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This past Thursday I had the pleasure of attending a
marathon of seminars on what trended in the design industry for Fall 2012 at DCOTA (Design Center of the Americas). I
consider these seasonal meetings a vital part of my ever continuing education. Interior
design inspires every facet of our lives, and it’s my responsibility to
navigate the professional interior design world, accessing the industry's best
manufacturers, and bring ideas and products to you from which to make selections
that work best in your home or office.
Designer Celerie Kemble & Susan North of Schumacher
In the 8 hours of viewing and listening about trends in art,
fashion, and the world in general, I learned about innovations in the areas of
furnishings, wall coverings, lighting, fabrics, trim (passementerie), rugs and
carpeting… well, you get the idea. Presentations by Fabricut/Stroheim, Hartmann
& Forbes, Studio E, Jab, Jeffrey Michaels, Baker Knapp & Tubbs,
Schumacher, Brown Jordan, Kravet, Cowtan & Tout and many, many more
inspired me to share some exciting moments and products with you.
The Market At A Glance: Texture, Metallics, Black/Gray/White
The specialist at JAB underscored the popularity of metallic window treatment rods and wall mounts, and demonstrated how they can be adjusted for uneven walls on site for a custom, one-day installation.
Product Report: The representative at
Hartmann Forbes introduced a new line of natural wallcoverings in handcrafted weaves.
Carefully thought out and orchestrated, even the refreshments served were artistically designed and presented. Inspirations in themselves.
For more photos and details, and how these trends translate into holiday decor, visit my web site or the main page of this blog. Look for "Seasonal Market Report - Fall 2012".