Alexa Hampton, Ron Woodson, Windsor Smith to discuss trends at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS - International Market Center will host the sixth installment of its "Ahead of the Curve" panel at the Summer 2013 Las Vegas Market. Panelists, to include designers Alexa Hampton, Ron Woodson and Windsor Smith, will scour the five million square feet of showrooms at Las Vegas Market, and share their top picks during a live discussion and via social media channels.

Moderated by Today Show contributor and design author Susanna Salk, the presentation will take place Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 9:00 a.m. in Building B's WorldView Ballroom, and offers CEU-accreditation to interior designers.

"I am not only excited to host another stellar line up of top designers but also give our audience an up close look at some of the pieces these tastemakers find most exciting from market," Salk said. "This year's refreshed format promises to be intimate and inspiring."

Alexa Hampton, owner of New York City-based Mark Hampton LLC, was honored as the 2013 Design Icon during Winter Las Vegas Market. A perennial member of Architectural Digest and House Beautiful's top designers' list and Elle Décor's A-List, Hampton has received recognition from The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Cottages and Gardens, and international publications. She is a trustee for the board of the New York School of Interior Design, a published author, a contributing columnist to the Wall Street Journal and was one of three interior designers who launched Gilt Groupe's Home Design boutique. She has designed a number of successful eponymous collections of furniture, fabrics, trimming, lighting, rugs, and mantels.

Ron Woodson, co-founder of Woodson and Rummerfield's House of Design, leads an award-winning interior design firm based in Los Angeles with partner Jamie Rummerfield. Woodson attended the UCLA school of Interior Design and was recently named one of the Top 20 Black Designers in America. Woodson and Rummeaocrfield have been featured in over 50 design magazines and publications worldwide. Both have been named to House Beautiful's Top 50 young designers list, Metropolitan Home's top 100 list, Traditional Home's 20 to watch list and Luxe Interiors + Design's Gold list.

Windsor Smith, the founder and creator of Windsor Smith Home, Inc. and Windsor Smith Home Collection, was honored by Veranda magazine as one of the top 25 design influencers in their 25-year history. A frequent guest speaker on design panels across the country, Smith has a signature collection of both indoor and outdoor fabrics and rugs with Kravet and a hand-crafted line of furniture offered exclusively through Windsor Smith Home Collection. Windsor has recently been named the new icon with her collection for Century Furniture and her latest venture is the digital platform Room in a Box.


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