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2014 Winter Las Vegas Market Review Part 1

2014 Winter Las Vegas Market Review Part 1

Hi Everyone! We just got back from an amazing trip to Las Vegas and World Market Center. It is a hot spot for fantastic finds, hot design trends, and interior design inspiration. We’d like to share with you our favorite moments from the past week. Keep checking back for more, there were so many, I had to break them out into separate posts!

These beds below give interest that is unexpected!

A bed that changes color and lights
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A rocking bed by Shiner

A beautiful canopy bed by Riverside

And a Magnussen driftwood finished mansion bed.

A combination of recycled wood and painted metal presented in a whole new way, with a modern classic feel.

Upholstered dining chairs and barstools are getting brighter and more colorful than ever!


And everyone couldn’t get enough of nailheads!

Stay tuned for more later!

Got Cabin Fever? Cozy up to a Neutral Tropical Bedroom

Got Cabin Fever? Cozy up to a Neutral Tropical Bedroom

This cold winter and all this snow has got me getting a bad case of cabin fever. Wishing I were somewhere hot and tropical! So I had to create a tropics inspired space to escape to! Mix and match furniture finishes create a curated look that has been acquired over several years. My choice is a dark rich sleigh bed by Magnussen and a Hooker distressed accent chest that can also be used as a nightstand. A jute rug is a staple in home decor in tropical locations. And add fun pops of color to create interest with a cozy club chair in mango and coordinating decorative pillows in orange and green foliage. Finish it off with a classic paint color, Benjamin Moore Oakwood Manor. Can’t you just hear the sounds of the ocean?

Interview with Angelo Surmelis

Interview with Angelo Surmelis

We recently had the opportunity to chat with the creator of one of our favorite brands, Angelo Surmelis. He gives us his insight on design and and the angelo:HOME brand. Hope you enjoy!

Michelle: What is one piece of advice you would give to anyone when designing a space?
Angelo: Try something different. We all tend to stick with we’re comfortable with or what we know, but the unexpected is what makes a good room great. Experiment with the things you can afford to do that with. Accessories are an awesome way to try a new color, pattern or style you’ve been thinking about but were afraid of making a big commitment with.

Michelle: What is your favorite unexpected element you use when designing a room?
Angelo: It’s probably less unexpected and more eclectic, but I love to use things that you don’t expect to see together. I’m not a purist so I don’t want an all modern room (even though I love modern design) OR an all elegant hollywood bling room. When I can put a classic, simple piece up against something ornate, worn and rustic, with something shiny, smooth and regal, then I get excited about a room. A healthy mix of styles, periods, colors. textures and patterns make for the best kind of room for me. When I’m in a space that only has one note—I get nervous.

Michelle: What is your favorite angelo:HOME piece of furniture?
Angelo: That’s a tough one. I don’t know if I have a favorite, but I can tell you where I spend the most time is in my living room. I work in there, read there and do most of my product development there and I’m either sitting on one of my Roscoe Chairs (in Parisian Blue Evening Velvet) or my brand new feather down sofa. It’s so new that I have the prototype. They’ll be out later this year.

Michelle: What color is your favorite to put in a room?
Angelo: So much depends on the room—natural light, and so many other factors. But, I will say that currently I have been leaning towards a lot of grey tones for wall,s because I can put any color, pattern, art piece up against it and it works. They grey I am currently loving is from Benjamin Moore and has a bit of lavender undertone in it. EBONY SLATE. It’s awesome!

Michelle: What is your ideal type of living space?
Angelo: One that feels like it tells the story of the people who live there. I love walking into someone’s living space and seeing aspects of who they are, their adventures and places they’ve been, being reflected in their style. It’s my favorite way to decorate and my favorite type of space to be in.

Michelle: Now we know you really like food and desserts, if you could eat anything right now, what would it be?
Angelo: Cake. A simple layer cake. Preferably moist, I only say that because I made one recently and mistakenly left it in the oven for a few minutes too long. It was a bit dry, but don’t think I didn’t eat the whole thing anyway–because I did.

Michelle: If you are having a dinner party with anyone in the world, who would you invite?
Angelo: Tina Fey, Amy Pohler, Mindy Kaling, Viola Davis, Josh Groban, Authors Jennifer & Penny Niven, Andre Leon Talley, Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep, Iris Apfel, Artist Wayne White

Michelle: What’s next in the angelo:HOME world?
Angelo: We will be introducing a brand new line of mattresses with fabrics and ticking that I designed. Also, we are entering the world of teen furniture–fun looks for a younger audience that loves sophisticated, playful style, AND of course, affordable.

Make sure to shop our selection of angelo:HOME products for your home! And those Roscoe chairs he was talking about earlier… you can find them here.

Pantone announces Color of the Year 2014 – Radiant Orchid

Pantone announces Color of the Year 2014 – Radiant Orchid

We love that time of year when the color of the year is announced. This year it is Radiant Orchid! With all the purple we saw at the recent High Point market, it seemed inevitable and we love it! Previous colors were Emerald, Tangerine Tango, Honeysuckle, Turqoise, and Mimosa. Mmm, a mimosa sounds delicious! Well, we have lots of hot purple and orchid colored furniture for you to shop from. Enjoy!

Tufted Wing Bed, Chandelier, Lamp, Pillow, Swoop Arm Chair, Office Chair, Barstool, Kid Sized Louis Chair, Transparent Chair
And btw, if you are drinking a mimosa right now and enjoying it, you’re welcome!