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Designer's Guide to the January 2019 Market

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Starting 2019 in Style

The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market is just around the corner!

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



Find the next big thing in permanent showrooms and temporaries across the AmericasMart campus 

In Building 1, be sure to check out the HD HOME (Floor 1), ANTIQUES (Floor 2), Home Accents & Furnishings (Floor 7), Home Accents & Fine Linens (Floor 7) and DECOR | Light & Lifestyles (Floor 7) temporary collections in addition to the HOME & DESIGN (Floors 14 and 15), Home Accents & Furnishings (Floors 11, 12 and 13), Home Accents & Fine Linens (Floors 9 and 10), HOME & RUG (Floors 3, 4 and 6) and the Commercial Design (Floor 5) collections. 


Ashley Furniture (Floor 4) CW Design House Hospitality Habitat by Lia Shi (Floor 5)
PS Luxury Design Hospitality Manufacturing (Floor 5) Worlds Away Hospitality (Floor 5)
Eric & Christopher (Floor 9) Karma Living (Floor 9)
Kevin O’Brien (Floor 9) Petal Lane Home (Floor 9)
Scents & Feel (Floor 9) Van Cleve Collection (Floor 9)
Celadon Art (Floor 10)  Decorum (Floor 10)
Marble Crafters (Floor 10) Beach Frames LLC & Steve Hayden (Floor 11)
DÔME DECO US (Floor 13)   Chelsea House (Floor 14)
Wildwood (Floor 14) WJC Design Inc. (Floor 14)



Alicia Adams Alpaca (Floor 9) Moo Moo Designs (Floor 9)
Pendulux (Floor 10) Ella Home, Inc. (Floor 14)

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) and Tabletop LUXE (Floor 2) are a treasure trove of the perfect accents to complete any design.
 The Holiday & Floral / Home Decor (Building 1, Floors 16-20) collection is great for anyone looking to fine faux botanicals and seasonal decorations. 

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



What Colors Are Next? PANTONE®VIEW 2019 Color Trends for Home is Friday, Janyary 11 at 10 a.m. 

Amidst the infinite choices of the 21st century, it is essential to deliver the color choices consumers want. 2019 home furnishing color trends focus on the colors we will crave, the colors that will engage our imagination and appeal to our emotions, and the colors that will capture the consumer’s roving eye. Join Tom Mirabile to explore the color road map for the future and get an inside view into the selection of Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year - Living Coral -  and the role of this special shade within home furnishings.




Design thought leaders are using the Market to showcase their collaborations with top manufacturers. Mark D. Sikes for Made Goods, Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Company for Loloi, Denise McGaha for Design Legacy by Kelly O’Neal, Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke from Madcap Cottage for Port 68 and Genevieve Gorder for Capel are just some of the designers presenting their lines this January.

Anna shares how she turned her small business into one of the fastest growing private U.S. companies and secured licensing partnership with Loloi in a conversation with “Rue” Managing Editor Kelli Lamb on Wednesday, January 9.

Denise, Jason, John and Genevieve discuss their adventures in licensing, providing wisdom on how to recognize suitable partners, how to stay on-brand, and the pros and cons of hiring an agent vs. DIY, along with tips on best practices for win-win partnerships with “Designers Today” Editor Jane Dagmi on Friday, January 11.




Shop the Show is back by popular demand! Join a new class of  designers and do-it-yourselfers as they scour Market and (literally) shop ’til they drop to find the most trend-forward home décor, gift, tabletop, and seasonal merchandise this January. And be sure to catch their favorite picks and experiences through social media, videos, workshops, a live pop-up … plus tons of special events you can join!Get a front row seat at #ShoptheShowATL to see what’s new for the next season!

The January 2019 Shop the Show Influencers are: 

Annette Joseph, author, entertaining expert and Italian cocktail guru 

Kelsey Nixon, author and fan favorite on The Next Food Network Star

Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha

Mat Sanders and Brandon Quattron, Consort co-founders 

Jenny Komenda, interior designer and beloved blogger


Get to know the influencers at two must-attend events: 

LA DOLCE VITA | A Shop The Show Soirée

Thursday, January 10 

4 p.m. 

Building 2, Floor 9

Hosted by Vietri + Floorwide

Join us for an evening in Italy at our floor-wide cocktail party where you can mix and mingle with the Shop the Show influencers and enjoy hands-on entertaining and styling tips from these hostesses with the most. Annette will bring her latest book, Cocktail Italiano, to life by sharing fun ideas for tabletop and outdoor entertaining, smart tips to ready your party pantry, and the most perfetto party aperitif. Kelsey will dish about the essential recipes, techniques, and tools that new home cooks need in their back pocket, as well as signing copies of her latest book, Kitchen Confidence. Mandy  will show-and-tell some of her favorite creative ideas on tablescaping for holiday soirees. Don't miss your chance to mingle and raise your entertaining game while you enjoy light bites, giveaways, music and much more at this lively event.

On the Green, at Eighteen | A Shop The Show Soirée

Friday, January 11

4 p.m. 

Building 1, Floor 18

Hosted by Accent Decor + Floorwide

Join us for a lush and lavish garden party on Floor 18 in Building 1, weaving through your favorite holiday and floral showrooms, along with a special meet and greet with AmericasMart’s Shop the Show influencers. Mandy will workshop some creative ideas in mantel decorating with party guests and whip up her signature holiday cocktail, Poinsettia Punch. Annette will share some fresh ideas in floral-inspired tabletop styling and sign her latest book, Cocktail Italiano. Mat and Brandon will offer their style tips. Jenny Komenda will highlight some of her favorite seasonal merchandise and decorative accessories. Enjoy light bites, giveaways, music and much more at this lively event.

Learn more about Shop the Show




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

ECO Lounge: A new destination located in the Building 3 Atrium where buyers can rest, recharge and learn about products and partners that abide by sustainable practices. This lounge offers complimentary hospitality daily.Building 3, Floor 2, Atrium

Modern Luxury Headshot & Glam Studio: Get glam and smile! Meet with a personal stylist who will perfect your hair and makeup. You’ll then be whisked away to get your professional headshot taken for use on your social media channels, website and all your other business needs. The package includes a 20-minute portrait session, a selection of proofs and one retouched image, delivered as both a high-res image and web-ready version. We handle the details so you can relax and enjoy the experience. Headshots are complimentary for buyers. Walk-ins available from 3 – 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, but appointments are encouraged. Studio closes at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 13. Learn more at Building 1, Floor 7. 

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

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

DEMDACO Crossroads: Kick back in this lounge offering daily amenities. Building 2, Floor 6, Escalator Lobby 

The Brownlow Lounge Rest and recharge all week during Market and enjoy daily amenities.Building 2, Floor 6, Escalator Lobby 




Designers will also benefit from a series of business-building seminars taking place in the Building 1, Floor 14 seminar space:

  • “Style Like a Pro: Styling & Photo Workshop with Annette Joseph” presented by Annette Joseph, author of “Picture Perfect Parties” and “Cocktail Italiano” on Thursday, January 10.
  • “Selling Beyond the Store: Embracing Online, Social, Events & More” moderated by Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha Home with panelists Roxy Te Owens of Society Social, Marti Tolleson of Two Friends St. Simons and Natasha Murphy, founder and principal of Nicely Built, a boutique eCommerce design and development company on Thursday, January 10.
  • “Closing the Social Media Sale: 3 Easy Steps to Turn Followers into Customers” presented by Crystal Vilkaitis, retail social media expert, speaker and founder of Social Edge™ on Saturday, January 12.

The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market is January 8-15,2019 (temporaries January 9-13). 


Register Today


Cover: Chelsea House



Chelsea Peabody Bohannon
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