Furniture Accents


    Color: Yellow? Hello!

    Yellow is positioned to please in the seasons ahead.

    Color: Take Notice

    Home furnishings wearing black are anything but basic.

    Color: Neutral Stance

    Warm and cool neutrals meet up in the bedroom.

    Shapes: Fine Lines

    Finely rendered organic patterns add imperfect charm to metal and fabric.

    Take Your Seat

    This season’s how-to pictorial presents directional colors (soft and subtle, or super saturated!) and textures (velvet!) that will resonate in the seasons ahead. First up: First Blush, a serene approach to modern luxury. Next, Fresh Greens illustrates the growing appeal of blue-greens and greens. Then, Temperature Adjustment balances warm and cool. Lastly, Modern Comforts offers a blueprint for casual elegance.

    All American

    Mark D. Sikes fancied a career in international business, so he studied finance and economics in college. But fate had other plans for him. After graduating, he signed on at Banana Republic, where he worked in marketing, merchandising and store design for the next two decades. When Sikes relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 2011, he launched his apparel design career with a new women’s apparel line, MDS Stripes, and a highly subscribed lifestyle blog.

    Southern Style

    Charlotte, NC-based designer Barrie Benson is perhaps best known for a style of residential design that gracefully blends modern with traditional elements. Her original approach has enabled her to transform residences, including her own 1950s ranch, into unique homes with timeless style.

    Las Vegas Market: Furniture Favorites

    Global Views Wiggle chair

    The largest installment yet of Las Vegas Market wrapped Aug. 4, with shop-able showroom space totaling more than 5 million square feet. While the semi-annual event expands each year in several product categories — especially casual and outdoor furnishings and general gift — one of the show’s core segments, residential furniture, was especially strong this summer. Here, four furniture favorites from our editor’s notebook:

    Styles: Nature Scenes

    Classic chinoiserie and Art Nouveau motifs give rise to fresh looks in home décor.

    Editor’s Choice: Summer Market Debuts

    Surya rugs

    The summer markets season has begun — and we can’t help but feel a bit giddy, what with all the product debuts that await as we hop from Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, July 12-19, to Las Vegas Market, July 31-Aug. 4. (Check back in August for NY NOW coverage.)


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