Best of the West in Design, Wendy Blackband
Ready to meet the Best of the West? We’ve got them at Las Vegas Market! We’ve rounded up a brand new group of the best and brightest in interior design and photography and are looking forward to an engaging panel discussion with them on what’s new in “West Coast Style”! As a sneak preview of what’s to come, we checked in 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 in 2019. Read on for features highlighting each of our panelists, and don’t forget to catch the Best of the West panel at market for even more in-depth discussion. We’ll see you at market!
Blackband Design, led by owners Greg and Wendy Blackband, is known for their fresh, sophisticated yet casual coastal style. Specializing in combining traditional pieces with more current elements, they create environments that are polished and inviting with a splash of eclectic. With a focus on quality and value, the Blackband Design team prides itself on exceptional customer service and a personalized approach for every client.
Wendy's Signature West Coast Style
Wendy's "West Coast Style" in Four Pieces
- Tailored, two-tone sofa with solid fabric on the seat and back cushions and linen stripes on the back and sides of the sofa frame
- Shanxi province antique console (circa mid 1850s)
- Handmade ceramic light fixtures
- Signature fine art on a flat white wall
Upcoming Trends She’s Eyeing at Market
Architectural accent chairs, sustainable products and fluid-form, curved furniture are a few trends we are loving and expecting to incorporate into our designs in 2019.
Favorite Timeless Trend
One design ‘trend’ that I believe keeps a design timeless is mixing different styles in a space.
Top Four Materials for Next Season
- Luxe textiles (suede, mohair, plush velvet, faux fur)
- Exotic stones
- Textured glass
- Handmade ceramics
Top Four Colors for Next Season
- Cognac color
- Deep berry
- Teal greens
1. Textured Glass Arteriors, C379, Phoebe Vases, Set of 3
2. Luxe Textiles Martyn Thompson Studio, C198, Reflection Wool Viscose
3. Architectural Accent Chairs PALECEK, C498, Strings Attached Lounge Chair- Dark
4. Signature Fine Art Natural Curiosities, C596A, Icarus Collection, Copper
5. Ceramic Light Fixtures Visual Comfort & Co., A134,Halifax Small Table Lamp
Best Thing About the Las Vegas Market Experience
My team and I love being able to see and feel so many products in person.
Favorite Find at Las Vegas Market
We’ve found some incredible one-of-a-kind pieces at Go Home Ltd.
How Important is it to See Items in Person?
I think it is so important. It is such an advantage to be able to sit in chairs and understand how they feel in order to sell them into a client’s home. So many products also look better in person then they do online or on a tearsheet.
Shopping List or No List?
We’re going to take it in as we go!! We’re excited to see what new products are out there and gather lots of inspiration from touring all the showrooms. We’re always looking for that new gem.
Market Shopping Tips for First-Timers
Allow yourself enough time and wear comfortable shoes! Also, when taking photos of products you like, make sure to snap a picture of the actual showroom so that you remember where everything is from.
Favorite Places to Stay/Dine in Las Vegas
We love the dining and concerts. We’re excited for some fabulous team dinners while we’re there!