Ashley Furniture HomeStore Conversations in Design Trends panelists (left to right) Angelie Spencer Home Principal Angelie Martin-Spencer, Mara Made Designs Principal Tamara Harding and Architect Mala Morrison (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Trends are a big part of design; they help inform what’s hot and “in the moment”. Trends are, by nature, transient. Ashley Furniture HomeStore (AFHS) hosted an evening to discuss furniture trends at its Liguanea branch last Friday as part of Jamaica Observer’s Design Week 2022.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore International, being one of the largest and premier furniture manufacturers in the world, heavily influences these design trends and has created a video highlighting currently trending lifestyles and themes.
The conversation was moderated by Angelie Martin-Spencer, the company’s longtime internal design ambassador, as well as architect and interior designer Mala Morrison, and wood handler and designer Tamara Harding of Mara Made Designs. .
Panelists discussed the best ways to incorporate trends into the home, achieving lasting looks that can be lived in for a long time.
Guests enjoyed refreshments provided by Jacqui Tyson with selections of wines from Select Brands and were thrilled with the many opportunities to walk away with great prizes.
Novia McDonald-Whyte, designer of Jamaica Observer Design Week JA, explains the genesis of Design Week while encouraging attendees to pick up a copy of the Style Observer Design Week JA 2022 publication. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Unicomer and Design Week Ja 2022 guests at the Design Trends Conversation with Top Designers last Friday at the Ashley Furniture Home Store, 117 Hope Road. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Ashley Furniture HomeStore General Manager Pamille Shaw-Blair welcomes guests to #designweekja2022 Design Trends Conversations at the Ashley Liguanea Showroom. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Marie Christine McWhinney accepts the $20,000 bedroom decorating challenge and emerges as the winner. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
[Carry Together]Unicomer and Design Week Ja 2022 guests at the Design Trends Conversation with Top Designers event held last Friday at the Ashley Furniture Home Store, 117 Hope Road. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Donnet Phillip, Strategy and Internal Communications Advisor, British High Commission; Patricia Henry, Chartered Accountant; and Tamara Harding, Director, Mara Made Designs. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Simone Mahabeer (left), Brand Manager of Unicomer Jamaica Limited, presents raffle winner Sheron Green-Brown with an Ashley gift bag. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Design competition winner Marie Christine McWhinney (right) receives her prize money from Suzanne Campbell-Robinson, Brand Manager of Unicomer Jamaica Limited, for the Bedroom Décor Challenge competition. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)