Thursday, November 20, 2014

Behind the Scenes with L'Olivier



2 Weeks ago, our team had the pleasure of welcoming Olivier to Atlanta, GA as we came together to produce a photoshoot at the breathtaking Ventanas location downtown. It was such a sincere pleasure to get to know and work with Olivier, as his kind disposition, genuine humility, and outrageous talent made for an absolutely amazing couple of days. 

We shot a great number of products for our upcoming 2015 catalog during this shoot, which you will be able to breeze through in the comfort of your own home very soon! We are working day and night to bring all of the pieces together, to create a beautiful shopping experience for you on both the website and in the catalog. 

Please take a moment to enjoy and peruse the following images from our time with Olivier. You will be able to begin ordering all of these new products online, starting December 22... And catalog will be shipped out to you starting January 2015! We can't wait to hear which items are your new favorites. 

If you want to be sure that you receive our 2015 catalog, free of charge, be sure that you are registered with Accent Decor today! If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 1-800-385-5114 or reach out via email at custserv@accentdecor.com.

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Cheers,
MADDIE

Monday, November 17, 2014

2015 Showroom Assembly

Around here we love to play. Our best work usually stems from time of discovery, laughter, and messy messy work (as you will see in the following stream of messy images).

For the past couple of weeks, our team has been in and out of the warehouse, traveling to parks, painting in driveways, melting wax in our living rooms... You know... The usual... All in a testing phase for the many ideas we came up with during our creative brainstorming week. This is the time when we put the petal to the metal and see what ideas will fly and what ideas will flop. We had plenty of both.

The following pictures depict a glimpse into the craziness of assembly week from the eyes of our beloved and extremely talented artist, Jessica Hiemstra. Enjoy a first-time look into some of the installations and magic that you will get to experience in our showrooms this coming January!













Cheers,
MADDIE


Monday, November 10, 2014

We Have a New Logo on the Loose!



Over the past couple of years, Accent Decor has undergone some exciting transitions and evolutions. With an ever growing team and an increasingly larger product line, we have experienced a greater need to define who we are, what makes us unique, and why our customers continue to offer us their loyalty.

The amazing leadership that built Accent Decor from the back of a van to a 120,000 sq/ft warehouse over the past 17 years, has offered us a chance this year to reflect on what the story of Accent Decor has been, and what story we want to tell moving forward.

Our story is nostalgic. It says people come first. It values really hard work. It is one that is open to constant evolution and the pursuit of providing the most cutting edge products. It esteems high design. It travels the globe in search of only the most high quality materials and suppliers. It takes care of the people who have been following along with us for years, and welcomes with open arms the people who are just now getting to know what Accent Decor is all about. Our story is rooted in deep, rich history and is only getting better with time.

Today we are excited to release our new logo representing all that the Accent Decor story has been, and all that it will be in the future. It embodies the history of where we come from, and the modernity of where we are going. It is timeless and survives on a level above trends.

We are honored to be a part of your story. We value the relationships that we have with our customers, and hope that you are as excited as we are to plunge forward into the next season with excitement and a ton of new products that will make your job seriously exciting.

Sincerely,
The Accent Decor Team



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Employee Spotlight: Meet Stephanie





What is your name? Do you have any awesome nicknames? Or is the name by which you are called, your awesome nickname? 
Stephanie Marie Wright. My first cousin, who is more like a brother, could not say Stephanie when he was a toddler, and for some reason starting calling me “NeNe.” My entire family thought that is was cute, and began calling me “NeNe.”

What is your role amongst the Accent Decor team? 
Account Executive for California, and the Mountain states.

Do you have any awesome hobbies you enjoy outside of work? 
Cooking, Working out, Watching College Football. When I have a free Saturday from my step-kids’ activities, I enjoy volunteering with a local dog rescue organization, You Lucky Dog Rescue.  

What is the #1 most played song your iPod? 
Lying In the Hands of God – Dave Matthews Band

What are 3 images that you think would give us a pretty good idea of your aesthetic/style? Feel free to include explanations if you want! 



I think these photos best represent me, my happy places, and how I hope that I represent myself…as a women who loves to be cozy, casual and hopefully fashionable at the same time.

If you could throw any type of party, what would it be like and what would it be for? 
If money was not an object, I would throw a party in my backyard with an onsite chef & several live bands. I would invite my closet friends & family, and fly in everyone that did not live nearby . It would be great to have all the people I love and cherish in one spot.

If you could have dinner with one person, living or dead, who would it be? 
If I could have dinner with one person it would be with my Dad’s father, my Pawpaw. He passed away when I was only 22. We lived in the same city when during college, and I wish we would have spent more time together. He was a pilot in War World II, lived all over the world while he was in the Air Force, and owned a real estate company for over 30 years. We had a special bond, and he was an amazing man.

What’s your favorite part about working at Accent Decor, so far? 
There are so many things it is hard to pick one. My top three things; meeting my customers at the shows, new items/catalog for 2014, and working with the amazing team at Accent D├ęcor.

The best part of waking up is? 
Waking up next to my husband

What would you name the autobiography of your life? 
Am I Dreaming?

                                                                                                                                               

Thank you so much, Stephanie, for taking the time to fill us in on what makes you, you!!

Cheers,
MADDIE