Monday, September 29, 2014

AD + the 2014 ACCP Conference

When the Association of Club Catering Professionals (ACCP) approached us with the opportunity to partner with them for their 2014 National Conference at The Breakers, we were more than excited to hop on board. 

Lynne and her team at ACCP do such an incredible job each year providing a wealth of industry knowledge and trends, engaging and well-renowned keynote speakers, and of course a gorgeous environment for learning and connecting. This year, Ian Prosser of Botanica represented for the floral design community, and was able to design many gorgeous arrangements for the event, as well as share his wealth of knowledge with attendees. 

We were thrilled to see the caliber of elegance and design displayed at this year's ACCP conferenece, and highly recommend it to any of our customers in the Club Catering industry, for next year!

Photography: All photos included in this post were shot by Carla Ten Eyck. Thank you for sharing your beautiful images of the weekend, Carla! If you would like to see more photos from this year's event, you can view them here.















Cheers,
MADDIE

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

AD Design Center: Coming This Fall!

Do you find yourself aimlessly browsing the internet for creative invigoration during your lunch breaks? Are you constantly on the lookout for new and innovative ways to design within your new and existing floral containers? Are you looking to branch out of your comfort zone and stay on top of trends, but don't know where to start?

Accent Decor is excited to announce the return of one of our favorite and most valued resources, this fall. 
The Design Center.

To be released in October, the Design Center will be your one-stop-shop to browse hundreds of images of products and designs. You will be able to get inspired by the breathtaking work of some of the most talented floral designers and stylists in our industry today. 

We are so excited to share this amazing tool with you.
So, look forward to getting your creativity flowing in a whole new way, come October 2014!

Cheers,
MADDIE


Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumnal Floral Inspiration


Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 23rd, we officially ring in the new season of fall. So today, we would like to share with you some of the looks, colors, and feelings that are inspiring our team for this exciting new change in the weather and style/design inspiration.


You can see this inspiration and much more on our Inspired by Fall Pinterest board.

Are you ringing in fall with any special celebrations? How are you planning to incorporate rich colors and organic textures into your designs this coming season? We would love to hear from you!

Cheers,
MADDIE

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

AD Inspiration: Featuring You!


Designed by Orchid Floral Design
Products featured - Beyond Stands and Cones

It is surely that time of year when the summer, though right under our feet, feels as if it is in the distant past; and the holidays, though a few months away, are creeping up around the corner. In the offices here at Accent Decor, we have been buckling down in preparing for what is to come for the rest of the year, and are planning some really exciting events and launches from now until our most impressive product launch to date, in January 2015.

We know that you have been working just as hard, because you are sharing all of the fruits of your labor with us! We are overwhelmed with the beauty and the quality of the designs we see pictured in the images you are sharing with us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and via email at  inspiration@accentdecor.com. Today, we wanted to give you a huge round of applause, and some much due credit for the outstanding work you are producing.

Fall is shaping up to be an exciting season, and we are beyond honored to be part of the beauty that you are bringing into the world through your amazing work.

Designed by Chic Traditions // Photography by Decisive Moment
Products featured - Athena Candleholder


 Designed by Tall Tulips Flower Shop
Products featured - Gatsby Vase

Designed by Mita Events
Products featured - Dorado Bowl


Designed by Chic Traditions // Photography by Decisive Moment

 Designed by Tall Tulips Flower Shop

Products featured - Garnier Vase, Pendant Garland


Cheers,
MADDIE


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Accent Decor Goes to Paris: Maison&Objet

This past week, a few members of the Accent Decor team were able to travel to Europe for a time of inspiration, rejuvenation, and of course, a good bit of work. Not only were they able to touch base with some of our partners overseas, but they were also thrilled to attend the renowned Maison&Objet design show in Paris, as we do each year.



This show is a time where we get to connect with makers, designers, buyers, and beauty enthusiasts from around the world. In just a few short days, we walk hundreds of aisles, admiring booths, asking questions, connecting with partners, drawing inspiration, and re-fueling our creative tanks. It is truly one of the most important shows that we attend.

This year, we were once again blown away by the caliber of design that we experienced while browsing Maison&Objet.

As we know, not everyone is able to find the time to attend Maison&Objet, so we of course brought home loads of information and take-aways that we are excited to share with you. Are you ready for the top design trends that we saw at Maison&Objet 2014?

Many existing 2014 color trends were still going strong at Maison&Objet, but have notably evolved with the times. Cobalt blue was a popular thread throughout many booths, and pastels were still very prevalent for both designs and products alike. Copper is still a repeating trend, speckled throughout all of these evolved color stories. 

A major trend that we saw throughout this show was the telling of the stories behind the makers. In a world where so much is commonly intangible, online, and flat... Buyers and consumers alike are really craving to know the meaning, purpose, and history behind the items they select. They are asking for more than a simple exchange of goods. We saw this everywhere at Maison&Objet, which was a very exciting theme for us, as Accent Decor is and has always been committed to the story behind the scenes.
In line with this idea of the intangible becoming tangible, strong textures and tactile displays were a common thread throughout the booths that we saw as well. Using 3D art, unique product displays, and textured elements to create whole worlds within worlds. Quite an inspiring thought!





















We hope that this little teaser, of the wealth of inspiration that we experienced in Paris this year, brings rejuvenation to your creativity today!

Cheers,
MADDIE