Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Shop the Story: Eco Chic


Twice a year, Accent Decor releases trends that revolve around various collections in their product line. This winter, one of those trend stories, Eco Chic, celebrates organic details and handmade shapes. From photo shoots to showroom merchandising, this look's cohesive product selections, plants, and color palette speak to an emerging trend in American decor and design.


Eco Chic is an urbanite's oasis. It's a refuge from our bustling world with its clean whites and concrete details paired with the soft greens of tillandsia, muted pastel vases, and organic shapes of reclaimed wood and cork.

Restful and clean, this is nature in harmony with design.

Shop the Look: Zane Bowl | Anemone Vase | Seaside Vase



Choosing Colors

For this look, we stuck with natural tones you would find in arid plants and natural materials like reclaimed wood and clay. We complemented these colors with a neutral foundation of white and gray.






The Flowers

For photo shoots and showroom displays, our floral director, Joyce Mason-Monheim AIFD, had fun mixing textures and types of plants for a truly unique and unconventional look. She loved the idea of taking plants that you wouldn't normally find in nature together and creating a mash up of beautiful,  one-of-a-kind arrangements.




Joyce took romantic, soft florals like tulips and ranunculus and paired them with Spanish moss, air plants, and succulents.




Display Ideas



Spanish Moss

To create a canopy feel, we hung Spanish Moss from the ceiling in our showroom. Not only did it envelop our customers into the story, but it provided an additional backdrop for texture.








Woodland Boxes

Our woodland boxes were an easy solution to our need for a dimensional shelving. The rustic warm tones and geometric shapes definitely added an earthy/modern element to this story.





Hanging Rio's

Rio's hung in mass from jute string make for an easy "living chandelier" feature. Stuff with tillandsia or succulents and you're good to go!



Cork + Wood SlicesThroughout our showrooms, we added feature walls with cork and dotted them with wood slices and airplants - an easy way to add texture and life to any blank wall!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Shop the Story: Wanderlust

   

SETTING THE MOOD


Wanderlust reminds us where we've been and what we can become. It serves as a gallery, framing the individual beauty and history of vases and pots, giving you time to admire each thing collected.

From sun-faded, hand-woven textiles to glowing lanterns, this look evokes a dinner party scene on a warm summer evening in Morocco.


We filled this story with our newest colored glass pieces, mainly from the Rosalie Collection. The colored depression glass brings an elegant, vintage-inspired vibe to this look. New to our collection this year are the many textiles we've added. Giant pouf pillows, throw blankets, macrame table runners, and more add a soft, moroccan feel. 

CHOOSING COLORS


Bright accents and patterns put a soft and modern take to the weathered terracotta at the foundation of this story. From showroom design to flower selection in photoshoots, we pulled from the following palette to complement the pieces in this story.




THE FLOWERS


Working with our floral director, Joyce Mason-Monheim on floral selections for this trend and with father-daughter duo, Ian and ZoĆ« of Botanica International Design & Decor Studio, for styling and arranging the florals for our photoshoots, we're able to see these products embody the story we designed for them. 

Without the right flowers (and more importantly, great design), the products would remain products, and the story completely lost. 

From Peonies to Protea, the color combinations and colors bring an elegant, event-focused look to these globally inspired containers. 

In our showrooms, we filled containers with orange trees and fiddle leaf figs, along with seeded eucalyptus, bay laurel, and pepperberry for texture and height. 

Floral arrangements in the showroom contained muted, peach-colored roses, cymbidium orchids, anthurium, sunflower centers, and hanging amarathus. 

Feeling Inspired?
Shop Our Wanderlust Story at AccentDecor.com

Accent Decor's 2017 Spring/Summer Trends

Each season, Accent Decor gathers information about trends from around the globe, pulling inspiration from go-to sources, as well as finding ideas in unexpected places.

This year, our creative director, Sarah Bagle, along with the rest of our creative team, developed three trend stories to bring their January showrooms to life: Wanderlust, Eco Chic, and The Botanist’s Parlor.
  Get the Look + Shop Wanderlust
“Each showroom design starts with a team brainstorming session where we all sit down together with the collected inspiration, new products, and ideas gathered in front of us and assess what we see,” Sarah said. “This year, we see Moroccan-inspired tablescapes built with depression era glass, clean vignettes reminiscent of an urban loft, and deep, moody colors offset by quirky portraits.”


These strong looks make up Accent Decor’s showroom stories for the Spring/Summer 2017 season, and customers will be able to participate in an immersive shopping experience with a complimentary trend book that pairs detailed descriptions, suggested product, and color swatches.


Ready to shop the trends? 

See the collections in person at the following locations this January:


Atlanta
AmericasMart | 18E20

Dallas
Dallas Market Center | WTC 280

Vegas
Las Vegas Market Center | C124


Or shop the new collections online at AccentDecor.com.



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Valentine's Day Inspiration for Florists

Mandy Makerik of HotHouse Design Studio teamed up with Accent Decor to create inspiring floral arrangements for their wholesale valentine's day collectionShop the Look: Ellewood Urn

For most, February 14, represents a holiday to take a little extra time out and remind your loved ones just how much love you have to share with them, but for a lot of florists, it's one of the busiest (and let's be really honest - stressful) days of the year, and ordering product and flowers for the Valentine rush after you've barely recovered from the winter holiday festivities is really a honed skill for dedicated business owners.


Moody Wholesale Compotes and Chalices by Accent Decor

This season, we teamed up with Mandy Majerik of HotHouse Design Studio to create an inspiring Valentine's Day mailer that we hoped would spark a new-found love and unique approach to this heart-heavy holiday.

The Celfie Pot - a unique and adorable face vase design by Accent Decor
Shop the Look: Chocolate Celfie Pot

Mandy filled our V-day container picks with modern, yet romantic, floral arrangements filled with flowers such as attention-grabbing red poppies that contrast well against soft, blush ranunculus. She also let loose with our celfie collection, creating beautiful floral headpieces for our popular face vases!


We also wanted to feature some newer product with a modern heart motif, and Mandy really delivered in our newest spade pots and white heart stands.

Modern, Gold Heart Garden Pot by Accent DecorShop the Look: Spade Pot and Vase


White Heart Stand - perfect for rosebuds for valentine's day by Accent Decor
Shop the Look: White Heart Stand


Can't wait to see more wholesale valentine's day goods? Head over to AccentDecor.com and shop our Valentine's Day collection!




Wednesday, December 14, 2016

#AccentDecorBaroque Winners


As the year comes to an end, we are thrilled to look back on all the beautiful and inspiring design that our customers have created along side us as we lived out the trends we announced during market over the summer. Our customers have walked with us through Africa, looked back to Jackie O. for inspiration, and made holiday magic with us by creating looks that focused on the contrast of dark and light. 

For our final Instagram style challenge of the year, we asked our customers to put a look together a floral arrangement or styled vignette inspired by the Baroque period, and they did not disappoint! Our judges sorted through hundreds of Instagram posts to find the one they resonated with them the most. 


Best Baroque Styled Vignette


Judging for best styled vignette, was our creative director, Sarah Bagle, who sets the tone for Accent Decor's trends and product collections from the start. 

"Twisted Stem Floral's design stood out because it felt reminiscent of a 17th century Dutch still-life painting, which is exactly what inspired us when putting together the Baroque trend story in our showroom and catalog," Sarah said. "The lighting and movement of the florals offset by the addition of the pears strike a perfect balance."  



With a combination of 39 years as a floral designer and university art professor, John Regan of Twisted Stem Floral definitely had plenty of knowledge and skill to draw from when executing his design. 

"So you could say that my Ph.D. in Art History informs my style.  I love the tenebrism of Baroque art and try to routinely impart that highly romantic and classic style to my designs and photos," John said.

You can follow John on Instagram at @twistedstem


Best Baroque Floral Arrangement


Judging for floral arrangements inspired by the Baroque period was Mandy Majerik of Hot House Design Studio. Mandy often designs for our photo shoots here at Accent Decor, and recently wrapped up all the designs for our latest valentine's day mailer

As a floral designer with a strong foundation in technique and a constant eye on what's trending in design, it's no surprise that she picked an outstanding autumn inspired arrangement as the winner.  

And that winner is Katie Walden of Floranthropist in Redding, CA, who is inspired by classic design and eclectic beauty.

"The composition of the arrangement lends itself to being reminiscent of the still life painting theme put forward in the AD trend," Mandy said. "
Overall, the colors, floral selection and texture of the arrangement work so well together. The shape of the arrangement is what caught my attention at first glance. The bountiful design is a great reflection of baroque."


"The bouquet that won, I made for an antique show in our area, Roses and Rust. These were the last of the Cafe au Laits for the year, and I had a lot of Autumn flowers in the fridge," Katie said. "It was a lovely flower making experience. I was in a hurry, but my husband said, "you have to take a picture!" I am so glad I listened to him!"

You can follow Katie on Instagram at @Floranthropist





Friday, December 9, 2016

Holiday Spotlight: Our Customers Show Off their Holiday Displays

The floral industry is always changing, and when it does, we look to our customers and try to find the balance between meeting their needs and offering them opportunities that put them one step ahead of ever-changing trends.

Now, it's becoming more and more necessary for florists to start carrying gift items to supplement the centerpiece and wreath requests for the holidays, and so this year, we've taken huge strides to become their #1 source for holiday decor in addition to design-focused containers and accessories.

One of the most rewarding sights for us this year has been seeing so many of our customers sharing how they decorate their shops with Accent Decor holiday products.

We thought we'd share some of our favorite Instagram glimpses into the window displays and shelf merchandising that's been making our hearts full this season.

Mt. Lebanon Floral Shop

@mtlebanonfloral uses our Townsend Houses and Navidad Trees to promote Small Business Saturday in her shop.





KD Floral

@KDFloral mixed the clean whites of our Vava Votives and Alps Trees with the metallic lines of our Star Wire Ornaments and Wire Star Candleholder against a wood and burlap backdrop for a beautiful modern-meets-rustic holiday look. 



Garden Heights Nursery

@GardenHeights created a rustic, Scandinavian-inspired wonderland in their shop complete with our  Rudolph, Cement Santas, and Mr. Claus figurines (P.S. Did you see their debut in our holiday video??) along with our Whoville trees, Scandi Trees, and Snow Globes.

Veronica Russell Interiors

@vrinteriors adds our wintery Roly Poly Wisemen to a golden side-table vignette.  

The Red Rooster

@redroosterboerne was inspired by ornament ladder display idea from our 2016 summer showroom, and set up a vintage ladder complete with our Eternal Ornaments


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Our New Website is Live!


AccentDecor.Com just got a pretty big makeover! Curious to know what's different? 

Here's the breakdown below:

Registered Customers can order catalogs - for free!

Our catalogs have always been free for customers, but we've made the process as easy as adding them to your cart when you're putting an order in. You'll always get a new catalog by mail when they come out, but often our customers request additional ones, so this will make the wait between catalogs much better! Just add a catalog to your current order and we'll send it with the rest of your shipment.

Shop New Arrivals by Category

Before, you could only see our new collections as a whole, but now you can shop according to category. Only interested in the new ceramics and could care less about new accessories? You can view accordingly!


Sort Products by Width, Height, Material, and Color

Sometimes, you're looking for something really specific for a customer. Curious to see every blue ceramic pot we carry? Well, now you can sort sub categories by specific dimensions and looks.


More Account Control

It's now easier than ever for customers to access their account information and make changes without emailing or calling customer support. Customers can even view most purchased products and see recommended products based on their purchase history. You'll have a dashboard as well where you can do a quick inventory look up, and change or add shipping and billing addresses.

Do Business Better

We love helping our customers succeed. From creating a PDF portfolio that allows you to pitch ideas to clients to a retailer locator map in the works, we're working hard to make AccentDecor.com into an online experience that helps you run your business more smoothly and efficiently so you can do more of what you love.

What do you love most about the new website? Let us know in the comments below!