Posted by Kyle Escamilla on Mon, Jan 21, 2019 @ 10:45 AM
Winter Las Vegas Market — a mashup full of interior designers, retailers, trend leading industry professionals, and a whole lot of furniture — is scheduled for Jan. 27 – 31. Twice a year, LVM hosts a convergence of the home furnishings industry at this large-scale venue for brands to showcase their inventory. LVM also provides a fun educational experience for all attendees. This year’s Winter Market is fast approaching and those attending should start preparing in order to get the most out of their market experience.
With over 4,000 exhibitors attending Winter LVM, it is important for home furnishings retailers to learn what latest trends are in fashion so they can stock inventory that will entice their customers.
Best of the West
The Las Vegas Market features a program called “Best of the West”, a panel discussion which takes the insight of successful interior designers to educate attendees on the hot new trends for home furnishings. LVM provides a preview of what the panelists will be discussing through an ongoing series of blog articles.
“Rattan, lots of rattan. Especially on the West Coast. I love the pastel wash of jewel tones right now, especially mauve and olive green. I am very into the curved upholstery, I think that will be a huge trend,” said award winning Interior Designer Laura Umansky.
Kelli Lamb, managing editor for Rue magazine, said she admires furniture styles that can be found in hotels in Mexico. Her favorite materials for the upcoming season are wood, clay, linen, and tinted glass.
Co-owner Wendy Blackband of Blackband Design favors exotic stone, handmade ceramics, textured glass, and luxurious textiles such as plush velvet or faux fur. She predicts that popular trends will include “architectural accent chairs, sustainable products and fluid-form, curved furniture.”
Catch the full panel discussion on Monday, Jan. 28 to learn more about upcoming trend forecasts.
“First Look” is cross-category trends showcase that happens twice a year at the Las Vegas Market. It returns this winter with four major themes that highlight seasonal trends.
- Arctic – Brushed finishes, shimmery silver tones, upscale blues and cool greens.
- Desertscape – Sun soaked southwestern patterns, distressed woods, and leather upholstery.
- Adorn – Personal accessories, candles, and scene enhancing soft goods.
- Fiesta – All things beach, such outdoor furniture, fire pits, glassware, and tabletop accessories.
Karen Olson, senior vice president of marketing for International Market Centers, had good things to say about the event: “The multi-part program gives buyers and interior designers the latest trend forecasts and provides insight from industry thought leaders and trendsetters.”
Textile Trends in 2019 Home Furnishings
Trends in textiles are something worth tracking since they will be a defining aspect for many furniture items that have upholstery. Valdese Weavers of Valdese N.C. provide their take on the trending colors for fabrics in 2019:
- Shades of White – White is a color that represents “perfection, truthfulness, cleanliness and purity.”
- Muscadine — "A purplish plumy red” that brings out warmth in linen.
- Greenish Gray Blues – These tranquil colors induce thoughts of “a misty morning mountain lake, the sea foam crashing on the sand, or a smoky, stormy sky just before the rain.”
- Darkened Teal Blues – According to Valdese Weavers, these colors are “worldly, regal, bold and distinguished.”
Payment Solutions at LVM
It's not only important to have an excellent inventory in the home furnishings industry, but it is crucial to keep every aspect of business at its best, including the payments process.
CrossCheck, a leading provider in payments guarantee solutions, will be attending this year’s event at booth #22 in the Home Furnishing Association’s Retailer Resource Center. Payments experts Senior Vice President Charles Dortch III and Sales Director Jason Lindell will be available to speak about the many services CrossCheck offers that help mitigate risks, increase sales, and improve customer satisfaction.
Multiple Check, a future deposit function, provides an alternative method for consumers to pay for home furnishings without applying for credit. Customers write 2 – 4 checks and designate dates for them to be deposited over a 30-day period. Customers bring home their items on the date of sale while the retailer is guaranteed payment by CrossCheck.
To learn more, download our free guide about Multiple Check.