Wendy Glaister on Maximalism at LVMKT

Designers and other industry insiders flock to Las Vegas twice a year for Las Vegas Market, a leading gift, furniture, and home decor market featuring over 4,000 brands and a myriad of networking opportunities at the 5-million square foot World Market Center.

Christopher Grubb and Wendy Glaister

Aside from getting an up-close look at the latest products, Market is also one of the best places for industry insiders searching for the latest scoop on what styles are up and coming.

One of the most significant trends that designer and House Tipster host Christopher Grubb noticed during the winter 2019 market was a shift toward more dramatic, maximalist styles.

To talk more about this fun and exciting movement toward “more,” Grubb spoke with Wendy Glaister owner and lead designer at Wendy Glaister Interiors in New York.

Glaister, a big fan of maximalism, found a lot of inspiration at Market, particularly at the lifestyle vignette kitchen display by renowned decorator Cary Vogel. “There are so many elements here that get me wondering ‘How can I bring this back to my clients?’” Glaister told Grubb.

She noted Vogel’s ingenious and exciting use of two types of wallpaper, four different hardware materials, and four countertop surfaces to create the.modern yet approachable kitchen design. The traditional-meets-contemporary herringbone flooring, Carrara marble countertops, and white marble handles help add character and light to the dark yet inviting space.

All in all, these eclectic design elements work together to make the kitchen intriguing.

The maximalist method of design, which is intentionally unmatching but still coordinated, is ideal for homeowners looking for something out of the ordinary. However, a design of this depth requires a professional option.

“You hire a designer because you want an elevated look. A designer can make a space like this feel like genius, not madness,” Glaister iterated.

Tipster TV has released the full video coverage from our special interview, be sure to check it out below.

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