Friday, September 30, 2011

Customer Inspiration

Some inspiration from our fabulous customers this Friday.
Georgia Center
Style Studio

Hens and Chicks
Kay English Photography
Three Trees Designs

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New T2: Dripping with Creativity

Hitomi is back this week on our Youtube channel. She literally is dripping with creativity as she works with the Juneau Vase and glue drips.
The on-line catalog flip book has been updated with the new fall 2011 items. Shop the printed catalog with your client with out prices! Each page has ‘hot spots’ to bring you directly to the items on the e-commerce site.

Our Dallas showroom is now open 9am – 5pm 5 days a week! Happy shopping!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Meet the Hues

Frank and Margaret had the pleasure of joining SAF’s 127th annual convention in Palm Springs, CA.

Together with Kim Morrill AIFD and Gretchen Sell from Design Master, Frank and Margaret Hofland from Accent Décor had a panel discussion on color and floral trends for 2012. We developed 3 color stories and had a lively discussion about trends, fads, colors, abd how to use them in your shop. Find out the colors and looks and check out the pdf ‘Meet the Hues of Your Future”

Meet the Hues of Your Future:
Neons, naturals, neutrals, metallics... what color shades are about to become popular in fashion and home décor and which will fade from view? Can you predict them down the road? Find out as a team of design pros takes a peek into the crystal ball to see tomorrow’s trendy hues. You’ll leave knowing:
▪ Colors to keep on your radar for next year and beyond and when they’re likely to percolate down to local customer preferences
▪ How to translate color trends into floral design and décor for the holidays, weddings and special events
▪ Cultural differences in color preference

John Hosek AIFD won the Sylvia Cup competition. 
We look forward to using his “….exceptional artistic flair, and clean design…” at our next catalog and T2 shoot! Be sure to watch for his tips and tricks coming soon!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Update and Miscellaneous

First of all, I must apologize for my long absence. I've been on an unintended maternity leave - I believe y'all have been updated on the birth of my son, and his subsequent open heart surgery at 5 days old.
If you want to read more about everything, feel free to visit my personal blog anytime!
Anyways, he is doing wonderfully right now, and you should be seeing more of me around facebook and the blog as a result. We have lots of inspiration and fun things in store for y'all, so stay tuned.

In other news: 
Our buyers just got back from a European inspirational trip busy building the new line for 2012. We cannot wait for you to see the wonderful products they selected for our new collection.

Spoga+Gaga in Cologne Germany

Maison&Objet in Paris

Don't miss the final week to get these ornaments and Votives at a great price.

And here's a few more inspiration shots for you from around the web . . . Don't forget to check our Pinterest board for more!
from Tending To It
from 100 Layer Cake
from Melissa Jill Photography