Life as a Furniture Buyer by Daphne Oliveros – Day 2
Yesterday was the official opening day the World Market Center Las Vegas. As we arrived a little after 9a.m. and the halls and showrooms were not too busy. Well that changed quickly as the morning wore on. That pattern seems to be usual for the Las Vegas market!
We were so busy visiting showrooms and seeing the new products that before I realized the day was over and I realized that I didn’t take any pictures today. Luck y for us, Romie Boait our HomeWorld Honolulu Sales Manager did take a few.
Here’s a preview of the new Ekornes display that will be coming to HomeWorld in February.
What you don’t see behind this display hub is a computer display that you will be able to see all the styles available in any color leather you desire! There will also be a design program that will help you visualize how your new Stressless recliner or sofa will look in your living room. How awesome.
New at HomeWorld is the Trellis bedroom collection and today we saw a new dining with the same design elements. This will be a great new addition sometime later this year.
Accessory Buyer, Kay Kamae-Kaopuiki spent the day looking for new, fresh designs for lamps, rugs, art work and accessories. Hopefully I’ll be able to spend some time with her tomorrow and take some pictures for you.
We ended the day with dinner at Postrio!
Our CS Wo family
I am the Division Manager at HomeWorld Furniture and have spent more than 27 years in the furniture business. My work has given me the opportunity to travel exotic places such as Thailand, Vietnam, and Coppenhagen. Visiting factories, attending furniture shows, and being exposed to different cultures has been a wonderful learning experience for me. One of the toughest challenges about my job is leaving my family behind in Hawaii. Being a sports enthusiast, I especially miss my son’s baseball games. But it’s important to always stay abreast of what’s happening in the industry so that we can be the first to bring the best furniture choices and values to Hawaii.