I arrived to Market a couple of days late, so I went straight from the airport to the Architectural Digest party. Yes, it was a rush, but knowing I was headed to a party full of design leaders, great friends, and even a few HGTV celebrities made it all worth it.
- Martyn Lawrence Bullard
- Suzanne Kastler
- Denise McGaha
- Paloma Contreras
- Corey Damen Jenkins
- Scot Meacham Wood
- Anne Sage
The highlight of Day 2 was participating in the Performance Fabric Playground event. This event gave participants the opportunity to test eight brands of high-performance fabric against things like lipstick and red wine. I was thoroughly impressed with the moisture-wicking, oil-resistant fabrics we tested, especially the Crypton fabric. Crypton has a special place in my projects and in my heart, as I actually used that fabric on the couch for our home.
Revolution Performance Fabrics were another standout, and I loved getting the inside scoop on how these stain-resistant materials are developed. Because I design so many homes for families with young children, investing in great fabrics that aren’t easily ruined by stray markers, paint, or wads of gum is an absolute must.
Retro designs and autumnal colors: I’m not talking about the sleek and simple lines of the mid-century modern designs that have been so trendy lately. I’m talking about the pieces that are a mix of 50’s retro-futuristic and colorful 70’s chic.
Lilac: My prediction from 2 years ago is finally here!Lilac is blooming in design houses this season and I’m loving it.