Tuesday, October 10, 2017

In Our Community: A Day in the Life

Accent Decor is honored to be a platinum sponsor for Blueprint 58's first-ever fundraiser to be held Monday November 6th from 6:30-9pm at the new Monday Night Brewing space in Atlanta's West End neighborhood.

Tickets are $25 each and include a delicious dinner and two beers.

Jump over to Blueprint 58's site to purchase tickets and learn more about the organization, here.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Our Showroom Floral Artists

Watch as Joyce Mason-Monheim and the rest of our showroom floral artists create arrangements and displays in our showrooms across the country!

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dallas Showroom Update!


We are excited to announce that we will be moving into a new showroom, in the Dallas Market Center! While we relocate our showroom we will be closed from October 16th through January 17th, just in time for the January Dallas Total Home and Gift Market.

Make note of our new showroom: WTC 190.

See you in January!

Friday, September 22, 2017

We're Hiring!

Join our team! Come grow with us!

Are you looking for a collaborative environment that offers an abundance of opportunities and growth? A setting where your skills are an asset and excellence is rewarded? You could be exactly who we're looking for!





Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hurricane Harvey & Irma Relief

Accent Decor is donating to the hurricane relief funds set up by the AIFD Foundation. Working with the Texas State Florists' Association, they have established the Hurricane Harvey Florist Fund and with the Florida State Florists' Association, they have established the Hurricane Irma Florist Fund. 100% of donations will help rebuild the floral industry in Texas and Florida.

Click here to see how you can donate. 





Monday, September 11, 2017

Have You Heard?

Accent Decor's concept artist, Jessica Hiemstra's artwork is now available for purchase on interiorink.com. Complete your AD look with her unique and trend worth artistry!




Thursday, September 7, 2017

How to Help: Hurricane Harvey



Our thoughts are with those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We continue to send love and support as Houston blooms back together. Accent Decor has donated $5,000 to the Houston Food Bank in lieu of the troubling aftermath from this storm in hopes to help those rebuilding back in Texas.

If you wish to donate items and offer both long-term and short-term assistance to those in need: the Dallas Market Center has some incredible ways you can give back and help those who have a long road ahead. 

Updated to add: Our friends at the Texas State Florists' Association have created a Hurricane Harvey Florist Grant application to help Texas floral companies rebuild. You can submit your application here: https://form.jotform.us/AIFDFoundation/hurricane-harvey

Thursday, August 24, 2017

In Our Community: Kate's Club

"Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul." - Alice Walker

We are honored to have provided vessels along with moments of creativity and fun at a recent Kate's Club gathering. Their horticulture therapist, Wendy, created beautiful terrariums with a group of grieving kids and allowed them to explore their little green thumbs!



                              

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Story: Eric & Eloise



There is a forest nearby. 
Eric and Eloise live there. 
Eric is a hare. 
Eloise is a fox.


The sky swallows the moon every morning. 
The night swallows the sky every evening. 
Winter is cold. 
The moon is a hole in the night. 
The night is full of stars. 


Eloise dreams fox dreams. 
She dreams herself into a dragon, an escape artist. 


Eric dreams the dreams of a hare. 
He dreams himself into a stag, a gentleman.


At dawn Eloise makes skis. 
Oh! How do you do, says Eric.
How do you do, says Eloise.
And they race.
They race to your house, where you're tucked in, waiting.


It is the 25th of December.
So, of course, there is dancing and dancing.
There's moon snuggling and tale juggling by the fire.
Stars, says Eric. Nightsparks, says Eloise at the window.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

In Our Community: Camp Grace + Blueprint 58










Earlier this summer, Accent Decor partnered with Blueprint58  to get kids off the hot pavement - playing on the grass, swimming and looking at the stars. 





Becca, from Blueprint58 says, " Most of the kids who come bring only one or two changes of clothes. Some don't have toothpaste, soap or bedding. Many of them exhibit a hardness when they first get there that tends to wear down over the course of the week. Those who fight the hardest and curse the most tend to be the ones most heartbroken to leave. I wish I could do a better job describing how precious it is to be a part of that moment when they grin and run into a hug, especially when earlier in the week they are determined to be tough and prove that they don't need anyone..."


Accent Decor is proud to have sponsored 38 kids for this year's Camp Grace in addition to providing a variety of toiletries and supplies for their stay.

Want to learn more about Blueprint58 and how you can be a part of the cause? Check out their site: blueprint58.org


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Trend: Calexico



The Mood

California Cool meets the heart of Mexican culture. The mood is relaxed and beautiful, completely sun-soaked spaces that make you feel as though you've come in from the heat for a cool glass of water.

Think weathered and woven, serene and laid back. A whitewashed paradise. Welcome to a lifestyle where you're surrounded by handcrafted art, beautiful light, and can move at pace that rejuvenates. This story stays away from being too modern -- it is slightly messy with a focus on the materiality of the beautiful handmade objects in it. In this space lives the lifestyle of a laid-back yet sophisticated person who reminds us that a balance of good work and tranquility is possible. Imagine a sophisticated surfer living in this space.

White-washed cabana like wood structures are featured and create shade and shadows from hot light about them. The shadows in this story will make you feel like you are wandering with your feet in the sand.


The Colors & Vessels



Earthy tones with a mix of pale shades and pops of surprising colors [jackie & kelso]. The colors evoke the relaxed and chill feel of the overall collection. The muted tones of the terracotta [muriel & revolt] couple well with the natural rattan [pintado & rumba] and ceramic [hari] pieces. 




The Showroom

As you stroll through Calexico you feel as if you've walked into a sophisticated surfer's living room. Black and white travel photos hang on the white washed shiplap walls as ropes hang terracotta pots from up high. There's a laid back California feel to this tale with Mexican influences. You're welcomed to a lifestyle where you're surrounded by handcrafted art, beautiful light and can move at a pace that rejuvenates.




The Flowers
The flower choices for this story continue to convey the Cali/Mex aesthetic. Layers of Yucca and high desert florals like King Protea, Pin Cushions and Cockscomb paired with Dahlias and a multitude of cacti. The hanging planters feature Senecio plants and Burrow's Tail dangling from their pots. Plenty of succulents popping from terrariums amid Poppies, Zinnia, Mexican flowers and much more.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Shop the Trend: Calexico

Our Calexico trend is all about a relaxed effortless feel. We imagine a sophisticated surfer who has traveled the world and collected mementoes along the way.

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Weathered and woven, our Hacienda collection offers a variety of planting opportunities with an assortment of shapes and sizes.

The Qdoba pot & bowl series play on the current two-toned trend coupling a natural bisque ceramic with a bronze glaze finish.







The Lockwood and Wren macrame hangers can hold a wide range of pot sizes. (Holding plants in our Polly bowl and Demi pot below)


The Demi pot showcases a sun-faded blue glaze with a stamped print on its terracotta surface.  



Much like the Qdoba collection, the Polly bowls and vases feature a two-toned natural bisque glaze paired with a shiny robin's egg blue finish.

The Jeva pots and planters are made of polyfiber making them incredibly lightweight and good for indoor or outdoor use.


Friday, July 21, 2017

#JungalowToursAD

Meet with Justina Blankeney from The Jungalow as she tours the Accent Decor showroom highlighting her favorites from our current collection and sharing her own decor tips and tricks! 

July 31st, 2017 
2pm-4pm
Las Vegas Market
C 124



A little background on Justina...
Designer, artist, New York Times best selling author, and founder of The Jungalow™, Justina Blakeney is known for her colorful, patternful and plant-iful aesthetic. With an online audience of over 2,000,000, Justina has created a design movement which encourages people to experiment, let loose and decorate wild! 

Justina grew up in Berkeley, California where her colorful, soulful, multi-culti upbringing had her obsessed with international travel, flea markets, plants, and textiles from an early age. She then moved to Los Angeles to study World Arts and Cultures at UCLA and upon graduation, Justina set off to travel the globe. She made it across the Atlantic but then somehow found herself living, studying design and then working in Italy for the better half of her twenties.

Now, back in Los Angeles, Justina runs her award-winning lifestyle blog TheJungalow.com and designs surface patterns and products for her homewares brand, Justina Blakeney Home. 
Justina is consistently tapped as “a top designer to follow” by publications including Vogue, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, The Washington Post, Glamour, Refinery29 and more. Her first decor book, The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes, was a New York Times Best-Seller.  

Justina lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jason, young daughter Ida, kitty Luda, and 52 indoor plants.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Shop the Trend: Elusive Dynasty

Within the lavish aura of Elusive Dynasty, the products are an additional layer to the intricacies and details of the trend. Each with their own look and feel, both in presence and texture, the vessels have their own story to tell. 
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The Script budvase looks as if it's an artifact from a different time. Hints of cobalt peek from behind the bronze glaze giving an etched effect. 


The iron Mabel has always been a fan favorite with its versatile shapes and sizes. Whether grouped together or separate there's a plethora of options for a wide range of arrangements.


The facets of the Matrix lanterns add curiosity to lighting. The brushed gold detail on the Levee vase adds mystery and texture to an arrangement. 

The jade finish on the mercury glass of the Suncoo creates an unexpected pop of color. The metallic elements of the Zola adds focus to this popular trend.


The Eleanor collection is filled with budvases, vases and pots all hand-painted porcelain pieces each with their own personality and flair.




Many thanks from Frank & Margaret


Monday, July 17, 2017

#AD20

What a journey the last twenty years have been! Explore the milestones and memorable moments of Accent Decor. The beginning of Accent Decor started long before its beginning in 1997...

Friday, July 14, 2017

Real Talk: Frank & Margaret

We recently caught up with our powerhouse duo behind all things Accent Decor. We wouldn't be where we are today if it wasn't for their drive and determination!



Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Trend: Elusive Dynasty



The Mood

A world of deep colors influenced by Asian traditional design and opulence. Filled with deep colors, beautifully aged walls with rich patinas, bright golds, shining crystal and occasional moments that remind you that you are in our contemporary time.

You are a welcomed guest in a dreamlike and elegant home. This is a dynasty to which you already belong, the dynasty of your imagination, which is vast and wonderful. An imagination ignited by beautifully drawn koi fish swimming against bold backdrops to event tables with ornate fabrics and tapestries. The contrast of aged furniture and walls with excessive beauty drives this tale of wonder. From draped silk fabrics, to exquisite screens and aged walls, to chandeliers and paintings, this story completely envelops you in its depth and abundance of beauty.



The Colors & Vessels








Unlike Leaf & Line, this collection is known for its ornate and elaborate aesthetic. The colors of the story evoke a stunning ambiance with lavish details and silhouettes. The delicate hand painted blue and white vases [eleanor] sit next to a variety of mercury glass votives [regime], heavy gold details [dominix], and deep jades [yuma].



The Showroom

As your walk through the Elusive Dynasty story you feel as if you've gone into an estate home of a world traveler. The space is draped with deep silks and layered with printed tapestries and artwork. The walls are dripping with coatings of rich paint with Koi fish sketches scurrying all around. The play of shiny and matte textures lends itself well under the sea of floating candelabras. 



The Flowers

The floral design for this trend mirrors the Japanese Ikebana style arrangements. The flowers follow the strong Asian influence but are more lush and decadent. The appearance gives the feeling that the flowers have been plucked from the estate's garden: a plethora of blossom branches, roses, cymbidiums, delphinium, ranunculus and pepper berries mixed with frittilaria, allium and larkspur.