Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Valentine's Day Inspiration for Florists

Mandy Makerik of HotHouse Design Studio teamed up with Accent Decor to create inspiring floral arrangements for their wholesale valentine's day collectionShop the Look: Ellewood Urn

For most, February 14, represents a holiday to take a little extra time out and remind your loved ones just how much love you have to share with them, but for a lot of florists, it's one of the busiest (and let's be really honest - stressful) days of the year, and ordering product and flowers for the Valentine rush after you've barely recovered from the winter holiday festivities is really a honed skill for dedicated business owners.


Moody Wholesale Compotes and Chalices by Accent Decor

This season, we teamed up with Mandy Majerik of HotHouse Design Studio to create an inspiring Valentine's Day mailer that we hoped would spark a new-found love and unique approach to this heart-heavy holiday.

The Celfie Pot - a unique and adorable face vase design by Accent Decor
Shop the Look: Chocolate Celfie Pot

Mandy filled our V-day container picks with modern, yet romantic, floral arrangements filled with flowers such as attention-grabbing red poppies that contrast well against soft, blush ranunculus. She also let loose with our celfie collection, creating beautiful floral headpieces for our popular face vases!


We also wanted to feature some newer product with a modern heart motif, and Mandy really delivered in our newest spade pots and white heart stands.

Modern, Gold Heart Garden Pot by Accent DecorShop the Look: Spade Pot and Vase


White Heart Stand - perfect for rosebuds for valentine's day by Accent Decor
Shop the Look: White Heart Stand


Can't wait to see more wholesale valentine's day goods? Head over to AccentDecor.com and shop our Valentine's Day collection!




Wednesday, December 14, 2016

#AccentDecorBaroque Winners


As the year comes to an end, we are thrilled to look back on all the beautiful and inspiring design that our customers have created along side us as we lived out the trends we announced during market over the summer. Our customers have walked with us through Africa, looked back to Jackie O. for inspiration, and made holiday magic with us by creating looks that focused on the contrast of dark and light. 

For our final Instagram style challenge of the year, we asked our customers to put a look together a floral arrangement or styled vignette inspired by the Baroque period, and they did not disappoint! Our judges sorted through hundreds of Instagram posts to find the one they resonated with them the most. 


Best Baroque Styled Vignette


Judging for best styled vignette, was our creative director, Sarah Bagle, who sets the tone for Accent Decor's trends and product collections from the start. 

"Twisted Stem Floral's design stood out because it felt reminiscent of a 17th century Dutch still-life painting, which is exactly what inspired us when putting together the Baroque trend story in our showroom and catalog," Sarah said. "The lighting and movement of the florals offset by the addition of the pears strike a perfect balance."  



With a combination of 39 years as a floral designer and university art professor, John Regan of Twisted Stem Floral definitely had plenty of knowledge and skill to draw from when executing his design. 

"So you could say that my Ph.D. in Art History informs my style.  I love the tenebrism of Baroque art and try to routinely impart that highly romantic and classic style to my designs and photos," John said.

You can follow John on Instagram at @twistedstem


Best Baroque Floral Arrangement


Judging for floral arrangements inspired by the Baroque period was Mandy Majerik of Hot House Design Studio. Mandy often designs for our photo shoots here at Accent Decor, and recently wrapped up all the designs for our latest valentine's day mailer

As a floral designer with a strong foundation in technique and a constant eye on what's trending in design, it's no surprise that she picked an outstanding autumn inspired arrangement as the winner.  

And that winner is Katie Walden of Floranthropist in Redding, CA, who is inspired by classic design and eclectic beauty.

"The composition of the arrangement lends itself to being reminiscent of the still life painting theme put forward in the AD trend," Mandy said. "
Overall, the colors, floral selection and texture of the arrangement work so well together. The shape of the arrangement is what caught my attention at first glance. The bountiful design is a great reflection of baroque."


"The bouquet that won, I made for an antique show in our area, Roses and Rust. These were the last of the Cafe au Laits for the year, and I had a lot of Autumn flowers in the fridge," Katie said. "It was a lovely flower making experience. I was in a hurry, but my husband said, "you have to take a picture!" I am so glad I listened to him!"

You can follow Katie on Instagram at @Floranthropist





Friday, December 9, 2016

Holiday Spotlight: Our Customers Show Off their Holiday Displays

The floral industry is always changing, and when it does, we look to our customers and try to find the balance between meeting their needs and offering them opportunities that put them one step ahead of ever-changing trends.

Now, it's becoming more and more necessary for florists to start carrying gift items to supplement the centerpiece and wreath requests for the holidays, and so this year, we've taken huge strides to become their #1 source for holiday decor in addition to design-focused containers and accessories.

One of the most rewarding sights for us this year has been seeing so many of our customers sharing how they decorate their shops with Accent Decor holiday products.

We thought we'd share some of our favorite Instagram glimpses into the window displays and shelf merchandising that's been making our hearts full this season.

Mt. Lebanon Floral Shop

@mtlebanonfloral uses our Townsend Houses and Navidad Trees to promote Small Business Saturday in her shop.





KD Floral

@KDFloral mixed the clean whites of our Vava Votives and Alps Trees with the metallic lines of our Star Wire Ornaments and Wire Star Candleholder against a wood and burlap backdrop for a beautiful modern-meets-rustic holiday look. 



Garden Heights Nursery

@GardenHeights created a rustic, Scandinavian-inspired wonderland in their shop complete with our  Rudolph, Cement Santas, and Mr. Claus figurines (P.S. Did you see their debut in our holiday video??) along with our Whoville trees, Scandi Trees, and Snow Globes.

Veronica Russell Interiors

@vrinteriors adds our wintery Roly Poly Wisemen to a golden side-table vignette.  

The Red Rooster

@redroosterboerne was inspired by ornament ladder display idea from our 2016 summer showroom, and set up a vintage ladder complete with our Eternal Ornaments