Tuesday, January 20, 2009
To Market To Market . . .
My friend Portia and I made our annual trek to the Dallas Market at the World Trade Center in Dallas last week. I attended several trend seminars by retail experts. Portia & I also hit the main showrooms. Here's the scoop in a nutshell:
TRENDS: Wood. Natural driftwood-made into lamps, lighting, stands, & furniture.
Glass. It was everywhere! Especially BIG clear glass pieces.
Color. Big colors were RED & YELLOW, especially blue-reds. All shades of
grays are still strong, and the richer, stronger pastels are "in".
All shades of aqua & blue are just like green now-considered earth
colors, and are staples.
Nature. Stones, fossils, wood, bamboo, straw . . . Get Some!
Other stuff we saw: White leather & vinyl, natural fabrics, metal and straw containers, "going green" themed things. Looks like it's one extreme or the other-the extreme natural/raw look or crazy bright candy colors.