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In The Hot Seat – Designer Furnishings

The annual Las Vegas Market — a world class exhibition and debut, featuring international furniture, decor, and design retailers all under one roof — is coming up this July in, you guessed it, Las Vegas.

If it's trendy, coveted, beloved, and desired, you can guarantee it will be there.

Below are some of the very best and exceptionally "in" must-have pieces you can expect to see in print and in the media as we speak.


This Vancouver, Canada based company is burning through the pages of all the major design mags, and once you visit their website or see their product in person, there's no question 18karat is a design heavy hitter.

An import and retail company specializing in contemporary interior design accessories and furniture, 18karat follows a simple and contemporary design aesthetic.

Practising ethically responsible trade, while maintaining the highest level of quality and style, their dipped spire vases, anemone platters, and selenite votive holders are in high demand throughout the design world.


I'm absolutely loving the exotic-industrial vibe happening at the moment that features spaces with lovely one-off pieces like dining and cocktail tables made from highly polished steel bases, and buttery smooth exotic wood slab tops.

These pieces look absolutely stunning in rooms that are simple and organic or light and airy feeling, and complement schemes of linen, cream, woolly gray, silver, and pearly white.


Ikat, Moroccan-inspired, and beveled are three top area rugs you'll find gracing the floors of featured homes everywhere, thanks to the myriad of options available online and in stores now.

Furniture feeling a little bland? Throw down an eye-popping textile in one of these punchy patterns, and see how instantly your room is transformed.


Nothing screams sensual sophistication louder than an amazingly designed wine rack (even better if it’s within your very own wine room) and there are plenty out there at the moment that fit the bill.

Forget little crates and wire baskets that sit on the floor; you want something bold, suspended, sleek and chic looking. The perfect accessory for any adult space, a gorgeously outfitted wine feature is definitely next level design.


Fit for a king, these early Egyptian-designed pieces are making their way into transitional, and contemporary bedrooms everywhere.

Those with a penchant for low, clean lines will love the sleeker look a platform bed can lend a space, making them ideal for rooms with gorgeous views, or smaller spaces in need of some visual expansion.


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Crispin Butterfield is the creative force and mastermind behind Urban Theory; a graduate of Mount Royal University in Calgary, her engaging personality and design-commerce savvy make her a valued and well-respected professional and mentor within her field.

She’s able to uniquely see the parameters and vision of each project in ways her clients often cannot, and has honed the process and proficiency required to grow incredible long-standing client relationships. 

Crispin embraces a life full of ingenuity and imagination, fueled by raw ambition and a desire to leave her mark on the world. Her impeccable design style, expertise, and a rock-solid business acumen is the foundation which allows Urban Theory Interior Design to provide full scale services with authenticity, innovation, and ample amounts of personality.

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