Earlier this week we attended NY Now, a design market and gift show, to find new and exciting sources and vendors to partner with this year. The show was great, we came back feeling inspired and excited to bring our clients many new lines of home décor, accessories and artwork. The show had a mix of familiar brands and new to us sources, below is a round up of some of our favorite finds.
Many of our clients are young families with busy households that often include pets and small children. So when we saw that Lorena Canals makes washable rugs and washable cushions we were EXCITED!! They have a lot of beautiful designs, they feel really soft and you can just pop them in the washing machine.
First off, their set up was beautiful – look at the faux floral wall! Faux plants are a tough thing to purchase from an online source, it is really hard to gauge how realistic they look in real life. Everything these folks had on display looked and felt very realistic. We are excited to have another source on board for faux florals and plants for our clients that don’t have a green thumb.
Their art prints were bold, graphic and had a strong New England vibe – from sea to ski. We love being able to use artwork from local(ish) artists and support other small businesses.
Their ceramics are beautiful but what made them unique was that they have a lot of ceramic pieces ready to be hung on the wall. They had this beautiful feature wall at their booth with their coral pieces hung up. They also have planters that can go on the wall to create some living art.
This company had a wide range of products including accessories, lighting and small furnishings. The first thing we saw from them was this wall of books – you can buy them by the foot and by color or theme – perfect for styling that perfect shelfie.
That’s only five of the dozens of new vendor partners that we met at the show but it gives you an idea of the wide variety of companies that were there and hopefully introduces you to some new sources for your own design projects.
This blog post was written by Kim Valente. Kim is the founder and principal designer at Brick + Beam Studio. Follow along on Instagram to see the studio's current projects along with some behind the scenes activity.