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AmericasMart Offers Seminars and Celebrity Designers at Market

Posted on December 29, 2011 by HFN Staff

ATLANTA--AmericasMart will present numerous seminars and celebrity design demonstrations during the International Gift and Home Furnishings Market Jan. 11-18 and the International Area Rug Market Jan. 12-15.

THURSDAY, JAN. 12

11 a.m. - noon 

Styling, 'The Final Layer'

Presented by Interior Stylist Emily Henderson 

Join Emily Henderson, the season five champion of HGTV's Design Star and current host of HGTV's Secrets From A Stylist, as she demonstrates her styling secrets.

Building 1, Floor 4

2-6 p.m.

HD HOME Preview Party

Review the most anticipated and exciting addition to AmericasMart representing the creme de la creme of home furnishings. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks and live music at this exclusive preview party.

Building 1, Floor 1, Center Hall

3-5 p.m.

Lulu Powers: Food to Flowers Holiday Party

Presented by Lulu Powers, author of Lulu Powers: Food to Flowers

Join lifestyle-living expert Lulu Powers as she kicks off our January Market with a

holiday-themed party full of fabulous refreshments and tons of decorating ideas.

 

FRIDAY, JAN. 13

9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Museum of Introductions (MOI) Gallery

The rug and home industry's exclusive showing of new product introductions in a sophisticated museum setting.

Building 1, Floor 4, Room 4-B-1

11 a.m. - noon

Windsor Smith Lifestyles

Presented by interior designer Windsor Smith

Building 1, Floor 4, Room 4-A-1

11 a.m.- noon

Trends of the Season

Sponsored by The Creative Connection

Take a look at some of the hottest "must haves" from decorating your tree to setting your dining room for that perfect holiday gathering, all geared to motivate and incorporate into your buying strategies. 

Building 1, Floor 19, Seminar Room 19-A-23

3 p.m. 

Walk and Talk the Market

Starting in January 2012, the ORRA featured market walk with Phil Menendian will narrow its focus on one or two showrooms. In select showrooms there will be a more specific and  lengthy examination of the rugs. This new emphasis will add to the educational features of our programs. To register please send your contact information to orra@orrainc.com. Group to meet at the ORRA booth where the tour will depart.

Building 1, Floor 2 at the ORRA booth

3-4 p.m.

Our Life in Design

Presented by Interior Designers Mary McDonald and Nathan Turner

Join two of Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators as they share their stories on how they became the best in the business. Listen as these famed decorators discuss interiors, entertaining, party planning and the highs and lows of television celebrity.

Building 1, Floor 14, Seminar Room

 3-4 p.m.

Ribbons 101: The How-Tos From Basics to Over the Top 

Sponsored by Lion Ribbon

Learn how to add holiday flair to your products so they're sure to catch your customer's attention.

Building 1, Floor 19, Seminar Room 19-A-23

4-8 p.m.

StART at the Top: 2012 Holiday Artisans Showcase

Celebrate the seasons and see how your favorite products are made. View the best of the best holiday designers as they demonstrate an up-close view on how they create their handmade products. Enjoy festive foods such as brats, pretzels, cold beer and delicious desserts. 

Building 1, Floor 20

6 p.m.

America's Magnificent Carpets Awards 

The rug and home industry's signature event, recognizing the newest area rug introductions in a night of dreams, imagination and artistry.

Georgia Aquarium

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 14

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Museum of Introductions (MOI) Gallery

The rug and home industry's exclusive showing of new product introductions in a sophisticated museum setting.

Building 1, Floor 4, Room 4-B-1

10-11 a.m.

Breakfast by Design

Join us for a breakfast recognizing the winners of America's Magnificent Carpets Awards and take a look at the winning rugs in full detail.

Building 1, Floor 4, Room 4-B-1 

10-11:30 a.m.

Knot To Be Missed III

Presented by Phil Menendian and a panel of rug appraisers

In our ongoing efforts at educating our members, ORRA continues this program that is geared toward helping our members pass the CRA exam. To register please send your contact information to orraarnold@verizon.net. 

Building 1, Floor 4 Room 4-G-7

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Patina Style: Experiencing Design in Person and Online

Presented by Steve and Brooke Giannetti of Velvet & Linen

Sponsored by VERANDA

Join husband and wife design duo Steve and Brooke Giannetti for a conversation about the evolution of their design philosophy, the process of translating decor for readers, and a discussion of new technology--including their popular blog and distinct photographic work--as a way to share a design experience. Book sale and signing to follow.

Building 1, Floor 14, Seminar Room

11 a.m.- noon

Designs to Inspire

Presented by Sullivans Showroom

Join us for a morning of educational inspiration featuring the latest trends in color, product  and design techniques from Marc Bass, AIFD.

Building 1, Floor 19, Seminar Room 19-A-23

3-4 p.m.

Daily Design: How the Everyday Inspirations from Blogs Change the Industry

Presented by Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy and Christiane Lemieux of DwellStudio 

Join us as we hear from the nation's most successful and well-known design bloggers.

Building 1, Floor 14, Seminar Room

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Dare to be Different

Sponsored by Winward International

Learn how to make your holiday products stand out among the rest. Winward International will share tips on how to design floral arrangements, coordinate home decor and provide you with unique gift-giving ideas. 

Building 1, Floor 19, Seminar Room 19-A-23

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 15

9 a.m.-Noon

Museum of Introductions (MOI) Gallery

The rug and home industry's exclusive showing of new product introductions in a sophisticated museum setting.

Building 1, Floor 4, Room 4-B-1