Attending showhouses (or reading the blogs of those who do *wink*), is a great way to gauge trends. When you put a posse of top designers in one venue and themes emerge, it is easy to discern what is hot!
At the Designer Showhouse of Westchester, it became quite clear (pun intended), that including lucite in your designs continues to signal a chic space. Lucite, in novel and more familar forms, was everywhere. Take a look: