People in the US might have been preparing for the eclipse, but designers and buyers looking for the latest in home décor and accessories were focused on NYNow at The Javits Center in New York City. From homespun items created by small start-ups to the latest releases for your home from larger brands, the show had a wealth of ideas for freshening up your home for the season, or just in general. Here are 30 of Homedit’s top picks from NYNow.
So very on trend, and not just for their millennial pink hue, these chairs from Anna Rablabs are glamorous and highly functional. The glitzy gold frame is a perfect accompaniment for the delicate upholstery color and unique design that features an extended, tapering chair back. They are equally attractive from the front and the back.
We’re always excited to see the latest lucite wonder in Alexandra von Furstenburg’s collection and this year, she debuted a gem-shaped lidded box that is just as attractive open as it in is closed. The box comes in a range of her luminous colors, with the deep ruby being a favorite.
Among occasional tables, BIDK’s “dented” model stood out for its versatility. The piece is a bit rustic and a bit modern at the same time, and is perfect for any casual spot in the home. The nailhead trim around the top of the table is a nice touch and is currently very popular.
Birdy Plan specializes in treating flowers and plants in a process that preserves color and moisture, making them suitable for wall and table displays. Among with standard arrangements and wall designs, the company creates many custom works, including a version of this glass-topped succulent table for the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City. The process is also perfect for creating décor out of the flowers used for a wedding.
Bloomingville’s décor pieces and accessories are grouped into trends and seasons, and a particularly popular piece is this plant hanger. The plate-like hanger comes in different sizes and can also be used in the bathroom to store toiletries and beauty products in a corner or unused space, adding storage capacity.
In a sea of prints and patterns, the seating from Bunakara stands out for its casual simplicty and elegance. Classic shapes, amply stuffed, are upholstered in a white fabric that is accented with a few spare but dramatic red lines. The unexpected textile choices brings these seats out of the traditional realm and gives them a bit of a farmhouse twist.
Similarly, Bunakara’s dining chairs also have classic lines and a solid wood frame, but the upper half of the chair frame is wrapped in a checked upholstery fabric. This gives the chair a whole new look that is very fresh. In addition, all of Bunakara’a pieces sport one leg that is painted in a matching color to add an unexpected element, throwing expectations off kilter.
Virtually indestructible and oh-so-attractive, products from Chilewich can decorate tables or floors. The specially woven fibers are very durable and waterproof, making them perfect for families of all sizes. This year, new products include a dyed placement in a Mondrian motif along with these placemats and table runners that are woven from two-sided pigmented fibers that create a texture and pattern in the woven material.
In times past, it was common for a woman to throw a silk scarf over a lamp in her boudoir, creating a gentle, relaxing atmosphere of subdued light. Designers at Droog have taken that concept and created a light that takes on the aura of whatever piece of clothing you hang on it. Here, they display has a white shirt on the hanger. It makes for an unusual and soft lighting fixture. Heck, it’s also a great place to hang the shirt you want to wear on the morning when you get up!
We like trays, especially nested ones in different sizes, but this is the first time we have seen one like this. The Elleffe silver metal tray has smaller sections that are fixed features of the larger tray, set at an angle in each corner. This is perfect for segregating items you are serving or even filling with things like nuts or candy when serving drinks on the main part of the tray. The only limit with this piece is the user’s imagination.
Koons-like balloon dogs have been very popular lately and this take from IMM Living transforms the animal shape into a table lamp. Instead of a head, the dog has a bulb that features an attractive LED filament. A variety of colors and matte or metallic finishes are available.
Fans of glass décor will love Joe Cariati’s woks that feature chubby round forms accented with slim and delicate stems, finials and stoppers. This collection of pieces in white glass set against a dark grayish-blue wall demonstrates how dramatic and striking the proper juxtaposition of colors can be.
John Sheppard has created a cute six-sided ceramic gem shape to hang on the wall as décor or as a planter, each segment of this display is an individual unit, which can b purchased as a closed piece of an open one. A mixture of pot-style pieces with closed units creates a lot of interest and an opportunity to add greenery to décor.
Like moths to a flame, we’re drawn to the booth for Jonathan Adler at every edition of the show to see the latest pieces. This year’s favorite was this harlequin cabinet done in a range of glossy pastels and muted citrus colors. Atop the cabinet, the accessory display includes the newest Harlequin canisters in selection of bold colors.
This chair from Kvell is far more than meets the eye. It appears to be a stylish chair with a Nordic sensibility, but it is also a storage chair – the seat opens up to store a generous amount of belongings. Even more striking, the chair arrives packed flat in a box, minimizing the amount of packaging and space needed for transit. In fact, all of Kvell’s pieces, including round storage footstools, come packed flat.
Of course we’ve seen hanging chairs before, but this one from Maxam of Latvia is unusual thanks to the material used – basalt fiber. The resulting chair shell is rigid, durable and can withstand the elements and seasons marvelously well. It’s stylish and could also be used inside. Take a seat in the nest-like space and it feels like sitting surrounded by a jungle of undergrowth.
Just about every family can use extra storage space and Mimish has found a really useful way to incorporate it into seating. Both their bean bag style chairs and round ottomans have a hidden compartment that holds an amazing amount of stuff. The bag seat can hold an entire family’s worth of off-season shoes and boots and the ottoman is packed full of Legos, but you would never know it while sitting on the pieces.
This nifty item is Modern Sprout’s grow pack that can hang on the wall, a ledge or railing outdoors. Made of a waxed canvas, it develops a lovely patina as it ages and best of all for city dwellers or those who live in small spaces, it packs flat when empty. This means no worries about where to store the empty pots in the winter.
A modern and highly stylish living room from Nadashta and Lu Xu Studio features a multilevel coffee table made from gorgeous walnut. The sofa is upholstered in the softest alpaca and it all sits atop a cow hide rug. Simple and beautiful, it is the result of quality hand-crafting and well thought-out design.
More and more great design is coming to the US and Europe from the African continent. This chandelier from Nagala Trading is very glamorous and won a Best in Show award from the Show organizers. The black and gold cables that drape down create an elegant fixture that has just enough shine to be opulent without becoming gaudy or over-the-top.
Live edge wood gives a special character to furniture, but it usually takes big pieces to create tables, consoles and other furnishings. Plus Minus takes the pieces that are left from the creation of larger pieces and makes smaller items that can be used as décor. This collection of cutting boards features a wide variety of woods and gnarled patterns that make them spectacular serving boards for entertaining,
The Zesty chair from the PLYCOLLECTION of Latvia is great in many ways, especially for its stackability. Crafted from birch plywood, it can be made with a natural finish or painted with a special pigmented lacquer in these bright and vivid colors. The chair is durable and light, and is perfect for extra seating for entertaining because they can be stacked for storage if not needed.
Artful consoles are always a good choice for an entryway or living room because they are a focal point and can really make a statement. This one from R and Y Augusti is has a pleasing organic shape and a jumble of irregular legs in a matte metal finish that add to the natural, yet sophisticated, feel.
Equally lovely but with a more modern vibe, this console from Roberta Schilling features natural wood and an off-white finish. The two contrasting surfaces make the angled white section stand out, adding edge to the design.
Plenty of booths were chock full of rustic décor pieces, including Roost, which included this leather chair that has a modern edge. The thin metal frame of the chair is reminiscent of a mid-century modern design, however, the leather and rustic finish on the metal make it fitting for a casual space.
An array of rustic pieces from Skalny includes examples of rustic metal pieces that would work in many spaces. From the metal shelving to the round chain-suspended mirrors, the furniture and accent pieces can add a rustic touch to any space and you can play up or minimize the feeling with the accessories you incorporate. The large shelving unit can serve a wonderful bar unit in a living or dining space.
Catch-alls are a must in any home for corralling all the odds and ends that end up on a hall table, desk or dresser. These small felt tubs from Three by Three fit the bill with their neutral gray exteriors. The bright colored interiors provide a pop of color in your space. A range of sizes makes them extra useful.
Interesting or unusual chairs are great finds because they are a good way to freshen a space without remodeling or replacing everything, Two’s Company showed this fluffy piece that is covered in a woven wool roving that remind you of a giant, comfortable sweater. The arms of the chair – and even the legs – are wrapped with the roving as well.
Finally, this wall of ceramic plant life is a prime example if how to turn a collection of small décor items into a feature wall. Meticulously spaced, the small pieces add drama to a plain wall in an easy way. These ceramic flowers from Chive would jazz up any room. Even a small wall could be featured with this type of installation.