If you want to look on the positive side, Las Vegas has plenty of homes on the market right now, making it an opportune time to buy and at cheap rates. If you want to look at the negative side, you could ask, “Once I buy a home, how am I going to furnish it?” Easy. The city still has chic places that will make your home into a luxurious respite. Here’s a look at the Haute 5 home decor stores in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Design Center Design Studio
OK, technically we’re cheating because the Las Vegas Design Center’s Design Salon is not just one store but more than 50 tucked inside the monstrous World Market Center. Twice a year, the buildings just off Charleston Boulevard and I-15 host Las Vegas Market, where buyers come to check out the latest and greatest in home decor. Inside the Design Salon, you can buy designer furnishings previously offered only to the trade and at 20 percent to 50 percent below the prices you would pay at a typical home furnishings store. On top of that, you can get a complimentary consultation from an interior designer accredited by the American Society of Interior Designers.
Design Salon services are available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday except designated holidays and during the bi-annual Las Vegas Market home furnishings trade show. To schedule a personal shopping appointment, call 702.599.8155. Las Vegas Design Center Design Salon, 495 S. Grand Central Pkwy., http://lvdesigncenter.com/consumers/shopping.
Realm of Design
Talk about a ballsy company. Realm of Design is building a new facility inspired by Swarkestone Hall Pavilion in England. Not familiar with it? The Rolling Stones did a photo shoot there with Michael Josephin in June 1968 for the cover of Beggar’s Banquet. And Realm of Design is trying to get the Stones to visit. Aside from that, this architectural reproductions and design company creates some stunning products made from aged stone and green architectural stone. Look for everything from porte cocheres and mantels to flooring and columns.
The Realm of Design showroom is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1188 Center Point Dr., Henderson, 702.566.1188, www.realmofdesign.com.
Robb & Stucky Interiors
This place is huge. Down at Town Square sits this interior design and home furnishings retailer with styles from contemporary to traditional, transitional to eclectic. Be sure to check out the Las Vegas room dripping with everything you would expect in a decadent room. You can even take part in one of the store’s classes. On July 24, Robb & Stucky presents Home Furnishing Secrets at 11 a.m. Learn everything you need to know about shopping for home furnishings from frame construction to fabric applications, cushion configuration to furniture finishes.
Robb & Stucky Interiors is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Town Square, 702.531.0531, www.robbstucky.com.
Look to Nest Featherings for everything from a new lamp to a complete home makeover. The 40,000-square-foot showroom is specifically designed for discerning tastes. You can pretty much deck out your whole home with the selections here.
Nest Featherings is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 6425 W. Sahara Ave., 702.362.6707, www.nest-featherings.com.
Where else in the world can you buy the Wynn Dream Bed? Only Homestore at Encore Las Vegas. The resort has sold more than 5,000 beds at $3,100 since opening. Look for everything from furnishings and art to sculptures and bath items. The store carries items from Arca, Adrienne Landau, Cara, Theodor and Gail DeLoach. Look for extravagance only at this sweet spot.
Homestore is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday at Encore Las Vegas, 702.770.8000, www.encorelasvegas.com.