• SUMMER MARKET AT LVDC = Falling Forward, Circling Back and Defining the Decade!

    Ahhh...football and flash floods...Fall is in the air. And with that comes the anticipation of what to expect for the new Design season. One of the biggest forecasting tools for predicting decor trends are the Summer and Winter Market tradeshows, held twice a year at the Las Vegas Design Center (also known as World Market Center). It’s those 3 really cool buildings you see heading north on the I-15, located across the street from the Cleveland Clinic and the Smith Center, adjacent to the North…

  • Wabi Sabi & Japandi ~ SUSHI ANYONE?

    If I asked my husband how he felt about Wabi Sabi or Japandi his mostly likely response would be “You know I’m not a big sushi fan. Is it on the Happy Hour menu?” Meaning if it’s under $5.00 he’ll try it. And if I responded “They’re not food, they’re Design Trends!” He would likely say “Why are you even having this conversation with me?” Sigh…. It’s no surprise that nature themes and elements keep showing up in all varieties of design. Light and white spaces are taking over and there is a h…

  • KBIS and LAS VEGAS WINTER MARKET 2023 Recap - A Picture Is Worth A 1000 Words

    Last week Las Vegas hosted no less than 5 trade shows related to the world of Design and Home Building, IBS, KBIS, NHS and TISE, in conjunction with Las Vegas Winter Market. Click here for more info . While I always try to spend at least one day at Market, I was lucky enough to see KBIS too. Being an empath it’s hard to be in large crowds and overly stimulating environments. So I did a quick dash in and out of KBIS then headed up to Market! Here are some takeaways, mainly described in pictures…

  • A New Year Means Exciting New Design Trends!  What Is The Difference Between Trend and Fad?

    2023 spells new design trends. Let’s start by comparing trends vs fads. What is the difference? Basically shelf life. An Interior design fad lasts about 2 years while trends tend to arc in a 7 year cycle. In my humble opinion it’s what sets apart professional design and D.I.Y. Designers know what’s emerging with their private access ‘to the trade’ and shows like Las Vegas Market. A good Designer will have their pulse on what is about to break-out with exclusive access to it. When you sta…

  • What Are Summer’s Hot Trends And How To Implement Them!

    Last week was Summer Market at Las Vegas Design Center, considered by many to be in the top 5 of National Interior Design Expos. I attended with my girl friend Carisa whose family has a long history in the furniture business. (You might recall her kitchen reno we did last Spring. https://www.kerryfdecor.com/SCOOP/carisa-s-kitchen) We came, we saw, we shopped, we ate, we drank and then caught a ride home! Here are some of our take-aways on the hottest trends at Summer Market: Top…

  • BACK YARD BLISS for Added Resale Value!

    What is your idea of back yard bliss? Is it endless weekends by the pool like us? Or is it lazy afternoons swaying in your hammock? Perhaps you are the go to house for entertainment? Which ever it is we’re noticing big trends in outdoor Styling. Exterior design has become just as popular as interior design. Especially in Las Vegas. Adding a perfect patio can become an extension of your house. And not surprisingly, natural elements like wood, rattan and greenery, are showing up in both indoor and…

  • Carisa's Kitchen ~ A D.I.Y. Assist for a Model ReDesign

    Carisa is one of LV's most popular promo and convention models. She's a hardworking girl both on the job and at home, preferring to tackle her own tasks. A complete Kitchen redesign was quite daunting, however, and she called me for a D.I.Y. Assist. See Here This video walks you through the details of the finished project. Below are Before & After photos that include an additional bathroom.

  • 2 AIR BnB Or Not 2 AIR BnB?

    This is a question I’ve seen posed many times in several chat rooms. As an owner and host there are definite pros & cons. Here are 3 different perspectives to this dilemma that I can think of: The Guest. Have you stayed in an Air BnB? I have. They all were very nice, well managed, creative and cozy. Take our Rental in South Beach. I think it was something like 246 square feet! (It was nicely appointed, making the best use of space with a mini kitchen, queen bed and a 4 piece bathroom.) …

  • EXISTING ECOSTENTIALLY

    EXISTING ECOSTENTIALLY To quote Kermit the Frog~ “It’s not easy being green.” Living a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge. I try to eat whatever I want in moderation. At parties I will indulge in things I never buy for home and I’ve become a very big label reader. I find a lot of things deemed ‘healthy’ are not even close. Isn’t there some FDA rule about how much a product has to contain to be labeled ‘natural’ or organic? (the most OVER USED WORD in the English language btw). My vegan …

  • WELCOME SPRING ~ GRANNY'S GOT GAME!

    A NEW DECADE MEANS NEW STYLES and TRENDS!! What’s HOT and Why NOT!? So what is Styling in the 2020’s? Where are Interior Design Trends going in this new decade? Two new Styles, gaining a lot of traction are Cottage Core and Granny Chic . What’s the difference you ask? At first I was confused too. “Aren’t they the same thing?” In essence yes, everything Granny is super hot right now. However, upon further research I’ve come to conclude they are two very different styles ~ sisters maybe bu…

  • WELCOME SPRING 2021 SERIES~ NEW STYLES and TRENDS!! What’s HOT and Why NOT!? Part I:  Colors Of the Year for 2021!

    Part I: Colors Of the Year for 2021! A NEW DECADE MEANS NEW STYLES and TRENDS!! What’s HOT and Why NOT!? So what are buyers looking for these days? Well you can say good-bye to gray, it's passé… unless you’re looking at Pantone's Ultimate Gray & Illuminating, 2 of the ugliest colors to ever make this prestigious category. Usually Pantone nails it with something fresh and inspirational. Since we’ve been on lockdown for almost a year, other brands have seized the moment by offering colors desc…


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