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Why we love Las Vegas Market – July 2014

Why we love Las Vegas Market – July 2014

It’s always a good time had by all at the Last Vegas Market, but this time I wanted to let you know a little more about it. Sure, the best part is seeing all the new items, design ideas and trends, and don’t worry, we’ll get to that… But networking and communicating with our industry partners is a big part of it. Not only does it allow us as buyers to network with hundreds of potential new manufacturers, but we get to meet and discuss our current state of business with existing suppliers. We are fortunate enough to have a strong sales representation in our home state of Michigan and having the opportunity to meet with many of them in such a short span of time, is rewarding and beneficial in itself!

Ok, now onto some of our favorite new items we saw at market!

A new collection by Aspen Home, which is sure to be a big hit when it becomes available. Industrial has grown significantly this past years, and it is becoming much more elegant in it’s design.

Grandfather clocks have come a long way.. check out these new contemporary versions from Howard Miller!

Gray is still the new beige, Lots of gorgeous grey toned sofa collections

Accessories are really getting fun!

with a fun take on mid-century modern too..

Last, but not least… You could definitely still see the ‘Restoration Hardware’ trend still strong,

and the cleverly named ‘Bad Boy’ chair..

Hope you enjoyed the trip!

2014 Winter Las Vegas Market Part 3

2014 Winter Las Vegas Market Part 3

The last Vegas report is all about the bedroom!

We saw some incredibily gorgeous master bedrooms from Aspen Home.

And from Ashley

And Skyline

And my personal favorite, since I have 2 little girls, the Lightheaded beds! You can personalize it with your favorite Disney character or scene. Even can have one custom made with their picture on it! Kids can read with the ambient light and it’s even set on a timer, so don’t worry about going in and shutting it off after they fall asleep. Can’t wait to bring you these later this year!

And lastly, but never forgotten, the mattress. Our sister site, was invited to preview both the brand new Comforpedic IQ and the Simmons Beautyrest Black launches.

Simmons Introduces the Future of Sleep with Innovative ComforPedic iQ. The iQ mattress adjusts to your sleeping throughout the night, regardless of how you move around and features brand new technology that you can’t find anywhere else. Because of its unique design, ComforPedic iQ is the first and only mattress endorsed by Dr. Andrew Weil, a world-renowned pioneer and leader in the field of integrative medicine.


We were also fortunate enough to preview the Dream in Black event featuring the sponsorship of Dempsey Racing with both Patrick Demsey and his teammate Andrew Davis. The partnership brings performance and modern luxury together. To find out more detail, check out this press release.

Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed the trip with us!

2014 Winter Las Vegas Market Part 2

2014 Winter Las Vegas Market Part 2

Coastal influences still have major appeal, but with a much more modern color palette of blues, dark teals and corals.

Thom Filicia unveils a new lighting design with Safavieh! Described as earthly modern. Shades will add as much design as the lamp base itself.

Mirrored Furniture is still so hot right now.. We are now even seeing it in a Mylar form (not shown) where the damage risk of it being shipped to your home is so much less!

Chunky wood edges in either a modern or rustic finish showed a dominant presence.

Most unique items I found that has a ton of functionality was with Dovetail. Love the wire baskets, top space and casters.

Hope you have enjoyed part 2… More coming! We always have such a great time at market!

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
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!

Las Vegas Market Aug 2011

Las Vegas Market Aug 2011

Hey everyone,
A few weeks ago some of us were very luck to attend Las Vegas World Market Center! A couple of crazy days of furniture shopping and show room visiting. Some of the highlights included A meeting with Angelo Surmelis again. We currently have a bunch of his product on the site under the angelo:HOME brand, and we will have a lot more coming soon! Maybe even a “Michelle” dining set, named after me, if we are lucky… We also got to check out new products from some of our top selling and fashionable brands like Broyhill, Jeffan, and Magnussen. Magnussen has new great kids bedrooms we will add to the site very soon.. so stay tuned! Surya’s showroom was also full of great color combinations in rugs, pillows, and throws.

We usually provide you some HOT TRENDS we notice at market, so check out this video hosted by Monica Peterson below to hear more about them!

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: Our Home at Market

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: Our Home at Market

Our trip to Nevada for Las Vegas Market at World Market Center would not be complete without a little fun on the strip. With the Cosmopolitan as our home for 4 days we were set right in the middle of all the action. I personally had the opportunity to spend time enjoying the luxurious dining and amenities of Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, so I thought why not put together a little info on the coolest things to do while you are visiting the newest addition to the Las Vegas Strip.

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas


1. Stay in a Terrace Room

We were very surprised by the views offered from Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, you get an in-your-face look at some of the best Vegas offers. Personally, my room faced directly onto the Planet Hollywood rooftop sign but you could see down the strip all the way to the MGM to far past Treasure Island. Another one of our team members looked out across Bellagio and the Dancing Fountains! It was great to see all the Vegas sights right from your balcony.

2. Visit both Bamboo and Boulevard Pools

There are several pools at Cosmo LV, I recommend that you spend time at both the Bamboo Pool and Boulevard Pools. Bamboo is great for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle, situated off to the side of the many Cosmopolitan rooftops it looks across to Aria and Vdara. It is great for those who are just looking to lounge and relax. On the other hand the Boulevard Pools is mere feet from the Las Vegas Strip, right in the heart of all the action. I spent a awesome afternoon here playing pool and video games on the pool deck and enjoy the Las Vegas sun from the tiered sun decks.

3. Drink on all 3 Levels of the Chandelier bar

The centerpiece of the gaming floor is the marvelous Chandelier Bar. It surprisingly has 3 different levels and 6 different bars. Thanks to a tip from our waitress on the first evening, we learned that each level features its own specialty menu, therefore it became my mission to drink on all 3 levels. I highly recommend the Ransom Note on the Main Level!

4. Finding the Secret Pizza Place

Let’s just say… hidden somewhere in Cosmopolitan is a secret Pizza Place, with delicious (and affordable) New York Style Pizza, PBR and IPA. It may get served on a paper plate with your beer in a red Solo Cup and there may be vintage video arcade machines and it may be located on the 3rd Floor on the East Side tower.

Keep your eyes peeled for a long album lined hallway and be ready for some of the best late night eats on the strip.

5.  Pay Attention to the Details

Everything in Vegas is always Shiny and spectacular, but the attention to details in the Cosmopolitan is nothing like I have ever seen. Closer inspection of wallpapers, lighting and carpeting leads to discovery of hidden images, like sexy silhouettes hidden in my bathroom’s wallpaper.

Our team marveled in the hooked glass chandeliers throughout the property, which happened to be one of the many trends we spotted at World Market Center. Lit shadow boxes lined columns filled with cascading jewels, chandeliers glistening with LED lighting making 3D dancing graphics…just keep your eyes peeled for cool details throughout the hotel and you’ll be surprised what you can spot.


Comsopoliatan Bar Photos
View From Terrace, Chandelier Drinks, Wall Paper, Chandelier

Overall our team had an amazing time staying and playing at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. If you have the chance just spend a few hours exploring the many fantastic spaces in the Cosmo.

Meeting Angelo Surmelis at Vegas Market

Meeting Angelo Surmelis at Vegas Market

So how many of you are big HGTV fans like myself? I’m hoping a lot of you are! This past market I got a rare opportunity to meet Angelo Surmelis from HGTV at one of our manufacturers showroom. He is going to have a beautiful and affordable line of casegoods from Southern Enterprises (SEI) in the angelo:HOME brand. They have that “napa style” look to them and a at great price retailing for $299 or less. We are going to have them on this spring! In addition to the accent furniture pieces, I hope to have his angelo:HOME upholstery line also this spring.
I will say, Angelo is a very down to earth person with a ton of energy, I left the meeting being so excited on his new furniture line, I can’t wait to get some of his items myself! Check it out:




Angelo and Michelle




World Market Las Vegas Jan 2011

World Market Las Vegas Jan 2011

Hey everyone!
Sorry we’ve been a little quiet lately but we have been so busy working on new product just for you! We saw a lot of good stuff at market last month. I’d like to share with you some of the HOT TRENDS we are seeing and going to be able to offer you very shortly.

We saw a lot of that “Restoration Hardware” Look, an antiqued oak/pickled/white washed aged look in wood products, and for every room of the house. We can’t seem to find the right word for it it, but once we do, we’ll have to create a collection around it!

World Market-Vegas Aug 2010

World Market-Vegas Aug 2010

Hi everyone,
So it’s been a few weeks since we got back from Vegas Market. It was a great show and we’ve been hard at work ever since getting our hands on these looks! We saw so many great products and trends; it’s hard to know where to start.
One key note is that consumers want a piece of furniture they can invest in, due to the change in economy. They desire quality pieces, and even larger scale items to last a long time. Manufacturers are stepping up the quality game, and not just making products to meet a price point. They are also designing them in neutral, classic styling so they don’t go out of style before they get worn out.

And on to the fun! Hot looks we saw a lot of were:

  • Grey and Yellow: Hottest new color trend
  • White washed wood, bleached wood, and that natural look.
  • Reproduction light bulbs, as in Ferrowatt
  • Lots of linen fabric seating and linen slipcovered looks. Shows a very casual living atomsphere.
  • Fabric textured lamp shades.
  • Platform beds with arch bases
  • Poufs; they work as ottomans, floor cushions, and are just cute/fun accents to any room

Trends that we’ve seen before but still continue to be strong:

  • Turquoise! also now paired with orange.
  • Found objects as accesssories, re-purposed, or reclaimed wood products
  • geek chic – furniture with mp3 docks, for example: Ashley I-zone
  • multi-function, additonal color panel options
  • Coastal Cottage styling.. all your Lakeshore, Seaside, and Stay-cation Furniture
  • animal print accents
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Vegas Market Feb ’10

Vegas Market Feb ’10

Hi everyone, about twice a year we attend the World Market Center in Las Vegas, NV.  No, this isn’t just a fun trip, but we make some great connections with vendors and get cool ideas on trend.

World Market Center

Some of the great things we experienced were Shiatsu massage chairs.  OMG, they are wonderful!  The chairs have so many options on what type of massage it gives you, feels almost like a real masseuse is there with you.  It was a sight to see, all of us from our company getting a massage in the Berkline show room.  But if that is what it takes to get to know our products, we are happy to oblige!  After experiencing them, I can guarantee, that they are definitely worth the investment!

In addition to getting to know our products, we get a firsthand look on trend.  Trendy turquoise (again), Glossy finishes, mixed materials, lodge living, natural elements, and antique inspired products dominated the market.  Here are just a few items we already have that fit the trends!

Turquoise: Pulaski turquoise chest and Surya Pillow

Glossy: Modloft Eldridge Entertainment Center and Alphaville Ess Chairs

Mixed Materials: Bernhardt Chateau Rustique Table and Hillsdale Northhaven Bar Stool

Lodge Living: Lea Kids Jackson Creek Bookcase Bed and Momeni Aspen Rug

Natural Elements:  Padma’s Plantation Trinidad Bed and Bahama Breeze Chair

Antique Inspired: Howard Miller Wall Clock and Lea Kids Emma’s Treasures Metal Bed