WHAT'S IN VEGAS (LVMKT & KBIS '23)?
I'm gonna shoot straight with you...Vegas is not my favorite place. Ironically, we travel to Vegas twice a year for business. We always go with a plan and we are extremely intentional about our time at the show. This year was EXTRA special because KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) and LVMKT (Las Vegas Market) coincided and landed in the same week. That means we had a jam packed week curating our online shoppe, seeing the newest trends in furniture and decor and exploring all things kitchen and bath!
For any designers or builders following along, if you have not attended these shows, you are missing out. It is a great opportunity to meet directly with manufacturers and get up close and personal with nationally recognized brands like Kohler, GE, LG, Delta and more!
Let's talk about LVMKT, a furniture and decor show for the trade. We travel to LVMKT twice a year and love reconnecting with other designers across the country as well as our beloved sales reps. It's an opportunity to restock our online shoppe and also sit test every possible chair or sofa. I am truly Goldilocks.
I loved every one of these chairs and they were all the most comfiest. And you know I'm all about style AND comfort. We also made our way through countless showrooms and met independent artisans to curate new items for our shoppe! Believe it or not, we tracked 62 THOUSAND steps and 25 miles over 4 days.
You know my dream is to open a tiny little shoppe and fill it with the most unique hand-selected items. But until then, we will gladly fill our online shoppe with these items that inspire me and make me smile! Would you love to see vintage rugs in the shoppe? We may or may not have spent about 5 hours sifting through rugs for our current clients so stay tuned!
LVMKT was a successful show and I was so inspired by all of the rich texture and curves. Check out some of my favorite vignettes! We cannot wait to select all these new introductions for our upcoming furniture projects. CURVES for daayyyz.
Now onto the construction portion of our show, KBIS! KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) includes IBS (International Builders' Show), NHS (National Hardware Show) and TISE (The International Surface Event). That's a lot, I know! It's like DisneyWorld for the home renovation/builder industry. It's an international show which means EVERYONE is there. In fact, they reported 110K people attended the show. Isn't that wild?
We had such a great time discovering new product and gathering inspiration from all the beautiful showrooms. Check out one of our faves, Monogram.
Monogram sets the bar high for all showrooms at KBIS. Richard Anuskiewicz knocked it out of the park...AGAIN...as Creative Director for Monogram appliances. GE in general does a phenomenal job of creating an immersive eye catching experience. You can see below, Cafe's booth, which was also a showstopper, designed by Department of the Interiors.
There were so many beautiful displays and so many new and unique products. We loved learning more about outdoor kitchens with NatureKast and Urban Bonfire. I especially loved this built-in cabinetry for the popular Big Green Egg or Kamado Joe!
I'll wrap up this post with sharing The New American Home. It was such an honor to attend their VIP tour sponsored by SKS appliances. And the cherry on top was attending with my beloved Pirch rep, Katheryne (left) and our office manager Michelle (right).
It takes a village to succeed in our industry and so much of what we do is a result of building relationships. This is WHY attending these shows is a non-negotiable for our team. We want to be on the cutting edge of new products and trends. And we want to build loyal relationships with our suppliers. Renovations can take months to years and you need a team that will stand by you through the good, the bad and the ugly. Thank you to all of the wonderful manufacturers and reps that invested time and effort to make our week in Vegas unforgettable! Cheers!