Show Preview July 2017

Atlanta Market Preview

Highlights of new product offerings on view during The Atlanta International Gift & Home Market, July 11 to July 18, 2017

Supima & Egyptian Combo

The Cannes towel marks a “first” for the company as the terry is made with U.S. extra-long staple Supima cotton. The striped trim is 100 percent extra-long staple Giza 70 Egyptian cotton. Cannes is offered in five colors: atlantic, cadette blue, spicy, mandarin and linen. Abyss & Habidecor, Inc., 800-588-8565,

Blossom Bounty

From the Barefoot Bungalow Collection, Cherry Blossom features songbirds on delicate branches surrounded by budding flowers. The face reverses to an all-over complementary print with a peach ground. Cherry Blossom is also offered in panel and valance window treatments. Greenland Home Fashions, 800-677-8140,

Southern Charmers

From the Simply Southern Collection, a grouping of bright printed pillows also include hand embroidery work and pompom trims. Rizzy Home, 706-602-8857,

Wool Blend Plaid

The Ponderosa Bedding Collection is made with a soft, washable wool blend in traditional lodge colors of red, black and gray. Wooded River, Inc., 208-468-0297,

Boho Beauties

A bevy of new Mina Victory designs includes velvety pillows with
tassel and mirror details that focus on rose and black/silver shades and continue the line’s boho theme. Nourison, 800-223-1110,

Luxury Bedding

The Sleep Well Collection of down and down-alternative pillows, duvets and mattress enhancers is made with supreme-grade European white goose down from Hungary and special formulations of Dacron® down alternative. The year-round Down Duvet shown features 650 fill power with a down-proofed shell of 400-thread-count cotton sateen in a 14-inch baffle box construction. Peacock Alley, 800-275-0784,

Down Blanket

The Pillow Bar is introducing three items: the Globetrotter Travel Bag, the Seersucker Shorty Pajama Set and the Down Blanket (shown). The 550-fill power blanket includes a white cotton cover, baffle sewn with a satin trim, and is available in three sizes: 66- by 96-inch twin, 90- by 96-inch queen and 108- by 96-inch king. The Pillow Bar, 214-939-3696,

Sensual Silk

The 18- by 18-inch Romilly in bronze is made with 100 percent hand-woven silk and silk fringe. The feather/down insert is included. Thurston Reed, 917-860-5106,

Intricate Medallions

The Navar Collection, made with 100 percent cotton, features a woven damask pattern in a versatile neutral palette that can stand alone or be layered with elements that add pops of color and texture. ELISABETH YORK, 888-889-9886,

Pristine Peruvians

The Stockholm throw in citrus/natural is 100 percent baby alpaca. The Ella pillow in citrus with gray tassels and the Laguna pillow in citrus/natural are 100 percent cotton. All three elements are made in Peru. Johanna Howard, 973-866-5522,

Texture & Color Feast

The Portland throw, made with a blend of acrylic and polyester, embodies the company’s trademark texturing. Pops of colors contrast with the tightly woven, neutral background. A variety of colorways are offered, including amber (shown), driftwood, charcoal and jasper. Bedford Cottage, 800-242-1537,

Animal Kingdom

Animal motifs are embodied in the 2- by 3-foot Boston Terrier hook rug (left) designed by Bouffants and Broken Hearts in wool and cotton, and the 16- by 16-inch, down-filled Tiger (above) embroidered pillow designed by D.L. Rhein in 95 percent ramie and 5 percent cotton. Peking Handicraft Inc. (PHI), 800-872-6888,


AmericasMart LIVE Program

AmericasMart® presents AmericasMart LIVE, a new and comprehensive approach to educational and product-oriented programming, that runs during both The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, July 11 to 18 (temporaries July 13 to July 17), and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, July 12 to 16.

Highlights of AmericasMart LIVE programming include presentations by three celebrity experts:

• “Nate Berkus By Design, A Conversation About Finding Your Signature Style And Thriving In Today’s Design World,” Thursday, July 13. In a rapidly changing design landscape, where do evolution and innovation need to happen, and what stays the same? Berkus reveals how to find one’s signature style and why conventional design should be “disrupted” in order to flourish.

• ”Disruptive Innovation,” Friday, July 14. Digital media visionary, Erik Qualman, explores which innovative trends are cutting edge and which are bleeding edge to insure your organization is not only on the correct path, but ahead of the curve.

• “Sarah Jessica Parker: Pumps, Purses And Serious Profits—Building A Fashion Empire One Step At A Time,” Saturday, July 15. Actor, producer and designer, Sarah Jessica Parker, who launched footwear, apparel and accessory collection, SJP, in 2014, has opened her first brick-and-mortar store in the MGM National Harbor Resort in Oxon Hill, MD. Parker talks about her journey from actor to lifestyle brand creator and shares the toughest lessons she’s learned at retail.

These sessions, as well as six other seminars and panel discussions on trends and best practices, take place in the newly created Building 3 studio theater. Those not able to attend seminars in person can view AmericasMart LIVE programming on televisions throughout the campus and on AmericasMart’s social channels.

In between live seminar broadcasts, Brian Patrick Flynn, Jenny Heinzen York and Patti Carpenter share trend reports live from the show floor complemented by pre-recorded product-focused videos. AmericasMart LIVE programming also includes a deeper look into seminar topics with recaps, interviews and Q&As with the thought leaders, as well as information updates on where to find products and other Market events.

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