Monday, September 30, 2013

AD Gives Back

Here at Accent Decor, we count it very important to be a part of the community that we live in.
Not just a member, but an active part. One of the many organizations that we partner with, is based right here in Atlanta, and goes by the name of the South Atlanta Marketplace. The marketplace is located in an under-resourced area of our city, and exists to provide not only work force experience for the residents, but also a place to buy and sell goods at reasonable prices.

Accent Decor loves both design accessories and helping the community, so donating product to this organization has been a great fit and a sheer pleasure for our team.

Today, we wanted to give you a look into a day in the life at the South Atlanta Marketplace.

The team of wonderful people that invests in this organization is strong, energetic, and mindful of investing in the future of their community. They are a joy to partner with, and we are honored to be a part of the great work that they are doing. 

If you are interested in getting involved like Accent Decor, you can visit the South Atlanta Market website and see how!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Customer Inspiration: Regent Vases + Garden on the Square

Today we are excited to share with you a few excerpts from a recently featured story in this month's issue of Inside Weddings. A customer and friend of Accent Decor, Julie Driscoll and team of Garden on the Square in Savannah, GA, designed the most beautiful floral arrangements for a lovely fall Savannah, GA wedding. We couldn't help but notice that she used some of our Regent Vases from right here at Accent Decor as the accent for her fabulously chic centerpieces. 

Garden on the Square was started in 1999 by Julie herself, and is now one of Savannah's premier florists. They specialize in weddings and special events, so it is no surprise that Julie and her outstanding team executed these arrangements to perfection. 

We can't help but say, Bravo Julie and team! We absolutely love the elegance and beauty that you created with the use of the Regent Vases. It suited this gorgeous wedding perfectly, along with the rest of your inspiring floral arrangements.

To read the rest of this issue or to subscribe to Inside Weddings, you can visit HERE.

Are you looking for some fall and holiday shows to attend this season? Are you dying to meet some of the lovely account executives of Accent Decor? We thought so. Here are a few upcoming customer events that we will be participating in. Hope to see you there!

Come on out, along with Seth Marder of Accent Decor, on October 2nd at 6pm for fun, prizes, auctions, and more.

We are excited to attend this show on October 5th from 4pm to 8pm. Our very own Karla Gilmore will be in attendance, representing for Accent Decor. Drop on by for a fun-filled afternoon and evening, including games, a scavenger hunt, and on-stage design spectacular.

Don't forget to enter our giveaway for 1 FREE TICKET to SAF's 1-Day Profit Blast event on October 16th, here in Atlanta, GA. You can read more details about the event and the giveaway HERE,


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

SAF 1Day Profit Blast Discount Registration + A Giveaway!

At Accent Decor, we are dedicated to helping the floral industry survive and thrive. Because of this, we work closely with SAF | Society of American Florists in order to ensure that our industry is doing everything we can to assist florists in offering the hottest floral trends, and of course, offering them the perfect accents to complete their designs from start to finish.

We are excited to announce that on Wednesday October 16th, SAF is bringing the 1Day Profit Blast event to Atlanta, GA, and we want to help you get there by granting discounted access and the chance at winning a free ticket!

The conference will include 4 idea packed sessions, designed to help florists increase their sales and profits. These relevant and applicable topics will cover everything from turning top trends into big profits, to selling larger and more profitable orders, increasing website sales, and of course, bringing new customers to your door. This 8 hour conference, guaranteed to boost your bottom line, will host many well-known speakers and educators including:

Today, you have the opportunity to register at a discounted member rate of $139, as a friend of Accent Decor. Also, this week only, you have a chance to win a completely free ticket via the giveaway below!

Are you exited? So are we! The giveaway will run from today through Friday, October 4th. Simply follow the directions below to enter.

Good luck! We hope to see you there at the 1Day Profit Blast on Wednesday, October 16th, here in Atlanta, GA! In the meantime, if you are a fellow floral enthusiast, feel free to enjoy this fun video about the possibilities of increasing your floral business's bottom line.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Behind the Scenes: How to Create a Simple Terrarium

A couple of weeks ago, we showed you some beautiful terrariums that we put together for this photoshoot. Today, we have the pleasure of showing you just HOW we made them, step by step! We will even let you know exactly what products we used in order to complete this budget friendly, eco-chic project.

Below we have formulated some recipes for you, in order to follow along with us as we put together these terrarium ideas. All that you need to bring in addition, is some lovely succulents!

We had so much fun putting these terrariums together. The possibilities are endless. I hope that you can use this "how to" as a helpful guide to putting some budget conscious and eco-chic centerpieces together for your next special event, dinner party, or just for fun. Who doesn't want to spice up their own tablescape right at home?

If you have any ideas of "How To's" that you would like for Accent Decor to share with you, please let us know in the comments below! We are always open to suggestions, and love to hear your ideas!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Inspiration: First Days of Fall

Because Sunday, September 22 is the first day of fall, we thought that today we might encourage you to go into this season full of inspiration and ideas full of burgundy, corn husks, and mini pumpkins. You can find all of these ideas and many more over on our Pinterest board that we setup for all things fall.

Also, one of Accent Decor's valued customer's has an upcoming Fall 2013 Design Show in Portland, OR. IF you are in the area, you should definitely drop by!
Have a great weekend all... And enjoy your first day of Fall this Sunday!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Get to Know the Team: Maddie

Name: Maddie Richardson
Role at Accent Decor: Marketing and Branding Coordinator

Today is an exciting day! I, Maddie Richardson, have the great honor of joining Rebecca, and the rest of Accent Decor team in bringing you quality updates, design trends, tutorials, inspiration, industry shout outs, and any/all information through our blog and many other social media networks.

So, let me introduce myself to you, since you will be hearing a lot from me in the future.

In a nutshell: I am a design enthusiast, in many forms and fashions, from Atlanta, GA. I have a passion for all things beautiful, so in my spare time you can find me designing things with my computer, writing and singing music, cooking delicious meals, taking photographs, hosting get togethers, and plenty of other beautiful things. I like to keep busy and always be in the process of creating something beautiful. Whatever that may look like.

What inspires me: I absolutely love to be outside. I find a lot of inspiration walking around at farmer's markets, hiking with my husband and my dog, sitting around campfires, or exploring the city. I think it's refreshing to draw inspiration from interactions with the world, rather than just browsing through the internet. However, I am no stranger to countless hours of meandering on Pinterest as part of my creative process. To prove that to you, I have put together a few photos of what has been inspiring me lately, a la Pinterest.

Favorite design trends right now: I am currently in love with metallics. I am incorporating them a lot in my designs. I think that a metallic accent can really enhance a design and take it to the next level. I especially love metallics when used in interesting and unexpected ways, like when paired with wood or stone. For example, a few pieces from the Mercury clad Carraway Collection added to a rustic tablescape would be absolutely up my alley.

Favorite Accent Decor product currently: I am truly in love with these bold and beautiful antelope heads. I think they make such a statement.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me today. I can't wait to keep you informed of all the exciting events and beautiful product collections here at Accent Decor, as well as keep you updated on our industry trends and happenings.

If you are not already following Accent Decor elsewhere, here are a few of the many ways that you can get connected and stay in touch: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or sign up for our weekly newsletter on the right sidebar of this blog.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Customer Inspiration

Sharing some lovely inspiration from our talented customers to get your week started off right!
from Sage Nines Event Production
Michael Scott events
Jasper & Prudence Floral and Events
True Florette Floral Design
Sebesta Design, LLC
I also wanted to let y'all know about this Design show coming up from one of our customers next week.

Friday, September 13, 2013

AIFD Symposium with Donald Yim

Donald Yim AIFD is one of the talented designers we have often had the privelege to work with. I was excited to receive some images from him from the recent AIFD Design Symposium. Donald's presentation was part of a BloomNet design program "Top This" from Jackie Lacey, and Donald's portion was entitled "Party Like a Rock Star." 

All photos are from the Korean Magazine, Leaf Floral Design. 
Floral Design by Donald Yim AIFD featuring Accent Decor products
Floral Design by Donald Yim AIFD featuring Accent Decor products
Floral Design by Donald Yim AIFD featuring Accent Decor products
Floral Design by Donald Yim AIFD featuring Accent Decor products
Floral Design by Donald Yim AIFD featuring Accent Decor products
Floral Design by Donald Yim AIFD featuring Accent Decor products
Floral Design by Donald Yim AIFD featuring Accent Decor products
Floral Design by Donald Yim AIFD featuring Accent Decor products