Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How to Best Use Pinterest with Accent Decor


So many of you are finding new and exciting ways to use Pinterest to browse, share, and buy Accent Decor products. Our team here at AD is no stranger to the powerful tool that is Pinterest, within our industry. With the ability to gather, save, inspire, and collaborate being only a click away, it is becoming simpler than ever to easily shop, browse, and buy items that fit our exact needs, and meet all of our requirements.

Never used Pinterest before with our website? Here are a few reasons that it might make your day to day tasks much easier!



1 // RESEARCH
Have you ever browsed our website with a client, pointing out different items that may be of interest or suit his/her needs? Have you ever lost your page or gone back later only to realize you had forgotten which items you were browsing? It happens to all of us. Pinterest is a great way to save items in collections or "boards" so that you can easily return later, and refresh your memory.

2 // SHARE
Pinterest is an amazing way to show your clients, colleagues, and customers, and of course Accent Decor your completed work! We often browse Pinterest looking for beautiful designs that include our product. If you aren't there, then we won't find you! It can also be a great way to archive your work so that a prospective client has easy access to see your past work, all gathered in one area.

3 // COMMUNICATE
When working on projects or events, using Pinterest in conjunction with the Accent Decor site can be very powerful. You can create a board specifically for your project, and give access to all parties involved to choose product, as well as other inspiring images to virtually collect in one space, so that you all stay on the same page and in unison as you create a magnificent occasion.


// HOW TO PIN FROM OUR WEBSITE //
First, you will want to add the Pinterest button to your browser. This is the easiest way to be able to pin from any site you find beautiful images. Once you have installed it correctly, you will see a tiny icon added to your browser toolbar, as shown below.

Second, you will want to navigate to a product page on our website. Wether it be something you want to re-visit later, show a friend or client, add to an inspirational board, or add to your purchase list... Choose your product accordingly! Once on your page of choice, you will click that Pinterest icon.


Next you will see a pop up that displays all of the images available to Pin from your current web page. For most of our products, you will have the option to either choose a lifestyle photo (showing the product in use)...

Or a straight shot, showing the empty product against a white background...

Once you select the "Pin It" box, you will have the option to add your image to an existing board or create a new board. You will also be able to add a comment on the photo, so you can remember why you pinned it in the first place!

I hope this information is helpful to you, and will make your processes of research, sharing, and communication easier. See you out there in pin world! Don't forget to follow Accent Decor on Pinterest and tag us in your comments @accentdecorinc so that we can see and discover all of the amazing designs and boards you are creating!

Cheers,
MADDIE

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Art of Catering Food

Next week, Accent Decor has the privilege of teaming up with Catersource, here in Atlanta, for The Art of Catering Food conference, August 4th - August 6th. On August 5th, we will be hosting a very special Happy Hour cocktail party in our showroom from 5pm - 6pm. All conference attendees will be invited to drop by our showroom to enjoy a specialty cocktail, and private access to our entire product line in Building 1 18B1. 

We are so excited for this opportunity to not only once again work with Catersource, but also have a chance to connect with the amazing talent in the Atlanta Catering and Event industry. 

If you are already registered to attend The Art of Catering Food conference, we are excited to see you! Don't forget to stop by our showroom on August 5th at 5pm for some delicious cocktails and showroom inspiration for your upcoming events. 

If you have not yet registered and are in the Atlanta or surrounding areas, we hope that you will be able to join us. You still have time to register here.



Cheers,
MADDIE

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Trending: All Kinds of Metal

1 - Laville // 2 - Medley  // 3 - Structure // 4 - Agra // 5 - Caesar // 6 - Canary // 7 - Agra // 8 - Bear // 9 - Mythos // 10 - Skyline // 11 - Sculpture // 12 - Titus 

Our 2014 Summer show seasons is 2/3 of the way complete... And we have truly been having the greatest time getting to share our newest Summer 2014 Collection with you all... Live and in person. We are starting to see trends and numbers coming back, showing us which items you are absolutely loving. Now, we still have the Las Vegas Summer Market to attend, so we can't share our usual Top 10 Best Sellers with you just yet... But we can highlight one of the categories that we are seeing you gravitate towards... and that is metals. 

In our newest line, we debuted a plethora of beautiful new metal pieces, that are sure to inspire you and your customers, as well as stay on point with the coming trends. We are seeing a growing need for mixed textures, varying finishes, and tons of metal accents. So, search away through our newest collection to find your favorite metal pieces to strengthen your product line or events this coming season... And stay tuned for our Top 10 Items this show season, overall!

Cheers,
MADDIE

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AIFD Symposium Design Inspiration

Last week, we re-capped what an amazing time we had at the AIFD Symposium 2014. We got to meet up with so many new and old friends, as well as get inspired by all

Today, we wanted to highlight some of the amazing and inspiring work that we say during the main events of the Symposium. We were blown away, as always, with the precision and technique that we saw detailed among these designs. All we can say is... Bravo!











Thank you again, to all of the presenters who expanded and refreshed our creative minds at the Symposium. We are so thankful for your talent and dedication.

Cheers,
MADDIE


Monday, July 14, 2014

Insta - Accent Decor


This summer has been busy busy busy. We know that, because you have been posting away, all of your beautiful work on Instagram. Luncheons, weddings, receptions, summer events, competitions... You really do it all.

We absolutely love being able to check in with you and see what you are up to via Instagram. Thank you to all of you who are sharing your work, using #AccentDecor. Keep it coming!

Above, we are sharing some of our favorite photos from this summer's #AccentDecor feed so far. Everything from receiving products, unpacking products, completed designs, and using Accent Decor products while getting ready in the morning. Now THAT is creative!

If you haven't yet shared your work with us on Instagram, make sure you are using #Accentdecor so that we can easily find you and share what you are doing with your Accent Decor items!




Cheers,
MADDIE

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Atlanta Show is Underway!



We have officially opened the doors at the Atlanta showroom, for the Gift & Home Furnishings Market. From now through July 15th, our showroom will be open each and every day, waiting for you with fresh coffee, wine, beer, and pastries.

Since yesterday morning we have been having a blast getting to meet and connect with so many of you from all around the U.S., right here in our home town. We have our entire new Summer 2014 Collection on display in our freshly designed showroom, with a plethora of fresh flowers, designed by Bold American Events, an Atlanta native event company.

What are you waiting for? If you are going to be at the Gift & Home Furnishings market this week, be sure to stop by Building 1 18B1, and say hello to our Accent Decor Team!













Cheers,
MADDIE

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

AIFD Symposium - Here We Come!

We are very much looking forward to this weekend, as we head out to the annual AIFD Symposium in Chicago. This year, the event is titled "Transition Transformation" which as you know, we are big fans of at Accent Decor. Constantly evolving and changing to stay on the cutting-edge of trends in your industry.

Every year, it is one of the highlights of our schedule to get to spend quality time with the best designers and partners in our industry. The talent and the inspiration are really invaluable to our team. From shows and contests, to raffles and auctions, to parties and meet & greets, the symposium is such a refreshing time to connect with so many who are doing amazing things in the floral industry.

This year, the itinerary is full, and we can't wait to experience it all.

Will you be at the AIFD Symposium this week? If so, be sure to say hello. We would love to connect!

If you will not be attending, we will be sure to share many photos of the event so that you can experience it right along with us!

Cheers,
MADDIE