The new year is right around the corner, and AmericasMart Atlanta is ready to welcome back our popular Shop the Show program with a fresh new vision for 2020. As a preview, we’ll be checking in with each of our talented influencers, including interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. Brian is a television producer turned interior designer. After years of writing, producing and directing news programs and home improvement shows, Brian tried his own hand at residential interiors, quickly earning the respect of his peers and shelter magazine editors.
Brian’s aesthetic is characterized by a unique mix of design styles, including the use of modern and classic art, as well as bold and unconventional color schemes. His “Shop the Show” expedition at AmericasMart will allow this out-of-the-box trendsetter to shop Market in search of the season’s hottest products — uncovering the latest trends in lifestyle and more.
We got a sneak preview from Brian on his inspiration, and got some insights on his favorite trend forecasts for 2020 and beyond. Ready to see next season’s upcoming looks with “20/20 vision”? Keep reading for more from Brian!
Fun Facts: I won the spelling bee I’m an introvert I’ve been shark diving
Iconic Inspiration: Sheryl Crow. I love collaborating with other creative professionals; life on the road is great and all but being home, there’s nothing better than that. I want to keep doing what I’m doing for a long time and letting my style evolve. Working behind the scenes is just as fulfilling as being front and center...and all I wanna do is have some fun!
Dream Celebrity Client: Tina Fey. People who’ve paved their own path with raw talent, professionalism and sharp business acumen — those are the people who inspire me. Plus, she’s equal parts hysterical and brilliant, so there’s that.
3 Must-Haves for Next Season & Beyond: Terrazzo Bleached white oak Sling safari chairs
3 Go-To Palettes for Next Season & Beyond: Washed out peach tones Deep forest greens Klein blue
What’s New: “Under the radar” is the new “under the spotlight.”
Upcoming Trends He’s Scouting at Market: Smart uses of terrazzo and concrete in furniture. Also, modular sofas that are equal parts simple and extra comfortable.
Everyday Korean Recipes: Kimchi Bacon Mac and Cheese
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® July
ShowroomsJuly 9 - 15, 2019
TemporariesJuly 10 - 14, 2019
Top tips for getting the most out of January Market at AmericasMart
AmericasMart Atlanta offers an enormous selection of merchandise for every type of gift shop, and the sheer volume of product might seem overwhelming. We sat down with some veteran buyers to find out what they'd recommend in order for new and returning buyers to get the most out of the trip to January Market. Here's what they suggest.