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Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market

Jan. 9-16, 2013 Americasmart Atlanta 800-285-6278

Following is a partial listing of market events. For a complete schedule, visit


11 a.m. - Timeless Interiors. Presented by Kathryn M. Ireland of Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators. Take a walk through Ireland's latest projects, from a horse ranch in Santa Barbara to a seaside home in Normandy. Book sale and signing of Timeless Interiors to follow. Building 1, Floor 14 Seminar Room

1-2 p.m. - The Quintessence of Style. Presented by Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence Blog. Learn the who, what, where, why and how of creating quintessential original content online, and where Bewkes finds her inspiration for design. Building 1, Floor 14 Seminar Room

3-4 p.m. - Collected, Not Decorated. Presented by Kathryn Greeley, interior designer. Greeley shares her sense of design style from extensive training, experience and travel, which led to her design philosophy of "collected, not decorated." Book sale and singing of The Collected Tabletop to follow. Building 1, Floor 14 Seminar Room


10 a.m. - Decorating from Top to Bottom. Presented by Kenneth Brown of HGTV's Redesign. Learn how rugs can kick start design and see how Brown is incorporating those rugs in designing A-List celebrity homes. Building 1, Floor 4

11 a.m.-noon - Designs by Stan Topol. Presented by Stan Topol, interior designer. Learn with Topol as he shares his tips for bringing life back to interior design. From topics such as furniture arrangement and shopping Americasmart, learn how to put human element back into your interiors. Building 1, Floor 14, Room 14-D-7

1-2 p.m. - Educating and Entertaining. Presented by Lolita Healy, celebrations expert and founder of Designs by Lolita. Learn about Healy's marketing and entrepreneurial success and see how she demonstrates how to put those tips into planning the perfect celebration. Building 2, Floor 9 Seminar Room

1:30-2:30 p.m. - Decorate and Celebrate. Presented by Dayka Robinson and Erika Ward, interior designers and co-founders of Room Service Atlanta. Sip on a cocktail and grab some holiday treats while previewing holiday vignettes and learning how to apply them in your shop next season. Building 1, Floor 19 Seminar Room

1:30 p.m. - The Unique and Antique Rug Forum. Sponsored by ORRA, Inc. Open to all for informal presentation and discussion of unique, antique and unusual Oriental rugs by a panel of experts. To register, contact or www. Building 1, Floor 4, Room 4-G-7

2-3 p.m. - A Time to Plant. Presented by James Farmer of James Farmer designs. Whether you garden for food, décor or your well-being, Farmer will take you through his vision of "garden living" and how it applies to everyday life. Book sale and signing of his book, A Time to Plant, to immediately follow. Building 2 West Wing, Floor 10 Seminar Room

3-4 p.m. - Nathan Turner's American Style. Presented by Nathan Turner of Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators. Explore a traditional American style that involves little effort and produces high style. Learn how to wisely redesign any room using these techniques. Book sale and signing of Turner's book Nathan Turner's American Style to follow. Building 1, Floor 14 Seminar Room

3 p.m. - Walk the Market with Phil. Presented by Phil Menendian. Sponsored by ORRA, Inc. Join Menendian for a walk in select showrooms for a more specific and lengthy examination of the rugs that will add to the educational features of this program. To register please contact Building 1, Floor 2, ORRA booth


10 a.m.-noon - Presentation of the 2013 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 10 Under 40 Class. Sponsored by Americasmart Atlanta. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle's 2013 10 Under 40 class is revealed, featuring champions of interiors, architecture, landscape design, gardening, culinary arts, fine arts, real estate and more. Learn how they grew to make a name in the Atlanta design industry. Building 1, Floor 14 Seminar Room.

10:30 a.m.-noon - Knot To Be Missed. Presented by Phil Menendian and a panel of rug appraisers. Sponsored by ORRA Inc. ORRA is continuing this popular program geared toward ongoing efforts to educate members. To register contact Building 1, Floor 4, Room 4-G-7

11 a.m.-noon - Personalize It! Let Us Show You How. Presented by Laura Johnson, owner and designer of Coton Colors. Learn tips and tricks to make more money this year from product selection, merchandising and applications. You will get hands-on training, handwriting guides and goodies to take home and practice with. Building 2, Floor 9, Seminar Room

11 a.m. - Bring it Home for the Holidays. Presented by Sullivans Showroom. Learn from designer Marc Bass, A.I.F.D. trends and colors for the holidays and what to expect for 2013. Light lunch to follow. Building 1, Floor 19 Seminar Room

1-2 p.m. - Promoting Your Store as Made in the USA. Presented by Joel Joseph, chairman of Made in the USA Foundation. The Made in America movement is larger than ever. Ensure your products are being promoted as Made in the USA and translate them into increased sales. Building 3, Floor 2

3-4 p.m. - The Power of Color. Presented by David Bromstad, host of HGTV's Color Splash. Sponsored by Americasmart, Thirstystone and Dugan-Bliss. Learn how the power of color can have "split personalities" and how that affects consumers when they are making an in-store purchase. Cocktail reception to immediately follow in the Dugan-Bliss showroom. Building 2, Floor 9 Seminar Room and Building 2, 1701

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market

Jan. 16-22, 2013 Dallas Market Center 214-655-6100

Following is a partial listing of market events. For a complete schedule, visit dallasmarketcenter. com.


9 a.m. - Market Orientation Tour. New to Dallas Market Center? Let a personal tour guide show you the marketplace and answer your questions. New Business Room, 156A WTC


9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Boot Camp for Successful Retailers. Rick Segal presents a day-long boot camp for retailers, featuring breakthrough marketing, visual merchandising, financials, salesmanship and technology. For more information or to sign up, contact Rick Segal & Associates at or visit www. Seasons Gallery- International Trade Plaza


9 a.m.-noon - Managing by the Numbers. Bob Coviello, president of HTI Buying Group, shares his personal profit/loss model, highlighting key income and expense formulas used with variables to fit the business environment of any retailer. Participants will leave the seminar with a proven method to assist them in store performance analysis. Trade Mart - 2nd floor

10 a.m. - Discovery Tour: Affordable Gifts that Sell. Wholesale/retail expert Rawlins Gilliland scours the Trade Mart for low-minimum order/high sales opportunity items and lines with an eye for added mark-up potential. Meet at front escalators, Trade Mart, 1st floor

3 p.m. - Discovery Tour: Unique Gift & Décor to Differentiate Any Retail Mix. Join wholesale/retail expert Rawlins Gilliland on a whirlwind tour of the World Trade Center spotlighting realistic items that make your store's assortment challenge competitors. Meet by the fountain, WTC 1, Hall of Nations


10 a.m. - Discovery Tour: Finds Treasures Found. Join wholesale/retail industry guru Rawlins Gilliland on a fast overview of the lines and items that excite his expert eye for new, affordable, novel and sellable products/lines. Meet by the fountain, WTC 1, Hall of Nations

3 p.m. - Discovery Tour: Home & Hill Country Finds. Join wholesale/retail expert Rawlins Gilliland as he showcases the unexpected lines and items he has chosen to feature in this uniquely exciting exhibitor arena. Meet by the fountain, WTC 1, Hall of Nations


8:30 a.m. - Celebrity Meet and Greet: John Gidding. Meet designer and TV host John Gidding for breakfast, surrounded by the tools of his trade - outdoor décor. Stop by for a light breakfast and a casual conversation with him about casual furniture. Outdoor Living 1F201 - International Trade Plaza.

10 a.m. - HGTV's John Gidding Presents The Role of Accessories in Curb Appeal. Co-sponsored by Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network. Join Gidding, designer and host of HGTV's Curb Appeal: The Block, as he shares behind-the scenes secrets to boosting curb appeal using decorative accessories as well as real-life examples from his private design firm, John Gidding Design. WTC 1, Hall of Nations

Noon - Celebrity Chef Cooking Demo: Curtis Stone. See Around the World in 80 Plates Bravo TV star Curtis Stone prepare tasty samplings of his favorite dishes. Review his product line Source One Marketing, TM 1949.

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