Twice a year, Javits Center in New York is packed with the latest and greatest in lamps, rugs, salad bowls and more as The New York International Gift Fair rolls into town. The show — one of the largest of its kind with 2,800 exhibitors from around the world —features the best in home decor. We take a look at the latest trends being offered up this season.


1: Letters and numbers


Letters and numbers showed up everywhere — from traditional to modern items — and that’s were what buyers flocked to. We spotted examples on French linen pillows, tote bags and hand-blocked artwork. Primitives by Kathy pillow, $17, and box sign, $27,



2: Hicks 1960s

Geometric patterns and herringbone, inspired by ’60s design king David Hicks, seemed to be enjoying a revival. Bright colors helped update the famous prints on wallpaper, rugs, pillows and furnishings.

Jonathan Adler orange herringbone rug, $1,550, Bargello Waves pillow, $130,

3: Making big weaves

Old-time craft makes a comeback as several designers constructed items using weave techniques in materials such as wicker, knit and even rubber.

Crocheted Rubber Baskets, $33-$205,

4: Umbra’s Little Black Dress closet organizer:

This tongue-in-cheek gadget, which can be hung over a door, keeps your jewelry and hairpins in order. $25,

5: Make My?Day ChillBall

No more sipping warm glasses of pinot grigio on picnics. This little ball keeps your glass cool without diluting your drink. Travel tray, six chill balls and tongs, $20,

6: Kinto Steampot

Cocoon Cook with steam instead of oil for healthy, delicious meals. And the handsome lid can be used as a serving bowl. $50,