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5 Dec

Designer's Guide to the 2018 Winter Market

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The most wonderful time of the year is almost here.

The design community seems to have a special pep in its step these days, and not just because of the holiday season. They are all daydreaming of their other most favorite time of the year: The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market.

With new design-driven product in showrooms and temporaries, taste-maker panels and presentations, and legendary industry events, it's set to be the best Market yet. 

Use these designer-friendly tips to make the most of your Market. 



Design-driven lines can be found all over the AmericasMart campus in permanent showrooms and temporaries.

In Building 1, be sure to check out the HD HOME (Floor 1), ANTIQUES (Floor 2), Rugs (Floor 5), Home Accents & Furnishings (Floors 7-8), Home Accents & Fine Linens (Floor 7) and DECOR | Light & Lifestyles (Floor 8) temporary collections in addition to the HOME & DESIGN (Floors 14 and 15), Home Accents & Furnishings (Floors 11-13), Home Accents & Fine Linens (Floors 9 and 10) and the HOME & RUG (Floors 3-6) collections. If you're looking to add holiday decorating to your repertoire, visit the permanent Holiday & Floral / Home (Floors 16-20) collection.


Adelene Simple Cloth (Floor 9) Bassett Mirror Company (Floor 11)
Itinerant Studio, LLC (Floor 9) Nate Ricketts Designs (Floor 9)
Suchiras (Floor 9) Terracotta Designs (Floor 14)

Tripar International (Floor 10)


New View Gifts and Accessories Ltd (Floor 6)


BIMA Trading (Floor 9)  Design Legacy by Kelly O'Neal (Floor 9)
Forty West Designs (Floor 12)  Montes Doggett (Floor 10)

Summer Classics (Floor 15)


 Zuo (Floor 11)


Nourison (Floor 1)   


Building 2's permanent Gift and Home (Floors 10-13), Tabletop & Gift (Floors 8-9), The Gardens (Floors 9 and 10) and Gourmet & Housewares (Floor 8) and temporary HIGH DESIGN (Floor 1), HIGH DESIGN LUXE (Floor 1), Gourmet Housewares (Floor 2), Tabletop & Entertaining (Floor 2), Tabletop LUXE (Floor 2), Coastal Lifestyles (Floor 4), The Gardens (Floor 4) and The Gardens LUXE (Floor 4) are a treasure trove of the perfect accents to complete any design.

Use the new wayfinding tool on the AmericasMart app to locate new-to-Market and new-to-you showrooms and temporaries. 




One of the most powerful elements in design language comes to life in our next vignette gallery presentation In Living Color. Six interior designers and six floral designers are collaborating on all new vignette presentations that boldly portray what’s ahead in design as they explore the PANTONEVIEW® home + interiors color forecast and the Color of the Year for 2018.

Interior designers Brian Patrick Flynn, André Hilton, Corey Damen Jenkins, Margaret Kirkland, Mallory Mathison and Chris Socci are paired with floral designers Holly Bryan, Michal Evans, Laura Iarocci, Canaan Marshall, Amy Osaba, Kathy Rainer and Tricky Wolfes to showcase the trending colors and themes. The PANTONEVIEW® home + interiors 2018 color forecast palettes are Resourceful, Playful, Discretion, Verdure, Far-Fetched, Intricacy, Intensity and Tech-Nique.

Lobby vignettes inspired by the Color of the Year for 2018 are presented by Kristin Alber of REstyleSOURCE.

In Living Color premieres at the Market and will be available for viewing throughout Market and the months thereafter.

The gallery serves as the backdrop for AmericasMart’s designer programming. Laurie Pressman, vice president of PANTONE® Color Institute™ shares the colors and trends driving home design for 2018 and beyond with a behind-the-scenes view into the selection of the PANTONE® Color of the Year 2018 in a presentation “INSPIRING AND EXPRESSING COLOR: Defining the Essential Trends for Home Furnishings in 2018” on Thursday, January 11 at 2 p.m.



Tastemaker presentations range from social media and SEO to live painting demonstrations to a discussion of the Italian Aperitivo and live cooking shows from top local and national talent. The best part, you can even earn CEUs at some of the events.

A full list of events is at 


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Market can take it out of the best of us. New lounges will help you relax whether your zen comes from a message or a cocktail .

Wellness and Rejuvenation Lounge: Indulge in massages, wellness services, and beverages in a serene and relaxing environment throughout the week. Building 2, Floor 12, Room 1227

Creative Commons: Enjoy a relaxing space with skyline views, cocktails and hospitality throughout the week of Market. Building 2, Floor 10, Room 1090,

Headshot & Glam Studio: Smile and get a headshot for your business needs! Package includes styling, a 20-minute portrait session, a selection of proofs and one retouched image. Complimentary for buyers. Appointment required at Building 1, Floor 8, DÉCOR | Light & Lifestyles.

Modern Luxury Lounge: Put up your feet, charge your phone and enjoy an afternoon cocktail in the Modern Luxury Lounge, conveniently located at Market's newest design-led temporary collection. Complimentary signature cocktail and DJ each afternoon. Building 1, Floor 8, DÉCOR | Light & Lifestyles.



It's totally OK to admit that you go to Market for the parties.

Thursday, January 11


America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards Reception

5 p.m.

MOI Gallery, Building 1, Floor 4, MOI Gallery, 4-B-1

Join us for a festive cocktail reception as we toast the winners of America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards and celebrate the latest in rug design.


Escape the Ordinary

6 p.m.

Building 3, Floor 2, Atrium

As we kick off the opening of the temporaries, cover band The A-Town A-List will shake up Market with its red-hot mix of timeless classics to modern hits.


Friday, January 12


Color of the Year Party

Building 1, Floor 14, Vignette Gallery, 14-D-9

Put on your best Color of the Year ensemble and join as we usher in Ultra Violet, the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year. Enjoy fun, food, and festivities! Learn more and RSVP to attend at


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Bloom Bash on 9

4 p.m.

Building 1, Floor 9

Indulge in delicious light bites, refreshing libations, and entertainment while shopping the Floor 9 showrooms. While you're sipping you'll have the chance to win some of the product featured in the Floor 9 In Living Color vignette. Visit at least three participating Floor 9 showrooms, snap a photo in each of the showrooms, and post the images to your Instagram account using the official hashtags – including the hashtag for the collection you want to win.



What Designers are saying about AmericasMart.  


"In 2016, AmericasMart introduced authentic and classic antiques, catching the discerning eyes of us desiring unique story-telling pieces with a soul and elevating their offerings to compete within the high-end furnishings market." 

-- Anna Braund, Anna Braund Interiors

"It's an incredibly efficient and productive way to work when you have one location where you can select bedding, accessories, art, and customize furniture for a project and be done. I also value seeing new lines and introductions in person."

-- Julie Montgomery, Montgomery Gratch Interiors

"I love including antiques in my projects. As Honorary Design Chair of the Cathedral Antiques Show in Atlanta, I was thrilled to learn that AmericasMart is including antique dealers at their shows! Atlanta is a rich antiques environment. To have dealers from all different areas of Atlanta and the U.S. all on one floor at AmericasMart was a shopper’s dream! For designers, consolidation means less time spent sourcing. Our job becomes easier, and it’s like Christmas visiting all the gorgeous booths of dealers each attempting to outshine the next. AmericasMart also had arrangements for ease of delivery and shipping of goods. A truly world-class experience!"

-- Patricia McLean, Patricia McLean Interiors

"I work hard to provide my clients with the best bang for their buck, AmericasMart helps lessen the burden by providing products of great quality and craftsmanship that my clients and I can appreciate. That in addition to the great staff makes AmericasMart my No. 1 resource." 

-- Justin Q. Williams, Trademark Design Co.

 "AmericasMart allows Forbes Masters to provide our clients with quality, stylish, and competitively priced products that would otherwise be out of reach."

-- Monet Masters, Forbes & Masters


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Chelsea Peabody Bohannon
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