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After two full days, more showrooms than I can count, miles and miles covered, parties and parades, I can tell you, Market is equal parts fun, education, and exhaustion!  This time around what I saw and my "take away" weren't so much about what was new, as much as it was about what is old is new again ~ in how materials we have come to know and love were married together to form functional pieces with artistic details.  The eye candy was overwhelming and the inspiration was abundant!

1. Metal was everywhere.  It showed up on headboards and buffets, consoles, and as accents like studs, nail heads, and screws, as hardware and decorative accents.  It was unusual, sculptural, and conversational.  Nickel, brass, gold, stainless, bronze, copper, everything was on the table so to speak.

2. Lucite is picking up momentum and trickling down to the masses.  While we saw familiar pieces used in familiar ways, these pieces incorporated decorative metal, leather, cowhide, or studding to accentuate and elevate.

3. Color was as prevalent as neutrals.  Grey is still "of the moment," but blue was boss at Market.  Every showroom had a blue vignette or two with citrine and persimmon making appearances.  There was a whisper of blush pink in the mix.

Theodore Alexander

4. Hair on Hide also showed up on EVERYTHING.  There was no surface off limits.  Beds, tables, desks, as well as the usual suspects, often times tricked out with nail heads, cool studs, or in one case a beautiful inlaid geometric patterned cerused wood frame.

5. The retro look of mid century modern has taken its place in the pantheon of classic looks that will always have a place in our homes.  Mad men rejoice, it's here to stay.

6. Cerused or driftwood finish feels light and carefree.  It has movement and can used casually as well as in a more elegant space.  What's old is new again.

7. As the Burger King slogan once said, "Have it your way" is the way to go.  Creating personal spaces often calls for custom pieces that are job specific.  Luckily the industry has heard the cry with many custom programs to satisfy a discerning clientele.

8. Sculptural forms in furniture make a statement and elevate everyday pieces into high art.

SHO Modern

Be Still My Heart

1.Bernhardt Furniture  2.Century Furniture 3.Theodore Alexander  4.SHO Modern  5. Thayer Coggin
6. Bernhardt Furniture  7. Benjamin Moore Paint, Joanie Design, Theodore Alexander  8. Bernhardt

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