AmericasMart revs for July Markets
Retail Editor 2 -- Home Textiles Today, May 15, 2013
Atlanta - Showroom hub The Atlanta AmericasMart is gearing up its July shows, the International Gift & Home Furnishings Market from the 10-17 and the International Area Rug Market from the 11-14.
The Made in America temporary collection returns to the July Market on Floor 2 of Building 3.
AmericasMart in July is further integrating its Home and Rug collections in Building 1 so buyers can source a fuller array of home furnishings, home décor and rug options in one center.
Educational sessions will include a line-up of celebrity designers, home décor tastemakers, chefs and business leaders.
- Jonathan and Drew Scott of HGTV's Property Brothers will present "Champagne Dreams on a Beer Budget" will discuss how to spend money where it counts and how to search for the best pricing on products on July 11.
- Residential, commercial and landscape architect John Gidding, host of HGTV's Curb Appeal: The Block, presents "Maximize Curb Appeal in Minimal Space" will share tips and tricks for boosting the curb appeal of an outdoor space regardless of its size on July 12.
- Three of the South's top interior designer and bloggers Haskell Harris, Jamie Meares and Lindsey Coral Harper present "Styling in the South" will discuss staying true to their Southern roots and how that affects their design perspective on July 12.
- Stylist Emily Henderson, winner of HGTV's Design Star, presents "Make Your Tabletop Pop" will share the latest trends in tabletop accessories and teaches how to incorporate home accents and furnishings to complete the overall look of a room on July 13.
A full list of seminars, events, classes and demonstrations is available online at http://www.americasmart.com/gift/july-2013/events.
The centerpiece of the July Market will be the Icon Honors 2013 event, when the AmericasMart will celebrate professional achievements.
Scheduled for July 11 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, the event begins with cocktails at 7 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards presentation at 7:30 p.m. Honors will be presented to home and gift retailers, manufacturers, sales agents and service providers from across the industry. Tickets and tables can be purchased at www.americasmarticonhonors.com.
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