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Design Ideas and Trends for 2012

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During the week of January 30, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada was the destination spot for designers, architects, and all design professionals of the home trade industry. World Market Las Vegas Winter 2012, was an opportunity to see the latest trends in home design and what buyers will be choosing for their clients, and stores.

In 2012 the trend is towards metallics, neutrals, but still bold colours, unique textures and patterns are making a strong statement. Take a look at some of the latest trends found.

Neutral tones meet bold materials: The market had countless examples of neutral toned colours and bold materials melding together. Rustic touches of weathered wood, but in grey, and lighter tones to blend beautifully in any decor. Bold materials such as iron, stone, wood, and resin were apparent in many of the showrooms.

Functionality and innovative creativity: It never ceases to amaze how design can spawn off creative pieces of home decor. The Phillips Collection had fascinating use of organic materials, all fused with unique craftsmanship. These seat belt dining chairs were comfortable, creative and made a bold statement. Designers are showing that unconventional artisan detailing is here to stay.

Sleek and modern originality: While metallic and ultra-glam decorative pieces have been on the design scene for a while, the use of painting resin with metallic paint is a modern twist on the old. Table bases, decorative wall art, mirrors and sculptures have picked up on this modern design trend. Reflective surfaces, furniture clad in mirrors and metallic painted resin decor adds brightness and sophistication to every room in the home.

Simplicity in the details: There was a refreshing return to simple detailing in accessories. Woven rattan balls called Sibaque balls from A Studio placed in a decorative Yves bowl brings texture to your coffee table without being overpowering with colour and ornamentation. A Studio had a beautiful collection of simplistic details that when placed together in a tablescape were stunningly tasteful.

Innovative technology: Aside from furniture and decor there were also great uses of innovation and technology. A favourite was from Bio-Blaze. This fireplace is no ordinary fireplace. It is portable, doesn't need electricity, gas, chimney, and doesn't give off any smoke. They run on bio-ethanol fuel, which makes them ideal for apartment and loft living.

The market was truly a feast for the eyes, senses, and mind. Showrooms of textiles, rugs, furniture, decor, and more seemed to overtake all that witnessed the event.

This article was sourced from Freshome.

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