In January, AmericasMart invited five of our favorite designers and lifestyle influencers to bring their practiced eye for design to market for season four of our popular Shop the Show program, each creating a special collection of their curated product picks in the process! Our design trend spotters experienced everything AmericasMart had to offer, seeking out the hottest home décor, gift, tabletop and seasonal merchandise of the moment, and sharing all their favorite finds through social media, videos, workshops and live pop-up events. We recently caught up with Liz Marie Galvan, lifestyle blogger and interior design author, for her thoughts on all things Atlanta Market. As part of this season’s group of Shop the Show influencers, Liz Marie spotted dozens of just-about-to-break trends, and as always, had plenty of behind the scenes tips and market advice to share!
Liz Marie’s Shop the Show collection: Cozy, Neutral, Essential
Favorite Market Trends? “I found so many new trends, but I think my favorites were all of the rattan, natural elements, and faux greenery!”
Favorite Market Find? “I absolutely fell in love with these large floral wall hangings from Sugarboo & Co., there were I think six different designs and they were all gorgeous.”
Favorite Aspect of the AmericasMart Experience? “This was my first time at market, so I don't have anything to compare it to but I enjoyed it so much! It was a whole new experience for me, but I absolutely loved it. I learned so much, discovered so many new places, and found so many great items. I would highly recommend attending market if you haven't before, and I want to go back for sure!”
Liz Marie’s Favorite Ways to Shop the Show Like a Pro!
Best Advice “My biggest tip is to remember that you don't have to see it all; there is so much to take in and so many new things to find, which can feel overwhelming. Look at the maps and themes of each floor and only visit the ones that align with your style! You will find and discover so many new places, but won't be completely overwhelmed by trying to hit every showroom.”
Top 3 Market Must-Haves Comfy Shoes Backpack Extra Phone Charger
Top 3 Survival Strategies Plan, Plan, Plan: Write out what showrooms you want to go to and plan out each day according to that!
Post-Market Strategy: If you don't have time to shop each showroom, take a business card and check them out when you are back home!
Get Snacky: Don't forget to eat, have snacks in your backpack & plan out your lunchtimes!
Keep an eye out for even more market finds, tips & takeaways from our talented group of Shop the Show tastemakers, coming soon!
Register today for our upcoming Atlanta Market, July 14-20, 2020.