Best of the West: Hilde Leiaghat
This summer, the Best of the West will be at Las Vegas Market! Come and meet a brand new group of some of today’s top talents in interior design and retail, and join us for an engaging panel discussion with them on what’s new in “West Coast Style”! As a sneak preview of what’s to come, we peeked behind the curtain with each of our Best of the West influencers to see what West Coast style means to them, and what trends they’re most looking forward to exploring this season and into 2020. Read on for features showcasing each of our panelists, and don’t miss the Best of the West panel on Sunday, July 28 for an even more in-depth discussion. We’ll see you at market!
Hilde Leiaghat grew up in Belgium, where she and her father visited flea markets with a shared love for discovering wonderful and unusual treasures. After managing four successful Pom Pom Interiors retail stores for over twenty years, Hilde and her husband, Reza Leiaghat decided to launch Pom Pom at Home as a wholesale business. Pom Pom at Home is a home textile brand that embodies that sophisticated, yet relaxed look that Hilde loves.
Hilde's "West Coast Style" in Four Pieces
Relaxed & casual furnishings
Lived-in but elegant white linen
Upcoming Trends She’s Eyeing at Market
For me, I see a sense of updated romance coming back with florals patterns and diffused colors. With us, for example, pinks turned into blush and greens turn into moss.
Favorite Timeless Trend
Classic design elements. For example, a classic stripe pattern, black & white designs (or in my case, white bedding), these are always a must.
Top Four Materials for Next Season
Linen, in a variety of textures
Top Four Palettes for Next Season
Desert colors like terra cotta & blush
Warm neutrals like sand & cream
All shades of grey
Classic White: Dovetail Furniture and Designs, B159, Natsu Round Sidetable
Diffused Colors: Pom Pom at Home, C506, Finn Throw
Boho Style: Selamat Designs, C301, Ara King Bed in Natural
Textured Fabrics: Pom Pom at Home, C506, Pippa Hand Woven Pillow, 20” x 20” with Insert
- Casual Stripes: Pom Pom at Home, C506, Warby Handwoven Rug - Navy
Best Thing About the Las Vegas Market Experience
Las Vegas Market is a very pleasant shopping experience. It offers the best West Coast brands. The market is very entertaining and has great ambiance – everywhere you go you will find food and drinks!
Best Ever Find at Market
Since I attend every Vegas Market, I find some time to browse as many of the showrooms as I can, and it gives me a chance to find inspiration and see what the trends are. Although I don’t get to do a lot of shopping, I think the best find I get from market is just inspiration itself.
How Important is it to See Items in Person?
So important! I think shop owners and designers need to see and feel for themselves what they are buying so they can inform their clients in return. In our case, the hand is everything. When people come to see our products, touching the linens makes them want them. Ultimately, that’s what it’s all about.
Shopping List or No List?
With no list, planning to take it all in as I go.
Market Shopping Tips for First-Timers
Give yourself several days to take it all in. In the beginning, make sure to take your time to look around and figure out what speaks to you. Then let it sink in, and later you can then return to the showrooms to make your final decisions.
Favorite Things to Do in Las Vegas
Go to the outlets, haha! And there are so many nice places to dine.