A Few of My Favorite Things (and Places!) from the 2019 IBS in Las Vegas

BY: Marnie Oursler

Industry shows always provide plenty of inspiration and this year’s 2019 50th Anniversary National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas did not disappoint! The show coincided with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders Show (IBS), where matte black and white finishes were just about everywhere.

Some of my favorite new products and trends include black trim on doors and windows, black, gold and white lighting fixtures, colorful cabinetry, copper sinks, patterned tiles including black and white, and floating staircases, like one we’ll be installing in an upcoming project.

I also had the honor of being featured in Tyvek and Dupont’s video at IBS, discussing my path to starting Marnie Custom Homes as a fourth-generation builder.

Below are a few of my favorite new products and trends for 2019, as well as a few top spots we discovered in Vegas.


Best Trend: Andersen Windows’ MultiGlide Doors

…(and windows) framed in black. A trend that’s here to stay.

Andersen Windows' Multiglide Glide


Best Restaurant Decor: Beauty & Essex

Located in the Cosmopolitan Hotel. You enter through a pawn shop!

Beauty and Essex Restaurant Exterior
Beauty and Essex Pawn Shop Interior Shot


Best Finish: Eldorado Stone’s Vintage Ranch stone

Looks like aged wood and complements exteriors as well as outdoor fireplaces and kitchens.

Eldorado Stone Vintage Ranch Finish


Best Meal: Catch at Aria Hotel & Casino

Hands down.

The Marnie Homes Team At Catch
Entrance to Catch


Best Kitchen Accent: This ombre faucet

From Kohler’s new Components Collection. It’s sleek and sophisticated.

Kohler Ombre Faucet


Best Cocktails: The Chandelier at The Cosmopolitan Hotel

The crystal-ensconced bar is a must-see.
The Chandelier At the Cosmopolitan Hotel
The Marnie Homes Team at the Chandelier At the Cosmopolitan Hotel


Best Shower Feature: Kohler’s Real Rain overhead panel

It is ideal for both indoor and outdoor showers.

Kohler Real Rain


Best Show: Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles Love at The Mirage Hotel

It was truly amazing!


Best Entryway: This plank board door

From the Therma-Tru Doors Elevate 2019 Series. It has a beachy vibe and holds up well in all kinds of weather, as shown at IBS!


Best Hotel: Aria

This hotel had everything and more; plus, we had an amazing time.

Aria Hotel Sign

Some things that happen in Vegas need to come home with us!