Live & Learn @ the Las Vegas Furniture Market – Winter 2019

Live & Learn @ the Las Vegas Furniture Market – Winter 2019
LIVE & LEARN AT THE LAS VEGAS FURNITURE MARKET – WINTER 2019

The Las Vegas Furniture Market (LVMkt) has become the modern interpreter for natural aesthetic and luxury living furnishings and home décor. LVMkt is an exciting and informative event that’s simple to navigate.

This was my second show as the “Fresh to Follow” and “Instagram Takeover” designer for International Marketing Center (IMC), who is the owner and operator for the market. Discovering new products is important as to getting to know the people behind the brand. For example, Lily from Lily’s Living who is from Beijing, China, has over 20 years of experience as an antique dealer. She is so passionate about her culture. Her goal is to represent Chinese antiques using a European weathered influence so that her products aren’t as bold or rigid as original antiques. She has a wonderful perception for culture and the ability to mix styles and traditions.

As a designer, I am looking for rich subdued hues, soft and warm tones, lush natural materials, and interesting patterns. It’s also important to me to connect with the owner or director so that their products become more then just an object or thing. What I have noticed about this market is that it isn’t just about furnishings or home décor. It is also about the people.

Interior Design should be a reflection of who you are. An interior space shouldn’t be a trend but rather a testament to your emotions and values.
Top Trends from the Winter Market 2019
  • Angelo’s top art

Eric and Jenny from St George, Utah created “You Be Are” in 2013. They offer the best of topic art with modern and tradition settings like my favorite, the Blue Agave. The composition of clean backgrounds with vibrant subjects can be applied to many styles of interiors.

  • Angelo’s top Wallpaper

Self adhesive wallpaper is genius! Great for apartment living or rentals. Adding texture to a wall is no longer a hindrance. Twin sisters from New Jersey, Jennifer and Julia, started Tempapar in 2009 and have influenced designers in wall patterns and textures. My favorite is L’AMOUR in metallic gold and white.

  • Angelos’s top Gift

It’s so inspiring to hear about two teen sisters, Isabel and Caroline, that created a booming business called daBOMB. Each fragrant fizzer is made by hand in the USA and has something fun inside when dissolved. It smells great too! My kids are now going to enjoy taking baths.

  • Angelo’s top Fine Furnishing

Handley Drive provides quality inspired interior furnishings. Business partners, Rick and Don, design furniture that’s to human scale, ideal for urban apartment living. The attention to detail is impeccable and their use of color is soothing and attractive.

  • Angelo’s top Home Furnishing

Lily’s Living is where the influence of antiques in the east meets the weathered finishes of the west. Her furniture is comfortable, especially the Naples slipcover sofa with whitewash linen fabrics and contemporary piping. Products also range from traditional Chinese pottery to farmhouse lighting.

  • Angelo’s top Home Décor

Meeting Claire Summers, who is also an Aussie, was such an heartening moment. She founded Gratitude Glass Jars, an act that allows you to capture the spirit of living, celebrating life events, sharing memories and expressing words of love in jar. Such a brilliant idea that administers a better way of life and a use for a jar!

Angelo’s Honorable Selections 

Currey & Company still leads the way in lighting fixtures. You can find materials like marine rope, brass, stained glass, metal, natural woods, and porcelain. Products are appealing because most fixtures are perfectly scaled for either large or small rooms. Great use of mixed materials is a highlight as well.

I was impressed with Feizy handmade rugs. Inky charcoal warm beige and inviting ivory create an approachable neutral palette in the Phoenix Collection. Handwoven of wool and cotton these tonal flatweaves feature easy-to-decorate with geometric motifs that seamlessly integrate into transitional and contemporary spaces alike with alluring textures that add intrigue.

Everything about Palecek is stunning. Their distinctive furniture, lighting, and accessories are amongst the most beautiful and elegantly manufactured. The use of natural materials is incorporated throughout their product line.

Bungalow 5 has the best of metropolitan style furnishings. The new Hunter collection takes its inspiration from a neo-classical design using fine leather and custom-cast metal fixtures and hardware.

Fresh to Follow 

I was fortunate to be a participant of the “Fresh to Follow” panel with the talented Breegan Jane and Jannicke Ramso. It was a productive session because the crowd asked questions on how to get an edge into todays interior design market. I think the common thread to become a competitive designer is to understand your values and evaluate your strategies towards branding. We all understand that styles and trends are subjective. What’s necessary is to develop a storyline that the client can relate to and live with. It would also help to attend the LVMkt and introduce yourself to new creative ideas and the people involved.

Thank you for reading my updates from the Winter Market 2019 and please feel free to contact me if you have questions regarding this blog.

AA

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

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S21 E3 – Sustainable, Conscious Design Two Ways with Angelo Adamo and Deborah DiMare

S21 E3 – Sustainable, Conscious Design Two Ways with Angelo Adamo and Deborah DiMare
click to link below for podcast episode

 https://thechaiseloungepodcast.com/s21-e3-sustainable-conscious-design-two-ways-with-angelo-adamo-and-deborah-dimare/

MoveCenter welcomes Angelo Adamo Design

MoveCenter welcomes Angelo Adamo Design

https://www.movecenter.com/movecenter-welcomes-angelo-adamo-design/

 

MoveCenter welcomes Angelo Adamo Design, a premier design firm, to our white glove relocation packages.  This collaboration will provide a professional design expert to manage your home or business with an organized and well-executed interior plan.

MoveCenter is an award-winning, global Relocation Management Company that was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California. It is a woman-owned business that operates as a strategic supplier for multi-national corporations, privately owned companies and U.S. government agencies. MoveCenter offers a full range of employee relocation and assignment management services in over 150 countries. The company is dedicated to upholding the same high standards of customer relations today as it has for decades.

Angelo Adamo Design is an interior architectural firm based in Michigan, USA. Their services include a turnkey relocation packages, project management, design procurement, documentation, purchase ordering, construction administration, contract coordination, and installations.

MoveCenter prioritizes in customer satisfaction and realizes that for best results, you must rely on services that have accomplished and succeeded in the field of interior design. Also, Angelo is originally from Australia and understands the complications of relocating and developing a new home.

For additional information about MoveCenter, call 800.668.3471, email info@movecenter.com, or visit www.movecenter.com.

Discovering Leland with Angelo Adamo

Discovering Leland with Angelo Adamo

Shopping with Designer Angelo Adamo in Leland
November 8, 2018 Emily DeRuiter

The Four segment     (Click link for “The Four” segment)

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A man with an eye for design has some suggestions for where to look for unique household items.

If you need stellar gifts for family, friends—or yourself—Interior Designer Angelo Adamo, with Angelo Adamo Design, has been exploring great local finds and recently stopped at Leland for a look around.

“Leland has a few stores that can have a really personal gift for Christmas time if that’s what you are looking for,” he says.
There’s a plethora of local destinations that carry unique items in Northern Michigan.
From time spent in Leland, Adamo says Rustic Roots is a women’s clothing store with homeware that does the “European weathered look very well.”
And the local bookstore Leelanau Books is a Northern Michigan treasure that can be both a kids’ and adult’s haven.

Adamo also says Benjamin Maier Ceramics has pottery with an earthy, natural flare that’s clean and bright.

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For more design advice, visit adamo’s blog at angeloondesign.com. Finding your special place!

Finding your special place!

Finding your special place!
European Weathered Styles from Rustic Roots – Leland, MI.  

Growing up in Australia is a different experience to most countries.  Young people typically attend college where their family resides,  then mostly likely, travel aboard before settling down.

There isn’t a huge emphasis of college sport like here in the USA. However, we do support our neighborhood or suburban teams.  I grew up supporting the Port Adelaide Football Club. “Never Tear US Apart” is the song we use from the aussie band INXS as the game’s commencement song. Cool right?

European Weathered Styles from Rustic Roots – Leland, MI.

Hanging out at my neighborhood was something Australians tend to do.  Local businesses became a social destination for most families and friends.  The Grange Hotel on the esplanade (pub) was a main attraction for the locals to socialize but thankfully, I wasn’t into beer as a teenager.

There was a particular book store in my neighborhood that focused on motivational, history, and alternative therapy books.  I remember the atmosphere to be soothing and uplifting.  In fact, this book store had an impacted on my decision to study applied science and to further educate myself in aromatherapy and massage therapy.

What I learned from Australia is the importance of  a neighborhood.  How you react and support local sports teams and business can create a healthy and more vibrant atmosphere. This reaction will then affect your living space and the objects you add to your interiors.

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European Weathered Styles from Rustic Roots – Leland, MI.
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Leland, Michigan

My family and I are newcomers to Northern Michigan so we try to spend our weekends exploring the neighborhoods.

So far, discovering Traverse City and the surrounding counties are fascinating and very enjoyable.  The Great Lakes in Northern Michigan has the most beautiful landscape and towns.  Most towns are on the lakes so the scenic views are spectacular and most food service are outstanding.

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Leland, Michigan

There is a town called Leland in Leelanau County which is only a 30-minute drive from Traverse City.  I keep coming back to Leland because this town is so special.  One of the most beautiful sections of the Lake Michigan is found in Leelanau County.

Leland takes you back in history…especially when you arrive in Fishtown. Rustic shanties that are now home to various shops have stood the test of time and give you a feel on how life was 100 years ago in the commercial fishing business. Leland is where you can catch a ferry to the Manitou Islands.

My Neighborhood Trends for Leland –

Rustic Roots

Cristin at Rustic Roots has exceptional style and taste.  Rustic Roots is primarily a women’s fashion store but has a boutique section of home wear and furniture.  Products range from table linens, throws, blankets, art, reproduction antiques, and accessories.  She does the” European Weathered” look very well.  Rustic Roots closes during winter, but you can visit one last time during Thanksgiving weekend.  (231)256-0054

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European Weathered Styles from Rustic Roots – Leland, MI.

Benjamin Maier Ceramics

Benjamin is a true talent in contemporary pottery and ceramic art.  His pottery techniques and choices of colors perfectly represents Leland’s environment.  The price range is very reasonable for quality pottery and artwork. www.maierceramics.com

Benjamin Maier Ceramics – Leland, MI.

Sporck Tileart

Sporck Tileart is in one of the Shanties of Fishtown.  This ceramic tile art store is a gem!  Leif is a genuine artist that can create outdoor scenes that captures the great lakes.  I especially like his selections of the Norwegian Fish Net Floats, which I want to convert them into light fixture pendants.  Close during winter but definitely a source you can use for restaurant or residential interiors.  www.sporcktileart.com

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Sporck Tileart, Leland, Michigan

Leelanau Books

This book store is special and reminds me of how it felt when I visited the book store in my neighborhood in Adelaide.  The interior design of the store is fresh and comforting and the service has always been pleasant.  Walking into this store with my children brings positive energy into our day. It’s the balance of good interiors, classical background music, good lighting, and kind people. Its open for business all year round and organizes children’s activities during the summer evenings while the parents have dinner for two in the neighborhood! www.leelanoubooks.com

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Building memories with my little girl at Leelanau books, Leland, MI.
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Leelanau books, Leland, MI.

It’s important that no matter where you are to find your special place other than your home.  Escape from your world and enter someone else’s.  Finding your special neighborhood can be rejuvenating and to build memories that add meaning to your personal space.  AA

Driving to Leland is absolutely gorgeous. I am also loving this song  from Childish Gambino that I have been playing while in the car to Leland. The kids dig it too!