I love home design and decorating and I’m never satisfied unless I am redesigning a room or two in my house, so I love going to Atlanta for Market. I’ve been going there for years with my interior designer buds and depending on the various design jobs that we have taken on for clients, friends, or just for us, we’re always looking for something fabulous to make a statement in a room.
January and July are the main design shows featuring the home design trends for the upcoming season, but on off months, there’s what’s called “Cash and Carry.” The showrooms clean out their current “samples” in anticipation of stocking the new products for the next season and these samples can be had for a very good price. The key is to get there early in the 2-3 day period or you’re stuck looking at or purchasing the “leftovers.” It’s also fun to see what the showrooms are setting up for the next season.
This spring, interior design colors are definitely taking a richer direction. Those neutral, thick textured fabrics are still around, but are married with deep blue and gray colors to present more contrast in your rooms. These cool colors are rich and deep in tone to making a bolder statement than in recent years. If you’re brave, throw in some trendy accent color like a burnt orange to pair with those neutrals and blue/grays. Another great look is adding shimmery metallic fabrics and pieces for drama if you want the palette to stay on the serene, cool side. I can’t wait to go back in January for more discovery and eye candy.
— Janna Landry, Director of Business Development