Inside Information: Interior designers share tips, forecast trends

We asked three interior designers to share suggestions
on style, inspiration and emerging trends in the year ahead.

Amy Strodl owns Varnish Design, a residential and commercial interior design firm in Las Vegas. She has been designing homes and other spaces throughout the Las Vegas valley and Los Angeles for more than 20 years.

What artist is inspiring you now and how would you integrate his or her vision into your design style?

I’m loving artist Lauren Williams and her “Canvas with Movement” pieces. I am also collecting pottery by Japanese artist Hironobu Nishitasteno. I have an empty shelf that is reserved for slowly collecting his pieces. The key is to trust your gut. If you see something you love — get it!  It will always work in your home if it’s a reflection of you.

Brooke Lieberman has been designing residential interiors in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for years. She launched Brooke Lieberman Interiors in 2016 to work with residential clients.

What design trends can we expect
to see next year?

The biggest trends for 2019 will be the increased use of mixed metals, natural elements like concrete and terrazzo, and the boho mid-century vibe in design. I love bringing in color to spaces and I think the jewel tones will continue to grow in popularity in the coming year.

Kristin Cenname-Calderón owns The Idea Room, an interior design studio and shop, which provides residential and commercial design, staging services and an online store. Her firm’s work has been featured in the Utah Parade of Homes, “Pool Kings” on DIY Network, and in the Las Vegas homes of pro athletes.

What are your predictions for 2019 color?

You will see a trend aimed at warming up modern homes. We’ll see a lot of deep and rich blues, greens and other warm colors.


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The Napa Valley Wine Train offers a variety of excursions, including a new murder-mystery dinner ride. Photo by David H. Collier
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Bank Atcharawan is known for his expertise on rieslings, whose fruitiness complement Thai dishes. Photo by K.M. Cannon
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Former Raiders quarterback Jim Plunkett, center, chats with attendees and shakes hands with Dave Melroy during the Raiders Foundation’s second “Celebrity Swing” at TopGolf.
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