Spotted on Social: Trends Roundup
Interior Designer, Wendy Glaister was raised by her parents to use an artist’s eye for beauty, composition, color, and scale. She makes the homes of her clients profoundly beautiful, meeting that subjective definition for each client she guides. Wendy’s practicality and playfulness are translated into the homes she builds and transforms, fusing her client’s personality and tastes with graceful function and ease. A professional designer for over a decade, she brings a seasoned eye to each project, carefully selecting the moments in each space that will make the room and lend cohesion to the home.
Wendy is a veteran speaker that has given presentations at the Las Vegas Market and the Boston Design Center. Her involvement in national design organizations such as her recent appointment as regional president of ASID and an active member of NKBA, Wendy stays at the forefront of design innovation and development. Most recently published in Modern Luxury Interiors and 209 Magazine, Wendy’s project work continues to gain attention throughout the region.
Las Vegas Market Winter 2019 was a spectacular show with brand new introductions, high level CEU’s and presentations, and more attendees than ever before. Of course, it’s all about the product, and this season, we have so much to get excited about. Scrolling through the Tastemaker selections on Market’s Instagram, four trends made a real statement. Natural Elements, Hot Stone, Va-Voom Velvet, and Clever Chests were spotted by guest designers, bloggers and influencers all over the property.
Earth, wood, rattan and rope wove themselves through Market’s buildings and pavilions in a magical way this Winter. Natural textures and hand-crafted stories warmed designer’s eyes and caught us in awe of the beauty of the artisan craftsperson.
- Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton from @bauerclifton_interiors found the most beautiful, curvaceous burlwood chest. With lines harkening back to the golden days of Hollywood, this World’s Away piece would be a standout in any design scheme. (far right image)
- Theresa Dorlini of @circledesignstudiollc couldn’t pass on the powerful Phillips Collection tree cross-section console. She placed it in one of her current hospitality projects to incredible effect. (middle right image)
- In the case of Palecek Design’s new chair, “Strings Attached,” the rattan and rope causes the viewer to take a moment to admire the kinetic energy present in the tactile modern piece, as identified by Nicole Yee of @nicoleyeeinteriors. (middle left image)
- Laura and Cliff Muller found a way to keep mealtime on trend with @be-home’s stoneware tabletop collection. Each piece is hand formed and glazed, keeping craftsmanship personal and luxurious without being too dear to enjoy every day. (far left image)
All at once sleek, sexy, warm and inviting, natural stone made a statement in the showrooms of Market this season. Whether illuminated or quietly underfoot, the strength of stone was a standout.
- One clear show stopping experience at Market is the European Bath and Kitchen Showroom and the glamorous kitchen that is designer Cary Vogel’s brilliant creation. The illuminated onyx island was spotted by Ryan Decker as one of his favorite finds @ry.deck. (middle left image)
- Nicole Yee came up with a brilliant idea...use one of the one-of-a-kind onyx bowl at Phillips Collection as a sink! @nicoleyeeinteriors. (far right image)
- The Camilla Fossilized Clam Coffee Table at Palecek, with its undulating curves and layers of storied history lends a sense of permanence and softness all at once. Spotted by Mikel Welch @mikelwelch. (middle right image)
- Melissa Galt found a softer approach to the stone look with a stunning area rug from Chandra Rugs. Their “stone squares” area rug has varying tones of greys and whites, designed and cut to visually represent dimensional squares of stone. @melissagaltinteriors. (far left image)
Harkening back to the Golden Age of Art Deco Hollywood, velvets abounded in trending upholstery. Whether channelback, tufted, curved or turned, velvet looked lucious in every application.
- Rhonda Peterson kicked off the velvet sea of lovely by spotting Global Views’ Channel back green velvet sofa. @rhondapeterson. (middle left image)
- At Four Hands Furniture, Breegan Jane eyed a rich teal tufted back sofa. @breeganjane. (far right image)
- Joy abounded as Kimberly Joi spotted her pick: a Jimmy de Laurentis for Moda Dora curved, channel back sofa. @designingjoi. (far left image)
- The luxury of a spectacular, multi-colored cut velvet swivel chair was not to be missed at Norwalk by the talented Kerrie Kelly, FASID. @kerrielkelly. (middle right image)
The casegood of the season is the wildly versatile bachelor’s chest. Use it as an end table or bedside chest, in an entry or on a landing, the variety was something to behold this January.
- The charming Glen Peloso, all the way from Toronto, found Currey and Co’s black lacquer chest with metal accents something to write home about. @designerglenpeloso (far left image)
- Laura Umansky couldn’t resist the global appeal of the inlaid drawer front chest from Vanguard Furniture’s McKinney Side Table. @laurauinteriordesign (far right image)
- Who could resist Go Home Ltd’s navy blue leather wrapped chest? Not Kerrie Kelly, FASID where she spotted one of the hottest trending colors on their Aria Chest. @kerrielkelly (middle right image)
- Oly Studio, known for its laid back Cali vibe, caused designer Wendy Blackband pause, as she admired their oak and capiz shell chest. @blackbanddesign (middle left image)
We hope you’ve enjoyed this tour of top designer picks from the hottest trends for Spring. Can’t wait to see these all installed in gorgeous projects this year. Happy Designing!