THINGS WE LEARNED IN NEW YORK PART I : BLUSH CRUSH

I can't believe it's already been a month since our team was in New York for ICFF.  I love going to design shows and try to make a point each year to make it to at least one outside of Vancouver.  In an industry that's constantly changing and evolving it's so important keep our finger on the pulse and to stay ahead of trends so that we can help clients set them. There's no better feeling than coming back from a trip feeling refreshed, invigorated and full of new inspiration! 

We spent a ton of time scouring the show looking at the latest collections from our favourite industry-leading makers including stand-outs: Anna Karlin, Egg Collective, Gubi and Pelle to name a few!  We explored the city stopping by as many of the NYCxDesign pop-up shops as we could (The #BroomoffBroome was a show-stopper) and along the way stopped for two or three (ok maybe we lost count) drinks to check out not just the menu's but the restaurant design as well.

LURE SCONCE BY PELLE

LURE SCONCE BY PELLE

BROOM OFF BROOME, SOHO

BROOM OFF BROOME, SOHO

One of the re-occuring themes throughout our trip was the abundance of blush.  Furnishings, glass, tiles, leathers and stone - you name it! This soft pink hue was everywhere (and we have to admit we were obsessed).  Mentioning blush  to our clients when it comes to interiors does't always result in the most enthusiastic welcome.  With a lifelong reputation as a "girly" colour reserved only for nurseries so many are reluctant to commit to it, but this seemingly infantile choice can be sophisticated, edgy and masculine (yes, I said it!).  See what's inspiring us right now at #GSD

RUGS DESIGNED BY STUDIO PROBA AND AELFIE OUDGHIRI FROM SIGHT UNSEEN.

RUGS DESIGNED BY STUDIO PROBA AND AELFIE OUDGHIRI FROM SIGHT UNSEEN.