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The Atlanta NEXT initiative- which transforms AmericasMart Atlanta through capital investments and strategic remerchandising of resources- has made its first impact on the campus with the repositioning and expansion of Open Year Round home decor resources to five contiguous floors (11-15) in Building 1. The newly remerchandised floors, set to debut at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (January 14-21, 2020), present a cohesive buying experience both during and between markets. 

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Every January and July, the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market opens its doors to thousands of retail buyers – some who've been coming to Atlanta to shop for more than 20 years, others who'll come to Market for the first time. Whether this is your first trip to AmericasMart Atlanta or your 21st, there's always something new and always something special to make your Market experience pleasant, productive and profitable. The following tips and techniques are custom-made for retailers just like you who need to get the most out of the Market experience.

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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 interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. Brian is a television producer turned interior designer. After years of writing, producing and directing news programs and home improvement shows, Brian tried his own hand at residential interiors, quickly earning the respect of his peers and shelter magazine editors.

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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 actress, cookbook author and lifestyle blogger Tiffani Thiessen. Tiffani is the warm and authentic personality behind her popular blog, an inspirational resource where she invites readers to “pull up a chair” as she shares her favorite tips for cooking, entertaining, and creating a beautiful home.

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At this year's Fall Design Week we welcomed Natasha Murphy, founder of Nicely Built. She kicked off Day 2 with a deep dive into "Holiday Preparedness" and how to prep your shop for the 2019 holiday season. Based in our hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, Nicely Built works with clients to create custom websites in order to make the most of their online presence. Through personalized digital solutions, clients are able to finesse their brand.

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This coming January kicks off International Market Centers' 2020 trade show year with an exciting week of new product introductions, new showrooms presentations and an engaging line up of tastemaker events, educational seminars and industry celebrations. The Winter 2020 market presents more than 8,000 brands during January 14-21, 2020 at AmericasMart Atlanta.

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This year's Fall Design Week Featuring Gift & Home will put product on a pedestal. Drawing inspiration from showrooms across AmericasMart and ADAC, Atlanta designer Steve McKenzie will curate dual-venue vignettes reflecting the ever-changing lens in the retail and design landscape. 

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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!

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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.

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Anyone else looking forward to fall? This heat wave in Atlanta has us eager to cool down, head indoors, and welcome the new season. With September ushering in the first day of fall, AmericasMart will kick off our fourth annual Fall Design Week Featuring Gift & Home. This year's Fall Design Week is aligned with ADAC's DISCOVER ADAC. 

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Joni Vanderslice moved to Hilton Head for a summer job, and never left. That was more than three decades ago, and in the years since, she's seen the island thoughtfully evolve. Alongside this resort community's growth, Vanderslice founded and evolved her own interior design firm, J. Banks Design Group, specializing in residential and commercial projects throughout resort communities worldwide.

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This July, we invited five top designers and lifestyle influencers to join 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 experienced everything AmericasMart had to offer, 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 caught up with Landyn Hutchinson of Living with Landyn, a lifestyle website focused on beautiful living and community, for her thoughts on all things Atlanta Market. As part of this summer’s group of Shop the Show influencers, Landyn zeroed in on plenty of tomorrow’s sizzling trends, and had tons of fun finds and takeaways to share!

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The oversized windows of Zeb Grant Design on the square of Madison, Georgia says it all. An antique chest, a vintage push mower, fresh plants, eye-catching containers, gardening tools, new art work and colorful tableware are artfully arranged. On the sidewalk, rectangular stone planters filled with plants and flowers complete the picture. Each standout piece speaks to the unique elements of this interior design, event planning, florist and retail gift business.

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Consumers and interior design clients usually choose outdoor furniture based on look and comfort. Whether resin, aluminum or natural wood, the story behind the materials the furniture is made of can be what closes the sale. By understanding more about the construction materials, retailers can ensure customers select the right products for their lifestyle. 

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AmericasMart and ADAC are joining forces to host a week-long celebration of design this September through Fall Design Week and DISCOVER ADAC, creating the ultimate Southeast shopping destination for design. Between September 23-26, we're inviting designers and design enthusiasts alike to experience unparalleled product selection coupled with presentations, book signings, panel discussions, and parties with top talent and industry leaders. 

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This July, AmericasMart celebrated the third season of one of our most popular influencer programs, Shop the Show! For season three, we invited top design talents Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth, Anissa and Brian Zajac of House Seven Design, Landyn Hutchinson of Living with Landyn, and blogger and designer Monika Hibbs. These trendsetters were invited to scout the Atlanta International Gift & Home furnishings Market at AmericasMart for the most desired trends of 2019 and beyond. This energetic and innovative group curated custom collections of the best home decor, gift, tabletop and seasonal merchandise that AmericasMart has to offer, sharing their finds on their social channels (and ours!) in real time as they shopped the Market. Each hosted their own special presentation including a meet & greet, and the group co-hosted a Friday night floor party along with some of Shop the Show's fabulous sponsors. Read on for a sneak peek behind the scenes of all of July's #ShoptheShowATL events!

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We asked top interior designers about their go-to colors; what's hot and not; market must-sees and more.
This week: Jason Mitchell of J Ansel Designs.

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International Market Centers (IMC) today announced the launch of Atlanta NEXT, a multi-stage capital and strategic investment plan that will transform the AmericasMart® Atlanta business through enrichment of all categories and improvements to all buildings at its 7.2 million square foot campus in downtown Atlanta. Stage 1 begins with Home Category enhancements including a dramatic renovation of the Building 1 lobby; remerchandising of the home décor and open daily resources; and strategic coordination with the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) to present the Southeast’s dual-venue, comprehensive design destination.

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