Trends & Influences – Part II
What’s new, now, and trending in home appliances, lighting fixtures and more


Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery — a premier destination for quality home fixtures and appliances with 30 retail locations in New Jersey alone — presents Trends & Influences, Volume V, a 2019 trend-spotting roundup and curated selection of new and innovative products across 10 leading categories. Part two of the three-part blog series explores these trending themes: Talk-To-Me-Tech, Modern Markings and Globetrotting.


Talk-To-Me-Tech products get things done…with the sound of your voice. “Bring your connected home further into the future with select voice-activated smart appliances and fixtures that pair with Google Home, Alexa and Apple HomePod to help you streamline your to-do’s.” Ida Davis, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Area Showroom Manager.

U by Moen Digital Shower lets users operate their shower three ways: voice, phone and controller.

Left: By pairing any remote-controlled fan from Minka Aire® with the BOND home product, users are able to control their ceiling fan via Wi-Fi using Amazon Echo, Google Home, a smart phone or tablet. | Center: As the newest addition to the Jenn-Air® connected suite, their connected dishwasher allows users to monitor and adjust settings as well as download custom wash cycles through the Jenn-AirTM app. | Right: The GE Monogram French–Door Double Wall Oven has Wi-Fi built in to receive voice commands ranging from preheating and setting timers to running diagnostics.

Modern Markings

From etched motifs to geometric patterns, the Modern Markings trend highlights the arrangement of shapes to form dynamic compositions with a sense of movement. “Showcase a rhythmic sequence of textures and lines that breath life into a room in unexpected ways with etched motifs and elegant geometric patterns.”  Ida Davis, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Area Showroom Manager.

Stonegate by AFX Argos –


Left: Justice Design Group Era – | Center: Kichler Shefali – | Right: Park Harbor Thacker –


If wanderlust drives you to express your desire for travel, consider selecting a light fixture that features globes. With finishes ranging from clear glass to reflective metallic, the globes can be as diverse as the stamps in your passport.  “Blend mid-century modern with a futuristic 1950s aesthetic by layering in chandeliers with a worldly flair.”  Heather Winn, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery Lighting Manager, Northeast District.

Tech Lighting Viaggio –


Left: Kalco Cameo – | Center: Park Harbor Pendant – | Right: Elk Globes of Light –

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