Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Els Teunissen + The Power of Flowers

This week is a very busy week over here at Accent Decor.
We have the pleasure of hosting the beloved Els Teunissen in our Norcross showroom, working away as she designs so many gorgeous arrangements for our upcoming catalog. Els is a close friend and longtime designer for Accent Decor, and it is always a joy to have here with us in studio.

I thought it would be fun to give you a peek into the gorgeous abundance of flowers that have taken over the showroom here in Norcross, as Els works away, performing her design magic. It is just too much beauty to keep to ourselves!

According to the Rutgers: Power of Giving Flowers Study, being in the presence of flowers has been scientifically proven to increase happiness and life satisfaction. I can definitely attest to this after having Els with us this week. 


Monday, October 28, 2013

Inspiration: White Wash

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The air is crisp. The days are a little shorter. The clouds are rolling in. It is full fledged fall weather here in Atlanta, GA these days. With the feeling of chilly air and stark skies, we are starting to get in touch with our cooler side. One trend that we love to see around this time of year is cool, fresh, stark whites popping up in design. And not just in little spurts. But in large quantities! White washed designs can be as clean + simple or as intricately elegant as you want, but still absolutely breathtaking.

Today, we have curated a collection of white washed designs that are sure to inspire. You can also head over to our Pinterest page and check out our White Washed Board for even more ideas.



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Love & Sunshine Event Recap

This past weekend, a couple of Accent Decor's sales team got to spend some time in Coral Gables, Florida, at the Love & Sunshine destination conference and expo. This conference, hosted by Joy Agness Events, with guest speakers Preston Bailey, Grace Ormonde, and Mar Jennings, was designed to help attendees "Gain a new perspective about the Destination Wedding Industry and network with like-minded industry professionals."

Two of our seasoned sales team, Eva and Catey, got to attend the conference, meet with the hosts, and mingle with some of the finest in the high profile event planning field, as they gained insightful information about destination wedding planning.

It is no surprise that with hosts such as Preston, Grace, and Mar, the design elements and displays at this venue were nothing short of extraordinary. Here are a few glimpses into the event, and some of the gorgeous designs displayed during at the expo.

We were so honored to sponsor and attend the Love & Sunshine conference. Once again, a big thank you goes out to Joy Agness Events for hosting such a lovely conference, and Preston BaileyGrace Ormonde, and Mar Jennings for sharing their talents during such a lovely event.

Beach Design: Rota Vase
Tropical Design: Clarinet Vase | Heritage Bowl 


Monday, October 21, 2013

AD Inspiration: Au Naturale

One of the trends that we are seeing right now involves accents and elements of nature. Nature of all kinds. Moss, bark, twigs, you name it. These natural textures are showing up all over the event scene this season. We think that birch is a perfect example of how to bring a natural texture into any design, in a very elegant and tasteful way.

At Accent Decor, we have many options for including birch in your designs, from accessories to centerpieces.

You can browse through some of our birch products through the following links, and also get inspired by some lovely birch designs that we enjoyed via Pinterest. You can specifically look at our Birch Pinterest Board that we created just for you!


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Friday, October 18, 2013

Customer Inspiration: DIGS Funky Product Display

Featuring: Remix | Monaco | Painter

At Accent Decor, we believe that our products are inspiring. Our hope is that our customers can take our products, and use them to enhance your own ideas, your own creativity, your own big visions. For this reason, we love when we see our retailers displaying our products in fun new and exciting ways, within their stores.

Recently, one of our team members was out in Portland, OR when they had a chance to pop in to DIGS Inside & Out on NE Alberta Street, and was so excited to see Accent Decor products coming to life within the fun displays at the shop.

I am including a few shots below of some of the areas that are beautifully displaying Accent Decor. Don't you want to be browsing through this shop right now with the ability to handle all of the products? I love how their displays are full of texture, full of color, and make you want to reach out and touch the product! Great job, DIGS. Well done.

Featuring: Berkley |  Kindred | Newport Stool | Parsons

Featuring: Alvinia | Renoir | O Flat

Featuring: RioParsons

If you are in the Portland area and want to find out more about DIGS, you can find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more! 


Wednesday, October 16, 2013


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Today, many of the Accent Decor team is off mingling and learning with some of the finest in the floral industry, at the SAF 1-Day Event here in Atlanta. We love when we get a chance to be out and about with our customers, friends, designers and more, to get excited and look to the future of our industry, and what part we all play. You can feel free to follow along with us by following hash tag #SAF1Day, or check out the SAF website to see when the next event might be coming to a city near you.

In the true spirit of a day filled with talk of trends and how to do what we do best, we thought it might be fun to let you know what top 10 products are currently trending right now at Accent Decor. So without further ado... Enjoy!


Monday, October 14, 2013

January Showroom Prep: Get Excited!

Over the last few weeks, our team has been getting excited for the upcoming January show season. We have put much time and energy into brainstorming ideas, formulating those ideas, and have already started putting those ideas into action, so that we can share them with you come January. Our showroom designs are an extremely important and exciting part of what we do here at Accent Decor, and we take pride in developing them, down to the very last beautiful detail, until we are proud of the finished product each season. We desire our showrooms to be a destination for inspiration, a step into a world of possibilities, and a really fun time for all of our lovely customers.

Have you made your plans to attend one of the Accent Decor shows in January? If not, you can head on over to our website to find out when we will be at each of our locations.

Trust me, you will not want to miss AD this season!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Inspiration: Courtenay Lambert Florals

I hope that you are off to a great start this morning!

It is Friday, so per usual, today we are here to inspire you as you head into a busy and exciting weekend full of vibrant events and lovely designs.

Today's inspiration was submitted by Johanna Brun of Courtenay Lambert Florals. The team at CL Florals recently designed this lovely tablescape for one of their mini fall inspired photo shoots. We absolutely love how they utilized the Desiray Compote to bring this stunning arrangement together. The eclectic use of the Gracie and Tabloid Votives were a lovely metallic addition to this elegant design as well.

Thanks again, Johanna, for sending in these photos and letting us ooo and aaaah over the lovely elements with this design by your team at Courtenay Lambert Florals.

Designers, please keep in mind that if you have images of a design you have put together using Accent Decor's products, do send them in! We would absolutely love to feature photographs of your hard work on our blog. You can send all submissions to maddie [at] accentdecor [dot] com.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wholesale Show Season

Here at Accent Decor, we partner with many other amazing wholesale suppliers throughout the US. We absolutely love working with our wholesale partners and giving shipping-free access advantages to those Accent Decor enthusiasts located near their surrounding areas.

We have thoroughly enjoyed getting out to the wholesale shows this season to mix, mingle, and exhibit Accent Decor's products.

From August to November, our wholesalers stay extremely busy planning and hosting their design shows. So, we wanted to take this time to thank them for all of their hard work, and express just how excited we are for this season.

These are a few of our wholesalers that we have and will visit this season to exhibit Accent Decor's product line:  

San Diego Florist Supplies

Please feel free to take some time to check them out!

Also, please enjoy a few photos that our wonderful team has shot while on location at our wholesaler shows.