This July, we were joined by five of the top designers and lifestyle influencers in the country for season three of our popular Shop the Show program, each curating an original collection of their favorite market picks in the process! Our tastemakers enjoyed the full AmericasMart experience, scouting out the summer’s hottest home décor, gift, tabletop, and seasonal merchandise, and sharing all their favorite moments through social media, videos, workshops and live pop-up events. We recently chatted with Anissa & Brian Zajac, the husband and wife team behind the interior styling & remodeling firm House Seven Design + Build, for their thoughts on all things Atlanta Market. As part of this summer’s group of Shop the Show influencers, Anissa and Brian spotted plenty of just-breaking trends for 2019 and beyond, and had tons of fun finds and behind the scenes market tips to share!
Anissa & Brian’s Shop the Show collection: Modern, Neutral, & Comfortable
Anissa’s Favorite Market Trends? “Lots of ferns everywhere! I love bringing nature into all of my designs, so this was definitely a favorite for me.”
Favorite Market Find? “We have been searching for the perfect new side chairs for our large dining table and Bloomingville had exactly what I had in mind.”
Anissa & Brian’s Favorite Ways to Shop the Show Like a Pro!
Top 3 Market Must-Haves Comfortable shoes A good bag that can carry all the catalogs and goodies you'll pick up Water bottle to stay hydrated....shopping is an intense sport!
Top 3 Survival Strategies Hit the Books: Do your research beforehand, and have a list of all the products you will be looking for at the show. Plan Your Route: Make a plan of attack and stick to it by mapping out the exhibits you want to see and when you will see them. Refuel Yourself: Plan times for eating! The time can easily get away from you and leave you starving before you know it--which is no fun!
Keep an eye out for even more market finds, tips & takeaways from our talented group of Shop the Show tastemakers, coming soon!
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