Jul 18, 2023
‘Market Pros’ share Las Vegas Market tips and trends

Seven “Market Pros” — industry designers, influencers and tastemakers — are sharing favorite finds and market highlights in a social media takeover during Las Vegas Market, July 30-Aug. 3 at World Market Center Las Vegas.

“The invaluable tips from our Market Pros are one of the many ways that Las Vegas Market provides information and inspiration from top tastemakers and style setters to our broad buyer base,” said Karen Olson, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of ANDMORE. “The social media takeover by these Market Pros is a great way to experience the Summer Market and to preview what’s new and what’s next through a different lens.”

Las Vegas Market’s Summer 2023 Market Pros have identified the following current favorite design trends: curves, nude and pastel colors, organic textures, wabi-sabi design, zen-like interiors and “working kitchens” separate from the main kitchen.

Market Pros for the Summer 2023 Las Vegas Market are:

Daniel Joseph Chenin

Chenin (AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C) is an international award-winning designer with accolades ranging from American Institute of Architects and SARA New York design awards to the international Architizer A+ and MasterPrize awards. A licensed architect, his two-decades-long career has encompassed architecture, interiors and furniture design. Recognized as an “architectural revolutionary” by Aspire Magazine, Chenin has rapidly ascended the ranks to become one of the most sought-after designers for discerning private clientele. His stylistically diverse portfolio includes immersive and experiential projects that have been featured in domestic and international books and magazines. @danielchenin

Chrissy Jones, Principal, Twenty-Eighth Design Studio

Jones is a visionary creative director with notable features in Business of Home, Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, Love Happens Magazine and Inland Empire Magazine. From a background in corporate marketing, Jones ultimately found her true calling by transitioning to interior design. She is an influential presence on Instagram, where she curates captivating moody aesthetics, offers inspiration and guidance on home décor and provides valuable design tips. Additionally, her YouTube channel shares insightful vlogs and offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the journey of building a business from the ground up. Her motto, “rather than an influencer, I want to be a designer that influences,” reflects her dedication to making a meaningful impact in the industry. @twentyeighthdesign

Sarah Latham, Principal, Latham Interiors

Latham (LEED AP, ASID ASSOCIATE) brings expertise and unrivaled enthusiasm to her work. Her talent for designing natural, quality and customized spaces is her trademark. Her success comes from her ability to work within her clients’ needs, masterminding elegant and unique residential and commercial spaces. Trained by Fisher Weisman in San Francisco, Sarah later brought her talent to Lake Tahoe, working with Bentley Interiors until moving to Ketchum, ID, where she worked with RLB Architectura for more than 10 years before starting Latham Interiors in 2015. Latham Interiors continues to win awards for outstanding interiors and is looking forward to expanding into a newly constructed studio in 2023 with its dynamic team. @lathaminteriors

Kenneth Ludwig, Founder and Creative Director, Kenneth Ludwig Chicago

Ludwig is a 30-year veteran of the design industry. His store is a hybrid of retail, interior design and to-the-trade sales. The in-store curated and eclectic vignettes feature samplings of the 100+ vendors within the merchandise assortment, which includes upholstery, case goods, lighting, fabrics, rugs, artwork, pillows, dining and tabletop goods, decorative accessories, bed and bath linens, wall coverings and gifts. His business actively supports its community’s local chamber, animal shelter, schools and nonprofit organizations, and hosts social events such as monthly wine-and-design gatherings, private shopping parties and more. Ludwig’s mantra is, “Make sure you are having fun and rewarding experiences in your career. For me, it’s always exciting to see what the next day will bring. It’s never the same in this retail/to-the-trade arena.” @kennethludwigchicago

Erik Peterson, President, PHX Architecture

Peterson presides over his award-winning, 30-person firm of 20 years, with offices in Scottsdale, AZ, and Beverly Hills, CA. He began his career in London with famed modernist architect Terry Farrell. After moving to Arizona, Peterson received the coveted internship at Taliesin Architects, Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy firm in Scottsdale, where he gained knowledge of organic architecture principals by overseeing Wright’s designs coming to life. Today, PHX Architecture specializes in “living architecture” including luxury and bespoke residential, golf clubhouses, boutique resorts and distinctive dining. @phxarch / @petersonphxarch

Brad Priest, Creative Director and Owner, J&B Home Decor & Gifts

At J&B (Jonathan & Brad), based in Elkhart, IN, customers are greeted by Miss Piper, an Australian Blue Heeler, and dance music plays to create a party mood for shoppers. Priest previously was a singer/dancer for more than 18 years, performing at theme parks, in national tours and in commercials – which is why he wants his clients to have a fun and enjoyable experience. The store offers furniture, art, lamps, home décor, gourmet treats, candles, baby gifts, wedding gifts, hostess gifts and more. Through his previous business and now with J&B Home Decor & Gifts, this will be Priest’s 17th Las Vegas Market since first attending in the summer of 2008. The motto that he lives by is: “Celebrate Everything!” @jb_homedecorandgifts

Diann Valentine, Creative Director, Exhilarate Experiential

Valentine is an entrepreneur, designer, author, speaker and intrepid traveler with connections all over the globe. She has used her superb interpersonal skills, eclectic design perspective and risk-taking nature to push the envelope in home design. Known for her jaw-dropping celebrity and television weddings, Valentine has expanded her array of clientele across four continents by servicing high-net-worth individuals. In the event design world, she has worked with Nike, Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Family of Brands, NBA All-Star Weekend, HBO and the Los Angeles Lakers. She hosted the wedding shows “Wedding in a Week” and “Wedding Day,” and was the host, designer and executive producer for the reality series, “I Do Over” and Bravo TV’s “To Rome For Love.” @diannvalentine / @exhilarateexperiential


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