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10 hot design trends heading your way in 2017

Style savvy consumers and industry professionals got up-close and personal with directional trends, high-end materials and a cool, contemporary vibe at the WestEdge Design Fair in Santa Monica last weekend.

Attracting more than 11,000 attendees, the fourth event inside Barker Hangar was a showcase of leading major appliance brands, artisanal workmanship and luxury home furnishings.

“It’s been great to watch this show grow,” said Sally Thomas Cooper, co-owner of Thomas Cooper Studio. “It’s very Los Angeles. It really is about people who make things getting together and talking.”

It is also about trend spotting: Here are 11 hot looks coming your way in 2017:


Los Angeles design duo (and former DJs) Diogo and Juliette Felippelli presented Joogii, interlocking Lucite furniture inspired by French house music of the 1990s. The pieces are coated with a dichroic finish that changes color as light around it shifts.