The Laura U Team kicked off the month of August in the lively city of Las Vegas! A couple of weeks ago we jetted off to Sin City and the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market. Over the course of 2 days, we soaked up all the inspiration we could handle from our favorite design houses showcased at the World Market Center. We also hit up the fabulous hotels, bars, and restaurants for a healthy dose of design inspiration. Super excited to share all our biggest discoveries and noteworthy finds from the city that never sleeps!
Our first full day in Vegas was no doubt a busy one. We began the day at our fab hotel, the SLS Las Vegas. *Side note – this hotel was unique in that it consisted of two neighboring towers with totally different design intents courtesy Phillipe Starck: The World Tower and the Story Tower. The first night we stayed in the Story Tower, which had an industrial, minimalist vibe, and turned out to NOT be our cup of tea. Maybe we are too posh these days for the bright yellow bath tile and the mirror on the ceiling? Anyhoo… the following nights we switched it up to the World Tower – which was light, bright, sophisticated and more our speed! It was really fun to see the stark (pun intended) difference between the two.
Okay..now back to Las Vegas Market! Day One was full of exploring the many showrooms, mingling with fellow designers, vendors, friends…and gardens! So to start the day we headed off to our first stops: Currey & Co., OLY Studio, and Jamie Young Co. Currey & Company is always a good place to start and they are a go to our ours for interesting fixtures. It was great seeing what they have in store for us in the upcoming season. Jamie Young Co. is a great source for gorgeous lamps, their designs have a very natural, airy feel to them which we love. Their new Atmosphere and Corset Table Lamp definitely caught my eye!
Next on the list was Four Hands, they had a fantastic showroom and we found some great finds here! My faves being the Earl Occasional Chair and Gary Club Chair, both with deep seats and sleek cutouts. The entire collection vibed mid-century with a nod to cleaner contemporary. I loved their emphasis on structured pieces fused with natural hues of neutrals, olives, and gold.
This Earl Occasional Chair has the perfect combo of Modern &Vintage!
The Gary Club Chair is handsome and architectural. Love!
Next up! We headed over to Palecek to check out all of their natural wonders. Their aesthetic has been perfect for our projects lately and I just love the use of natural colors and materials in their designs. The Laura U Team had a blast testing out all of their ottomans and stools while roaming through the showroom. Our faves, you ask? Well, the Manhattan Swivel Stool definitely caught our eye! The honey brown color is nice for any season and the metal frame is super durable for swiveling 360 degrees.
How adorable is our very own Blair Foster (Interior Design Lead) testing out one of our faves!
From there we took a peek at some fabulous kitchenware at Ink Dish and Post Studio. Both showrooms had some great finds ranging from natural, geometric wooden dishes at Ink Dish to these bold, geo-printed serving trays at Post Studio – we’re going to have a fun time including these in our project designs!
*insert heart eyes* these serving trays from Post Studio are EVERYTHING
To end our day we HAD to drop in on Pheromone by Christopher Marley! His artwork is so unique – using nature itself to create masterpieces. He pulls inspiration and his materials from the earth, using organisms, ocean life, and natural/ fossilized elements to create his pieces. It’s pure genius and a definite statement piece! Let’s just say..we became a little obsessed while attending his showroom. His mosaics were beautiful, especially the Aesthetica Sphere and Egg Mosaic, which will be finding a home in our studio very soon!
Rounding out the evening…
After an eventful day at Las Vegas Market, we got a little dolled up and hit the VIP Designer Summer Soiree – hosted by Luxe. Interiors + Design. The Luxe Garden Party was held at the gorgeous Wynn Hotel – Tableau and was decorated with vibrant colors and tons of florals! It was a great way to end a busy day at Market! Here we mixed n’ mingled with all our fellow designers decked out in our floral best!
Check out my favorite shots from the Garden Party and BIG thanks to Luxe and Wynn Hotel for putting on such a fantastic event!
A glimpse at the decor, this caracal was made entirely out of florals..so pretty!
Yours truly, with the amazing design team at the Luxe Garden Party!
Such a great time! But by now we’re STARVING, so we head out to SW Steak House for dinner…and the best Pinot Noir on the planet! (excuse me while I reminisce…) To top off the fantastic meal, SW had this grand nightly show on the Lake of Dreams! And I’ll tell you, there’s nothing quite like eating a lovely meal while watching a giant frog puppet sing “What a Wonderful World (the Louis Armstrong version..of course) to wrap up a busy day. Gotta love Vegas!
Ready for more? Check out our Las Vegas Market Recap: Day 2!