The Foran Interior Design Team went to the Dallas Total Home and Acccessory Market in January 2014. They saw many new things, furniture as well as accessories and accent pieces. This was all at the Dallas Market Center which was full of products, discovery and inspiration.
Foran Interior Design was looking for new styles in sectionals, chairs, and recliners as well as new tables, chairs, buffets and side table styles. Here are some of the photos we took at the Dallas World Center where the 2014 Total Home and Accessory Market took place. As you can see, there were over 12 floors of showrooms. There were even some floors that displayed Christmas items only.
Thomas O'Brien, who is a renowned interior designer and home furnishings retailer was at the Dallas Market Center for a presentation of his design philosophy and signing of his new book, "Aero: Beginning to Now" which celebrates 20 years of his design.
Chris Hanmer, who is a rising star in the pastry industry an winner of "Top Chef: Just Desserts" and Alex Hitz, chef and author of "My Beverly Hills Kitchen" were also at the Dallas Market. They had live cooking and product demonstrations.
Here are some more of the design trends we spotted at the Dallas Market:
We saw metal top tables at the Dallas Market
Moroccan inspired lighting and accessories
Blue is still a very popular color trend. This setting was at the Global Views showroom.
High-style and high-end lighting, furniture, wall decor, textiles and accents were in the Luxury Home section which was located on the 1st floor of the World Trade Center. So many beautiful and inspiring things to see.
Here are some other trends that we spotted at the Dallas Market.
1. ANIMAL INSTINCTS
There were many new animal motifs. Some were cute and cuddly. some were feathered or flying. Animals have always been a popular theme for home decor. 2014 trends are more whimsical than ever. They take a step away from the animal-skin patterns like zebra, leopard and tiger prints that have been popular in the past.
2. ANCIENT ASSETS
An old map, or a vase or a sculpture that looks like it belongs in the Parthenon--all of these things from the past are gaining new popularity.
Items inspired by Ancient Rome and Greece as well as home decor items that look like artifacts are feeling right at home in modern environments. Classics are merging with contemporary styles to create a new traditional look. People like to have the comfort and connection to their past. This also adds an individually collected feel to a home.
3. MOROCCAN MADNESS
The popularity of the Moroccan style has been gaining momentum the last few years. The Moroccan theme lends itself to color and people seem to enjoy using color in their homes. The Moroccan bold colors are the rich, saturated colors of the spice market.
The Moroccan tile colors and styles are showing up everywhere in home decor, in wallpaper, fabric, rugs and lamp shades and even on table tops and table linens. Moroccan-inspired decor provides a warm, inviting feeling for your home. This moroccan madness trend appeals to anyone who loves bold colors. It also is a look that fits right in with the desire to add a pop of color and sophistication to the neutrals that are so popular in furniture. Rugs, pillows, lamps, trays, ottomans and wall decor have all been popular using Moroccan-inspired designs.
Not only did we get inspired at the Market, but we also had a lot of fun. Dallas is a town full of many things that inspire designers and it is also a very friendly town. The people are so nice and really display Southern charm.
We also noticed a lot of charming signs, some funny, some nostalgic. Here are some examples: DRINKING THE FINEST WINES CREATES THE FINEST MEMORIES. or
I JUST RESCUED SOME WINE IT WAS TRAPPED IN A BOTTLE! or
IN DOG BEERS I'VE ONLY HAD ONE.
We also saw lots of beautiful outdoor furniture. Firepits, rockers, sectionals--all made for outdoor living.
Beautiful products, lots of discovery and inspiration were all found at the Dallas 2014 Market.
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