Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Get to Know the Team: Eva Lester

You have already met Sarah and Monique . . . Now we would love to introduce you to one of our most long-standing sales reps, who has recently been promoted to sales manager. Eva has been part of the Accent Decor team for a long time, so many of you have already had the pleasure of working with her. We are grateful to have her as a part of our team and hope you enjoy this peek into what she does and what inspires her!
Name – Eva Lester
Role at Accent Decor - I’m happy to announce that I’ve just been promoted to Sales Manager. Yay! As Sales Manager, I’m responsible for the overall sales for the company but my main responsibility is to maintain and improve relationships with our customers. We pride ourselves in providing the best customer service in the industry. Our goal is to be professional and serve as a resource for our customers, plus doesn’t hurt that we have such incredible products! My territories include Florida, California, and all Export orders shipping outside of the United States. También hablo Español.

How long have you been a part of the Accent Décor team? I’ve been part of the Accent Décor family for the past 7 years.
Where do you look for inspiration? I find inspiration in art, music, and architecture but most recently I’m inspired by all things handmade! I’m obsessed with Etsy and really admire the artistry and OOAK pieces you can’t find in box stores. My favorite Etsy purchase is this personalized cartoon of my family:
What are your 3 favorite pins from this week?
1: Dutch tulip fields.

2: Liberty of London Building.

3: In the spirit of Easter. Pantone Eggs!
Source: redhotblue on Pinterest

Where is your dream vacation destination? The Spanish Mediterranean. I’d love to travel the coast of Spain from Gibraltar to Barcelona and sample the tapas and red wine from each city.

What is your current favorite Accent Décor product? My favorite product this season is the Karoo. I love the design and versatility! You can use one as an indoor herb garden or mass them out and create a living wall. I also love the Critters. I think they add a touch if whimsy to any terrarium or tablescape.

Do you have any hidden talents? Yes, cake decorating! I can’t cook to save my life but give me some buttercream or fondant and the possibilities are endless.
What do you love most about what you do? I’m passionate about the industry and really enjoy building relationships with customers that I admire and learn from on a daily basis.
What is your favorite design trend right now? I’m really into the “Industrial Farmhouse” look. I love the combination of rustic wood with modern industrial touches in both home décor and events.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

You're Invited: An Inspiring Evening Under the Stars

You’re invited
Join us for an inspiring evening under the stars.

When: July first, two thousand and thirteen
Where: Accent Décor showroom at the Las Vegas Market
Complimentary transportation from Paris Hotel provided. Valet parking also provided for local guests.

Enjoy appetizers and drinks in the showroom surrounded by creations from Design 358, and browse Accent Décor’s new collection.

Move from showroom to rooftop for an “International Floral Launch” introducing the new ‘Tomas De Bruyne’ flower. Experience an evening under the stars overlooking the lights of Vegas. Dinner and drinks will be served as you mingle with industry friends and connect with Tomas.

During this extraordinary night, a new breed of flower will be introduced and named in Tomas’ honor. The evening will also feature designs by Tomas inspired by and drawn from the concepts of focalized, seduction, and passion introduced in his Symposium presentation.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Northeast Floral Expo

Last week, some of the Accent Decor team was able to attend the Northeast Floral Expo. Thanks for having us, and we are grateful for everyone we connected with.

Here's a quick pictorial recap of our time at the Expo.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Inspiration

This warm spring weather puts me in the mood for some beautiful flowers today - Enjoy and be inspired!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Catersource 2013

The marketing team is currently in Las Vegas for Catersource 2013. Today is the last day, but you can follow along (or catch up) with all the festivities on the Catersource stream "At The Show."

We were able to attend the Harmony at the Hard Rock event, where they served up bacon jam in Hobnail Jars . . . what could be better? 
A big thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth, we are glad for the chance to connect with some of you in person!
Meanwhile, back in Atlanta, the founder and owner of Accent Decor (Frank Hofland) was honored at a banquet celebrating the three inner-city basketball teams that Accent Decor had the privilege of sponsoring this year. The players signed a t-shirt and presented it to Frank with the assurance that it would be worth something some day when they become professional basketball players!
The sponsored teams were made up of thirty boys from downtown Atlanta, ranging in age from ten to eighteen years old. Coached by men from the neighborhood and surrounding community, and organized through the Blueprint 58 mentoring program, these basketball teams represent an effort to provide positive role models and healthy environments for teenagers in at-risk environments. More pictures coming soon.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Inspiration

from Kathy Wright & Co
from Kathy Wright & Co
from Kathy Wright & Co
from Kathy Wright & Co
from Orchid Floral Design

from Kathy Wright & Co
from The Silk Touch
from Washington Floral Services
from Washington Floral Services
from Washington Floral Services