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!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Wedding Inspiration: Boot Ranch

What better for a Monday morning, then a look into a lovely and fresh wedding set in the plains of Fredericksburg, TX. Recently, Style Me Pretty featured this gorgeous wedding hosted at Boot Ranch. When we stumbled upon this lovely event, and all of the beautiful Accent Decor products featured, we couldn't help but smile and share with you!

Thank you so much to Maggie Gillespie Designs for the breathtaking event design and to The Nichols for the gorgeous photography.



Friday, November 15, 2013

Customer Inspiration: 2 Caterers

The lovely team over at 2 Caterers (a contemporary cuisine catering company out of Columbus, Ohio) shared some photos of the food and buffet design they exhibited for the Wexner Center for the Arts Anniversary Gala. The team used many of our products brilliantly within their buffet design, so we could not help but share with you. 

We love how 2 Caterers was able to take many elegant Accent Decor pieces and use them not only for floral designs, but also for culinary presentation. The combination of the two is seamless and breathtaking.

Enjoy the following photos of this fantastic event! We have noted many of the products used within each design.

If you too have designs that have featured Accent Decor products, wether floral or food related, please feel free to share them with us! We absolutely love to see what you are creating. You can email all submissions to maddie [at] accentdecor [dot] com.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Holiday Sale: Discounted Items now Available!

This November, you have an amazing opportunity to take advantage of some wonderful deals at Accent Decor. We are currently running our Holiday Sale (through December 2nd). We have heavily discounted so many wonderful holiday staples (everything from ornaments to glassware). 

Take some time to glance through the 2013 November Holiday Sale flyer on our website and see what elegant holiday accents are available to you! 

We have highlighted a few of the hottest sale items for you, below. Enjoy. 
Not an Accent Decor registered customer yet? Register now to fill your cart full of discounted Accent Decor holiday products!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Get to Know the Team: Macy

ROLE AT ACCENT DECOR: Norcross Showroom Manager. I have the pleasure of creating an enjoyable experience for our friends and customers when they visit our Norcross showroom. I’m here to assist with whatever they may need – from helping find that perfect modern-style compote to answering any questions they may have. I also get to team up with our Creative Team who do an incredible job keeping our showrooms and products updated. I assist with conservation, ensuring that it is always presentable and easy for our customers to shop so that they are inspired with every visit – which is what our showrooms are known for!

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PART OF THE ACCENT DECOR TEAM?: I have been a part of the Accent Decor family for six months now.

WHERE DO YOU LOOK FOR INSPIRATION?: I can find inspiration in anything…nature, books, music, people, and now (thanks to Maddie) PINTEREST. I’m addicted.

WHERE IS YOUR DREAM VACATION DESTINATION?: This is one of the harder questions to ask me…it will change quite often, but AT THIS MOMENT, I wouldn’t mind touring Istanbul with a cup of strong Turkish coffee and a burek pastry.


WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE FAVORITE ACCENT DECOR PRODUCTS?: I love the Infuse and Nalia collections. They’re versatile with a great texture and my mind races with all the projects I can do with them. I am also crazy about the exotic Kallista pots! 

DO YOU HAVE ANY HIDDEN TALENTS?: Something most people don’t know is that I’m a violinist. I’ve played violin and strings for well over ten years.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?: I love my job, but I especially love working with everyone - from our talented, visionary customers to our dedicated and creative staff.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN TREND RIGHT NOW?: My favorite design trend now is the clean, white Parisian look with a pop of color.


Thank you, Macy, for sharing with us!

Macy is such a fun and cheerful part of our Accent Decor family. If you are ever in the Norcross showroom, make sure to say hello!


Friday, November 8, 2013

Customer Inspiration: United Wholesale Flowers

Featuring: Paris + Vera

It is Friday, and it is a great day to get inspired. 
And who better to help us get our design gears cranking than the talented team over at United Wholesale Flowers. One of our valued wholesale partners has just wrapped up their 2013 Fall & Holiday Inspiration show. Of course, we could not wait to see how the were using Accent Decor products this season. 

Take a look at some of these lovely designs, created by Greg Lum,  Gerry Gregg, and the United Wholesale Flowers team, displayed at the show, and in store!

Featuring: Glamour Pots

Featuring: Calla Cones

Featuring: Birch Strips

A valuable lesson taught by Master Designer Gerry Gregg AIFD

Featuring: Dorado Bowl

Thank you again, United Wholesale Flowers, for sharing your lovely images with us! If you want to check out more of their lovely show, you can find their photos on Facebook.