Friday, February 26, 2010

Customer Inspiration Again

Like I mentioned in my last post, I've been dying to share some beautiful images I've received from our customers lately. Here's a few more - enjoy and be inspired (and be sure to visit our customer's websites for more info and inspiration!)
Harlow Stand
*Design: Anne Sadow
Clarinet Vase
*Design: Cassandre Snyder from Fete, Festa, Fiesta
Water Pearls, Rota Vase, Celebration Vase, Floating Spheres
*Design: Lynne Moss, AIFD
Heron Vase, Water Pearls
*Design: Aubrey Nurse

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Customer Inspiration

I have been receiving so many beautiful images of our customer's fabulous designs using our products lately. And I am dying to update our Showcase with all sorts of new inspiration -- But we are working on re-doing the structure of it (along with some other new and exciting changes) so it might be awhile before that gets all new and fresh . . .

In the meantime, I thought I'd share some recent designs I've received on here. Thanks so much to everyone who has sent me pictures. I always love to see more - you can email them to me at rstanley@accentdecor.com. And don't forget you can also upload them to our facebook page and share them with all our fans there.

Glass Cone, Aluminum Wire
*Design: Twigs, Leaves, and Flowers in Georgia

Ayre Vase
*Design: Sebesta Design, LLC

Julip Trio
*Design: Gary Z of Stamford; Photography: Roberto Falck Photography.

Moss Spheres, Starburst
*Design: Gary Z of Stamford;
Photography: Roberto Falck Photography

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What's In Stock Now

We've received so many shipments this week, we're really excited about receiving all our new products . . . Orders are flying out the door as we fill market orders and more -- be sure to place your order for these items quickly before they sell out!

A quick list of what's arrived in our warehouse this week:
Allure Collection
Essence Collection
Enchant Collection
Dazzle
Wire spheres
Boxwood spheres
*And we are scheduled to receive more new items next week - I'll keep you posted on what's in stock!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Color of the Year

That's right, Pantone's color of the year for 2010 is Turquoise. They describe it as "an inviting, luminous hue. . . Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise inspires thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a comforting escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing."

What do you think of this year's color selection? Color plays such a huge role in design, be in with florals, for events, or in your home.

*Our Urban Collection and Citrus collection is available in 2010's color of the year.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tips and Tricks: All About Water Pearls

Our Water Pearls, Cubes, and Crystals are three of our most popular accessories. They are also one of the major sources of questions we receive in our office. People want to know how to use them, how much to use, how to clean it up . . . We decided the best way to explain the process and give you some insight into these exciting products was just to show you. So in this week's episode of Tips and Tricks, Hitomi Gilliam offers answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Water Pearls
Water Cubes
Water Crystals

*Don't forget you can also watch this video on our YouTube channel if you're having trouble viewing it here.
**Stay tuned next week for Part 2: Designing with Water Pearls

Friday, February 19, 2010

Catalog - Coming Soon

Just a sneak peek of the goodness which will soon bye on its way to your mailbox. Is that not the most beautiful child you've ever seen? And I'm not biased in the least.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What People Are Saying . . .

In case you were wondering, we have the most fabulous customers. Not only do they contribute fantastic designs to our Showcase, but they give us wonderful ego boosts on a regular basis. Here's a few of their kind words from our Facebook fan page.

"Great containers love to work with your products" - William Lindeman

"Thanks for sharing the photos. Always so fun and inspiring to look at." -Jenny McNiece

"Great products, service and loved the Special Events booth also!" -James E Payne Aifd

"As always.........INCREDIBLE showroom!" -Michelle Perry-White

"Stunning products, stunningly, visually merchandised, WOW!" -Wilton Hardy

"Your showroom at the World Market in Las Vegas is amazing! I like the chartreuse "pottery" in particular." -Kenneth Snauwaert Aifd

"Always a treat! Incredible product, incredible showrooms!" -Lottie Wilkes Nys

"Absolutely beautiful and such inspiration." -Kevin Ylvisaker

"These all look fantastic, you guys at Accent Decor are doing a great job marketing you product! looking forward to going through the catalog..." -Catherine Epright Aifd

"Love your new glass wear and containers." -Jackie Willingham

"I love Accent Decor. I get tons of inspiration from their unique designs. If you get a chance to visit this site it's well worth it." - Tammy Morgan-Warning

"I love Accent Decor. It is my "go-to" vendor for unique containers at a fair price." - Mary Catherine Love

"They have a cool showroom and great products!!" -Cathy Haines Varner

Monday, February 15, 2010

T2: Merchandising with Reclaimed Stumps

I'm excited to share this week's Tips and Tricks episode with you. In this episode, designer Hitomi Gilliam shares an innovative and easy way to merchandise with reclaimed stumps and glass cones. You can watch the video below or on our YouTube channel.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration

Some pretty pictures from around the web to warm and brighten up a cold, dreary day. I know many of you are blanketed in snow. Although, we don't have any here in Atlanta, it sure is cold!
from Once Wed
Try the Facet Vase, Vienna Vase, Tree vase, Alyson, Pebble. . .


from Erin Ever After
Pebble Vase

from Style Me Pretty
Rota Vase, Replica Diamond

from Creature Comforts
Diamond Beads

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Shades of Silver

If you visit the New Products section of our website, you will notice that we have a large number of new items in metallic shades, particularly silver. One of our favorite choices for events, silver is both versatile and beautiful. Reflecting light, adding glamor, dressed up or down, silver is the perfect choice for both home decor and events. There are so many different textures, from mirrored to crackle to antiqued. Check out some of our new silver pieces below . . .

Dazzle Collection
Crackle Cube
Ellipses
Essence Collection
Montego Collection

Gemma Pots

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Epic Stand

This week's episode of Tips and Tricks features the versatile Epic Vase. In the clip, Hitomi demonstrates a variety of creative and interesting ways to use the Epic stand in your designs. She highlights a wide range of price points and styles, as well as offering practical tips for your designs.

The Epic Stand is one of our favorite new products, it's designed to fit with a large number of our products.
Epic Stand
Woodland Box
Manu Collection

Plate Glass

Modern Collection
Urban Collection

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Vegas Showroom: A Sneak Peek

The Vegas show is going on right now . . . we're enjoying meeting new customers and seeing old ones too! If you weren't able to visit Vegas (and to be honest, I've never been!) then you can visit our showroom virtually right now with this sneak peek into our newest showroom. Visit their website for more details on dates, more shows, the area etc.