Friday, March 25, 2011

The 2011 MS Walk

Margaret Hofland started Accent Décor 14 years ago with her husband, Frank. She is now co-owner and the Marketing Manager. Margaret puts in long hours and works harder than anyone else I know, which is even more impressive once you hear Margaret’s story…

Margaret attended Sheraton College, an art school in Ontario, Canada. She graduated, had 3 children, and loved her work illustrating for children’s books. It was then that she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

MS is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Learn more about MS at:

Margaret realized that she could not continue on the career path she had planned for herself. However, she did not give up and let go of her artistic talents. Instead, she put them to good use in new ways. She now designs Accent Décor’s catalog, flyers, website and revamps our showrooms every 6 months.
Margaret has given so much to Accent Décor and we want to give what we can back to her. Margaret’s family has made it a tradition to participate in MS Walk Atlanta every year. This year, Accent Décor wants to get involved. Accent Décor has pledged to match every donation our team raises dollar for dollar up to $5,000! That means we could potentially give $10,000 to the National MS Society in order to research for a cure! We need your help though… feel free to come join us in Atlanta on April 9 or help us by providing a donation.

You can sign up to walk or provide a donation at:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Motley and Mirage on Sale

This week the Mirage and Motley are on sale online, while supplies last - don't miss out!

 We've been receiving lots of shipments and we have so many products in stock . . . it's the perfect time to shop!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Northeast Floral Show

We had a great time at the Northeast Floral Convention. A special thank-you to Datura: A Modern Garden for helping set up our booth - didn't it turn out perfectly?

Don't forget to shop our Citrus Collection, on sale now - while quantities last!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Customer Inspiration

I've been so excited to see some beautiful designs from our customers in our inbox these past few weeks. We are working on re-doing and updating the Customer Showcase, but I thought I'd share some of the beautiful inspiration with everyone before then!
From Bells and Whistles
Guerdy Abraira, Ocean Flowers Miami
Jasmine Sargent Photography, Design by Lynell Tagestad
From Jessica James
Guerdy Abraira, Ocean Flowers Miami
From Lush Life in Atlanta
Jasmine Sargent Photography, Design by Lynell Tagestad

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

State Floral Shows and a Spring Special

The citrus collection is on sale 40% off! Recycled glass in fresh spring colors at a great price! Great for mother's day, Easter, everyday or events. While quantities last.
Thank you so much to everyone who has been going to the many State floral shows that are going on right now. We donated to designers and state floral conventions across the nation. Accent Decor had a booth at the Great Lakes Floral Expo and at the Georgia state. We are looking forward to the North East Floral Expo next weekend. Education in design and business, network, discover new products, be inspired!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Inspiration: The Special Event

Happy Wednesday everyone! Just thought I'd share some pictures from the Special Event. These pictures are from the Napa Valley Linens display, Hall of Mirrors, Versailles 2011.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New T2: Bobeche

In this week's brand new Tips and Tricks video, Hitomi demonstrates some new and creative ways to use the bobeche.Although the bobeche comes with the Nikki Candleabra, you can also purchase it separately and use it in all sorts of creative and exciting ways. Watch the video to see for yourself! And don't forget you can visit our YouTube channel to see all our Tips and Tricks videos.

*If you haven't already, be sure to visit uBloom to see our showroom "live" and meet our product development team.