrics with an irregular weave, wicker and rattan furnishings, antiques worn by love and use: they all contribute to the new, earthy rustic look. It’s back to natural but in a warm, friendly way that embraces imperfections and lets you kick up your feet and get cozy beginning with Kate Lester's vintage find at Blue Ocean Traders...rustic Chinese benches.
The driftwood circular coffee table at UMA Home Decor, spotted by Courtney Allison, acts as a focal point of any room with its warm greys and sculptural appeal.
Vintage whitewashed Turkish pottery found at DJEM Unique Ideas by Nancy Price, brings a visually clean twist to earthenware and ceramics.
Angelo Adamo's discovery at Codarus of Pine Cone Hill's linen blues bedding lends the perfect hand to any bedding ensemble especially, we think, when paired with the Fern rattan daybed found by Jesse Bodine at Selamat.
And rounding out the finds, Cathy Robinson Hutton showed us some beautiful driftwood planters at Spellbound Collections, bringing the earthy rustic aesthetic to wall decoration.
I anticipate these four trends to be particularly exciting, especially as we approach fall and winter weather and our focus moves from the outdoors in. We’d love to hear what you think and learn about all you’re specifying for clients in these trending areas.