Best of the West in Design, Ginny Macdonald
Here Come the Best of the West...
January 2018 market is on the horizon, and with it comes a brand-new collection of trend-defining designers that represent the very “best of the West,” a group which includes Los Angeles-based designer Ginny Macdonald. Imported from England with a background in interior architectural design, Ginny recently started her own full service firm in Los Angeles after four years as Design Director for Emily Henderson Design. Ginny believes that no two clients or spaces are the same, and employs her keen eye for detail, focus on quality and love of vintage items to infuse her personal style into every project. Las Vegas Market is thrilled to welcome Ginny as part of January’s “Best of the West” panel discussion! Read on for a sneak peek at what inspires Ginny’s signature West Coast style, her “must see” trends for next season, showroom faves and product picks at Las Vegas Market, and more. Will you be planning a trip to market in January? Meet Ginny in person and hear more from her and the rest of our Best of the West creatives on our REstyleSOURCE Best of the West design panel!
Ginny's West Coast Style?
“Being from England, I try to infuse my heritage into my own personal spaces but combine it with other styles so it’s a kind of hodge-podge but done so that it feels cohesive and considered. I tend to err on the side of classic and traditional, but living on the West Coast definitely allows me to bring in more casual, comfortable pieces.”
"There are lots of different forms of West Coast style, whether it be the more colourful layered mid-century boho or earthy neutral 'California casual.' To me, West Coast style is a mixture of all different styles layered together in a relaxed manner, using a lot of collected pieces and natural materials in bright and airy spaces."
Ginny's Top 4 Picks for "West Coast Style"
- Rattan or woven accessories
- Plants...lots of plants (although I cannot for the life of me keep any alive!)
- Seascape painting or photograph
- Danish midcentury-style furniture
Why Does She Love Shopping Las Vegas Market?
“Not only is it fun to immerse yourself amidst all the craziness of the shoppers, it’s also a huge deal to see things in person. When suggesting furniture and accessories to clients it’s always good to feel confident about the pieces you are proposing, and seeing them in person makes all the difference.”
Trends She's Eyeing at Market?
“Having only been to the market once before I’m really excited to head to the Pavilions, which I didn’t get to last time. A lot of makers are at the forefront of trends so it’s great to snag up one-of-a-kind pieces before they blow up into the mass market.”
Top 4 Materials For 2018:
1) Woods, 2) Linens, 3) Ceramics, and 4) 'I'm such a lover of natural materials, so I'm always on the lookout for those."
Top 4 Colors for 2018:
"Even though it feels more fall/winter, I’m still loving rusty orange tones mixed with dirty mustard and burgundy. Only as accent colours, and done in very small doses so that it doesn’t feel too overpowering.”
Favorite Places to Stay and Dine in Las Vegas?
“The Vdara is one of my faves because it’s a suite hotel, so you get a big plushy room with a sitting area. It also doesn’t have a casino, so it’s a great place to come back and relax after a full day of shopping. I’m a big fan of the sushi at Zuma at the Cosmopolitan Hotel as well as STK, they do a great fillet steak.”
Market Tips for First-Timers?
“Keep it comfy! You’re literally on your feet all day so comfy shoes are a must. Take a fold-up tote bag for any small accessories and brochures. And then book into a spa for a well deserved wind down – the Bellagio is a particular favourite of mine.”
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