NY Gift Fair Trends 2013

I attended the New York International Gift Fair at Javis Center and the 94th St Piers this past Tuesday, and I thought I would share some quick thoughts.

Some Tips when attending the show (January and August)
If you are going to go, register ahead (you'll need resale certificate & business cards) and you will not have to pay.  As a rule, home furnishings and things decorators are most interested in are generally at Pier 94, but there is a lot of art, accessories and textiles at the Javis Center (which tends to be more geared toward the retailer).  If you go the last day, there is lots for sale off the floor.  The show, which takes place twice a year, is huge and is best seen over two days.

I did not see a whole lot of new things this year.  Asian (chinoiserie) and Middle Eastern influences reigned supreme.  There was quite of bit of mid-century influences in furniture as well.   Lots of natural elements, tons of rope lamps, ottomans, rattan chairs and unusual baskets.  Lacquered tables, trays and boxes are still popular with brass and chrome accents -- brass/gold being the most popular.  Speaking of which, I thought I would see lots of bolder brass objects, but I did not.   There was quite of bit of horn, as well as lucite accessories and rock crystal lamps.  Plaster (flat white finishes) also made an appearance in mirrors and accessories.

Indigo was a popular color, especially in textiles and art.  Hermes orange was still big, and surprisingly (or not so surprisingly) there was not as many green things as you would expect with Pantone naming emerald color of the year.

In art, abstract everything was big.  Room and fashion illustrations are also popular --- Two's Company  devoted an entire wall to room interior illustrations.

Tommy Mitchell fabulous 9' brass sculpture

Rope side table at Matahari

Matahari woven chair (Oomph had a more refined version that was beautiful in person, but my picture did not pan out)

Painted rattan chair

Home Emporium - loving both the chair, table and chest

Home Emporium

Jonathan Adler Side lacquered side table trimmed in brass
Jonathan Adler Lucite Etagere with brass trim. Love.

Two's Company Photo image of Leopard on Canvas 
Kim Seybert really hit it out of the park with these fabulous linens and table top accessories.

Kim Seybert Over the top pagoda placemat.

Kim Seybert pagoda napkin and placemat

Fur and brass stool -- there were lot of fur stools and rugs

Abstract and stylized fashion prints all in one shot.

Wicker side chair

Rattan Side Chair

Lovely lamps by Emporium Home 

Lucite side table

Jonathan Adler Pagoda Lamp

I have been really into Cisco sofas lately, and they were there.  

Worlds Away - great pagoda lamp 
Grace & Blake -- Lucite furniture and antlers

Rock Crystal Lamps

Oomph had some new upholstery to show

Oomph large wall sconces (they hand lanterns too)

Pigeon & Poodle (new sister company to Made Goods) had some fabulous bath accessories including this sea urchin inspired collection called Hilo

Worlds Away Pagoda lamps -- can be customized 

 That is all for now!  Enjoy...


Bungalow 5 New Collection

 Did you all see the new things from Bungalow 5?  Here are some good ones:

I really like horseshoe chairs and this one comes in both counter and bar height. Bungalow

Lacquered Cabinet great piece for the dining room.  FLANDERS EXTRA LARGE CABINET by Bungalow 5.

I like this White Lacqured Coffee table with brass accents.  HIGASHI COFFEE TABLE by Bungalow 5.

Good looking white porcelain stools with bamboo styled detail.  BURMA STOOL by Bunglow 5.


ANTON SIDE TABLE by Bunglow 5 comes as a console and Etagere, but I think this side table is lovely.

Classic Federal style mirror 36".  My only wish was the mirror was convex.  

ATHENA MIRROR by Bunglow 5.

High Gloss Navy Blue side table by Bungalow 5  the PIERRE TRAY TABLE

For the blue in white lover  in you, 48"h over the top Pagoda Towers

SAVOY MEDIUM 3-DRAWER has matching side table by Bungalow 5


Tom Scheerer - Lyford Cay Club

You have probably seen designer Tom Scheerer's work at the Lyford Cay Club, but it is worth another look.  These images are from his portfolio at his website.  So fabulous.

Tom Scheerer designed the Lyford Cay Club

Tom Scheerer designed the Lyford Cay Club
Tom Scheerer, the Lyford Cay Club

Fabulous fretwork lattice at  the Lyford Cay Club designed by Tom Scheerer

Love the awning on the ceiling (pool house?) at the Lyford Cay Club, designed by Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer designed the Lyford Cay Club

Lyford Cay Club, designed by Tom Scheerer

Lyford Cay Club. Love the caning on the walls 

The Cay Club, designed by Tom Scheerer.  This awning is just lovely

Lyford Cay is an exclusive private gated community located on the western tip of New Providence IslandBahamas. The Lyford Cay Club was built during the latter part of the 1950s by prominent Canadian businessman Edward Plunkett Taylor, who bought the land in 1954.  Club members, most of whom hail from Britain, France, Switzerland, Cuba, Ireland, the United States, Canada, and Greece, can use a par-72 golf course, twelve tennis courts, a full-service marina, dining facilities, a post office, a private international school, and a mile-long private beach.