Spotlight On Home Furnishings At January Market In Atlanta

Home drives AmericasMart’s January 2015 show momentum when design-led furniture, home furnishings, accents, area rugs and more converge in one unrivaled collection at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® (Showrooms: Tuesday, January 6 – Tuesday, January 13; Temporaries: Thursday, January 8 – Monday, January 12) and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show sponsored by The Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) (Showrooms: Wednesday, January 7 – Saturday, January 10; Temporaries: Thursday, January 8 – Saturday, January 10).

With new and expanded showrooms on nearly every floor, attending designers, retailers, specifiers and tastemakers encounter what’s new and next across AmericasMart’s vast permanent showroom and trade show home furnishings resources.  In Building One, innovative lines such as POLaRT (Floor 9), Lu Cushing & Associates (Floor 10) and Emporium Home (Floor 9) – a popular HD Home temporary exhibitor – join the collection as celebrated lines including Leftbank Art Co. (Floor 13),Phillips Scott (Floor 13), JLA Home / Ollix.com (Floor 13), Ella Home (Floor 14), Zeugma Import, Inc (Floor 13), Europe 2 You(Floor 10) and sister collections Jamie Dietrich and Grace & Blake (Floor 10) expand their footprints. Jaipur Rugs relocates to the heart of the home collections on Floor 12 as part of AmericasMart’s continued integration of the HOME and RUG collections.

The Holiday & Floral/Home Décor collection showcases an unmatched assortment of the industry’s best seasonal and faux botanical lines. Highlights include new showrooms Koopman International (Floor 17), Harvest Imports (Floor 19) andDregeno Seiffen (Floor 20); expansions by S.N.K. Home Décor (Floor 17), 5th Season (Floor 18), Maxsilk Inc. (Floor 19),Alexander International, LLC (Floor 20) and more; and the relocation to the collection by longtime AmericasMart exhibitorSelect Artificials (Floor 19). Also new to the collection is a Buyer’s Lounge on Floor 19.

The HOME & RUG collections continue to grow with celebrated lines occupying significant square footage across the Marketplace. Leading the growth is Devgiri Exports in its 12,000-square-foot showroom on Floor 5 and ELK Group International with 10,000 square feet on Floor 6. Additional advancement on the floors includes Capel Rugs relocating to Floor 3 and Light Garden opening a new showroom on Floor 6. The HOME & RUG collection is also home to AmericasMart’s newest bridge, connecting Floor 6 of Building 1 to the GIFT collection on Floor 6 of Building 2.

The expansive permanent Casual Furniture offering in the Living. Outdoor/Indoor.® The Gardens.® collection on Building Two Floors 9 and 10 is also highlighted by myriad new and expanded collections.

Supplementing the permanent HOME collections are notable temporary offerings. The celebrated HD Home collection returns to its landmark location on Floor 1 of Building One accompanied by the Area Rug temporaries on Floor 2 and Home Accents, Home Furnishings, Home Textiles and Fine Linen temporaries on Floor 7. The temporary Living. Outdoor/Indoor.® The Gardens.® collection is located on Building Two Floor 4 and the Halloween and Holiday, Floral and Baskets collections are on Building Three Floor 1.

AmericasMart’s Market programming for HOME and RUG buyers offers diverse and exciting educational opportunities. Highlights of the January 2015 programming includes Pantone presenting color trends and the methodology of its color of the year; Stylebeat blogger Marisa Marcantonio leading a discussion of building home brands in the digital world; creating emotional design environments with Jamie Durie of HGTV’s “The Outdoor Room”; and home decorating tips from celebrity wedding and entertainment expert David TuteraOriental Rug Retailer of America (ORRA) again presents exclusive at-Market programming including a discussion of the future of the rug industry, educational programs and walking tours of the Market.

AmericasMart celebrates the creativity, artistry and passion of the Area Rug industry at its annual America’s Magnificent Carpets® Awards on Friday, January 9 at 6 p.m. in the Peachtree Ballroom at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, connected to AmericasMart Building 1.

A full list of Market events can be accessed at www.AmericasMart.com/January.

AmericasMart Building 1 in January 2015 continues as the Market destination for all things HOME across 18 full floors of merchandise—all categorized for optimum efficiency.  The Building 1 HOME collections include:

Floor 1:  HD Home, the exclusive juried collection of design-focused

home furnishings & décor.

Floor 2:  Area rugs presented in the National Oriental Rug Show Temporaries collection.

Floors 3—6:  Area rugs, furniture, lighting and accessories.

Floor 7:  Furniture, accessories, lighting, fine linens, home textiles and more in the HOME Temporaries collection.

Floors 9—10:  Home accents, furniture and fine linens.

Floors 11—15:  Furniture, home accents and accessories, lighting, and area rugs.

Floors 16—20:  Holiday, floral and home décor.

Author: Sally James

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