Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Catalog Time

We hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far. I can hardly believe that the first month of 2013 is already drawing to a close. So far this year has been a success for Accent Decor, and we have especially enjoyed meeting so many of you at our shows in Atlanta, Dallas, and Vegas. If you visited one of our showrooms, you were able to pick up one of our brand new catalogs. With an all-new format, even more pages of inspiration, and lots of exciting new ideas and products, we think this is our favorite catalog yet!

This season, we partnered with talented artist Jessica Hiemstra to create our beautiful catalog cover. Her art, combined with our products and some simple flowers, make for a unique and exciting cover that encapsulates our newest collection of innovation and inspiration. To see more of Jessica's work, be sure to visit her website (you also saw some of her amazing talented if you visited our showrooms this year).
If you missed your chance to pick up a catalog at our shows, we will be happy to send one with your first order!  

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vegas Show - You're Invited

Thanks so much to all of you who have helped us have 2 great shows so far! Atlanta and Dallas are over and now we're busy getting ready for Vegas. Make plans to join us 1/28/2013 - 2/1/2013, Building C, suite C-896.
Thanks to a great team and Donald Yim, we'll be ready to see you at market.
Accent Decor is also gearing up for AIFD in Vegas. We would love to see you there!

We are excited to be working with Tomas De Bruyne, a talented floral designer. Tomas dropped by, along with Hitomi Gilliam, to plan an exciting event at the Market Center during the convention. More details coming soon!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dallas Details and Behind the Scenes

We are wrapping up the Dallas show today, and now find ourselves busy getting the Vegas showroom ready for y'all to come see. For everyone who couldn't make it in person, here's a few quick shots of the Dallas set-up, behind the scenes, and details from the final designs. Enjoy, and hope to see you in our Vegas showroom soon!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dallas Showtime

The last day of the Atlanta show is today, which also marks the beginning of our Dallas show. So far, the new 2013 line has been a big hit! I also wanted to remind all our customers who can't visit our showrooms, that the new line is also available on-line. Over the past week in Atlanta, we have had the opportunity to see lots of familiar faces and meet some wonderful new customers and friends too. Now, after many long days and lots of hours of setting up and making things look beautiful for you, we are excited to start the Dallas show. A big thank you to Gerry Toh and Donald Yim for their wonderful work.

Oh and dont forget you can get your very own copy of our brand new catalog in our showrooms too!
Make plans to visit our Dallas showroom in the Dallas market center, WTC 280. Market in Dallas runs from today (1/16/2013) until 1/22/2013. While you're in Dallas, you dont want to miss our very own Sarah Bagle at the Flower Trend Summit.
 And I leave you with a little before and after from our Dallas showroom set-up. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Atlanta Market starts tomorrow!

We can hardly wait for tomorrow morning when Atlanta market begins. It is always so satisfying to see the culmination of hours upon hours of hard work and dedication and creativity poured into making our showroom an inspiring and beautiful space. We also love meeting new friends and customers and connecting with all of you in person! Be sure to stop by our space in Atlanta to get your Accent Decor bag and brand new catalog (hot off the press) We will also have delicious, fresh goodies and coffee available . . .

We also have some cool art installations, and amazing new products that we think you are going to LOVE. For now, a quick peek behind the scenes. . . To see everything yourself, make plans to stop by Atlanta tomorrow. The show runs from January 9-16th, 2013, from 9am-6pm. We are in the Merchandise Mart (building 1), 18B1. Visit the Americasmart website for travel info and other details, directions, hotels, etc.
Can't make it to Atlanta? Visit our showroom page for other show locations and dates.
*check our Facebook page for more behind the scenes pictures coming soon!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

It's a little hard to believe the holidays are over isn't it? Starting with Thanksgiving through Christmas all the way to New Year, it all sort of felt like a big, fun, busy blur. And for us here at Accent Decor, the blur continues as we start our new year off with traveling and buying and setting up showrooms and preparing for all the January shows.

Since we have been so busy getting the catalog to press over the last few weeks, I've missed doing my "Friday Inspiration" posts for you. I thought I'd make up for it a little bit by including some inspiration via our Pinterest boards for you today. Be sure to follow us there for more daily inspiration and beauty!

We have been working hard putting together the 2013 line, and the Accent Decor 2013 catalog is on the press. There were so many innovative new products and exciting ideas that it has 20% more pages than last year.  We are printing 30,000 copies, which means over 70 hours of press time. We look forward to having the catalogs in hand at the time of the show. . . so make your plans now to stop by one of our showrooms and see the new catalog in person. We are really excited about being able to implement some innovative and inspiring new ideas in this catalog, and of course include all the beautiful designs and flowers and products themselves.

The showrooms have undergone a huge re-design. Corey is busy pulling together all the ideas and products and designers to complete a the new design of every showroom! We look forward to working together with 2 new designers this week as they travel with us setting up each showroom.

Speaking of showrooms, we'd love to see you this season at any (or all!) of our showrooms.
Atlanta - January 9th - January 16th. Americasmart building 1, Suite 18B1.
Dallas - January 16th - January 22nd. Dallas Market Center World Trade Center 280.
Vegas -January 28th - February 1st. World Market Center Building C, Suit C-896.

And if you have time to stop by our Norcross showroom anytime, we'd love to see you there too. You can also visit our showroom page on our website for more information regarding showtimes and locations.

From our buying team exploring the world, to our customer service and sales reps, to the warehouse team cleaning the glass, our whole AD team has worked together to make 2012 a wonderful year, and we are looking forward to the biggest January ever.

Ps - It really is all about the vessel isn't it?