Trends https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/ en Woods Wanted: Consumer Preferences Q&A https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/woods-wanted-consumer-preferences-qa <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Woods Wanted: Consumer Preferences Q&amp;A</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/56510" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gannunzio</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2023-08-01T17:26:09+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/01/2023 - 12:26</span> Tue, 01 Aug 2023 17:26:09 +0000 gannunzio 7544 at https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/woods-wanted-consumer-preferences-qa#comments Color Me 2023 https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/color-me-2023 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Color Me 2023</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/56510" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gannunzio</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-12-21T18:18:56+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/21/2022 - 12:18</span> Wed, 21 Dec 2022 18:18:56 +0000 gannunzio 7105 at https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/color-me-2023#comments IMC Covers Nationwide Trends in 2023 First Look https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/imc-covers-nationwide-trends-2023-first-look <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">IMC Covers Nationwide Trends in 2023 First Look</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/28100" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dfalvey</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/11/2022 - 08:30</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://internationalmarketcenters.com" target="_blank">International Market Centers</a> (IMC) expands its proprietary trend forecasting program, First Look, to cover national trends in its Winter 2023 presentation. The launch of a new First Look East, exploring trends at Atlanta Market, joins the celebrated First Look West, which has highlighted influential product at Las Vegas Market for more than a decade, to offer a coast-to-coast view of new and next in gift and home furnishings. The unique, interactive programs will showcase these trends through product available at the markets through displays, programming, guides and more at the January 10-16, 2023, Atlanta Market and January 29-February 2, 2023, Las Vegas Market.</p> <p>“With the expansion to Atlanta Market, First Look becomes the first of its kind – an actionable nationwide trend program that gives buyers the tools to source must-have products in real time,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC Executive Vice President, Chief Customer and Marketing Officer. “The connectivity to Las Vegas Market has long been the draw of First Look for retailers and designers and we are proud to extend this engaging programming to our Atlanta Market.”First Look will explore three trends at each of the two Winter 2023 markets: one shared national trend and two trends unique to the east and west coast markets.</p> <p>The national trend to be shared across both markets is Amplify. Messages carry unprecedented meaning at a time when a tweet sways political discourse, a gripping post launches a movement and a dance move becomes a cultural phenomenon. In Amplify, featured products have something to say. Whether whispered in small script or writ large, the words, phrases and even symbols that appear on products are as diverse as the categories represented. The message/mood focus of Amplify is upbeat, hip, irreverent, uplifting, sincere, simple, rousing, festive and persuasive. Relevant products are home furnishings, gifts, textiles, tabletop, personal accessories and seasonal products with written words, badges, messages, motifs and symbols.</p> <h2>Trends specific to Atlanta Market:</h2> <p><strong>Care – </strong>More than mere pampering and relaxation, Care is about the attention we give to our loved ones, our homes, our pets, our communities and ourselves. Devotion to family and friends, environmental responsibility and healthful living come together in a dining and lounge space that is comforting, reassuring and bountiful. Relevant products are dining room, upholstery and accent furniture; decorative accessories; lighting; cozy textiles and area rugs; tabletop; pet products; personal care; candles with scents that nourish and revitalize; and treats, snacks and packaged goods with healthful ingredients.</p> <p><br /><strong>Explore – </strong>New travels, new adventures, new hobbies… Explore tracks consumers' pursuits in a vignette that features everything from furnishings inspired by travel and beloved destinations to favorite pastimes and acquisition of new skills. Go forth and Ezploew! Relevant products are comfort-forward seating; accent tables; media consoles and writing/laptop desks; cozy textiles; plush area rugs; games and crafts; housewares; gourmet; on-the-go accessories and more.</p> <h2><br /> The two trends specific to Las Vegas Market:</h2> <p><br /><strong>Nuance – </strong>Neutrals and contrasts rule at the beginning of 2023, especially combinations that group matte finishes in black, dark gray, and cocoa with golden hues such as wheat, sand and washed-wood finishes. Bouclé fabrics, woven materials and designs whisper sustainability with comfort features that exclaim livability. Relevant products are dining room, bedroom, upholstery and accent furniture; decorative accessories; lighting; wall decor, textiles and area rugs; tabletop; candles; personal accessories and more.</p> <p><br /><strong>Venture – </strong>Stargaze at El Capitan. Rock climb in Telluride. Reach the peak at Angel’s Landing. Kayak a Class V on the Colorado River. First Look is ready for adventure in 2023. Seeking a less strenuous journey? Garden accessories, scenic vistas and new floral trends are on view in Venture, too. Relevant products are furnishings that blend high-end Lodge with Southwest-inspired flourishes; on-the-go gear and accessories; activewear; sunblock and hydration products; garden accessories and garden-inspired gifts; candles; and snacks.</p> <p><br /> First Look curator Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media, a trend expert and former magazine editor with 26 years of experience, said “The expansion of First Look allows us to explore how trends can differ across the nation. IMC’s unique positioning with both east coast and west coast markets provides the opportunity for First Look to consider how regional differences impact styles and tastes while discovering the macro influences that unite American consumers.”</p> <h2>First Look Programming</h2> <p><br /> First Look East and First Look West are explored through three pre-market and at-market image-rich presentations by Julie Smith Vincenti. The First Look East seminar is Tuesday, January 10 at 2 p.m. at Atlanta Market (more information at AtlantaMarket.com/Attend/Events. The First Look West pre-market webinar is on Tuesday, January 18, 2023 at 1 p.m. PT and at-market seminar is Monday, January 24 at 1:30 PT during Las Vegas Market (more information at <a href="http://LasVegasMarket.com/Explore/Events-and-Seminars" target="_blank">LasVegasMarket.com/Explore/Events-and-Seminars</a></p> <p>Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market exhibitors are invited to submit images of relevant product to be considered for the First Loook programming and guide. Products also will be considered for at-market displays. Atlanta Market images are due November 18, 2022 and can be submitted at <a href="http://AtlantaMarket.com/Exhibit/Exhibitor-Resources/Market-Toolkit/Submit-to-First-Look" target="_blank">AtlantaMarket.com/Exhibit/Exhibitor-Resources/Market-Toolkit/Submit-to-First-Look</a>. Las Vegas Market images are due on November 30, 2022 and can be submitted at <a href="http://LasVegasMarket.com/Exhibit/Advertising-and-Sponsorship-Opportunities/Submit-to-First-Look" target="_blank">LasVegasMarket.com/Exhibit/Advertising-and-Sponsorship-Opportunities/Submit-to-First-Look</a>.</p> <p>Atlanta Market is the industry’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle market. Housing the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home décor, it features more than 8,000 brands across all categories. Held semi-annually at AmericasMart Atlanta, Atlanta Market attracts retailers and designers from every U.S. state and more than 60 countries. Registration is open now for the January 10-16, 2023, Atlanta Market. For more information, visit <a href="http://AtlantaMarket.com" target="_blank">AtlantaMarket.com</a></p> <p>Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market’s diverse product offerings allow for cross-category commerce among these industries. The next Las Vegas Market runs January 29 – February 2, 2023, at World Market Center Las Vegas. Registration for the January 2023 Las Vegas Market is open now at <a href="http://LasVegasMarket.com" target="_blank">LasVegasMarket.com</a>.</p> </div> Fri, 11 Nov 2022 14:30:47 +0000 dfalvey 7034 at https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com NKBA Releases 2023 Kitchen and Bath Trend Report https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/nkba-releases-2023-kitchen-and-bath-trend-report <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NKBA Releases 2023 Kitchen and Bath Trend Report</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/28100" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dfalvey</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/18/2022 - 05:54</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The National Kitchen &amp; Bath Association (NKBA), owner of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), has released its highly anticipated Design Trends research report. The annual report provides insight into the styles, colors, product features, materials and technology that will dominate kitchen and bath design over the next two to three years.</p> <p>“Kitchens and baths are bigger and more involved,” said Tricia Zach, Head of Research, NKBA. “The study revealed that consumers want spaces to be multi-functional to meet their at-home work, education and entertaining needs.”</p> <p>Other key findings of the 2023 Design Trends report include:  </p> <ul><li><strong>Vibrant Design. </strong>Bold colors, accents and mixed materials/themes are increasingly a factor in kitchens and baths.</li> <li><strong>Sustainability Matters. </strong>Manufacturers’ sustainability practices are becoming more important to designers as they recommend products to clients.</li> <li><strong>Expanded Spaces. </strong>Breaking down walls to expand spaces to add function or conceal clutter: For kitchens, this means adding larger or double islands and walk-in pantries; for baths, it means adding a closet, dressing area and/or sitting room.</li> <li><strong>Wellness Drives Design. </strong>Especially in the primary bath, where designers are creating spa-like experiences that offer clients a retreat for the mind and body.  </li> <li><strong>Tech to Make Life Easier. </strong>Technology continues to play a growing, but clearly “functional” role in the kitchen and bath.</li> </ul><h2>Key Takeaways in Vibrant Design</h2> <p>Clients are combining multiple design elements and materials along with bold accents, splashes of color and texture.</p> <ul><li>Combining design styles to create an updated look/feel: Modern Farmhouse, Classic Contemporary, Organic Modern, Simple Transition, Nature Inspired.</li> <li>Mixing warmer natural earthy tones, less gray and white, more medium wood tones</li> <li>Richer colors: coastal blues, greens and organic neutrals in both kitchen and bath</li> <li>Bold colorful accents through artwork, wallpaper, backsplashes</li> </ul><h2>Sustainability Matters</h2> <p>Clients are paying closer attention to more sustainable products and solutions in their homes as well as to the practices of manufacturers.</p> <ul><li>Consideration of manufacturers’ sustainability practices</li> <li>100% LED lighting, energy-efficient appliances, VOC-free paints</li> <li>Increased natural light via low E windows</li> <li>EPA WaterSense faucets</li> </ul><h2><br /> Expanded Spaces</h2> <p>Homeowners are opening up the look and feel of the kitchen and bath while also expanding the functionality of each to accommodate the changing nature of the home. </p> <ul><li>Removal of walls to open kitchen and bath to adjoining areas</li> <li>Large islands with flexible functionality for food prep, dining, and work</li> <li>Walk-in, built-in or butler’s pantry for food and small appliance storage</li> <li>Primary baths with walk-in closets and sitting or dressing rooms </li> </ul><h2><br /> Wellness Drives Design</h2> <p>Homeowners are seeking sanctuary, especially in the primary bath where designers are creating spa-like experiences that offer clients a retreat for the mind and body. </p> <ul><li>Using earthy, muted colors and light wood tones to create natural, calming designs</li> <li>Spa-like features in showers: large two-person showers, custom seats, multiple showerheads, zero clearance, and steam/thermostatic showers</li> <li>Sanitary/easy-to-clean surfaces – quartz/quartzite (reduction of grout)</li> <li>Larger windows connecting to outdoors and windows above tubs to maximize natural light</li> </ul><h2><br /> Tech to Make Life Easier</h2> <p>Homeowners are adopting technology at a faster pace, specifically when it enables more individualized customization in the kitchen and bath.  </p> <ul><li>Technology to create a personalized environment, using app/voice controls for lighting, water, and floor temperatures, as well as humidity monitoring</li> <li>Smart appliances (kitchen and bath)</li> <li>Touchless faucets, app-controlled appliances, whole house systems,</li> <li>Water conservation technology</li> </ul><h3>Methodology</h3> <p>This annual online survey is conducted with members of the NKBA and the kitchen and bath industry, including designers, showrooms, dealers, specialists, manufacturers, kitchen and bath remodelers/contractors and architects. Occupations excluded (if not qualified) are fabricators, home centers, honorary members and installers. Participants must have designed, specified or sold products for at least one kitchen or bathroom project in the past year.</p> <p>Of the nearly 600 participants, 99 percent are from the U.S. and 1 percent are from Canada; 65 percent are NKBA members and 35 percent are non-members.</p> </div> Tue, 18 Oct 2022 10:54:18 +0000 dfalvey 6980 at https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com 'New Neutrals' Trend Within Home Decor https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/new-neutrals-trend-within-home-decor <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">&#039;New Neutrals&#039; Trend Within Home Decor </span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/56510" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gannunzio</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-08-22T14:55:39+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/22/2022 - 09:55</span> Mon, 22 Aug 2022 14:55:39 +0000 gannunzio 6839 at https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/new-neutrals-trend-within-home-decor#comments Emerging Summer Design Trends https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/emerging-summer-design-trends <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Emerging Summer Design Trends</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/56510" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gannunzio</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-08-17T15:54:32+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/17/2022 - 10:54</span> Wed, 17 Aug 2022 15:54:32 +0000 gannunzio 6820 at https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/emerging-summer-design-trends#comments Houzz Reveals 2022 Emerging Summer Trends https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/houzz-reveals-2022-emerging-summer-trends <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Houzz Reveals 2022 Emerging Summer Trends </span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/43380" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">igillette</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-06-21T15:33:53+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/21/2022 - 10:33</span> Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:33:53 +0000 igillette 6697 at https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/houzz-reveals-2022-emerging-summer-trends#comments Color, Pattern Warm Up Residential Design Trends https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/color-pattern-warm-residential-design-trends <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Color, Pattern Warm Up Residential Design Trends</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/43380" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">igillette</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-06-07T17:25:32+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/07/2022 - 12:25</span> Tue, 07 Jun 2022 17:25:32 +0000 igillette 6672 at https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com Style Board: Residential Design Refresh Brings Color, Pattern https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/style-board-residential-design-refresh-brings-color-pattern <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Style Board: Residential Design Refresh Brings Color, Pattern</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/43380" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">igillette</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-06-07T16:31:50+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/07/2022 - 11:31</span> Tue, 07 Jun 2022 16:31:50 +0000 igillette 6671 at https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/style-board-residential-design-refresh-brings-color-pattern#comments Interior Design Trends for 2022 https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/interior-design-trends-2022 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Interior Design Trends for 2022</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/56510" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">gannunzio</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2022-04-27T17:16:42+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 04/27/2022 - 12:16</span> Wed, 27 Apr 2022 17:16:42 +0000 gannunzio 6568 at https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com https://www.furniturelightingdecor.com/interior-design-trends-2022#comments