Best of the West: Shay Geyer
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!
Award-winning designer Shay Geyer is a co-owner of IBB Design in Dallas, TX. She often draws her inspiration from fashion, travel, the arts, and her family & friends. Her signature Shay Geyer Collection of fabrics debuted in 2017, featuring her trademark focus on color and pattern. Shay was also selected as one of five distinguished design talents to create the Portfolio by Nourison high-end area rug collection, available nationwide. Shay’s work has been featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Modern Luxury Dallas,The Dallas Morning News, and many other publications.
Shay's "West Coast Style" in Four Pieces
Mixed metal mirror
Light wood desk
Geometric nesting tables
Upcoming Trends She’s Eyeing at Market
Color! I love seeing so much color in products in our industry. I also love all the large-scale patterns we’re seeing on sofas.
Favorite Timeless Trend
Layering design elements that tell your personal story.
Top Four Materials for Next Season
Mixed metals (in particular, brass & nickel or brass & black)
“Artistic” finishes (painted, hand-blown, lime washed finishes & lighter wood tones)
Raffia and woven fiber components
Wood (especially geometric and three dimensional wood designs on case goods)
Top Four Palettes for Next Season
Emerald green with any hue of blue
Cerulean blue paired with neutrals
Cerulean blue and navy with pops of fuchsia
Black & white with emerald green
Raffia and Woven Fiber Components - Noir, C399, Holden Bed, Eastern King, Pale
Organic Elements - PALECEK, C498, Loren Fossilized Clam Coffee Table
Artistic Interpretation - Annie Selke Company, C354, Raleigh Decorative Pillow 20” Square
Pop of Color - Seasonal Living, C494, Inda Copenhagen Ceramic Floor Lamp
Cerulean Blue - Seasonal Living, C494, Archipelago Nicobar Chair + Ottoman Set
Best Thing About the Las Vegas Market Experience
It’s an easy market to work. The buildings are laid out so well, and everything is organized and easy to find.
How Important is it to See Items in Person?
Very important. It can be hard to get a read for accurate color, quality and the level of finishes online. I like to see, touch and study products in person.
Shopping List or No List?
A little bit of both...I have a list of things I’m looking for in particular, but I’m most excited to discover some new & unexpected things!
Market Shopping Tips for First-Timers
Wear comfy shoes! Download the app and follow along on social media. I discover so many new vendors from following the market hashtags.
Favorite Places to Stay/Dine in Las Vegas
My husband and I are foodies, so we love to go to have a nice dinner and go to a show. Cut is my favorite dining experience in Vegas; it’s always incredible and the food is beautifully plated as well.