Happy Monday! If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, let’s just say in the land of busy. In addition to spending 9 days at the Atlanta Gift & Furniture Market, I’ve also been knee-deep in working on a design project and gearing up for another year as board president of a local non-profit. Even though it’s only the 3rd week of January, I feel like Christmas was ages ago and the days are flying by at lightening speed.
To mark the return to a normal posting schedule, I wanted to share a few of the items I spotted at AmericasMart. If you’re unfamiliar with the Atlanta Gift & Furniture Market, you can read all about it here.
First up is one of my favorite lighting companies, Currey & Company. The company is best known for their stylish lighting but they also sell beautiful accent furniture and accessories.
The inlaid wood pattern on the Benedict Credenza grabbed my attention first and then I noticed the sleek brass hardware. I envision this piece being placed under a wall-mount TV or as a buffet/bar cabinet in a dining room.
There were lots of beautiful lighting fixtures introduced at market but the two below really stood out. The Frogmore Lantern is designed with an intricate leaf design and gold-leaf finish. #goldisheretostay Can’t you just see this beauty hanging over a garden tub or kitchen island?
Retro designs are not my personal style but I loved everything about the Gino Chandelier. The tapered cone design and matte black finish give it just the right amount of sexiness. This fixture would look stunning hanging over a glass or marble top dining table.
I’m sure many of you have come across products from Palecek before but probably don’t know much about the company. The company is over 40 years old and has a foundation in manufacturing products using natural fibers, renewable materials and environmentally friendly hardwoods. Their style is distinctive with products designed around simple details and organic shapes.
Anything in brass and leather is sure to grab my attention and this Alexander Chair did just that. I loved the fresh, modern take on a classic directors chair and would use a pair of these chairs in a reading room or study.
Ottomans are one of my go-to accent furniture pieces and it was refreshing to come across this one covered in something other than fabric. The Fritz Rope Ottoman is wrapped in natural and black seagrass rope creating the look of an upholstered piece. A pair of these would be great in a sunroom or outdoor covered patio.
Gabby Home is a product line that is known for stylish pieces and vintage designs. Their style offering ranges from contemporary and modern to traditional and classic.
I loved the lines of their Julian Coffee Table with gold trim detail. And because I believe every room needs a touch of black, this coffee table would be ideal to add dram and depth to a living room.
I spotted lots of acrylic pieces at market so expect that trend to be around for a while. The antique gold frame in their Johnson Dining Chair updated the classic acrylic chair design and elevated the style.
When I had my store, Uttermost was one of my top vendors. Uttermost has one of the best selections of oversized mirrors on the market and are also known for their accent furniture and lighting. This market I came across several new accessory and accent lighting pieces in their line that I loved.
The acrylic and brass Balkan Tray was stunning and I’ve already got it tagged for a design client to use on a hallway console table.
I’ve been on the hunt a brass or gold tone pendant light and loved the rod design and gold-leaf finish on their Glam Mini Pendant. They are the perfect design and size to hang over a kitchen peninsula.
And how about this chic gold and glass Natasia Accent Table? Wouldn’t this look great in between two comfy arm chairs? I could also see it being used nestled into a corner in a powder room to hold accessories and functional items.
If you want to make a statement with your bookshelf decor, then check out E. Lawrence. In addition to their wholesale business they also have an e-commerce site that anyone can purchase from. Unlike many manufacturers, E. Lawrence sells just one thing…beautiful decorative books. Their product offering ranges from traditional leather-bound books to books with stylish covers. Their newest collections included a quotation series (which I love) and lots of metallic finishes.
And finally there’s Go Home. This is another company I purchased from when I had my store. I love their eclectic mix of products which include furniture, decorative accessories, lighting and bar accessories.
The Collete Coffee Table is a great piece for a smaller space and I love the gold frame and design detail that supports the top and bottom shelves.
Among their decorative accessories, Go Home carries lots of great basket styles. I loved this collection of Shumer Baskets which have a classic blue and white design and fun leather carry handles.
One of the industrial designs I fell in love with was the Rockwell Coffee Table which has a gorgeous finish and brass label pulls.
I hope you enjoyed this mini tour around the Atlanta Gift & Furniture Market. This is just a glimpse at the thousands upon thousands of new products introduced during the show. You can expect to see these pieces and all of the new design trends hitting stores soon and online shops soon. I’ll be back next week to share more insights on the hot trends for 2017.
Along with checking the new furniture and decor introductions at market, I also shop for new design books. #bookjunkie
Tomorrow I’ll share some of the new book titles that you’ll definitely want to add to your Amazon shopping cart.