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Summer Market   Jul 28 - Aug 1, 2019

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.

West Coast Style is… “Sophisticated, relaxed, classic, neutral hues.”

 

Pink and white textured bed linens with loads of texture from Pom Pom at Home

Hilde's "West Coast Style" in Four Pieces

 

  • Relaxed & casual furnishings

  • Lived-in but elegant white linen

  • Artisan-made throws

  • Handmade pillows

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.

Textured gray pillow sham with a woven off-white pillow case from Pom Pom at Home

 

Top Four Materials for Next Season

 

  • Linen, in a variety of textures

  • Bamboo

  • Cotton

  • Poly blends

Top Four Palettes for Next Season

 

  • Desert colors like terra cotta & blush

  • Warm neutrals like sand & cream

  • All shades of grey

  • Classic white

Product Picks

 

A curated selection of home products from Las Vegas Market chosen by Hilde Leiaghat

 

  1. Classic White: Dovetail Furniture and Designs, B159, Natsu Round Sidetable

  2. Diffused Colors: Pom Pom at Home, C506, Finn Throw

  3. Boho Style: Selamat Designs, C301, Ara King Bed in Natural

  4. Textured Fabrics: Pom Pom at Home, C506, Pippa Hand Woven Pillow, 20” x 20” with Insert

  5. Casual Stripes: Pom Pom at Home, C506, Warby Handwoven Rug - Navy

     

Warby handwoven rug from Pom Pom at Home featured in a living room design

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.

White kitchen with a blue island featuring a white and blue Pom Pom at Home rug

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.

Hallway featuring black and off-white textured throw pillow atop a vintage wooden bench with a matching black and off-white runner on the ground - both textile items from Pom Pom at Home

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.

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