Posted for Nancy Yearout
RE/MAX Properties of the Summit
After returning from the Las Vegas Furniture Market, I think it is only fair to
discuss the upcoming furniture fashions that made their place at Market this
winter. This being my first Market experience, I was certainly blown away by the
masses of furniture. Now that I have had time to revisit the trip, I ask myself
“What had the strongest presence?”
It is certainly safe to say that
leather is king! The represented trends included bonded leather, authentic
leather, fleece-lined leathers and leathers of vibrant to neutral colors, just
to name a few. Of these, the bonded leather was represented very well at Market.
The innovations and restructuring of this leather-blended upholstery have come a
very long way.
Several times at Market, I would sit down in a bonded
leather sofa and was mistakenly convinced that it was full, authentic leather.
Today, the look and feel of bonded leather is remarkably comparable with that of
real leather. A few years ago, this was not necessarily the case.
newest trend of fleece-backed leather is really a hot idea for the mountains.
The fleece backing creates a thicker, warmer finish to the upholstery. Being in
the furniture industry, I have come across many folks in Summit County who
refrain from leather-type fabrics on furniture because it can often feel cold.
These fleece-lined leathers put cold mountain temperatures to
Motion furniture is booming in all show rooms. Reclining sofas and
loveseats are in high demand, and the manufacturers are responding with motion
pieces in all designs. More contemporary styles are coming through in reclining.
Motion in the past has featured more pillowed and full-sized appearances. The
latest looks include stream-lined arms and sleek silhouettes.
concept that stuck out within all manufacturers is the use of color and prints.
One of the top vendors we carry in our store, Ashley Furniture, is doing a lot
of entertaining colors. Red, teal and deep blue were frequent colors seen in
their show room. Starburst patterns in complimentary colors represented the toss
pillows on the brightly fitted pieces. One sofa to the next to the next was
equally as impressive as the last. It was difficult to pick a favorite.
Some furniture shoppers can be intimated by these funky-colored trends.
However, the idea is that in affordable furniture, you can go with that fun
colorful set in your living room. In seven years after your taste has changed,
you don't have a ton of money invested in your current furniture. Therefore, you
aren't heartbroken to replace it with something fresh and new.
furniture world is massive and, truthfully, overwhelming at times. There are
quarterly furniture shows each year in the U.S. As imagined, the biggest
challenge is to develop the newest style and design that sets you apart from the
rest. Vegas Market for winter 2013 has been concluded for only two weeks, but it
is already ancient history. High Point Market to take place at the end of April
in North Carolina is already the next order of business
For more home
style tips and information visit ifurnish and More Space Place in Frisco or
email Kalyn Johnson at email@example.com.
Courtesy of the Summit Daily News