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New Gardens Luxe temp category debuting at Atlanta market

ATLANTA - Among the new initiatives at the upcoming Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, held July 10-17, is a new temporary category called Gardens Luxe, AmericasMart announced.

Gardens Luxe and Tabletop Luxe are juried collections of high-end product. They will be located in the lobby areas immediately outside the exhibit halls of Building 2.

The Made in America temporary collection continues to be one of AmericasMart's strongest and most requested temporary collections. It returns to the July market on Floor 2 of Building 3.

Building on the successful initiative introduced at the January market, the integration of the Home and Rug collections in Building 1 "provides buyers with a more extensive product selection that is more in line with the way they shop, making it easier to source a full array of home furnishings, home décor and rug options in one product center," according to a press release.

Buyers at the July market can also enjoy increased wireless connectivity enabled by AmericasMart's partnership with Verizon Wireless. Specified floors of each building and connecting bridges are Wi-Fi enabled for a nominal fee either per day or for the entire market.

An extensive list of speakers and educational opportunities will feature celebrity designers, home décor tastemakers, celebrated chefs and business leaders.
Highlights include:

• Jonathan and Drew Scott of HGTV's Property Brothers present Champagne Dreams on a Beer Budget on Thursday, July 11. These business savvy brothers discuss how to spend money where it counts and how to search for the best pricing on products.

• Residential, commercial and landscape architect John Gidding, host of HGTV's Curb Appeal: The Block, presents Maximize Curb Appeal in Minimal Space on Friday, July 12. Gidding shares tips and tricks for boosting the curb appeal of an outdoor space regardless of its size.

• Three of the South's top interior designer and bloggers, Haskell Harris, Jamie Meares and Lindsey Coral Harper, present Styling in the South on Friday, July 12. These tastemakers discuss staying true to their Southern roots and how that affects their design perspective.

• Stylist Emily Henderson, winner of HGTV's Design Star, presents Make Your Tabletop Pop on Saturday, July 13. Henderson shares the latest trends in tabletop accessories and teaches how to incorporate home accents and furnishings to complete the overall look of a room.

A full list of seminars, events, classes and demonstrations is available online at http://www.americasmart.com/gift/july-2013/events.

AmericasMart will celebrate professional achievements at the centerpiece of the July market, Icon Honors 2013.

The Icon Honors 2013 celebration will be Thursday, July 11 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, just blocks from AmericasMart. Cocktails will be served at 7 p.m., and the dinner and 2013 Honors Presentation begin 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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