Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Showroom Design Inspiration: Eric and Eloise

Elizabeth Bowen once wrote,

"Again Christmas: abiding point of return. Set apart by its mystery, mood and magic, the season seems in a way to stand outside of time. All that is dear, that is lasting, renews its hold on us: we are home again."

These were the words our creative team kept returning to as they developed the look and mood of the holiday story to be on display during the summer market season. The words, part of a larger essay on the holiday season, seemed to encompass all that the season brings to life in the hearts of many.

It further inspired the team to cling to the idea of lightness and darkness at play together, the quiet mystery of wintry scenes, and the return journey home. 

Accent Decor Holiday Mood Board
At its heart, the story showcases a child's tale about a fox, Eloise, and a hare, Eric, two unsuspecting friends that relish in the innocence of imagination and the joy of being home again. Illustrated by our creative consultant, Jessica Hiemstra, the concept brings a quiet playfulness to the magnificence of winter, and the clean whites of our new holiday pieces.

The following illustrations are used as larger than life storybook displays in the showroom, serving as a playful backdrop to the holiday collection.

Accent Decor Holiday Illustrations by Jessica Hiemstra

With a modern spin on holiday display houses, candle holders, and christmas trees, the 2016 holiday collection sings of minimal shapes, Scandinavian-inspired design, and moody neutrals. 

Accent Decor - 2016 Holiday Collection - wholesale holiday home decor

Now as we head into our second Instagram style challenge, we want to see how you interpret our mood boar and holiday story by design a floral arrangement or styled look that plays with the contrast of light and dark. Check out this blog post for details on how to participate for a chance to win $1000 from Accent Decor. 

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