This July, five of the top designers and lifestyle influencers in the country joined us for season three of our popular Shop the Show program, each creating a curated collection of their favorite market picks in the process! Our tastemakers scouted the summer’s hottest home décor, gift, tabletop, and seasonal merchandise during their AmericasMart experience, while sharing all their favorite moments through social media, videos, workshops and live pop-up events. We recently chatted with Monika Hibbs, creator of a popular lifestyle blog and the soon-to-launch shop Monika Hibbs Home, for her thoughts on all things Atlanta Market. As part of this summer’s group of Shop the Show influencers, Monika zeroed in on plenty of fresh trends for 2019 and beyond, and had tons of fun market insider tips to share!
Monika’s Shop the Show collection: Timeless, Traditional, with a touch of Modern.
Favorite Market Trends? “In my opinion, we’re moving towards less is more. It's nice to see that trends are not changing as quickly as usual, so as buyers and homeowners we can keep adding to what we have already started. We continue to see lots of rattan and woven furniture and accents, and introductions of elements of bolder colors which are now becoming home decor neutrals, such as deep greens, blues, browns and beiges.”
Monika’s Favorite Ways to Shop the Show Like a Pro!
Top 3 Market Must-Sees Timeless kitchen and entertaining ceramics (casual farmhouse style or timeless elegance) Outdoor pots and planters (landscaping is so important!) Vintage rugs
Top 3 Survival Strategies Tap the App: Make sure to use the AmericasMart app to navigate efficiently. Keep it Comfy: Bring stylish but supportive shoes for long days of walking. Networking: You’ll be meeting people all day long--don’t forget to bring lots of business cards!
Keep an eye out for even more market finds, tips & takeaways from our talented group of Shop the Show tastemakers, coming soon!
Join us this September for Fall Design Week Featuring Gift & Home, September 23-25.