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In the hot seat -- Furniture and décor trending this minute

There's no denying it’s hot in Las Vegas! But last week Nevada sizzled even more while it hosted the bi-annual Las Vegas Market — a world-class exhibition and debut, featuring international furniture, decor, and design retailers all under one roof, and all very ripe for the picking. If it's trendy, coveted, beloved, and desired — you can guarantee it was there. Below are some of the very best and exceptionally “in” must-have pieces you can expect to see in print and in the media as we speak.ANYTHING 18KARAT

This Vancouver-based company is burning through the pages of all the major design mags, and once you visit their website or see their product in person, there's no question 18karat is a design heavy hitter.

An import and retail company specializing in contemporary interior design accessories and furniture, 18karat follows a simple and contemporary design aesthetic. Practising ethically responsible trade, while maintaining the highest level of quality and style, their dipped spire vases, anemone platters, and selenite votive holders are in high demand throughout the design world at the moment.

EXOTIC WOOD

I'm absolutely loving the ‘exotic industrial’ vibe happening at the moment that features spaces with lovely one-off pieces like dining and cocktail tables made from highly polished steel bases, and buttery smooth exotic wood slabs for tops. These pieces look absolutely stunning in rooms that are simple and organic, or light and airy feeling, and complement schemes of linen, cream, silver, pearly white.

GRAPHIC AREA RUGS

Lattice, Greek Key, Ikat, and Fret — four of the top patterns you'll find gracing the floors of featured homes everywhere, thanks to the myriad of plush area rugs available online and in stores now. Furniture feeling a little bland? Throw down an eye-popping textile in one of these classic and timeless punchy patterns, and see how instantly your room is transformed.

SEXY WINE RACKS

Nothing screams sensual sophistication louder than an amazingly designed wine rack and there are plenty out there at the moment that fit the bill. Forget little crates and wire baskets that sit on the floor — you want something bold, suspended, even optically illusional. The perfect accessory for any adult space, a sleek and flavourful rack will send your design buds into a tailspin.

PLATFORM BEDS

Fit for a king, these early Egyptian-designed pieces are making their way into transitional, and contemporary bedrooms everywhere. Those with a penchant for low, clean lines will love the sleeker look a platform bed can lend a space, making them ideal for rooms with gorgeous views, or smaller spaces in need of some visual expansion.

GLASS KNOTS

Whimsical, bold, and awesomely abstract ... my favourite accessory for 2014 has got to be the glass knot! A sweetly stunning little table topper, the glass knot can be used as a paper weight, vignette prop, or something to catch the light on a ledge or window sill. Sometimes the best little accessories don't have a point or immediately obvious purpose ... and they don't have to!

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 9, 2014

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There's no denying it’s hot in Las Vegas! But last week Nevada sizzled even more while it hosted the bi-annual Las Vegas Market — a world-class exhibition and debut, featuring international furniture, decor, and design retailers all under one roof, and all very ripe for the picking. If it's trendy, coveted, beloved, and desired — you can guarantee it was there. Below are some of the very best and exceptionally “in” must-have pieces you can expect to see in print and in the media as we speak.ANYTHING 18KARAT

This Vancouver-based company is burning through the pages of all the major design mags, and once you visit their website or see their product in person, there's no question 18karat is a design heavy hitter.

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There's no denying it’s hot in Las Vegas! But last week Nevada sizzled even more while it hosted the bi-annual Las Vegas Market — a world-class exhibition and debut, featuring international furniture, decor, and design retailers all under one roof, and all very ripe for the picking. If it's trendy, coveted, beloved, and desired — you can guarantee it was there. Below are some of the very best and exceptionally “in” must-have pieces you can expect to see in print and in the media as we speak.ANYTHING 18KARAT

This Vancouver-based company is burning through the pages of all the major design mags, and once you visit their website or see their product in person, there's no question 18karat is a design heavy hitter.

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