If products seem to have more curves and crystals lately it’s because a number of home furnishings introductions have focused on incorporating a more feminine feel. Slender and curvy shapes, soft colors, delicate crystal accents and florals all add sophisticated, feminine touches that appeal to women, the target home consumers.
There was no shortage of statement pieces at last month’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. The Italian design fair showed innovation and inspiration from the past—as well as from sailboats—and eye-catching looks.—Andrea Lillo
With the warmer weather just ahead, manufacturers look to help consumers furnish their outdoor patios, decks and yards from the ground on up. Here are only a few of the introductions attendees will see at market.-David Gill and Andrea Lillo
For inspiration, these designs look skyward, as outer space engages our sense of exploration and the urge to visit unknown worlds. Consumers can easily incorporate these notable introductions into their homes for an out-of-this-world look.—Andrea Lillo
High Point Market will give vendors of home textiles and bedding products a chance to spotlight their wares. Both bed pillows and decorative pillows will be on display, as will the latest and greatest from several mattress manufacturers—David Gill
Incorporating both modern elements, as well as inspiration from the past, these furniture and home décor items add sophistication and style to the home. Details include inlaid brass, hidden storage, curved wood accents and alabaster discs for added interest.
Some of the most beautiful and finely crafted glassware and crystal—both clear and colored—is on view in New York this week. Selections range from stunning vases and other decorative pieces to elegant barware and serveware.—Allison Zisko