See the beautiful and inspiring fun interior design trends for 2019.
Earlier this month, I went to Atlanta Market at America’s Mart and met up with one of my blogging buddies, Amie at MemeHill Studio. I spent two days with her walking through the endless showrooms, eating all the yummy things and getting inspired by the interior design trends for 2019.
If you’re unfamiliar with market, it’s a place where buyers come from all over the nation and world to select and buy products at wholesale prices for their businesses. There are markets in different cities throughout the year and I’m lucky to have one so close to home. You have to have a business license to shop but you can also enter as a guest of someone who owns a business. The products vary from interior home accents, decor, rugs, fashion, accessories, gifts and etc. It’s honestly a bit overwhelming but so much fun.
I actually met Amie for the first time when she came down for market last January and I went to meet up with her. We had a blast together and our friendship has grown since then. I’m thankful for friendships that have formed from blogging. Oh yeah, I didn’t get lost this time finding my car because I was fully prepared from my terrible experience last time! Last year, I walked around for over an hour looking for my parked car. I know. It’s sad but true.
It’s amazing walking through the endless showrooms because there is inspiration found in every corner, wall and space. I loved this simple black wall with all the wooden boards displayed against it. I love using wooden boards for displaying foods but they are also beautiful pieces that look great in a kitchen.
Etú Home has gorgeous displays and this modern rustic kitchen was so good. The black wooden boards caught my eye and I think these will be very popular this coming year.
We met Kelsey Nixon and got her new cookbook signed. I’ve already made the banana bread and it’s yummy!
Look at this gorgeous Spring tablescape.
I loved this ladder with baskets. I could see being used to hold a bunch of fruits and vegetables in the kitchen or full of towels and toiletry essentials in the bathroom.
Rattan and wicker is really big this season and it was seen throughout a bunch of the showrooms. I saw it incorporated into furniture, lighting and all kinds of decor.
Huge pendants and lighting fixtures are going to be a big thing. I loved all the different styles of lighting like these wooden geometric pendants.
Oversized lighting looks beautiful not just in a grand foyer but over a dining room table or an island.
These large matte black fixtures with gold on in the inside are perfect for a modern look.
Check out this table with a metal overlay. There were some really cool pieces of furniture that had mixed metal with wood or rattan.
The gray cane back chairs were dramatic and would be perfect as captain chairs in a dining room.
How beautiful is this upholstered bed with lucite posts. So fab and chic.
We walked to our friends’ showroom, Boho Luxe Home. I have worked with them the past two years and I recently installed their dramatic floral peel and stick wallpaper in my dining room. They even put me on their sign in front of their showroom! Well, at least my backside. Ha!
The owners of Boho Luxe Home, Kellie and Melanie took Amie and me out to dinner at Truva. I am so proud of these ladies in pursing their dream in showcasing such beautiful worldly textiles and fabrics.
We got to see a very interesting panel discussion on licensing from these interior designers including Genevieve Gordor from Trading Spaces. Who remembers watching that show?
One of my favorite experiences was going into the Fiesta showroom. We happened to talk to the daughter of Fiesta’s president and we learned about the amazing company and how it’s been in the family business for 4 generations. Once I learned about the history of the company, my appreciation for this servingware just multiplied.
We got to meet with another great company called Cat Studio and they make original geography-inspired products like pillows, tumblers and tea towels. They are basically works of art and make such great gifts.
Here are a couple of other showrooms that caught my eye.
I could see these pieces being incorporated into a boutique hotel. Anyone have one I can decorate?
Large dramatic floral art
I also saw a lot of chinoiserie prints and blue and white pieces that are always classic and timeless.
We ate some yummy meals and snacks like gelato. Shopping and eating ice cream? Yes, please!
There are certain areas in the market where you can purchase items. I left with earrings, a huge wooden bowl and a big piece of driftwood that unfortunately terrified Emmy. She said it had a bunch of creepy eyes so it got banished to my office until a few days later when she said she was no longer afraid of it. Kids are so weird!
It will be so fun looking at retails stores this year and the next and seeing all these trends that we saw at the market being sold to customers.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the interior design trends for 2019 that I’m anticipating because I had such a good time swooning at all the beautifully styled products.
Hope you have a great week and stay warm, friends!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14