The Best Overview of the 2016 First Look Catalogue

Las Vegas Market logoThe Las Vegas Market remains one of the most popular events for discovering new trends in the home furnishings industry. However, the event can be a bit overwhelming for first-time attendees. Fortunately, the market releases a First Look catalogue prior to the event to help professionals plan their experience and afford them a chance to see items that will likely be popular with consumers.

The following are some of the trending home furniture styles showcased in the 2016 First Look catalogue:


From straight-edged to king-sized and curvy, home furnishings making an impact in the most recent market catered to personal comfort. Among pieces winning the attention of design professionals was a tailored sectional by Pinnacle Seating Studio. The M10 boasts clean lines and features a variety of modular pieces that enable owners to personalize the sectional to fit specific spaces. For added comfort, there is even a power reclining seat available.

Homeowners can achieve a more rugged look with a sofa set from More Comfort Living’s Plush Edge Collection. Enrobed in dark, distressed leather, the seating is overfilled with stuffing, which creates slight bulging on the sides and in the cushions.

Black and White

black and white furnitureAn abundance of black-and-white home furnishings and accessories were displayed prominently throughout the Las Vegas Market. Among accessories making the cut in the market’s First Look catalogue were the Phillips Collection’s spoke mirror featuring charred black wood sticks, Nakasa’s luxury marble vases, and Currey & Company’s Zanzibar iron-and-mirror chandelier.

Larger black-and-white home furnishings included Planum Furniture’s Belvedere couch and Worlds Away’s oak cabinet, which features a ceruse finish that accentuates the light and dark wood grains and unique antique brass hardware in the center of each of its three doors. The Belvedere couch pays tribute to the beauty of white leather and comes in several sizes. While the white leather fits perfectly with the theme of black and white, the sofa also comes in more than 100 other varieties of leather.

Metallic Finishes

Supporting the on-trend color combination of black and white is the integration of metallic finishes. Interior professionals agree that the pairing of black and white with metallic accents creates a sense of warmth. A good example of this style is CH Living – Castle Home’s Garden sofa. The couch is covered in a textured white material and sits on acrylic legs. It is displayed behind a mirrored coffee table that sits atop curved brass legs.

The Avery chair by TOV Furniture offers the same warmth and sense of glamour. Available in leather or velvet, the chair stays elegantly simple in a white tone with a glossy gold finish on the base.

Family Focused

Only one company earned a spotlight in the latest First Look catalogue for a more family-focused solution. Magnussen Home’s Keswick dining collection is finished in weathered barley and contains a dining table, chairs, a bench, and a buffet with glass doors to display beautiful collections of serving pieces. The finish is what makes the collection so family-friendly. It can conceal wear that naturally occurs over time and remains attractive even following the occasional mishaps that happen when children are around.

Outdoor Living

During this year’s market, participation in the outdoor living category was the largest in history. So large in fact, that the market dedicated a special “Backyard Bash,” to highlight patio furnitureall the products. Only a few were chosen for the catalogue however. These included Summer Classics Sierra lounge collection, Panama Jack Outdoor’s Graphite Collection, and Poly-Wood’s Modern Trio seating.

In terms of accessorizing the outdoors, the Balad LED lights by Tristan Lohner were popular. These wireless lights come in two sizes, and buyers can choose between six color options for the lamp base. Flat-weave outdoor area rugs by KAS Rugs and a stylish bottle carrier by Mona B. also made the catalogue.

Fun Upholstery

Switching up colors is a simple way to add a little whimsy to a room. The best way to make a statement without going overboard involves adding a colorful chair. The First Look catalogue drew attention to the Aria sofa from the Mod Life Collection, which brings new life to a classic Chesterfield couch by covering it in a velvet fabric called “gecko.” The tufting of the sofa creates more depth in the hue. The New Pacific Direct Clara chair was another standout piece. Wrapped in a subtler tone of “loyal blue” velvet, the armchair features vertical channel tufts. A bolder statement can be found in Cyan Design’s ‘T’ chair, which features a two-tone look that utilizes popular shades of blue.