Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a mind, once stretched, never regains its original dimensions. If you want to step out of your world into the zone of creative interior design possibilities, I recommend attending The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). This year’s show was a mind-stretching, upbeat display of innovative contemporary design trends. Lets take a look at my top ten ICFF takeaways:
LED wallpapers are trending, and are they COOL or what?! These are by MeyStyle. I am thinking of using one for a bathroom remodel…
A good blend of pattern is trending. Loving these fabrics by AA-AA.
This light fixture completely makes me swoon. When I first started into the interior design world, I might have said that my taste was somewhat traditional. But these humorous and clever innovations have lured me right into the world of contemporary design. Mineheart offers a lot to love in that way, great wallpapers, lighting, art – that British sense of humor… bring it on!
These ikats in multiple colors are beautiful, along with the many other contemporary patterns by FAR Rugs.
Funky clocks by Biegert & Funk
Long live the queen! By Aroopy.
Jeeves and Wooster lighting by Innermost – love!
Jimmie Martin brings a lively pop art element to design, keeping the sense of humor well oiled! I would LOVE to mix this look with fine antiques in my own home.
This booth blew my mind- Invisible Loudspeakers. Not a trace of the source of your crystal clear surround sound in-wall installation, with optional wireless. UK-based company with a US presence, installing everywhere. Sign me up!
ICFF was amazing, a horizon broadener, a mind stretcher. The contemporary trends are high-tech, vibrant color, classic patterns revitalized, updated classic furniture styles, pop art, british infused humor, and a light-hearted vibe. I love the feeling of the “now” of design. The show itself was stunning, and the NYC design related events associated with the show were buzzy, hip and well worth the trip. … and I would now like to redo my entire house.