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

Live & Learn @ 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.



Video link of Angelo at the LVMkt Winter Market

Interior Designer Angelo Adamo Displays the Latest Trends in Outdoor Furniture

Interior Designer Angelo Adamo Displays the Latest Trends in Outdoor Furniture

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If you’re dreaming about summer nights on the deck, you can plan ahead with Interior Designer Angelo Adamo.

Our favorite Italian-Australian designer is back to share all the trends for outdoor furniture after returning from a show in Chicago. Watch the video above for more information.

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The Importance of Outdoor Living – Casual Market, 2018 Chicago, IL.

The Importance of Outdoor Living – Casual Market, 2018 Chicago, IL.

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Outdoor furniture has come a long way since I was a young lad in Australia.  I remember when my backside would sink into the striped sling seat of the folding chair and the steel frame would get too hot to pick up because of the brutal Aussie sun.  I still had a wonderful time playing cricket with family, but lounging wasn’t really a comfortable option. I would sometimes eat standing up!

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(above) new slat chairs from the market  (left) Aussie lawn chair that I grew up with 

The times have changed and so do our habits. With the amount of time we spend looking at devices, we deviate from the importance of nature and the environment that effects our well-being.  We miss the connection that the outdoor provides to our sense of smell, sight, sound, and touch.

CAVANNI DESIGN pillows – RIZZY HOME outdoor rug

As a principle designer, I encourage my clients to include an outdoor living plan with your interior finish schedule.  With the new trends in outdoor products, the living room can now extend to the outside without the concerns of maintenance, durability, and style.

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SUNBRELLA’S outdoor fabric collection –  Casual Market 2018, Chicago, IL.

I had the fortune to attend the Casual Market 2018 at the Merchandise Market in Chicago to do a trend report for Michigan’s News 9&10 segment “The Four”.   I was truly impressed by the quality of materials and fabrics that have become fashionable for outdoor living furniture.  Materials like soft marine rope, high density plastic resin, powder coated aluminum frames, recycled plastic fibers, high pressure laminate, braided resin, and galvanized steel, acrylic and polyester fabrics,  have changed the way we dine and lounge outside.  Manufactures have identified that the performance of outdoor products must be at a high quality, durable, low maintenance, and visually appealing.

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Our living rooms have extended outdoors due to the range of furniture that are available.  As part of the design process during renovating or building a new construction, it is important to include the design of the outdoor living environment into your interior design plans as well.  The finish and material selections for the outdoor living space will influence the interior because the outdoor seating has now become a permanent fixture to the floor plan. There is now a wide range of fabric and finish selections to choose from to coincide with the interior design.

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I have selected four furniture manufactures from the Casual Market that had exceptional styles, color and material ranges, and collaborative pieces that would blend with the current interior trends from the High Point and Las Vegas Furniture Markets.


A family operated manufacture in Syracuse, Indiana. Their products are trust worthy, durable, and reliable that can withstand all four seasons.  Their lumber is made from HDPR (high density plastic resin) which appears as natural timber.  UV inhibitors and stabilizers protect their lumber from harmful environmental degradation and, along with light stable pigments, run continuously throughout the material.  Polywood has an outstanding selection of the traditional Adirondack chairs, rocking chairs, swings, deep seating, and contemporary sectionals.  Polywood can be used for residential and commercial outdoors.



I was mesmerized by the European styles in the products from Cavanni Design.  Outstanding use of materials and fabrics that can also be used for indoors. Italian designed but manufactured in Ecuador, the beautifully created seating is remarkably comfortable and gorgeous to look at.  Cavanni Design brings a new level of style to outdoor living.



Cane-Line, a company from Denmark, manufacture products that are a lifestyle statement.  They accomplish this through the modern style, quality and–most importantly–comfort of their outdoor (and indoor) furniture. A product line called Moments is setting new standards for multi flexible design with its Scandinavian and elegant, transparent and minimalist design. It is produced with Cane-line Soft Rope and SoftTouch QuickDry cushions.  Cane-line takes the worry out of outdoor furniture with a maintenance-free approach, using quick dry foam for upholstered pieces, all-weather Cane-line fiber wicker, and a coated polyester sling material in their chairs, dining sets, footstools, and more.   The selection of colors is inspired through nature and the environment we live in.



I had always thought that there was a lack of elegant lighting to add to an outdoor vignette.  It became obvious that Les Jardins has improved this category and the direction for functional and multi purposeful outdoor solar powered light fixtures. Designed in France and assembled in Spain/Indonesia, their light box is removable and is designed to fit all canopies in their product line.  Great range of designs and colors make Les Jardins solar powered light fixtures a head of the rest!


Honorable Mentions


You can’t get better hammocks than La Siesta hammocks. Attention to detail is noticeable and their selections of colors and patterns are very good.  Headquartered in Germany, I recommend a La Siesta hammock under your tree.



I am proud to say that this North Carolina fabric manufacture is the trendsetter in outdoor fabrics.  Gone are the days where you only had a few solid colors and stripes to choose from.  It is apparent that Sunbrella’s creative team impacts the trends of most outdoor furniture manufactures.

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The selections of outdoor rugs have improved and Rizzy Home has a variety of unique patterns and colors that will complement the new furniture trends from the Casual Market.  Custom sizes are available.

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If you have questions regarding outdoor product and material trends, please contact Angelo at .





by Angelo Adamo – September 20th, 2018.

2018 Fashion by Genny / Material Board by Four Hands

I have to admit, being born in the 70’s had an impact on my taste regarding fashion, music, and interior trends. It’s no secret that fashions often come back around. This fall expect to see some exciting influences from the ’70s and ’90s, as well as a continuation of traditional fall trends. I am excited by what people are wearing, which in turn effects our interior space and the music we listen to.  My best theory has always been Music + Fashion = Interiors. This theory allows me to predict trends and to stay in touch when designing interior spaces.

Also, traveling nationally to report on the furniture and merchandise markets, you definitely notice a comparison between trends of fashion to interior décor.  Check out the images of latest collections from fashion labels and furniture manufactures.

(Starting from top left) Thibaut, Delpozo, Cushnie Et Ochs,  J.W. Anderson, Bungalow 5, Annie Selke.

For 2018/19 women’s fall and winter collections, plaid, Bohochic, and versatile styles are the pattern trends. Neutrals, earth tones and pastels are all a constant color for fall/winter 2018, with rich and sophisticated hues alongside such as such as tomato/fire red, mustard, olive, navy and emerald as well as metallics, and surprisingly, bright color accents such as yellow and russet orange. These colors and patterns are also apparent at this fall/winter merchandise and furniture markets.

(Starting from top left) Scalamandre, Palecek, Alberta Ferretti.

In jewelry and accessories, we’re seeing a huge re-emergence of colorful acrylics that were highly popular in the late ’80s and early ’90s. The popular flared look of the ’70s is also coming back, but not where you’d expect it. Instead of wide-leg or boot-cut jeans trending, it’s sweaters and tops that are rocking the design. Trends also include cords, stripes, vintage orals, braided details, fringe tassels and voluminous sleeves.

(Starting from top left) Accent Decor, Diane Von Furstenberg, Holly Hunt.

According to the fashion industry, research on the Boho trend reveals that the look is diversifying into a “global wanderer” theme, reflecting tribal print and traditional prints. Fashion and Interior Design for 2018 is more internationally mixed, encompassing many different cultures. We’re seeing this specifically in prints, patterns and color palettes.

(Starting from top left) Baja East, Scalamandre Wallcovering.

For the interior industry, bold pops of color to mix fluidly with neutrals, balancing between vibrant and organic materials are the trend. Colors story is driven by accent pieces like rugs, pillows and art.

Music that reflects Fall/Winter 2018 by Yurrit.