Last week I went to KBIS in Vegas. Vegas itself is a city of sensory overload, but add a convention center full of new kitchen and bath products, and you can hardly stand it.
We had less than 2 days to take it all in. Through the whirlwind tour, there were 5 things that stood out to me:
Contemporary Bling. Turn on the sparkle – faucets, cabinet & door hardware, glittery tile grout, and glitzy countertops
Texture. In tile and beyond, textured finishes add a special depth and interest.
Ann Sacks textured tile steals the show.
Brass and Bronze – We’ve been raving about this comeback for a while, but it was great to see it in full force at KBIS.
Oak It’s not an outright trend… yet. But it’s been making an appearance here and there, and I expect to see more. We’re not talking about the honey oak of the 80’s, but we’re also not talking about the quarter-sawn or rift cut that we’ve gotten used to in more contemporary settings. This oak is open-grained and dramatic, with finishes of matte, weathered, and gray. I only got one photo from KBIS, but there was more to be seen.
Functional Sink Accessories I’ve got a whole guest post on this topic alone that will soon be featured on the Utah Style & Design blog. I was thrilled with the new introductions that convert sinks into functional worksurfaces, including racks, cutting boards, and storage for cleaning utensils.