This January, we welcomed six top design influencers to market to scout out the most trend-forward home décor, gift, tabletop, and seasonal merchandise, all for season two of our hugely popular Shop the Show program! Our tastemakers experienced everything AmericasMart had to offer, sharing their favorite picks and experiences through social media, videos, workshops and live pop-up events.
We checked in post-market with Mandy Kellogg Rye, the lifestyle influencer behind the Waiting on Martha blog and retail boutiques, for her thoughts on all things Atlanta Market. As part of this season’s group of Shop the Show influencers, Mandy set her sights on new trends in blue & white tableware, and was happy to share her best finds and lessons from market!
Mandy’s Shop the Show collection: Fresh, Floral, Spring-Inspired
Favorite Market Trends? “I loved seeing the continuation of one of my all-time favorite trends--blue & white--being used in new updated styles, prints and patterns, like Mark D. Sikes’s collaboration with Blue Pheasant. That entire tableware line will be in my store this coming spring/summer. I was also thrilled to see a Waiting On Martha signature color, celadon, absolutely everywhere. I picked up placemats and napkins from Bodrum in celadon, a velvet and brass bench from Taylor Burke Home in celadon, and numerous other decor and accent pieces in my beloved color.”
Favorite Market Find? “Such a tough call, since I can honestly say this was one of my favorite shows in all seven years of buying. But if I had to pick a few, they would be these little kids’ pedal bikes from Paris, white bamboo flatware from Blue Pheasant, and the most amazing kitchen appliances from SMEG.”