February 12, 2019 • Sarah Schwartz
The question on everyone’s mind during the winter shows is, “What’s new?” And my response is: Plenty! My prediction is that design top- sellers in 2019 speak to the unsung beauty that is around us — be it that found in the natural world, the joy found in reading or leaving one’s comfort zone to explore a new city.
Meanwhile, the age of the soft splurge is upon us. Key rings, enamel pins, pouches and tote bags enable anyone to easily add a dash of personality to the person, while planning pads and art prints serve the same function in domestic and office spaces.
Most of the products covered in this article do not cost a great deal of money, but by curating a compelling mix where there is always something new to discover, the retailer positions her venue as a destination worth visiting over and over again. And so, when the time comes to make a pricey purchase — of invitations for example — your venue is a natural fit.
Agates and crystal textures are not just beautiful to look at, many believe their properties to be healing and empowering.
Read All About It
A love of books and reading makes for a heady design trend.
Lively product grabs the attention and adds personality to everything around it.
An Easy Hand
No longer is lettering controlled and uniform — it is as varied and distinctive as the hands that create it.
Hit The Road
Exploring new environs has become a cultural obsession — as has taking the comforts and styling of home along for the ride!
The touch of the brush allows offerings to burst with personality and distinction.
Tailoring any space to reflect one’s personal taste starts with what’s hanging on the wall — and art prints make that a snap!
Everyone has keys — which makes these design-rich finds not just universally appealing, but universally useful!
Palm-sized and very affordable, these flair-filled finds are most impactful en masse, so display them together for the maximum in add-on sales.
Planners continue their popularity, but this undated category can be sold year-round and exhibits list-making prowess with or without a planner in tow.
Affordable and giftable, these finds are small but mighty, stowing essentials and expressing the personality and passions.
These are simple, but their designs speak volumes about their owners. As a huge added bonus, they cut down on waste.