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 Houston-based designer Paloma Contreras.
Paloma is an award-winning interior decorator, author, and the voice behind her widely read blog, La Dolce Vita. Additionally, Paloma recently entered the retail sphere with the launch of Paloma & Co, a highly curated boutique for the home.
Paloma has honed her distinct eye for style through a decade in the design industry and a lifetime of appreciating beauty in all of its various forms. She has developed a reputation for designing beautiful interiors in a broad range of styles which are executed in a manner that is polished, refined, and effortless. Her “Shop the Show” expedition at AmericasMart will allow this tastemaker 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 Paloma on her inspiration, and got some behind-the-scenes tips on her favorite upcoming looks for 2020 and beyond. Ready to see next season’s trend forecast with “20/20 vision”? Keep reading for more from Paloma!
Fun Facts: I am fluent in Spanish and can carry a conversation in French and Italian. I love to travel! Paris, Napa Valley, London, and Round Hill, Jamaica are among my favorite places to visit. I am a big music buff and like just about every genre of music that you could imagine.
Iconic Inspiration: That is a tough one! Maybe Lee Radziwill meets Billy Baldwin with a dash of Marie Antoinette?
Dream Celebrity Client: Oprah, because she is incredibly inspiring and understands what it takes to create a well-lived life. It’s as much about where you live as how you live.
3 Must-Haves for Next Season & Beyond: Mohair Velvet Silk Moire Giltwood
3 Go-To Colors for Next Season & Beyond: Pale Pink Red Prussian Blue
What’s New: Luxury is the new standard.
Upcoming Trends She’s Scouting at Market: I will be scouting finds not only for my design firm, Paloma Contreras Design, but for my retail store, Paloma & Co. I’m hoping to find some exciting, more obscure lines of decorative accessories, vintage finds in the antiques center, and stylish gifts.
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® July
ShowroomsJuly 9 - 15, 2019
TemporariesJuly 10 - 14, 2019
Back to Business: Summer Atlanta Market
Our upcoming Atlanta Market kicks off an unprecedented summer market season with new dates and a modified format that will allow retailers and designers to source needed new product during their recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The 2020 Summer Market will be staged August 13-18, 2020, with buying across our complete product collection alongside introduction of new enhanced safety protocols.