The Thirty Under 30 designer shared her favorite finds from the recent trade show.
NKBA asked designer Mariana De La Garza to share her five favorite finds from Design Edge, the regional design trade show that took place last week in Houston from September 13 to 14.
“I love to attend as many trade shows as I can throughout the year, as they are an opportunity to network and gain knowledge that will help me better serve my clients,” said De La Garza, who is an Interior Designer with Coton House in Houston, Texas. “There is always something new to learn, new products to add to my list, and trends to discuss.”
De La Garza, who was named to NKBA’s Thirty Under 30 Class of 2023, called out the following as her top picks from the Design Edge show.
- Brizo: Allaria Widespread Lavatory Faucet with Arc Spout-Less Handles
“I immediately fell in love with one of Brizo’s newest releases. My outfits and shoes are always bold, but I always accessorize with dainty jewelry that has a timeless design. The Allaria faucet does precisely that and will be stunning in a powder room with a fun wallpaper and funky chandelier.”
- Varaluz: Flow 8-Light Twist Pendant Light – Baguette/Natural Rattan
“Texture is in and here to stay! What makes this chandelier attractive is the intricacy of its lines, and it is a new take on the popular rattan light fixtures. The Flow pendant is a fantastic way to make a space feel cozy in a contemporary way.”
- Monogram: Forge Heated Ice Press
“As designers, we influence how our clients live. We ask open-ended questions to learn how they use and how they want to use their new kitchens. Appliances significantly impact the design, and the Monogram Forge Heated Ice Press can help elevate the experience for the client.”
- Roberta Schilling: Tronco Mirror
“The mirror tends to be the first to get value-engineered out of bathroom projects. When designing, I always put extra emphasis on mirror selections because it is a beautiful way to add art to walls. The Roberta Schilling Tronco Mirror fits a variety of bathroom design styles and is the perfect jewel for your next design.”
- Cambria: Windsor Brass Satin Ridge- Grandeur Series
“Many of the products we specify in our designs can stand independently as art. The new Cambria quartz, Windsor Brass Satin Ridge, is a breathtaking slab with a brass inlay that would look fabulous as countertops, backsplash, or even as a range hood surround.”