Happenings in Hotlanta! Atlanta Market Recap

So…. last week was the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings summer market. It’s always one of my favorite places to exhibit! Sweet people, good food and humidity…. what more could a southern girl want! As always, I just adore meeting our buyers and seeing industry friends. It’s like a family reunion, without the potato salad and fried chicken. Here’s a few of Empoirum Home’s highlights…



We were so honored to receive the market award for Outstanding Visual Display alongside IvystoneSurya and Imax Worldwide Home. It’s always such a treat when the amazing AmericasMart ATL market peeps give our showroom some love!VisualDisplayAward

Famous X 2…

So I was pretty star struck when Veranda founder, Lisa Newsom, sat up shop right outside our showroom to sign copies of her new book VERANDA The Art of Outdoor Living. She is an absolute inspiration. And the book…. AMAZING!!! veranda

John Gidding of HGTV’s Curb Appeal was strolling thru market and stopped by our showroom to check everything out. Needless to say, I shamelessly asked for a pic with him… SQUEAL! JohnGidding2

Friends in High Places…

So I would have to say that two of my very favorite market friends are John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross of the chic and fabulous pillow line Dransfield and Ross. I just adore spending time with them and swooning over their collection! D&R

Traverse Love…

Home Accents Today chose our Traverse Side Table as one of their Editor’s Choice! Yippee! This little beauty had me at hello and I’m so happy they felt the same.


Editorial Happiness…

As I was thumbing through the gorgeous Home Fashion Forecast magazine I was stopped dead in my tracks. There on one of their insanely chic pages I saw an editorial feature on us!!! Laura Van Zeyl wrote the most eloquent and complimentary words about our line. I am so humbled and can’t wait to frame this beautiful feature and hang it in my office!


Now it’s time to gear up for our next summer market. Las Vegas Market here we come!



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