Wednesday, July 22, 2015

SPOTTED: ACCENT DECOR PRODUCTS IN ACTION

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It's about time you got some recognition!! This summer we have had the pleasure of running across so many beautiful images that you have been posting on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and even submitting directly to us. It is so inspiring to see the depth and scope of what beauty can be achieved when talented people get their hands on our product line. 

From home decor, to wedding planning, to special events and beyond... Our customers really know how to do it right. 

Have fun feasting your eyes on these fun and inspiring ways to design with and in these Accent Decor pieces.

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Cheers,
MADDIE



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Top 10 Products & Trends

ONE - Audrey Lantern // TWO - Buck Bowl // THREE - Antler Bowl // FOUR - Victoria Lantern // FIVE - Koi Votive // SIX - Jovi Pot // SEVEN - Egyptian Vase // EIGHT - Profile Bottle // 
NINE - Lumberjack Pot // TEN - Mod Vase



One of the most anticipated post-show reports that we love to see is the top 10 products purchased during the shows. We know that you feel the same. So, without further ado... Here is what you are loving from our newest 2015 Holiday Collection!

Bronze metals are in the highest demand. This strong and elegant evolution from ever popular gold-craze has our customers begging for more. With its rich tone and antique/tarnished finish, this multi-dimensional bronze raw cast aluminum is a breathtaking addition to the holiday collection, and happens to be a finish included in our top 3 products (Audrey LanternBuck BowlAntler Bowl) in the new line.


From the brilliant mercury of the Audrey and Victoria to the metallic accents of the Jovi and the Profile, metallic finishes of many kinds are still heavily trending. We see these pieces being used in mass to make bold and modern statements, as well as accent pieces to be used within an eclectic mix of styles and textures.




Texture continues to be a main theme that we see carrying through many of the trends of today. It says so much and can evoke such emotion, that it tends to hold many of today's hottest looks together cohesively. The elegant etchings of the Victoria Lantern, the scaled exterior of the Koi Votives.... These rich textures add dimension and emotion to any look and can act as key players in taking an everyday look to the next level.

Haven't had a chance to place your holiday orders? No problem! Our entire product line is available online 24/7 at www.accentdecor.com. You can browse our newest 2015 Holiday Collection, or you can register today to start placing your orders! As always, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach us by phone at 1-800-385-5114 or email at custserv@accentdecor.com.

Cheers,
MADDIE

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Gift Wrap Worth Giving



What originally started as an exciting addition to our holiday line, ended up mattering more than we could have ever imagined.

Many of you have taken notice of the high quality, handmade gift wrap, gift tags, notebooks and notecards that hit the website at the launch of the 2015 Holiday Collection. What you may not yet know, is the beautiful story of not only how these paper products are made, but also how they are changing lives in Nepal today.

THE STORY



On April 25, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the country of Nepal and specifically the area of Dolakah, taking the lives of over 9,000 people and inuring over 23,000. When news hit about the earthquake, we immediately thought of our friends in Nepal and asked how we could help.

As you have seen and read, they requested that we buy lots of paper to allow them to provide jobs and relief assistance to those in need in their community.


THE PAPER

At first touch, you can tell that this heavy weight, hand crafted paper was made with care. But, you may not realize just how intricate the process is from plant to packaging... So we are sharing a bit of that story with you today.

1) Dry Lokta plant bark is cleaned and sifted through, before it is ground into a thick pulp.


2) This pulp is then poured into handmade 20 x 30in paper frames which are then left out to dry and set


3) The paper is hand painted and silk screened to add color and intricate gilded designs


4) The paper is packaged and shipped off to Accent Decor, where we then ship it off to you in packs of 3 sheets still remaining that same 20 x 30in size, straight from the hands of the women who made it.





THE ANSWER

1) With every purchase of one of the handcrafted paper products from Nepal, Accent Decor will be donating 25% of the total purchase directly to Ganga Ghar. This money will be used to aid Phase II of their relief plan, which includes the rebuilding of a school in the center of Dolakah.

2) If you would like to contribute to relief efforts in Nepal, we would love for you to join us in supporting the Ganga Ghar mission in any way possible. As a grassroots organization, Ganga Ghar was able to "Marshal the funds we raise in a rapid and effective way to both procure the essential supplies - food, fresh water, blankets and tents - and dispatch them to those who are in need." In their second phase of relief, they will be providing construction assistance to Dolakah and it's surrounding communities.

The orders you place with Accent Decor reach farther than we sometimes realize. We appreciate your support of our friends in Nepal, and the constant support you give us to make what we do possible. To see more ways that your Accent Decor purchases are paying it forward, please visit AD Gives Back.


Cheers,
MADDIE

Thursday, July 9, 2015

You Can Find us at AmericasMart

I hope it doesn't sound redundant when I say that this market season HAS to be the best yet. 
It seems that with every passing season and show, the excitement grows and grows. 

We grow more and more excited about the work you are doing.
You grow more and more excited about the Accent Decor products and how they are helping your business grow.
And we all grow more and more excited to get to touch base in person, catch up, and continue to inspire each other to grow and learn in creativity and design. 

This week at AmericasMart has been no exception. We have been celebrating the AD Holiday season in style, and are thrilled that those of you joining us have jumped right in to celebrate along with us!

If you are attending the show, please make sure you take some time to stop by and see us in Building 1 18B1. We have fresh brewed coffee, seasonally flavored lattes, warm holiday pastries, and lots of holiday music both new and old. Our team is ready to holiday with you!






Cheers,
Maddie