Hot Design Trends: Furniture

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Design Trends from Summer Market 2018

Want to know what the hottest design trends are? The ones that only interior designers know? Check out what I saw at Las Vegas Summer Market 2018! It can be over whelming to walk around all the showrooms, but here’s what I found in several of the top showrooms.

Pedestal Furniture

These were everywhere! And on several different types of furniture. The look is a metal ring around a solid support base. It has a glam-lounge look and has roots in the Art Deco period. Although, the look can also be found during the “mod” period of the 1960’s.  The current interpretation can be found in various styles, including a more industrial/rustic style, like the tables below.

Industrial/rustic wood cocktail tables with a silver pedestal.

I found a ton of gold toned bases, but I also saw several options in silver. The most common furniture pieces with this type of base were accent/lounge chairs, but I saw quite a few cocktail tables with this type of base as well.

Accent chairs with gold pedestal bases at the Surya showroom.

Channel Tufting

Tufted headboards have been all the rage for several years now, but we’re starting to see the tide shift a little bit on this staple item. Designers started talking about channel tufting last fall and I started suggesting it as a contemporary alternative for clients that want an upholstered headboard, but a sleeker look. Both horizontal and vertical orientations of this look are popular. It really depends on the look you want. Horizontal tufting creates a great stable, masculine line, while vertical tufting will help elongate the space.

A gorgeous horizontal channel tufted headboard.

Again, this look gives a nod to the past. Like the pedestal look, channel tufting has roots in Art Deco style. We revisited this look again in the 1980’s. So, if you’re looking to create a great look from either style period, you will want to consider channel tufting.

Vertical tufting, like in the plum colored headboard, can help add height.


This is another “vintage” inspired item and probably my favorite. It has such a Hollywood Regency vibe. This pleated look would be great in a really feminine space or paired with some great retro tables. This blush pink chair just made me wish I had a client for whom I could specify it. I could totally see a pair of these classic barrel chair next to a marble and gold cocktail table with some black and white prints of classic movie stars like Katherine Hepburn or Cary Grant. So chic.

Classic pleated barrel chair in blush velvet.

Are you thinking about trying out one of these new looks? Need the help of a designer to figure out how to work them into your space? You’re just one click away from your complimentary Design Style Consultation. Just click here. Still not sure what your style is? Take my style quiz here.

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9 thoughts on “Hot Design Trends: Furniture”

  1. CK says:

    We probably walked past each other in these showrooms! I love the huge channel headboard and I agree with your trendspotting.

    1. julielampe says:

      Thanks! I thoroughly enjoyed the show and was kind of sad to make my last “trend” post, but how long can you blog about Las Vegas! LOL! I think this was Vanguard?? Maybe. Their showroom knocked my socks off! I can’t wait to go to the next show! Kid in a candy store!!

  2. Nice post, Julie! Those pleated chairs – yummmm – love that trend for a touch of glamour!

    1. julielampe says:

      I love it too! I love all of the Art Deco throwbacks. Very glam. Makes me want to take a Transatlantic Cruise or something!

  3. Darla Powell says:

    Thanks for sharing all these great trends. Would love to go to Vegas Market next year.

  4. Wendi Gee says:

    Oh my…those pink chairs are to die for! Thanks for sharing!

    1. julielampe says:

      Thanks! I love that pink has some staying power right now!

  5. Those headboard woooowza LOVE!

    1. julielampe says:

      It is pretty stunning!

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