Last Wednesday hundreds of designers, industry luminaries, media and more gathered to see what the showrooms in the NYC Decoration & Design Building would unveil at the Spring Market. As part of the Go Design Go “Bloggers Lounge” sponsored by Editor At Large, Andrew Martin and Hyland Magazine, we were front and center to see all and tell all of what is what from this year's market.
The day started off with a keynote of one of our favorite authors, Wall Street Journal Magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Deborah Needleman. Debbie shared her highlights of the top influences on interior design trends as well as her much loved style philosophy echoed in her current book The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate and Live Well: "having fine things but letting them breathe is the luxury of imperfection." Debbie said the sources of her current interior design inspiration come from fashion photography, trends in the food world and things seen on the runway. Check out the twitter hashtag #ddbmarket to see more tweets on her speech and read how she suggests you "create spaces that are warm, welcoming, and lived in."
After the keynote, we visited several showrooms in the building and found some pretty amazing fabrics, luxurious bedding, trends for outdoor living and a cool new magazine! Take a peek at some of what we saw in our pics from the day that follow. We promise to go into more detail in a future post about the fabrics, bedding and the cool new magazine. So stay tuned!
Top: It was lunch amidst the treasures at the Fortuny showroom. Bottom Left: Significant items in the Fortuny heritage on display. Bottom Right: Pieces from the collaboration between L'Objet and Fortuny which includes tableware and decorative accents.
Top: Nailhead options at Artistic Frame. Bottom Left: Maryam Montague at the signing for her book, Marrakesh by Design, in her custom chair from Artistic Frame. Bottom Right: The onsite nibbles carried on the Moroccan theme.
Fabrics at the ready at Knoll.
Left: We were tempted to stay all day in this richly textured seating area at Holland & Sherry.
Right: Knobs and pulls at Holland & Sherry.
Hudson had the best seat in the house at Christopher Hyland.
We are off to a very busy Design Week starting with Blogfest this Monday - Wednesday. There is so much excitement and so many great things happening this week we can't wait to share it all with you soon!!!