Show Preview - July 2014

Southern Charms
By Wanda Jankowski

Fun and creative new products await attendees during the Atlanta Market at AmericasMart from July 8 to 15

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which runs Tuesday, July 8 to Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at AmericasMart, continues to be a premier destination to find new bestsellers in a range of home textile and gift categories. What’s new at permanent showrooms is supplemented with debuting offerings from temporary exhibits on view during the Temporary Market from Thursday, July 10 to Monday, July 14, 2014.

Special collections are also poised for perusal throughout AmericasMart during Market. New is the Gentlemen’s Boutique, a juried collection in Building 3, Floor 4, showcasing lifestyle products for men. The juried general gift collection re-launches as On Trend Gifts in Building 3, Floor 5. In Building 1, Floor 1, the HD Home Collection presents design-driven lines with many new-to-market resources. The juried Made in America, Global Design, Handmade Design and Handmade Jewelry Collections are on view in Building 3, Floor 2.

To enliven your buying visit, special events and seminars have been planned at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, such as:

  • Brian Patrick Flynn of Flynnside Out Productions presents “What Is That Designer Doing With That Rug?” and “Real And Artificial: The Best Of Both Worlds.”
  • Matt Wood, creative director of Winward International, showcases classic styling of the line’s trademark blue and white accessories.
  • John Gidding, host of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal: The Block,” shares his most popular client requests for indoor and outdoor design.
  • Christiane Lemieux, founder and creative director of Dwell Studio, reveals how to integrate brand elements and signature looks into design projects.
  • Interior designer Stan Topol inspires with a new vignette showcasing his signature style.
  • Lisa Orrell, The Generations Relations & Leadership Expert, shares insights on how to sell effectively to the Millennial generation of consumers.
  • AmericasMart’s ICON HONORS 2014 celebrates professional achievements of home and gift retailers, manufacturers, sales agents and service providers. The awards event takes place on Thursday, July 10 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, located a few blocks from AmericasMart. For more information, visit

Taking place alongside the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market is the Atlanta International Area Rug Market at AmericasMart, Wednesday, July 9 to Saturday, July 12, 2014. For new rug market introductions, see “Area Artistry” beginning on p. 24.

For a full list of Market events and more information about the July 2014 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, visit

How To Make It Beautiful Soft colorways, luxurious fabrics and sophisticated patterns hallmark the Gold Coast grouping in the Monica Pedersen Make It Beautiful Home Textile Collection. Gold Coast items are offered as drapery and pillows. Bellevue panels, and Burton and Evergreen decorative pillows from Gold Coast are shown. Softline Home Fashions, 800-701-4220,
Faux Fur Throw The Koala throw blends shades of beige and brown in faux fur with a medium loft for a velvet-like touch. Woven Workz, 888-675-1000,
Something For Everyone The company offers a wide range of high-quality new designs that project a variety of styles, from those that capture timeless elegance to others that embody swanky trends. Design Accents LLC, 201-660-2446,
Warm & Wooly The Buffalo Check dry-clean throw shown in green and black is made with 100 percent wool and measures 50 by 60 inches. Faribault Woolen Mill Co., 507-412-5510,
Subtle Striping The Painted Stripe color-woven design features subtle striping in soft, neutral tones that graduates along the bedding surface. Soft to the touch and made with 100 percent cotton, it is finished with velvet piping. Christy, 800-261-6326,
Pure & Simple The Pure Duvet covers and shams are offered in cloud blue, ivory, safari, white and asparagus. Amity Home moves to a new expanded location in AmericasMart Building 1 at space 9-A-21. Amity Home, 877-459-2619,
Monogrammed & Gift Packaged USA-milled custom Pima cotton towels (shown) and cotton sateen sheets complement the company’s custom pillow collection. The white towels are sold in sets that include bath and hand towels, and washcloths. The king and queen sheet sets include an oversized fitted and flat sheet and two oversized pillowcases. Towel and sheet sets include custom monogramming and gift packaging. The Pillow Bar, 214-939-3696,
Beach Inspired The Bloom Quilt, made with 100 percent cotton and cotton fill, showcases a raised floral pattern inspired by pristine white beaches. The quilt is complemented by two coordinating shams. Cloud 9 Design, 212-356-0086,
Tangerine Continues To Tango Pillows in a range of designs rendered in the popular orange/coral color way are made with 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic. Laurie Bell products are on view in the Kannoa showroom in Building 2, Floor 9, space 9C1069. Laurie Bell, 336-362-4133,
Paisleys Plus Natissa duvet covers and shams display an exotic, worldly flair via a design that features flower-like medallions and paisley teardrops forming leaves on curving vines. The yarn-dyed Egyptian cotton jacquard is Italian-woven to create a slightly antiqued look. Deep indigo and honey threads are woven into the persimmon sateen ground. Hemstitched flanges complete the presentation. Sferra, 800-336-1891,
Intricate Embroidery Jasmine is a 300-thread count Egyptian cotton sateen made in Italy with intricate high-quality embroidery. It is offered in several embroidery colors on white or ivory sateen. Home Treasures Inc., 713-937-7716,
Nuanced Elegance The Downton Collection presents a combination of linen and cotton elements in washed silk velvet and Italian sateen. The pattern of intricate medallions embraced by curves of leaves and flowers is distressed for a vintage look. The duvet reverses to Essex natural. Traditions Linens, 518-851-3975,
Stitch Accents Supima Baratta Stitch Sheet sets made with 100 percent cotton feature a baratta stitch trim on a white ground. The sets are available with embroidery in eight colors: navy, aqua, steel, white, chocolate, moss, black and latte. Home Source International, 404-682-9820,
Paris Flea Look The look of Paris flea market finds is captured in the S&J Flea Market Collection. The grouping includes vintage-style home décor textiles and accent pieces, such as the 17- by 17-inch pillow adorned with ikat chevrons and a burlap bow, large pocket-watch clocks and painted rustic-look furniture. Manual Woodworkers & Weavers Inc., 800-814-6597,
Touch Of Luxury These 18- by 18-inch beaded pillows are made with 100 percent cotton and are adorned with beads in pewter or bronze. Saro Trading Co., 800-662-7276,
Traditional Mix The Powell ensemble combines intricate traditional style paisleys, swirls and floral motifs with crisp, masculine houndstooth and plaid patterns in a mix of mocha and spa blue tones. Decorative pillows and accessories are embellished with subtle trim and button detailing. Eastern Accents, 800-397-4556,
Bounty Of Color Designed by Trina Turk Residential, the embroidered Gridley pillow in lime measures 20 by 20 inches and includes a feather down insert. Peking Handicraft Inc. (PHI), 800-872-6888,
Cool Coastal Plus The Alena Collection features a cool-toned floral and paisley design. The blues and seafoam color palette allow for easy transition into a coastal bed. C & F Enterprises, Inc., 888-889-9868,

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