NY NOW'S "Open House" Display Previews Four Key Trends at Summer Market

Four key home design trends for 2014-2015, representing various uses of color, materials and cultural inspiration, will be showcased in the third annual "Open House" exhibit, which returns to NY NOWthe Market for Home+ Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF), August 16-20, 2014, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The themes—Brass Tactics, Straight Out of Gibraltar, Prints Charming and Lakeside Living—were identified by members of the media and color, trend and e-commerce partner One Kings Lane. Click here to view related Pantone colors and inspiration boards for each trend

"The emerging trends identified for the Open House exhibit will be pivotal to home and lifestyle products during the next 12-18 months," said Christian Falkenberg, NY NOW director and senior vice president. "This curated display will offer Market participants inspiration in color, material and product design."

Trend #1 -- Brass Tactics
Offering a fresh alternative to silver and gold, designers are looking to all things brass. With its weight, polish, and warm color, this metal has an especially modern luster. Copper and bronze are alternatively used for similar effects.

Trend #2 -- Straight Out of Gibraltar 
This season, the Moorish and Arabesque designs of lower Spain, Northern Africa, and the Arabian peninsula are entering interior design. The motifs from this region—graceful arches, intricate geometrics, and calligraphic lines—can be used in classic or playful treatments.

Trend #3 -- Prints Charming
Small printed designs are being used to break up solid blocks of color. These tight, scaled-down prints draw heavily from florals and nature motifs. Seen up close, they are full of charm while, at a distance, they blend in smoothly.

Trend #4 -- Lakeside Living 
Focus is shifting from the beach house to lakeside living. Instead of nautical and oceanic motifs, celebrate coastal living in the interior with greens and earth tones, a woodsy mood, and Americana accents.

The "Open House" trend display, which is located in the North Concourse at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, will be open Saturday, August 16, through Wednesday, August 20, 2014, during all NY NOW Market hours.