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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

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Get Everything At AmericasMart… For Your Design!


If you haven’t heard about AmericasMart before you are probably like me, new to the industry, recently laid off, not an interior designer, or do not own a store. Anyways. Evidently, AmericasMart has been around since 1957, quite a while. It was also started by an world-renowned architect John C. Portman, Jr., he has done some recognizable buildings you know in Atlanta, and his son now runs AmericasMart Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr. Back to AmericasMart. The facility is huge with 7.7 million square feet. It spans across four buildings in downtown Atlanta, from 230 to 250 Spring Street. They have wholesalers for:

  • Home Furnishings
  • Gourmet/Housewares
  • Living. Outdoor/Indoor. The Gardens
  • Home Accents & Fine Linens
  • Fashion Accessories/Fine Jewelry
  • Apparel & Fashion Accessories
  • Area Rugs
  • And Much Much More…

They not only have permanent wholesale installations, but they also have temporary ones that come in for trade show. The trade shows are the only reason why I even know about this place. They are currently having a show right now called The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishing Market from January 6-13, 2010.

What you need to get in is:

  • Photo ID
  • Valid Email
  • Professional Association Affliated Membership Card (AIA, ASID, IIDA, etc.)

There are other ways of gaining admittance without out running security,and you can find them here. Oh just a word of warning, from what I can tell parking can be an issue, it is in downtown. Regardless, it sounds amazing and I am hoping to go there soon.

Share your thoughts about AmericasMart below.

Source: AmericasMart

Margaret Russell of Elle Decor at ADAC!

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ADAC will be having Elle Decor’s Editor-In-Chief, Margaret Russell as the keynote speaker on December 10, 2009. Mrs Russell will also be signing immediately after the presentation her latest work “Style and Substance: The Best of ELLE DECOR.” Reservations are required and seating is limited. ADAC’s Presentation Room is on the first floor Atrium. Please contact 404-231-1720 or register online.

December 10, 2009
Starts at 10:00AM
351 Peachtree Hills Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
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For two decades Margaret Russell has infused ELLE DECOR with a singular sense of sophistication while helping to preserve its mission to inspire designers, architects and homeowners with the best in interior design and product design. Margaret lectures frequently on interior decoration, and has been a guest of numerous television programs to discuss design-related topics; she was also a featured judge on both seasons of Bravo’s hit reality television series, Top Design, where she reviewed the work of 13 aspiring interior design contestants. In addition to overseeing ELLE DECOR, www.elledecor.com and the ELLE DECOR series of books, Margaret is committed to promoting the design community through charitable works both locally and nationally and she serves on the boards of God’s Love We Deliver and the Alpha Workshops. Immediately after her keynote presentation there will be a book signing for her latest work, Style and Substance: The Best of ELLE DECOR; a book celebrating the 20th anniversary of the magazine. In 240 gorgeous pages, the reader will find a closer look at hundreds of dazzling spaces culled from the magazine’s archives, all organized by room. It offers fabulous yet functional interiors that have stood the test of time, including spaces designed by top designers such as Nate Berkus, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Muriel Brandolini, Jamie Drake, Albert Hadley, Charlotte Moss, Michael S Smith, Vicente Wolf and Bunny Williams. The book will also provide a glimpse into the homes of such celebrities as Cindy Crawford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Madonna and Yves Saint Laurent.

Image Source: Apartment Therapy

NeoCon East Today!

JDP_2521If you are like me you have never heard of NeoCon East. Well, NeoCon East is started its 7th annual conference today October 28th through the 29th. In the past 7 years, NeoCon has become the premier design exposition and conference for the mid-atlantic design community. They will have over 250 exhibitors, 30 CEU seminars and forums, and new innovative designs and products showcased. This is an event that is visited by designers and decision makers of facilities. The products you can see at the NeoCon are

  • Architectural Products
  • Artwork and Accessories
  • Building Products and Services
  • Fabric and Textiles
  • Floorcoverings and Wallcoverings
  • Furnishings
  • Indoor and Outdoor Furniture
  • Stone and Tile
  • Sustainable Design Products
  • Technology

The conference is in Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore Convention Center. The list of exhibitors is quite extensive and it is pretty much guaranteed that they will bring out their best for this show to impress you.

Source: NeoCon East