Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013: A Year in Review with Accent Decor

2013 Has been an amazing year for Accent Decor. We have experienced growth as a company and as a team. We have have been inspired by your work. We have been honored to be able to share the success of this year with you, our customers, who offer the fun, the spark, and the inspiration for all we do.

We are so excited to move forward into 2014 and celebrate the January show season with all of you who will be making it out to our showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, and Las Vegas. But, before we get into all of the fun that is to come, I think it is important to look back at the year that is closing, and celebrate all of the amazing work that we have done as a team. Thank you for being part of the Accent Decor story for another wonderful year. We are honored to work with each and every one of you.

JANUARY- We released our 2013 Catalog and had a blast meeting you all at our Atlanta, Dallas, and Las Vegas showrooms.

FEBRUARY- We attended and sponsored the EnAble Gala to celebrate and support our friends. We also had the pleasure of welcoming Els Teunnisen to our studio for a lovely photoshoot. She is always a pleasure!

MARCH - The marketing team took a trip to Las Vegas to attend the Catersource 2013. We also attended the Northeast Floral Expo, and announced our evening under the stars. Most importantly, our owner and founder, Frank Hoffland, received some very special recognition from the Anteaters.

APRIL - We attended a creatively refreshing workshop with Elizabeth Messina, we were featured in Design In Line Magazine, and walked as a team to raise funds and awareness for MS.

MAY - We welcomed Els Teunissen back to our studio for some more photoshoot fun, and released a new collection.

JUNE - Show season came around again, and we were busy preparing our showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, and Las Vegas. One of our most beloved organizations, Blueprint58, kicked off another summer at Camp Grace, and we prepared to celebrate to throw a fabulous party in your honor.

JULY - We attended the AIFD Passion event, opened the showroom doors in Atlanta, Dallas, and Las Vegas, were honored to receive an award of recognition at AIFD, and coordinated the customer favorite, Greaty Gatsby inspired photoshoot.

AUGUST - We went behind the scenes of the Great Gatsby shoot, and revealed some of our best sellers. We also shared some additional photoshoot sneak peaks for the 2014 Catalog.

SEPTEMBER - In September we attended many of our wholesalers' shows, as they showed off their creative talents and inspired us with fresh looks using AD products. We showed you how to create a simple terrarium, and also introduced the newest member of our creative team, yours truly.

OCTOBER - We wrapped up our wholesale show season, Attended the Love & Sunshine destination event expo, and shared many inspiring customer photoshoots.

NOVEMBER - We were in full swing preparing for the January show season prep, as well as the 2014 catalog. We also shared a few freebies as an early holiday celebration.

DECEMBER - This month we have revealed all of our new 2014 collection online, marked down many items for your shopping pleasure, and have shared additional sneak peeks of our new showroom setups.

And that is a wrap, folks. Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts, for your loyalty to Accent Decor. We just can't say enough, how very honored we are to be daily inspired by your talent and creativity.


Monday, December 23, 2013

Inspiration: Elegant Austin Inspiration

Today, I am bringing you some breathtaking event design inspiration from a gorgeous outside wedding shoot that Style Me Pretty was so kind to feature this month. Not only do we love the lush colors and vintage story being told in this beautiful scene, but we also can't help but love how perfect our Dorado Bowl and Milan Vase fit into and enhance the story.

We hope you enjoy browsing this lovely photoshoot as much as we did. 

This shoot was styled by Leave the Details to Me and photographed by Day 7 Photography. Thank you all for sharing your lovely talents!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sneak Peek: We Are Almost There!

Are you beyond excited yet? We couldn't be happier as we get closer and closer to being ready for your arrival at our showrooms this January. The team has been working hard translating all of the hard work that was put into the Norcross showroom back in November, to the Atlanta showroom here at AmericasMart. Next stops, Dallas and Vegas!

We hope that you have made plans to come out and visit us at one of our showroom locations in January. The entire new collection that is now available online, will be available to look and touch in person, as well as our sales team will be ready to assist you with any questions you may have!

We absolutely love January show season, because it gives us a chance to meet so many of you face to face, and share in the excitement surrounding the new collection, together.

Until then, we hope you have a wonderful, relaxing, and safe holiday season!


Monday, December 16, 2013

Inspiration: Mia Compote

The holidays are nearing, and you are probably working your fingers to the bone as you help your customers through this busy busy season!
I think that means it is time for some beautiful inspiration to keep us going, don't you?

We absolutely love to hear from our happy customers, especially when they are proud of the way they are able to use Accent Decor products to create beautiful spaces and events.
Recently, we saw these gorgeous photos featured on Julep, the gorgeous blog associated with minted.com, and we just can't help but share them with you.

We are so delighted to see the Mia Compote used in such a playful and elegant way.


Photos captured by Morgan Blake of Three Pennies. Event Design by Kelli Hall. Event held at the Loft on Roswell Square.

After looking at this lovely and perfectly styled wedding, I hope you now feel refreshed and ready to conquer this week.

Let me also remind you that from now until the end of the year, you will receive same day shipping at NO EXTRA COST, if you place your order by 2pm ET.

Happy Monday!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

2014 New Product Release: Available Online Now!

The holidays have come early!

We are so excited to announce to you that this week, our complete brand new collection is now available online.  Yes, you heard that correctly. Right this second you can hop over to our website and browse the New products section to see all of the amazingly beautiful additions to the Accent Decor product line.

If you are already a registered customer of Accent Decor, you can login and start purchasing new products today! If you are not already a customer of Accent Decor, you can click here to register.

Below is a snapshot of just a fraction of all the new items that are available to you now!

Have you made arrangements to come visit us at one of our showrooms this season? You will have the chance to see all of these inspiring new pieces in person, chat with our staff, and enjoy the fun new showroom displays that we have been scheming up. You can find our show schedule online now. We hope to see you there.

It is so exciting to finally share with you these new, amazing, hand-picked items.
We hope you enjoy!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Marked Down Items - Available Now!

Can you believe it is that time again? The year is quickly coming to a close, and at Accent Decor, that means we are just getting started.

Last week, we revealed all of our newly marked down items for 2014. They are updated and ready for you to shop in the sale section of our website! Have you had a chance to check them out yet?

If you haven't, get excited, because there are over 650 newly discounted products for you to shop, so don't waste any time in browsing this amazing selection!

From vases to spheres, and cake plates to lanterns, we have you covered.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Inspiration: The Vera

I recently stumbled up on this beautiful wedding, via Style Me Pretty.
I was delighted to see our Vera vase displayed so glamorously at this lovely Santa Barbara wedding by Erin Hearts Court.

This glam look could translate really beautifully as an elegant holiday event as well, so what better time to share it with you?



Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Inspiration: Free Floral Desktop Download

Recently, I found myself reading Justina's lovely blog and was caught wonderfully off guard by her mantra to always be in bloom. I love the idea of constantly evolving, constantly changing, constantly being open to the process of letting inspiration lead you to new creative heights.

At Accent Decor we strive to embrace the process of creativity, whether it is finding or designing new products, setting up showroom designs each season, caring for our customers, etc... There is always room for growth, and change, and inspiration.

So today, you have the opportunity to download one of these desktop images for free, and leave it as a reminder for yourself this holiday season to be refreshed, renew your inspiration, and embrace the process of creativity in all aspects of life, whether work or play.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

- Click on your image size link of choice
- Save the image to your desktop (by right-clicking or dragging and dropping to your desktop)
- Go to your computer's desktop manager, and select your newly saved file


Monday, November 25, 2013

Holiday Tablescape Inspiration

Can you believe that we are already in full holiday season swing?! Well, believe it or not... It's true.!

Wether for work or play, you are probably finalizing designs and florals for events this week, in celebration of Thanksgiving.

Here is some holiday tablescape and tablesetting inspiration that we found unique and absolutely stunning, from Pinterest.

If you would like to see more holiday inspiration, please visit our Happy Holidays pin board for more ideas!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Behind the Scenes: January Show Season Prep

We have been turning up the heat here at the Norcross showroom, as we head full throttle into January showroom prep. In October, we spent a lot of time mapping out the themes we wanted to portray within our showrooms this year. We focused on testing displays and playing creatively with some of the ideas that we wanted to see come to life. Now, this week, we are putting all that work into action as we create our template showroom right here in Norcross! It has been a beautiful hurricane of a week, and I thought it would be fun to let you behind the scenes to see some sneak peeks of what is to come in January!

Thanks to the amazing artistry of Jessica Hiemstra and the creative vision of product manager, Sarah Bagle,  things are coming together and looking quite lovely. We are so thankful to have such a wonderful team working with us this season. We can't wait to see you in January in either Atlanta, Dallas, or Las Vegas, to share in all of the fun, and to see our new collections!