Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Trend Spotting in Las Vegas


We had a fun, long-weekend getaway to Las Vegas.  We celebrated my husband's birthday, went to see Le Reve (highly recommend this show), people watched, gambled a tiny bit, relaxed, and of course, ate way too much!

I look a little crazy-eyed in this pic.  I think I was just trying to get the hubs to hurry up and take the pic so I could get back to my sushi!


I was struck by how many trends that are popular in blogland were also found throughout our hotel, the Wynn Encore.  I wonder how often they have to change the decor to stay on trend???

My sister-in-law Carol used to do design for hotels in Vegas.  She did a lot of carpet design and she has mentioned that the casinos change their carpeting every few months due to wear.  I need to ask her about the other decor.


I thought it would be fun to share some of the trends I spotted in the hotel that I see all over my own home, your blogs and Pinterest.

Sunburst Mirrors - these look surprisingly identical to my $35 Home Depot mirror.

Fu Dogs - there were lots of other chinoiserie touches too.

Nailhead trim

Black Doors and Trim
This was the hallway in our room.  Isn't the berry colored ceiling awesome?!?!?

Gold and Brass Accents

Horizontal Stripe Curtains

Contrast piping also seems popular now.


High Gloss Antlers  - it's a little hard to see, but the hallways were lined with these glossy, white antler sconces.

Grass cloth and houndstooth - this wallpaper in our room was grass cloth woven into a houndstooth pattern.  The other walls were a neutral grass cloth.

Peacocks - this pair of crystal peacocks were pretty amazing.

Just for fun - here's part of our bathroom.

Andy looking at our view over the strip.


Las Vegas is a place where everything seems over the top to me...the people, the decor, the casinos, the food.  It's a fun place to getaway for a few days, especially since it's in driving distance of where we live.  It's exciting to play dress-up and live a much more glamourous life than my everyday existence.  But, being away from home made me realize how much I really enjoy being home and being with my family.  Home is truly where my heart is!


9 comments:

The Bold Abode said...

The hotel is totally GORG!!! But, Oh, yes! Give me home any day...

I'm so glad you had a fun trip! And the kids are just fine, right?

Holly said...

You look great Suzy! Glad you guys had a good time. I feel the same way - it's always SO good to get home. I'm a big home body!!

My Crafty Home Life said...

I love those octagon mirrors in the first shot. That is new to me.

Cathy Wall said...

Glad you had a great time...your room looks luxurious! And I agree, Vegas is over the top!

Maury Kilgo said...

Looks amazing! Houndstooth grasscloth? Geez, wonder how much that is per roll? It's so sad that thats my first thought.

Glad you had fun!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks like you had fun! and you are so cute- love your top! :)

Jessamie Vincent said...

Glad yall had fun, and glad you're back! Missed you, lady! And I'm with Cassie, I l-o-v-e your chevron top!

The Pink Pagoda said...

So interesting.... you really were observant about all of that and got great photos!

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