During Fall Fashion Week, the world’s top designers and fashion journalists flock to the runways of New York, London, Milan, and Paris to get a glimpse of the new trends that will be showing up in the most exclusive boutiques in the coming year. In the world of interior design, we have our own version of the runway where vendors show off their latest and greatest wares and we designers get to see what will be hot next year.

Delicious Iced Coffee To Start Things Off!

Delicious Iced Coffee To Start Things Off!

One of my favorite events to attend is the Fall Market at the Laguna Design Center in Laguna Niguel, California. The show just wrapped up, and I was glad to be a part of it. More than 100 vendors laid out over 2,000 product lines in huge showrooms. It was like letting children run free in a candy shop! I got to look at the newest furniture collections, tiles, cabinets, countertops, lighting, and so much more.

Beth Bynon and Thomas Lavin

It was a joy to meet Thomas Lavin.

Just one of the attending vendors was the charming Thomas Lavin, a style maker with an eye for beautiful design which has resulted in more than 100+ lines of furniture, fabrics, lighting, rugs and accessories! Other great collections shown were from Baker, Ebanista, Hokanson Carpet, Panache Designs, Michael Taylor Designs, Maharam, and so many more. The event also included a rousing keynote presentation by Doug Meyer, on “The Appropriateness on Design”.

Baker showroom at Fall Market

A fascinating demonstration by Baker’s John Kiryanoff

We were also treated to an exceptional demonstration by John Kiryanoff, director of corporate finishing for Baker. John performed a variety of techniques from grains of rice to simple cardboard to create stunning finishes which Baker is known for.

Flooring demo at Fall Market

A fascinating flooring demo!

Going to an event like this always fires up my creative spirit. I am inspired by all the new designs, but also by meeting so many talented and successful designers, architects, and vendors. Their enthusiasm enhances my own, and I love sharing ideas with some of the brightest minds in the industry. I met a lot of incredible people at the Fall Market, but two that stuck out were Doug Meyer and Thomas Lavin as I mentioned. I consider both of these men to be incredible visionaries. They do amazing work and have very unique and inspiring insights into the world of design. I felt lucky to get to know them both at this event.

Display at Fall Market

Can you see the Mad Men influence?

Over the past month, I feel like I’ve grown a lot as an interior designer. Events like the Fall Market help me to continually challenge and educate myself on what’s changing in the market. At the same time, my true purpose never budges. I am here to provide lifestyle design for my clients!

Altura Display

Altura Display