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HGTV Design Star Tym Desanto Hosts World Market Center's ‘Style File’

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World Market Center Las Vegas, a premier home furnishings showroom and trade complex emerging as a global stage for new product introductions, launched the Summer edition of Style File on its website www.lasvegasmarket.com. Style File, a video guide hosted by Tym Desanto, the renaissance guy on TV’s popular summer reality series HGTV Design Star, is a preview of next season’s hottest styles and trends, as they were revealed at Las Vegas Market, held July 30 – August 3, 2007. The recent Las Vegas Market – which is the fastest growing international trade event dedicated to home furnishings – yielded its most impressive mix of quality exhibitors and buyers, more new product introductions, all the latest styles and trends, along with an unprecedented level of energy and excitement among the tens of thousands industry professionals in attendance. “Las Vegas Market is not only the largest new industry event, but it also flourishing as a vibrant, fashion-forward marketplace where manufacturers are using it as a launching ground for their newest products and collections,” said Dana Andrew, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. “There were a number of trend-worthy introductions that took place during our Summer Market, and we wanted to put these styles into a useful context for retailers and designers who desire to stay ahead of the curve.” World Market Center teamed up with Sphere Trending to identify trend highlights for the year ahead as featured in Style File. Maxine Lauer of Sphere Trending, a well-respected trend and design firm dedicated to converting consumer insights into product innovation, was also a featured speaker as part of the Summer Market’s Trend Series. She outlined many of these looks – and which World Market Center showrooms they could be found in – as part of her fast-paced preview of consumer trends. Attendees of Las Vegas Market saw 10 home furnishing trends dominate the recent show: Sweet Natured White-washed finishes, weathered touches, sweet florals, cut and etched glass, limed oak. Space Race Geometric angles, curves with motion, cheeky planetary-inspired designs, futuristic finishes and fabrics. Florentine Formal Rich, glowing woods, intricate scrollwork patterns, subtle damask prints, warm finishes for metals. Function Added Integrated features, functions that are hidden until needed, surprise and delight elements. Downsize Me! Innovative storage solutions, scaled-back sizing, sleek and tailored lines, uncluttered designs. Artisan Complex and layered metal finishes, one-of-a-kind items, hand-crafted touches, authentic detailing. Authentically Green Sustainable woods, environmentally friendly fabrics, dyes and other materials, natural elements, organic products Modern Globalization Key influences are currently coming from Asia, Africa, South America and newest to the scene, Turkey. A Space of My Own Sophisticated designs, touches of color, and infusions of fun. Tradition with a Twist Updated shapes that retain traditional roots, fun mixed with formality. The Winter 2008 Las Vegas Market is scheduled for January 28 to February 1, 2008 at World Market Center’s Buildings A, B and Pavilions and tradeshow at the MGM Grand Hotel. About World Market Center World Market Center is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex in Las Vegas. When fully built, at 12 million square feet in 8 buildings, World Market Center will be the largest trade show complex in the world. The $3 billion, state-of-the-art campus will showcase furniture, decorative accessories, lighting, area rugs, home textile and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) open year-round to the trade. World Market Center produces the semi-annual Las Vegas Market, held every January and July, and is the fastest growing home furnishings trade show in the world. World Market Center is now leasing the third building to a broad cross-section of the home furnishings industry. For more information World Market Center, and to find out about leasing or exhibiting opportunities, visit the website at www.LasVegasMarket.Com or call 888-WMC-SHOW (962-7469).

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